Biswajit Kar, MD
- Chief , Medical Division, Center for Advanced Heart Failure, Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-TMC
- Professor, McGovern Medical School
- Interventional Cardiologist , Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation
Dr. Biswajit Kar, M.D. earned his medical degree from the University of Delhi in New Delhi, India. He then completed his residency in internal medicine at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) in Houston where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He subsequently completed his fellowship in cardiology and interventional cardiology at BCM where he later served as a faculty member.
Board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases, interventional cardiology and heart transplantation, Dr. Kar has practiced medicine in Houston since 1995. He specializes in cardiology, interventional cardiology and heart transplantation and his clinical interests include structural and congenital heart diseases.
Dr. Kar currently serves as a professor of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School and chief of the Medical division for the Center for Advanced Heart Failure at Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-Texas Medical Center.
A member of the American College of Cardiology, the American Society of Artificial Organs, the American College of Physicians, the Heart Failure Society of America and the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, he has published over one hundred original articles in medical journals as well as book chapters.
- Medical Degree
- Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India
- Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Heart Institute
- Texas Heart Institute and St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
Areas of Interests
Advanced heart failure, cardiac transplantation, mechanical assist devices, high-risk coronary interventions, structural heart disease, cardiogenic shock