- He will additionally serve as a professor of medicine at the university’s Grossman School of Medicine.
Internationally renowned clinician-researcher Dr. Sunil Rao has been named director of interventional cardiology at NYU Langone Health and the director of NYU Langone’s Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. He will also serve as a professor of medicine at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. The Indian American physician has dedicated his career “to the advancement of interventional cardiology education, research, and clinical care,” according to a university press release. He joins NYU Langone from Duke University Medical Center, where he spent the last 26 years, most recently as section chief of cardiology at Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
“I’m excited for the opportunity to join and lead such an accomplished group of interventional cardiologists,” Rao said in the press release “There is a strong culture of innovation and patient-centeredness at NYU Langone, and with the dedication of our team I know we can make significant advancements in the field that will result in improved outcomes for our patients with cardiovascular disease.”
An alumnus of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, he completed his internal medicine residency at Duke University Medical Center. He went on to complete his cardiology and interventional fellowships also at Duke University Medical Center.
He has published more than 400 peer-reviewed articles and textbook chapters. He serves as editor-in-chief of “Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions” and is currently the president of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions. I
In addition to his clinical and academic accomplishments, he is a dedicated educator who has received numerous teaching and mentoring awards. His research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, the American College of Cardiology, the Veterans Affairs Health Administration, and the interventional industry.