Dr. Ankur Kalra, Interventional Cardiologist
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Dr. Ankur Kalra, Interventional Cardiologist

Dr. Kalra is an interventional cardiologist, and founder of the non-profit startup, makeadent.org. He is primary investigator at Krannert Cardiovascular Research Center, and an adjunct clinical associate professor at Indiana University School of Medicine. He is director of the Barry J. Maron Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center in New Delhi, India. He is also the host of the cardiology podcast show, Parallax.

Dr. Kalra has presented late-breaking science at national and international scientific cardiovascular meetings, and has published over 300 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-long 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 is 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.

Parallax
Podcast
With Ankur Kalra, M.D.

Every fortnight, we talk about the lesser known side of cardiovascular care, management, and science.

Podcast Episodes
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Professional Experience

Current Positions

Jan 2023
- Present
Franciscan Health
  • Interventional Cardiologist
Aug 2023
- Present
Krannert Cardiovascular Research Center, Indiana University
  • Primary Investigator
Jun 2023
- Present
Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Sep 2018
- Present
makeadent.org
  • Founder and Director

Jul 2014
- Present
Kalra Hospitals, New Delhi, India
  • 2022 - Present: Co-Chief Executive Officer
  • 2014 - Present: Director, Barry J. Maron Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center
Aug 2022
- Present
Care Access
  • 2022 - 2023: Cardiovascular Research Investigator and Educator
  • 2024 - Present: Member, Cardiovascular Advisory Board
Mar 2019
- Present
JACC: Case Reports
  • Senior Editorial Advisor

Sep 2019
- Present
Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)
  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Internal Medicine

Nov 2020
- Present
American Board of Internal Medicine
  • 2021 – 2022: Cardiovascular Disease Item-Writing Task Force
  • 2020 – Present: Interventional Cardiology Item-Writing Task Force

Past Experience

2022
-
2022
Indiana University School of Medicine / Indiana University Health
  • Cardiovascular Institute Director for Interventional Cardiology Quality and Innovation
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

2020
-
2021
Cleveland Clinic Akron General
  • Section Head, Cardiovascular Research

2019
-
2021
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
  • 2020 – 2021: Associate Professor of Medicine
  • 2019 – 2020: Assistant Professor of Medicine

2019
-
2021
Cleveland Clinic
  • 2020 – 2021: Medical Director of Clinical Research, Regional Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic
  • 2019 – 2021: Interventional Cardiologist, Section of Invasive and Interventional Cardiology, Cleveland Clinic

2017
-
2018
University Hospitals
  • Interventional Cardiologist

2017
-
2018
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Training

Education

2018
-
2024
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
  • Master of Science, Health Economics, Outcomes & Management in Cardiovascular Sciences

2016
-
2017
Houston Methodist
  • Advanced Interventional and Structural Cardiology Fellow

2015
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2016
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Interventional Cardiology Fellow

2015
-
2017
Harvard Medical School
  • Safety, Quality, Informatics and Leadership (SQIL) Program
  • Clinical Fellow in Medicine

2012
-
2015
Abbott Northwestern Hospital
  • 2014 – 2015: Chief Cardiology Fellow
  • 2012 – 2014: Cardiology Fellow

2012
-
2015
Hennepin County Medical Center
  • 2014 – 2015: Chief Cardiology Fellow
  • 2012 – 2014: Cardiology Fellow

2009
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2012
Cooper University Health Care
  • Resident Physician, Internal Medicine

2008
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2009
AIl India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
  • Resident Physician, Internal Medicine

2000
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2005
Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, India
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

Full Curriculum Vitae in PDF

View Dr. Kalra’s latest publications for the following journals via PubMed:

Saving Hearts and Changing Lives.

My non-profit organization dedicated to cardiovascular medicine research and education.

makeadent.org
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Collaboration

Consulting and Interviews

Dr. Kalra is available to consult on health technology assessments, market trends, and novel drugs/devices. He can also consult on topics like financing health care, novel models of health care quality management and patient safety. Do not hesitate to reach out if you have questions!

Contact
FAQ
What does the consulting process look like?

makeadent.org's foundational principles are altruism, brilliance and creativity. We work with clinical investigators to develop and innovate concepts in cardiovascular medicine across the spectrum of topics spanning innovation in heart and vascular science, health disparity, diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, and spirituality in medicine.

If you need help in formulating your research question around a concept that will pass muster with the rigor of clinical/scientific investigation, we at makeadent.org are your friends. We will partner with you to help get your question answered with the highest scientific rigor and "see it through" to publication.

Do you do international research collaborations?

We have traditionally not worked with volunteers. However, as we continue to expand our horizons, we will welcome medical students and housestaff with skill in dissemination of health information on social media. If you think you are equipped with the skillset “Pop Science” as some may refer to, please get in touch with us. Also, we will welcome volunteer services for help with raising funds for CHAI (Cardiovascular Health in Asian Indians) Collaborative.

What specific fields are you interested in?

Simple! Just reach out to Dr. Kalra, our creative director and leave the rest to him (and us).

Collaboration

Research Opportunities

Looking for post-doctoral fellow positions and chances to collaborate together? Check back or reach out!

FAQ
Do you take Masters / PhD students?

makeadent.org's foundational principles are altruism, brilliance and creativity. We work with clinical investigators to develop and innovate concepts in cardiovascular medicine across the spectrum of topics spanning innovation in heart and vascular science, health disparity, diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, and spirituality in medicine.

If you need help in formulating your research question around a concept that will pass muster with the rigor of clinical/scientific investigation, we at makeadent.org are your friends. We will partner with you to help get your question answered with the highest scientific rigor and "see it through" to publication.

Do you do international research collaborations?

We have traditionally not worked with volunteers. However, as we continue to expand our horizons, we will welcome medical students and housestaff with skill in dissemination of health information on social media. If you think you are equipped with the skillset “Pop Science” as some may refer to, please get in touch with us. Also, we will welcome volunteer services for help with raising funds for CHAI (Cardiovascular Health in Asian Indians) Collaborative.

What specific fields are you interested in?

Simple! Just reach out to Dr. Kalra, our creative director and leave the rest to him (and us).