Senior practising Interventional Cardiologist attached to SHALBY HOSPITALS, Ahmedabad
Associate Professor and Incharge, Department of Cardiology at the P.S. Medical College, Shree Krishna Hospitals, Karamsad , Gujarat, India
Visiting Consultant to Apollo, Sterling, Krishna, Rajasthan and SAL Hospitals, Ahmedabad
Having more than 12 years of experience in the field of Interventional Cardiology
Vast repertoire of Interventional skills ranging from Coronary , Pediatric , Peripheral, Balloon Valvuloplastys, Pacemaker, AICD and CRT implantations
Successfully performed more than 10,000 procedures till date
More than 65 papers and publications with more than 15 International papers
Invited as faculty to various National and International conferences like TCT 2007
He then joined the Institute of Cardiology & Research Centre, Ahmedabad as a Senior resident and went on to become a Tutor in Cardiology at the Institute
Joined the U.N. Mehta Institute of Cardiology & Research Centre as Assistant Professor in Cardiology
Assistant Professor Of Cardiology at U. N. Mehta Institute Of Cardiology from April 2003 to january 2009
Resident physician and post graduate student in the faculty of Internal Medicine at Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad Gujarat, India from 1st July 1995 to 30th June 1998 with intensive training in General medicine and related specialities, including emergency medicine. The experience during this period also involved regular teaching of undergraduate students
Worked as Locum Resident in Cardiology at U. N. Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Centre, Ahmedabad , Gujarat India from 6th July 1998 to 28th February, 1999
Worked as Tutor in Cardiology at U. N. Mehta Institute of Cardiology & Research Centre, Ahmedabad Gujarat India from 1st March, 1999 to 30th January, 2000
Attended Escorts Heart and Research Centre, New Delhi for training
Worked as Resident in Cardiology at U. N. Mehta Institute of Cardiology & Research Centre, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India for DM Course in Cardiology from 1st February, 2000 to 31st January, 2003
Worked as Senior Registrar in Cardiology at U. N. Mehta Institute of Cardiology & Research Centre, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India from 6th February, 2003 to 28 th April 2003
Currently working as Assistant Professor in Cardiology at U. N. Mehta Institute of Cardiology & Research Centre, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Visited Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, Kerala as a Fellow in Pediatric Cardiology
Complex Coronary interventions
AICD and performing CRT procedures
MBBS and MD ( Internal Medicine) from B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad in 1998
DM course from Gujarat University which he completed in 2002 with 2 Gold Medals
Awarded the Two Star Merit Certificate in National Physical Fitness Programme (Junior) conducted by Ministry of Education & Culture, Government of India, 1985.
Awarded Certificate of merit for outstanding academic performance and for being among the top one percent for the successful candidates of the AISSE, 1986 in English Course – A by the CBSE, New Delhi.
Awarded Best Article in Gujarat Medical Journal for the year 1998 – 1999 by Indian Medical Association, Gujarat State Branch for my original article “A study of clinical profile of steroid dependant Asthmatics.”
First rank in Gujarat University in DM Cardiology.
Awarded the “U. N. Mehta Gold Medal of Cardiology” for the year 2002 by the B. J. Medical College Alumni Association.
Awarded the “Dr. Nathubhai Patel Gold Medal in Cardiology” by Gujarat University
PERCUTANEOUS MITRAL VALVULOPLASTY IN ELDERLY awarded Best Paper Award of XXIII APGCON, Rajkot, 2002
He has been an active participant in National and International pediatric forums where he has presented more than 30 papers including 8 International papers in Pediatric Cardiology
He has more than 65 papers and publications to his credit
First Original Paper presentation from Gujarat ever at PEDIATRIC INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGY SYMPOSIUM 2004, CHICAGO.
