Gaurav Dhar, MBBS
Disclosures: Grant or research support-Boston Scientific|Membership on Advisory Committees or Review Panels, Board Membership, etc.-Boston Scientific|Advisor-Medtronic|Advisor-Abbott/St. Jude|Advisor-Edwards Lifescience - 03/28/2022
GAURAV DHAR, M

Gaurav Dhar MD

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GAURAV DHAR, M.D., FACC, FSCAI

155 Manitou Drive,

                                       Maumelle, AR, 72113

   Cell (773)398-2516; E-Mail: [email protected]; [email protected]

 

APPOINTMENTS:

 

January 2021-Present          Director of Interventional Cardiology

  Professor of Medicine

                                                          University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

                                                          Little Rock, Arkansas.

 

October 2019- Dec 2020      Clinical Professor of Medicine,

                                              Michigan State University

                                              College of Human Medicine

                                              East Lansing, MI

 

October 2014- Oct 2019       Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine,

                                              Michigan State University

                                              College of Human Medicine

                                              East Lansing, MI

 

2013-2019                            Interventional Councilor,

                                              ACC Michigan Chapter

 

2012-Dec 2020                     Medical Director,

                                              Structural Cardiac Interventional Program,  

                                              Sparrow Healthcare system,

                                              Lansing, MI

 

2009-2012                            Councilor District 4 (Lansing),

                                                          ACC Michigan Chapter

 

January 2011-2020              Associate Program Director,

                                                          Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program,

                                                          Michigan State University,

                                                          East Lansing, MI

 

October 2009- 2014             Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine,

                                              Michigan State University

                                              College of Human Medicine

                                              East Lansing, MI

 

August 2009- Dec 2020                Active Staff – Interventional Cardiology

                                                          Sparrow Hospital

                                                          Lansing, MI

 

August 2009- Dec 2016       Active Staff – Interventional Cardiology

                                                          Mclaren Greater Lansing Medical Center

                                                          Lansing, MI

 

August 2005-July 2008         Staff Cardiologist

                                        John D Dingell VA Medical Center,

                                        Detroit, MI 48201.

 

                                         Assistant Professor of Medicine,     

                                         Wayne State University School of Medicine.

                                              Detroit, MI 48201.                 

 

TRAINING:

 

August 2008 - July 2009          Fellow in Interventional Cardiology

                                                 University of Chicago Medical Center

                                                 Chicago, IL 60636

 

July 2002 - June 2005                    Fellow in Cardiology

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60657.

 

 


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July 2001 – June, 2002            Chief Resident

                                                University of Chicago / Louis A. Weiss Hospital.

                                                Chicago, IL 60640.

 

July 2000 – June, 2001           Associate Chief Resident

                                                University of Chicago / Louis A. Weiss Hospital.

                                                Chicago, IL 60640.

 

July, 1998 – June, 2001           Resident in Internal Medicine

                                                 University of Chicago / Louis A. Weiss Hospital

                                                              Chicago, IL 60640.

 

EDUCATION:

 

November 1989–June1996    Government Medical College, University of Jammu

                                                           Jammu & Kashmir, India.

 

 

 

 

RESEARCH & PRESENTATIONS:

 

I)                    PUBLICATIONS:

         Left atrial appendage occlusion: an alternative to anticoagulation for stroke prevention in kidney disease. Srikanth Vallurupalli, Tanya Sharma, Subhi Al'Aref, Subodh R. Devabhaktuni and Gaurav Dhar. Kidney360 December 2021. Publish Ahead of Print, 10.34067/KID.0004082021.

        Major adverse cardiac events in symptomatic women with non-obstructive CAD on coronary CTA: pooled analysis from PROMISE and SCOT-HEART. Munthir Mansour, Qais Radaideh, Malek N. Alaiwah, Yanal Alnimer, Subodh R. Devabhaktuni, Gaurav Dhar, Srikanth Vallurupalli, Erin D. Michos, David E. Newby, Michelle C. Williams, Marat Fudim & Subhi J. Al’Aref.  Int J Cardiovasc Imaging (2021).

