Dr. Purshotam Lal
MD, AB(USA), FRCP(C), FACM, FICC, FACC, FSCAI(USA)
Director Interventional Cardiology
Chairman Metro Group of Hospitals
Dr. Purshotam Lal is an internationally acclaimed interventional cardiologist who epitomizes the best in professional excellence and service to the humanity, especially the poor and the needy.
Dr. Lal got trained in world renowned medical institutions at UK, Germany and USA. He is fellow of American College of Cardiology, American College of Medicine, Royal College of Physician (Canada), British Cardiovascular Interventional Society, German Society of Cardiovascular Research, Fellow of Society of Cardiac Angiography and Interventions, USA etc. He has the unique distinction of introducing the largest number of procedures in the field of Interventional cardiology for the first time in the country (more than twenty 'firsts')such as slow rotational angioplasty, anthrectomy, rot ablator, stenting, heart hole closure etc. He has developed his own techniques of atriofemoral bypass support (partial artificial heart), opening of tight heart valves with echo without cath lab. He has performed the first case of non-surgical heart hole closure (ASD) with monodisc devices and first case of non-surgical aortic valve replacement with core valve, both being first time in the world. He is the first investigator of Inoue Balloon Mitral Valvuloplasty in the Country and his name has been listed several times in Limca Book of World Records.
A crusader against unethical commercialization of medical services to the detriment of common people of the country, Dr.Lal is a man with a mission. He has committed himself to making available to the middle class, poor and the needy the latest cardio-vascular procedures at most affordable cost. In pursuance of his mission, he has established ten state-of-the-art Hospitals and three satellite units. Such is Dr. Lal's commitment to his mission that an ever increasing number of poor patients have been treated either free of cost or at concessional rates and no patient is ever turned back for want of money. He has been named as 'Creator of Affordable Healthcare' by ‘Express Healthcare', a leading heath magazine and has been a trendsetter for NRIs to return to India to serve the needy people.
Dr.Lal has been decorated with several prestigious awards, notable ones being 2nd Jawaharlal Nehru International Excellence Award (1990), Rajiv Gandhi Award (1991), Dr.V.V.Shah Oration Gold Medal by Cardio logical Society of India (1992). He was selected for the award of Padma Shree in 1993 and Life Time Achievement Award by Delhi Medical Association in 2002, Padma Bhushan (2003), Dr.B.C.Roy National Award (2005), and Distinguished Achievement award of Highest Order by the National Forum of Indian Medical Association (2006-07), for performing the largest number of angioplasties/stenting as a single operator in the country and as per 'Heal India' health magazine it is the largest number in the world as a single operator. He has been awarded Padma Vibhushan in 2009 by the President of India. He had contributed over one hundred of research papers, articles, chapters and authored a book “Cause and Prevention of Heart Disease”. He has been a Member, Central Council of Health and family Welfare, Govt. of India, Member of Expert Committee for medical devices, Govt. of India and Member of Delhi Medical Council. Dr Lal is member of Governing Body of Medical Council of India (MCI).