Dr. Andrew R. Kolodziej obtained his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine in Miramar, Fla. He then completed a residency in internal medicine through Yale University School of Medicine at Norwalk Hospital in Norwalk, Conn., where he also served as a chief resident. He completed cardiovascular training, which included both general cardiology and a fellowship in advanced heart failure and transplant, here at the University of Kentucky.
As an advanced heart failure and transplant cardiologist with a special interest in pulmonary hypertension, Dr. Kolodziej can prescribe a special medical regimen approved specifically for the condition. Part of his practice also includes non-invasive cardiovascular evaluation with echocardiography as well as a cardiopulmonary stress test.
If a pulmonary hypertension patient also has ventricular dysfunction, Dr. Kolodziej specifically tailors regimens to include heart failure treatment. This includes not only medications, but also an implantable monitor placed in the pulmonary artery known as CardioMEMS.
Dr. Kolodziej is board certified in internal medicine and also certified by the National Board of Echocardiography.
There was a dramatic moment in my life where I was hit by a car while crossing the street. I ended up in the emergency room. Luckily, nothing really major happened to me, but the paramedics who literally picked me up off the floor changed the course of my life.
For the most part, I see somebody whose heart has failed, who usually comes to the hospital again and again and requires additional medicines to keep them going.
In addition to that, I see pulmonary hypertension patients who have elevated pressures in the vessels of the lungs. We stay with them for the rest of their lives. It puts us in a position where we are, really, their family members.
Faculty RankAssistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Ross University, School of Medicine, Miramar, Fla.
Internal Medicine, Norwalk Hospital, Norwalk, Conn.
Advanced Heart Failure and Heart Transplantation, UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital
Internal Medicine Cardiology, University of Kentucky
Certifications and Special Training
American Board of Internal Medicine
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