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Dr. Ajit Bhagwat heads the department of Cardiology at the Kamalnayan Bajaj Hospital in Aurangabad, Maharashtra in India.

The only American Board Certified interventional cardiologist in the state of Maharashtra, Dr. Bhagwat completed his MBBS graduation from Government medical college, Aurangabad in 1982 by topping at all the university examinations and scoring highest number of marks in every subject at all MBBS examinations. He did his MD (Medicine) examination in 1986 with gold medal.

To top it all, he won the prestigious Ivan Pinto gold medal at DM cardiology examination from Mumbai university in 1990. After working as a lecturer in Cardiology at the division of cardiology at TN Medical college & BYL Nair hospital, Mumbai for two years, he moved to the US in 1992 where he completed his residency & fellowship in cardiology from the famous University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio.

After obtaining the American Board Certification in Cardiology, he returned to India in 1998 and decided to settle down in Aurangabad, his hometown, which is a medium sized rapidly growing city about 250 km from Mumbai. He established the first cardiac cath lab in the region at the Kamalnayan Bajaj hospital in 1998. Today this institution has grown under his leadership & has become the busiest & the highest volume cardiac center in this area with state of the art facilities & the equipment.
 
 

 FELLOWSHIPS...
  1987 - 1990 Fellow in Cardiology, BYL Nair Hospital & TN Medical College,
Bombay, India (D.M. Cardiology)
  7/94 - 6/96 Fellow in Cardiology, University of Cincinnati Hospital,
Cincinnati, OH, USA
  7/96 - 6/97 Chief Fellow in Cardiology, University of Cincinnati Hospital,
Cincinnati, OH, USA
 
 CERTIFICATIONS...
  1992 FMGEMS (# 0-391-520-4)
  1993 FLEX
  1994 Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
  1997 Diplomate, American Board of Cardiology (Recertified in 2007)
 
 ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS...
  1990 - 1992 Assistant Professor of Cardiology, BYL Nair Hospital & TN
Medical College, Bombay, India.
  2008 - Till Date Honorary Cardiologist, Government Medical College, Aurangabad
 
 PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES...
  1989 Member, Association of Physicians of India (API)
  1990 Member, Cardiological Society of India (CSI)
  1994 Member, American Medical Association
  1997 Fellow, American College of Cardiology(ACC)
  2001 Fellow, Indian Society of Electrocardiology (ISE)
  2003 Member, Asia Pacific Society of Interventional Cardiology (APSI)
  2007 Fellow, Cardiological Society of India (CSI)
  2007 Life Member, Indian Medical Association (IMA)
  2008 Fellow, Society of Cardiac Angiography & Catheterization (SCAI)
 
 LICENSURES :
  Current Ohio State Medical Lincence (No. 67822)
  Current Indian State Medical Lincence (No.01042965)
 
 GRANTS & GOLD MEDALS...
  1996 - 97 “Effect of prevention and regression of pressure overload left ventricular hypertrophy on myocardial function and sarcoplasmic reticular proteins”. Post-doctoral fellowship grant offered by American Heart Association (# SW-96-04-F), $ 30,000. Principal Investigator.
  1980 NCIDC Gold Medal in Pathology and Microbiology, II MBBS, Marathwada University, India
  1983 Dr. C. L. Zaveri Gold Medal in Obstetrics and Gynecology, III MBBS, Marathwada University, India
  1990 Ivan Pinto Gold Medal at DM Cardiology, University of Bombay, India.
 
 PRIZES & AWARDS...
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Honours (Distinction) in Anatomy, I MBBS, University of Nagpur.
First in the University, I MBBS, University of Nagpur.
S.M. Darak prize, First in the University, II MBBS, Marathwada University.
First in Pharmacology, II MBBS, Marathwada University.
Honours (Distinction) in Pathology & Microbiology, II MBBS, Marathwada University.
Prabha Kishor Khose Prize, First in III MBBS, Marathwada University.
Krishnabai Bhogaonkar Prize, First in III MBBS, Marathwada University.
Pravin Porwal Prize, First in Medicine & Pediatrics, III MBBS, Marathwada University.
Dr.G.S. Jaiswal Prize, First in Preventive & Social Medicine (Community Medicine), III MBBS, Marathwada University.
Smt Saraswati Kosalge Prize, First in Obstetrics & Gynecology, III MBBS, Marathwada University.
Ramesh Digambar Mannikar Prize, First in University, MD:Internal Medicine, Marathwada University.
 
 PUBLICATIONS...
 

Bhagwat AR, Patil RB, Loya YS, Sharma S: Subaortic aneurysm in infective
  endocarditis
. Am Heart J 122:588;1991.

