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Dr. T. S. Kler

Cardiac Anaesthesia, Cardiology, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery (CTVS), Interventional Cardiology
Chairman

Padma Bhushan Dr. Kler is currently working as Chairman, Fortis Heart and Vascular Institute at Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram & Fortis Hospital, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi.

Dr. Kler, completed his MBBS from Medical college, Patiala and MD in Medicine & DM in Cardiology from PGI Chandigarh. He completed his MRCP from UK & then returned to India in 1989 & was one of the founding doctors of Escorts Heart Institute, where he spent 28 years & was its Executive Director for last 12 years of his stay.

He is Fellow of Royal College of Physicians (FRCP), UK and Fellow of American College of Cardiology (FACC). He is lifetime member of IMA, CSI, ICC, API, IHRS, & HRS. His last assignment was with PSRI Hospital, New Delhi as Chairman- PSRI Heart Institute.

Dr. Kler is a very active interventional cardiologist and has performed more than 25,000 coronary, renal, carotid & peripheral angioplasties. He is pioneer in electrophysiology & he established the first dedicated Electrophysiology department in India at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute. He initiated radio Frequency Ablations programme at Escorts in 1993. He was the first doctor in India to implant an ICD, CRT-P & CRT-D. He also did the first HIS bundle pacing in India in 2015. He was instrumental in starting RF Ablation & cardiac devices implantation programme in many Centre in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Srilanka & Pakistan

He has about 150 national & international journal articles to his name & has been on the editorial board of Indian Heart Journal. Dr. Kler is regularly invited as a guest faculty to various National & International conferences like HRS & ACC and has been a guest faculty in USA, France, Australia, Pakistan, Srilanka, Bangladesh and Singapore. Dr. Kler has trained more than 200 doctors from India & abroad in the field of interventional cardiology & electrophysiology.

He is Honorary Professor of Cardiology for Banaras Hindu University, (BHU) & O. P. Jindal University, Sonipat. He is also a scientific advisor to various multinational companies like Boston Scientific, Medtronic, & St. Jude, all incorporated in USA.

Dr. Kler's services to the people of this country have been recognized by society. He has been awarded many awards, Prominent being D.Sc (Honoris Causa) by Punjab University, Chandigarh, Life time achievement award by Indian Medical Association & above all Padma Bhushan by govt of India in 2005. In 2014, he was honoured with Delhi Medical Association Centenary Award. Received Times Health Care Achievers Awards in 2017 in the category "Legends of Medicine”

Work Experience: 
  • Chairman at PSRI Heart Institute, August 2017 - November 2020
  • Escorts Heart Institute, November1989 to July 2017
Professional Memberships: 
  • Founding President of Heart Rhythm Society of India (HRS)
  • Life Fellow of American College of Cardiology (FACC)
  • Fellow Royal Colleges of Physicians of the (FRCP) UK
  • Life Member of Cardiological Society of India (CSI)
  • Vice President of Indian College of Cardiology (ICC)
  • Life Member of Indian Medical Association (IMA)
  • Life Member of Association Physicians of India (API)
  • Life Member of Delhi Medical Association (DMA)
  • Life Member of North American Society of Pacing & Electrophysiology (NASPE)
Speciality Interests: 
  • Interventional Cardiology & Cardiac Electrophysiology
Awards and Honours: 

Dr. Kler's services to the people of this country have been recognised by society. He has been awarded many awards, Prominent being D.Sc (Honoris Causa) by Punjab University, Chandigarh, Lifetime achievement award by Indian Medical Association & above all Padma Bhushan by govt of India in 2005. In 2014, he was honoured with Delhi Medical Association Centenary Award. Received Times Health Care Achievers Awards in 2017 in the category "Legends of Medicine”.

Research Experience : 

He has about 150 national & international journal articles to his name & has been on the editorial board of Indian Heart Journal. Dr. Kler is regularly invited as a guest faculty to various National & International conferences like HRS & ACC and has been a guest faculty in the USA, France, Australia, Pakistan, Srilanka, Bangladesh & Singapore.

Qualification: 
MBBS, MD (Medicine), DM (Cardiology), F.R.C.P. (U.K.) FACC (USA), D.Sc (Honoris Causa)
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