Ashoka Nautiyal, MD, is a regional cardiologist in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine in the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute in Avon. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology and vascular medicine.
Dr. Nautiyal earned an MB, BS from Armed Forces Medical College, Poona, India, followed by an MD from the University of Delhi, New Delhi, India. His postgraduate training in India included a rotating internship at Civil Hospital, Thana; residencies in pediatrics and medicine at Willingdon Hospital in New Delhi; and a registrarship in cardiology at Pant Hospital, New Delhi. He completed three years of additional training as an intern and resident at Cook County Hospital, Chicago, Ill., in 1977.
Dr. Nautiyal served a two-year fellowship in cardiology follwed by a one year associate staff position at the Cleveland Clinic Dept of Cardiology. After completing it in 1980, he accepted an appointment as assistant professor of medicine and cardiology at the University of Wisconsin Hospital, Madison, Wis., and as an assistant professor of medicine in the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine.
From 1983 through 2002, Dr. Nautiyal was with Rockford Cardiology Associates, Rockford, Ill. and director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory at Swedish American Hospital in Rockford. He also held an appointment as a clinical instructor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford.
From 2002 through 2004 he was an interventional cardiologist on the staff of Southwest Heart Center, Tucson, Ariz., followed by an appointment as the director of peripheral vascular interventions at Dixie Regional Medical Center, St. George, Utah. Dr. Nautiyal was appointed to the Cleveland Clinic regional medical staff in 2006.
During his long and distinguished career, Dr. Nautiyal has introduced many new procedures at the hospitals with which he has been associated. At Swedish American Hospital his accomplishments include starting numerous clinical programs such as aortic and mitral balloon valvuloplasty, transluminal extraction atherectomy, coronary rotational atherectomy, directional atherectomy and coronary stenting using the brachial and radial approach, and intracoronary ultrasound and the use of the BARD CPS device for cardiac bypass in the cath lab.
He was a clinical investigator on the PURSUIT trial, published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine, the SYMPHONY trial, a major study of agents for secondary prevention, and a co-investigator on the CAPTIVE trial, which tested a new device for preventing clots after bypass graft surgery.
Dr. Nautiyal is a member of the International Society for Endovascular Surgery and International Society of Cardiovascular Interventionists and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the society of Vascular Medicine.