Dr. Godara is originally from India and did his medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his residency in internal medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University in Saint Louis. He also served as a chief resident of internal medicine at Washington University School of Medicine. He completed his cardiovascular medicine fellowship at University of Alabama at Birmingham and a further fellowship in cardiac electrophysiology at The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. In his leisure time, he likes to spend time with his family and furry babies, watch Netflix and fix things around the house.

Education & Training

Medical School

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Internal Medicine

  • Barnes Jewish Hospital


Internal Medicine

  • Barnes Jewish Hospital
  • Washington University School of Medicine


Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

  • Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Cardiovascular Disease

  • University of Alabama Anesthesiology GME


American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine/Cardiovascular Disease


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Academic Information

Assistant Professor, Clinical Medicine


One Hospital Drive
CE306, Cardiovascular Medicine
Columbia, MO 65212
United States

P. (573) 884-3278
F. (573) 884-3221

Research Interests

  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Sudden Cardiac Death
  • Arrhythmias

Areas of Expertise

  • Management of slow and fast heart rhythms
  • Atrial Fibrillation management including ablation
  • Left Atrial Appendage occlusion devices
  • Device implantation including pacemakers and defibrillators

Awards & Honors

  • 1987 National Talent Search Examination (Mathematics) Certificate (India)
  • 1991 Awarded State scholarship based on academic merit (India)
  • 1994 Recipient leadership award (Corporal): National Cadet Corps Army Wing (India)
  • 1995 Achieved 3rd rank in the university in Textile Chemistry, TIT&S (India)
  • 2004 Edgar B. Jackson Award for Outstanding Academic Achievements, HCEM, CWRU, Cleveland OH
  • 2005 – 2006 Sarah Graham Kenan Medical Scholarship, UNC Chapel Hill, NC
  • 2005 – 2008 Medical Tuition Scholarship, UNC Chapel Hill, NC
  • 2007 – 2008 Dr. Raymond & Maude Yokely Scholarship, UNC Chapel Hill, NC
  • 2006 – 2009 Braswell Medical Scholarship, UNC Chapel Hill, NC
  • 2008 – 2009 John Idol Medical Scholarship, UNC Chapel Hill, NC
  • 2011-2013 - Mentors in Medicine, Washington University SOM
  • 2012-2013 - Chief Resident, internal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine



  • Godara H, Hirbe A, Nassif M, Otepka H, Rosenstock A; Co-Editor, The Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics, 34th Edition; Published June 2013


  • “Feasibility Of Concomitant Vacuum-Assisted Removal Of Lead Related Vegetations And Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Extraction,” Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology – 2018 July (PMID: 29964312)
  • “Perioperative Management of Oral Anticoagulation in Patients Undergoing Implantation of Subcutaneous Implantatble Defibrillator,” Heart Rhythm. 2018 Apr;15(4):520-523. (PMID: 29146276)
  • “Initiation and Outcomes with Class Ic Antiarrhythmic Drug Therapy,” Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal 2018 Mar Apr;18(2):68-72. (PMID: 29225010)
  • “Role of exercise electrocardiogram to screen for T-wave oversensing after implantation of subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator,” Heart Rhythm. 2017 Oct;14(10):1436-1439. (PMID: 28624663)
  • “Comparison of Approaches for Stroke Prophylaxis in Patients with Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation: Network Meta — Analyses of Randomized Controlled Trials,” PLoS One. 2016 Oct 5;11(10). (PMID:27706224)


  • “Neurological Effects of Proprotein Convertase Subtilisin/kexin Type 9 (PCSK9) Inhibitors: Direct and Indirect Comparisons,” Session Title: Cerebrovascular Disease/Stroke (Basic & Clinical) II; Circulation. 2016;134:A11609
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