Pranav M. Patel, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Chief of Cardiology
Department of Medicine
University of California, Irvine
California, 92868-4080, USA


Dr. Patel is currently the interim Chief of the Division of Cardiology at the University of California, Irvine. He has also been appointed as the Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Director of the CCU and the Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine. He is also served in the past as the Associate Director of the Cardiovascular Medicine and Interventional Cardiology fellowship programs at UC, Irvine.
Dr. Patel is Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in the fields of Internal Medicine (2003) and Cardiovascular Disease (2006) and Interventional Cardiology (2007). He received his medical degree from the St. Louis University, School of Medicine (1999); his degree was conferred with distinction in research.
Dr. Patel performed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Case Western Reserve University/ University Hospitals of Cleveland (1999-2002). From 2002-2006 he completed his General Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology fellowships at the Brown University, School of Medicine in Providence, Rhode Island. He then received further advanced training as a clinical and research at the Harvard’s Massachusetts General Hospital, before joining the faculty at UC, Irvine. He presented at national and international cardiology meetings. He has published articles in peer-reviewed medical journals and has authored multiple chapters in medical textbooks.

Research Interest

His clinical and research interests lie in the field of OCT/IVUS imaging, coronary artery disease, preventive medicine, interventional cardiology, peripheral vascular disease, medical education, clinical practice, quality care and outcomes.

Scientific Activities

• 1987-1990 Dean’s Academic Honor List.
• 1990 Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society Psi Chapter.
• 1997 American College of Physicians Award:Excellence in Physical Diagnosis.
• 1999 Doctor of Medicine with Distinction in Research Award.
• 2004 Brown Medical School Dean’s Award for Excellency in Teaching.
• 2010 Outstanding Role Model in Cardiology, University of California, Irvine.
• 2011 Outstanding Volunteer Teacher of the Year 2010-2011. Awarded by the Department of Family Medicine.
• 2012 Outstanding Role Model in Cardiology, University of California, Irvine.
• 2012 UC Irvine Internal Medicine Residency Faculty Development Committee Recognition: Rated top 20 percentage of all faculty members for teaching performance.


