61515-Kalra, Ankur

Ankur Kalra, M.D.

Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

Indianapolis, IN
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Key Publications

1. Bhat V, Kumar A, Kalra A. Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers after transcatheter aortic valve replacement: a meta-analysis. JACC Adv. 2024;3:100927.

2. Gunderman D, Kumar A, Munguia-Vasquez R, Vora KP, Shah C, Lambert ND, Cavanaugh BJ, Dharmakumar R, Kalra A. Clinical outcomes of patients with acute myocardial infarction in health professional shortage areas in Indiana. JACC Adv. 2024;

3. Rao VU, Ziedonis K, Gunderman D, Kumar A, Bashall A, Stark K, Chugh AR, Daly R, Kalra A. Structured program for weight loss in heart failure patients: findings from a cardiology-driven obesity clinic. JACC Adv. 2024,3:100741.

4. Majmundar M, Patel KN, Doshi R, Kumar A, Arora S, Panaich S, Kalra A. Transcatheter versus surgical mitral valve repair in patients with mitral regurgitation. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2024;65:ezad391.

5. Kalra A, Das R, Alkhalil M, Dykun I, Candreva A, Jarral O, Rehman SM, Majmundar M, Patel KN, Rodes-Cabau J, Reardon MJ, Puri R. Bicuspid aortic valve disease: classifications, treatments, and emerging transcatheter paradigms. Struct Heart. 2023;8:100227.

6. Kalra A, Kumar A. Endovascular reperfusion strategy for infra-popliteal chronic limb threatening ischaemia. Lancet. 2023;401:1749-1750.

7. Iqbal K, Kumar A, Ishaque A, Farid E, Iqbal A, Rathore SS, Majmundar M, Shariff M, Kalra A. Sex differences in introductions at the American College of Cardiology’s Annual Scientific Session and Expo (ACC.22). JACC Adv. 2023;2:100253.

8. Kalra A, Jose AP, Prabhakaran P, Kumar A, Agrawal A, Roy A, Bhargava B, Tandon N, Prabhakaran D. The burgeoning cardiovascular disease epidemic in Indians - perspectives on contextual factors and potential solutions. Lancet Reg Health Southeast Asia. 2023;12:100156. 

9. Howard T, Majmundar M, Sarin S, Kumar A, Ajay A, Krishnaswamy A, Reed GW, Harb SC, Harmon E, Dykun I, Ghandakly E, Kapadia SR, Kalra A, Puri R. Predictors of major adverse cardiovascular events in patients with moderate aortic stenosis: implications for aortic valve replacement. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2023;16:557-565.

10. Majmundar M, Doshi R, Patel KN, Zala H, Kumar A, Kalra A. Prevalence, trends, and outcomes of cardiovascular diseases in pregnant patients in the USA: 2010-19. Eur Heart J. 2023;44:726-737.

11. Bhat V, Ozair A, Bellur S, Subhash NR, Kumar A, Majmundar M, Kalra A. Inequities in country- and gender-based authorship representation in cardiology-related Cochrane reviews. JACC Adv. 2022;1:100140.

12. Shariff M, Kumar A, Kansara T, Majmundar M, Doshi R, Stulak JM, Kapadia SR, Reed GW, Puri R, Kalra A. A network meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials comparing intravascular ultrasound versus optical coherence tomography versus angiography-guided technique for drug-eluting stent implantation. JSCAI. 2022;1:100507.

13. Kalra A, Chinnaiyan KM, Lala A. Bhagavad Gita, dichotomy of control and metric medicine: the conflict of burnout. Eur Heart J. 2022;43:4769-4771.

14. Majmundar M, Vasudeva R, Zala H, Kumar A, Nasir K, Kalra A. Representation of international medical graduates amongst top cardiology hospitals in the United States. JACC Adv. 2022;1:100119.

