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Dr. Purshotam Lal




45+ Years of Experience



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Dr. Purshotam Lal is an acclaimed Interventional cardiologist, with an extensive experience of more than 45 years.

His considerable education qualifications include an MBBS, MD, and AB from the USA, FRCP in Cardiology, FACM, FICC, FACC, and FSCAI from the USA.

His areas of specialty are Stress Echocardiography, Myocardial Perfusion Imaging, Valve Repair Replacement, Ross Procedure, Cardiac Tumor Treatment, Minimal access Surgeries for Valves, and Atrial Septal Defect Closure.

Dr. Lal has the unique distinction of introducing the largest number of procedures in the field of Interventional Cardiology for the first time in the country.

He has more than twenty 'firsts' to his credit such as Slow Rotational Angioplasty, Coronary Atherectomy, Diamond Drilling of Arteries (Rotablator), and Non-Surgical Closure of Heart Hole. Non-Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement, etc.

He has earned multiple entries in the Limca Book of World Records and was bestowed with the title of the World's Greatest Leader during the India-UAE Business Summit.

He is a proficient member of  Dethe the Medical Council, Expert Committee for Medical Devices, Ministry of Health, and Central Council of Health & Family Welfare among others.

Dr. Purshotam Lal stands as the singular Interventional Cardiologist to be bestowed with the Padma Vibhushan, the highest honor in the Padma Awards, directly from the President of India a recognition he achieved since the inception of the Padma Awards in 1954. He was also conferred with the prestigious Padma Bhushan.

Medical Qualifications

  • MBBS
  • MD
  • AB: USA
  • FRCP: Cardiology
  • FACM
  • FICC
  • FACC

Clinical Expertise

Special Interest

  •  Coronary interventions 
  •  Slow Rotational Angioplasty
  •  Coronary Atherectomy
  •  Diamond drilling of arteries (Rotablator)
  •  Non-Surgical Closure of Heart Hole
  •  Non-Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement
  •  Aortofemoral Bypass Support (Partial Artificial Heart) 
  •  Opening of tight heart valves with Echo without Cath Lab
  •  Non-Surgical Heart Hole Closure (ASD) with Monodisc Device 
  •  Aortic Valve Replacement with Core Valve 

All Treatments

  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Renal Angiogram
  • Cerebral Angiogram
  • Peripheral Angiogram
  • PTCA-Percutaneous Transluminal
  • Coronary Angioplasty
  • Peripheral Angioplasty
  • Aortic Stent Grafting
  • EPS-Electrophysiological
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • IVC Filter Insertion
  • Biventricular Pacing
  • AICD

Professional Work Experience

  • He was a Senior Interventional Cardiologist at  Apollo Hospitals in Chennai.
  • He was a Senior Interventional Cardiologist and Coordinator at Apollo Hospitals in Delhi.
  • He was an Honorary Visiting Consultant at Coventry Authority in the UK.

Career Highlights

  • Dr. Purshotam has been listed several times in "Limca Book Of World Records".
  • He was titled the “World’s Greatest Leader” at the India-UAE Business Summit in 2015.

Research and Fellowships

  • Member: Cardiovascular Research Society, Germany
  • Member: British Cardiovascular Interventional Society, UK
  • Member: Standing Committee, ESIC
  • Member: Delhi Medical Council
  • Member: Expert Committee for Medical Devices, Ministry of Health, Govt. of India
  • Member: Central Council of Health & Family Welfare Govt.

Awards and Recoginition

  • Dr. Purshotam Lal has been awarded the “Jawaharlal Nehru International Excellence Award” in 1990.
  • He has been honored with the “Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award” in 1991.
  • He was also been awarded the “Dr. V V Shah Oration Gold Medal” by the Cardiological Society of India in 1992.
  • He was honored with the “Lifetime Achievement Award” by the Delhi Medical Association in 2002.
  • Dr Puroshtam has been recognized with “Padma Bhushan” in 2003.
  • He has also been awarded the “Dr B C Roy National Award” for innovations in Interventional Cardiology in 2004.
  • Dr Pushotam has been recognized with the “Padma Vibhushan” in 2009.
  • He is the recipient of the “Distinguished Achievement Award of Highest Order” by the National Body of Indian Medical Association for performing the largest number of Angioplasties/Stenting in the country as a Single Operator.
  • He has been named the “Most Decorated Interventional Cardiologist by the President of India in Indian History.

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