INTERNATIONAL FACULTY

We are affiliated with a team of doctors from a global perspective. 

Dr. Bhavin Dalal – MBBS, MD, DNB, LEAD (AAMC), FACP, FCCP

  • Associate Professor, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
  • Vice-Chief, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Sleep Medicine, Beaumont, Royal Oak
  • Associate Program Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship, Beaumont, Royal Oak
  • Co-Director, Respiratory Course, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Michigan USA
  • Fellow, American College of Chest Physician (FCCP) 
  • Member, American College of Physicians (ACP) 
  • Member COVID-19 Treatment Guidance Committee
  • Clinical Educator Award, Oakland University, William Beaumont School of Medicine 
  • Invited faculty at National and International Conferences 
  • A part of many research presentations and peer reviewed publications
Dr. Milind Desai – MD, MBA, FACC, FAHA, FESC

  • Haslam Family Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine and Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
  • Director, Clinical Operations, Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio
  • Director, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center and Medical Director, Aortic Center
  • Physician Executive Master of Business Administration, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
  • Aresty Scholar, Physician Leadership Academy, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania
  • An  expert  in  multi-modality  Cardiovascular  Imaging,  including  Cardiac  MRI,  Cardiac  CT ,  Echocardiography  and Nuclear  Cardiology
  • Research interests include all  aspects of  Hypertrophic  Cardiomyopathy,  Valvular  Heart  and Aortic Disease Outcomes Research, Multimodality Imaging and Outcomes Assessment in Ischemic and Nonischemic Cardiomyopathies,  Outcomes  in  Radiation  Heart  Disease
  • Recipient of Holekamp family endowment to study artificial intelligence in cardiovascular medicine
  • Serves on various committees for NIH, ACC, AHA, ASE, SCCT, including guideline writing groups
  • Principal Investigator of a Multicenter Randomized Clinical Trial in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Dr. Ramesh Gowda – MD, FACC, FCCP, FSCAI, FSCV, RPVI

  • Director Endovascular Services and Associate Director Interventional Cardiology , Mount Sinai Beth Israel, NY 
  • Chief of Cardiology, Brooklyn hospital, Brooklyn, NY
  • Specializes in interventional cardiology and holds certifications from the American Board of Internal Medicine in both cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology as well as The American Board of Vascular Medicine in Endovascular Medicine and Alliance for Physician Certification & Advancement: Registered Physician Vascular Interpretation Certification (RPVI)
  • Member of The American College of Cardiology, The American College of Chest Physicians, The Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions and Society for Vascular Medicine
  • Member, Quality Improvement Committee, DASH (STEMI Project) Committee; Vein & Vascular Care, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, NY and PERT team, Mount Sinai Beth Israel & Mount Sinai Morningside, NY 
  • Procedures performed includes Coronary, Carotid and Peripheral Angiography, Complex Coronary and Peripheral Arterial, Deep Vein Interventions, Abdominal Aneurysm Stent-grafts, Superficial Vein Therapy, Limb Salvage, Carotid Artery Stenting, DVT Management,  Implantable Loop Recorder and Pericardiocentesis
  • Published numerous articles and abstracts in peer-reviewed journals and given numerous presentations in Local, Regional, National, International Meetings
Prof. Guy Heyndrickx

  • Graduated, the University of Ghent
  • Trained Cardiologist, Ghent and London at the National Heart Institute
  • Joined the cardiovascular department of E Braunwald and S Vatner, The Harvard Medical School, Boston where his research led to the princeps description of the phenomenon of ‘myocardial stunning’, 1973
  • Performed the first PCI in Belgium, 1980
  • Co-director of the Cardio-vascular Centre in Aalst and responsible of a program on Interventional Cardiology, 1984
  • Appointed part time Professor in Cardio-vascular Physiology, The Louvain Medical School in Brussels, 1995
  • Author of more than 200 publications in peer review journals and is fellow of the ESC, ACC
Dr. Ashit Jain – MD, FACC

  • Interventional Cardiologist, CEO and Founder, California Cardiovascular Consultants Medical Associates, Fremont, California
  • CEO and Founder, California Hospital Medical Corporation 
  • CEO and Founder, Mission Cardiovascular Research Institute, Fremont, California 
  • A renowned Expert for Invasive Cardiovascular and Endovascular Disease: Catheterization, PTCA, Atherectomy, Stents, Laser, IVUS, Aneurysm Endografting, Peripheral Vascular Interventions including carotid, renal, iliac, SFA, and below the knee, endovenous ablation 
  • Voted as Top 5% Cardiologist in the Nation by US News 
  • Involved in multiple new device research technologies and has built a strong research program 
  • Site Principal Investigator for 31 multi-centre clinical research trails
  • Involved in doing live training courses for interventional devices for Coronaries and Peripheral Vascular Disease 
  • Leading Faculty at International Conferences
Dr. Samir R. Kapadia – MD