15. Majmundar M, Patel KN, Doshi R, Anantha-Narayanan M, Kumar A, Reed GW, Puri R, Kapadia SR, Jaradat ZA, Bhatt DL, Kalra A. Comparison of 6-Month outcomes of endovascular vs surgical revascularization for patients with critical limb ischemia. JAMA Netw Open. 2022;5:e2227746.

16. Majmundar M, Ibarra G, Kumar A, Doshi R, Shah P, Mehran R, Reed GW, Puri R, Kapadia SR, Bangalore S, Kalra A. Invasive versus medical management in patients with chronic kidney disease and non-ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction. J Am Heart Assoc. 2022;11:e025205.

17. Kalra A, Reed G, Puri R, Majmundar M, Kumar A, Foley JD, Zala H, Nasir K, Kapadia SR, Bhatt DL. Trend of demographics of cardiovascular disease fellows and association between fellows and program director race. JACC Adv. 2022;1:100032.

18. Kalra A, Kumar A, Shariff M, Jain V, Majmundar M, Mehran R, Kapadia S. Racial disparities in first authorship of cardiology editorials. JSCAI. 2022;1:100017.

19. Majmundar M, Kumar A, Doshi R, Shariff M, Krishnaswamy A, Reed GW, Brockett J, Lahorra JA, Svensson LG, Puri R, Kapadia SR, Kalra A. Early outcomes of transcatheter versus surgical aortic valve implantation in patients with bicuspid aortic valve stenosis. EuroIntervention. 2022;18:23-32.

20. Kalra A, Raza S, Jafry BH, King HE, Lahorra JA, Svensson LG, Kapadia SR. Off-label use of direct oral anticoagulants in patients receiving surgical mechanical and bioprosthetic heart valves. JAMA Netw Open. 2021;4:e211259.

21. Mehran R, Kumar A, Bansal A, Shariff M, Gulati M, Kalra A. Gender and disparity in first authorship in cardiology randomized clinical trials. JAMA Netw Open. 2021;4:e211043.

22. Kalra A, Hawkins ES, Nowacki AS, Jain V, Milinovich A, Saef J, Thomas G, Gebreselassie SK, Karnik SS, Jehi L, Young JB, Svensson LG, Chung MK, Mehta N. Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors versus angiotensin II receptor blockers: a comparison of outcomes in patients with COVID-19. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2020;13:e007115.

23. Khan SU, Singh M, Valavoor S, Khan MU, Lone AN, Khan MZ, Khan MS, Mani P, Kapadia SR, Michos ED, Stone GW, Kalra A, Bhatt DL. Dual antiplatelet therapy after percutaneous coronary intervention and drug-eluting stents: a systematic review and network meta-analysis. Circulation. 2020;142:1425-1436.

24. Mehta N, Kalra A, Nowacki AS, Anjewierden S, Han Z, Bhat P, Carmona-Rubio AE, Jacob M, Procop GW, Harrington S, Milinovich A, Svensson LG, Jehi L, Young JB, Chung MK. Association of Use of angiotensin-converting enzyme Inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor blockers with testing positive for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). JAMA Cardiol. 2020;5:1020-1026.

25. Panhwar MS, Chatterjee S, Kalra A. Training the critical care cardiologists of the future: an interventional cardiology critical care pathway. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2020;75:2984-2988.

26. Kalra A, Michos ED, Chinnaiyan KM. COVID-19 and the healthcare workers. Eur Heart J. 2020;41:2936-2937. 

27. Jabri A, Kalra A, Kumar A, Alameh A, Adroja S, Bashir H, Nowacki AS, Shah R, Khubber S, Kanaa'N A, Hedrick DP, Sleik KM, Mehta N, Chung MK, Khot UN, Kapadia SR, Puri R, Reed GW. Incidence of stress cardiomyopathy during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 pandemic. JAMA Netw Open. 2020;3:e2014780. 

28. Gage A, Higgins A, Lee R, Panhwar MS, Kalra A. Reacquainting cardiology with mechanical ventilation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. JACC Case Rep. 2020;2:1402-1406.

