Ajay Kirtane, MD

Ajay Kirtane, MD

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Ajay Kirtane, MD

Specialties: Interventional CardiologyMore specialties
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161 Ft. Washington Ave.
6th Floor
New York, NY 10032
US

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About Ajay Kirtane, MD


Ajay J. Kirtane, MD, SM, is Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Dr. Kirtane is an internationally-renowned leader in Interventional Cardiology, specializing in the care of patients with complex coronary and peripheral vascular disease.

In addition to his clinical commitments, Dr. Kirtane has a strong interest in clinical education and research, serving as Chief Academic Officer of the Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy. He is a co-director of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation’s Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics ...
Ajay J. Kirtane, MD, SM, is Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Dr. Kirtane is an internationally-renowned leader in Interventional Cardiology, specializing in the care of patients with complex coronary and peripheral vascular disease.

In addition to his clinical commitments, Dr. Kirtane has a strong interest in clinical education and research, serving as Chief Academic Officer of the Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy. He is a co-director of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation’s Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics conference, has served as a director of several international, national, and regional educational conferences, and has participated on the program committees for the scientific sessions of both the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association. Dr. Kirtane’s research interests are in clinical trial methodology and outcomes of device-based and pharmacologic interventions in Interventional Cardiology. He has authored over 350 original manuscripts and over 80 reviews and editorials including the “Coronary Stenting” chapters of the two most widely used textbooks in Interventional Cardiology. He is/has been Principal Investigator and serves on the steering committees of several clinical trials in interventional cardiovascular medicine.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Bergen County, New Jersey, Dr. Kirtane is a graduate of Princeton University and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and completed his residency/chief residency in Internal Medicine at the University of California – San Francisco. He then completed fellowships in Cardiovascular Disease and Coronary and Peripheral Vascular Intervention at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center / Harvard Medical School and additionally obtained a Masters of Science in Clinical Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health prior to moving back to Columbia. In his free time, Dr. Kirtane has avid interests in running, tennis, skiing, and music, and lives in New Jersey with his wife, 2 children, and their dog Oliver.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Expertise

  • Endovascular Intervention
  • Peripheral Arterial Intervention
  • Renal Denervation for Hypertension
  • Stents
  • Transradial Catheterization
  • Vascular Medicine

Education

  • Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Medical School: Harvard School of Public Health

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Interventional Cardiology

Awards


  • 1993 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Summer Fellowship
  • 1994 E.R. Squibb and Sons Senior Thesis Prize for Contributions to Scientific Research
  • 1994 Membership in Phi Beta Kappa Society
  • 1994 Membership in Society of Sigma Xi
  • 1996 Gregory Grove Memorial Scholarship (given to the highest-ranking student in the second year class), co-recipient
  • 1998 Externship in Human Rights and Medicine in India
  • 1998 Marie Nercessian Memorial Award for Humanism in Medicine
  • 1998 Membership in Alpha Omega Alpha Society
  • 2000 Selected as Chief Medical Resident for 2001-2002 academic year
  • 2005 George E. Altman, M.D. and Harriet Altman Annual Cardiology Fellow Award
  • 2009 Ewig Clinical Teaching Award (three-year funded award), Department of Medicine
  • 2010 Daniel V. Kimberg Junior Faculty Teaching Award, Department of Medicine (given annually to a single recipient)
  • 2010 Selected as American College of Cardiology’s Emerging Faculty
  • 2011-present Selected to be a Firm Attending on the Neu Firm, Columbia University Department of Medicine
  • 2012 Participant (by nomination/acceptance) in P&S Leadership & Management Institute sponsored by Columbia Doctors, The Columbia Faculty Practice Organization and the Office of the Dean at the College of P&S
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  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons:
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