Dr. Vivek Kumar is an exceptionally trained General and Interventional Cardiologist. He received his medical degree at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, PA as a member of the Charter Class, in 1997. He completed his Osteopathic Internship and Internal Medicine Residency at the Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh PA, then completed Fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases at the University of Pittsburgh, followed by completion of Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology (Coronary and Peripheral Vascular Interventions) at the Western Pennsylvania Hospital. Prior to medical school, he received his BS in Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh and MBA from Robert Morris University. Dr. Kumar is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, General Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, and Nuclear Cardiology, and participates in MOC in General, Nuclear and Interventional Cardiology. He has been recognized as a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and as a Fellow of the Society of Cardiac Angiography and Interventions. In addition, he sits on the Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Advisory board for Gilead Pharmaceuticals, which reviews cutting edge medical technologies for PAH. His particular fields of expertise and interest include (but are not limited to) high-risk coronary intervention, chronic total occlusion coronary intervention, peripheral vascular interventions, pulmonary hypertension and pacemaker implantation. Prior to relocating to the Sarasota / Bradenton Florida area, Dr. Kumar served as the Medical Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at UPMC Mercy in Pittsburgh, PA from 2005- 2006 and 2009-2016 and also as the Section Chair of Cardiology at the Butler Memorial Hospital in Butler, PA from 2015-2016. He now practices General and Interventional Cardiology at Heart Care Consultants, LLC in Lakewood Ranch, FL. Dr. Kumar has presented multiple lectures to varying audiences over his 16 years of Cardiology practice, and served as Co-Director of a Peripheral Vascular Intervention Course in 2006 through the Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. He has also given presentations regarding Heart and Vascular disease to both the general public and children. Prior to his medical career, he was elected Most Valuable Player twice and Co-Captain of the University of Pittsburgh Varsity Tennis Team. Dr. Kumar participated in multiple Pro-Am tournaments and played and taught tennis professionally. He is also a certified tennis teaching professional from the USPTR and held regional rankings in the Middle States Tennis Association. He is married and has two children. He and his whole family are avid golfers.
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