Interventional Cardiologist | Associate Professor | Entrepreneur | Podcaster | Poet


Dr. Kalra is an interventional cardiologist and medical director of clinical research for regional cardiovascular medicine at the Cleveland Clinic, section head of cardiovascular research at Cleveland Clinic Akron General, a university professor at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine (Associate Professor) and NEOMED (Adjunct Associate Professor), and founder of the non-profit startup,

He is director of Barry J. Maron Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center in New Delhi, India. He is also the host of the cardiology podcast show, Parallax. He has presented late-breaking science at national and international scientific cardiovascular meetings, and has published over 200 scientific manuscripts in various peer-reviewed journals.

Educated at Indira Gandhi Medical College (Shimla, India), he completed medical and cardiology training at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (New Delhi, India), Cooper University Hospital (Camden, NJ), and Hennepin County Medical Center and Minneapolis Heart Institute (Minneapolis, MN). He served as a clinical and research fellow in interventional cardiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and a clinical fellow in medicine at Harvard Medical School (Boston, MA). He then completed a year of advanced interventional and structural cardiology fellowship at Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center, Houston Methodist Hospital (Houston, TX).

Dr. Kalra is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology from the American Board of Internal Medicine, and a Diplomate in Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography from the National Board of Echocardiography. He is also certified in patient safety, healthcare quality, health informatics and leadership from Harvard Medical School’s 1-year Safety, Quality, Informatics and Leadership certification program. He is currently pursuing a Master of Science program in Health Economics, Outcomes and Management in Cardiovascular Sciences at the London School of Economics & Political Science in London, United Kingdom.

He is also the author of the poetry book, “Ibadah” that was released on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and launched in collaboration with Cleveland Clinic Arts and Medicine Institute on Valentine’s Day, 2020.


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Cleveland Clinic

2019 - Present

  • Medical Director, Clinical Research, Regional Cardiovascular Medicine – 2020 to Present
  • Interventional Cardiologist – 2019 to Present
Cleveland Clinic Akron General

2020 - Present

  • Section Head, Cardiovascular Research
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

2020 - Present

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)

2019 - Present

  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine

2020 - Present

  • Member, Interventional Cardiology Item-Writing Task Force

2018 - Present

  • Chief Executive Officer
JACC: Case Reports

2019 - Present

  • Senior Editorial Advisor
University Hospitals

2017 - 2018

  • Interventional Cardiologist
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

2017 - 2018

  • Assistant Professor Of Medicine
Kalra Hospital & SRCNC Pvt. Ltd.

2006 - Present

  • Chief Executive Officer, e-Medicine & Promotions


Houston Methodist

2016 - 2017

  • Advanced Interventional and Structural Cardiology Fellow
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

2015 - 2016

  • Interventional Cardiology Fellow
Harvard Medical School

2015 - 2017

  • Safety, Quality, Informatics and Leadership (SQIL) Program
  • Clinical Fellow in Medicine
Abbott Northwestern Hospital

2012 - 2015

  • Chief Cardiology Fellow (2014 – 2015)
  • Cardiology Fellow (2012 – 2014)
Hennepin County Medical Center

2012 - 2015

  • Chief Cardiology Fellow (2014 – 2015)
  • Cardiology Fellow (2012 – 2014)
Cooper University Health Care

2009 - 2012

  • Resident Physician, Internal Medicine
AIl India Institute of Medical Sciences


  • Resident Physician, Internal Medicine
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

2018 - 2022

  • Master of Science, Health Economics, Outcomes & Management in Cardiovascular Sciences
Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla

2000 - 2005

  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)


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  • Blogs and Op Meds
  • Ibadah
  • Media


New England Journal of Medicine

  • Transcatheter Aortic-Valve Replacement with a Self-Expanding Valve in Low-Risk Patients.
    Popma JJ, Deeb GM, Yakubov SJ, Mumtaz M, Gada H, O’Hair D, Bajwa T, Heiser JC, Merhi W, Kleiman NS, Askew J, Sorajja P, Rovin J, Chetcuti SJ, Adams DH, Teirstein PS, Zorn GL 3rd, Forrest JK, Tchétché D, Resar J, Walton A, Piazza N, Ramlawi B, Robinson N, Petrossian G, Gleason TG, Oh JK, Boulware MJ, Qiao H, Mugglin AS, Reardon MJ; Evolut Low Risk Trial Investigators.
    N Engl J Med. 2019 May 2;380(18):1706-1715. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1816885. Epub 2019 Mar 16.
    PMID: 30883053 Clinical Trial.
  • Prosthesis Type for Aortic- and Mitral-Valve Replacement.
    Raza S, Kalra A, Sabik JF III.
    N Engl J Med. 2018 Feb 22;378(8):777. doi: 10.1056/NEJMc1716336.
    PMID: 29469557 No abstract available.

JAMA Network

Circulation/AHA Journals


Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions

Circulation: Cardiovascular Outcomes

Journal of the American Heart Association

JACC Journals

JACC: Case Reports

JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology

JACC: Heart Failure

JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions

JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging

  • Perflutren-based echocardiographic contrast in patients with right-to-left intracardiac shunts.
    Kalra A, Shroff GR, Erlien D, Gilbertson DT, Herzog CA.
    JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2014 Feb;7(2):206-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2013.11.003.
    PMID: 24524748 No abstract available.
  • American College of Cardiology

    European Heart Journal


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