Kamal K. Sethi, MD, FHRS
First Atrial and first Dual Chamber Pacemakers in India; Programmed Electrical Stimulation, Electro-pharmacology, Catheter Ablation
Kamal Kumar Sethi is an Indian cardiologist known for performing the first catheter ablation in India. Dr. Sethi did his medical training at University of Dehli’s Maulana Azad Medical College and joined the cardiology faculty at G.B. Pant Hospital, where he retired after 20 years as a Professor of Cardiology. Today, he is the Chairman and Managing Director of the Delhi Heart and Lung Institute.
His primary areas of interest have been cardiac arrhythmias and cardiac interventions. In both, Dr. Sethi has been one of the pioneers in India. He is a former president of both the Cardiology Society of India and the Indian Society of Electrocardiology, and a member of the Executive Council of the Asia Pacific Society of Cardiology. He has been the editor of Indian Heart Journal, and is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Invasive Cardiac Electrophysiology.
He is the recipient of numerous national awards, including the Legend in Cardiology Award of the Delhi Medical Association and the Andrew Gruentzig Distinguished Interventional Cardiologist Award of the Cardiovascular Society of India. The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest civilian honor, the Padma Shri, in 2006, for his contributions to medical science. He is a Fellow of Heart Rhythm Society, American College of Cardiology, Cardiological Society of India, and the Indian Society of Electrocardiology.