Dr. Kumar MD, FACC, FSCAI, earned his medical degree form Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences in India. He practiced in United Kingdom prior to relocating to the United States. He completed his advanced Cardiology training at University of Arizona, Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University in Cardiovascular Diseases, Interventional/Structural Cardiology as well as Heart Failure/Transplantation. He is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine at McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Kumar is board certified in Interventional Cardiology, Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiovascular Diseases. His clinical interests include complex coronary interventions, left main interventions, percutaneous mechanical circulatory support and structural heart disease. His research interest includes clinical trials, and outcome-based research in heart failure, cardiometabolic disease, and valvular heart disease patients.

He is a member of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, and Society of Coronary Angiography and Interventions. He serves on numerous institutional and national committees. He is committed to medical research and engaged in a multitude of reputed multicenter clinical trials as a Principal investigator. He has published over fifty original articles and book chapters in a variety of prestigious medical journals. Dr. Kumar believes in treating each patient as his own family member and takes pride in establishing effective communication with his patients. Dr. Kumar resides in Houston with his wife and two kids. He loves to listen to music and cook in his spare time.


Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease | American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology | American Board of Internal Medicine


Medical Education
Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences
Junior Residency
All India Institute of Medical Sciences
Residency - Internal Medicine
Cardiff University, Chelsea & Westminster Hospitals
Residency - Internal Medicine
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Fellowship - Cardiovascular Disease
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Fellowship - Advanced Heart Failure
The Cleveland Clinic
Fellowship - Interventional, Structural Heart and Endovascular Interventions
Case Western Reserve University

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests


  • Acute coronary syndromes
  • Angioplasty
  • ASD/PFO closure
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Coronary atherectomy
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Left main interventions
  • Mechanical circulatory support
  • Percutaneous coronary interventions
  • Peripheral arterial disease
  • Stents
  • Structural heart disease
  • Transcatheter aortic valve implantation
  • Transcatheter edge to edge repair
  • Transcatheter mitral valve replacement
  • Transcatheter tricuspid valve interventions
  • Transradial catheterization