Faculty at Intercontinental Interventional Coronary Summit, Dubai 2005 Faculty at TCT Conference, Washington 2007
Research Experience & Publications:Thesis Submitted To The Gujarat University For The Degree Of M.d. (generalmedicine): “a Study Of 50 Cases Of Steroid Dependant Asthmatics”
Thesis Submitted To The Gujarat University For The Degree Of D.m. (cardiology): “percutaneous Transvenous Mitral Commissurotomy Using A Metallic Commisurotome : Short Terms And Intermediateterm Results”
Thesis Submitted To The College Of Chest Physicians For Fellowship In Tropicalcardiology: “arterial Pulse : Its Significance And How Wouldyou Explain It To A Layman.”
A Study Of Complicated Cases Of P. Falciparum Malaria Presented At Association Of Physicians Of Gujarat Annual Conference InJanuary’ 1996, Baroda.
“malaria And Pregnancy” A Review Article Published In Gujarat Medical Journal 1997, Vol.52, 158-159.
“study Of Pulmonary Function Tests In 2000 Healthy PersonsIn Gujarat: J Assoc Phys India 1998, Vol.46, No.8, 689-694.
Study Of 100 Cases Of Air Pollen Sampling With Reference To Respiratory Allergy: Indian Practitioner, August 1998, Vol.51, No.8,606-609.
Anti Phospholipid Syndrome. A Case Report: Gujarat Medical Journal, September 1998. Vol.55, No.93/98, 57-59.9. A Study Of Clinical Profile Of Steroid Dependant Asthmatics: Gujarat Medical Journal, February 1999, Vol.56, No.1/99.
Comparison Of Iv Nicorandil And Iv Nitroglycerine InUnstable Angina Presented At Csi Annual Conference New Delhi In December’ 1999
Ptmc With A Metallic Commissurotome: Intermediate TermFollow Up Presented At Csi Annual Conference, Hyderabad 2001.
Percutaneous Mitral Valvuloplasty In Elderly, Presented At Apgcon, Rajkot, 2002
Epidemiology Of Heart Disease Among School Going Children In Gujarat: Presented At Apgcon, Rajkot, 2002.
Cutting Balloon Coronary Angioplasty - Our Center’s Experience Presented At Apgcon, Rajkot, 2002Emergency Ptmc In Patients With Cardiac Arrest - Presented At Apgcon, Surat, 2003
Takayasu Arteritis In Children: Gujarat Medical Journal, December 2002, No.3, 19-22.Gpiibiiia Inhibitors In Acute Coronary Syndromes : GujaratMedical Journal, April- 2003, Vol.60, No.1
Tea And Health: Jk –practitioner 2003;10 (2): 98 -100
Fetal Echocardiography: Gujarat Medical Journal; August 2003 60(2):39-41
Clinical And Angiographic Profile Of Cad In A Young Gujarati Population : Ind Heart J; 2003;55:499-502 (abstract)
Infinnium : A New Paclitaxel- Eluting Stent : Ind Heart J; 2003;55:499-502 (abstract)
Intracoronary Long Stents : Short- And Mid-term Results : Ind Heart J; 2003;55:499-502 (abstract)24. Transcatheter Closure Of Patent Ductus Arteriorus UsingThe Blockaid Pda Occlusion System :; Ind Heart J 2003;55:499-502 (abstract)
Transcatheter Closure Of Large Patent Ductus Arteriosus With Severe Pulmonary Hypertension : Ind Heart J; 2003;55:499- 502 (abstract)
Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension Of Newborn : Gujarat Medical Journal ; February 2004,61(1):19-23.
Clinical Benefits Of Rotational Coronary Angiography Vs. Traditional Coronary Angiography : Reduction In Patient Radiation Exposure, Contrast Agent Use And Procedure Time : European Heart Journal;vol25, P618, Abstract Supplement, Aug/sept.2004
Rotational Digital Angiocardiography In Evaluation Of Congenital Heart Disease: Abstract 7,cath & Cardiovasc Interv;Vol.63,number 1, Sept.2004
Innovaspin Enables Superior Assessment Of Lad StentEnchroachment: Healthcare Newsletter, Vol.41, October 2004
Short Term And Intermediate Results Of Pronova – A New Sirolimus Eluting Stent : Single Centre Experience:Abstract 165, Ind Heart J 2004;56:414-446.
