Ajay Kirtane, MD, SM
Ajay Kirtane, MD, SM, is Associate Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) and Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/CUIMC. In addition to his clinical commitments, Kirtane has a strong interest in clinical education and research. He is a co-director of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation’s Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics conference; has served as a director of several international, national, and regional educational conferences; and has participated on the program committees for the scientific sessions of both the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association. Kirtane’s research interests are in clinical trial methodology and outcomes of device-based and pharmacologic interventions in interventional cardiology. He has authored over 300 original manuscripts and over 90 reviews and editorials. Additionally he is/has been principal investigator and served on the steering committees of several clinical trials in interventional cardiovascular medicine. Born in Brooklyn and raised in New Jersey, Kirtane is a graduate of Princeton University and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and completed his residency/chief residency at the University of California San Francisco. He then completed fellowships in Cardiovascular Disease and Coronary and Peripheral Vascular Intervention at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School and additionally obtained a master’s of science degree in Clinical Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health.