Bhagwat AR, Loya YS, Sharma S: Pulmonary hypertension following pulmonary
  balloon valvuloplasty
. Am Heart J 123:1397;1992

Sharma S, Bhagwat AR, Loya YS: Balloon dilatation in discrete subaortic stenosis:
  early and intermediate results
. J Interventional Cardiol 14:105;1991

Loya YS, Pinto RJ, Desai DM, Usha S; Bhagwat AR, Sharma S: Selective coronary
  angiography by antegrade venous route in congenital cyanotic heart disease
. Cathet
  cardiovasc Diagnosis 28:179;1993

Bhagwat AR, Melecca M, Hoit BD: Spontaneous echo contrast in a large atrial septal
  aneurysm
. Am Heart J 130:193;1995

Bhagwat AR, Hoit BD: Diagnosis of retrograde ventriculoatrial conduction by left
  atrial appandage Doppler flow analysis
PACE 19:1257-1259;1996

Bhagwat AR: Dobutamine echocardiography. Circulation 92:1352-53;1995

Bhagwat AR, Hoit BD: Resperitory variation in carotid artery flow in cardiac
  tamponade
Am Heart J 132:1068-70;1996

Bhagwat AR, Maze SS: Atrial septal defect: Increase in left to right shunt after
  myocardial infarctio
n. Am Heart J 132:1308-09; 1996

Pinto RJ, Loya Y, Bhagwat AR, Sharma S: Balloon dilatation in supravalvular aortic
  stenosis: A report of 2 cases
. Int J Cardiol 45:179-181;1994

Bhagwat AR, Bhat G, Hoit BD: Cardiac transplantation for tumors: A case of
  malignant fibrous histiocytoma and review of literature
. J Heart Lung Transplant.

Bhagwat AR, Market M, Abdalla I: Dissimilar atrial rhythm with intraatrial
  dissociation: A case report
. PACE 20 (I): 1363-64; 1997

Bhagwat AR, Khoury S, Runyon JP: Treatment of radiation induced unprotected left
  main ostial stenosis with palmaz-Schatz stent.
Cath Cardiovasc Diagn

Pinto RJ, Bhagwat AR, Loya YS, Sharma S: Spectrum of aortopulmonary septal
  defects in Indian patients
. Cardiology in Young 4: 142-145, 1994

Amarapurkar DN, Bhagwat AR, Loya YS, Sharma S, Desai HG: Thrombotic obstruction
  of inferior vena cava treated with prolonged streptokinase infusion and balloon
  dilatation
Indian J Gastroentrerol 10:144,1991

Amrapurkar DN, Bhagwat AR, Loya, YS, Sharma S, Desai HG: Budd-Chiari syndrome
  due to inferior vena cava obstruction with special reference to nonsurgical
  management
. Nat Med J Ind

Sharma S, Bhagwat AR, Loya YS, Early and intermediate term results of balloon
  dilatation in coarctation of aorta
. J asso Phy India 39:333;1990

Bhagwat AR, Shah KD, Sharma S: Valsalva maneuver. J Asso Phys India
  38:221:1990.

Chandalia MS, Vanjani CV, Bhagwat AR, Sharma S, Joshi VR: Cardiac involvement in
  systemic sclerosis
J Asso Phys India 41:635;1993

Bhagwat AR: Thrombolysis in myocardial infarction: for whom? J Asso Phys India
  39:333;1990

Gupta KG, Bhagwat AR. Sharma S: Clinical and hemodynamic profile calcific mitral
  valve disease.
Indian Heart J 42:407-10;1990

Gupta KG, Loya YS, Bhagwat AR, Sharma S: Clinical and angiographic profile of
  coronary artery disease in valvular heart disease.
Indian Heart J 42:357-59;1990

Pinto RJ, Bhagwat AR, Loya YS Sharma S: Coronary artery disease in premenopausal
  Indian women: Risk factors and angiographic profile.
Indian Heart J 44:99:1992

Sharma S, Bhagwat AR, Loya YS, Desai DM: Left ventricular aneurysm following
  surgical mitral commisurotomy: Implications for balloon valvotomy.
Indian Heart J
  45:277:1993
 

 BOOKS/CHAPTERS :
  Bhagwat AR, Farrar MW Response of Left Ventricular function to Drug Intervention. In
  Gerson MC(ed): Cardiac Nuclear Medicine, ed 3. New York, McGraw-Hill, 427-
  459, 1996.

