+91 - 22 - 40203620 / 21 | +91 8879755458

News & Events

News Room >> News & Event >> News Content
16 Aug 2022
Dr Nihar Mehta Completes Advanced Fellowship in Hungary for Heart Valve Replacement without Stitches

Dr Nihar Pradip Mehta, a leading consultant cardiologist in Mumbai has successfully performed complex Heart Valve replacements without stitches in the past few months, one of the first cardiologists in India to do this without assistance of a foreign proctor. He accomplished this soon after completing a Fellowship in Structural Heart Disease and TAVI at the Gottsegen National Cardiovascular Institute (GOKVI) in Budapest, Hungary from January to June 2022.

He is the son of Late Dr Pradip and Shilpa Mehta, and grandson of Late Dr J. K. Mehta, also a renowned cardiologist in Mumbai.

Earlier, in August 2021, he performed the first ever Mitra Clip Transcatheter Edge-to-Edge Repair heart surgeries in Western and Central India at the Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai. Prior to that, in April 2019, Dr Mehta also did the First Caval Valve Implantation (CAVI) in India in a patient with Carcinoid Heart disease, a rare case that has been quoted in many journals across Europe and America. 


It has been a little over a decade since Dr Mehta started his practice and he has already extensive experience in Procedures like Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR/TAVI) which is done for patients with a choked up aortic valve (aortic stenosis).  He has performed between 150-200 cases with various complex anatomies and difficulties. Besides, he is acknowledged for his expertise in interventional cardiology, complex angioplasty and stenting, Heart Failure & Hypertension. 

After doing his MBBS and MD from KJ Somaiya Hospital & Research Centre, Mumbai in 2003 and 2008 respectively, winning numerous medals and awards at both levels, including standing First in the state in MBBS, Dr Nihar subsequently completed a number of additional advanced training courses. These included Fellowships in Interventional Cardiology and Structural Heart Disease (Seoul, S. Korea; Mount Sinai hospital, New York; Cedars Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles) followed by his latest course in Hungary. He currently is a consultant at Jaslok, Breach Candy, HN Reliance, Bhatia, St Elizabeth & KJ Somaiya Superspecialty Hospitals.


Dr Mehta has also authored a number of research papers which have been published in reputed Indian and international journals, made presentations at various conferences worldwide and held key positions in professional associations such as Association of Physicians of India, among others.

In addition to his various professional achievements, Dr Mehta also has a Tae-kwando (Martial Arts) Red belt II Stripes, has passed the Elementary Grade of Arts and the Grade II in Theory of Music of Piano by Trinity College exams, has formal training in Sitar & Violin and participated in the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2013 and 2015 completing the Half Marathon of 21 km in 3:04 and 3:11 hours respectively!

For more information visit - drniharmehta.com




Members can now request for a soft copy of the names and addresses of all those listed in the Directory in Excel format. The copy will contain the list with all the updates that have been informed by members till the last day of the previous month.
This service is strictly for the use of Members Only.

Palanpur Online Helpline

Tel: +91 - 22 - 40203620 / 21
Email: info@palanpuronline.com
Time: 10am - 6pm (IST) (Mon to Fri)