Title: Interventional Cardiologist
Company: Cleveland Clinic
Location: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Ankur Kalra, Interventional Cardiologist at Cleveland Clinic, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in cardiology.
Inspired by his father, who was a cardiologist in India, Dr. Kalra began following his father to work as a teenager in high school. It was there he became enamored with talks and presentations on cutting edge technology regarding cardiology. This factor coupled with his general interest in science and analytical thinking made the decision to pursue cardiology easy for Dr. Kalra. He graduated from Indira Gandhi Medical College in Shimla, India, with a Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery in 2005. Between 2008 and 2012, he served as a resident physician of internal medicine at All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, India, as well as Cooper University Health Care in Camden, New Jersey.
As he progressed through his career, Dr. Kalra served as a fellow of cardiology with Hennepin County Medical Center and Abbott Northwestern Hospital, between 2012 and 2015. Soon thereafter, he completed a clinical fellowship in medicine with Harvard University, while also contributing as a fellow of interventional cardiology with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Massachusetts, between 2015 and 2016. Currently, Dr. Kalra serves as an interventional cardiologist at the Cleveland Clinic, and as an assistant professor of medicine with the Lerner College of Medicine, positions he has held since 2019. In addition to his primary endeavors, Dr. Kalra also found success as the chief executive officer of “Makeadent.org,” an editor in chief of Radcliffe Cardiology, the chief executive officer of Kalra Hospital & SRCNC Private Limited, and a senior editorial advisor of JACC: Case Reports. Dr. Kalra also completed a Safety, Quality, Informatics and Leadership Program at Harvard University in 2017, and is actively pursuing a Master of Science in health economics, outcomes and management in cardiovascular sciences at the London School of Economics & Political Science.
In the coming years, Dr. Kalra hopes to still be with the Cleveland Clinical system as well as becoming a part of the successful heart-valve program he is currently building at a regional hospital. He would like to be involved with the clinical investigation that substantially moves the field forward. In addition, he wants to get involved more with innovation, philanthropy, and giving back to India, his home country.
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