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Dr. Kalra is an interventional cardiologist, and founder of the non-profit startup, He is primary investigator at Krannert Cardiovascular Research Center, and an adjunct clinical associate professor of cardiology at Indiana University School of Medicine. He is director of Barry J. Maron Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center in New Delhi, India. He is also the host of the cardiology podcast show, Parallax. He has presented late-breaking science at national and international scientific cardiovascular meetings, and has published over 290 scientific manuscripts in various peer-reviewed journals. His past appointments include interventional cardiologist, associate professor, and medical director of clinical research for regional cardiovascular medicine at the Cleveland Clinic.

Educated at Indira Gandhi Medical College (Shimla, India), he 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, and a clinical fellow in medicine at Harvard Medical School (Boston, MA). He then completed a year-long fellowship at Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center, Houston Methodist Hospital (Houston, TX).

Dr. Kalra is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology from the American Board of Internal Medicine, and is a Diplomate in Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography 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 Safety, Quality, Informatics and Leadership certification program. He is currently pursuing a Master of Science program in Health Economics, Outcomes and Management in Cardiovascular Sciences at the London School of Economics & Political Science in London, United Kingdom.

He is also the author of the poetry book Ibadah that was released on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and launched in collaboration with Cleveland Clinic Arts and Medicine Institute on Valentine’s Day, 2020.


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Krannert Cardiovascular Research Center, Indiana University

August 2023 - Present

  • Primary Investigator
Indiana University School of Medicine

June 2023 - Present

  • Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Cardiology
Franciscan Health

January 2023 - Present

  • Interventional Cardiologist
Care Access

August 2022 - Present

  • Cardiovascular Research Investigator and Educator
Kalra Hospitals, New Delhi, India

July 2022 - Present

  • Co-Chief Executive Officer
Indiana University School of Medicine / Indiana University Health

February 2022 - June 2022

  • Cardiovascular Institute Director for Interventional Cardiology Quality and Innovation
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Cleveland Clinic

2019 - 2021

  • 2020 – 2021: Medical Director of Clinical Research, Regional Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic
  • 2019 – 2021: Interventional Cardiologist, Section of Invasive and Interventional Cardiology, Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland Clinic Akron General

2020 - 2021

  • Section Head, Cardiovascular Research
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

2019 - 2021

  • 2020 – 2021: Associate Professor of Medicine
  • 2019 – 2020: Assistant Professor of Medicine
Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)

2019 - Present

  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine

2020 - Present

  • 2021 – 2022: Member, Cardiovascular Disease Item-Writing Task Force

  • 2020 – Present: Member, Interventional Cardiology Item-Writing Task Force

2018 - Present

  • Founder and Director
JACC: Case Reports

2019 - Present

  • Senior Editorial Advisor
University Hospitals

2017 - 2018

  • Interventional Cardiologist
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

2017 - 2018

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
Kalra Hospitals, New Delhi, India

2014 - Present

  • Director, Barry J. Maron Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center


Houston Methodist

2016 - 2017

  • Advanced Interventional and Structural Cardiology Fellow
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

2015 - 2016

  • Interventional Cardiology Fellow
Harvard Medical School

2015 - 2017

  • Safety, Quality, Informatics and Leadership (SQIL) Program
  • Clinical Fellow in Medicine
Abbott Northwestern Hospital

2012 - 2015

  • 2014 – 2015: Chief Cardiology Fellow
  • 2012 – 2014: Cardiology Fellow
Hennepin County Medical Center

2012 - 2015

  • 2014 – 2015: Chief Cardiology Fellow
  • 2012 – 2014: Cardiology Fellow
Cooper University Health Care

2009 - 2012

  • Resident Physician, Internal Medicine
AIl India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

2008 - 2009

  • Resident Physician, Internal Medicine
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

2018 - 2024

  • Master of Science, Health Economics, Outcomes & Management in Cardiovascular Sciences
Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, India

2000 - 2005

  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)


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  • Blogs and Op Meds
  • Ibadah
  • Media


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Additional publications from Circulation/AHA Journals:

Circulation/AHA Journals


Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions

Circulation: Cardiovascular Outcomes


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