New Delhi: Dr O P Yadava, CEO and Chief Cardiac Surgeon, National Heart Institute, New Delhi and Director, All India Heart Foundation, has been selected for Dr B C Roy National Award 2017 in the category “to recognise the best talents in encouraging the development of specialities in different branches in medicine.”
Dr Yadava, a National Board of Examination (2014) and Indian Medical Association (2015) National Awardee for Excellence in Medical Education, is an innovator and researcher of distinct, having pioneered Total Arterial CABG (coronary artery bypass grafting) in India.
Amongst India’s foremost cardiac surgeons with an experience of nearly 15,000 surgeries, he established the Beating Heart Bypass programmes, not only within the country at National Heart Institute and Sir Ganga Ram Hospitals, but also in the neighbouring countries. Trainees from as far as Australia and Switzerland, Middle East and African countries have come to him for learning the nuances of off-pump surgery. Excellence of a safe pair of arms saw him enter the Limca Book of Records (2005), according to a statement.
Dr Yadava is an acclaimed academician and has edited/authored chapters in 18 books and has 125 scientific publications and over 450 presentations in national and international conferences. He has conducted 30 workshops and symposia. He is MCh and DNBE Examiner and Inspector for NBE and Garhwal University.
He is Fellow of Indian Association of CTVS, CSI (Cardiological Society of India) and Indian College of Cardiology. He is Editor-in-Chief of Indian Journal of CTVS and Cardiology Today, besides being on the board of many national and international journals. He is Advisor, Govt of Uttarakhand and has been Member, Technical Advisory Committee, Govt of Delhi; Governing Council, Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital; Health Committee, PHD Chamber of Commerce; and Executive Council, DCR University of Science and Technology.
A social activist, Dr Yadava established a Cardiac Centre at Almora in Uttarakhand, and was the first to perform open heart surgeries in the Himalayas, thereby taking specialised services to the doorstep of the underserved. In 2006, he launched the Rotary’s ‘Gift of Life’ Programme in India for the underprivileged children from India and abroad. He founded an NGO, Uttarayana Foundation, and established a charitable hospital in village Maat, Almora. For his philanthropic leanings, Rotary International honoured him with the ‘Paul Harris Fellowship’ and featured him on the Poster of ‘Gift of Life’ Programme.
Dr Yadava is also a recipient of Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award, 1992; MAMCOS Award, 2005; Life Time Achievement Award bestowed by President A P J Abdul Kalam at Rashtrapati Bhavan in 2006; DMA Centenary Healthcare Award, 2014; NBE Eminent Alumnus, 2014; IMA Medachiever Award, 2014; Outstanding Reviewer, Elsevier 2015; Most Comprehensive Reviewer, European Cardiology Congress 2015, London; and T P Jhunjhunwala National Excellence Award, 2017.
He has delivered numerous orations including the prestigious Sri Jayadeva Oration, Indian College of Cardiology, 2009 and Uma Rani Banerjee Oration, Cardiological Society of India, 2014. He was awarded the L V Thapa Oration, Surgical Society of Nepal, 2006 and IMA’s Dr K Sharan National Award for Excellence in Cardiology, 2006.