Dr. Upendra Kaul is currently Chairman Batra Heart Centre and Dean Academics and Research of BHMRC, New Delhi. He was formerly Professor of Cardiology at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. He has also been on the faculty of G.B. Pant Hospital, New Delhi, PGIMER, Chandigarh and Batra Hospital, New Delhi. Prof. Kaul is one of the first Cardiologists to start coronary interventions in India. He has started a number of new techniques in Interventional Cardiology which include percutaneous cardiopulmonary bypass, rotational & directional atherectomy, coronary stenting and percutaneous laser myocardial revascularization etc. He has trained more than 200 full time cardiologists and is on the faculty of several prestigious universities in USA, Europe, Far East, China & Australia. He also participates as a faculty in most of the important meetings in Interventional Cardiology nationally and internationally. Prof. Kaul is a Past President of the Cardiological Society of India & is currently Vice President of the SAARC Cardiac Society. Dr. Kaul has been a recipient of several prestigious awards such as the Dr B C Roy Award for developing specialties in 1999 and the Padmashri in 2006.