Bhagwat AR, Engel PJ: Pregnancy and Heart Disease. Medical Clinics of North America
  Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Co. 13, 163-178, 1995
 
 ABSTRACTS :
  Bhagwat AR, Loya YS, Sharma S: Early & followup (6 months to 2 years) results of
  balloon dilatation in discrete subaortic membrane.
Indian Heart J 41:383;1989

Loya YS, Bhagwat AR, Sharma S: Balloon mitral valvotomy (BMV): Improvement in
  safety & efficacy by using new pigtail balloons.
Indian Heart J 41:396;1989

Sharma S, Loya YS, Usha S, Bhagwat AR: Percutaneous transluminal peripheral
  atherectomy-a new technique.
Indian Heart J 41:422; 1989

Bhagwat AR, Loya YS, Daxini BV, Patki NS, Sharma S: Pulmonary balloon valvotomy:
  followup results in 82 cases.
Indian Heart J 42:211; 1990

Gupta KG, Bhagwat AR, Loya YS, Daxini BV, Sharma S: Balloon angioplasty for native
  coarctation of aorta. Early and intermediate term results.
Indian Heart J
  42:211;1990

Loya YS, Daxini BV, Bhagwat AR, Gupta KG, Sharma S: Balloon mitral valvotomy.
  Experience in first 110 cases.
Indian Heart J 42:211;1990.

Loya YS, Gupta KG, Daxini BV, Bhagwat AR, Sharma S: Precutaneous balloon
  membranotomy combined with prolonged streptokinase infusion for management of
  inferior vena cava obstruction.
Indian Heart J 42:210;1990

Sharma S, Loya YS, Daxini BV, Bhagwat AR, Gupta KG, Newer strategies in
  management of chronic total vascular blocks. Role of prolonged thrombolysis,
  angioplasty and atherectomy.
Indian Heart J 42:210;1990

Bhagwat AR, Loya YS, Daxini BV, Gupta KG, Sharma S: Isolated disease of diagonal
  and obtuse marginal arteries: a subset to reckon with.
Indian Heart J 42:275;1990

Gupta KG, Patki NS, Usha S, Bhagwat AR, Sharma S: A profile of aneurysms following
  cardiac surgery.
Indian Heart J 42:287;1990

Loya YS, Daxini BV, Bhagwat AR, Sharma S: Balloon mitral valvotomy (BMV):
  Experience with double balloon technique
. J Asso Phys India 38:61;1990

Sharma S, Loya YS, Bhagwat AR, Soneji SL: Balloon angioplasty for treatment of
  coarctation of aorta.
J Asso Phys India 38:60;1990

Pinto RJ, Loya YS, Bhagwat AR, Sharma S: Pulmonary balloon valvotomy: Results of
  first 115 cases.
Indian Heart J 43:316;1991

Loya YS, Pinto RJ, Bhagwat AR, Patki NS, Sharma S: Balloon mitral valvotomy in
  patients with high echo score.
Indian Heart J 43:207;1991

Loya YS, Usha S, Bhagwat AR, Sharma S: Selective coronary angiography via
  antergrade venous route.
Indian Heart J 43:217;1991

Desai DM, Pinto RJ, Bhagwat AR, Sharma S: Balloon catheter interventions in
  pediatric patients.
Indian Heart J 43:230;1991

Loya YS, Bhagwat AR, Pinto RJ Desai DM, Sharma S: Balloon mitral valvotomy in 240
  consecutive cases.
Indian Heart J 43:281;1991

Pinto RJ, Patki NS, Bhagwat AR, Loya YS, Sharma S: Comparison of single versus
  double balloon aortic valvotomy.
Indian Heart J 43:281;1991

Desai DM, Loya YS, Bhagwat AR, Sharma S: Role of computed tomography in cardiac
  diagnosis
. Indian Heart J 43:282;1991

Sharma S, Loya YS, Bhagwat AR, Pinto RJ, Balloon mitral valvotomy in high surgical
  risk patients.
Indian Heart J 43:282;1991

Loya YS, Bhagwat AR, Pinto RJ Desai DM, Sharma S: Balloon mitral valvotomy in 240
  cases: Early results and 3 years followup
. J Asso Phys India 39:807;1991

Sharma S, Loya YS, Bhagwat AR, Multivalve balloon dilatation in rheumatic heart
  disease. The 10th Asian-Pacific congress of Cardiology, Seoul, 1991.
Abstract issue:
  OC 39-2, 92; 1992

Bhagwat AR. Loya YS, Sharma S: Balloon mitral valvotomy: An experience of 170
  cases. The 10th Asian-Pacific congress of Cardiology, Seoul, 1991.
Abstract issue:
  OC 39-2, 92; 1992

Bhagwat AR, Loya YS, Sharma S: Pulmonary balloon valvotomy: Results in first 100
  cases. The 10th Asian-Pacific congress of cardiology, Seoul, 1991.
Abstract issue:
  OC 51-5, 120; 1992

Bhagwat AR, Ball NA, Periasamy M, Walsh RA: Effects of angiotensin converting
  enzyme on left ventricular hypertrophy and calcium cycling proteins.
The 70th AHA
  meeting in Orlando, Florida in November 1997.
 
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