Dr. Samuel Mathew

Dr. Samuel Mathew
Dr. Samuel Mathew

Lilavati Hospital & Research Centre, Mumbai


Dr. Samuel Mathew
Chief Consultant, Interventional Cardiology
Lilavati Hospital & Research Centre, Mumbai, India 

Profile Snapshot

  • Dr. Samuel Mathew is famously known as the Father of Angioplasty in India for being the first to introduce the procedure in the country.
  • He is a renowned interventional cardiologist and brought in several innovative techniques of angioplasty with coronary Stenting, Carotid Stenting, Percutaneous Bypass, Rotablator Atherectomy and other such procedures.
  • He holds over 4 decades of experience in interventional cardiology and has performed more than 10,000 angioplasties till date. He also holds credit of more than 3000 Intra Coronary Stenting and 800 Rotablation cases.
  • He is solely responsible to have started Coronary Angioplasty program in some of the best cardiac hospitals in India and has taught Angioplasty in 12 different countries across 136 Catheterization Laboratories.
  • Dr. Mathew has trained a large number of cardiologists in Angioplasty in India, Australia as well as other countries in South East Asia.
  • His contribution towards interventional cardiology, mainly towards Angioplasty in India is huge and for efforts and dedication he has been conferred with several awards and honors.
  • He has been in the teaching faculty of a large number of institutes in India, USA and other countries and continues to be invited as a faculty to various medical colleges all over the world.
  • He is a regular invitee as a faculty to annual conferences and meetings of various medical associations where he has delivered talks and presented numerous papers and posters on Angioplasty and his new and improved methods.


  • Angioplasty Stenting
  • Coronary and Peripheral Angioplasty
  • Aortic Stent Grafting
  • Rotablation
  • Percutaneous bypass
  • Carotid Stenting
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Balloon Valvuloplasty
  • Biventricular Pacing
  • Pacemaker and heart device implantation

Work Experience

  • Presently working as a Chief Consultant of Interventional Cardiology at Lilavati Hospital & Research Centre, Mumbai 
  • Chief Consultant of Interventional Cardiology at Wockhardt Hospital, Mumbai
  • Director of Interventional Cardiology and Cardiac Catheterization Lab at Apollo Hospital, Chennai, Presently
  • Founder Chairman of the National Angioplasty Registry of India
  • Teaching Faculty for Stent Training Program at St. John’s Medical College and Mallya Hospital, Bangalore
  • Consultant of Interventional Cardiology in Mumbai Hospitals – Lilavati Hospital, Breach Candy Hospital, Cumballa Hospital, L H Hiranandani Hospital and P D Hinduja Hospital
  • Guest Faculty and Teaching Faculty for various cardiac catheterization and angioplasty procedures in colleges and hospitals of India, Australia, US and South East Asia


  • MBBS from Government College, Kottayam, 1974
  • MD in General Medicine from Stanley Medical College, University of Madras, 1978
  • DM in Cardiology from Madras Medical College, 1981
  • Doctorate of Science (Honoris Causa) from Dr. M G R University, 2003
  • Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology
  • Fellow of the American College of Cardiology
  • Fellow of the Society of Cardiac Angiography and Interventions


  • Cardiological Society of India
  • Asia-Pacific Society of Interventional Cardiology, Former President
  • Asia-Pacific Society of Cardiology, Former Chairman (Interventional cardiology)

Awards and Recognitions

  • Received the Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions in Cardiology in 2008
  • Honored with the Padma Shri by the President of India in 2000
  • Received the Dr. B.C. Roy Award in 1996

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