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Ankur Kalra, MD, FACP, FACC, FSCAI

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine; Indiana University Health/Cardiovascular Institute Director of Interventional Cardiology Quality & Innovation; Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Krannert Cardiovascular Research Center, Indiana University School of Medicine

Editor, The Differential: Cardiology
Dr. Ankur Kalra is an interventional cardiologist, associate professor of clinical medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine, medical director of interventional cardiology quality & innovation at Indiana University Division of Cardiovascular Medicine Krannert Cardiovascular Research Center, in Indianapolis, Indiana, and founder of the non-profit startup, He is director of Barry J. Maron Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center in New Delhi, India. He is also the host of the cardiology podcast show, Parallax. He has presented late-breaking science at national and international scientific cardiovascular meetings, and has published over 250 scientific manuscripts in various peer-reviewed journals. His past appointments include interventional cardiologist, associate professor, and medical director of clinical research for regional cardiovascular medicine at the Cleveland Clinic.

Educated at Indira Gandhi Medical College in Shimla, India, he completed medical and cardiology training at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, India, Cooper University Hospital in Camden, New Jersey, and Hennepin County Medical Center and Minneapolis Heart Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 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 in Boston, Massachusetts. He then completed a year of advanced interventional and structural cardiology fellowship at Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center, Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas.

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 one-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.

He is also the author of the poetry book, “Ibadah” that was released on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and launched in collaboration with Cleveland Clinic Arts and Medicine Institute.

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