Thursday, 25 April 2013

Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty

Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty

Marital status:
Married with 4 children

Education and Qualification:
MBBS from Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore
MS (General Surgery) from Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore
Trained and worked as cardio thoracic surgeon under National Health Service UK at Brompton Hospital and Guys Hospital London Between 1983-1989.
Professor of International Health - University of Minnesota Medical School, USA
Professor, Rajeev Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka, Bangalore
FRCS London
Languages Spoken:
Tulu, Kannada, English, Hindi, Bengali
Contribution to Cardiac surgery:
First Heart surgeon in India to perform heart surgeries on newborn babies, used Micro chip camera to close holes in the Heart.
Pioneered operations for complex problems of the Heart like Pulmonary Endarterectomy, Redo Heart surgery, Valve Repairs in newborn Babies and Aortic Aneurysm surgeries.
Contribution to the field of Medicine:

Dr. Shetty and his team have performed over Seventy thousand major heart surgeries out of which Fifteen Thousand operations were on children, many of them new born babies.
First team in the world to coin the term Micro Health Insurance.
Helped Karnataka state Government to launch Yeshashwini Micro Health Insurance considered as the largest Micro Health Insurance Programme in the world.
Arogya Raksha Yogana in association with Mrs. Kiran Majumdar Shaw of Biocon.
First team in the world to coin the term "Health City" and in the process of creating 5000 bed Health cities in every state capital of India
Manages worlds largest Telemedicine Programme through Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).
Manages a chain of Rural Clinics in Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh.

Rajyotsava Award - 2002

Sir M. Visvesvaraya Memorial Award - 2003

Ernst & Young - Entrepreneur of the Year - 2003

Padmashree - 2003

Dr. B C Roy Award - 2004

Citizen Extraordinaire, Rotary - 2004

India Innovation Award - 2004, By NDTV & EMPI (Awarded to Micro Health Insurance Division)
Social Entrepreneurship Award - World Economic Forum - 2005


Dr. Shetty and his team have a mission to make healthcare affordable to the masses living in third world countries.
Early Life
Dr. Devi Shetty was born in Kinnigoli, South Canara district on May 8, 1953. He completed his graduation in Medicine and post-graduation in General Surgery from Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore. He trained in cardiac surgery in the United Kingdom at Guys Hospital. In the year 1989, he returned to India and initially worked at B.M. Birla Hospital in Kolkata. After some time, he moved to Karnataka and started the Manipal Heart Foundation at Manipal Hospital in Bangalore. 

Dr. Shetty wanted to start his career as a cardio surgeon and made plans to join hands with the Pai family of Manipal. He had plans to start working in a cardiology hospital. He started his career as a cardio surgeon. In the West Midlands Cardiothoracic Rotation Program he had gone through basic training in cardiac surgery. He obtained heavy capital from reliable sources and from the government to start with his project and thus on May 8, 2001, Dr. Devi Shetty founded Narayana Hrudayalaya (NH). 

ContributionTo HealthCare
  • Dr. Devi Shetty has helped quite a lot in reducing the cost of heart operations. He is the first heart surgeon in India to venture into the complex processes of a neo-natal open-heart surgery. He performed the first open-heart surgery in the world to close a hole in the heart with the help of a microchip camera. He used an artificial heart for the first time in India and performed the first surgery in India using the blood vessels of the stomach to bypass the blocked arteries of the heart. He also performed Asia's first dynamic cardiomyoplastyoperation. He is also responsible for introducing the concept of an assembly line heart surgery, which aims at reducing the cost of surgery and achieving zero mortality. His success has been greater with kids.
  • He launched a special scheme named Yashasvini. This scheme is most possibly the world’s cheapest health insurance scheme. It is for the poorest of poor. Only Rs. 5 per month is taken from people for this scheme. The scheme is supported by the Karnataka government and it has already millions of members.
Dr. Devi Shetty's legacy revolves around Narayana Hrudayalaya Private Limited. Dr Devi Shetty's Narayana Hrudayalaya has a striking simplicity in its business model. The pediatric cardiac unit, for instance, is the largest facility in the world. At any point of time, it handles fifty to sixty cases, probably, the number of cases that other hospitals would handle in a year.

Awards and Accolades 
Dr. Devi Shetty won several awards for his contribution both in Medical Sciences and Public Welfare
  • Schwab Foundation`s award in 2005
  • Padma Shri award for Medicine in 2004
  • Dr. B C Roy award in 2003
  • Sir M. Visvesvaraya Memorial Award in 2003
  • Ernst & Young - Entrepreneur of the Year in 2003
  • Rajyotsava award in 2002
  • Karnataka Ratna award in 2001
1953: Born in Mangalore, Karnataka, India. 
1982: Received a Bachelor's degree in medicine and completed his post-graduate work in general surgery from the Kasturba Medical College in Mangalore. 
1983-1989: Appointed to the Cardiothoracic Unit of the Guy's Hospital London.
1989: He returned to India and set up a 140-bed BM Birla Hospital in Kolkata.
1997: Shifted base to Bangalore. 
2001: Built the country's biggest private heart clinic with donations and won the Karnataka Ratna award in 2001. 
2002: Established Narayana Hrudayalaya, a modern hospital in Bommasandra, Bangalore and won the Rajyotsava award. 
2003: Won the Dr. B C Roy award, Sir M. Visvesvaraya Memorial Award and Ernst & Young - Entrepreneur Of The Year award. 
2004: Won Padma Shri award for Medicine. 
2005: Won Schwab Foundation`s award. 
2010: Currently Chairman, Narayana Hrudayalaya Private Limited, Bangalore.

1 comment:

  1. Sir the concept behind affordable health care to common man across the world is just incredible I aspire to be a cardiac surgeon like u nd I hope to meet u in future nd work with u