2019 – Samir Kapadia, MD

2019 - Samir Kapadia, MD

Samir KapadiaDr. Samir Kapadia, is the Chairman of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic. In this capacity, Dr. Kapadia leads the team of cardiologists for the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute. Cleveland Clinic has retained its position as the nation’s No. 1 hospital for cardiology and heart surgery for 25 consecutive years, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual hospital rankings. Dr. Kapadia specializes in percutaneous treatment for valve disease, including transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and specialized clips for mitral regurgitation, as well as complex coronary interventions and other structural heart disease interventions, including paravalvular leak, atrial septal defect (ASD) and patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure. Dr. Kapadia joined the staff as an interventional cardiologist in 2003. He served as the director of the Sones Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories since 2009 and as section head of Invasive and Interven-tional Cardiology since 2014. He earned his medical degree with highest honors from Smt. NHL Mu-nicipal Medical College in Gujarat, India, in 1989. In 1993, Dr. Kapadia completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, in Houston, where he was named Out-standing Resident. He also completed fellowships in cardiology in 1998 and interventional cardiology in 2000 at Cleveland Clinic, where he also served as Chief Interventional Fellow. Following the com-pletion of his training, Kapadia served from 2000 to 2003 as an interventional cardiologist at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System, in Seattle, and held an academic appointment at the University of Washington. Dr. Kapadia is an active member of various national cardiology societies, including the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and Society for Vascular Medicine. He has au-thored over 450 peer-reviewed articles that have been published in leading journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of American Medical Association and is a leader in numerous major cardiovascular trials, including the recent PARTNER 3 and COAPT investigations. He has 15 patents and received many awards and honors over the years, including numerous innovation awards. He has edited Cardiology Board Review Book and the Textbook of Interventional Cardiology. He has also served as an Associate Editor of JACC Intervention Journal. Dr. Kapadia is a life member of AIPNO and has been actively involved in the academic mission of AIPNO. He has delivered several CME programs for AIPNO over the years.