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About Chairman

Padma Vibhushan & Dr. B C Roy National Awardee, Dr. Purshotam Lal is an internationally applauded cardiologist who has been known for his professional excellence and his philanthropic nature. A humble man of humble origin. The journey from son of a bicycle repairer to the most acclaimed interventional cardiologist in the world is a story that has inspired many and led to him being conferred Padma Vibhushan, the highest civilian award in India. With no electricity at place he belonged to, an oil lamp was enough for him to light up his dreams. He used to aspire to become a teacher, but regular scholarships helped him tide over the basic necessities and facilitated his medical education. Service for humanity was his dream for what he gave up his flourishing practice and an elite faculty position in US to come back to his home – India.

He felt his core mission of providing quality healthcare at affordable price and to serve poor and needy remained unaccomplished while he was working in a corporate hospital in Chennai. To fulfill his dream he set-up Metro Heart Institute in 1997. The centre acted as a platform for him to do innovations in cardiology and dream even bigger. A crusader against unethical commercialization of medical services to the detriment of common people of the country, Dr. Lal is a man of mission. In pursuance of his mission, Dr. Lal has established twelve state-of- art hospitals and three satellite units of which 7 has NABH accreditation. Such is Dr. Purshotam Lal's commitment to his mission that an ever increasing number of poor patients have been treated at concessional rates with all possible help. He was named “Creator of Affordable Healthcare” by “Express Healthcare” and has been a trendsetter and inspiration for NRI’s to return to India to serve the needy.

Dr. Purshotam Lal has been trained at world renowned medical institutions in UK, Germany and USA. Dr. Lal is a Fellow of American College of Cardiology; American College of Medicine; Royal College of Physicians (Canada); Indian College of Cardiology & Society for Cardiac Angiography Interventions (USA). Dr. Lal has the unique distinction of introducing largest number of procedures in the field of Interventional Cardiology for the first time in the country (he has more than twenty 'firsts' to his credit) such as Slow Rotational Angioplasty, Coronary Atherectomy, diamond drilling of arteries (Rotablator), Non-Surgical Closure of Heart Hole, Non-Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement, etc. Dr. Lal has developed new techniques of Aortofemoral Bypass Support (Partial Artificial Heart) and opening of tight heart valves with Echo without Cath Lab. He performed the first case of Non-Surgical Heart Hole Closure (ASD) with Monodisc Device and Aortic Valve Replacement with Core Valve for the first time in the world. His name has been listed several times in the Limca Book of World Records.

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Membership

  • Member, Central Council of Health & Family Welfare as an Eminent Individual – an apex advisory body of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India
  • Member, Expert Committee for Medical Devices, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India
  • Member, Delhi Medical Council - a regulatory licensing body.

 

Accomplishments

Pioneered more than 20 Procedures in the field of Interventional Cardiology (An Alternate to Open Heart Surgery)

  • First Time in India - Slow Rotational Angioplasty Read More
  • First Time in India - Coronary Atherectomy Read More
  • First Time in India Athreo - Abrasion (Rotablator- Diamond Drilling) Read More
  • First Time in India - Coronary Stenting Read More
  • First Time in the India Non-surgical Heart Hole (ASD) Closure by using Monodisk Device Read More
  • First Time in India “Inoue Balloon Mitral Valvuloplasty” (PTMC) without Cathlab Read More
  • First Time in India A Modified Porstman’s Technique of Transcatheter Occlusion of Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) Read More
  • First Time in India of Non- Surgical Left Atrio Femoral Bypass Support Read More
  • First Time in India Dr. P Lal brought Inoue Mitral Balloon Read More
  • First Case of the World of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation/Replacement (TAVI/TAVR) without Surgery WITH CORE VALVE Read More
  • First Hybrid Case of the World of using VENIBRI VALVE (Pre-Crimped) for Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) along with Stenting of the Main Artery Read More
  • First Time in India Non Surgical Closure of PDA by Russian Technique Read More
  • First Time in India, Supported High Risk Angioplasty with the Support of Cardiopulmonary Bypass Read More
  • First Time in India - Non-Surgically Repairing Aneurysms of Abdominal Aorta and Iliac Arteries Read More
  • First Time in India of Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (TIPS) Read More
  • First Time in India of Implanting Gold Stent Read More
  • First Time in India of Acolysis Read More
  • First Time in India, Pullback Athrectomy Read More
  • First Time in India, Angiogenesis Read More
  • First Time in India, Endomyocardial Biopsy with Echo-guidance Read More
  • Pioneered Multiple Heart Hole Closure Read More
  • Pioneered Intra Hydrodynamic Thrombectomy Read More
  • Pioneered the Concept of Mero Coronary Screening Read More
  • Intravascular Red Laser Light Therapy after Angioplasty Read More
  • Percutaneous Transmyocardial Revascularization Read More
  • Pioneered Local Drug Delivery Catheter (GENIE) Read More

