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Dr. Naresh Trehan

Chairman and MD- Medanta- The Medicity
Sector 38, Gurugram, Haryana


Cardiovascular surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, Heart Transplant, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

Dr. Naresh Trehan is one of the most well known cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgeons in India. After completing his MBBS from King George’s Medical College, Lucknow, he went to the USA to become a cardiac surgeon. During his term at the New York University Medical Centre, he performed more than 3000 coronary artery operations.

He left the USA in 1988 during the peak of his career as he was determined to do something for the people of India. Therefore, he founded the Escort Heart Institute and Research Centre, EHIRC, now known as Indraprastha Apollo Hospital. He served as the Chief Cardiovascular Surgeon of the Institute for 20 years during which he made exceptional developments in the field of heart surgery.

Dr. Naresh Tehran’s also founded Medanta- The Medicity which is one-of- a-kind multi-speciality hospital. His determination and efforts have made Medicity one of the best cardiac care centres in the world with state-of- the-art technology and clinical research. He has successfully performed over 48,000 open heart surgeries which includetransmyocardial laser revascularization, cardiomyoplasty and reduction ventricoplasty. Some of these had never even been attempted in India.

Born to doctor parents, Dr. Tehran too was destined to be one. His zeal and enthusiasm for medical research have earned him many awards and recognition all over the world. He has even served as a personal surgeon to the President of India since 1991. He has been a part of various medical and scientific conferences in many parts of the world and has several journals published in his name.

Work Experience

  • Chairman and Managing Director, Medanta-The Medicity, 2007-Present
  • Senior Consultant, Cardiovascular Surgery, Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre, 1988-2007
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery, New York University Medical Centre, USA, 1974-1988
  • Teaching Assistant and Clinical Instructor, New York University Medical Centre, USA, 1971-1974


  • MBBS- K.G. Medical College, Lucknow, 1968
  • Diplomat- American Board of Surgery, USA, 1977
  • Diplomat- American Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery, USA,1979


  • American School of Surgeons, USA
  • International Medical Sciences Academy, New Delhi
  • Royal Society of Medicine, London


  • Member, Society of Thoracic Surgeons of USA
  • Member, Scientific Council of American College of Angiology
  • Member, Board of Directors of the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Council Member of Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia
  • Member of the European Association for Cardio Thoracic Surgery
  • President of Indian Health Care Federation
  • Chairman of Confederation of Indian Industries-Healthcare Industry Committee
  • Member, Institute Body of Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Member Key Advisory Group of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India
  • Member, Governing Council of Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology

Awards and Achievements

  • Dr. B.C. Roy National Award, 2005
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, 2002
  • FRACS (Honorary), 2002
  • AMA Physician’s Recognition Award, 2001
  • Padma Bhushan, 2001
  • Rotary Ratna Award, 1996
  • Padma Shri, 1991

  • Gender Male
  • Hospital Affiliations Medanta-The Medicity, Gurgaon
  • Experience / Tranining
  • Medical School
  • Internship
  • Residency
  • Fellowship
  • Certifications
  • Leadership Roles
  • Heart Bypass Surgery (CABG)
  • Heart Valve Repair/Replacement
  • Heart Transplant
  • Lung Transplant
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

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