2017-2018 Fellow Talk Bloggers
The Fellow Talk blog on TCTMD’s Fellows Forum offers the chance for current interventional cardiology fellows to share their thoughts on training, job searching, and other relevant topics. They each have unique perspectives and backgrounds, but all are passionate about the field of cardiology and becoming the best physicians they can be. Please take the time to read about our bloggers, but also check out their posts on the Fellow Talk blog.
Bhuvnesh Aggarwal, MD
Bhuvnesh Aggarwal, MD, is currently an interventional cardiology fellow at the DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center at Houston Methodist Hospital. He attended the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (New Delhi, India) and trained in internal medicine and cardiology at the Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, OH). Aggarwal hopes to pursue an academic career that allows him to teach trainees while maintaining a cutting-edge clinical practice. He enjoys blogging for TCTMD’s Fellows Forum as it “allows me to engage with the interventional community and gives me the opportunity to share my views and perspectives in this field.” When not in the cath lab, Aggarwal can be found cheering on his favorite tennis players and also playing the sport recreationally.
Kimberly Atianzar, MD
Kimberly Atianzar, MD, is currently completing an advanced fellowship in structural heart disease at the Swedish Heart & Vascular Institute (Seattle, WA). On top of training in general cardiology at Tulane University (New Orleans, LA) and interventional cardiology at the University of Massachusetts (Worcester, MA), she has also completed a fellowship in advanced cardiovascular imaging at the University of California, San Diego. Atianzar has proven herself as a strong advocate for women in cardiology—both patients and clinicians—and hopes to inspire other fellows through her blogging on TCTMD’s Fellows Forum. After training, she hopes to start or grow a structural heart disease program at an academic institution and continue mentoring fellows “because the world of interventional cardiology consists of constant learning and progression as newer technologies appear,” she says. Outside of the cath lab, Atianzar loves to explore new cuisines and travel with her fiancé, and she enjoys everything Disney and Harry Potter.
Amit K. Gupta, MBBS, MD
Amit K. Gupta, MBBS, MD is currently enrolled in an interventional cardiology fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center (San Antonio, TX). A graduate of UCMS (Delhi, India), Gupta trained in medicine at Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX) and cardiology at the University of Florida College of Medicine (Jacksonville, FL). Inspired to pursue a career in cardiology by his experience with cardiac valvular disease in a close relative, he has long-term career goals of becoming a highly-skilled, safe, and efficient operator in coronary and structural interventions. Gupta has published multiple papers on hemodynamics, post infarct remodeling, and valvular disease in peer-reviewed journals, and was also part of the Florida state team that made it to the final round of Jeopardy at the 2017 American College of Cardiology Scientific Session. Gupta enjoys blogging for TCTMD’s Fellows Forum as it “is a great way to give voice to issues which are not discussed during peer-reviewed literature.” Outside of the cath lab, he has a passion for cowboy boots, photography, and driving exotic cars.