Salil Midha, MD, Chief of Cardiology at MelroseWakefield Hospital, was recently honored with the Healthcare Excellence award at the New England Choice awards gala in Burlington, MA.

Dr. Midha was recognized as a Healthcare Pioneer for his contributions to the field of cardiology as a physician through the work of his foundation the Boston Cardiac Foundation, a non-profit organization that brings medical technologies and services to less-developed countries around the world.

As a leading community cardiologist, Dr. Midha’s work has been transformative in the delivery of advanced heart care and services. His contributions include helping to bring the first cardiac catheterization lab to MelroseWakefield Hospital more than 25 years ago and establishing the area’s first cardiac rehabilitation program. Evidence-based research shows that cardiac rehabilitation significantly increases the chance of survival in the five years following a heart attack or bypass surgery by about 35%,” These services ensure the delivery of a higher level of comprehensive cardiac care for patients locally.

Also, under Dr. Midha’s leadership, the Boston Cardiac Foundation provides services to patients in developing countries who otherwise could not afford lifesaving care. Foundation members have performed thousands of lifesaving heart operations over the past 30 years.

In collaboration with INDIA New England News, New England Choice Awards gala is organized annually to celebrate success and inspire the Indian-American community.

Tufts Medicine Formerly Wellforce