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

Dinesh Kalra, M.D.

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

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Innovations
  • Director of Advanced Cardiac Imaging, Lipid Clinic & Infiltrative Heart Disease Program
UofL Physicians Outpatient Center
401 East Chestnut Street, Ste. 310
Louisville, KY 40202

502-852-1837 - 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)

Get To Know Dr. Kalra


Featured Publications

  • Kalra DK. Peering into the crystal ball to predict plaque rupture. J Clin Lipidol. 2022 May 22:S1933-2874(22)00165-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jacl.2022.05.066. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35659436.
  • Puri R, Mehta V, Duell PB, Iyengar SS, Yusuf J, Dalal J, Narasingan SN, Kalra D, Kapoor A, Pradhan A, Mukhopadhyay S, Vijayaraghavan K, Aggarwal R, Muruganathan A, Prabhakar D, Misra S, Shetty S, Kasliwal RR, Bansal M, Khanna N, Khan A, Melinkeri RP, Kumar S, Chakraborty RN, Bardoloi N, Sahoo P, Vinayagam P, Modi R, Nanda R, Wong ND. Evidence for intensive LDL-C lowering for acute coronary syndrome: Recommendations from the Lipid Association of India. J Clin Lipidol. 2022 Mar 25:S1933-2874(22)00066-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jacl.2022.03.008. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35508456.
  • Poddar KH, Sikand G, Kalra D, Wong N, Duell PB. Mustard oil and cardiovascular health: Why the controversy? J Clin Lipidol. 2022 Jan-Feb;16(1):13-22. doi: 10.1016/j.jacl.2021.11.002. Epub 2021 Dec 2. PMID: 34924350.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ayub MT, Zimmerman A, Rasool W, Kalra D, Tracy M, Rao AK. A Case of Asymptomatic Pulmonary Artery Aneurysm with Review of Management Strategies. Case Rep Cardiol. 2020 Oct 14;2020:8885260. doi: 10.1155/2020/8885260. PMID: 33110662; PMCID: PMC7582066.
  • 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.
  • 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.