Ankur Kalra, MD
2016-2017 Fellow Talk Blogger
Ankur Kalra, MD, is currently training in advanced interventional and structural cardiology at Houston Methodist Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical College (Houston, TX). Educated at the Indira Gandhi Medical College (Shimla, India), he completed his medical and cardiology training at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (New Delhi, India), Cooper University Hospital (Camden, NJ), and Hennepin County Medical Center and Minneapolis Heart Institute (Minneapolis, MN). Last year, he served as a clinical and research fellow in interventional cardiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston, MA) and as a clinical fellow in medicine at Harvard Medical School (Boston, MA). Kalra is passionate about improving cardiology fellowship programs across the globe, but especially in his homeland of India. His career goals include working in an academic environment, where he can continue to establish and foster collaborations between the American and Indian healthcare systems while increasing the services and quality treatments accessible to Indian citizens. Interventional cardiology is “the archetype of the patient-centered care model, and it represents both evidence and art at their finest,” Kalra says. He loves food, landscape photography, and going to the movies, especially Hindi cinema.