Dr. Tejas Patel - Padmashri Awardee

About Padmashri Dr Tejas M Patel

Dr Tejas M Patel is one of the best cardiologist in India known across the world for his ground breaking achievements in the field of interventional cardiology.

He is known for his pioneering work of coronary angiography and interventions with transradial technique which has made coronary interventions safe, accurate and has significantly decreased patient morbidity, mortality as well as duration of hospital stay from 3-5 days in the past to 24-36 hours.

His experience of over 1,00,000 cathlab procedures is the highest experience amongst any single operator in India and one of the highest in the world.

In 2018, he has pioneered Robotic Assisted PCI and has performed worlds first five telerobotic coronary interventions which has been published in one of the most reputed medical journal - The Lancet in 2019.

His team at AHI have also performed over 700 robotic assisted Percutaneous Coronary Interventions which is the highest experience worldwide. With over 99.8% success rate in coronary interventions including complex lesions like CTO (Chronic Total Occlusion), LMCA interventions as well as complex Bifurcation lesions he holds a very high safety record at par with international standards.

Apart from invasive cardiology work he also has special interest in medical research and has over 300 articles and publications in international journals.

Designation Chairman and Chief Interventional Cardiologist at Apex Heart Institute, Ahmedabad India
  • MBBS from B.J.medical college, Gujarat University in 1986.
  • MD from B.J medical college Gujarat University in 1989.
  • D.M from U.N. Mehta Institute of Cardiology & research Centre, Gujarat University in 1991.
  • Over 30 years as an interventional cardiologist
  • Over 1,00,000 Cath Lab procedures.
  • Over 1000 image guided PCI
  • Over 35,000 coronary interventions
  • Over 700 Robotic Assisted PCI
  • 5 Telerobotic Coronary Interventions
Speciality Interest
  • PTCA and stent implantation.
  • Robotic assisted coronary interventions
  • Transradial coronary and peripheral interventions.
  • Balloon valvuloplasties.
  • Structural heart disease interventions- TAVI TAVR
  • Endovascular Repair -EVAR
  • Left atrial appendage occlusion
  • IVC filter implant


  • Padmashri Award

    Dr Tejas M Patel is the recipient of the prestigious Padmashri Award for the year 2015 from Hon. President of India which is India’s fourth-highest civilian award

  • Dr. B. C. Roy Award

    Dr. B. C. Roy Award for year 2008 from Hon.President of India which is the highest recognition by the Medical Council of India

  • Dr. K. Sharan Cardiology Excellence

    Dr. K. Sharan Cardiology Excellence Award for the year 2002 from the Indian Medical Association.

Professional Appointments

Smt. N.H.L. Municipal Medical CollegeProfessor & Head

Professor & Head – Department of Cardiovascular Sciences Smt. N.H.L. Municipal Medical College, Sheth V.S. General Hospital, Affiliated to Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. (2008 onwards)

Virginia commonwealth university(VCU) medical Centre, Richmond USAProfessor of medicine (cardiology)

Professor of medicine (cardiology) at Virginia commonwealth university(VCU) medical Centre, Richmond USA (2013 onwards)

Indian Heart Journal, Journal of American College of Cardiology (Indian Edition) and Journal of invasive CardiologyEditorial Boards

Appointed on editorial boards of Indian Heart Journal, Journal of American College of Cardiology (Indian Edition) and Journal of invasive Cardiology (published from USA)

American Journal of CardiologyReviewer

Reviewer for American Journal of Cardiology.

International Journal of CardiologyReviewer

Reviewer for International Journal of Cardiology


Reviewer for JACC –Interventions.

  • Publication

    Authored Atlas of Transradial Interventions

    Contributed chapters in several text books of Cardiology

    Over 50 publications and over 100 abstracts in reputed National and International Cardiology Journals

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  • Academic Courses

    Course director of TRICO from 2005 to 2019

    Guest faculty in over 150 medical conferences and symposia world wide Demonstrated live cases in several International conferences & Courses

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  • Research

    Principal investigator or co-investigator in numerous clinical trials

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