About Dr. Sai Satish

“A good physician treats the disease; a great physician treats the patient.” – William Osler.

Dr. Sai Satish is an internationally renowned Senior Interventional Cardiologist from India. After his post-doctoral degree in cardiology, he did stints at the Cleveland clinic under the then director of interventional cardiology Dr. Patrick Whitlow, fine-tuning his skills in managing complex coronary lesions. He also trained at St. Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein Netherlands in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) as early as 2008 when the technology was just being born. He has been a senior consultant at Apollo Hospitals, India now for more than a decade and has an impressive record of performing some of the most Complex Coronary Interventions in the country.

Committed to providing high risk patients with safer non-surgical options, Dr. Sai Satish and his highly experienced team have performed thousands of procedures for Diffusely Diseased Vessels, Left Mains (isolated/ bifurcation/ trifurcation), Chronic Total Occlusions (100% blocked vessels) and Heavily Calcified Vessels with the routine use of Rotablation.

A lot of hard work and rigorous training has been the key for attaining such a high level of expertise in the field of interventional cardiology. Dr. Sai Satish has been fortunate to have practiced under the guidance of Padmashri Dr. MATHEW SAMUEL KALARICKAL, Director-Interventional Cardiology at Apollo Hospitals who is widely known as the father of angioplasty in India.

If you only do what you can you can never be more than what you are – Master Shifu

Dr. Sai Satish has a keen interest in learning new techniques and teaching. He is a proctor for rotablation and routinely conducts hands-on training internationally helping launch programmes that advocate its use.

In a new era of non-surgical valve replacements, a procedure only few centers are equipped to carry out, and which even fewer are licensed to perform independently, he is a globally recognised trainer for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation(TAVI) and established India’s first dedicated TAVI training center at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai. He is faculty in one of the world’s best TAVI training centres, the Gottsegen Institute of Cardiology in Budapest, Hungary with a medical licence to practice there. He is also an international proctor for transcatheter aortic valve replacement and has trained doctors from several countries and helped start TAVR programmes across the globe.

Dr. Sai Satish was also involved in India’s maiden MitraClip journey: a revolutionary procedure that treats leaking mitral valves in critically-ill, inoperable heart failure patients. Dr. Sai Satish was instrumental in accrediting Apollo Chennai as one of only four centers across the subcontinent to perform this procedure, implanting it successfully in India’s oldest patient at 86.

Dr. Sai Satish, a heart specialist, sits on several international advisory boards and routinely chairs sessions on complex PCI and TAVI across the world as a recognized expert in the field. He has performed several live case demonstrations that have been transmitted to international conferences and other cardiac centers. He also has numerous presentations and publications to his name and his work has been showcased at various national and international symposiums.

Dr. Sai continues to participate in clinical research activities and has been an investigator in international studies such as OASIS V NSTEMI, OASIS VI STEMI, SPIRIT V and ABSORB EXTEND. He has also been an investigator for “CYPHER E SELECT REGISTRY” in India and THE BIOMIME 1 INDIAN REGISTRY.

While he finds the medical profession fulfilling and his passion for perfection is relentless, Dr. Sai Satish has a strong social streak as well. He is extremely passionate about preventive health and strongly believes that since India doesn’t have the means to treat all its heart patients, it definitely should focus on preventing people from becoming heart patients in the first place! He continues to contribute at primary healthcare centers via medical camps for screening and early treatment for cardiac health of rural and urban India. As a champion for preventive health he firmly believes that rather than negotiating medication and clinical intervention, lifestyle monitoring is the best bet for future generations.

While he finds the medical profession fulfilling and his
passion for perfection is relentless, Dr. Sai’sSatish has a strong social
streak as well. He is extremely passionate about preventive health and strongly
believes that since India doesn’t have the means to treat all its heart
patients, it definitely should focus on preventing people from becoming heart
patients in the first place! He continues to contribute at primary healthcare
centers via medical camps for screening and early treatment for cardiac health
of rural and urban India. As a champion for preventive health he firmly
believes that rather than negotiating medication and clinical intervention,
lifestyle monitoring is the best bet for future generations.