• Name Dr. P.C.Rath
  • Specialization Cardiology
  • e-mail ID apollohealthcity@apollohospitals.com
  • Location Apollo Health City Campus Hyderabad
  • Qualifications MBBS ;MD DM (Cardiology)
  • Specialisation Interventional Cardiology

Previous Appointments

  • University of Rouen, France
  • Red Cross Hospital, Frankfort, Germany
  • St. Lukes Hospital, University of Denver, USA

Conferences / Courses


  1. Zonal Coordinator, PTCA Registry, INDIA (1995-1997).
  2. Participated as a faculty in 25 National & International meeting in India, Bangladesh, China, Singapore, Europe & USA.
  3. Organized Five National meetings & Live demonstration courses at Apollo Hospital, Hyderabad on Interventional Cardiology.
  4. Organized First Asia Pacific Transradial Interventional workshop at Apollo Hospital.
  5. Organized the First National Interventional Council Meeting of Cardiology Society of India at Hyderabad in 1999.
  6. Organized the Indo-French Interventional Cardiology Conference at Hyderabad in November 2000
  7. Trained Nine Young Cardiology Fellows in Interventional Cardiology at Apollo Hospital, Hyderabad and Thirty Physicians on Echo, TMT and CCU management.
  8. Started Interventional Cardiology programme at Apollo Hospital, Hyderabad, Institute of Cardiovascular Disease, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Combined Military Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh and SCB Medical College, Cuttack, Orissa.
  9. Trained Doctors and started Coronary Stenting programme at Durgabai Deshmukh Hospital, CDR Hospital, Hyderabad and Institute of Cardiovascular Disease, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, Institute of
  10. Cardiovascular disease, Dhaka.
  11. Founding Trustee & Scientific Director – Indo French Institute of Carotid and Peripheral Vascular and diseases.

Implanted DRUG ELUTING (CYPHER) STENT 1st time in Asia

  • Pacific Countries.


  1. Conducted live demonstration workshop in Beijing, China, Dhaka, Bangladesh & France.
  2. Participated as a Guest Faculty in
  3. Endovascular Therapy course in Paris in 1999, Indo-French Interventional Cardiology meeting in Rouen in 1998, Euro-Paris Coronary Revascularization Course (EUROPCR) in 2001).
  4. Visiting Faculty, Department of Cardiology, University of Rouen.


  • Indian Intracoronary Radiation Trial – Intracoronary Brachytherapy with Gamma Radiation , Principal Investigator Dr. A.M. Nisar Syed, Long Beach Memorial Hospital, California.
  • Use of Mitral commissurotome for Mitral valve dilatation – International multicentric trial – Principal Investigator – Prof. Alain Cribier.
  • WISDOM Registry for evaluation of paclitaxol drug eluting stent (BOSTON SCIENTIFIC), Apollo Hospital, Hyderabad.(Published in Lancet)


  • Performed more than 20,000 Angiograms, 3,000 PTCA , 2,500 Coronary stentings, 75 cases of Percutaneous Trans Myocardial Laser Revascularization(PTMR), 500
  • Valvuloplasty, 200 cases of peripheral, renal, carotid Interventions including ASD and PDA closure, 12 cases of Drug eluting stent.
  • Developed Mitral commissurotome along with Prof. Alain Cribier and performed first 7 cases of mitral dilatation in the world using Metallic Commissurotome
  • Largest series of Balloon Mitral Valvuloplasty in the world using Bifoil balloon catheter (published in Journal of Cardiovascular diagnosis).
  • First time performed Trans Radial Coronary Angioplasty and stenting in Asia Pacific region in ’94 ( Published in Indian Heart Journal also reported in the Limca book of world records).
  • First time performed Venous graft intervention using protection device in India (published in Indian Heart Journal).
  • Performed one of the highest number of Percutaneous Transluminal Myocardial Laser Revascularization (PTMR) in India (published in Indian Heart Journal).
  • First time performed Carotid stenting by using protection device in India. (published in Indian Heart Journal)
  • First time performed Drug Eluting stent in Asia Pacific region.
  • Selected by the Cardiological Society of India and delivered DR K.K.DATEY MEMORIAL ORATION in the annual conference of Cardiological society of India at Kolkata on 06-12-03.

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