Nirat Beohar — Interventional Cardiologist and Professor of Medicine

Miami Shores, FL—Prominently featured in The Inner Circle, Dr. Nirat Beohar is acknowledged as a Top Pinnacle Professional for his contributions to the fields of Interventional Cardiology and Medical Education.

Dr. Beohar began his academic journey at the Maulana Azad Medical College in 1990 where he earned a Medical Degree. After relocating to the United States, he completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine in 1994. He was a visiting fellow at the Laboratory of Molecular Cardiology at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and completed his fellowship in cardiovascular disease at George Washington University in 1998. He capped his scholarship by completing a second fellowship in Interventional Cardiology at the Feinberg Medical School in 1999.

Board certified in Cardiovascular Disease; Interventional Cardiology; Nuclear Cardiology; CT Angiography; and Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM); the doctor is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC). He notes that ABIM is a physician-led non-profit independent evaluation organization driven by doctors who want to achieve higher standards for better care in a rapidly changing world.

A leader in his field, Dr. Beohar notes that he has devoted his career to the use and development of catheter-based therapies for the treatment of heart disease. He currently serves as the Vice Chief of the Columbia University Division of Cardiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Director of the hospital’s Cardiac Catheterization Lab. Additionally; he is the Medical Director of the hospital’s Structural Heart Disease Program; Director for the hospital’s Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program; and a Professor at Columbia University Medical Center.

Dr. Beohar is considered an expert in many specialties, including implanting catheter-delivered heart aortic valves; treating complex coronary conditions, such as left main and multi-vessel disease as well as chronic total occlusions; and devices to close atrial septal defects, PFOs, and other intracardiac shunts. Dr. Beohar implants left ventricular assist devices such as the Tandem heart and Impella for patients in cardiogenic shock and is skilled in transseptal catheterization, a highly specialized technique used to access the left side of the heart to treat structural heart disease. He has also had experience with percutaneous therapies for peripheral vascular disease.

A leader in his field with exceptional experience, the doctor previously worked at Mount Sinai-Columbia; was an interventional cardiologist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago; and Associate Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. He served as the Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at the Veterans Administration Lakeside Hospital in Chicago and explained that cardiology is a branch of medicine that deals with the disorders of the heart, as well as some parts of the circulatory system. The field includes medical diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, heart failure, valvular heart disease, and electrophysiology. He notes that cardiologists are doctors who diagnose, assess, and treat patients with diseases and defects of the heart and blood vessels (the cardiovascular system).

A testament to his professionalism and skill, Dr. Beohar was awarded the Top Doctor Award by Coral Gables Magazine in 2019 and lectures to fellows and assists with medical education in India. He would like to dedicate this honor in loving memory of his parents, Prakash C. and Sushma Beohar, and his mentors, Robert Bonow, MD, and Charles J. Davidson, MD.

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