Achievements

Dr. S. A. Merchant is a Sr. Interventional Cardiologist fo 25 years at Mumbai, India.

  • Dr Shahid .A Merchant 1978 batch Gold Medalist allumini from prestigous KEM Hospital. Over a span of 14 academic years accomplished DM cardiology, MD Medicine, DNB cardiology & Left KEM hospital as lecturer in cardiology in 1992
  • Trained in interventional cardiology between 1989 & 1993 at world renowned University of Rouen in France and Mass Gen Hosp & Havard Medical School. USA
  • Founder member and 1st Consultant to be appointed at the prestigous Lilavati Hospital & Research Centre in mumbai. Has been in practice in interventional cardiology for 25 yrs at lilavati hospital till today
  • 25 years of practise in interventional cardiology at state of the art superspeciality hospitals NABH & JCI accrecated in mumbai- Lilavati, Saifee, Hinduja khar & Raheja Fortis hospitals
  • 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 Honour Prof Alain Cribier
  • First in the world to implant Soluble stents below knee in Diabetic foot
  • First few in the World who pioneered soluble stent technology for complex coronary artery disease. Large Experience of whole body angiography specially in diabetics and treating carotids, renals, lower extrimity & below knee blockages with stent treatment.
  • Recipient of the prestigious Fellowship of the American Society of Cardiac Angiography & Intervention
  • 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 who were 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 Lilavati Hospital Cath Lab with whole body angiography & DSA (Digital Subtraction Angiography)
  • A Teacher & Academician par excellence invited as Faculty delivered more than 500 cme lectures to doctors on innovations & experience in Interventional cardiology
  • A Thinker & Innovator in Interventional cardiology started for the first time in India a Cardiac Rehab Program - Full Life To Heart Patients at Lilavati & Saifee Hospitals
  • Very high ranking on google search as top interventional cardiologist in India & the world sp for soluble stents, heart failure programe, whole body angio in diabetics/hypertensive, stents in Complex coronary art disease
  • 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.