A New Sirolimus Eluting Indian Stent : Abstract 166, Ind Heart J 2004;56:414-446.
Role Of Sildenafil In Primary And Secondary Pulmonary Hypertension: Abstract 501, Ind Heart J 2004; 56:414-446.
Percutaneous Retreival Of Broken And Embolised LaG uidewire : National Interventional Council Meeting , Lucknow,2005
Percutaneous Pda Closure Using The Chinese BlockaidDuct Occluder - Initial Experience : Presented At 8
Th InternationalWorkshop Catheter Interventions In Congenital And Structural Heart Disease AndOther Non-coronary Procedures , Frankfurt Am Main / Germany,2005
Balloon Mitral Valvuloplasty In Patients < 20 Years OfAge : Acute & Intermediate Results : 4Th World Congress OfPediatric Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery 2005, Buneos Aires, Argentina
Ankle Brachial Pressure Index And Brachial Ankle PulseWave Velocity As A Predictor Of Coronary Artery DiseaseIn Young Patients Undergoing Coronary Angiography: Abstract 66, Ind Heart J 2005; 57:381-425
Drug Eluting Stents: Does Length Influence Restenosis :Abstract 155, Ind Heart J 2005; 57:381-425
Initial Experience With Supralimus – Sirolimus ElutingIndian Stent In Real World Cases : Abstract 156 , Ind Heart J 2005;57:381-425
Device Closure Of Atrial Septal Defect In Children With Transthoracic Echocardiographic Guidance : Abstract 255, IndHeart J 2005; 57:381-425
Balloon Mitral Valvuloplasty In Patients < 20 Years OfAge : Abstract 264, Ind Heart J 2005; 57:381-425
Rotational Digital Angiocardiography In CongenitalHeart Disease : Initial Single Centre Experience : Abstract 294 ,Ind Heart J 2005; 57:381-425
Use Of Rotational Digital Angiocardiography InEvaluation Of Congenital Heart Disease : Initial Results :Presented In D.p.basu Memorial Award Session At Csi 2005,Mumbai
Study Of A New Sirolimus Eluting Stent On Biodegradable Polymer : Singapore Live 2006
Rotational Digital Angiocardiography In CongenitalHeart Disease: Single Centre Experience : AngioplastySummit 2006 Tct Asia Pacific, Seoul, 2006
Premature Coronary Artery Disease In A 13 Year Old GirlWith Familial Hyperlipidemia : P-8, 471, Catheter AndCardiovascular Interventions, 68:3: September 2006
Percutaneous Closure Of Aorto-cameral Fistula Using APda Occluder Device : P-38, 479, Catheter And
Cardiovascular Interventions, 68:3: September 2006
Percutaneous Pda Closure Using The Chinese "blockaid"Duct Occluder: Initial Experience : Cct 2006, Singapore Live2007, Tct Asia Pacific 2007
Single Centre Experience Of Balloon MitralValvuloplasty In Pregnant Females : Cct 2006, Esc 2007,Singapore Live 2007, Tct Asia Pacific 2007
Nicorandil In Diabetic Non St Elevation Mi With Nitrates.Does It Help? Cct 2006, Singapore Live 2007
Sirolimus Eluting Long Stents : Single Centre Experience &Long Term Results : Cct 2006, Singapore Live 2007
Incidence Of Renal Artery Stenosis In Diabetic Patients Undergoing Coronary Angiography: Esc 2007, Singapore Live, 2007
Percutaneous Pda Closure Using The Chinese “blockaid”Duct Occluder : Initial Experience : Cit 2008
Balloon Angioplasty Of Discrete Native Coarctation OfAorta In All Age Groups: Early And Intermediate-termFollow-up Results : Cit 2008
Study Of Coronary Artery Disease Risk Factors In Premenopausal Female Patients : Tct Asia Pacific 200
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