1. Taveira TH, Martin OJ, Petropoulos PN, Patel PM, Sharma SC, Wu WC. Effectiveness of interdisciplinary cardiovascular risk reduction clinic for patients with coronary artery disease or diabetes. Circulation. 2003; 107(19): e131, p4.
2. Patel PM, Wu WC, Cheng J, Martin OJ, Taveira TH, Sharma SC. Pattern of care for outpatients with coronary artery disease in a Veterans Administration hospital. Circulation. 2004; 109(20): e231, p184.
3. Martin OJ, Wu WC, Schleinitz MD, et al. Effectiveness of pharmacist-coordinated care on reducing multiple cardiovascular risk factors. Circulation. 2004; 109(7): e71, p203.
4. Patel PM, Wu WC. The Electrocardiogram in the Primary Care Office. Primary Care Clinics in Office Practice. 2005; 32(4): 901-930.
5. Sebastian CC, Wu WC, Shafer M, Choudhary G, Patel PM. Pneumopericardium and pneumothorax after permanent pacemaker implantation. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology. 2005; 28(5): 466-468.
6. Patel PM, Mamdani ST, Rosenfield K. Current challenges of renal artery stenosis: an illustrative case detailing difficult renal artery cannulation and angioplasty. Endovascular Today. 2007(6): 45-48.
7. Patel PM, Eisenberg J, Islam MA, Maree AO, Rosenfield KA. Percutaneous revascularization of persistant renal artery in-stent restenosis. Vascular Medicine. 2009; 14: 259-264. doi: 10.1177/1358863X08100386.
8. Islam MA, Rosenfield K, Maree AO, Patel PM, Jaff MR. Percutaneous revascularization of occluded renal arteries in the setting of acute renal failure. Vasc Med. 2009; 14 365-369. doi: 10.1177/1358863X09103200.
9. Salazar M, Kern MJ, Patel PM. Exact deployment of stents in ostial renal artery stenosis using the stent tail wire or Szabo technique. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2009; 74(6): 946-50.
10. Mak GS, Kern MJ, Patel PM. Influence of obstructive sleep apnea and treatment with continuous positive airway pressure on fractional flow reserve measurements for coronary lesion assessment. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2010; 75(2): 207-13. doi: 10.1002/ccd.22207.
11. Islam AM, Patel P. Preventing serious sequelae after an acute coronary syndrome: the consequences of thrombosis versus bleeding with antiplatelet therapy. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol. 2010; 55(6): 585-594. doi: 10.1097/FJC.0b013e3181d9f81f.
12. Seto AH, Abu-Fadel MS, Sparling JM, et al. Real-Time ultrasound guidance facilitates femoral arterial access and reduces vascular complications: FAUST (Femoral Arterial Access with Ultrasound Trial). JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2010; 3: 751-758. doi: 10.1016/j.jcin.2010.04.015.
13. Edris A, Patel PM, Kern MJ. Early recognition of catheter-induced left main coronary artery vasospasm: Implications for revascularization. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2010; 76; 304-307. doi: 10.1002/ccd.22462.
14. Siddiqi N, Seto A, Patel PM. Transcatheter closure of a mechanical perivalvular leak using real-time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography guidance. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2011; 78(2): 333-5. doi: 10.1002/ccd.23162.
15. Edris A, Patel PM, Krishnam MS, Sengupta PP. Intramyocardial Hemorrhage after Percutanous Coronary Intervention. Echocardiography. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01546.x.
16. Siddiqi N, Kern, MJ, Patel PM. Asymmetric Focal Pericardial Thickening Causing Physiologically Significant Constrictive Pericarditis. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2012; 79: 809–811. doi: 10.1002/ccd.23079.
17. Zynda TK, Thompson CD, Hoang KC, et al. Disparity between angiographic coronary lesion complexity and lipid core plaques assessed by near infrared spectroscopy. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2012; doi: 10.1002/ccd.24470.
18. Patel PM, Kern MJ. Moving Renal Embolic Protection Forward. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2012; 79: 437–438. doi: 10.1002/ccd.24313.
19. Patel PM, Chen Z. When the doctor needs an engineer to be the matchmaker. EuroIntervention. 2012; 8: 19-23. doi: 10.4244/EIJV8I1A3.
20. PM Patel and MJ Kern. Mastering Transradial Techniques: Essential Skills for Complex Endovascular Peripheral Artery Intervention. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions. 2012; 79: 1199–1200. doi: 10.1002/ccd.24456.
21. PM Patel and MJ Kern. Transradial Cardiac Catheterization: The Unfreeze-Change Theory. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions. 2012; 80: 258–259. doi: 10.1002/ccd.24530.
22. MoharDS, Kim JK, Patel PM. Unique Morphological Variations of Transient Midventricular Syndrome: A Case Series-Review. Echocardiography. 2012; 29(9): 1132-1138. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2012.01779.x.
23. Patel PM, Kem MJ. Intravascular imaging: when two images are better than one. Catheter Cardiovassc Interv. 2013; 81(3): 508-9. doi: 10.1002/ccd.24819.
24. Dhoot J, Tariq S, Erande A, Amin A, Patel P, Malik S. Effect of morbid obesity on in-hospital mortality and coronary revascularization outcomes after acute myocardial infarction in the United States. Am J cardiol. 2013; 111(8): 1104-10. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2012.12.033.
25. Li J, Ma T, Jing J, et al. Miniature optical coherence tomography-ultrasound probe for automatically co-registered three-dimensional intracoronary imaging with real-time display. J Biomed Opt. 18(10): 100502. doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.18.10.100502.
26. Yin Z, Li X, Jing J, et al. Novel miniature optical coherence tomography (OCT) – ultrasound (US) probe and integrated imaging system. Journal of Biomedical Optics. 2011; 16(6). doi: 10.1117/1.3589097.
27. Xiang L, Jiawen L, Joe J, et al. Integrated IVUS-OCT catheter for in vivo intravascular imaging. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. International Ultrasonic Symposium Proceedings. 2012; 1564-1567.
28. Li X, Li J, Jing J, et al. Integrated IVUS-OCT Imaging for Atherosclerotic Palgue Characterization. Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics. IEEE Journal. 2013; 20(2): 7100-7108..
29. Li J, Ma T, Jing J, et al. Miniature optical coherence tomography-ultrasound probe for automatically coregistered three-dimensional intracoronary imaging with real-time display. J Biomed Opt 2013; 18(10): 100502. doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.18.10.100502.
30. Li J, Li X, Mohar D, et al. Integrated IVUS-OCT for Real-Time Imaging of Coronary Atheroscierosis. J Am Coll Cardiol Img. 2014; 7(1): 101-103. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2013.07.012.
31. Patel PM. Patient Quality Measures: The Necessary Paradigm Shifts in Medicine. Heart Res Open J. 2014;1(1): e1-e2. doi: 10.17140/HROJ-1-e001