Called the pioneer of Angioplasty in the country, Dr. Mathew Samuel Kalarickal of Apollo Hospitals has performed over 5,000 Angioplasties. He is the first Indian Cardiologist to initiate various new techniques in Angioplasty.
Born on January 6, 1948, Dr. Mathew got his M.B.B.S degree from Government Medical College, Kottayam (1974), M.D., Stanley Medical College, Chennai (1978) and D.M. in 1981 from Madras Medical College, Chennai.
Having trained in Coronary Angioplasty under Dr. Andreas Gruentzig at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Mathew is now the visiting Fellow of Interventional Cardiology, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio (U.S.A) and Interventional Cardiology, Atlanta (U.S.A.).
As the Founder Chairman of National Angioplasty Registry in India, Dr. Mathew has conducted Coronary Angioplasty programmes in most of the important hospitals in the country. He has the distinction of having trained Interventional Cardiologist, all over South East Asia, Australia and India.
Dr. Mathew has a wide clinical research experience. Among the various current academic positions, he is the Director, Interventional Cardiology and Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai.
For his contributions to Cardiology, he has received many awards including the Padmashri in 1999.