M.B.B.S, MS(Exercise Physiology & Cardiac Rehabilitation), University of Virginia, USA, Certification, Clinical Exercise Specialist, American College of Sports Medicine, Certification, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, American Heart Association.
About Dr. Ashish Contractor
Dr. Aashish Contractor is a Consultant at the Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre, in the Centre for Rehabilitation Medicine and Sports Medicine.
Dr. Ashish Contractor has been the head of the department of preventive cardiology and rehabilitation at the Asian Heart Institute from its inception in 2002, till June 2014. He had the distinction of being part of the Asian Heart team which treated the Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh, after his redo bypass surgery in January 2009, and was in charge of his post-surgery cardiac rehabilitation. He is widely recognized as the pioneer of cardiac rehabilitation in India, and set up the first telemetry monitored centre in the country in Mumbai in 2001.
On the academic front, Dr. Ashish Contractor has worked and trained in the United States, under the leading experts in his field. He completed his medical training at the TN Medical College, Mumbai and post-graduate training at the University of Virginia, USA. He has several international scientific publications, both in textbooks as well as journals. His current research interests include mobile healthcare delivery (m-Health) in cardiovascular medicine as well as the role of genetics in the prevention and treatment of disease.
Dr. Ashish Contractor is the Vice-Chairman of the International Council of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, which includes 21 countries around the world. He is a visiting lecturer at the University of Chester, United Kingdom and serves as the Certification Director of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) in India, since November, 2003.
Dr. Ashish Contractor has been the Medical Director for the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon, since its inception in 2004.He did a non-stop Mumbai-Pune-Mumbai cycle ride (329 km) with two friends and in the process raised 1.1 crore rupees for children with cancer in April 2012.
- Hospital Affiliations Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre
- Experience / Tranining 17 years of vast experience and is also a Certification Director of the American College of Sports Medicine in India.
- Medical School medical training at the TN Medical College, Mumbai and post-graduate training at the University of Virginia, USA
- Fellowship Cardiac Rehabilitation
- Leadership Roles Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine
- General Medicine