Dr. Ajay J. Kirtane, MD, SM, is Associate Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and Chief Academic Officer of the Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy.. Dr. Kirtane is a practicing Cardiologist with an interest in coronary and peripheral intervention. In addition to his clinical commitments at CUMC, Dr. Kirtane has a strong interest in clinical education, serving as Director of the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Training Program and Director of Catheterization Laboratory Quality at CUMC/New York-Presbyterian Hospital. On the national and international level, he is a co-director of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation’s Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics meeting, has served as a director of several regional, national, and international educational meetings, and has participated on the program committees for the scientific sessions of both the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association. On the research front, Dr. Kirtane’s interests are in clinical trial methodology and outcomes of device-based and pharmacologic interventions in Interventional Cardiology. He has authored/co-authored >100 original manuscripts and >40 reviews and chapters including the “Coronary Stenting” chapters of the two most widely used textbooks in Interventional Cardiology. He serves on the steering committees of several large-scale clinical trials in cardiovascular medicine.

Dr. Kirtane is a graduate of Princeton University and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and was an Intern, Resident, and Chief Medical Resident at the University of California – San Francisco. He completed clinical and research fellowships in Cardiovascular Disease and Coronary and Peripheral Vascular Intervention at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center / Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA and has a Masters of Science in Clinical Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health