29. Khan MS, Khan MS, Ansari ZN, Siddiqi TJ, Khan SU, Riaz IB, Asad ZUA, Mandrola J, Wason J, Warraich HJ, Stone GW, Bhatt DL, Kapadia SR, Kalra A. Prevalence of multiplicity and appropriate adjustments among cardiovascular randomized clinical trials published in major medical journals. JAMA Netw Open. 2020;3:e203082.

30. Bandyopadhyay D, Chakraborty S, Amgai B, Kapadia SR, Braunwald E, Naidu SS, Kalra A. Association of hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy with outcomes following transcatheter aortic valve replacement. JAMA Netw Open. 2020;3:e1921669.

31. Khan MS, Shahadat A, Khan SU, Ahmed S, Doukky R, Michos ED, Kalra A. The Kardashian index of cardiologists: celebrities or experts? JACC Case Rep. 2020;2:330-332. 

32. Kalra A, Kumbhani DJ, Hill JA. Cardiovascular Science India Tour: impacting cardiovascular disease in South Asia. Circulation. 2020;141:159-160.

33. Luong P, Bojansky AM, Kalra A. Academic physician compensation in the United States: should providers' work at academic medical centres be judged by just one metric, the relative value unit (RVU)? Eur Heart J. 2018;39:3633-3634.

34. Deo SV, Raza S, Kalra A, Deo VS, Altarabsheh SE, Zia A, Khan MS, Markowitz AH, Sabik JF 3rd, Park SJ. Admissions for infective endocarditis in intravenous drug users. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018;71:1596-1597. 

35. Kalra A, Adusumalli S, Sinha SS. Cultivating skills for success in learning health systems: learning to lead. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017;70:2450-2454.

36. Hafiz AM, Kalra A, Ramadan R, Poulin MF, Andalib A, Phillips CT, Bhatt DL, Reardon MJ, Kleiman NS, Popma JJ. Clinical or symptomatic leaflet thrombosis following transcatheter aortic valve replacement: insights from the U.S. FDA MAUDE database. Struct Heart. 2017;1:256-264.

37. Kalra A. Perseverance versus Pedigree: Ankur Kalra, MD, a foreign medical graduate, discusses how determination and perseverance overcame 'pedigree' in his quest for a successful academic cardiology career in America. Determination was the ingredient to success. Eur Heart J. 2017;38:1789-1791.

38. Kalra A, Pokharel Y, Hira RS, Risch S, Vicera V, Li Q, Kalra RN, Kerkar PG, Kumar G, Maddox TM, Oetgen WJ, Glusenkamp N, Turakhia MP, Virani SS. Cardiovascular disease performance measures in the outpatient setting in India: insights from the American College of Cardiology's PINNACLE India Quality Improvement Program (PIQIP). J Am Heart Assoc. 2015;4:e001910.

39. Maron BJ, Kalra A. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in the developing world: focus on India. Eur Heart J. 2014;35(36):2492-2495.

