Dinesh K. Kalra, M.D., FACC, FSCCT, FSCMR, FNLA

Dinesh Kalra, M.D.

Dinesh K. Kalra, MD, FACC, FSCCT, FSCMR, FNLA

UofL Physicians Outpatient Center
401 East Chestnut Street, Ste. 310
Louisville, KY 40202

502-852-7959 - Academic Office
502-588-4600
- Patient Appointments


Clinical Expertise
Cardiology; Vulnerable Atherosclerotic Plaque and Regression by CCTA; Cardiac MRI and CT; Lipidology; Novel Therapies and Advanced CMR Imaging in Pulmonary Hypertension


Board Certification

  • American Board of Internal Medicine -
    Cardiovascular Disease

Education and Training

  • Medical School: All India Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Residency: Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals
  • Fellowships: Baylor College of Medicine (Cardiology); University of Michigan (Electrophysiology); Weill-Cornell New York Presbyterian Hospital (Advanced Cardiac Imaging)

Featured Publications

  • Kalra D, Vijayaraghavan K, Sikand G, Desai NR, Joshi PH, Mehta A, Karmally W, Vani A, Sitafalwalla SJ, Puri R, Duell PB, Brown A. Prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease in South Asians in the US: A clinical perspective from the National Lipid Association. J Clin Lipidol. 2021 May-Jun;15(3):402-422. doi: 10.1016/j.jacl.2021.03.007. Epub 2021 Mar 29. PMID: 33846108.
  • Kalra DK. Bridging the Racial Disparity Gap in Lipid-Lowering Therapy. J Am Heart Assoc. 2021 Jan 5;10(1):e019533. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.120.019533. Epub 2020 Dec 16. PMID: 33325243; PMCID: PMC7955462.
  • Kalra DK, Arora A, Kavinsky C. A gigantic right atrium due to tricuspid valve dysfunction. Eur Heart J. 2020 Dec 1;41(45):4364. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehaa590. PMID: 32725105.
  • Zimmerman A, Kalra D. Usefulness of machine learning in COVID-19 for the detection and prognosis of cardiovascular complications. Rev Cardiovasc Med. 2020 Sep 30;21(3):345-352. doi: 10.31083/j.rcm.2020.03.120. PMID: 33070540.
  • Ayub MT, Kalra D. Coronary Microvascular Dysfunction and the Role of Noninvasive Cardiovascular Imaging. Diagnostics (Basel). 2020 Sep 9;10(9):679. doi: 10.3390/diagnostics10090679. PMID: 32916881; PMCID: PMC7555249.
  • Kalra DK. Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks: Using Cardiac CT for Comprehensive Imaging. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2020 Oct;13(10):2190-2192. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2020.06.016. Epub 2020 Aug 5. PMID: 32771572.
  • Madan N, Kalra D. Clinical evaluation of infiltrative cardiomyopathies resulting in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. Rev Cardiovasc Med. 2020 Jun 30;21(2):181-190. doi: 10.31083/j.rcm.2020.02.65. PMID: 32706207.
  • Kalra D, Sohal S. Missed Tetralogy of Fallot in an Elderly Woman With a Known Ventricular Septal Defect. CJC Open. 2020 Jun 21;2(6):695-698. doi: 10.1016/j.cjco.2020.06.011. PMID: 33305230; PMCID: PMC7710949.
  • Kalra D, Tesfazghi M. Falsely Elevated Digoxin Levels in Patients on Enzalutamide. Circ Heart Fail. 2020 Jul;13(7):e007008. doi: 10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.120.007008. Epub 2020 Jun 12. PMID: 32527146.
  • Kalra DK, Sikand G, Vijayaraghavan K, Guyton JR. JCL roundtable: South Asian atherosclerotic risk. J Clin Lipidol. 2020 Mar-Apr;14(2):161-169. doi: 10.1016/j.jacl.2020.03.005. PMID: 32299606.