Ashwin Balachand Mehta
Known forInterventional cardiology
AwardsPadma Shri
Maharashtra Gaurav Award
IMA Distinguished Doctor Award
Mahavir Mahatma Award
CTO Man of The Year Award
IIMCCF Lifetime Achievement Award
Andreas Gruentzig Memorial Award
AICT Golden Contribution Award
IJCTO Lifetime Achievement Award

Ashwin Balachand Mehta is an Indian cardiologist[1] and one of the pioneers of interventional cardiology in India.[2] He is the director of Cardiology department at Jaslok Hospital, Mumbai[3][4] and also serves Breach Candy Hospital, as a consultant.[5] He is reported to have performed the first Cardiac catheterization and Angiography in newborn babies in India, in 1973, the year when he introduced Bundle Electrography in the country.[4] He is also credited with the performance or supervision of over 35,000+ angioplasties and over 75,000+ angiographies.[4]

A fellow of the American College of Cardiology, Indian Society of Electrocardiology and the Indian College of Physicians,[5] Mehta is a former president of the Cardiological Society of India[2] and current member of the society.[6] He is also the president of the Cardiovascular Society of India.[2] The Government of India awarded him the civilian honour of the Padma Bhushan in 2024 and the Padma Shri in 2004.[7] He has also received several other awards as Chemtech Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award (1999), Maharashtra Gaurav Award (2004), Mahavir Mahatma Award (2006), Indian Medical Association Distinguished Doctor Award (2008), CTO Man of The Year Award (2008) and Andreas Gruentzig Memorial Award, among others. He is the eldest son of lawyer Balachand Mehta (1916-2007) who was a highly regarded lawyer and a specialist of the Rent Act. His younger brother Dilip B. Mehta is a respected interior designer in South Mumbai.[4]


  1. ^ "Online profile". 2017. Retrieved 24 January 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Lilavati Hospital profile". Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre. 2015. Retrieved 13 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Heart diseases may remain silent before the big attack". Indus Health Plus. 2015. Archived from the original on 17 November 2015. Retrieved 13 November 2015.
  4. ^ a b c d "DR. MEHTA ASHWIN B". Jaslok Hospital. 2015. Retrieved 13 November 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Credi Health profile". Credi Health. 2015. Retrieved 13 November 2015.
  6. ^ Cardiological Society of India: Cardiology Update 2014. Cardiological Society of India. 2015. ISBN 9789351526186. Retrieved 13 November 2015.
  7. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.