Gaurav Dhar, M.D., Joins UAMS Health as Director of Interventional Cardiology

By Linda Satter

As the director of interventional cardiology, a subspecialty of cardiology, Dhar diagnoses and treats conditions and diseases of the heart and blood vessels using nonsurgical, catheter-based procedures and specialized imaging techniques.

“We were very fortunate to recruit Dr. Dhar, a nationally recognized expert in structural heart disease, to initiate our program at UAMS Health,” said John P. Mounsey, M.D., director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine within the UAMS College of Medicine’s Department of Internal Medicine.

“Under his guidance, we have begun left atrial occlusion procedures to prevent strokes in patients with atrial fibrillation who can’t take anticoagulants. We have also begun to perform aortic and mitral valve operations through catheters inserted into blood vessels,” Mounsey said. “Formerly, these procedures would have required open heart surgery. I am very excited that we can now offer these state-of-the-art surgeries to our patients at UAMS.”

Dhar comes to Arkansas from Michigan State University in East Lansing, where he was a professor of medicine and was named Teacher of the Year three times. He was also the medical director of the Structural Cardiac Interventional Program for the Sparrow Healthcare System in Lansing, as well as the associate program director for the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program at Michigan State.

Previously, he was an assistant professor of medicine at Wayne State University in Detroit.

In Chicago, he was a fellow in interventional cardiology at the University of Chicago Medical Center and in cardiology at the Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. He completed his residency at the University of Chicago/Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital, following medical school in India.

To make an appointment with Dhar, please call (501) 686-5311.


UAMS is the state's only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; hospital; a main campus in Little Rock; a Northwest Arkansas regional campus in Fayetteville; a statewide network of regional campuses; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Translational Research Institute and Institute for Digital Health & Innovation. UAMS includes UAMS Health, a statewide health system that encompasses all of UAMS' clinical enterprise including its hospital, regional clinics and clinics it operates or staffs in cooperation with other providers. UAMS is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. U.S. News & World Report named UAMS Medical Center the state's Best Hospital; ranked its ear, nose and throat program among the top 50 nationwide; and named six areas as high performing — COPD, colon cancer surgery, heart failure, hip replacement, knee replacement and lung cancer surgery. UAMS has 2,876 students, 898 medical residents and four dental residents. It is the state's largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses, Arkansas Children's Hospital, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.

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