Dr. Naresh Trehan

Dr. Naresh Trehan

MBBS, Diplomat – Surgery, Diplomat – Cardiothoracic Surgery
Chairman & Managing Director – Heart Institute, Division of Cardio Thoracic & Vascular Surgery
Cardiologist, Cardiac Surgeon – 42 Years of Experience

Email : drnareshtrehan@healthyatra.com

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Doctor Profile

Dr. Naresh Trehan is a renowned Indian cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgeon. After graduating from King George Medical College, Lucknow, India, he went on to practice at New York University Medical Center Manhattan USA from 1971 to 1988. After a successful career in the US, he returned to India and started Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre. At present, he serves as the chairman and managing director and chief cardiac surgeon of Medanta – The Medicity. He has served as personal surgeon to the President of India since 1991, has received numerous awards, including the Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award. He owns a limo which he uses to travel and even go for emergencies. An ambulance follows the limo so that he never gets late for an emergency in case of a flat tyre.


  • MBBS – King George Medical College, Lucknow, 1968
  • Diplomat – Surgery – American Board of Surgery U.S.A, 1977
  • Diplomat – Cardiothoracic Surgery – American Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery U.S.A, 1979


Specialization and Expertise

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Heart Transplant



  • President – International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery (ISMICS), Minneapolis, USA, 2005
  • Member – Society of Thoracic Surgeons of U.S.A
  • Member – Scientific Council of the American College of Angiology, U.S.A
  • Member – The European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery.
  • Council Member – Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia
  • Member – The European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery
  • President – Indian Health Care Federation
  • Member – Key Advisory Group, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India
  • Vice Chairman – Services Export Promotion Council, Govt. of India
  • Member – Governing Council TIFAC (Technology Information, Forecasting & Assessment Council), New Delhi


  • Training in general surgery – NYU Medical Centre
  • Training in cardiac surgery – NYU Medical Centre


  • Heart Institute, Division of Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery, Chairman & Managing Director- Medanta – The Medicity , currently working
  • Cardiovascular Surgery , Senior Consultant – Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi , 2007
  • Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Executive Director & Chief- Fortis Escorts Heart Institute , 1988
  • Surgery, Assistant Professor- New York University Medical Center, New York, USA , 1981
  • Surgery, Clinical Instructor- New York University Medical Center, New York, USA , 1971
  • Surgery, Teaching Assistant- New York University Medical Center, New York, USA , 1971
  • Cardiac Surgery, Chairman & Managing Director- CrediHealth Video


Awards and Achievements

  • Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award awarded by President of India, 2005
  • PADMA SHRI, awarded by the President of India, 1991
  • Appointed as Personal Surgeon to the President of India, 1991
  • Dr. B. C. Roy National Award , 2005
  • PADMA BHUSHAN awarded by the President of India , 2001
  • Appointed as Honorary Consultant, Cardiothoracic Surgery, to the Armed Forces Medical Services, 1997
  • Life Time Achievement Award by the International Society of Cardiovascular Ultrasound., 2002



  • Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia :   Chikungunya and Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery, 2017
  • Journal of diabetes and its Complications :   Prognostic significance of glycemic variability after cardiac surgery, 2016
  • Journal of diabetes and its Complications :   Profound Thrombocytopenia After Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery: A Case Report, Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, 2016
  • Annals of Cardiac Anasthesia :   Role of hybrid operating room in surgery for the right atrial thrombus,pulmonary thrombi, and ventricular septal rupture after myocardial infarction, 2016
  • Annals of Cardiac Anasthesia :   The role of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin in predicting acute kidney injury in patients undergoing off-pump coronary artery bypass graft: A pilot study, Annals of Cardiac Anasthesia, 2016
  • Annals of Cardiac Anasthesia :   Relationship between different cardiovascular risk scores and measures of subclinical atherosclerosis in an Indian population, Indian Heart Journal, 2016
  • Annals of Cardiac Anasthesia :   REVIVE Trial: Retrograde Delivery of Autologous Bone Marrow in Patients With Heart Failure, Stem Cells Translational Medicine, 2016
  • Annals of Cardiac Anasthesia :   ESSENS dyslipidemia: A placebo-controlled, randomized study of a nutritional supplement containing red yeast rice in subjects with newly diagnosed dyslipidemia, Nutrition,, 2016
  • Annals of Cardiac Anasthesia :   Off pump coronary artery bypass grafting in a patient with cerebrovascular disease, Indian Journal of Anesthesia, 2016


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