Max Healthcare appoints Dr. KK Talwar as Chairman

In his new role, Dr Talwar will be heading the Department of Cardiology at Max Healthcare.

June 14, 2013 4:36 IST | India Infoline News Service

Max Healthcare- leading healthcare services provider of Delhi & NCR today announced the appointment of renowned Cardiologist and Padma Bhushan award winner Dr K.K Talwar as Chairman, Cardiology at Max Healthcare. In his new role, Dr Talwar will be heading the Department of Cardiology at Max Healthcare.


Dr Talwar is a stalwart in the field of Cardiology and has made immense contribution to the development of cardiac sciences and medical research in the country. With over 39 years of clinical experience in cardiology, Dr. Talwar has expertise and in-depth knowledge of diagnosis, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation for varied cardiac ailments. Dr Talwar has been honored with Padma Bhushan, the country's third highest civilian award by Government of India for his contributions in the field of Medicine. Dr Talwar has made many pioneering contributions in the field of Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology. He was the first to implant and introduce the Implantable Cardioverter and Defibrillator (ICD) therapy in India and South Asia region that was recorded in the LIMCA Book of World Records (1997). He is also the first to introduce CRT (Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy)  in India in 2000.


Welcoming Dr Talwar, Dr. Ajay Bakshi, MD & CEO, Max Healthcare said, “Dr. Talwar represents the clinical, academic and leadership qualities that Max Healthcare is based on. Therefore, we are delighted to have him on board. We are confident that with Dr. Talwar’s joining, we will further elevate the standards of cardiac care at Max.”


With more than 200 articles and 270 abstracts published in both national and international journals of repute, he has contributed chapters in 15 national and international books. Additionally, Dr. Talwar has received many honors and recognitions in respect of his significant contribution in the field of Cardiology. He has been the former Chairman of Medical Council of India and Director of PGI Chandigarh, a premier medical institution.


Dr. K.K. Talwar, Chairman- Cardiology, Max Healthcare said “I am delighted to be associated with Max Healthcare. I have already been working closely with Max Hospitals in Mohali and Bathinda and can vouch for the single minded focus on patient care. Through its dedicated efforts towards achieving medical & service excellence, Max Healthcare has become the Care Provider of first choice for the residents of North India. My focus will be to further strengthen the Cardiology program at Max Healthcare, through sustained efforts in the area of medical quality, research and the latest developments in the field of Cardiology.”


He further added, “There are an estimated 45 million patients of coronary artery disease in India. Heart disease in India occurs 10 to 15 years earlier than in other countries. An increasing number of young Indians are falling prey to coronary artery disease and with millions hooked to a roller-coaster lifestyle; the future looks even more grim. At Max Healthcare, my endeavor would be to provide International standard cardiac care to the patients.”


Dr. K.K. Talwar is a graduate of Government Medical College, Patiala and did his MD Medicine from the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh (PGIMER) and DM Cardiology from the same Institute. After working as a consultant in PGIMER for about 3 years, he joined the faculty of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. He rose to become Professor (1992) and Head of Cardiology in AIIMS. In April, 2004 he came back to PGIMER as Director and Professor & Head of Cardiology.

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