Profile Description

Dr. Ashok Seth

  • Chairman- Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi
  • Head- Cardiology Council, Fortis Group of Hospitals


  • Interventional Cardiology, Heart transplant, Coronary Angioplasty, TAVI

Introduction of Dr. Ashok Seth

Dr. Ashok Seth is a renowned Interventional cardiologist of India who has made enormous contributions to the field of Cardiology. With over 30 years of experience, he has performed around 20, 000 angioplasties and 50,000 angiograms for which he got his name registered in the Limca Book of Records. Dr. Seth has a number of medical degrees to his name and holds the Fellowships from some of the prestigious institutes of the world.

Dr. Ashok Seth has the expertise in many Angioplasty techniques that includes Bioabsorbable stents, Directional Atherectomy, Thrombectomy devices, Angioscopy, Stents and Drug Eluting Stents, TAVI and Impella heart support for failing heart. He has performed all these procedures with ease both in India and abroad with successful results.

With a bag full of awards and accolades to his name, Dr. Ashok Seth is truly the person behind making Escorts Heart Institute one of the trusted institutes in the world. He was also a member of the team to start the institute and has brought several advanced technologies to the Indian medical field. Being a part of the Focused Advisory Group for demonstrating and clinically proving the applicability of Bioresorbable Scaffold Stents (BRS), Dr. Ashok Seth is highly recognized for mastering one of the most crucial techniques of the world. He

He is a highly acclaimed cardiologist who has been invited to over 400 international conferences and training courses in USA, Australia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and other countries to demonstrate complex angioplasty techniques. He even did live transmission of such cases from India to Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) and EuroPCR meetings.

For his selfless contributions, Dr Ashok Seth has been honoured with several awards and holds the membership of reputable and distinguished institutes. Dr. Seth has also provided training in angioplasty to many Cardiologists both in India and abroad. He has achieved numerous milestones and has written and edited many Cardiology and Medical books in his career along with publishing his works in several medical journals all over the world.

Work Experience:

  • Chairman and Head, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, 2008- Present
  • Cardiac Care, Max Heart and Vascular Institute, 2004-2008
  • Head, Invasive and Interventional Cardiology, Escorts Heart Institute, 1988-2004
  • Cardiologist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, 1983-1988
  • Professor of Cardiology (Honorary)
  • Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal, since 2000
  • Medical College, Bilaspur, since 2001
  • Medical College, Raipur, since 2001
  • Dr. D Y Patil University, since 2008
  • Bangladesh Medical College, Dhaka, since 1998
  • Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons of India, since 1996
  • Visiting Professor, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, 1995


  • MBBS, J N Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, 1978
  • Doctorate of Science (D.Sc), Honoris Causa, Banaras Hindu University, 1998
  • D.Sc, Honoris Causa, Tirthankar Mahavir University, 2012
  • D.Sc, Honoris Causa, Amity University, 2012
  • Doctorate of Letters, Honoris Causa, Jamia Milia Islamia University, 2012


  • Royal College of Physicians, Edinburg, 1995
  • Royal College of Physicians, Ireland, 1995
  • Royal College of Physicians, London, 1995
  • American College of Cardiology, 1995
  • European Society of Cardiology, 2013
  • Society of Cardiac Angiography and Intervention, USA, 1995
  • International Medical Science Academy, 1998
  • Cardiological Society of India, 2011


  • Royal College of Physicians, UK
  • Royal College of Physicians, Ireland
  • Asia Pacific Society of Interventional Cardiology
  • Former Vice-President, Cardiological Society of India
  • Former Chairman, Indian Medical Association (Delhi)
  • Former Trustee, Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, USA
  • Zonal Vice-President, Asia Pacific Society of Cardiology
  • President, Cardiological Society of India (Delhi)
  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Cardiology Member
  • Editorial Board of Journals; American College of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Interventions, Catheterization and Cardiovascular Intervention, Euro Intervention


  • Dr. B C Roy Award, 2017
  • Padma Bhushan, 2015
  • Doc N Doc-Gammex Saviour Award, 2014
  • DMA Centenary Award, 2014
  • Hero Lifetime Achievement Award, 2014
  • Vishisht Chikitsa Ratan, 2012 (Delhi Medical Association)
  • Order of Isabella the Catholic, 2010
  • Mason Sones Award, 2010 (Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions)
  • Padma Shri, 2003
  • Delhi Ratna Award, 2000

  • Angioplasty Stenting
  • TAVI procedure
  • Aortic Stent Grafting

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