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Dr. Naresh Trehan, the CEO and managing director of Medanta - the Medicity, is one of the leading cardiologists of the country. He holds the credit for being a personal surgeon to the President of India and has received numerous awards for his contributions in the field of healthcare. However, success didn't come to him overnight. He says that his accomplishments have got more to do with his determination than destiny. Dr. Naresh believes in living his life to the fullest and hence, prizes every life more than anything else. With more than 50,000 cardiac surgeries to his name, this high-spirited doctor strongly believes that to be healthy one must be multidimensional. He leads a much disciplined, yet a fun-filled life and his dedication and contribution as a heart surgeon is respected and recognized positively by the society. As a medical administrator, he has worked for the welfare of the people. Success to him has been like a ladder towards his destiny. Read more to know about the life and achievements of Dr. Naresh Trehan.

Early Life

Ever since his childhood, Dr. Naresh had the making of a genius and was forever intrigued by new things. Born to ENT specialist father and gynecologist mother, Dr. Naresh Trehan had a modest upbringing. He attended Modern School (Barakhamba Road), where he was a member of the hockey and cricket teams and president of the aero-modeling club. Being born to doctor parents, Dr. Naresh had come to value the satisfaction that comes with the profession from a very early age. His father was an exemplary figure to him, not just because he was a doctor of big repute, but because of the medical services he rendered to the poor and needy patients for free. Although he enrolled in Hindu College for his higher studies, he simultaneously kept preparing for medical school. From Hindu, he went to King George's Medical College, Lucknow for further studies.

Career

In 1969, he got married to Madhu and soon after moved to the U.S. to join Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and chose neurosurgery and heart surgery as his frontier realms of specialization. He found heart surgery inspiring as it could bring a dying person to life. He is considered as one of India's most successful cardiac surgeons. He has been felicitated with top Indian civil awards like Padam Bhushan and Padamshree by the President of India in recognition of this work in the field of medicine and surgery. He did his MBBS from KG Medical College, Lucknow in 1968. He graduated from King George's Medical College, Lucknow and completed his internship at Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi. Subsequently, he completed his diploma from the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery in the United States at New York University Medical Center. After obtaining his degrees, Dr. Trehan privately practiced at N.Y.U. Medical Center. In 1988, he returned to India to set up Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre. He started practicing heart surgery under the guidance of Dr. Frank Spencer at New York University and today is ranked among the top-notch cardiologists in India.

Contribution

His gave his best in the field of healthcare. His major contribution has been in the realms of cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgery, where he made the best standards of healthcare available at an affordable cost. He is the founder of Medanta - a multi-super specialty institute that not only offers state-of-art medical facilities, but also boasts of cutting-edge surgical technologies and superlative healthcare service.

Awards and Accolades

  • Was conferred Padmashree by the President of India in recognition of his distinguished service in the field of Surgery in 1991.
  • Received India International Gold Award in 1995.
  • Was awarded Rajiv Gandhi National Unity Award in 1995.
  • Won the Rotary Ratna Award in1996.
  • Received Padma Bhushan Award from the President of India in recognition of his distinguished service in the field of Medicine in 2001.
  • Was felicitated by the Life Time Achievement Award in 2002 by the International Society of Cardiovascular Ultrasound.
  • Was awarded Honorary Fellow Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Australia in 2002.
  • Received Dr. B. C. Roy National Award for the year 2005 in the category of "Eminent Medical Person".
  • AMA Physician's Recognition Award by The CME Alliance at ISMICS-2001, Munich, Germany.

Timeline

  • 1946: Born in Karachi, then a part of undivided India.
  • 1969: Got married to Madhu and relocated to the U.S.
  • 1976: His first surgery in the U.S.
  • 1977: He finished his training.
  • 1979-1988: Continued private practice at New York University Medical Center.
  • 1988: Despite of a successful career in the United States, he returned to India and founded Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre - a pioneering state-of-the-art heart institute in India.
  • 1988: Became the Executive Director and Chief Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon and member of the board of Governors, Escorts Heart Institute and Research Center.
  • 1991: Was appointed as Personal Surgeon to the President of India.
  • 1994: Appointed as Honorary Consultant to the Cromwell Hospital, London, U.K.
  • 2007: He left Escorts to give shape to his dream project Medanta - The Medicity.
  • 2007-2009: Was appointed Senior Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon at Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi.
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