Naresh Trehan

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Naresh Trehan
Naresh Trehan at the World Economic Forum on India 2012.jpg
Naresh Trehan at the World Economic Forum on India 2012
Born (1946-08-12) August 12, 1946 (age 72)
Batala, India
Residence New Delhi
Nationality Indian
Education Modern School, Barakhamba Road[1]
Alma mater King George's Medical College
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Occupation Surgeon
Spouse(s) Madhu Trehan
Awards Padma Shri
Padma Bhushan
Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award

Naresh Trehan is an Indian cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgeon.[2] After graduating from King George Medical College, Lucknow, India, he went on to practice at New York University Medical Center Manhattan USA from 1971 to 1988. He returned to India and started Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre.[3] He serves as the chairman and managing director and chief cardiac surgeon of MedantaTM-The Medicity. He has served as personal surgeon to the President of India since 1991, has received numerous awards, including the Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award.

Education and career[edit]

In 1963 he got admission in King George’s Medical College in Lucknow.[1] In November 1969 he moved to USA and became a first-year resident at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.[1]

Trehan was the founder, executive director and chief cardiovascular surgeon of Escorts Heart Institute and Research Center (EHIRC), which opened on Okhla Road, Delhi in 1988.[4] Presently, Trehan is the Founder Chairman of Medanta - The Medicity one of the largest multi-specialty hospital at Gurgaon, Haryana established in 2009.[5] Trehan has been president of the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery.

As chairman of Global Health Private Ltd., Trehan is overseeing the building of an integrated health care facility in Gurgaon, India, currently referred to as MediCity. MediCity will spread across 43 acres (170,000 m2) of land. Collaborating with Siemens and other financial partners, MediCity aims to combine modern medicine with traditional medicine and holistic therapies.[6]


His mother was a gynaecologist and father was an ENT specialist, both of them practised in Lyallpur until the partition of India His family belonged to Sri Hargobindpur, Batala[1] He was born left-handed but due to stigma, his Hindi tutor broke his left hand to force Trehan to write with the right hand.[1] He first met his wife when she was 16 and fell in love.[1] In September 1969 the 2 married and moved to USA in November.[1] They have two daughters. His wife, Madhu Trehan, is a journalist and writer.[7]



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