Titles & Appointments

  • Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiologist, Franciscan Health
  • Founding Director, makeadent.org, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit startup
  • Education
    2024 MSC
    2017 Fellowship Houston Methodist Hospital, Weill Cornell Medicine, Houston, TX
    2016 Fellowship Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
    2015 Fellowship Hennepin County Medical Center/Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, MN
    2012 Residency Cooper University Hospital, University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, Camden, NJ
    2009 Residency All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
    2007 MBBS Indira Gandhi Medical College
  • Research
    acute myocardial infarction (drugs and percutaneous therapies)
    aortic stenosis
    health services research (economics, outcomes and policy)
    hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
    South Asian heart health
    transcatheter heart valves
  • Professional Organizations
    Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
    American College of Cardiology
    American College of Physicians
    American Heart Association (AHA)
    American Medical Association (AMA)
    Harvard Alumni Association
    Indiana State Medical Association
    Massachusetts Medical Society
    Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Internal Medicine - Interventional Cardiology
    American Board of Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
    National Board of Echocardiography
    American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine
  • Clinical Interests
    aortic stenosis
    broken heart syndrome
    hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
    ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction
  • Awards
    Org: Franciscan Alliance
    Desc: Hospital & Health Care Week Award for Compassionate, Quality and Safe Care
    Scope: Campus
    Date: 2024-05-15
    Org: Cardiovascular Research Technologies
    Desc: Late-Breaking Clinical Science - Hot Topics: A Blood Biomarker-Based Diagnosis of Reperfused Hemorrhagic ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction Predicts Acute Outcomes
    Scope: International
    Date: 2024-03-12
    Org: Franciscan Health
    Desc: Franciscan Values in Practice High Five Award
    Scope: Campus
    Date: 2024-01-17
    Org: EuroIntervention/EuroPCR
    Desc: Finalist, Best Clinical Research
    Scope: International
    Date: 2023-05-18
    Org: EuroIntervention
    Desc: Most Cited Clinical Research Article
    Scope: International
    Date: 2022-12-30
    Org: Indiana University Health
    Desc: Cardiovascular Institute Director for Interventional Cardiology Quality and Innovation
    Scope: Department
    Date: 2022-02-03
    Org: Expertscape
    Desc: World Expert in Professional Education
    Scope: International
    Date: 2022-01-24
    Org: AIMS Public Health 2021, Volume 8, Issue 4: 743-753
    Desc: The Top 100 Twitter Influencers in Cardiology
    Scope: International
    Date: 2021-10-26
    Org: ESC Digital Summit 2021
    Desc: Best of European Heart Journal Digital Health - Editor's Choice: Mapping and Quantification of the Twitter Footprint of Cardiologists
    Scope: International
    Date: 2021-10-22
    Org: TCT 2021
    Desc: Key Coronary Intervention Abstracts: Invasive vs. Medical Management in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease and Non-ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction
    Scope: International
    Date: 2021-10-20
    Org: TVT 2021
    Desc: Featured Clinical Research: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (Valve-in-valve vs. Reoperative Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement in Patients with Failed Aortic Bioprosthesis: Insight from Nationwide Readmission Database)
    Scope: International
    Date: 2021-07-22
    Org: Cardiovascular Research Technologies
    Desc: Landmark Session: Late-Breaking Trials - Structural: Off-Label Use of Direct Oral Anticoagulants in Patients Receiving Mechanical and Bioprosthetic Heart Valves: Insights from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Database
    Scope: International
    Date: 2021-03-06
    Org: JACC: Case Reports
    Desc: JACC Journals Best of 2020 (Voices in Cardiology: The Kardashian Index of Cardiologists: Celebrities or Experts?)
    Scope: International
    Date: 2020-12-31
    Org: European Heart Journal
    Desc: Top Altmetric-scoring CardioPulse Papers of All Time (Rank #1) (COVID-19 and the Healthcare Workers.)
    Scope: International
    Date: 2020-12-31
    Org: European Heart Journal
    Desc: Top Five Papers Published since January 1, 2018 (Rank #1) (COVID-19 and the Healthcare Workers.)
    Scope: International
    Date: 2020-12-31
    Org: Cleveland Clinic
    Desc: Sones-Favaloro Award for Excellence in Research
    Scope: Department
    Date: 2020-11-25
    Org: Cleveland Clinic
    Desc: Medical Director of Clinical Research for Regional Cardiovascular Medicine
    Scope: Department
    Date: 2020-11-19
    Org: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
    Desc: Scholarship in Teaching Award
    Scope: University
    Date: 2020-03-24
    Org: Society of Thoracic Surgeons
    Desc: Richard E. Clark Memorial Paper
    Scope: National
    Date: 2019-01-28
    Org: European Society of Cardiology
    Desc: 2017 Late-Breaking Science: Leaflet Thrombosis following Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Insights from the MAUDE Database
    Scope: International
    Date: 2017-08-29
    Org: Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center, Houston Methodist Hospital
    Desc: Award for Clinical Research Excellence
    Scope: Department
    Date: 2017-05-19

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