Dr. Lekha Pathak

Consultant - Cardiology

Speciality
Heart Institute ​

Hospital
Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital

+91 22 6836 0000

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Qualification

    • MD (Medicine), Jabalpur (MP), India
    • DM (Cardiology), Bombay (Maharashtra), India
    • FRCP, Royal College of Physicians, Edinburrough, United Kingdom (UK)
    • FACP, American College of Physicians, USA
    • FACC, American College of Cardiology, USA
    • FCCP, American College of Chest Physicians, USA
    • FICC, Indian College of Cardiology, India
    • FICE, Indian College of Electrocardiology, India
    • FICIC, Indian College of Interventional Cardiology, India
    • FIUA, International Union of Angiology, Lisboa (Portugal)
    • SCAI, The Society For Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Washington

Experience

    Present Designation

    • Former Honorary Director Professor & Head - Department of Cardiology, Grant Medical College & JJ Group of Hospital and Head Dept. of Cardiology, Director and Head of Cardiology, Nanavati Heart Institute, Mumbai (From Jan 1991 - Aug 2004)
    • HON - Consultant & Interventional Cardiologist & Head at Nanavati Heart Institute, Mumbai
    • HON - Cardiologist H L Hiranandani Hospital - Gurunanak Hospital, Saifee Super Speciality Hospital, Mumbai
    • MEMBER - Managing Committee Dr. D Y Patil University
    • HON Cardiologist - President of India & Governor of Maharashtra
    • Dean Indian College Of Physician of India
    • President - Honorary Association of Mumbai & Maharashtra

     

    Positions Held:

    • First Lady President - Association of Physicians of India & Presided over the golden Jubilee Year of API in 1995
    • President - Cardiological Society of India 1993
    • President of Association of Medical Consultant in 1983
    • President - National Society for Prevention of Heart Disease and Rehabilitation, (2000-2004)
    • Senate Member - Mumbai University nominated by Governor of Maharashtra for 5 years (1994 - 1999)
    • Associate Editor - Indian Heart Journal

     

    Experience (Teaching):

    • Hon. Director Prof. of Cardiology, Grant Medical (Mumbai) - 12 years
    • Hon. Prof. Cardiology, Grant Medical (Mumbai) - 3 years
    • Hon. Asso. Prof. Cardiology, Grant Medical (Mumbai) - 5 years
    • Hon. Asst. Prof. Cardiology, Grant Medical (Mumbai) - 5 years
    • Total Teaching Experience in Cardiology - 30 years
    • Recognized DM (Cardiology) Teacher - Bombay University - Maharashtra - 17 years
    • Recognized DNB (Cardiology) Teacher - National Board of Examinations - Delhi - 17 years
    • Examiner for DM (Cardiology) of various universities - 18 years
    • Examiner for DNB (Cardiology) - 17 years
    • Total Teaching Experience in Cardiology - 25 years
    • Medical Council of India (MCI) - Inspector (Subject Expert) for recognizing Cardiology centres in India - 15 years

     

    Experienced As An Editor

    • Editor in Chief - Post Grauate Medicine - 2004
    • Editor - Post Graduate Medicine Vol. 9, 1995
    • Editor - Interventions in Acute Myocardial Infacrtion - 1999
    • Editor - Lo Molecular Weight Heparins - Newer Advances - 2005
    • Associate Editor - Indian Heart Journal (IHJ) - 1990 - 1991 - Congenital Heart Disease
    • Sub Editor - Indian Heart Journal - Teaching Series - Vol I, Oct ‘1976 - Cardiovascular Therapeutics, Congenital Heart Disease & LVOT Obstruction
    • Member - Editorial Board, JABI time to time since last 25 year
    • Member - Editorial Board, IHJ - 25 years
    • Written Chapters in Text book of API
    • Associate Editor - for first edition by Dr. Santilal J Shah as Editor in Chief
    • Editorial Secretary - Indian Heart Journal - 1976 - 1980

Award

    Prestigious Orations and Awards

    • Life time achievement award by Ex. President APJ Abdul Kalam for outstanding contribution in the field of Cardiology 2008
    • Dr. C L Jhaveri Oration Indian Medical Association - 2008
    • RabindraNath Tagore oration by Indian College of Physician 2009
    • Master teacher award by IMA - 2010
    • Dr. SC Seth oration by Indian Medical Association - 2010
    • Amlananda Memorial oration by cardiolog

Membership

    University Affiliations

    • Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Member - Academic Council - 7 years
    • Padmashree Dr. D Y Patil University - Member Management Council - 5 Years
    • Senate - Mumbai University - 10 years nominated by Governor of Maharashtra

     

    Distinctions

    • 2nd Lady Interventional Cardiologist in the World
    • 1st Lady Interventional Cardiologist in India
    • 1st Lady Executive Chairperson - World Congress on Interventional Cardiology, 1999
    • 1st Lady Executive President - World Congress on Interventional Cardiology 2005
    • President - Cardiological Society for Prevention of Heart Diseases & Rehabilitation 2000-2002
    • 1st Lady Dean of Indian College of Physicians 2002-2004
    • 1st Lady President - Association of Physicians of India (API) - 1995
    • Hon. Physician and Cardiologist - Honourable Governor of Maharashtra
    • Pioneer - Eco-Cardiography in India
    • Member - Film Censor Board (1978 - 1985)
    • 1st Lady Chairperson - Shri SaibabaSansthanShirdi - 1989 - 1994
    • Faculty on TCT in the year 2012 and 2013 - The World biggest Interventional Cardiology meet

     

    Association with Association of Physicians of India (API)

    • Member of Governing body of API - from 1982 - 1991
    • President of Association of Physicians of India
    • President Elect - 1993 -1994
    • President of API 1994 - 1995 presided over golden jubilee of API
    • Past President of API 1995-1996
    • Dean of Indian College of Physician
    • As Dean Elect - 2000 - 2002
    • As Dean - 2002 - 2004
    • As Past Dean - 2004 - 2006

     

    • Chairperson of API House Committee since 1995. The plot of the building was purchased & constructed by raising funds and how the API House is completed & inaugurated was held on 13th May 2007.
    • Introduced the concept of ‘Rural CME’ as a Dean of ICP and various CME’s were organized at Shirdi, Lonavala, Khajuraho, Ranthambore, Pachmari, Gulbarga& Guwahati.
    • Inaugurated and actively participated in various academic activities of state & city chapter of API throughout the country.
    • Associated with API Text Book of Medicine by writing various chapters almost in every addition.
    • During my term as Dean following monograms were published:
    • Life Style Modification - Dr. KK Dang
    • Epilepsy - Dr. MM Singh
    • Tropical Cardiology - Dr. ManotoshPanja
    • Connective Tissue Disorder - Dr. SukumarMukharjee
    • Jaundice - Dr. Rakesh Tendon

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