Chairman - Fortis Heart & Vascular Institute
30 Years of Experience
MBBS, MD (Medicine), DM (Cardiology), D.Sc (Honoris Causa)
Sector - 44, Opposite HUDA City Centre, Sector 45, Gurugram, Haryana 122002
Dr. Kler is a very active interventional cardiologist and has performed more than 25,000 coronary, renal, carotid & peripheral angioplasties. He is pioneer in electrophysiology & he established the first dedicated Electrophysiology department in India at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute. He initiated radio Frequency Ablations programme at Escorts in 1993.
He was the first doctor in India to implant an ICD, CRT-P & CRT-D. He also did the first HIS bundle pacing in India in 2015. He was instrumental in starting RF Ablation & cardiac devices implantation programme in many Centre in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Srilanka & Pakistan He has about 150 national & international journal articles to his name & has been on the editorial board of Indian Heart Journal. Dr. Kler is regularly invited as a guest faculty to various National & International conferences like HRS & ACC and has been a guest faculty in USA, France, Australia, Pakistan, Srilanka, Bangladesh and Singapore.
He completed his MBBS from Medical College, Patiala, and MD in Medicine & DM in Cardiology from PGI Chandigarh. Implanted the1st heart failure device (Biventricular Pacemaker) and Combo Device (Combination of ICD & Biventricular pacemaker) in South East Asia. Performed 2000 cardiac diagnostic angiographies, and around 300 angioplasties including stenting/atherectomy/rotablation every year.
Interests are Complex Coronary Interventions & Angioplasty using Advanced Techniques, Cardiac Pacing & Electrophysiology, Heart Failure Device, Cardiomyopathy, and Sudden Cardiac Death. Awarded the PADMA BHUSHAN, the third-highest civilian honor, by the President of India for contribution to the field of medicine in 2005.
Awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award 2006' for outstanding contribution in the field of Clinical & Preventive Cardiology in the World. There are numerous research papers to his credit published in the National and International popular journals. He is a lifetime member of the Indian Medical Association, CSI, ICC, API, IHRS, and Heart Rhythm Society.
Awarded the PADMA BHUSHAN, the third-highest civilian honor, by the President of India for contribution to the field of medicine in 2005. - Awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award 2006' for outstanding contribution in the field of Clinical & Preventive Cardiology in the World.