Dr Vijay Kumar is Director in Interventional Cardiology at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi. He heads the TAVR Programme and Heart Valve Clinic at the institute. He also is a Faculty and Head – DNB, Cardiology teaching and training programme at FEHI. He is passionately involved from the scratch of the programme and transformed it into a high Volume Centre for TAVR and Valve clinic of excellence.
He has a vast experience of 18 years in the field of intervention cardiology and does angioplasties and valve interventions of all kinds. He developed the primary angioplasty programme and the chest pain pathway at the institute. The new area of his responsibility in the institute is Heart Valve therapy and has great role in spreading the awareness of TAVR therapy amongst the patients and physicians. He is a proctor for the new generation of Cardiologists seeking to learn TAVR step by step and starting the programme at their centre.
His sympathetic caring and passionate dedication to patient care makes him popular amongst the patients. He graduated from Odisha and did his super specialization in Cardiology from Delhi .
He is presently head of FEHIs National Board Examination Cardiology program and a Member of the National Board Intervention cardiology. He has numerous publications and editorials in national and international journals of cardiology in area of Valve therapy and Coronary Intervention.
- Delhi medical council, Cardiology Society of India, FSCAI , USA;
- Member Chest pain pathway and Primary Angioplasty programme at FEHI, Member "The Heart team" for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Programme at FEHI
Several publications close to fifty and involved as co investigator , or investigator in another fifty research subjects ,Multi Center registries and trials .