Devi Shetty, Indian surgeon

Devi Shetty, Indian surgeon

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Caption: Devi Shetty, Indian cardiac surgeon. Devi Shetty is a world-renowned heart surgeon. He trained at Kasturba Medical College in Mangalore, India, and in the West Midlands Cardiothoracic Rotation programme in the UK. On returning to India in 1989, he founded his first hospital in Calcutta. Many more hospitals followed, and he is currently the Managing Director of the Narayana Hrudayalaya heart hospital in Bangalore in southern India. He has introduced numerous new cardiac surgery techniques to India and to date has treated around 17,000 patients. He promotes the use of telemedicine to give consultations to people in remote areas of India. Photographed in 2004.

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