Dr Ashok Seth is presently the Chairman of Fortis Escorts Heart Institute and its Governance Board and Chairman of Cardiology Council of Fortis Group of Hospitals. Dr Seth has led the field of Interventional Cardiology for last 30-years and has contributed extensively to the development, scientific progress and education in this field and pioneered numerous angioplasty techniques for India and Asian Pacific Region.
For his expertise and professional leadership, he is recognized, respected and awarded across the world.
Dr Seth has been awarded by the National Honour of Padma Shri in 2003, Padma Bhushan in 2015 and ‘B.C.Roy National Award’ for the most ‘Eminent Medical Person’ by the President of India in January 2017. He has also been awarded the National Honour of Republic of Spain “Crus Officer with Insignia Order of Isabella the Catholic”, ‘Life Time Achievement in Interventional Cardiology’ Award by Chien Foundation Singapore, ‘Current Luminary Award and Master of Interventional Academy of America’ by the Complex Cardiovascular Catheter Therapeutics (C3) USA, the ‘Golden Pioneer of Interventional Cardiology’ by the Asian Pacific Society of Interventional Cardiology, ‘Mason Sones Award’ by Society of Cardiac Angiography & Interventions (USA), Master Interventionalist (MSCAI) by the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions (USA) and 82 other national and international awards.
Dr Seth has been honoured by Doctorates from five prestigious national universities – BHU, AMU, Jamia Millia Islamia, Amity and Teerthankar Mahavir University. He has been conferred ‘Adjunct Professorship of Cardiology’ of J N Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University and the National Board of Examinations.
Dr Seth is the Past President of Cardiological Society of India and the Past Vice President of Asia Pacific Society of Cardiology. He is President-Elect of the Asian Pacific Society of Interventional Cardiology (APSIC). He is the Founder Advisory Board Member of several prestigious interventional scientific bodies.
Dr Seth has been invited to lecture at more than 400 national & international meetings and to teach complex angioplasty techniques through Live Demonstration at more than 100 national & international meetings around the world.
Dr Seth has more than 275-publications to his credit in peer reviewed Indian and International medical journals and has chapters in 30 books on Cardiology and has been the Editor of two books.
He is an acclaimed teacher and has trained more than 500-cardiologists of India and abroad in advanced techniques of angioplasty.