B. K. Goyal

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Dr. B. K. Goyal (born 19 November 1935)[1] is a cardiologist and medical educationist from India. He is an Honorary Consultant Cardiologist to the Texas Heart Institute at Houston, USA.[citation needed]

Goyal is the Honorary dean and chief cardiologist at the Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences and is a former Director-Professor of cardiology of JJ Group of Hospitals and Grant Medical College, Mumbai.

Goyal was born in a small town Sambhar Lake in District Jaipur. His elder brother, Krishna Goyal was an Indian National Congress member who was elected as a MLA four times and served as a Cabinet Minister in Uttar Pradesh when V. P. Singh was the Chief Minister.

Goyal is a visiting professor of cardiology at the University of Alabama, in USA and visiting cardiologist to the Oschner Heart Institute, New Orleans. The State Government also honoured him by appointing him as the Professor Emeritus of Cardiology at the Grant Medical College. He served as a member of the Executive Council and Senate of the University of Bombay for several years. He is a member of the Central Council of Health and Family Welfare of the Government of India and also the Medical Council of India. Goyal has also written a book, Heart Talk. He is a former chairman of the Haffkins Institute.

An elected fellow of the National Academy of Medical Sciences,[2] he is a recipient of the Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and the Padma Vibhushan, the last being in 2005.[3]

He was proposed for the post of the Vice President of India in July 2007 and was the Sheriff of Mumbai in 1980. He was proposed for the post of President of India by the All India Medical Council in March 2012.

External links[edit]

  1. ^ "A birthday sans celebrations". The Times of India. 19 November 2007. Retrieved 2015-05-22. 
  2. ^ "List of Fellows - NAMS" (PDF). National Academy of Medical Sciences. 2016. Retrieved March 19, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 15, 2014. Retrieved July 21, 2015.