Awards

  • Best Teacher Award 1985 USA
  • Jawaharlal Nehru International Excellence Award 1990
  • Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award 1991
  • Dr. V V Shah Oration Gold Medal by Cardiological Society of India 1992
  • Best Interventional Cardiologist of the year 1992, Chennai
  • 2nd Jawaharlal Nehru International Excellence Award, 1992
  • Life time achievement award by Delhi Medical Association in 2002
  • Padma Bhushan in 2003
  • Dr B C Roy National Award 2004 for innovations in Interventional Cardiology
  • Dr. B.L. Taneja Memorial Guest Lecture Award by Delhi Medical Association, 2004
  • Padma Vibhushan in 2009
  • Dr. Wiliam Ganz Oration by World Congress of Cardiology, 2009
  • Recipient of “Distinguished Achievement Award of Highest Order” by National Body of Indian Medical Association for performing the largest number of Angioplasties/Stenting in the country as a single operator
  • Awarded “World’s Best Leader” in Indo-UAE Business Summit, 2016
  • Honoured with “Life Time Achievement Award” in Times Healthcare Achievers Conclave, 2017
  • Listed several times in Limca Book of Records

 

Experience

  • USA, Held Position of (1980 – 1987):
    • Assistant Clinical Professor, Michigan State University
    • President, Grand Blanc Medical Centre
    • Attending Cornell Med. Centre, New York
  • UK, Held Positions of (1987 – 1988):
    • Honorary Visiting Consultant, Coventary Authority, UK
    • Principal Investigator in the development of Dual Chamber Pacemaker and introduced the same in India
    • Member, British Cardiovascular Intervention Society (MBCIS)
  • Germany, Held Positions Of:
    • Visiting Research Cardiologist, University Hospital, Frankfut
    • Member, Cardiovascular Research Society of Germany (MCRS)
  • Senior Interventional Cardiologist, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai
  • Senior Interventional Cardiologist and Coordinator, Apollo Hospitals, Delhi
  • Played a major role in the clinical development of Monodisc Device and Performed the first case of Heart Hole (ASD) Closure on 20 year old Suresh Babu of Tamilnadu in Sept. 1992, it being the 1st case of the World.
  • Performed the first case of Aortic Valve Replacement with Core Valve, without surgery on July 12, 2004 at Metro Heart Institute, Noida on Mr. G. P. Ojha 68 Years old, it being the 1st case of the World.
  • Developed his own technique of Left Atrio Femoral bypass support (Partial Artificial Heart) for high risk Interventional Procedures and performed the 1st case in high risk Aortic Valvuloplasty in July, 1990 for the 1st time in the Medical Literature.
  • Developed his own technique of opening tight heart valve (Mitral Valvuloplasty) under ECHO guidance only, without Cathlab performed in 1993, being first case in the medical literature.
  • Introduced INOUE Balloon, the most popular balloon for opening tight valve, for the 1st time in the country & was designated as 1st Investigator in India by the Toray Co. Japan
  • Developed a new concept of "METRO CORONARY SCREENING" for the patients who have been having phobia of conventional coronary angiography. It consists of coronary angiography through the elbow/wrist, echo and blood studies. It takes 5 minutes and patient goes home within 1 hour. Performed more than 43,000 cases with 100% success, the largest series in the world.
  • Performed more than 25 cases of VSD closure after the heart attack being the single largest series in the medical literature.
  • Performing the largest number of angioplasties/stenting as a single operator in the country and as per "Heal Health Magazine" the largest number in the world as a single operator.
  • Introduced more than 20 interventional procedures for the first time in the country such as Coronory Athrectomy, Slow Rotational Angioplasty, Rotablator, etc.
  • He has contributed over one hundred research papers, articles, chapters and authored a book “Cause and Prevention of Heart Diseases”.
  • The most Decorated Interventional Cardiologist by the President of India in the Indian History.
  • Introduced the Largest number of procedures for the first time in the country such as Slow Rotational Angioplasty, Diamond Drilling, Heart Hole Closure, Stenting etc.
  • Dr. Purshotam Lal is the only Interventional Cardiologist to get Padma Vibhushan, the highest Padma award by the President of India, since the inception of Padma Awards in 1954.
  • Played a major role in the clinical development of Monodisc Device and Performed the first case of Heart Hole (ASD) Closure on 20 year old Suresh Babu of Tamilnadu in Sept. 1992, it being the 1st case of the World.
  • Performed the first case of Aortic Valve Replacement with Core Valve, without surgery on July 12, 2004 at Metro Heart Institute, Noida on Mr. G. P. Ojha 68 Years old Performed more than 25 cases of VSD closure after the heart attack being one of the largest series in the medical literature.
  • Performing the largest no of angioplasties/stenting as a single operator in the world – as per HEAL Survey – the leading health magazine

 

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