  • Chairman, Department of Cardiology, Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic
  • Section Head, Interventional Cardiology, Cleveland Clinic 
  • Director, Sones Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, Cleveland Clinic 
  • Program Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic
  • Interventional Cardiologist, Cleveland Clinic 
  • Research Fellowship, Cell Biology and Molecular Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Clinical Fellowship Cardiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland
  • Fellowship Interventional Cardiology; Coronary, Peripheral and Carotid Interventions, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 1998–2000
  • Member of American College of Cardiology (Fellow), American Heart Association (Member) and Society for Vascular Medicine and Biology
  • Awarded the 2004-14 Top Docs, Cleveland Magazine, 2013 Innovator Award, Cleveland Clinic, 2012 Innovator Award, Cleveland Clinic 
  • Been on Editorial Board of leading medical journal and principal investigator in numerous clinical trials 
  • Published numerous books, chapter and abstracts and a part of peer-reviewed publications
Dr. Peter Lin – MD, CCFP
  • Director, Primary Care Initiatives, Canadian Heart Research Centre
  • On the Editorial Board of The Canadian Review of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias (Formerly, The Canadian Alzheimer Disease Review)
  • Chairman, Dementia Congress, USA for the last 4 years
  • Served on the Editorial Board of Pri-Med, a USA Company that provides Education for Physicians
  • Teaching Award from the College of Family Physicians in 2011
Dr. Atul C. Mehta- MBBS, FACP, FCCP

  • Professor of Medicine, Lerner College of Medicine
  • Buoncore Family Endowed Chair in Lung Transplantation
  • Staff Physician, Respiratory Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
  • Graduated from Municipal Medical College, Gujarat University in India. 
  • Residency Training:  General Practice: Delaware County Memorial Hospital, Drexel Hill, PA, USA
  • Internal Medicine: Hahnamann Medical College Affiliate Hospitals, Trenton, N.J. & Easton, PA, USA
  • Fellowship Training:  Pulmonary & Critical  Care Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
  • Board-certification:  Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease , Interventional Pulmonology, (Critical Care Medicine) 
  • Research Interests : Diagnostic &  therapeutic bronchoscopy,  Lung transplantation, Emphysema
  • Awards
  • 1992: Cleveland Clinic’s Bruce Steward Award for ability to combine sensitivity & compassion with knowledge & skill 
  • 2005: Presidential Citation Honor Lecture Award, ACCP
  • 2005-2006: Teacher of the Year Award; Department of Pulmonary & Critical Care  Medicine, Cleveland Clinic
  • 2006: Clinical Educator of the Year, American Thoracic Society
  • 2006: Master Educator, Cleveland Clinic 
  • 2010: ACCP Pasquale Ciaglia Memorial Lecture in Interventional Medicine
  • 2014: Gustav Killian Centenary Award, World Association for Bronchology
  • Founding member and Past-President of the American Association for Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
  • Fellow of the ACCP,  ACP, and the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery
  • Elected member of the Fleischner Society for Chest Imaging  (2004)
  • Member of the ATS, ACCP, AABIP, WABIP
  • Participant of  numerous clinical trials, published over 500 peer reviewed papers, over 100 book chapters, edited and  authored 18 books
Dr. Neil Mehta – MBBS, MS, FACP

  • Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Curricular Affairs , Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University
  • Holds The Jones Day Endowed Chair in Medical Education at the Cleveland Clinic
  • Former, Assistant Dean for Education Technology, Cleveland Clinic 
  • Primary Care Internal Medicine Physician , Cleveland Clinic, Practicing in that capacity for >20 years
  • Founder and Course Director of  “Healthcare Education 2.0”  at Harvard Macy Institute, Boston
  • Visiting Professor,  King’s College, London; National Healthcare Group, Singapore and Karolinska Institute, Stockholm
  • Speaker at various conferences and grand rounds at Massachusetts General Hospital, Stanford University, and Vanderbilt University
Dr. Sameer Mehta – MD, FACC, MBA

  • Interventional Cardiologist & STEMI Interventionist
  • Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Cedars Medical Center, Miami, FL. Chief Medical Officer, The Medicines Company
  • Course Director Lumen Global, Founder and Director International STEMI Programs. Authored Textbook of STEMI Interventions, Volume 1 and 2. CO-FOUNDER, CCCLIVECASES.ORG. Voluntary Associate Clinical Professor in Cardiology, University of Miami-Jackson School of Medicine. Founder and President, ISIC (Indian Society of Interventional Cardiology), Member, Steering Committee, Ministry of Health, Republic of China 
  • Chairman, All India Institutional Review Board
Dr. Steven E. Nissen – MD, MACC

