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Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty


Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon


34+ Years of Experience



About Doctor

Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty is a renowned Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon with an elaborate experience exceeding 34 years.

His educational background includes an MBBS from the University of Mysore, Karnataka, an MS in the University of Mysore, Karnataka, and a Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England, UK.

His areas of speciality are Bypass Surgery, Heart Transplant, Valvular Surgery, Ablation, Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Ventricular Assist Devices, and Congenital Heart Surgery.

He had the distinction of being Mother Teresa’s personal Physician.

Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty has conducted more than 15,000 heart operations, encompassing 5,000 surgeries. 

He earned global acclaim as the first surgeon to implement a microchip camera in keyhole heart surgery and introduced the use of a left ventricle assist device to support failing hearts in India.

He is an esteemed member of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, the Indian Medical Association, and the Indian Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons.

Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty was honored with the third-highest civilian award, the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India, he received India's fourth-highest civilian award, the Padma Shri and he was conferred with the Dr. B C Roy National Award as a Eminent Medical Person.

Medical Qualifications

  • MBBS: the University of Mysore, Karnataka in 1979.
  • MS: University of Mysore, Karnataka in 1982.

Clinical Expertise

Special Interest

  • Pediatric cardiac surgery
  • Valve Repairs in infants and children
  • Pulmonary Endarterectomy, Ross procedure
  • Redo Heart Surgery
  • Surgery for Aortic Aneurysms.

All Treatments

  • Cardiac Catheterization for congenital heart disease
  • Device Closure- ASD, VSD
  • Balloon septostomy
  • Balloon Valvuloplasty - Aortic
  • Pulmonary and Mitral
  • Closure of Fistulas
  • Fetal Echocardiogram

Professional Work Experience

  • He served as Mother Teresa’s personal Physician.

Career Highlights

  • Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty performed over 15,000 heart operations including 5000 surgeries.
  • He was the first surgeon in the world to employ a microchip camera to conduct a keyhole heart surgery.
  • He was the first one to use a left ventricle assist device to temporarily support a failing heart in India.

Research and Fellowships

  • Member: European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
  • Member: Indian Medical Association
  • Member: Indian Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons
  • Fellowship: Royal College of Surgeons of England, UK in 2009.

Awards and Recoginition

  • Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty received the third-highest civilian award ‘Padma Bhushan’ by the Government of India in 2012.
  • He was awarded India’s fourth-highest civilian award ‘Padma Shri’ in the year 2004.
  • He was conferred with the 'Dr. B C Roy National Award' by the Dr. B C Roy National Award Fund under the category of 'Eminent Medical Person' in 2003.

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