Dr. R K. Tongia has over 45 years of rich experience with training at Freeman Hospital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England. He is an M.D. (Medicine &Therapeutics) from S.M.S. Medical College Jaipur, and M.R.C.P from Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Dublin. He has held various positions in prestigious hospitals in India and abroad. He has been awarded FRCP by Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, UK; FRCPI by Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Dublin & FACC by American College of Cardiology, USA. He has travelled widely, presented papers, chaired scientific sessions, delivered talks in various national and international conferences and published over 25 original research papers in various peer-reviewed international journals. He has the credit of starting the first Specialty Cardiac Hospital in the state of Rajasthan. He enjoys teaching and training junior doctors and has been an instructor for Basic and Advanced Life Support courses of American Heart Association since 1984, having trained thousands of doctors, paramedics and lay people. He is a member of various scientific and medical societies and was a past president of Jaipur Medical Association.