T. S.	Kler

T. S. Kler

Dr. Kler was born at village Amargarh which is now part of District Fatehgarh Sahib of Punjab. He completed primary education from his native village of Amargarh. He did his 8th standard from near by village of Maneli (District Ropar) & Matriculation from village Kakralan Kalan (District Ludhiana). During that time there was no electricity & road in this villages so all this education was completed under kerosene lamp. Inspite of this he always stood first in his class he was placed in merit list in 8th & also 10th standard exams results. His record of marks in his school (10th standard) has not been brooken till date. He did his medical schooling as merit scholar from Govt. Medical College Patiala in 1976 & was amongst the first five successful candidates. After this he was selected on the basis of National Competition to PGI Chandigarh where he completed his MD Medicine in 1979 & then DM in cardiology in 1983 with flying colors. Dr. Kler then worked in Saudi Arabia where he created Department of Cardiology at a tertiary care centre in Gizan, South Western Region of Saudi Arabia. There after he proceeded to United Kingdom to do his MRCP examination & was one of the very few to successfully get his degree at first attempt & he was offered a three years Senior Registrar job at North Wick Park Hospital, London. But due to earnest desire to be back in India he decided to come back & joined Escorts Heart Institute in November 1989. Dr. Kler in 1993 was offered a senior fellowship Programme at Sinai Samaritan Hospital & St. Lukes Medical Centre, Milwaukee (USA) and University of Wisconsin, which equipped him with the expertise to handle complicated cardiac rhythm problems, which so far was not available in the country. After cmoning to India Dr. Kler joined Escorts Heart Isntitute, Delhi in 1989, which had just opened couple of months back. Dr. Kler has been one of the main pillars alongwith Dr. Naresh Trehan, Dr. R. R. Kasliwal, Dr. Yatin Mehta, & Dr. Ashok Seth to establish this institution to one of the best in the world. Since then Dr. Kler has helped to develop department of Intervetnional cardiology & electrophysiology at world standards.