Devi Shetty

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Devi Prasad Shetty
Born (1953-05-08) 8 May 1953 (age 70)[1]
EducationKasturba Medical College (MBBS, M.S.)
Royal college of Surgeons (FRCS)
OccupationCardiothoracic surgery
Years active1983–present
Known forFounder & Chairman, Narayana Health[2]
Medical career
InstitutionsKasturba Medical College, Mangalore
Guy's Hospital United Kingdom
B.M. Birla Hospital Kolkata
Manipal Hospital Bangalore
Sub-specialtiesCardiovascular Thoracic Surgery
AwardsPadma Bhushan (2012)
Schwab Foundation's (2005)
Dr. B. C. Roy Award (2003)
Rajyotsava award (2002)
Karnataka Ratna (2001)

Devi Prasad Shetty, MS, FRCS, (born 8 May 1953)[3] is an Indian cardiac surgeon.[4] He is also an entrepreneur. He is the chairman and founder of Narayana Health, a chain of 21 medical centers in India. He has performed more than 15,000 heart operations.[5] In 2004 he was awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award, followed by the Padma Bhushan in 2012, the third highest civilian award by the Government of India for his contribution to the field of affordable healthcare.[6][7]

Yeshasvini[change | change source]

Yeshasvini is a low-cost health insurance scheme, designed by Shetty and the Government of Karnataka for the poor farmers of the state, with 4 million people currently covered.[5]

Awards and recognition[change | change source]

Television[change | change source]

Shetty stars in the fourth (and last) episode of Netflix's docuseries The Surgeon's Cut, which was released globally on 9 December 2020. The episode follows Shetty's treatment of patients, mostly children and babies, prioritizing low-cost and affordable healthcare, while performing with his team more than thirty surgeries a day.[13]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty". MSN India. Retrieved 5 June 2012.[permanent dead link]
  2. "Credihealth profile". 2017. Archived from the original on 18 October 2018. Retrieved February 23, 2017.
  3. "Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty". MSN India. July 2019. Retrieved 5 June 2012.[permanent dead link]
  4. "Credihealth profile". 2017. Archived from the original on 18 October 2018. Retrieved February 23, 2017.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "First break all the rules". The Economist. 15 April 2010. Retrieved 5 June 2012.
  6. "Padma Awards". pib. 27 January 2013. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  7. "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 November 2014. Retrieved July 21, 2015.
  8. Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty, Padma Bhushan. "Padma Bhushan to Dr. Shetty". Archived from the original on 25 June 2012. Retrieved 18 October 2017.
  9. "Business Process award winner 2011". The Economist. Archived from the original on 2 June 2012. Retrieved 5 June 2012.
  10. "'Social enterprises' rise in Asia amid skepticism". Nikkei Asian Review. TOMOMI KIKUCHI. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  11. "Devi Shetty hails NMC bill, says it's a good move by govt". The Indian Express. 2 January 2018. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  12. 12.0 12.1 "Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 program - Past winners". Ernst & Young. Archived from the original on 23 July 2018. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  13. BBC News "The Surgeon's Cut"

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