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Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty

Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty
Chairman and Senior Consultant Cardiac Surgeon
Narayana Hrudayalaya Limited

A cardiac surgeon of repute and a successful entrepreneur, Dr Shetty is a highly respected luminary for his ingenious ideas for reforms in healthcare sector.  His visionary leadership to make quality healthcareaffordable for all has drawn global recognition.

Treading the path of economies of scale to bring down the cost of healthcare delivery, Narayana Hrudayalaya has been an interesting case study for the likes of Harvard University and The Wall Street Journal.

In association with Government of Karnataka, Dr. Shetty pioneered Yashaswini, a very inexpensive micro health insurance scheme benefittingmore than 3.4 milliion rural poor.

Dr. Shetty has also served as member Board of Governors of Medical Council of India.  The government of India, state governments, trade bodies and global policy think tanks invite him regularlyfor discussions on healthcare policies for future.

Dr. Shetty is the recipient of several prestigious awards including the Padma Bhushan, Padma Shri, The Economist Innovation Award,Ernst and Young – Entrepreneur of the Year, Financial Times Arcelor Mittal ‘Boldness in Business’ Award, Nikkei Asia Prize for Economic and Business Innovation.  He has also been awarded honorary doctorates from University of Minnesota, University of Mysore and IIT, Madras.

After his post-graduation from Kasturba Medical College and having undergone higher training in Cardiothoracic Surgery at NHS, UK, Dr. Shetty held positions in BM Birla Heart Research Centre, Kolkata and Manipal Heart Foundation, Bangalore before becoming the Founder and Chairman atNarayana Hrudayalaya Group of Hospitals.The group now has 32 hospitals with close to 7,000 beds.

In Feb. 2016 NH went public and received an overwhelming response getting oversubscribed eight times stands testimony to the investors’ trust in Dr. Shetty’s visionary leadership.