Education & Training

Medical School

Punjab Medical College


Transitional Year

  • SGTB Hospital


Internal Medicine

  • New York Medical College


Cardiovascular Disease

  • University of Missouri School of Medicine GME


American Board of Internal Medicine/Interventional Cardiology


MU Health Care participates with most major managed care organizations. To find out whether MU Health Care is a participating provider in your insurance plan or network, or for information on co-payments and deductibles, please contact your insurance carrier directly.

Academic Information

Professor, Clinical Medicine


1 Hospital Drive
Columbia, MO 65212
United States

F. 573-884-1235

Research Interests

  • Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and dyslipidemia
  • Management (GOULD), a registry of high cardiovascular risk subjects in the United States

Areas of Expertise

  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Cardiovascular imaging
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Heart disease
  • Heart failure
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Interventional cardiology
  • Preventive health
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Echocardiography
  • Smoking cessation

Awards & Honors

  • Fellow of the American College of Cardiology
  • Fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography
  • Member of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom, London
  • President of the American Association of Cardiologists of Indian Origin
  • Service Award for 15 years of Dedicated Service to the United States, August 2010
  • Distinguished Service Award for Outstanding Contribution in the field of Clinical and Preventive Cardiology in the World presented by His Excellency Tejendra Khanna, Lt. Governor of Delhi at Akshardham, New Delhi, India on October 2, 2009
  • Order of Socrates II by the Dean, University of Missouri, 2009
  • Special Contribution Award, Department of Veterans Affairs, 2008
  • Nominated as Fellow of the Interdisciplinary Center for Aging at the University of Missouri, 2008
  • American Heart Association Annual Heart Ball Hugh Stephenson Clinical Award for Excellence, 2008
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Education, 2007-2008
  • Service Star Hero Excellence award, University Hospital & Clinics, Columbia, Missouri, 2006
  • Good Catch Patient Safety Award for "leadership and contributions to improving patient safety" by the Department of Veterans Affairs, 2006
  • Marquis Who's Who, 2005
  • STAR Award for Exceptional "Customer Care", VA Hospital, 2005
  • Special Contribution Award Department of Veterans Affairs, 2004
  • Listed in "Best Doctors in America" , 2003-2007, 2009
  • "Medical Staff Member of the Year" Award, Harry S Truman Veterans Hospital, Columbia, Missouri, 2002
  • Special Contribution Award, Department of Veterans Affairs, 2002
  • Certificate of Excellence in Teaching University of Missouri-Columbia, 2001
  • Charter Membership of the Order of Socrates By the Dean, Education Office, University of Missouri Established in Recognition of Master Teachers, 2001