Kiran Pandey, MBBS

Kiran Pandey, MBBS
  • Practicing Specialty: Cardiology
  • Doctor
  • Secondary Language: Hindi
  • Female

As a child, I wanted to help people, and I thought the best way was to be there with them. As a medical student, I saw a patient die of a heart attack right in front of me, and I knew cardiology was a field where I could make a difference in patients' lives. Heart disease is the number one killer in the country, and if I can contribute to lowering that number, that would be the most direct service to humanity possible.

I grew up in India and have spent the last 20 years in the U.S. Now that I work at Regions Hospital, serving a wide spectrum of patients across cultures, languages and beliefs, my own background and experiences help me treat those patients with compassion, understanding and even a good sense of humor. Women have traditionally been underrepresented in cardiology, and my perspective as a woman also helps me to connect with a variety of patients in a non-threatening way.

I want my patients to know that we are a team. My priority is to help them achieve optimal health, not just to fix a heart problem. I don't just tell my patients what to do; I invite them to play an active role, and I hear them out, accepting their cultural practices and considering traditional and non-traditional therapies. For my women patients, I want them to be assured that I will listen attentively and not just ignore atypical symptoms or presentations that are different from men.

In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, reading, volunteering, especially at my children's school, and learning to ski.

I am a member of the America College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association.

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Credentials

  • Medical School: Lady Hardinge Medical College- India 1993
  • Internship in Internal Medicine: SUNY Health Sciences Center at Brooklyn 1998
  • Residency in Internal Medicine: Stony Brook University Hospital 2000
  • Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease: SUNY Stony Brook University Hospital 2003
  • Certification: Am Bd of Internal Medicine-Cardiovascular Disease