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Asian Heart Institute

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Mumbai, India

Dr. Aashish Contractor

Dr. Aashish Contractor

Head of the Department of Preventive Cardiology & Rehabilitation
at Asian Heart Institute
Speciality Cardiac Rehabilitation
Languages English
Education - MBBS.

- MS(Exercise Physiology & Cardiac Rehabilitation), USA.
Professional Experience - Has been with Asian Heart Institute since its inception & set up the department of Preventive Cardiology & Cardiac Rehabilitation.

- Set up the first telemetry monitored Cardiac Rehabilitation program in India, in the city of Mumbai.

- Was part of the AHI team, which operated upon the Hon. Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh, in 2009. Was in charge of the cardiac rehabilitation, post-surgery.

- Worked and trained under Dr. Neil Gordon, considered one of the authorities and pioneers in the field of Preventive Cardiology and Rehabilitation.

- Did an observership under Dr. Dean Ornish, best selling author of the book, 'Reversal of Heart Disease', and on the board of physicians to the United States President.

- Has been leading the AHI team in providing medical support for Mumbai Marathon since its inception.

- Only person in India authorized as the Certification Director of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) in India.

- Dr. Contractor has several publications, both in textbooks as well as Journals
Certifications - Received training in Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Physiology from the University of Virginia, USA.
Memberships - Governing Council Member (since 2000) of the National Society for Prevention of Heart Disease and Rehabilitation (NSPHERE).

- Governing Council Member, of the All India Association for Advancing Research in Obesity.

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