  • Safety Profile of an Intra-Annular Self-Expanding Transcatheter Aortic Valve and Next-Generation Low-Profile Delivery System. Fontana GP, Bedogni F, Groh M, Smith D, Chehab BM, Garrett Jr HE, Yong G, Worthley S, Manoharan G, Walton A, Hermiller J, Dhar G, Waksman R, Ramana RK, Mahoney P, Asch FM, Chakravarty T, Jilaihawi H, Makkar RR. JACC: Cardiovasc Interv: 2020 Nov 9,13(21):2467-2478

 

  • Association between use of warfarin for atrial fibrillation and outcomes among patients with end-stage renal disease patients-Meta analysis. Mandeep S. Randhawa, Rohanlal Vishwanath, Manoj P Rai, Ling Wang, Amritpal K Randhawa, George Abela, Gaurav Dhar. JAMA Network Open. 2020; 3(4):e202175. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.2175

 

         Transient Left Atrial Appendage Inversion During Transcatheter Closure Device Placement. Waseem Barham, Gaurav Dhar, Nam S. Cho, and David Rhine. J Atr Fibrillation. 2019 Oct-Nov; 12(3): 2211.

 

  • One-Year Outcomes Of Paradoxical Low Flow Severe Aortic Stenosis, Post TAVR. Mandeep Randhawa, Yehia Saleh, Khader Herzallah, Sherif Elkinany, Abdallah Almaghraby, Amritpal K Randhawa, Miriam Glardon and Gaurav Dhar. Accepted SCAI 2019, Las Vegas.

 

  • Safety and Outcomes of Transesophageal Echocardiography Guided TAVR Using Moderate Sedation. Mandeep Randhawa, Yehia Saleh, Khader Herzallah, Phani Surapaneni, Amritpal K Randhawa, Miriam Glardon and Gaurav Dhar. Accepted SCAI 2019, Las Vegas.

 

  • Role of Warfarin in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation on Dialysis A Meta-analysis. Mandeep S. Randhawa, Rohanlal Vishwanath, Manoj P Rai, Ling Wang, Gaurav Dhar. ACC 2019, New Orleans.

 

  • Effect of Body Mass Index on Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Outcomes. Yehia Saleh, Khader Herzallah, Mandeep Randhawa, Sherif Elkinany, Abdallah Almaghraby and Gaurav Dhar. JACC: Cardiovasc Interv., Vol12, Issue 4 Supplement, February 2019

 

  • Nonagenarians have comparable mortality outcomes at one year compared to non-nonagenarians with severe aortic stenosis, post-TAVR.

Mandeep S. Randhawa, Yehia Saleh, Khader Herzallah, Nam Cho, Norbert Baumgartner, Gaurav Dhar. ePosters. LONDON VALVES 2018: September 2018.

 

  • Large oesophageal haematoma as a result of transoesophageal echocardiogram (TEE). Mandeep Singh Randhawa, Manoj P Rai, Gaurav Dhar, Appa Bandi. BMJ Case Reports: published online 8 November 2017.

 

  • Cholesterol Crystals Released during Acute Myocardial Infarction are Associated with Inflammation and Myocardial Injury: Does Atherosclerosis Manifest as a Crystalloid Disease?  George Abela, Jagadeesh Kalavakunta, Abed Janoudi, Dale Leffler, Gaurav Dhar, Ibrahim Shah, Vishal Gupta, Shukri David, Negar Salehi, Keerthy Narisetty, Michael Rich, Abigail Vanderberg, Dorothy Pathak, and Fadi Shamoun. American Journal of Cardiology Am J Cardiol. 2017 Nov 15;120(10):1699-1707.

 

  • Surviving sudden cardiac death secondary to anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery:  A case report and literature review. Alsara O, Kalavakunta JK, Hajjar V, Alsarah A, Cho N, Dhar G. Heart Lung2014 Sep-Oct; 43(5):476-80.

 

  • Echo Lucent Space Occupying Lesion on Echocardiogram. Mikkilineni S, Kalavakunta JK, Lule E, Dhar G, Mehra S,  Efird JT. British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research. 2014 August; 4(23); 4050-4053.

 

  • Impact of Drug Eluting Stent Length on Outcomes of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (From the EVENT Registry. Ronald P. Caputo, Ankush Goel ,Michael Pencina, David J Cohen, Neal Kleiman, Kevin Yen, Ron Waksman, Paul Tolerico, Gaurav Dhar, Paul Gordon, Richard Bach,  John J. Lopez.  Am J Cardiol. 2012 Aug 1; 110(3):350-5.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Health care-associated native valve endocarditis: importance of non-nosocomial acquisition. Benito N, Miró JM, de Lazzari E, Cabell CH, del Río A, Altclas J, Commerford P, Delahaye F, Dragulescu S, Giamarellou H, Habib G, Kamarulzaman A, Kumar AS, Nacinovich FM, Suter F, Tribouilloy C, Venugopal K, Moreno A, Fowler VG Jr; ICE-PCS (International Collaboration on Endocarditis Prospective Cohort Study) Investigators.  Ann Intern Med. 2009 May 5; 150(9):586-94. Erratum in: Ann Intern Med. 2010 Apr 6; 152(7):480. PMID: 19414837

