UAE has a large number of practicing cardiologists from India. In 2011, Dr.Rajeev Lochan, Dr. Anil Kumar, Dr Brajesh Mittal and a few other senior members decided to form an informal group for scientific interaction and sharing of knowledge.
The parent body- Cardiology Society of India (CSI) is a very prestigious organization. It was formed in 1948. All the who’s who of cardiology in the country have been the members of this society. Cardiology Society of India accepted the request and allowed the group to be formed under its patronage. Thus formed the first overseas chapter of CSI. This chapter took off with Dr. Rajeev Lochan as the first president and Dr Anil Kumar as the first secretary. Our subsequent presidents have been: Dr. P.K.Gupta, Dr. V.J.Sebastian and Dr. Brajesh Mittal (current).Current secretary is Dr. Ajay Kanojia. All the life members of CSI who are residing and practicing in UAE are the de facto members of the chapter. There are approximately 60 members at present.