Naresh Trehan
Trehan at the World Economic Forum on India 2012
Born (1945-08-12) 12 August 1945 (age 78)
Alma materKing George's Medical College (MBBS)
OccupationCardiac surgeon
Known forFounder of Medanta
SpouseMadhu Trehan
ChildrenShyel Trehan, Shonan Trehan
AwardsPadma Shri
Padma Bhushan
Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award
Dr. B. C. Roy Award

Naresh Trehan (born 12 August 1945) is an Indian cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgeon.[1][2] After graduating from King George's Medical University, 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.[3] He serves as the chairman and managing director and chief cardiac surgeon of Medanta™-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.[4] In November 1969 he moved to USA and became a first-year resident at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.[4]

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.[5] Presently, Trehan is the Founder Chairman of Medanta - The Medicity one of the largest multi-specialty hospital at Gurgaon, Haryana established in 2009.[6] Trehan has been president of the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery.

As chairman of Global Health Private Ltd., Trehan has overseen the building of an integrated health care facility in Gurgaon, India, currently referred to as Medanta - The Medicity. Medicity is spread across 43 acres (170,000 m2) of land. Collaborating with Siemens and other financial partners, Medicity combines modern medicine with traditional medicine and holistic therapies.[7]


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 Hargobindapur, Batala[4] 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.[4] In September 1969 he married and moved to USA in November.[4] They have two daughters Shyel and Shonan. Shyel is a lawyer married to Pankaj Sahni, who's the CEO of Medanta. His wife, Madhu Trehan, is a journalist and writer.[8]



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  2. ^ "डॉ. नरेश त्रेहन की सफलता के मंत्र". Hindustan (in Hindi). Retrieved 22 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Dr. Naresh Trehan | TiE Delhi-NCR". Archived from the original on 7 October 2013. Retrieved 5 October 2013.
  4. ^ a b c d e "How Naresh Trehan became one of India's most influential doctor-businessmen".
  5. ^ "Fortis claims Trehan exits Escorts Institute". The Economic Times.
  6. ^ "Magic of Medanta". Financial Express. 19 July 2010. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
  7. ^ MediConnect Closes Major Funding Round, Adds Key Members to Its Board of Directors
  8. ^ "Naresh Trehan... Straight from the heart | undefined News - Times of India". The Times of India. 5 May 2002.
  9. ^ "Dr Naresh Trehan - Chairman, Medicity (Global Health PVT. LTD.)". Archived from the original on 6 March 2017. Retrieved 5 October 2013.
  10. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  11. ^ "B.C. Roy awards for 55 doctors". The Hindu. 2 July 2008. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
  12. ^ "India's 50 powerful people". India Today. 14 April 2017.