Profile Description

Dr. Z.S. Meharwal

Director and Coordinator- Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi


  • Cardio-Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

Introduction of Dr. Z.S. Meharwal

Dr. Z.S. Meharwal is a prominent Cardiac Surgeon in India who has performed over 20,000 cardiac surgeries. He has been a part of Fortis Escorts Heart Institute since its inception. With a combined experience of close to 30 years, Dr. Meharwal has performed many complex cardiac procedures that include Valve repair and replacement, Major Vascular surgery, Heart Transplants and Several Bypass surgeries.

Along with his practice, he is also involved in teaching and training aspiring cardiologists. His area of interest includes Carotid endarterectomy, off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery, CABG in patients with poor ventricular function and installing of ventricular assist devices. He has travelled around the around delivering lectures and educating people about heart risks. Dr. Maharwal also supports several charitable trusts and contributes towards them.

Dr.Z.S. Meharwal offers free medical check-ups all over the country through his medical camps. He wants to provide cardiac care to as many people as possible so that they too can get a chance to live. He regularly gets invited as a faculty in many conferences and meetings all over the world. His work has been noticed and read by many and published in several national and international journals.

Work Experience

  • Director and Coordinator, CTVS, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, Present
  • Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, King College Hospital, London, 1993-1997
  • Cardiothoracic Surgeon, G B Pant Hospital, Delhi, 1988-1989
  • Cardiothoracic Surgeon, King George Medical College, Lucknow, 1982-1988


  • MBBS, MS (General Surgery), MCh (Cardiothoracic Surgery), King George Medical College, Lucknow


  • Cardiological Society of India
  • Indian Association of Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgeons
  • Asian Society of Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgeons
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

Awards and recognition

  • Citation Award by President of India, 2002
  • Saharanpur Aditya Samman, 2005
  • Limca Book of Records, 2005 (Performed CABG on the oldest patient of 94 years) Marquis, who is who in the world, 2005

  • Heart Bypass Surgery (CABG)
  • Heart Valve Repair/Replacement
  • Heart Transplant
  • Lung Transplant
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Bentall/David/Aortic Aneurism Repair
  • LVAD
  • Robotic Cardiac Surgery

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