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Amar Krishnaswamy, MD

216.636.2824

Amar Krishnaswamy, MD
Department: Cardiovascular Medicine
Associate Staff
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code J2-3
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.636.2824
WorkFax:216.445.6153
Surgeon:
No
Treats:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Amar Krishnaswamy, MD, is an Interventional Cardiologist in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine. He is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiology, and interventional cardiology. As an interventional cardiologist, Dr. Krishnaswamy has a special interest in complex coronary interventions, structural heart disease interventions including valve repair and replacement, and carotid and peripheral interventions. He also attends in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit.

Dr. Krishnaswamy was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. He completed his undergraduate degree at Colgate University, graduating Magna Cum Laude with majors in Molecular Biology and in Economics. He completed his medical degree at Yale University School of Medicine, where he was awarded a grant to spend an extra year studying the vascular biology of transplantation. He went on to complete his Internal Medicine residency in the Osler Training Program at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was honored with the opportunity to serve as Assistant Chief of Service (Chief Resident) upon completion of his training. He then went on to complete both General Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology fellowships at Cleveland Clinic, where he was invited to join the staff upon completion of his training.

Dr Krishnaswamy's research interests concentrate on multimodality imaging, percutaneous valve therapies, and coronary artery disease. He has authored and co-authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and textbook chapters relating to his areas of clinical interest.

Professional Highlights

Associate Program Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Interventional Cardiology
Cleveland, OH USA
2012
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiovascular Disease
Cleveland, OH USA
2010
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiovascular Disease
Cleveland, OH USA
2007
Residency - Johns Hopkins Hospital
Medicine
Baltimore, MD USA
2006
Internship - Johns Hopkins Hospital
Medicine
Baltimore, MD USA
2004
Medical School - Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT
2003
Undergraduate - Colgate University
Hamilton, NY USA
1998

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine- Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine- Interventional Cardiology

Specialty Interests

Percutaneous coronary intervention, Carotid artery stenting, Lower extremity angioplasty and stenting, Transcatheter aortic valve replacement, Balloon aortic valvuloplasty, Percutaneous mitral valve repair, Paravalvular leak closure, Atrial septal defect closure, Patent foramen ovale closure, Alcohol septal ablation

Treatment & Services

  • Abnormal Stress Test
  • Angioplasty
  • Asd Closure
  • Atherectomy
  • Atherectomy For Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Balloon Mitral Valvotomy
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Coronary Artery Atherectomy
  • Coronary Balloon Angioplasty (PTCA)
  • Coronary Intervention
  • Drug Eluting Stenting
  • FFR determination
  • High Risk Valve Disease Patients
  • Iliac Stenting
  • Intervention Section
  • Intra-aortic Balloon Pumping
  • Lower Extremity Angioplasty
  • Mechanical Assist Devices
  • Optical Coherence Tomography
  • Percutaneous Closure of Paravalve Leak
  • Percutaneous Interventions For Aortopulmonary Collaterals
  • Percutaneous Interventions For Atrial Septal Defect
  • Percutaneous Interventions For Patent Foramen Ovale
  • Percutaneous Interventions For Pulmonary Av Malformations
  • Percutaneous Valve Repair and Replacement
  • Percutaneous Valve Treatment
  • Percutaneous VSD closure
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Peripheral Vascular Interventions - Non Carotid
  • PFO Closure
  • Renal Angioplasty
  • Renal Artery Stenting
  • Rheolytic Thrombectomy
  • Rotational Atherectomy
  • Stents

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

Industry Relationships

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As of 5/5/2014, Dr. Krishnaswamy has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Languages Spoken

  • English