Dr. Devi Shetty is also known as Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty is a renowned Cardiac Surgeon and philanthropist. He is also an Indian Entrepreneur who is the founder and chairman of the well-known Narayana Health Hospital. He was born in Kinnigoli village in Karnataka, India on 8th May 1953. He is known for performing more than 15,000 heart surgeries now. His spouse name is Shakuntala Shetty. He has three children named Ameya Shetty, Varun Shetty, and Anish Shetty. He is also the founder of Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences in Kolkata. Dr. Devi Shetty is called Henry Ford of the Cardiac Surgery because he brings change to the ‘hearts’ of people in India. He found it for giving quality services to all people in India with dignity and care. His life can be so much tiring but also full of inner satisfaction and fun. His excellence and dedication make him a completely reliable person in his field. He has set different examples of his admirers and patients.
Dr. Devi Shetty was from the Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka, India. He is the son of restaurateur Bommaiya Shetty. He is the eighth child out of a total of nine children in his family. He was outstanding from childhood. He took interest in science and chose to be a cardiac surgeon when he was a student in school. He said his inspiration behind this decision is a South African surgeon named Christiaan Barnand who was the first person to perform a heart transplant. He further pursues his career in medicine and gives a huge impact on people’s lives. Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty has a determined personality. He completed his degree in medicine and later he completed his post-graduate degree in General Surgery.
Dr. Devi Shetty did his schooling at St. Aloysius School, Mangalore, and higher studies at St. Aloysious College, Mangaluru. In 1979, he finished his MBBS and did his post-graduate degree in General Surgery from Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore. He completed FRCS from Royal College of Surgeons, England. He is trained in heart surgery as a surgeon at Guy’s hospital, UK. He wanted to make healthcare available for everyone in India without any racism. He witnessed many poor and helpless people dying in India because they cannot afford medicine or treatment. He works his whole life to prevent this kind of situation in our country.
Area of Expertise:
- Paediatric Cardiac Surgery
- Pulmonary Endarterectomy (RossProcedure)
- Aortic Aneurysms
- Redo Heart Surgery
Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty come back to India in 1989 and worked at B.M. Birla Hospital in Kolkata. He was the first person to perform neonatal India’s first cardiac surgery in 1992. This surgery was performed on a baby named Ronnie who was 9 days old back then. Even, Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty operated on Mother Teresa when she had a heart attack and after that, he becomes her doctor. After spending some time in Kolkata, he returned to Bangalore. There, he started the Manipal Heart Foundation at Manipal Hospitals. Shetty’s father-in-law provided a huge financial contribution to the creation of this hospital.
Contribution through Society:
Shetty founded a multi-specialty hospital named Narayana Hrudayalaya in Bommasandra on the border side of Bangalore. Then he believed that the average medical cost can be reduced by fifty percent in the upcoming 9-10 years. This can happen only if the hospitals accept the design of economies of scale. Apart from Cardiac Surgery, Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospital also includes neurosurgery, pediatric surgery, transplant services, hematology, neurosurgery, nephrology and so more.
It is the largest heart hospital in the world with 1000 beds conducting more than 30 major surgeries in a day. The health city was built on the land which was a marshland before and reclaimed for this reason. The health city aims to give care to more than 15,000 outpatients/day. In 2012, Mr. Shetty made an agreement with TriMedx which is a subsidiary of Ascension Health. He took this step in 2012 for generating a joint venture for hospital chains in India.
Previously, the past Narayana Hrudayalaya also collaborated with Ascension Health for creating a health care city in the Cayman Islands, which can include 2,000 beds. In addition, RTIICS (Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences) is also founded by him.
He also signed an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) with the government of Karnataka for building a hospital with 5000+ beds near Bangalore International Airport. The company of Dr. Devi Shetty also signed MOU with the Gujarat Government for setting up a hospital with a 5000+ bed facility in Ahmedabad. Even, Dr. Devi Shetty is now a part of the Board of Governors that put back the MCI and also served for 1 year before additional reconstitution.
Awards and Achievements:
Dr. Devi Shetty has been recognized with various awards for his priceless contribution to the welfare of medical science and public health.
