Prof. D.S. Gambhir is one of the icons in the field of clinical as well as interventional cardiology in our country. He is a graduate and post-graduate (MD) from Maulana Azad Medical College, University of Delhi. After obtaining his doctorate degree (DM), he joined the Department of Cardiology, G.B. Pant Hospital, New Delhi as Asstt. Professor in 1985 and then rose to the position of Professor at the young age of 44 years. Presently, he is working as the Group Director of Cardiology, Kailash Group of Hospitals, New Delhi & Noida., and Director of Cardiology, Kailash Hospital & Heart Institute, Noida.
Prof. Gambhir is one of the pioneers in the field of interventional cardiology, having performed more than 10,000 coronary interventions. He has not only treated countless number of patients by his masterly skills on complex and multivessel angioplasties, but also trained a large number of doctors in the field of interventional cardiology by performing Live Demonstrations in several teaching courses, in India as well as overseas. He has many firsts to his credit in our country, including coronary interventions by stent implantation, atherectomies and rotablation for removal of obstruction from the arteries, angioplasty for unprotected left main coronary stenosis and high risk coronary interventions using percutaneous support device. He has successfully performed the largest number of interventions for left-main coronary artery stenosis and coronary bifurcation lesions, the two most important challenges in the field of nonsurgical treatment of coronary artery disease.
By his innovative skills, and research-oriented mind, Dr. Gambhir was the first Indian cardiologist to develop a drug-coated stent in 2002, in collaboration with a group of clinical scientists from India. Presentation of clinical data on this new stent, the second only to a similar U.S. product, in one of the largest meetings of interventional cardiologists in Paris, not only won him great appreciation but also brought laurels to our country.