Cardiovascular Science India Tour
Featuring world-class researchers from the U.S., the goal of this tour is to disseminate research methodology training to health care providers in India who want to conduct meaningful research that “makes a dent” in health care delivery and lives of less privileged people in several pockets of the country, both urban and rural.
Dr. Joseph Hill, MD PhD
Chief of Cardiology, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Joseph Hill is Professor of Internal Medicine and Molecular Biology, Chief of Cardiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and Director of the Harry S. Moss Heart Center. He was graduated from Duke University with MD and PhD degrees in 1987. His PhD dissertation research was in the field cardiac ion channel biophysics. Dr. Hill then worked for 5 years as a postdoctoral fellow at the Institut Pasteur in Paris studying central and peripheral nicotinic receptors.
In 1992, he moved to Boston where he worked as an Intern and Resident in Internal Medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. This was followed by training as a clinical Cardiology fellow at those same institutions. Dr. Hill worked at the University of Iowa from 1997-2002, where his clinical interests centered on cardiomyopathies and lipid management. He moved to UT Southwestern in the fall of 2002. Dr. Hill’s research examines molecular mechanisms of structural, functional, and electrophysiological remodeling in cardiac hypertrophy and failure.
Dr. Dharam Kumbhani, MD SM
Associate Professor, Interventional Cardiology
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Associate Editor, Circulation
Dr. Kumbhani received his medical doctorate from the University of Mumbai with Honors. He completed a Masters in Science with a concentration in clinical epidemiology at Harvard University. His internship and residency in internal medicine were performed at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and his cardiovascular training was at Cleveland Clinic. He completed fellowships in interventional cardiology, advanced structural and endovascular interventions, as well as a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, where he was also Instructor in Medicine/Cardiology. Dr. Kumbhani brings to UTSW a strong background in advanced interventional cardiology techniques. His clinical practice specializes in transradial coronary interventions, transcatheter aortic valve implantation, peripheral vascular interventions and adult structural heart disease interventions.
Dr. Kumbhani is also an internationally recognized name in the field of outcomes-based and quality-of-care research. He has authored or co-authored more than 60 articles in medical journals such as JAMA, JACC and Circulation. He has received numerous grants for his research, including from the American Heart Association. He is an elected member of the American College of Epidemiology, the Sigma XiResearch Society and the Royal College of Physicians, UK. He currently serves on the Editorial Board of Cardiosource for the American College of Cardiology and the Get With the Guidelines Scientific Committee and Coronary Artery Disease clinical work group of the American Heart Association.