DR. Naresh Trehan

Naresh Trehan (born 12 August 1946) is an Indian cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgeon. After graduating from King George Medical College, Lucknow, India, he went on to practice at New York University Medical Center Manhattan USA from 1971 to 1988. He returned to India and started Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre. He serves as the chairman and managing director and chief cardiac surgeon of MedantaTM-The Medicity. He has served as personal surgeon to the President of India since 1991, has received numerous awards, including the Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award and Dr. B. C. Roy award.


Education and career

In 1963 Dr. Trehan got admission in King George’s Medical College in Lucknow. In November 1969 he moved to USA and became a first-year resident at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.

Trehan was the founder, director and chief cardiovascular surgeon of Escorts Heart Institute and Research Center (EHIRC), which opened on Okhla Road, Delhi in 1988. Presently, Trehan is the Founder Chairman of Medanta – The Medicity one of the largest multi-specialty hospital at Gurgaon, Haryana established in 2009. Trehan has been president of the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery.

As chairman of Global Health Private Ltd., Trehan is overseeing the building of an integrated health care facility in Gurgaon, India, currently referred to as MediCity. MediCity will spread across 43 acres (170,000 m2) of land. Collaborating with Siemens and other financial partners, MediCity aims to combine modern medicine with traditional medicine and holistic therapies.


His mother was a gynaecologist and father was an ENT specialist, both of them practised in Lyallpur until the partition of India his family belonged to Sri Hargobindpur, Batala He was born left-handed but due to stigma, his Hindi tutor broke his left hand to force Trehan to write with the right hand. In September 1969 the 2 married and moved to USA in November. They have two daughters. His wife, Madhu Trehan, is a journalist and writer.


  • Padma Bhushan Award by President of India in recognition of distinguished service in the field of Cardiology Medicine in 2001.
  • Padma Shri Award by President of India in recognition of distinguished service in the field of Surgery in 1991.
  • B. C. Roy Award from the Medical Council of India 2002.
  • India Today Magazine ranked him #35th in India’s 50 Most powerful people of 2017 list.