Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty

Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty

About Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty

MBBS, MS, FRCS Cardio Thoracic Surgeon, 33 years Experience, Narayana Hrudayalaya, Bangalore


  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Paediatric Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiovascular Surgery


  • Paediatric Cardiac Surgeries


  • MBBS from Kasturba Medical College in Mangalore
  • MS (General Surgery) from Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore.
  • Trained in Cardiac Surgery at West Midlands Cardio-Thoracic Rotation Program between Walsgrave Hospital, Coventry and East Birmingham Hospital, Birmingham followed by an appointment at the Cardio-Thoracic unit, Guys Hospital, London since the year 1983 to 1989.

Experience: 28 Year(s) of Experience
Founded a multi-specialty hospital Narayana Hrudayalaya, in Bommasandra, Bangalore City and later founded Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences (RTIICS) in Kolkata.

  • He is the Best cardiac surgeon in world with more than 25 years of experience..
  • He has performed over 15,000 heart operations among which 5000 were performed on kids.

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Professional Membership

  • Member of the Board of Governors of the Medical Council of India

In 1990, he became the first surgeon in India to venture into Neonatal open heart surgery by performing the open-heart surgery on a 9-day-old baby.

  • Dr. Shetty has performed Asia�s first dynamic cardiomyoplasty operation to strengthen the weak heart muscle using the chest wall muscle.
  • He is one of the few surgeons in the world to use a microchip camera to perform a keyhole heart surgery.
  • For the first time in India, he used a left ventricular assist device to temporarily support a failing heart.
  • Dr. Shetty has one of the largest experiences in the world in performing the bypass-grafting operation on a beating heart.
  • Dr. Shetty has won several awards for his contribution in both Medical Science and Public Welfare.
  • Karnataka Ratna Award in the year 2001.
  • Rajyotsava Award in the year 2002.
  • Sir M. Visvesvaraya Memorial Award in for the year 2003.
  • Ernst & Young-Entrepreneur of the Year in 2003.
  • Dr. B.C. Roy Award for the year 2003.
  • Padma Shri Award for Medicine in 2004.
  • Schwab Foundation’s award in 2005.