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Top American hospital names Indian-origin doctor as head of cardiology

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Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic, one of the world’s best heart hospitals has appointed Dr Samir Kapadia, an Indian origin doctor, as head of the department of cardiovascular medicine. He will succeed Dr Steven Nissen, who served as chair since 2006 at the clinic which is touted as number one cardiology hospital in the US since 1995.

“I am thrilled and honoured to lead our world-renowned team of cardiologists at Cleveland Clinic. I hope to lead with example, fostering innovation, accountability and respect,” Dr Kapadia was quoted as saying.

Kapadia, who joined Cleveland Clinic in 2003 as an interventional cardiologist, earned his medical degree in 1989 from Smt Nathiba Hargovandas Lakhmichand Municipal Medical College in Ahmadabad, Gujarat. He studied medicine at Municipal Medical College before heading for US for further studies.

Kapadia completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. A total of 15 patents and more than 450 peer-reviewed articles are to his credit.

He has expertise in “percutaneous treatment for valve disease, including transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and specialized clips for mitral regurgitation, as well as complex coronary interventions.

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