Biography

Dr. Das has been an Assistant professor of Internal Medicine in the Cardiology Division at UT Southwestern since 2007.  He received his undergraduate degree with honors from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, graduating in the top 1% of his class.  He went on to graduate from Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, where he was elected to membership in Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society.  Dr. Das did his Internal Medicine residency at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, where he also earned his Master of Public Health degree.  He then came to Dallas, and after completing his cardiology fellowship at UT Southwestern, he stayed to join the Cardiology faculty.  Dr. Das currently balances significant clinical and research responsibilities.  In his clinical role as a general cardiologist, he is the Medical Director for Acute Coronary Care at Parkland Memorial Hospital with a primary focus on improving cardiovascular outcomes, safety, and quality of care.  Dr. Das also has an active research program.  His early work, supported in part by an ACCF/GE Healthcare Career Development Award, dealt with understanding the impact of obesity on subclinical cardiovascular disease.  His current focus is on exploring the impact of obesity on cardiovascular process of care and clinical outcomes, and his recent paper on outcomes and process of care after acute myocardial infarction for the extremely obese received the Parmley Award as the top paper by a young investigator in the Journal of American Cardiology.  Dr. Das is also active in the American Heart Association as part of the Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Council, where he is a member of the Young Clinicians and Investigators Committee.  

Education

Medical School
Hahnemann University Hospital (1998), Internal Medicine
Residency
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine (2001), Internal Medicine
Graduate School
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine (2003), Public Health
Fellowship
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2008), Cardiology

Research Interest

  • Acute coronary syndromes
  • Health disparities
  • Obesity and cardiovascular disease
  • Quality of care and outcomes research

Publications

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Honors & Awards

  • Parmley Award
    Outstanding publication by a young investigator in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (2012)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
    Medical honor society (1998)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Heart Association, Quality of Care and Outcomes Council (2010)
  • American College of Cardiology (2003)
  • American Heart Association (2003)
  • Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine (2001)