Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty holds MS (General Surgery) and MBBS from Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore and has trained and worked as cardio thoracic surgeon under National Health Service UK at Brompton Hospital and Guys Hospital London Between 1983-1989. He is Professor of International Health – University of Minnesota Medical School, USA and Rajeev Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka, Bangalore. He is First Heart surgeon in India to perform heart surgeries on newborn babies, used Micro-chip camera to close holes in the Heart. Dr. Shetty and his team have performed over Seventy thousand major heart surgeries out of which Fifteen Thousand operations were on children, many of them new born babies.
Scalability and Impact:
First team in the world to coin the term Micro Health Insurance. Helped Karnataka state Government to launch Yeshashwini Micro Health Insurance considered as the largest Micro Health Insurance Programme in the world. Arogya Raksha Yogana in association with Mrs. Kiran Majumdar Shaw of Biocon. First team in the world to coin the term “Health City” and in the Process of creating 5000 bed Health cities in every state capital of India Manages world’s largest Telemedicine Programme through Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). Manages a chain of Rural Clinics in Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh
Awards and Recognition:
Rajyotsava Award (2002) Sir M. Visvesvaraya Memorial Award (2003) Ernst & Young –Entrepreneur of the Year (2003) Padmashree (2003) Dr. B C Roy Award (2004) Citizen Extraordinaire, Rotary (2004) India Innovation Award – 2004, By NDTV & EMPI Social Entrepreneurship Award – World Economic Forum (2005) Padma Bhushan – 2012 The University of Mysore has conferred the “Doctor of Science” in 2011 The Regents of the University of Minnesota conferred the degree of “Doctor of Laws” in 2011 The President’s Award 2011