One of the world’s best heart hospitals in U.S has appointed an Indian-origin as head of the department of cardiovascular medicine.
Since 1995, Cleveland Clinic stands as number one cardiology hospital in the US.
Indian Origin Cardiologist Dr Samir Kapadia, who joined Cleveland Clinic in 2003 as an interventional cardiologist and will succeed Dr Steven Nissen, who served as chair since 2006 at the clinic.
Dr Steven Nissen will now be directing academic and research activities as Chief Academic Officer.
“I am thrilled and honoured to lead our world-renowned team of cardiologists at Cleveland Clinic,” Dr Kapadia was quoted as saying.
Kapadia further added, “I hope to lead with example, fostering innovation, accountability, and respect.”
Dr Samir Kapadia completed his medicine degree with honours from Smt. N.H.L.M. Medical College in Gujarat, India.
Kapadia specializes in “percutaneous treatment for valve disease, including transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and specialized clips for mitral regurgitation, as well as complex coronary interventions and other structural heart disease interventions.
Dr KK Talwar, former director of Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh said,“It is a great moment for Indians to see someone from the country heading the top cardiology programme in the US. He is a global pioneer when it comes to structural cardiology. Dr Samir Kapadia played a major role in establishing and standardizing the TAVR procedure. The great thing about him is that he is also very committed to patient care, if a patient needs his attention it doesn’t matter whether it is lunch or he is busy, he would be there”.