I see one of my roles as being a translator between the medical evidence and my patients, to help them make better-informed decisions about their treatment.
Originally from Boston, Dr. Das holds a bachelor's degree with honors in chemistry from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. He earned his medical degree at Allegheny University of the Health Sciences in Philadelphia. He completed internal medicine residency training at the University of North Carolina Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in preventative medicine. He then completed a fellowship in cardiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He also holds a master's in public health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. he then went on to earn a master's in business administration in healthcare organization leadership from the University of Texas at Dallas.
Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in cardiovascular disease, Dr. Das joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2007. He is currently the Medical Director for Acute Coronary Care at Parkland Health & Hospital System and the Division Director for Quality and Value in Cardiology at UT Southwestern.
At UT Southwestern, Dr. Das is part of the Clinical Care Learning Group. He is also on several committees at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He is a fellow of the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology.
Dr. Das' research interests include general cardiology, obesity, and veterans' heart care. His work has been published in the Dallas Heart Study as well as numerous other peer-reviewed publications.
- Medical School
- Hahnemann University Hospital (1998), Internal Medicine
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine (2001), Internal Medicine
- Other Post Graduate Training
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine (2003)
- Graduate School
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine (2003), Public Health
- UT Southwestern Medical Center (2008), Cardiology
- Acute coronary syndromes
- Health disparities
- Obesity and cardiovascular disease
- Quality of care and outcomes research
- Impact of body weight and extreme obesity on the presentation, treatment, and in-hospital outcomes of 50,149 patients with ST-Segment elevation myocardial infarction results from the NCDR (National Cardiovascular Data Registry).
- Das SR, Alexander KP, Chen AY, Powell-Wiley TM, Diercks DB, Peterson ED, Roe MT, de Lemos JA J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 2011 Dec 58 25 2642-50
- Body size misperception: a novel determinant in the obesity epidemic.
- Powell TM, de Lemos JA, Banks K, Ayers CR, Rohatgi A, Khera A, McGuire DK, Berry JD, Albert MA, Vega GL, Grundy SM, Das SR Arch. Intern. Med. 2010 Oct 170 18 1695-7
- Increased cardiovascular risk associated with diabetes in Dallas County.
- Das SR, Vaeth PA, Stanek HG, de Lemos JA, Dobbins RL, McGuire DK Am. Heart J. 2006 May 151 5 1087-93
- Impact of body mass and body composition on circulating levels of natriuretic peptides: results from the Dallas Heart Study.
- Das SR, Drazner MH, Dries DL, Vega GL, Stanek HG, Abdullah SM, Canham RM, Chung AK, Leonard D, Wians FH, de Lemos JA Circulation 2005 Oct 112 14 2163-8
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)
- American College of Cardiology (2013)
- American College of Cardiology Value in Healthcare Initiative (2019)
- American Heart Association (2013)
- American Heart Association Taskforce on Performance Measures (2017)