Dr. Kumbhani received his medical doctorate from the University of Mumbai with Honors. He completed a Masters in Science with a concentration in clinical epidemiology at Harvard University. His internship and residency in internal medicine were performed at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and his cardiovascular training was at Cleveland Clinic. He completed fellowships in interventional cardiology, advanced structural and endovascular interventions, as well as a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, where he was also Instructor in Medicine/Cardiology. Dr. Kumbhani brings to UTSW a strong background in advanced interventional cardiology techniques. His clinical practice specializes in transradial coronary interventions, transcatheter aortic valve implantation, peripheral vascular interventions and adult structural heart disease interventions.

Dr. Kumbhani is also an internationally recognized name in the field of outcomes-based and quality-of-care research. He has authored or co-authored more than 60 articles in medical journals such as JAMA, JACC and Circulation. He has received numerous grants for his research, including from the American Heart Association. He is an elected member of the American College of Epidemiology, the Sigma XiResearch Society and the Royal College of Physicians, UK. He currently serves on the Editorial Board of Cardiosource for the American College of Cardiology and the Get With the Guidelines Scientific Committee and Coronary Artery Disease clinical work group of the American Heart Association.


Medical School
University of Mumbai (2002)
Undergraduate School
Harvard School of Public Health (2003), Epidemiology
University of Pennsylvania Health System (2007), Internal Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Foundation (2010), Cardiovascular Disease
Brigham and Women's Hospital (2011), Interventional Cardiology
Brigham and Women's Hospital (2012), Cardiology

Research Interest

  • Application of large national databases to understand disparities in healthcare delivery
  • Cardiovascular outcomes research
  • Clinical trials
  • Vascular medicine


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Simple integer risk score to determine prognosis of patients with hypertension and chronic stable coronary artery disease.
Bavry AA, Kumbhani DJ, Gong Y, Handberg EM, Cooper-Dehoff RM, Pepine CJ J Am Heart Assoc 2013 2 4 e000205
Novel strategies for the diagnosis and treatment of arterial access perforations.
Kumbhani DJ, Brilakis ES Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2012 Nov 80 6 1033-4
Meta-analysis of transcatheter closure versus medical therapy for patent foramen ovale in prevention of recurrent neurological events after presumed paradoxical embolism.
Agarwal S, Bajaj NS, Kumbhani DJ, Tuzcu EM, Kapadia SR JACC Cardiovasc Interv 2012 Jul 5 7 777-89
Secondary prevention of stroke: can we do better than aspirin?
Kumbhani DJ, Bhatt DL Lancet Neurol 2010 Oct 9 10 942-3
Statin therapy and risk of developing type 2 diabetes: a meta-analysis.
Rajpathak SN, Kumbhani DJ, Crandall J, Barzilai N, Alderman M, Ridker PM Diabetes Care 2009 Oct 32 10 1924-9
Patients with diabetes mellitus undergoing cardiac surgery are at greater risk for developing intraoperative myocardial acidosis.
Kumbhani DJ, Healey NA, Thatte HS, Nawas S, Crittenden MD, Birjiniuk V, Treanor PR, Khuri SF J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 2007 Jun 133 6 1566-72


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Honors & Awards

  • Finalist
    Thomas J. Linnemeier Spirit of Interventional Cardiology Young Investigator Award, TCT (2013)
  • First place, Junior Faculty Research
    Northwestern Cardiovascular Young Investigators' Forum (2013)
  • Gregory Braden Memorial Fellow of the Year Award
    Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (2012)
  • Tomsich Award for Excellence in Research
    Cleveland Clinic (2010)
  • Young Investigator Award
    American Heart Association (2010)
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Scholar Award
    University of Pennsylvania (2007)
  • Jack B. Wallach Scholarship
    Harvard University (2002)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Royal College of Physicians, UK (2012)
  • Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (2010)
  • American Heart Association (2009)
  • American College of Epidemiology (2008)
  • American College of Physicians (2008)
  • American Mensa (2008)
  • Sigma Xi Research Society (2008)
  • American College of Cardiology (2007)