International Faculty


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. 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

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. 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

Prof. Navin Nanda – MD, DSc(Hon), DSc(Med)(Hon), FACC, FAHA, FISCU(D)

  • Pioneer  in  Echocardiography  and  Cardiovascular  Ultrasound 
  • First  to  discover  the  pulmonary  valve  by  echo  and  to  diagnose  a  bicuspid  aortic  valve  by  echo 
  • Invented  treadmill  exercise  echocardiography 
  • Introduced  color Doppler to  the  USA, Developed currently used techniques  for  emiquantitation of mitral, aortic and tricuspid  valve  regurgitation  severity 
  • Invented  the  technique  of  transypharyngeal  and  transgastric  ultrasound 
  • Developed  the  clinical  technique  of  3-dimensional  transesophageal  echocardiography 
  • Pioneered  use  of  echocardiography  in  cardiac  pacing  and  electrophysiology 
  • First  to  study  and  show  high incidence  of myocardial infarction  in  young  adults  in  India  and  also  relationship  of diabetes mellitus to  myocardial infarction 
  • Over  1000  scientific  publications,  6  videotext  books  and/or  CDs 
  • Comprehensive  Textbook  of  Echocardiography  (2014),  the  largest  book  of  echocardiography  in  the  world 
  • Recognized  as  Father  of  Echocardiography/Father  of  Modern  Echocardiography  by  world  wide  associations  of Cardiology  and  Echo  Cardiography


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 Center, 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

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