Dr. Praveen Chandra (Chairman - Interventional & Structural Heart Cardiology)

Dr. Praveen Chandra

Chairman - Interventional & Structural Heart Cardiology Interventional Cardiology , Heart Institute

Gurugram , South Delhi

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Performed first Percutaneous Aortic valve implantation without surgery in India

Author to over 100 articles and reviewer in leading medical journals

Awarded Padma Shri by the President of India in 2016

Dr. Praveen Chandra is a leading Indian Cardiologist and Chairman of Interventional Cardiology at Medanta Medicity, Gurgaon, India. He is recognized as one of the leaders in Angioplasty in the country and is proficient in a lot of new devices and technologies. He has been awarded for success and achievement in the field of medicine with “Padma Shri” in 2016 by the President of India.   He has also served as Director of Cardiac Cath Lab & Acute MI Services at Max Healthcare and Consultant Cardiologist at Escorts Heart Institute and Research Center, New Delhi.

He is a fellow of the Endovascular Intervention Society of India and the Asia-Pacific Society of Interventional Cardiology. Dr. Chandra has been a distinguished faculty member in various international meetings and was the Organizer and Director of the AMI course held in New Delhi for the years 2005 & 2006. He has published approximately 100 articles, reviews and abstracts in various national and international journals. He has been awarded the prestigious Recognition Award for Success and Achievement in the field of angioplasty in India, 1998.

First time in India he did Percutaneous Aortic valve implantation without surgery. He also did the first ever percutaneous mitral valve repair. Both have important implications in our country with the highest number of Valvular cases in the world. He was also the first one who used Angio Jet Thrombectomy Device, started Percutaneous Myocardial Laser vascularization Program in Asia and the First to use FFR & Bioabsorbable stents in India.

Medical Qualifications

D.M. (Cardiology)King George Medical College, Lucknow1991
M.D. (General Medicine)King George Medical College, Lucknow1989
M.B.B.SKing George Medical College, Lucknow1986

Specialization and Expertise

  • Percutaneous Mitral Valve Replacement (TMVR)
  • Percutaneous Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVI)
  • Percutaneous Mitra Clip Implantation
  • Percutaneous Tricuspid Valve Replacement (PTRI)
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Coronary Angiography, Angioplasty & Stenting
  • Balloon Mitral Valvuloplasty (BMV)
  • Carotid & Renal Angiography & Angioplasty & Stenting (PTA)
  • Acute MI Angioplasty

Memberships & Certifications

  • Fellow of American College of Cardiology
  • Fellow of European Society of Cardiology
  • Fellow of Endovascular Intervention Society of India
  • Fellow of Asia Pacific Society of Cardiology
  • Member of Cardiology Society of India

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Awarded Padma Shri by the President of India in 2016
  • Success and Achievement in the field of angioplasty in India, 1998  


  • JAMA :   Intracoronary Stents: Present and Future, 1998
  • JAMA :   Intravascular Ultrasound: Current Applications, 1998
  • Cardiology Today :   Specific Stenting: Matching the lesion with appropriate stent , 1997
  • Indian heart Journal :   Percutaneous balloon pericardiotomy in a patient with end stage renal disease with recurrent pericardial effusion & pericardial tamponade, 2010
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  • JAMA :   Intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation and infarct size in patients with acute anterior myocardial infarction without shock: the CRISP AMI randomized trial, 2011