|Dr. Naresh Trehan
Dr. Naresh Trehan
Diplomate American Board of Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery
- Appointed as Personal Surgeon to the
President of India with effect from 1991.
- Appointed as Honorary Consultant to
the Cromwell Hospital, London, U.K., with effect from March,
|Past Academic Appointments
- Assistant Professor of Surgery, New York University Medical
Center, New York, U.S.A., 1981-1988.
- Clinical Instructor of Surgery, New York University Medical
Center, New York, U.S.A., 1971-1974
- Teaching Assistant of Surgery, New York University Medical
Center, New York, U.S.A., 1971-1974
- Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon, New York University Medical
Center, New York, U.S.A., 1979-1988.
- Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon and Consultant, Bellevue
Hospital of the City of New York, U.S.A.
- Chief Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Veterans Administration
Hospital (Manhattan), U.S.A.
- Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon, New York Infirmary-Beekman-Downtown
Hospital, New York, U.S.A., 1979-1988.
- Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon, St.Vincent's Hospital and
Medical Center, New York, U.S.A., 1979-1988.
After training in general
surgery and subsequently cardiac surgery at premier institutions
in U.S., held important academic and clinical positions at the New
York University Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital of the City of
the New York and Veterans Administration Hospital (Manhattan), U.S.A.
His pioneering work in the field of coronary artery bypass surgery
was at the New York University Medical Center, New York, USA, where
he performed over 3000 coronary artery operations.
In 1988 at the height of his career he left this academic and
highly lucrative position and started Escorts Heart Institute
and Research Center - a pioneering state-of-the-art heart institute
in India. This institute is among the best in the world in cardiac care
and has helped to raise the standards of cardiac care in the
country. Within a short period this Centre has become an important
land mark the world over in cardiac surgery and cardiology having
successfully performed over 35,000 open heart surgeries which
includes surgeries of coronary artery, valves, carotid arteries,
aortic aneurysm, cardiomyoplasty, cardiac arrhythmias, total arterial
myocardial revascularization, transmyocardial laser revascularisation
and least invasive coronary artery surgery on a beating heart
and reduction ventriculoplasty (Batista Operation) with excellent
results. Some of these operations have been performed by him for
the first time in India.
Besides clinical work he has taken keen interest in training,
education and research programmes. He is giving doctoral training
of international standards to 30 surgeons at a point of time in
the institute. The training is for a period of 3 years. Over 20
surgeons have already been trained so far. He has established
a comprehensive research programme to constantly monitor the data
accumulated on a daily basis from each patient. He has presented
a number of scientific papers and chaired scientific sessions
in national and international conferences in USA, UK, Japan, China,
Israel and the far east.
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