Dr. Suvro Banerjee: Promoting Awareness Regarding Heart Disease Among The Public

Dr. Suvro Banerjee: Promoting Awareness Regarding Heart Disease Among The Public

Dr.Suvro Banerjee , Senior Consultant Interventional Cardiologist

Dr.Suvro Banerjee

Senior Consultant Interventional Cardiologist

The Treatment Of Heart Diseases Goes Through Regular Advancement And Therefore, Dr. Suvro Banerjee Came Up With His Website Which Provides New Information About Treating Heart Disease As It Becomes Available. He Believes That Knowledge Of Anatomy And The Function Of The Heart Will Help Us To Understand The Cause And Effect Of Different Kinds Of Heart Diseases. Dr. Suvro Banerjee Has Completed His Graduation From Medical College Calcutta And Post-Graduation From Scb Medical College Cuttack. He Also Went To The Uk In 1994, Where He Received Training In Cardiology. He Has Served As The Secretary Of The Cardiological Society Of India, West Bengal Branch, And The Joint Convener For The Cardiological Society Of India (Csi) Guideline Committee Position Statement On The Management Of Heart Failure. His Motivation Comes From 'Making Something Happen' And From The Gratification That Comes After His Ideas Are Accepted By His Community And Peers Dr. Suvro Banerjee Engages In An Exclusive Interaction With The Ceo Insights Asia Magazine.

How Has Been Your Path To Success During Your 20 Years Of Experience And What Is Your Success Mantra?

I Am Always Intrigued By The Word Success, And It Stresses Me Out To Think Is It Definable Of How One Perceives Himself/Herself Or How The Society Perceives Them As A Successful Person. I Do Not Know Whether I Am Successful Yet, But Certainly I Have Been Enjoying My Pathway To Perceived Success. My Success Mantra Is Simple. The Product Has To Be Good And Has To Be Sold With Honesty And Integrity. A Product Can’t Be Sold If It’s Not Good. Also, Goodwill Is Important And For A Physician, Communication, Empathy, Teamwork, And Leadership Qualities Are The Other Important Attributes.

How Are You Leveraging Health Information Technologies In Healthcare Decision-Making And Investigations? What Are The Latest Tools The Hospital Has Deployed In Terms Of Both Investigations And Treatment?

Artificial Intelligence In Medical Sciences Has Changed The Way We Used To Think. Nowadays, Healthcare Has Moved Beyond Just Treating Diseases To Prediction And Prevention. If We Could Predict The Risk Of A Disease In An Individual Or In A Target Population, We Could Allocate Our Priorities And Resources Accordingly. Another Important Development Is Telemedicine And Remote Monitoring. Medical Care Could Be Taken To The Doorstep Of Patients, Even To Those Living In Remote Areas.

Apollo Hospitals Have Been Quick To Adopt These New Ideas. We Have Developed Apollo-Aicvd Score For The Prediction Of Cardiac Events, E-Icu Enables Expert Real-Time Advice To Doctors For Patients Admitted In The Icu Of Remote Secondary Hospitals, 24-Hour E-Emergency For Advising Doctors Regarding The Management Of Patients Brought To A Remote Emergency Department, And Apollo 24/7 Allows Any Patient To Consult A Specialist On A Virtual Platform From Anywhere In The World.

What Are The Latest Challenges Hindering People From Making The Right Lifestyle Choices? Also, What Are The Solutions Towards Helping People Make The Right Choices?

On One Hand, We Are Advising People On Lifestyle Modifications And At The Same Time, We Are  Providing Them With Plenty Of Wrong Choices. But Neither Could We Ban The Harmful Choices Nor Could We Compel The People To Make The Choices That We Consider Right. I Think We Need To Educate The Public Regarding What Is Good For Them So That They Could Take The Correct Decisions. Physicians Should Adopt Approaches Such As ‘Motivational Interviewing’ And‘Making Every Contact Count’ That Could Be Helpful To Support People In Making Positive Changes.

Tell Us About Some Of The Most Critical Challenges You Have Faced And How You Overcame Them.

I Faced My Toughest Challenge When I Returned Home From The Uk 20 Years Ago. Initially, I Had Difficulty Aligning Myself With The Indian System Of Medical Practice And Faced Difficulty Setting Up My Private Practice. However, I Was Able To Overcome It Eventually With A Bit Of Patience And Hard Work. This Is When I Realised That The Rougher The Path, The Tougher You Become.

The Rougher The Path, The Tougher Youbecome

What Would Be Your Advice To The Upcoming Healthcare Industry Leaders?

The World Is Changing Rapidly, Therefore, We Have To Be Innovative And Embrace New Technologies. With The Help Of Ai, Soon A Computer Will Be Able To Identify Symptoms, Make A Diagnosis, And Formulate A Management Plan For Patients. But A Computer Will Not Be Able To Connect With The Patients Whilst Treating Them, And This Will Always Be Its Drawback. Ai In The Healthcare Industry Is Here To Stay But Will Not Be Able To Replace The Physician’s Touch Or Other Soft Skills That The Physician Possesses. So, Embrace Change, Be Agile, And Stay True To Your Industry For Patient Care.

Dr. Suvro Banerjee,Senior Consultant Interventional Cardiologist,Apollo Multispeciality Hospitals

Currently A Member Of The Editorial Advisory Board For Indian Heart Journal Interventions, Dr. Suvro Banerjee Is Also A Rotarian And Paul Harris Fellow, And He Is On The Board Of Trustees For The Calcutta Cardiology Foundation. He Is Also A Regional Adviser For The Royal College Of Physicians Of Edinburgh And An Examiner For Mrcp.

Quick Facts:

• Hobbies: Playing Chess

• Favorite Cuisine: Mediterranean

• Favorite Book: The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

• Favorite Travel Destination: The Scottish Isles

Awards & Recognition:

• Barnsley Health Authority Quality Award, 1997

• Indian Heart Journal Readers’ Choice Award, 2016

• Distinguished Researcher Award, 2019

• Honorary Adjunct Professorship Conferred By Aherf, 2016

• Paul Harris Fellow, 2004

• Bengal’s Pride Award In Health/Social Care, 2019



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