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photo Krishna V. Tummalapalli, MD


Clinical Instructor of Medicine

Email: TummKV@UPMC.EDU

Phone: 412-621-1500

Office: UPMC HVI, Shadyside Medical Bldg
5200 Center Avenue, Suite 514
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-621-1500
E-mail: TummKV@UPMC.EDU
Education and Training
MD, Kurnool Medical College/Clinic, Kurnool India
Residency, Cook County Hospital, Chicago IL
Residency, VA Chicago Health Care System
Fellowship, UPMC Heart and Vascular Center, Pittsburgh PA
Research Interest
Benefits of the trans-radial approach for cardiac catheterization

Biodegradable stents

Covered stents

Participated in National SAFE-PCI in Women Trial
Clinical Interest
Trans-radial approach in cardiac catheterization and percutaneous coronary intervention. Interventional Cardiology

Preventive aspect of Cardiovascular Diseases
Educational Interest
Instructor in trans-radial approach in cardiac catheterization and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures for interventional physicians who desire to learn this technique. Teaching residents and medical students

Involved in organizing yearly interventional cardiology symposium at Shadyside Hospital
Notable Achievements
Inserted 1st Coronary Stent at Shadyside Hospital, also 1st in the city of Pittsburgh., 1991