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Dr. K.K Talwar




41+ Years of Experience


New Delhi

About Doctor

Dr. K.K. Talwar stands as a prominent figure in cardiothoracic surgery in India, with over four decades of dedicated service in the field. The Padma Bhushan, the NAMS Ayrabhat Award, the B. C. Roy Award, the Norman Alpert Award, the Sujoy B. Roy Memorial Investigator Award, and the Searle Award are only a few of the honors bestowed upon Dr. Talwar.

He pioneered the use of implanted Cardioverter & Defibrillator Therapy in India in 1995. After pioneering the use of CRT treatment in the United States, he was the first to bring it to India in the year 2000.

Since 1997, when he first introduced ICD treatment to India, he has held a place in the Limca Book of Records. Endomyocardial biopsy was first performed at AIIMS by Dr. Talwar in 1986. Because of his work, AIIMS now has the ability to diagnose and evaluate patients with tropical cardiac disease. 

Medical Qualifications

  • MBBS From Punjab University, Chandigarh, 1973
  • MD From Medicine - Postgraduate Institute Of Medical Education And Research, Chandigarh, 1976
  • DM From Cardiology - Postgraduate Institute Of Medical Education And Research, Chandigarh, 1989

Clinical Expertise

Special Interest

  • Implantable Cardioverter & Defibrillator (ICD) Therapy, 
  • Radiofrequency Ablation, 
  • Cardiac Arrhythmia, 
  • Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy 
  • Dyslipidemia 
  • Non-Invasive Cardiology

All Treatments

  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Renal Angiogram
  • Cerebral Angiogram
  • Peripheral Angiogram
  • PTCA-Percutaneous Transluminal
  • Coronary Angioplasty
  • Peripheral Angioplasty
  • Aortic Stent Grafting
  • EPS-Electrophysiological
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • PPI-Permanent Pacemaker Implant - Single Chamber
  • IVC Filter Insertion
  • Biventricular Pacing
  • AICD
  • Trigger Point Injection (TPI)
  • PTMC - Percutaneous Transvenous Mitral Commissurotomy

Professional Work Experience

  • He worked as a consultant at the St. Stephens Medical Center.
  • He served as Chairman of the Board of Max Super Specialty Hospital in Saket, India.

Career Highlights

  • Pushpawati Singhania Hospital & Research Institute's Dr. Kewal Kishan Talwar is well-known in the medical community as a skilled cardiologist (PSRI).
  • He has been working in this sector for almost four decades and was formerly the department head of cardiology at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi.
  • He headed the cardiology department at Max super Speciality Hospital in Saket for almost a decade before coming to PSRI Hospital.
  • He is known for being the first doctor in South Asia to use ICD (implantable cardioverter defibrillator) treatment.
  • The LIMCA Book of World Records included him in their 1997 edition.
  • Additionally, he is recognized for pioneering the use of cardiac resynchronization therapy in India.
  • In 2006, for his work in the medical field, he was honored with India's third-highest civilian award, the Padma Bhushan.
  • Numerous awards have been bestowed upon him, the most prestigious of which being India's Dr. B. C. Roy Award. 

Research and Fellowships

  • Delhi Medical Council
  • President Heart Failure Society of India
  • Chairperson Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali (IISER)
  • Former Chairmain Medical Council of India

Awards and Recoginition

  • Prof. Sujoy B. Roy Memorial Investigator Award of the Cardiological Society of India - 1986
  • Searle Award - 1987
  • Shyamlal Saksena Award From the National Academy of Medical Sciences - 1988
  • Amrut Mody Unichem Award - 1993
  • Ranbaxy Research Award - 1997

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