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 70)
British 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

Dr 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. After a successful career in the US, he returned to India and started Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre.[3] At present, 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 Hagobindpur Gurdaspur district[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 just 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]


  • Padma Bhushan Award by President of India in recognition of distinguished service in the field of Medicine in 2001.[8]
  • Padma Shri Award by President of India in recognition of distinguished service in the field of Surgery in 1991.[9]
  • Doctor of Science Honoris Causa at the "18th Convocation of the Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi" in March 1996, for recognition of his attainment and position of eminence and contributions made by him for the country and the people of India.
  • Doctor of Science Honoris Causa is conferred on the occasion of the convocation of the Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University, Lucknow, 4 March 2004.
  • Honorary Fellow Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Melbourne, Australia in 2002.
  • Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Award in the services category for yeoman services to the healthcare industry.
  • Doctor of Science, being conferred by King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, on 22 January 2007.
  • Dr. B. C. Roy Award from the Medical Council of India in 2002.[10]
  • India Today magazine ranked him #35th in India's 50 Most powerful people of 2017 list.[11]


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