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The founder of Medanta, Dr. Naresh Trehan, joins India’s Billionaire Club: A Look Back at His Career and Wealth

From his early years immersed in a family of medical practitioners to his recent accolade as India’s newest billionaire, Dr. Naresh Trehan’s journey embodies dedication, expertise, and unwavering commitment to healthcare excellence. Born into a lineage of doctors, with both his parents practicing medicine, Trehan’s path seemed predestined. Pursuing his medical education at King George’s Medical College in Lucknow, he ventured to the United States in 1969, where he refined his skills as a resident at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. His return to India in 1988 marked the genesis of a distinguished career, marked by pivotal roles at Escorts Heart Institute and Research Center (EHIRC) and later at Apollo Hospital in New Delhi.

In 2007, Dr. Trehan embarked on a groundbreaking endeavor, founding Medanta – The Medicity, a sprawling multi-specialty hospital in Gurgaon, Haryana. Renowned worldwide for his expertise in cardiovascular surgery, he has performed over 48,000 open-heart surgeries at Medanta, earning acclaim as a leading cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgeon.

Trehan’s contributions to the medical field have been honored with prestigious awards, including the Padma Bhushan in 2001 and the Padma Shri in 1991. Serving as the personal surgeon to the President of India since 1991, he has been lauded for his distinguished service in Cardiology Medicine.

As the Managing Director of the Medanta chain, Dr. Naresh Trehan holds a significant stake in Global Health, the operator of Medanta, propelling him to billionaire status as shares of the company soared in 2023. With a strategic vision for expansion, Trehan plans to invest substantially in enhancing healthcare infrastructure across Lucknow, Patna, and Noida over the next three years. His commitment to excellence is underscored by investments in cutting-edge technology and facilities upgrades, reaffirming Medanta’s position as a beacon of healthcare innovation.

Trehan’s remarkable journey from a humble medical student to a titan of the healthcare industry serves as a testament to his unwavering passion, perseverance, and dedication to improving healthcare accessibility and quality in India and beyond.

Sadhna B

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