 

 

 

 

  • Candida infective endocarditis.  Baddley JW, Benjamin DK Jr, Patel M, Miró J, Athan E, Barsic B, Bouza E, Clara L, Elliott T, Kanafani Z, Klein J, Lerakis S, Levine D, Spelman D, Rubinstein E, Tornos P, Morris AJ, Pappas P, Fowler VG Jr, Chu VH, Cabell C; International Collaboration on Endocarditis-Prospective Cohort Study Group (ICE-PCS). Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2008 Jul;27(7):519-29. Epub 2008 Feb 19. PMID: 18283504

 

 

 

 

  • Temporal Trends in Clinical Practices and Outcomes in the High Adoption DES Era: One-Year Follow-Up From the EVENT Registry. Poster Presentation at Trans Catheter Therapeutics (TCT), San Francisco; September 2009.
  • Perils of Positive Inotropics; Oral case presentation at Society for Coronary Angiography and Intervention(SCAI) C3 Summit, 9th May 2009, Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

 

II)                 CLINICAL TRIALS:

 

  • Principle Investigator for PORTICO Navitor NG Trial evaluating Portico (Abbott Vasc) TAVR valve in high and prohibitive risk Aortic stenosis.

 

  • Principle Investigator for PROTECTED TAVR Trial evaluating Sentinal Cerebral Protection Device (Boston-Sci) in TAVR.

 

  • Principle Investigator for Amplatzer Amulet LAA Occluder (Amulet IDE) Trial comparing Amulet with Watchman LAA Occluder.

 

  • Principle Investigator for PORTICO IDE Trial evaluating Portico (St Jude) TAVR valve vs commercially available TAVR valve in high and prohibitive risk Aortic stenosis.

 

  • Principle Investigator for ENVISAGE-TAVI AF evaluating Edoxaban post TAVR in patients with A.fib.

 

  • Principle Investigator for AUGUSTUS Trial evaluating Apixiban vs Coumadin for anticoagulation for non valvular Atrial fibrillation post PCI.

 

  • Principle Investigator for St Jude’s ACP Trial evaluating Left Atrial Occluder device vs anticoagulation for non valvular Atrial fibrillation.

 

  • Principle Investigator for Angel Med ALERTS study evaluating implanted devices to detect ST segment deviations for the early detection of Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS).

 

  • Sub Principle Investigator for SOLVE-CRT evaluating novel LV pacing in heart failure.

 

  • Sub Principle Investigator for ABSORBE study (Abbot vascular) evaluating Bio-absorbable Vascular Scaffolding for treatment of coronary Artery Disease.

 

  • Sub Principle Investigator for MASTER’s II study evaluating Membrane covered stents in treatment of STEMI.

 

  • Sub Principle Investigator for PIONEER-AF study (studying dual vs triple therapy post PCI in patients with Atrial Fibrillation).

 

  • Sub Principle Investigator for St Jude’s ANALYSE ST study evaluating ICD’s to detect ST segment deviations for the early detection of Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS).

 

  • Sub Principle Investigator for the Boston Scientific's TAXUS Ion Post-Approval Study comparing extended dual antiplatelet therapy beyond 12 months (up to 36 months)

 

 

 

 

 

INVITED FACULTY:

 

  • 29thAnnual conference: Moderator Structural Heart Interventions session: Michigan Chapter of The American College of Cardiology, Dearborn, MI, October 2017

 

  • 27nd Annual conference:  Michigan Chapter of The American College of Cardiology, Traverse City, MI, October 2015

 

  • Cardiology Updates 2015:  Michigan State University College of Medicine, University Club East Lansing, MI, June 2015.

 

  • Cardiology Updates 2012:  Michigan State University College of Medicine, University Club East Lansing, MI, October 2012.

 

  • 2012 Cardiovascular Summit: 24thAnnual conference of the Michigan Chapter of The American College of Cardiology, Traverse City, MI, September 2012.

 

  • Cardiology Updates 2010:  Michigan State University College of Medicine, Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, East Lansing, MI, October 2010.

 

  • 22nd Annual conference:  Michigan Chapter of The American College of Cardiology, Traverse City, MI, September 2010.

 

  • Statewide Campus: Resource for Osteopathic Postdoctoral Cardiology Training in Michigan, Johnson Center at Cleary University, Howell, MI, June 2010.

 

IV) PRESENTATIONS:

 

  • Syndrome of Sudden Cardiac Death associated with initial symptomatic episode of Coronary Spasm”: Won 1st Place at ACC Illinois Chapter meeting  in Clinical Vignette Poster presentation in 2004.

