Ankur Gupta, MD, PhD
2018-2019 Fellow Talk Blogger
Ankur is an interventional cardiology fellow at the University of Texas Southwestern (Dallas). Born in India, he studied medicine at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (New Delhi), completed his internal medicine residency at Temple University Hospital (Philadelphia, PA), and trained in cardiovascular medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he also earned his interdisciplinary PhD in statistics and computational fluid dynamics. Ankur then completed a fellowship in advanced cardiovascular imaging research focusing on coronary microvascular dysfunction using PET flows at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Boston, MA). The reasons he wants to be an interventional cardiologist include that he loves being in the cath lab, feels gratified by the ability to make real and immediate differences in patients’ lives, enjoys working in a very dynamic field with rapid advancements, and is challenged by the chance to develop and test new research hypotheses. Ankur’s research lies in elucidating coronary pathophysiology, especially coronary microvascular disease. He was formally trained in health policy and management at the Harvard School of Public Health and seeks to better understand the broader effect of health policies on delivery of cardiovascular care and patient outcomes. You can follow him on Twitter @AnkurGuptaMD.