61515-Kalra, Ankur

Ankur Kalra, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Methodist KIC E371
Indianapolis, IN
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Dr. Kalra is an interventional cardiologist, associate professor of clinical medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine (Indianapolis, IN), medical director of interventional cardiology quality & innovation at Indiana University Division of Cardiovascular Medicine Krannert Cardiovascular Research Center (Indianapolis, IN), and founder of the non-profit startup, makeadent.org. 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 (Shimla, India), he completed medical and cardiology training at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (New Delhi, India), Cooper University Hospital (Camden, NJ), and Hennepin County Medical Center and Minneapolis Heart Institute (Minneapolis, MN). 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 (Boston, MA). He then completed a year of advanced interventional and structural cardiology fellowship at Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center, Houston Methodist Hospital (Houston, TX).

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 1-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 on Valentine's Day, 2020.  

Titles & Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Institute Medical Director of Interventional Cardiology Quality and Innovation
  • Education
    2006 MBBS Indira Gandhi Medical College
  • 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
    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
  • Awards
    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: 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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