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Education

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) at MS Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore - Bangalore University – India (1986 - 1991)
  • Compulsory Rotatory Houseman Ship at MS Ramaiah Medical Teaching Hospital Bangalore, Karnataka, India and Gandhi Hospital, Secunderabad, AP, India. Per Regulation: MCI (1992 – 1993)
  • Post Graduate Course: Cardiology (MD) at Kyiv Medical Academy for Postgraduate Education Kyiv, Ministry of Health Kyiv – Ukraine (1995 - 1997) Based on the Standard Program of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine and approved by the Scientific Council and the Rector (Director) of the Academy
  • History of Angioplasty & Cath Lab Catastrophes, With Basic and Advanced Interventional Cardiology, Zulekha Hospital LLC, Dubai (March 2008)
  • Hardware Selection – Bangalore, Sponsored by Crossroads Institute (July 2009)
  • Trans Radial Interventional Course – TRICO – TCVS, India (October 2010)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Health Sciences in Echocardiography – Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu (May 2011)
  • Underwent 2 Days Advance Training Program on Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) at Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong (March 2013)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Cardiology – National Institute of Medical Science – Vinayaka Mission University, Silchar (Feb 2014)
  • Post Graduate Program in Cardiology – the Medical Education & Scientific Foundation of New York Inc, - the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA (July 2015)

Past Positions

  • Was Associated With Major Corporate Hospitals in Hyderabad as a Consultant Cardiologist
  • Last, Association With Apollo Hospitals, Hyderguda, Hyderabad, TS

Skills/Expertise

  • Managing ICCU Cases With a Multi-disciplinary – Comprehensive Approach
  • Organizing and doing Primary PTCA and stenting

Publications

  • After My Specialization in Cardiovascular Medicine:
    As Co-author:
    In Abstract Booklet of the 2nd International Symposium on Preoperative Cardiac Care Tele-Aviv. Israel 1997
    Atropine as Pre Medication in CAD.
    Myocardial Ischemia in Pre-operative Stress.
    Stress-induced Psychogenic Arrhythmia With Hypertrophy Myocardiopathy & IHD
  • In African Journal of Biotechnology - February 2008
    Autologous Bone Marrow Mononuclear Cell Delivery to Dilated Cardiomyopathy Patients – a Clinical Trial.
    African Journal of Biotechnology Vol. 7 (3), Pp. 207-210, 5 February 2008 Available Online at http://www.academicjournals.org/ajb Issn 1684–5315 © 2008 Academic Journals
  • In Annual Journal of Indian Rheumatism Association – JIRA - IRACON Hydroxychloroquine in Osteoarthritis (1998)
  • at Beijing, China (9th Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology Congress Abstract on Chondro Protective Drug in a Huge O.p. Based of 1000 Patients Comparison of the Anti-inflammatory and Slow Acting Symptom Modifying Efficacy of Piroxicam (P), Glucosamine Sulfate (GS), and Glucosamine Hydrochloride (GSH) + Chondroitin Sulphate (CS) in Patients With Knee O.A. (2000)
  • Poster presentation at SCAI 2014 and in Euro PCR 2014 – Published
    Optical Coherence Tomography Guided Bioresorbable Scaffold Implantation – A path towards Optimization of Results
  • Technical Options for Uncrossable Chronic Total Occlusion Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Vol. 65, No. 17, Suppl S, 2015 TCTAP A-042
  • Before my Specialization in Cardiovascular Medicine:
    As Co-Author
    In Annual Journal of Indian Rheumatism Association – JIRA- IRACON
    Changing Trends in Temporal Arthritis (1993)
    Arthropathy – Amyloidosis (A case Report) (1993)
    Sero Negative Spondylo Arthropathy – Blast Crisis (A Case Report) (1993)
    New Approach for Rheumatoid Arthritis Management (1994)
    Drug-Induced (Fenfluramine) Systemic Scleroderma (A case Report) (1994)
    Fluoxetine in Fibromyalgia Syndrome (1994)

Research Presentation

  • Contribution - Multicentre Clinical trials as Investigator / Co-Investigator / Research Assistant:
    Co-Investigator: RELIEF STUDY
    Reflux assessment and quaLity of life improvement with micronized Flavonoids Published in ANGIOLOGY The Journal of Vascular Diseases - Official Journal of the American College of Angiology Sponsored Journal of the European Venous Forum (2002)
  • Research Assistant: CREATE Study
    Clinical Trial of Reviparin and metabolic modulation in Acute Myocardial Infarction Treatment Evaluation, Published: AHA/ACC (2004)
  • As Co-Investigator and Research Assistant - ARISTOTLE
    Apixaban for the prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in people with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (The ARISTOTLE Team CV185-030) (2008)
  • Co-Investigator: POLYCAP
    Effects of a Polypill (POLYCAP) on risk factors in middle-aged individuals without cardiovascular disease (TIPS – The Indian Polycap Study): a phase II double-blind, randomized trial, Published: The Lancet (2009)
  • Research Assistant: CURRENT – OASIS
    Clopidogrel Optimal Loading Dose Usage to Reduce Recurrent EveNTs / Optimal Antiplatelet Strategy for InterventionS – (details not available)
  • Co-Investigator: SHIFT study
    Systolic Heart failure treatment with the If inhibitor Ivabradine Trial –presented at ESC(2010)
  • Research Assistant: ROCKET - AF
    The Rivaroxaban Once Daily Oral Direct Factor Xa Inhibition Compared with Vitamin K Antagonism for Prevention of Stroke and Embolism Trial in Atrial Fibrillation, Published in New England Journal of Medicine, September 2011

    As a Co-Investigator Efficacy of Coversyl Plus in Diabetic Hypertensives (CONTROL IIStudy) – supported by Seridia Pharmaceuticals (India) Pvt. Ltd, SERVIER (details not available)
  • As Principal Investigator: LIFENOX Study
    International, multicentre, randomized, double blind study to compare the overall mortality in acutely ill medical patients treated with Enoxaparin versus placebo in addition to Graduated Elastic Stockings. The study was stopped early (2011)
    As Co Investigator and Research Assistant - The Valentines Trial (ISR) evaluating the real world usage of the second generation DIOR ® paclitaxel drug-eluting balloon for in-stent restenosis treatment, Published in EuroIntervention September 2011

Memberships

  • Life Member of Indian Medical Association (IMA), Hyderabad (2002)
  • Hon. Life Member of Association of College of Chest Physicians, India (1994)
  • Life Member of Indian Society of Electrocardiology, India (2002)
  • Life Member of Indian Society of Cardiology, India (2005)
  • Life Associate Member of Indian College of Cardiology, India
  • Member of Indo European Interventional Council, New Delhi, India (2008)
  • Member of European Society of Cardiology / European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (Eapci/307827/20070420), France
  • International Associate Member of American College of Cardiology, USA (862754) Since 2006
  • Member of American Heart Association / American Stroke Association USA (154392854) Since 2007 - 2017
  • Member of American Society of Echocardiography, USA (70038) Since 2005 -2017
  • Fellow of College of Chest Physicians, New Delhi, India (1994)

Award and Recognition

  • Honored Vishist Chiktsa Medal (VCM) by Association of College of Chest Physician, New Delhi, India at South Asia Conference on Advances in Respiratory Medicine, Hyderabad (1994)
  • Honored With Gold Medal for Fellow of Association of College of Chest Physicians, New Delhi, India (1994)