Dr. Gupta Will Be Responsible for Overall Clinical Direction of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine in the Department of Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) Department of Medicine Chair, Stephen Davis, MBBS, along with UMSOM Dean, E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, announced today the appointment of Anuj Gupta, MD, as Clinical Co-Director of Cardiovascular Medicine for the Department of Medicine.
In this position, Dr. Gupta will be responsible for the overall clinical direction of the division and for fostering highly collaborative efforts with UMSOM's clinical partners across the University of Maryland Medical System. He will work to set research priorities in partnership with Charles “Chaz” Hong, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine at UMSOM, Director of Cardiology Research, and Co-Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine. He will also ensure that each of the cardiovascular medicine fellowships provide the highest quality of education that is balanced with appropriate service, and promote excellence in clinical and investigative skills for these subspeciality trainees.
A national leader in the field of structural heart disease, Dr. Gupta has been lauded by his cardiology colleagues for his expertise in transcatheter aortic valve replacement. He was one of the early leaders in this new area of medicine and initiated a program at the University of Maryland Medical Center in 2012. His reputation and skill have resulted in UMSOM becoming a magnet for research involving state-of-the-art valve technology, while his aptitude for fostering collaboration has been instrumental in building and maintaining the multidisciplinary team. Dr. Gupta also played a key role in the development and implementation of a statewide external peer review system for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI). This system has become a national model for PCI peer review and is now in use by most of the hospitals providing PCI services in Maryland.
“We are so fortunate to have recruited Dr. Gupta to the UMSOM faculty in 2008, where he has flourished as a clinician, educator, and leader,” said Dr. Davis, who is also the Theodore E. Woodward Professor of Medicine at UMSOM. “He was the perfect candidate to be selected for this position.
“I also wish to acknowledge the outstanding service Dr. Timm-Michael Dickfeld has provided as Interim Clinical Co-Director of the Cardiovascular Medicine Division for the past year. Under his guidance, the division has continued its long-standing excellence in quality patient care,” Dr. Davis added.
As an interventional cardiologist, Dr. Gupta primarily performs diagnostic and therapeutic coronary interventional procedures at the University of Maryland Medical Center's cardiac catheterization laboratory and at the Baltimore VA Hospital; however he shares his expertise by also performing and supervising procedures at the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center, University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, and Carroll Hospital Center, thereby extending the outstanding reputation of the interventional program regionally. In addition, Dr. Gupta initiated a program in radial artery access for cardiac catheterization, which has become a model for many regional hospitals.
Dr. Gupta is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the Society for Coronary Angiography and Intervention. He received his MD from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, followed by an internal medicine residency at the Montefiore Medical Center. He went on to a research fellowship in Cardiovascular Pathophysiology at the Weill Medical College, followed by a clinical cardiology fellowship at Temple University Hospital, and an interventional cardiology fellowship at New York Presbyterian Hospital.
“Dr. Gupta is an outstanding clinician with a national reputation for his leadership and skills as an interventional cardiologist,” said Dean Reece, who is also Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs, UM Baltimore, and the John Z. and Akiko K. Bowers Distinguished Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine. “His emphasis on implementing quality care measures and groundbreaking techniques have saved the lives of many patients, not just under his own care but throughout the state of Maryland.”
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