Dr. K. K. Talwar

Cardiologist

39 Years of Experience
Chairman - Cardiology
MBBS, MD (Medicine), DM (Cardiology)

W-3, Near Radisson Blu Hotel, Sector 1, Vaishali, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh 201012

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Dr. K K Talwar introduced the Endomyocardial Biopsy (EMB) procedure at AIIMS in 1986, he deployed the technique in the evaluation and diagnosis of tropical heart muscle diseases, and his findings on the occurrence of inflammatory myocarditis in Takayasu's arteritis patients have been documented, the first instance the topic was published in medical literature. Dr Talwar also proposed the therapeutical protocol for reversing the myocardial dysfunction using immunosuppressants. Dr Talwar established radiofrequency ablation facility in 1992 at AIIMS as a therapeutic procedure for remedying Cardiac arrhythmia and three years later, he introduced Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator implantation procedure in 1995, the first time the procedure was performed in South Asia. This effort earned him a mention in the 1997 edition of the Limca Book of Records. In 2000, he introduced the Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy to India for the first time. The introduction of multisite pacing system for managing heart failure and pioneering efforts in electrophysiology and cardiac pacemakers are some of his other notable contributions. His work on Cardiac arrhythmia helped develop it as a speciality in India and he was also associated with Heart transplant program at AIIMS. Dr Talwar's work has been documented by way of several publications which include 240 articles and 270 abstracts, published in various peer-reviewed medical journals. Dr Talwar has also contributed 15 chapters to various medical texts.

Qualification

  • MBBS - PUNJAB UNIVERSITY, CHANDIGARH, 1969
  • MD - Medicine - POSTGRADUATE INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH, CHANDIGARH, 1973
  • DM - Cardiology - POSTGRADUATE INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH, CHANDIGARH, 1976

Work Experience

  • 2005 - 2016 Consultant at St. Stephens Hospital
  • Chairman at , Max Super Specialty Hospital, Saket,
  • Director at PGIMER, Chandigarh

Awards and Achievements

  • Prof. Sujoy B. Roy Memorial Investigator Award of the Cardiological Society of India - 1986
  • Searle Award - 1987
  • Shyamlal Saksena Award From the National Academy of Medical Sciences - 1988
  • Amrut Mody Unichem Award - 1993
  • Ranbaxy Research Award - 1997
  • B.C Roy Award - 2000
  • Padma Bhushan - 2006
  • Aryabhat Award - 2012
  • First to implant and introduce implantable Cardioverter & Defibrillator (ICD) Therapy in India and South Asian region - 1995
  • Featured in LIMCA Book of World Records in 1997 for introducing ICD therapy in India & South Asian region
  • First to introduce CRT therapy in India - 2000
  • Recipient of various ICMR and other National Societies Award for contribution in the field of Cardiology

Memberships

  • Delhi Medical Council
  • President Heart Failure Society of India
  • Chairperson Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali (IISER)
  • Former Chairmain Medical Council of India

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