Devi Shetty Biography

Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty, a renowned cardiac surgeon founded the Narayana Hrudayalaya , a multi-specialty hospital in the outskirts of Bangalore which has earned fame across all of India and the neighbouring countries. Even patients from developed countries have been flocking to this hospital because of the high-quality and affordable treatment.

Dr. Shetty is also credited with introducing Yashasvini, a health insurance scheme provided at very nominal rates in collaboration with the Government of Karnataka.

He did his graduation and post-graduation in Medicine from the Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, before moving to the United Kingdom for his education. After attending a basic training in Cardiac Surgery at the West Midlands Cardiothoracic Rotation programme, he trained at the Guy’s Hospital in London between 1983 and 1989. After returned to India in 1989, he started off at the B.M. Birla Hospital in Kolkata. He then moved on to Bangalore. In 1997 he teamed up to start the Manipal Heart Foundation. He has single-handedly brought down the cost of many complicated heart surgeries, bringing them within the reach of many people.

He has a long list of achievements. Dr.Shetty is the first heart surgeon in India to perform neo-natal open-heart surgery, the first surgeon in India to use an artificial heart and many others. He operates kids under twelve for free and a major chunk of his operations are on children.