2001: Karnataka Ratna
2002: Rajyotsava Award
2003: Ernst & Young – Entrepreneur
2003: Sir M. Visvesvaraya Memorial Award
2003: Dr. BC Roy
2004: Padma Shri award for Medicine
2004: India Innovation Award by NDTV & EMPI
2004: Citizen Extraordinaire, Rotary
2005: Schwab Foundation`s award
2005: Social Entrepreneurship Award
2010: Indian of the Year by NDTV
2011: Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) by University of Mysore
2011: Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa) University of Minnesota, USA
2011: The President’s Award
2011: The Economist Innovation Award
2012: Padma Bhusan
2013: FT Arcelor Mittal Boldness in Business Awards
2014: Nikkei Asia Prize in the category of Economic and Business Innovation, Tokyo
2014: Doctor of Science from Indian Institute of Technology
2015: Dr. Ida S. Scudder Humanitarian Oration
2018: Lifetime Achievement – Public Leadership (Gold)
2018: Lifetime Achievement – Clinical Care (Gold)
Contribution through Healthcare:
Dr. Shetty has helped in reducing the cost of cardiac operations. He was the first to perform the most critical process of neo-natal open heart surgery for closing a heart hole in a 9-day old baby. He did this with a microchip camera. He was the first to introduce Artificial Heart 1st time in India. He used the stomach’s blood vessels to bypass the blocked heart arteries. He was the first to introduce, perform Dynamic Cardiomyoplasty Operation. Even, his rate of successful surgery has been greater with children. He is the first to introduce line heart surgery in India.
Yashasvini was launched by Dr. Shetty. It is the world’s most popular and cheapest health insurance scheme. It is for the poorest people in India with a monthly premium of Rs. 5. This scheme is supported by the government of Karnataka. This scheme has already a number of a million members.
His all Existing Business and Holding Share:
Stock Name: Narayana Hrudalaya
Holder’s Name: Devi Prasad Shetty
Current Stock Price: 504.30 INR
Quantity Held: 56,526,139
Holding percent: 26.66%
Holding Value: 2,851.2 Cr
The report says that Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty is getting a profit of Rs. 5, 25, 19,364 / Annum.
The surgery he performed:
Dr. Devi Shetty performed more than 1, 20,000 heart surgeries. Forty percent of them are infants or children.
How to get an appointment:
You can get a direct appointment or book a slot through their website www.narayanahealth.org. Although you are provided with a fixed time slot sometimes it can be delayed with the crowd. However, hospital staff always informs you about any kind of delay. It is suggested to report before the appointed time, so that the person cannot miss his or her turn. New patients need to go to the main reception for finishing the process of registration. Old or existing patients can directly approach the respective department informing the staff. If there are any changes, staff will inform you. You need to bring your identity proof, address proof, and update your recent email address and mobile number. It is suggested that you should make some notes on your problem before discussing it with the doctor. It may help you get things clear with your physician.
NH Hospital (Narayana Hrudayalaya Private Limited) was founded by Deviprasad Shetty in the year 2000 in Bengaluru. This hospital has an outstanding simplicity in the business model. The hospital can tackle 50-60 cases at any point which is the total number of annual cases at any other hospital. The annual revenue of the hospital is 3,151 Cr INR. There are a total number of 11,261 employees in this hospital. Dharamsila Cancer Foundation and Research Centre are the subsidiaries of the company.
Address of the Hospital:
3&4, ITPL, Main Road Sadaramangala Industrial Area, opposite mall,
Whitefield Main Road, Kadugodi
Bangalore Karnataka 560066
In upcoming years, Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty is willing to expand his business model of Narayana Hrudayalaya to other dominating nations in Africa as well as Asia. He is determined to work for people and make his education to good use. We have many things to learn from this great human being. According to him, we just should not use our education for our comfort and pleasure. We should use it for good and for greater humanity’s purpose. He also stated that one should be passionate enough about the career that he can raise and shine in his darkest days and enhance his career for other lives too.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Dr. Devi Shetty
Question: Who is dr Devi Shetty?
Answer: Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty, MS, FRCS who was born 8 May 1953 at Kinnigoli which major suburb in the outskirts of Mangalore Tehsil. Dr. Devi Setty is a renowned cardiac surgeon and Indian Medical entrepreneur. Dr. Devi Setty is the chairman and founder member of Narayana Health in India. Dr. Devi Setty gave treatment for millions of patients in India and Abroad also performed more than 16,000 heart surgeries.