Cardiological Society of India (CSI):
Senior cardiologist from Hyderabad, Dr PC Rath, was formally elected president of the Cardiological Society of India (CSI) for the year 2023-24, in an annual meeting held in Chennai. Dr PC Rath is currently a senior consultant cardiologist and head of department of Cardiology at Apollo Hospitals, Jubilee Hills. Dr Rath has pioneered many percutaneous cardiac interventions like complex coronary angioplasty and stenting, robotic angioplasty and percutaneous valve treatment procedures.
Cardiological Society of India will be celebrating its 75th year celebration in December 2023 in Kolkata and Dr PC Rath will play a vital role in framing the scientific programme for the platinum jubilee celebrations. The CSI is a national body of cardiologists within India and those settled abroad. It has more than 5,000 members and was formed in 1948 under the stewardship of Bharat Ratna Dr Vidhan Shankar Roy, who served as the first president of the society.
About the Cardiological Society of India:
- The Cardiological Society of India, the largest association of cardiologists in India, works towards the prevention of CVD and the reduction of cardiovascular mortality by raising awareness among its members, other healthcare professionals and the public.
- The story of the creation of our society makes for some interesting reading. Bharat Ratna Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy (B.C. Roy) was instrumental in the official formation of the CSI which was founded even before the American College of Cardiology.
- A group of eminent physicians including Dr B C Roy and others were travelling on a train from Kolkata to Asansol, a suburban town, to attend a conference in 1946. On board the train, the idea of forming the cardiological society was mooted and discussed. Two years later, in 1948, the elite physicians of India met in Kolkata (then Calcutta) and the CSI came into being on 4 April 1948 with Dr B C Roy as founder president.