Dr. Ashok Seth

Dr. Ashok Seth

MBBS, MD, D.Litt.- Honoris Causa
Chairman – Fortis Escorts Heart Institute

Cardiologist, Cardiac Surgeon- 42 Years of Experience

Doctor Profile

Dr Ashok Seth is the Chairman of Fortis Escorts Heart Institute and Head of Cardiology Council of Fortis Group of Hospitals. He is part of the core team that built the Escorts Heart Institute. Dr Seth has led the initiative on numerous surgeries, from being the first cardiologist in Asia-Pacific region to perform Directional Atherectomy, Angioscopy, Stents, Thrombectomy devices & Drug Eluting Stents to the use of Impella heart support device failing heart. Dr Ashok Seth has performed one of the highest numbers of angiographies and angioplasties in the world. For his contribution to medical industry and patient care, he has been honoured with the prestigious Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri Award by the President of India in 2015 and 2003 respectively. His achievements have also been recognized by Republic of Spain and USA.



  • MBBS – Jawahar Lal Nehru University, Aligarh
  • MD – SGPGI – Lucknow
  • D.Litt.- Honoris Causa
  • Dsc – Honoris Causa
  • FCSI
  • FESC
  • FACC
  • FRCP – Edinburgh, London & Ireland



  • Immediate Past President – Cardiological Society of India
  • Associate Editor – International Journal of Cardiology
  • Member – Editorial Board Journal American College of Cardiology
  • Board of Governors – Society of Cardiac Angiographies and Intervention (USA)
  • Chairman – Cardiology Council, Fortis Group of Hospitals
  • Vice President – Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology



  • Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, Chairman & Head- Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, Okhla Road , currently working
  • Cardiology, Chief – Max Healthcare , 2005


Awards and Achievements

  • Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding contribution in the field of Clinical & Preventive Cardiology in the World, 2007
  • Padma Shree Awarded by the President of India, 2003
  • Padma Bhushan Awarded by the President of India
  • Doctor of the Year – Escorts, 2005


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