 

  • Ebstein’s Anomaly in a 24 year old male: Submitted to the Annual Clinical Vignette Competition of the American College of Physicians, 2000.

 

  • Pseudoaneurysm of the Mitral Aortic InterValvular Fibrosa complicating native aortic valve endocarditis: Submitted to the Annual Clinical Vignette Competition  of the American College of Physicians, 2000

 

  • Rhythm & Blues: Congenital Cyanotic Heart Disease in a 24-year-old man. Presented at the Illinois Associate Meeting of the American College of Physicians Vignette Competition, 1999.

 

  • Anticoagulants and antithrombotics in PCI:  Cardiology Grand Rounds: Sparrow Hospital, November 2011.

 

  • Role of Aldosterone Receptor Blocking Agents in Congestive Heart Failure: Louis. A.Weiss Hospital, April 1999

 

  • Diastolic Dysfunction Heart Failure: Louis A. Weiss Hospital, January 2000.

 

  • Randomized Aldactone Evaluation Trial (RALES): Louis A. Weiss Hospital, March 2000.

 

  • Comparison of Primary PTCA vs Thrombolytics in Acute Myocardial Infarction:  Louis  A.Weiss Hospital, December 1999.

 

  • Prevention of Pressure Ulcer in the Elderly: Louis A.Weiss Hospital, February 2000.

 

  • Stress of Internship: Louis A. Weiss Hospital, August 1999.

 

Procedural Proficiency:

 

  • Percutaneous Trans catheter Mitral Repair, established Mitral clip program in 2017.
  • Percutaneous Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion, established Watchman LAA program in 2015.
  • Trans Catheter Aortic and Mitral Valve Implantation (TAVR/TAVI). Established Transcatheter Aortic Valve program at Sparrow Hospital in 2013.
  • Percutaneous closure of Ventricular Septal Defects (VSD), Atrial Septal Defects (ASD) and Patent Foreman Ovale (PFO). Established percutaneous closure program at Sparrow Hospital in 2009.
  • Balloon Aortic and Mitral Valvuloplasty
  • Percutaneous Coronary Angiography and Interventions
  • Percutaneous Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) repair.
  • Exercise Stress Test with and without perfusion scanning and pharmacological agents.
  • Echocardiography
  • Stress Echocardiography.
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography.
  • Intracardiac Echocardiograms.
  • Procter for Edwards’s Life science and Abbott (Formerly St Jude Medical).

 

Honors & Awards:

 

June 2017                                Teacher of the Year.

                                                 Michigan State University Department of Medicine

                                                 Division of cardiology.

 

June 2014                               Teacher of the Year.

                                                 Michigan State University Department of Medicine

                                                 Division of cardiology.

 

June 2011                               Teacher of the Year.

                                                 Michigan State University Department of Medicine

                                                 Division of cardiology

 

October 2004                           First place at the ACC Illinois Chapter Clinical                                                                              Vignette Poster Competition.    

 

June, 1999                                                Intern of the year

                                                              University of Chicago / Louis A. Weiss Hospital.

 

September, 1999                      First place at the Clinical Vignette Competition                  

                                                  Louis A. Weiss Hospital, 1999.

 

June, 1996                               3rd position overall in Graduating Class of 1996   

                                                  University of Jammu.

 

June, 1995                                                 1st position in Surgery, University of Jammu.

 

March, 1994                                                  2nd position in Community Medicine, University of 

                                                               Jammu.        

 

March, 1993                     1st position in Pharmacology, University of           

                                                   Jammu.

 

March, 1986                               National Scholarship Merit Certificate,

                                                  Government of India.

 

Professional Boards and Examinations:

 

October 2015                                Recertified in Cardiovascular Medicine.

November 2009                            Board Certified in Interventional Cardiovascular  

                                                      Medicine.

November 2005                            Board Certified in Cardiovascular Medicine.

August 2001                                                  Board Certified in Internal Medicine

February 2001                              USMLE Step III

March 1997                                   USMLE Step II

October 1996              USMLE Step I

February 1997              Diplomate of the National Board.

 

 

Memberships & Licensure:

 

Fellow of The American College of Cardiology

Fellow of The Society for Coronary Angiography and Intervention

Licensed in Michigan

Medical Council of India.

J & K State Medical Council.

 

Personal:

 

-Fluent in English, Hindi, Urdu, Kashmir, Punjabi, Dogri.

-Represented University and the State of Jammu and Kashmir in Cricket.

-Other Hobbies include reading, listening to music.