Dr. S.A. Merchant
Senior Interventional Cardiologist & Head of Department – AMSYS Heart & Diabetes Clinic
Dr. Shahid A. Merchant is a gold medalist alumnus from the prestigious King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai. Over a span of 14 academic years, he has accomplished DM cardiology, MD Medicine, DNB cardiology & as a Lecturer at KEM Hospital in Cardiology in 1992.
Trained in Interventional Cardiology between 1989 & 1993 at the world-renowned University of Rouen in France and Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School, USA.
Founder member and 1st Consultant at the prestigious Lilavati Hospital & Research Centre in Mumbai. Has been practicing Interventional Cardiology for 25 years at Lilavati Hospital as well as at other NABH & JCI Accredited Hospitals in Mumbai viz.,Saifee, Hinduja Khar Surgical & Raheja Fortis.
Credit of performing more than 10,000 procedures in Cath Lab. successfully and mastered the art of treating most complex heart disease with soluble scaffolds, 4th generation medicated stents, peripheral stents, device implants for heart failure patients & other interventions.
One of the first innovators of the TAVI valve in the world along with Legion of Honor Prof. Alain Cribier as well as the first in the world to implant soluble stents below knee in Diabetic foot patients.
First few in the world who pioneered soluble stent technology for complex coronary artery disease. Large experience of whole body angiography especially in diabetics and treating carotids, renals, lower extremity & below knee blockages with stent treatment.
Recipient of the prestigious Fellowship of the American Society of Cardiac Angiography & Intervention & European Society of Cardiology. First few in India to start the Heart Failure Management Program with Innovative Devices & published a pilot study on follow up on 75 heart failure patients.
First few in India to master complex Cath Lab. procedures for multivessel coronary artery disease referred for bypass surgery. A pilot study on 100 patients with stents replacing bypass surgery in the pipeline.
First cardiologist in Mumbai to start "The Interventional Diabetes & Hypertension Multiorgan Cardiovascular Assessment Program" successfully at LilavatiHospital Cath Lab. with whole body angiography & DSA (Digital Subtraction Angiography).
A Teacher & Academician par excellence invited as National & International speaker at conferences and delivered more than 500 CME lectures on innovations & experience in Interventional Cardiology. He is the Scientific Chairperson of the Global Cardio Diabetes Conclave in Mumbai September 2018.
Dr. S. A. Merchant’s online biography book was released by Cleveland Clinic e-health Research USA as World’s Top Renowned Doctor at the hands of the Health minister &was inducted in Medical Hall of Fame, Doyens of Medicine. He is working on a "Good Cause" for Diabetics with innovation & technology to prevent & detect early complications of Diabetes by setting up Cardio Diabetes Clinics in India & globally.
Published a book on "Journey & Experience of 25 years of Dr. S. A. Merchant in the field of Cardiology (stents & innovative Devices) in 2014. Runs the SAHAL Foundation "Save A Heart & Life" for Academic Activities & Charity for latest heart treatment.
Read more: www.drmerchant.in
Areas of Expertise
- Coronary Angiography
- Peripheral Angiography
- Heart Valve Repair
- Aneurysm Repair
- Ventricular Septal Defect
- Heart Bypass Surgery
- Peripheral Angioplasty