  • Chief Academic Officer, Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Institute at the Cleveland Clinic
  • Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University
  • Lewis and Patricia Dickey Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine 
  • Former Chair of the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Cleveland Clinic’s Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute 
  • Listed as one of the world’s 100 Most Influential People by TIME Magazine in 2007
  • Former Chair, FDA Cardio-Renal Advisory panel, US Food and Drug Administration, US Department Health and Human Services 
  • Author of nearly 600 scientific manuscripts and 60 book chapters
  • Named by Thompson-Reuters as one of the world’s most highly cited physician-scientists
  • Editor in Chief, Current Cardiology Reports
  • Co-author of a book for patients with heart disease, Heart411 released by Crown Books 
Dr. Manish Parikh – MD, FACC

  • Director, Physician Education Columbia University Medical Centre / New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons New York, New York
  • Did his fellowship in Interventional Cardiology from New York Hospital Cornell Medical Centre.
  • Specialises in Adult Interventional Cardiology
Dr. Roosha Parikh – MD

  • Chief Imaging Fellow,  Houston Methodist Hospital
  • Advance Cardiovascular Imaging Fellow, Houston Methodist Hospital
  • Former, Cardiovascular Fellow, Mount Sinai Beth Israel
  • Former, Resident Physician, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio
  • Actively involved in Project on Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) –Based Feature Tracking (FT) in Valvular Heart Disease
  • Actively Involved in Project on Calcium Score Database Creation and Assessment of Outcomes
  • Interested and Involved in Quality Improvement
  • Part of many publications
Dr. Apurva Patel – MD

  • Advanced Interventional and Structural Heart Fellow at the DeBakey Heart and Vascular Centre, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas
  • Did his Cardiology training from Mount Sinai Beth Israel, New York, NY and Internal Medicine from Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Extensively trained in Structural Heart Interventions (TAVR, TMVR, Mitral Clip, ASD/PFO Closure, Paravalvular Leak Closure and Left Atrial Appendage Closure) and Complex Coronary Interventions (Left Main, Bifurcation, CTO, Atherectomy and Mechanical Support Devices) 
  • Also trained in Endovascular Intervention for Peripheral Arterial Disease
  • Received several Academic Accolades and Research Awards during his Training, and has Authored Multiple Peer Reviewed Articles, Abstracts and Book Chapters
Dr. Ankur Shah – MD

  • Practicing Cardiology in Brooklyn, New York 
  • Affiliated with multiple hospitals such as NYU Langone Hospitals, Interfaith Medical Centre, Long Island Jewish Medical Centre, NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital in the area
  • Speciality – Diagnose and Treat Heart Disease such as Congenital Heart Defects, Coronary Artery Disease, Heart Rhythm Disorders and Heart Failure
  • Subspecialties – General Cardiology, Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Interventional Cardiology
Dr. Anuj Shah – MD

  • Practicing Cardiologist (Heart Specialist), Hackensack, NJ 
  • Former Director of Vascular Medicine and Endovascular Services, Mulkay Cardiology Consultants, Hackensack, NJ 
  • Expertise in Complex Coronary Interventions, Endovascular Interventions, Structural Heart Disease 
  • President, Bergen Indian Medical Association 
  • Has been a part of many publications, abstracts and manuscripts
Dr. Alpesh Shah- MD, FACC, FSCAI

  • Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Houston Methodist Hospital and at Cornell University, Medicine/ Section  of  Cardiology  and  at  Baylor  College  of  Medicine 
  • Active  staff  at  The  Methodist  Hospital  Houston,  Texas 
  • Have  done  Fellowships  in  Interventional  Cardiology ,  Cardiovascular  Diseases  and  Internal  Medicine 
  • Principal  investigator  in  many  clinical  trials
  • Published  different  peer  reviewed  articles  and  presented  number  of  case  studies  and  presentations

You can edit text on your website by double clicking on a text box on your website. Alternatively, when you select a text box a settings menu will appear. your website by double clicking on a text box on your website. Alternatively, when you select a text box

You can edit text on your website by double clicking on a text box on your website. Alternatively, when you select a text box a settings menu will appear. your website by double clicking on a text box on your website. Alternatively, when you select a text box

Dr. Krishnaswami Vijayaraghavan (Kris Vijay) – MD, MS, FACP, FACC, FCCP, FNLA, FCRS, FHFSA

  • Medical Director, CHF, Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital and Abrazo Health Network
  • Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Arizona
  • Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Midwestern University, Glendale, Arizona
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Clinical Lipidology
  • Board of Directors, National Lipid Association
  • Past Governor, ACC Arizona
  • Founding Member and Past President, Cardiorenal Society of America (CRSA)
  • Founding member and President, Twinepidemic, Inc
  • President, Innovative Cardiometabolic Center
  • President, HEXTA Productions, LLC. Healing Expressions Through Art