About Dr. Ankur Kalra
Dr. Kalra is an interventional cardiologist at the Cleveland Clinic, a university professor at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University and Northeast Ohio Medical University, and founder of the non-profit startup, makeadent.org.
He is the director of Barry J. Maron Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center in New Delhi, India. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of Radcliffe Cardiology’s US Cardiology Review, a peer-reviewed medical (cardiology) journal, and host of the medical (cardiology) podcast show, Parallax. He has presented late-breaking science at national and international scientific cardiovascular meetings/platforms, and has published over 130 scientific manuscripts in various peer-reviewed medical journals.
Educated at Indira Gandhi Medical College (Shimla, India), Dr. Ankur Kalra 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 (Boston, MA), and a clinical fellow in medicine at Harvard Medical School (Boston, MA) in 2015-16. He then completed a year of advanced interventional and structural cardiology fellowship in 2016-17, at Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center, Houston Methodist Hospital (Houston, TX), a primary academic affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital (New York, NY).
Dr. Kalra is board-certified in Internal Medicine (2012), Cardiovascular Disease (2015) and Interventional Cardiology (2016) from the American Board of Internal Medicine, and a Diplomate in Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography (2014) 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 SQIL (Safety, Quality, Informatics and Leadership) certification program.
His research interests include cardiovascular care quality improvement in low- and middle-income countries, and health services and outcomes research, and is currently pursuing a Master of Science program in Health Economics, Outcomes and Management in Cardiovascular Sciences at the Department of Health Policy at the London School of Economics & Political Science in London, United Kingdom.