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I am a clinical and research cardiologist specializing in the comprehensive management of co-existing cardiovascular disease and cancer, a sub-specialty known as Cardio-Oncology. I currently serve as the Medical director of Cardio-Oncology for Indiana University Health System. I treat and manage the unintended cardiac side effects of chemo-, immuno-, and radiation therapies. Through close collaboration with the cancer treatment team, my goal is to ensure the best outcomes for patients with cancer at risk for or concurrent cardiovascular disease. I work closely with the hematologist, oncologists, and radiation oncologists to monitor our patient’s cardiovascular health during treatment and provide long-term follow-up cardiac care for cancer survivors. I also offer cardiac evaluation for patients with cancer who are scheduled to undergo major surgery or to receive potentially cardio-toxic cancer treatment. I also see childhood survivors of cancer as they transition into adulthood to treat cardiovascular issues in survivorship.
My clinical research focuses on providing earlier detection of cardio-toxic side effects of cancer treatment through specialized labs and cardiac imaging tests. I am dedicated to finding new ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat cardiac disease as a complication of cancer treatment. My clinical research focuses on the long-term effects of platinum-based chemotherapies and the unintended side effects of chest radiation.
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Conditions & Treatments:
Cardio-Oncology, Echocardiography, Heart Stress Test, Stress Echocardiograms, Transesophageal Echocardiograms, Cardiomyopathy, Congestive Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease, Diastolic Heart Failure, Fast Heart Rate (Tachycardia), Fluid Overload (Hypovolemia), Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Heart Tumors, Heart Failure, High Blood Pressure (Hypertension), High Cholesterol (Hyperlipidemia), High Triglycerides, Pericarditis, Pericardial Effusion, Myocarditis, Prehypertension, Secondary High Blood Pressure, Stable Angina, Systolic Heart Failure, Vasospastic Angina
School of Medicine:
Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Hospitals & Affiliations
IU Health Methodist/IU Health University, IU Health North
IU Health Physicians