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Dr. Aashish Contractor is a Consultant at the Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre, and Director of the Centre for Rehabilitation Medicine and Sports Medicine.
In the past, Dr. Contractor has been the head of the Department of Preventive Cardiology and Rehabilitation at the Asian Heart Institute from its inception in 2002, till June 2014. He is widely recognized as the pioneer of cardiac rehabilitation and sports cardiology in India and set up the first telemetry monitored center in the country in Mumbai in 2001. He is widely recognized as the pioneer of cardiac rehabilitation and sports cardiology in India. Dr. Contractor and his team look after the Sports Medicine needs of more than a hundred athletes, representing India at international competitions.
On the academic front, Dr. Contractor has worked and trained in the United States, under the leading experts in his field. He completed his medical training at the TN Medical College, Mumbai and post-graduate training at the University of Virginia, USA. He has several international scientific publications, both in textbooks as well as journals. He has been the Vice-Chairman of the International Council of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, which includes 45 countries around the world. He has served as the Certification Director of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) in India, since November 2003. He has authored a book, ‘The Heart Truth’, on heart disease prevention and rehabilitation.
Dr.Contractor has been the Medical Director for the Tata Mumbai Marathon, from 2004 till 2014, as well as several international sporting events in India. He is an avid sportsman, having done several marathons and a non-stop Mumbai-Pune-Mumbai cycle ride (329 km), (in the process helped raise 1.1 crore rupees for children with cancer in April 2012).