Ana Kadkhodayan, MD
- Practicing Specialty: Cardiology
I chose to go into the field of cardiology because I liked it and probably before I realized how important it was. Heart disease prematurely takes more lives than any other medical condition. Thus, our impact is particularly large. Most heart disease is preventable, and even after disease development, modifiable. It is this fact that keeps me talking with my patients. As physicians, we have a shared responsibility to decrease the burden of cardiovascular disease by addressing cardiac risk factors before disease development.
Through my training, I have learned to treasure the special privilege of entering my patient's lives at a time they might be most vulnerable. When the complexities of medical delivery in today's society complicate care, this special privilege continues to guide me and allows me to put my patients first. Understanding a patient's perspective and wishes is critical to being able to effectively counsel and choose appropriate management/treatment options.
I enjoy taking care of patients with a range of cardiac conditions, both in the clinic and hospital. I also have a focus in echocardiography and nuclear cardiology.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, biking, art, movies, and listening to music.
I am a member of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA).
- Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine 2010
- Residency in Internal Medicine: Washington University B-JH/SLCH 2013
- Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease: Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education 2017
- Certification: Am Bd of Internal Medicine
- Certification: Am Bd of Internal Medicine-Cardiovascular Disease