Dr Seth has received the Padma Shri in 2003, the National Award of Republic of Spain “Officer’s Cross Order of Isabella the Catholic” in 2010, and ‘Mason Sones Award’ from SCAI (US) in 2010
Dr Ashok Seth, Chairman of the Fortis Escorts Heart Institute (FEHI) has been conferred with Padma Bhushan, the prestigious National award and civilian honor for his contribution in the field of cardiac care by the President of India.
Dr Seth’s contribution to the growth of cardiology, especially interventional cardiology, has been notable. Over the past 26-years, he has pioneered numerous angioplasty techniques for India and Asia Pacific region like directional atherectomy, angioscopy, stents, thrombectomy devices and drug eluting stents, use of impella heart support device failing heart, bioabsorbable stents and TAVI. His other achievements include being a part of the focused Advisory Group and seminal studies for development and clinical applicability of Bioresorbable Scaffold (BRS) Stent, which is recognised internationally.
Dr Seth has been honoured by the National award of Padma Shri by the President of India in 2003, the National Award of Republic of Spain “Officer’s Cross Order of Isabella the Catholic” in 2010, ‘Mason Sones Award’ from SCAI (US) in 2010 among numerous other awards.
He also has more than 250 publications to his credit in prestigious Indian and International medical journals and has been honored by Honorary Doctorate from four prestigious Universities in India.
Congratulating Dr Seth on the honour of the award, Ashish Bhatia, COO, Fortis Healthcare said, “The teams at the FEHI and at Fortis Healthcare are extremely proud to have a charismatic, yet humble man who leads by example as their leader. This award, among the numerous awards he has received, is a reflection of his commitment and dedication towards his passion in Cardiac Care. We are proud to be associated with such a luminary and wish him greater success.”
On being congratulated for the award, Dr Ashok Seth, humbly said, “I am thankful for the honour. The award makes my mission to work tirelessly in this field of medical sciences more resolute. As the Chairman of this Institute, my endeavour will always be to lead my colleagues to many more victories and strive towards more solutions to give a ray of hope for numerous patients dying of failing hearts. ”
EH News Bureau