Heart failure, Heart transplant and mechanical circulatory device management, Cardiogenic shock, Infiltrative cardiomyopathy such as cardiac amyloidosis
Board certified cardiologist with training in advanced heart failure and heart transplantation from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles. Diplomate of the National Board of Echocardiography, Central Board of Nuclear Cardiology and American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine and Cardiology). Level 3 trained in echocardiography. Trained in transesophageal echocardiography and diagnostic cardiac catheterization. Led multiple peer-reviewed publications and research projects. Granted the Postgraduate Award from the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society for research on LVAD patients. Nominated and included in the Marquis Who’s Who in America. Licensed in Kentucky and California. Website, blog and podcast- www.explainheart.com
There is a huge disparity in the number of donated hearts and the number of patients awaiting a heart transplant. The primary challenge for a heart failure cardiologist is to bridge this gap and extend meaningful survival to a successful heart transplant or a mechanical device. It is also important for the heart failure physician to identify the potential barriers to these advanced therapies and be honest in presenting the options to patients suffering from heart failure. I find this extremely gratifying and something I have been working towards perfecting.
I strongly believe that patients follow medical instructions more accurately if they are provided information in a language which is easy to follow, if the power is given back to the patients. It has been my life philosophy to simplify my interactions with patients and explain the complex cardiology facts in simple terms which the patients can relate to and apply in their daily lives.
Patients will find that I am easy to communicate with, very approachable and an excellent listener. I make it a point to address all the questions and issues to the best of my ability but also take pride in being honest if I am not aware of any particular topic of discussion. Outside of medicine, I enjoy playing guitar and staying active. I am working towards having an album rendition of my favorite songs played and sung by me on a guitar. In staying true to my commitment to improve patient education, I started a website- www.explainheart.com in order to address the commonly held misconception. The website has had a traffic of >50,000 views. I have also started an Apple, Google and Spotify podcast named 'Deconstructed Cardiology.' For patients who use Amazon Alexa, they can find me on the skill named - 'Explain Heart Diseases.'
Faculty RankAssistant Professor of Medicine, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
Grant Medical College, Mumbai, India - MBBS
Advanced Heart Failure Fellowship, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, Calif.
General Cardiology Fellowship, University of Louisville, School of Medicine, Louisville, Ky.
Internal Medicine Residency, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Certifications and Special Training
American Board of Internal Medicine, Diplomate in Internal Medicine (2016)
American Board of Internal Medicine, Diplomate in Cardiology (2019)
Diplomate of the National Board of Echocardiography (2019)
Diplomate of the Central Board of Nuclear Cardiology (2020)
COCATS level III training in echocardiography and COCATS level II in cardiac catheterization
Board eligible in Vascular Cardiology
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support and Basic Life Support
- Right and left heart diagnostic catheterization
- Myocardial biopsy
- ECMO and Mechanical Circulatory Support Management
- Moderate sedation
- Central Venous Line Placement
- Ventilator Management
- Ultrasound for vascular access
Alpha Omega Alpha, Postgraduate Award from Alpha Omega Alpha, Travel Grant- Heart Failure Society of America and American College of Cardiology
- One-of-a-kind UK Clinic Helps Patients With Rare Heart Disease
- Gaurang Vaidya: Diagnosis of rare underlying condition could change heart patient outcomes
Gill Heart & Vascular Institute
UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital - Pavilion GGill Heart & Vascular Institute800 Rose St.
Lexington, KY 40536
Gill Heart & Vascular Institute–Good Samaritan
Gill Heart & Vascular Institute - Maxwell
UK Good Samaritan Medical Office BuildingFax 859-257-9461125 E. Maxwell St.
Second Floor, Suite 200
Lexington, KY 40508
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