Prof Dr K K Aggarwal
Recipient of Padma Shri, Vishwa Hindi Samman, Dr B C Roy National Award, National Science Communication Award and Ficci Health Care Personality of the Year.
Limca Book of Record Holder in CPR
A renowned physician, cardiologist, spiritual writer and motivational speaker, Dr KK Aggarwal is the founding Trustee and President of Heart Care Foundation of India, a leading national non-profit organization working in the field of healthcare in India. In addition to this, he is also the National President of the Indian Medical Association. He is also Editor in Chief of the IJCP Group of Communications and eMedinewS.
A doctor and social worker par excellence, Dr Aggarwal has the distinction of receiving four prestigious National awards namely the Padma Shri, Vishwa hindi Samman, National Science Communication Award and Dr B C Roy national Award.
He is also a Limca Book of World Record holder for the maximum number of people trained in the lifesaving technique of hands only CPR in one go.
In addition to the designations mentioned above, Dr Aggarwal also holds the following positions of prominence
In the past, Dr Aggarwal has served as the Honorary Secretary General IMA, National Vice President IMA, Chairman IMAAMS, Honorary Finance Secretary IMA, Director IMA AKN Sinha Institute, President DMA, President IMA New Delhi Branch ( three rimes) and the Chairman of the Delhi Chapter of the International Medical Sciences Academy. He has also served as a visiting Professor of Clinical Research at DIPSAR. He has served Member Ethic Committee MCI and Chairman Ethics Committee DMC.
An advocator of preventive and universal healthcare, Dr Aggarwal has pioneered leading health initiatives in the country such as starting clot-dissolving therapy for acute heart attacks in 1984 and bringing the technique of Colour Doppler Echocardiography to North India in 1988.
He has also been instrumental in conceptualizing and organizing unique consumer driven health awareness platforms such as The Perfect Health Mela and the Run for your Heart annual run. In recognition of both these initiatives, the Government of India released National Postal Commemorative Stamps (INR 6.50 & 1) respectively. In 2012 he organized the first ever mega telemedicine camp at Ajmer and again the government of Rajasthan ear marked the event by releasing a postal cancellation stamp. He is again the only doctor in the country to have three postal stamps to his credit.
His other awards include:
IMA Cmaao Oration 2013
National ( Non Governmental)
Dr D S Mungekar National IMA Award (1991)
Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award (1993)
The Great Son of the Soil Award (1996)
Rashtriya Gaurav Samman (2002)
Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award (2003)
Abhipra Samaj Seva Puraskar (2003)
Mohd. Rafi award of excellence (2008)
IMAAMS Dr R K Menda Oration Award (2014)
Aacharya Sushil Muni Sarwa Dharma Shanti Award
Delhi Hindi Sahitya Samellan - Sahitya Shree Award 2007 (Doctor and Philosopher of Indian Culture".
State ( Non Governmental)
DMA Dr. B N Behl Foundation Award (1992-93);
Cardiology Society of India Mumbai Branch Dr KK Datey Oration (1993);
IMA New Delhi Branch Swasthya Ratna Award (2002)
IMANDB Health Communicator of the Last Decade Award (2002)
IMA New Delhi Branch Life Style Interventional Cardiologist of the Last Decade Award (2003)
IMANDB Life Time Achievement Award (2004)
Delhi Medical Association Swasthya Health Ratna (2005-06)
DMA Nursing Home Forum Medical Statesman & Communicator of the Last Decade (2005-6)
DMA Sunder Lal Roopwati Memorial Award (2009)
DMA Award of Excellence ( 2009)
DMA Swasthya Ratna (2012)
Mohd. Rafi award of excellence (2008).
DMA Doctor of the centaury award (2014)
F P Antia oration by IMA Mumbai Branch (2014)
IMACGP Kanpur Sub Faculty, Inaugural Star Lecture (2014)
Dr Aggarwal did his MBBS from MGIMS Sevagram under Nagpur University where he was awarded s the best graduate of MGIMS in 1979. He was topper throughout and receive the MGIMS gold medal for topping all the three professionals. He also received distinctions in Physiology, Ophthalmology and Forensic Medicine.
He also received two Nagpur University Gold Medals for topping all the three MBBS professions together and topping amongst the males in the final MBBS.
In addition to being a doctor par excellence, Dr Aggarwal is also a writer and has contributed to several books such as the International Textbook on Echocardiography, Journals including the Indian Heart Journal and newspapers such as The Navbharat Times, Dainik Jagran, Hindustan Times, and The Times of India. He has also produced and co-directed TV programs for channels such as DD News, DD Bharti, DD India, Lok Sabha TV and Zee News.
He was convener of health advisory committee DD Bharti (year 2002), a governing council member of College of Applied Sciences Univ. of Delhi (1999-2001), member Delhi Legal Service Authority (1997-98), member of committee for experts for control of cardiovascular diseases Ministry of Health GOI (1995-96); Delhi coordinator for the Year of Scientific Awareness by Department of Science and Technology GOI (2004); Member of Manviya Sanrakshan Abhiyan Samiti Ministry of HRD (2004) and on the committee for Medical Informatics Ministry of Health and Family welfare Govt. of India (2005-06). He also served as the chairman of Raj Bhashar Puraskar Samiti Ministry of Home for the last two years and has been its member for three years.