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08 May

Duane S. Pinto, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.C., F.S.C.A.I. to be Honoured with 2016 Coeur d'Or Award

Duane S. Pinto, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.C., F.S.C.A.I.

Kalra Hospital & SRCNC will be honouring Duane S. Pinto, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.C., F.S.C.A.I. with the 2016 Coeur d'Or (Heart of Gold) Award on World Heart Day.

Dr. Pinto received his B.A., cum Laude, from Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH and M.D. degree from the Georgetown University, cum Laude and Alpha Omega Alpha. He was an Intern, Resident, Chief Resident, General Cardiology Fellow and Interventional Cardiology Fellow at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, MA. Dr. Pinto is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and serves as the Director of the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Associate Chief of the Interventional Section. He has advanced training in biostatistics as part of the clinical effectiveness program at the Harvard School of Public Health.

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26 Apr

Drs. Thakran and Kalra Shed Light on Gender Disparities in Cardiovascular Care in India

Kalra Hospital’s Vikas Thakran, MD, DM and Ankur Kalra, MD, FACP, FACC shed more light on gender disparities in cardiovascular care in India.

Little is known about gender disparities in cardiovascular care access and delivery in India.

Kalra Hospital’s Vikas Thakran, MD, DM and Ankur Kalra, MD, FACP, FACC shed more light on gender disparities in cardiovascular care in India at international platforms in Chennai, India (Cardiological Society of India annual scientific sessions; February 12, 2016 and Chicago, USA (American College of Cardiology annual scientific sessions; April 3, 2016, respectively.

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23 May

PINNACLE India Quality Improvement Program (PIQIP) Featured in the Journal of the American Heart Association

“Cardiovascular Disease Performance Measures in the Outpatient Setting in India: Insights from the American College of Cardiology’s PINNACLE India Quality Improvement Program (PIQIP),” published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, is the first published report from PIQIP, an international project within the PINNACLE Registry program that has been ongoing for the past three years.

The PIQIP effort is designed to assist cardiologists practicing in India to evaluate the quality of the cardiovascular care that their patients receive. Built on the PINNACLE platform, the PIQIP collects data from individual patient encounters that allow calculation of performance measures related to three disease states: coronary artery disease, heart failure, and atrial fibrillation. The lead author of the study is Ankur Kalra, MD, FACP, FACC who is a cardiologist in the Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Kalra Hospital in New Delhi, India. The senior author is Salim S. Virani, MD, PhD, FACC, of the Health Policy, Quality & Informatics Program, Michael E. DeBakey Veteran Affairs Medical Center Health Services Research and Development Center for Innovations, in Houston, Texas.

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