Dr. Tejas Patel


Chairman and Chief Interventional Cardiologist at Apex Heart Institute, Ahmedabad


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 75,000 Cath Lab procedures.

Speciality Interest

PTCA and stent implantation, transradial coronary and peripheral interventions, AICD and CRT implantation, balloon valvuloplasties, structural heart disease interventions.

Padma Shri Award

Dr. Tejas Patel is an internationally acclaimed and one of the best cardiologist in India practicing in the city of Ahmedabad in the state of Gujarat. Currently he is the incumbent chairman and chief interventional cardiologist at Apex Heart Institute Ahmedabad ,and also Head of cardiology in V.S hospital and Virginia commonwealth university. In mid 2015, he reported to have performed more than 85,000 cardiac procedures and interventions like angioplasty,pacemaker surgery , AICD implant, etc one of the highest number of cardiac procedures performed by any single operator in the world, with a significantly high success rate even in complicated cases. His experience of 85,000 procedures is the highest amongst any single operator in India and one of the highest in the world. Dr. Tejas Patel is the pioneer of transradial cardiac interventions in India, the technique of doing coronary interventions through the wrist instead of the groin route which was done conventionally. This technique has significantly lowered patient morbidity and has reduced hospital stay from 3  to 5 days to 12 to 24 hours. He has been awarded three prestigious awards for his contribution in the field of cardiology: Padmashri award, the fourth highest Indian civilian award from the president of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee in 2015.

Professional Appointments

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) Professor of medicine (cardiology) at Virginia commonwealth university( VCU) medical Centre,Richmond USA (2013 onwards) Appointed on editorial boards of Indian Heart Journal, Journal of American College of Cardiology (Indian Edition)and Journal of invasive Cardiology (published from USA) Reviewer for American Journal of Cardiology. Reviewer for International Journal of Cardiology. Reviewer for JACC –Interventions.


Cardiological Society of India (F.C.S.I.) American College of Cardiology (F.A.C.C.) European Society of Cardiology (F.E.S.C.) Society for Cardiac Angiography and Intervention (F.S.C.A.I.).



Dr. B.C. Roy National Award in Interventional Cardiology for year 2005 from Hon.President of India


Principal investigator or co-investigator in numerous clinical trials


Authored Atlas of Transradial Interventions Read More Contributed chapters in several text books of Cardiology Read More Over 50 publications and over 100 abstracts in reputed National and International Cardiology Journals. Read More

Academic Courses

Course director of TRICO from 2005 to 2012 Read More Guest faculty in over 150 medical conferences and symposia world wide Demonstrated live cases in several International conferences & Courses Read More