Consultant Interventional Cardiologist
MBBS, MD, DM, FSCAI
Specialties: Cardiac Sciences
Dr. Kumar Kenchappa (MBBS, MD, DM, FSCAI) is a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at SPARSH Hospitals, Bangalore. He has completed his undergraduate training at Bangalore Medical College. He went on to obtain an MD in Internal Medicine from JIPMER, Pondicherry, which is an institute of national importance. He has been trained to perfection in the field of intervention cardiology at one of the esteemed institutes in our country, CMC Vellore. He has nearly 14 years of experience in the field of cardiac science. Before joining SPARSH Hospitals, he rendered his service at CMC Vellore and Gleneagles Global Hospitals, Bangalore. Recently, his intervention skills were recognised at the international level when he was awarded a prestigious fellowship from the The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), a US-based professional medical society focused on invasive and interventional cardiology.
Dr. Kumar is a highly skilled interventionist and has performed over 2000 coronary interventions including primary angioplasty and complex coronary interventions like bifurcations, chronic total occlusions and graft angioplasties amongst others. He also has vast experience in peripheral artery interventions. He routinely performs device closures for congenital heart diseases such as ASD, VSD, and PDA. Additionally, he is also highly skilled in the implantation of permanent pacemakers and ICDs.
Dr. Kumar comes from a noticeable academic background and has many publications in reputed international and national journals to his credit. His focus is on the primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases and he strives hard to reduce the cardiovascular disease burden in the society by conducting regular community-based teaching programs. He believes in evidence-based medicine and always follows patient-centric and guidelines-based treatment in the management of his patients.