Introduction

Dr. Deepak Natarajan is a renowned interventional cardiologist recognized for his groundbreaking work in percutaneous mitral balloon valvotomy with the Inoue Balloon catheter, and being the first cardiologist in the country to administer intracoronary and intravenous streptokinase in acute myocardial infarction. He obtained his medical degree from Maulana Azad Medical College.

 

Dr Deepak Natarajan subsequent to his training at the GB Pant Hospital, New Delhi ( DM cardiology), performed as senior consultant in cardiology at the Dr Ram Manohar Lohia, New Delhi, besides being the chief of cardiology for more than a decade and additional medical superintendent over there. He committed himself to establishing a state of art cardiac catheterization laboratory and a comprehensive cardiac surgery department at Dr Ram manohar Lohia Hospital.

 

During his tenure at Dr Ram manohar Lohia Hospital, he was awarded numerous international fellowships with some of the leading interventional cardiologists of the world such as Prof Masakiyo Nobuyoshi of Japan, Prof Gary Roubin of USA, Prof Robert Greenbaum of the UK (special interest EPS). He also attended the National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, in Japan( awarded under the Colombo Plan).

 

He also set up a cardiology department with a cardiac catheterization laboratory at the Saroj Hospital, Rohini, Delhi.

 

Dr Deepak Natarajan has published several international papers on various subjects in interventional cardiology, including as many as 18 in the last two and a half years. He has been invited as a Faculty member this year (2011) both to the TCT Asia Summit, South Korea (to present a difficult case of left main artery stenting) and the TCT Meet, San Franciso, USA (to present complex PCI cases including left main disease). His abstract on the detection of cerebral micro emboli during percutaneous mitral balloon valvotomy was accepted for presentation by Euro PCR 2009.

 

Dr Deepk Natarajan also has the distinction of serving as cardiologist to 2 Prime Ministers and one President of India, numerous cabinet ministers and chief ministers, and was also appointed cardiologist to H.E Mr Nelson Mandela by the Government of India.

 

He has impeccable experience in the field of complex coronary angioplasty and stenting (bifurcation,CTO, and left main disease), percutaneous balloon valvotomy, biventricular pacing in severe heart failure, ICD implantation and EP study. He has also in the recent past written numerous articles on sports and sport medicine in the lay press.

 

He had 3 publications in peer reviewed journals in the  year 2015. He is a regular columnist for ‘The Wire’ and has set up his own state of  the art catheterisation laboratory ‘Nataraj Cardiac Care’ in NOIDA, Delhi NCR.