Dr. Abhijath Seth
President, National Board of Examinations
Dr. Abhijat Sheth has post-graduation in Cardiothoracic Surgery from Sheth KM School of Postgraduate Medicine and Research, Ahmedabad. He extensively worked as an academician at various medical colleges in Ahmedabad. In 1998, he went to UK for further training in Cardiothoracic Surgery where he worked as a Senior House Officer and Registrar in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Freeman Hospital, Newcastle. He obtained his FRCS in General Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians of Glasgow in 2000. Since 2001 his main place of work has been in the Cardiothoracic Department of St George’s Hospital NHS Trust in London where he has worked with the eminent cardiothoracic consultant Professor Brendan P Madden.
Dr. Sheth has a long and distinguished career in adult Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiothoracic Research and academia initially in India and then extensively in the UK. He published more than 20 peer reviewed publications in prestigious journals e.g. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 40 abstract presentations and 40 conference presentations at the British Thoracic Society, World Congress of Bronchology, European Respiratory Society and American Thoracic Society. His major research and publications are in the fields of large airway intervention and Sildenafil therapy for patients with pulmonary hypertension. In his 10 years of academic career at St. George’s Hospital, he has successfully guided a number of specialist registrars in developing competency with endobronchial intervention, pulmonary artery catheterisation and management of patients with secondary pulmonary hypertension.
Dr. Sheth has undertaken his MD (Research) degree from London University under supervision of Professor Brendan P Madden and MBA (Health Executive) from Keele University, Manchester.