Ambarish Pandey, M.D., M.S.C.S., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a member of its Division of Cardiology. He holds a secondary appointment in the Division of Geriatric Medicine. He specializes in preventive cardiology and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction.

Dr. Pandey earned his medical degree at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi. He then completed both an internal medicine residency and a fellowship in cardiology at UT Southwestern, where he also earned a master's in clinical science.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in cardiovascular disease, Dr. Pandey joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2018.

Dr. Pandey serves as Medical Director of UT Southwestern’s HFpEF (heart failure with preserved ejection fraction) program, Associate Program Director for Internal Medicine Residency Research, and as an attending physician in cardiology and echocardiology for rotating graduate students.

Dr. Pandey is a Principal Investigator in the Cardiometabolic Research Unit at UT Southwestern, where he leads an independent research program, funded by the National Institutes of Health and industry grants, focused on developing novel approaches to the prevention and management of heart failure in older adults. Dr. Pandey’s research interest in geriatric cardiology is focused on predicting and preventing heart failure at a population level. His work evaluates lifestyle risk factors such as obesity and physical inactivity as potentially modifiable targets for the prevention of heart failure. He is developing novel screening strategies that can identify the individuals at highest risk for heart failure and target them with effective preventive interventions.

His investigations have led to more than 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals. Additionally, he has presented his findings at scientific conferences throughout the United States. He has won numerous research awards from the American Heart Association, the American Geriatrics Society, and the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Pandey is also a GEMSSTAR scholar and received funding from the National Institute on Aging to study determinants of race differences in cardiorespiratory fitness decline with aging.

Dr. Pandey is a member of the American Heart Association (AHA), where he serves on several committees, including the Scientific Sessions Planning Committee and the Epidemiology Early Career Committee. He has received numerous AHA awards, including the 2019-20 Elizabeth Barrett-Connor Research Award and the Steven N. Blair Award for Excellence in Physical Activity Research.

Personal Note

When not working, Dr. Pandey enjoys spending time with his family, playing cricket, and watching movies.


Medical School
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India (2009)
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2014), Internal Medicine
Other Post Graduate Training
UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (2017)
Graduate School
UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (2017)
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2018), Cardiology

Research Interest

  • Cardiorespiratory Fitness, Obesity and Lifestyle Intervention
  • Epidemiology of Heart Failure
  • Health Policies Impacting Cardiovascular Disease Care
  • Outcomes and Disparaties in Care of Patients with Cardiovascular Disease


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Association of Hospital Performance Based on 30-Day Risk-Standardized Mortality Rate With Long-term Survival After Heart Failure Hospitalization: An Analysis of the Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure Registry.
Pandey A, Patel KV, Liang L, DeVore AD, Matsouaka R, Bhatt DL, Yancy CW, Hernandez AF, Heidenreich PA, de Lemos JA, Fonarow GC JAMA Cardiol 2018 Jun 3 6 489-497
Sex and Race Differences in Lifetime Risk of Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction and Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction.
Pandey A, Omar W, Ayers C, LaMonte M, Klein L, Allen NB, Kuller LH, Greenland P, Eaton CB, Gottdiener JS, Lloyd-Jones DM, Berry JD Circulation 2018 Apr 137 17 1814-1823
Fitness in Young Adulthood and Long-Term Cardiac Structure and Function: The CARDIA Study.
Pandey A, Allen NB, Ayers C, Reis JP, Moreira HT, Sidney S, Rana JS, Jacobs DR, Chow LS, de Lemos JA, Carnethon M, Berry JD JACC Heart Fail 2017 May 5 5 347-355
Relationship Between Physical Activity, Body Mass Index, and Risk of Heart Failure.
Pandey A, LaMonte M, Klein L, Ayers C, Psaty BM, Eaton CB, Allen NB, de Lemos JA, Carnethon M, Greenland P, Berry JD J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 2017 Mar 69 9 1129-1142
Factors Associated With and Prognostic Implications of Cardiac Troponin Elevation in Decompensated Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction: Findings From the American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure Program.
Pandey A, Golwala H, Sheng S, DeVore AD, Hernandez AF, Bhatt DL, Heidenreich PA, Yancy CW, de Lemos JA, Fonarow GC JAMA Cardiol 2017 Feb 2 2 136-145
Arterial Stiffness and Risk of Overall Heart Failure, Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction, and Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction: The Health ABC Study (Health, Aging, and Body Composition).
Pandey A, Khan H, Newman AB, Lakatta EG, Forman DE, Butler J, Berry JD Hypertension 2017 02 69 2 267-274
Association of 30-Day Readmission Metric for Heart Failure Under the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program With Quality of Care and Outcomes.
Pandey A, Golwala H, Xu H, DeVore AD, Matsouaka R, Pencina M, Kumbhani DJ, Hernandez AF, Bhatt DL, Heidenreich PA, Yancy CW, de Lemos JA, Fonarow GC JACC Heart Fail 2016 Dec 4 12 935-946
Use of Pulmonary Artery Catheterization in US Patients With Heart Failure, 2001-2012.
Pandey A, Khera R, Kumar N, Golwala H, Girotra S, Fonarow GC JAMA Intern Med 2016 Jan 176 1 129-32
Dose Response Relationship Between Physical Activity and Risk of Heart Failure: A Meta-Analysis.
Pandey A, Garg S, Khunger M, Darden D, Ayers C, Kumbhani DJ, Mayo HG, de Lemos JA, Berry JD Circulation 2015 Oct
Metabolic Effects of Exercise Training Among Fitness Nonresponsive Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: The HART-D Study.
Pandey A, Swift DL, McGuire DK, Ayers CR, Neeland IJ, Blair SN, Johannsen N, Earnest CP, Berry JD, Church TS Diabetes Care 2015 Jun

Honors & Awards

  • Award for Excellence in Research Addressing Cardiovascular Health Equity
    American Heart Association (2018)
  • Clinical Scholar Award
    Texas Health Resources (2017)
  • Northwestern Cardiovascular Young Investigators Forum Award for Clinical Research
  • Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Young Investigator Award
    American Heart Association (2016)
  • Jay D. Coffman Early Career Investigator Award
    American Heart Association (2015)
  • Get With The Guidelines - HF Young Investigator Research Grant Award
    American Heart Association (2014)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Cardiology (2014)
  • American Heart Association (2018)