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Ankur Kalra, MD, Cardiology, Akron, OH, Cleveland Clinic

AnkurKalraMDFACP FACC FSCAI

Cardiology Akron, OH

Echocardiography, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Critical Care

Interventional Cardiologist, Cleveland Clinic; Associate Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

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Summary

  • Dr. Kalra is an interventional cardiologist at the Cleveland Clinic, a university professor at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, and founder of the non-profit startup, makeadent.org. He is director of Barry J. Maron Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center in New Delhi, India. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of Radcliffe Cardiology’s US Cardiology Review, a peer-reviewed cardiology journal, and host of the cardiology podcast show, Parallax. He has presented late-breaking science at national and international scientific cardiovascular meetings, and has published over 200 scientific manuscripts in various peer-reviewed journals.

    Educated at Indira Gandhi Medical College (Shimla, India), he completed medical and cardiology training at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (New Delhi, India), Cooper University Hospital (Camden, NJ), and Hennepin County Medical Center and Minneapolis Heart Institute (Minneapolis, MN). He served as a clinical and research fellow in interventional cardiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and a clinical fellow in medicine at Harvard Medical School (Boston, MA). He then completed a year of advanced interventional and structural cardiology fellowship at Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center, Houston Methodist Hospital (Houston, TX).

    Dr. Kalra is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology from the American Board of Internal Medicine, and a Diplomate in Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography from the National Board of Echocardiography. He is also certified in patient safety, healthcare quality, health informatics and leadership from Harvard Medical School’s 1-year Safety, Quality, Informatics and Leadership certification program. He is currently pursuing a Master of Science program in Health Economics, Outcomes and Management in Cardiovascular Sciences at the London School of Economics & Political Science in London, United Kingdom.
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Education & Training

  • London School of Economics and Political ScienceMSc, Health Economics, Outcomes and Management in Cardiovascular Sciences, 2018 - 2022
  • Methodist Hospital (Houston)
    Methodist Hospital (Houston)Fellowship, Advanced Interventional and Structural Cardiology, 2016 - 2017
  • Harvard Medical SchoolSQIL, Safety, Quality, Informatics and Leadership (SQIL), 2016 - 2017
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterFellowship, Interventional Cardiology, 2015 - 2016
  • Abbott-Northwestern Hospital/Allina Health SystemFellowship, Cardiovascular Disease, 2012 - 2015
  • Hennepin Healthcare
    Hennepin HealthcareFellowship, Cardiovascular Disease, 2012 - 2015
  • Cooper Medical School of Rowan University/Cooper University Hospital
    Cooper Medical School of Rowan University/Cooper University HospitalResidency, Internal Medicine, 2009 - 2012
  • All India Institute of Medical SciencesResidency, 2008 - 2009
  • National Board of Examinations (NBE)Residency, 2007 - 2007
  • Kalra Hospital & SRCNC Pvt. Ltd.House Officer, 2006 - 2007
  • Jaipur Golden HospitalInternship, 2005 - 2006
  • Indira Gandhi Medical College
    Indira Gandhi Medical CollegeClass of 2006, MBBS
  • Delhi Public SchoolMajor, Biology, 1998 - 2000

Certifications & Licensure

  • OH State Medical License
    OH State Medical License 2017 - 2022
  • TX State Medical License
    TX State Medical License 2016 - 2022
  • MA State Medical License
    MA State Medical License 2015 - 2023
  • MN State Medical License
    MN State Medical License 2012 - 2019
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Cardiovascular Disease
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Interventional Cardiology
  • National Board of EchocardiographyDiplomate - Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Richard E. Clark Memorial Paper The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, 2019
  • National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR)/American College of Cardiology (ACC) Travel Award American College of Cardiology Foundation, 2018
  • 2017 Late-Breaking Science Presenter, European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress; "Late-breaking registry results: Leaflet thrombosis following transcatheter aortic valve replacement: insights from the MAUDE database." European Society of Cardiology, 2017
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Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Lectures

  • Aortic Valve Interventions: Clinical Dilemmas 
    2019 ACC Scientific Session & Expo, New Orleans - 3/18/2019

Other

Authored Content

  • Incidence or Coincidence?November 2021
  • How Vulnerability Allowed My Patient to Make a Life-Altering DecisionJuly 2021
  • Defining Cardiogenic Shock: Behind-the-Scenes with SCAI Trustee and Writing Committee ChairJuly 2019
  • Defining Cardiogenic Shock: Behind-the-Scenes with SCAI Trustee and Writing Committee ChairJuly 2019
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Press Mentions

  • Neal S. Kleiman MD: Cardiologist, Climber, Scientist, Survivor
    Neal S. Kleiman MD: Cardiologist, Climber, Scientist, SurvivorJuly 14th, 2017
  • Fellow Talk: Early Career Tips from a Master Interventionalist
    Fellow Talk: Early Career Tips from a Master InterventionalistMay 12th, 2017
  • Dr. Ankur Kalra Celebrated for Dedication to the Field of Cardiology
    Dr. Ankur Kalra Celebrated for Dedication to the Field of CardiologyDecember 24th, 2019
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Grant Support

  • Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator therapy following acute myocardial infarction: Risk stratification with tissue heterogeneity characterization utilizing contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging.St. Jude Medical, Inc.Present

Committees

  • Editor-in-Chief, Radcliffe Cardiology (US Cardiology Review) 2018 - Present
  • Member, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) Publications Committee 2018 - Present
  • Member, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) Structural Heart Disease Council 2018 - Present
  • Associate Editor, Global Heart: The Official Journal of the World Heart Federation 2018 - Present
  • Member, Interventional Writing Group, American College of Cardiology Interventional Writing Group 2017 - Present
  • Assistant Reviewer Program, Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality & Outcomes 2017 - Present
  • Member, Editorial Review Board, Case Reports in Internal Medicine Journal, Sciedu Press 2016 - Present
  • Member, PINNACLE India Writing Group Committee, America College of Cardiology 2014 - Present
  • Member, International Editorial Board, Indian Heart Journal 2014 - Present
  • Member, Advisory Board, Cardiology and Therapy Journal, Springer Healthcare Ltd. 2013 - Present
  • Member, Doximity Physician Panel 2013 - Present
  • Member, Clinical Case Reviewing Committee, European Society of Cardiology Congress 2018 2018 - 2018
  • Member Thought Leader, American College of Cardiology Simulation Work Group 2017 - 2018
  • Deputy Editor, Radcliffe Cardiology (US Cardiology Review) 2017 - 2018
  • Blogger, TCTMD Fellow Talk 2016 - 2017
  • Early Career Blogging Program, American Heart Association/American Stroke Association 2016 - 2017
  • Member, Early Career Committee, Massachusetts Chapter, American College of Cardiology Council 2016 - 2016
  • Associate Editorial Team Lead, Geriatric Cardiology Section, ACC.org Editorial Board 2014 - 2017
  • FIT Representative, Communications Work Group, Geriatric Cardiology Section, American College of Cardiology 2013 - 2017
  • Chair, Fellows-in-Training (FIT) Newsletter Working Group, American College of Cardiology 2013 - 2015

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu

Hospital Affiliations