Ajay Kirtane, MD, SM
Ajay Kirtane, MD, SM, is Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) and Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/CUIMC. He is an internationally renowned leader in interventional cardiology specializing in the care of patients with complex coronary and peripheral vascular disease. In addition to his clinical commitments, he has a strong interest in education and research, serving as Chief Academic Officer of Columbia Interventional Cardiovascular Care and as a director of several international, national, and regional educational conferences in interventional cardiovascular medicine, including a number of meetings, such as TCT, hosted by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation, the publisher of TCTMD. His research interests are in clinical trials and outcomes of device-based and pharmacologic interventions in interventional cardiology. He is/has been principal investigator and serves on the steering committees of numerous clinical trials in interventional cardiovascular medicine. In his free time, he has avid interests in sports and music, and lives in New Jersey with his family.