Dr. Tarlochan Singh Kler
Fortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital, Vasant Kunj
Cardiology | Non Invasive Cardiology | Cardiology - Interventional
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Doctor’s ProfilePadma Bhushan Dr. Kler is currently working as Chairman, Fortis Heart and Vascular Institute at Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram & Fortis Hospital, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi Dr. Kler, completed his MBBS from Medical college, Patiala and MD in Medicine & DM in Cardiology from PGI Chandigarh. He completed his MRCP from UK & then returned to India in 1989 & was one of the founding doctors of Escorts Heart Institute, where he spent 28 years & was its Executive Director for last 12 years of his stay. 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. Dr. Kler has trained more than 200 doctors from India & abroad in the field of interventional cardiology & electrophysiology. He is Honorary Professor of Cardiology for Banaras Hindu University, (BHU) & O. P. Jindal University, Sonipat. He is also a scientific advisor to various multinational companies like Boston Scientific, Medtronic, & St. Jude, all incorporated in USA.
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 & Singapore.
MBBS, MD (Medicine), DM (Cardiology), F.R.C.P. (U.K.), FACC (USA), D.Sc (Honoris Causa)
Founding President of Heart Rhythm Society of India (HRS) Life Fellow of American College of Cardiology (FACC) Fellow Royal Colleges of Physicians of the (FRCP) UK Life Member of Cardiological Society of India (CSI) Vice President of Indian College of Cardiology (ICC) Life Member of Indian Medical Association (IMA) Life Member of Association Physicians of India (API) Life Member of Delhi Medical Association (DMA) Life Member of North American Society of Pacing & Electrophysiology (NASPE)
Dr. Kler's services to the people of this country have been recognised by society. He has been awarded many awards, Prominent being D.Sc (Honoris Causa) by Punjab University, Chandigarh, Life time achievement award by Indian Medical Association & above all Padma Bhushan by govt of India in 2005. In 2014, he was honoured with Delhi Medical Association Centenary Award Received Times Health Care Achievers Awards in 2017 in the category "Legends of Medicine”