Dr. R. R. Kasliwal

        Adjunct. Professor Cardiology (NBE)
        Chairman, Clinical & Preventive Cardiology
        Medanta Heart Institute,
        Medanta-the Medicity, Sector 38, Gurgaon, Haryana



I was born in the pink City in the lush green and serene setting of Kasliwal Villa.  Growing up there was a dream and studying at St. Xavier’s School: a dream sequence. Under the guidance of Xavier teachers, Dr. R M Kasliwal (who adopted me), Dr. Ram R Kasliwal (who was my biological father) life could not have been better. I was taught only one thing: “Integrity”. Dr. R M Kasliwal, founder and longest reigning principal of S.M.S. Medical College, Personal physician to the great Netaji Bose with scores of scientific papers and loving students was a doyen of internal medicine. People still love him and cherish his memory. Dr. Ram R Kasliwal, a PhD in Political Science from the London School of Economics was a teacher and great human being. These incredible and other influences of childhood have stayed in my chest as a beacon.

As a graduate and post graduate medical student in the S.M.S. College, life was smooth and purposeful. I did not get a gold medal but was not a back bencher either. I was saving the energy for the further countdown. But a friend’s sister, who had Rheumatic Heart Disease and had repeated hospital admissions showed me what I had to take up and this would eventually become my life. Cardiology a little known specialty in those times (early seventies). Dr. K C Kotia, a student of the first batch of SMS and my mentor, did what every good mentor does, showed me the way. From one capital to the very heart of India- to do DM Cardiology at the AIIMS, New Delhi was the turning point. There was no looking back now. Jaipur was behind and the entire globe was the playing field.

After the DM in Cardiology, I was restless to move on and joined and helped, build up the National Heart Institute (1982) under the legendary Dr. S Padmawati. Again I met a person with strong beliefs, a good teacher and a good clinician. It was great kick- start to my life in the big, bad world. I was the first cardiologist at NHI and it was a great experience in Institute building, man- management and life as a young consultant. But having trodden, the path less traveled I was ready to go and do it again (in 1987) at the Escorts Heart Institute with Dr. Naresh Trehan. Thus, it was to be the golden period of my life. Setting up the first Cardiology Department, starting a DNB course, PGDCC and academia in the private arena was more than a challenge. But it happened and we created an iconic Institute.

At the pinnacle of success, I felt very strongly that I had to give back to society, so in 1994, I started the concept of Community Outreach Program (COP) which is still continuing wherein I along with a team of doctors would see the lesser privileged people of the society for cardiac disease, conduct free echocardiographic examinations and talk to the community about prevention of heart attacks. Eventually my wife played an important role in this. My team and I literally did hundreds of heart camps. Based on these experiences I lectured at the Harvard University USA, “Bridging Hearts: A Road to Better Health from New Delhi to Kabul” and later at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in London, UK. The program is still very robust. The camps at Kabul and Kathmandu resulted in heart centers being set up there.

Among the many scientific papers that I published during this period, the more important contributions were on endothelial dysfunction and preclinical atherosclerosis. The papers are now quoted world over and are in sync with the growing epidemic of cardiovascular disease particularly atherosclerotic vascular disease and myocardial infarctions younger Indians and South Asians in Particular. Around this period (2004) I received the Dr. B. C. Roy National Award which was a proud moment not forgetting that my father too got this award a while back. (Two members of a nuclear family getting a National Award is quite rarity).

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Upcoming Event

Date April 2021


Latest Event

18-19 April 2020

Medanta Echo n Cardiology

Conference Cancelled due to COVID 19

Past Event

13 April 2019

Medanta Echo n Cardiology

As April 2019 looms on the horizon, we look forward to welcome you yet again for the 8th season of “Medanta Echo n Cardiology: Today and tomorrow”.

What People Says

Dear Dr. Kasliwal, My time at Medanta has come to an end after a fantastic placement. I wanted to send you a message and express my greatest amount of gratitude to you for providing me with the opportunity to learn in the Medanta heart institute. My first ever clinical observation was there in the cath lab, this is something that in my life I will never forget and I thought you should know what an honour it was to have the opportunity to work under your supervision. You are a true inspiration to me and I am not lying when I say my experience at the heart institute has only confirmed my dreams of one day being able to complete my schooling and become as good as you. I wish you well and again, thank you so much for sparking a change in my life and inspiring me to achieve greatness.

Thank you and god bless,
Yusuf Susiwala

Thanks Dear Dr. Kasliwal l allways remember you and Dr Trehan Sahib. Best wishes to you and your family.

Govind Madhav Gaur

Dr R R Kasliwal was very affectionate and brilliant. The Way he treated uncle we he has a serious heart attack; I would like to favor it to anyone who is looking out for a good cardiologist in the Delhi NCR.

Tremendous, brilliant consultant of the heart. Carefully explain interpretation, prevention and suggested medications. Very professional and make me feel happy in a patient-doctor setting.

Excellent doctor….his junior dr. ahmer is also excellent…good prescription by him.

Recently I got my mother (patient id MM01101247) admitted under his care. I glad I chose him. My mother health was really precarious and Dr. Kasliwal did a good job in saving her life. This guy is very capable. Knowledgeable and very sincere. My mother’s potassium level was very high and he diagnosed her correctly and treated her well. His entire team is fabulous – including Dr. Ahmed, Dr. Madu, God bless you guys !!!