Dr Gaurav Dhar a renowned cardiologist from J&K has been appointed as Director of Interventional Cardiology at joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) USA.
An Alumni of Burn Hall School Srinagar, Dr Dhar completed his MBBS from Government Medical College Jammu. He cleared his USMLE, did Internal Medicine Residency at Louis A Weiss Hospital/ University of Chicago followed by a Cardiology Fellowship at Advocate Illinois Medical center in Chicago and then an Interventional Cardiology fellowship at the University of Chicago. Besides, being excellent in studies, he was avid sportsperson having represented the state at National level. Dr Gaurav is nephew of Dr Girija Dhar ex Chairman Public Service Commission. His mother and Dr Phoola Kaul Dhar was principal of Medical College Srinagar.
Earlier Dr Dhar was at Michigan State University in East Lansing, where he was a professor of medicine and was named Teacher of the Year three times. He was also the medical director of the Structural Cardiac Interventional Program for the Sparrow Healthcare System in Lansing, as well as the associate program director for the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program at Michigan State.
“We were very fortunate to recruit Dr Dhar, a nationally recognized expert in structural heart disease, to initiate our program at UAMS Health,” stated the Director UAMS “Under his guidance, we have begun left atrial occlusion procedures to prevent strokes in patients with atrial fibrillation who can’t take anticoagulants. We have also begun to perform aortic and mitral valve operations through catheters inserted into blood vessels,” he added.