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Indian-origin doctor is Johns Hopkins’ new director of heart failure & cardiac transplantation

Dr Kavita Sharma is also an assistant professor of medicine at the advanced heart failure/transplant cardiology in Johns Hopkins' cardiology division. 

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New Delhi: Indian-origin cardiologist Dr Kavita Sharma has been appointed as the new director of the Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation programme at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, US.

Sharma completed her medical degree, residency and fellowship at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is an assistant professor of medicine at the advanced heart failure/transplant cardiology in the facility’s cardiology division.

With board certifications in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology, Sharma consults patients at The Johns Hopkins Hospital’s downtown campus.

Sharma has also been directing one of US’ largest programs on caring for patients suffering from heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. Her clinical interests include “advanced heart failure diagnosis and management, heart transplantation, and mechanical circulatory support including left ventricular assist devices”.

She is a member of the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, the Heart Failure Society of America, and the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation.

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Johns Hopkins among top three US caregivers 

Johns Hopkins began with a precedence “that women should be admitted on an equal basis with men”. The facility acknowledges the “profound influence of women leaders in every aspect of the fields of medicine and science”.

The hospital had opened in 1889 and the medical institute four years later. It was the first major medical school in the US to admit women.

Johns Hopkins also ranks among the top three caregivers in America, according to the US News and World Report’s Best Hospitals 2020–21 Honor Roll. The facility’s cardiology and heart surgery departments rank 16th in the country, while its ear, nose and throat, neurology and neurosurgery, psychiatry and rheumatology specialties are ranked at number one.

Every year, it sees more than 2.8 million outpatient visits and 360,000-plus emergency department visits.

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  1. Explosive unnecessary title , Indian origin doctor while probably she is a US citizen , should I be like why Indians ? Or should I be oh a woman got what she deserves ? Why cannot she be just a professional doctor doing a job not an Indian born or Indian ethnicity ? Same thing with Obama , first black president , why not he is the president regardless of the color .

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