Ajay J Kirtane

Professor of Clinical Medicine


Columbia University Medical Center and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY, US

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Ajay J Kirtane, is Professor of Medicine at the Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories at NewYork-Presbyterian (NYP) Hospital / CUMC. Dr. Kirtane is an internationally-renowned leader in Interventional Cardiology, specializing in the care of patients with complex coronary and peripheral vascular disease.


In addition to his clinical commitments, Ajay has a strong interest in clinical education and research, serving as Chief Academic Officer of Columbia Interventional Cardiovascular Care. He is a director of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation’s Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics conference, has served as a director of several international, national, and regional educational conferences, and has participated on the program committees for the scientific sessions of both the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association. Ajay’s research interests are in clinical trial methodology and outcomes of device-based and pharmacologic interventions in Interventional Cardiology. He has authored over 350 original manuscripts and over 80 reviews and editorials including the “Coronary Stenting” chapters of the two most widely used textbooks in Interventional Cardiology. He is/has been Principal Investigator and serves on the steering committees of several clinical trials in interventional cardiovascular medicine.


Born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Bergen County, New Jersey, Ajay is a graduate of Princeton University and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and completed his residency/chief residency in Internal Medicine at the University of California – San Francisco. He then completed fellowships in Cardiovascular Disease and Coronary and Peripheral Vascular Intervention at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center / Harvard Medical School and additionally obtained a Masters of Science in Clinical Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health prior to moving back to Columbia. In his free time, Ajay has avid interests in running, tennis, skiing, and music, and lives in New Jersey with his family.

Ajay is an editorial board member of Interventional Cardiology: Reviews, Research, Resources (ICR3) and with their permission may be contacted here.


Articles by Ajay J Kirtane, Professor of Clinical Medicine

Revascularisation for Ischaemic Cardiomyopathy

Matthew E Li Kam Wa, Saba Z Assar, Ajay J Kirtane, et al


Citation: Interventional Cardiology 2023;18:e24.

Mechanical Circulatory Support for Right Ventricular Failure

Ersilia M DeFilippis, Veli K Topkara, Ajay J Kirtane, et al


Citation: Cardiac Failure Review 2022;8:e14.

Management of the Asymptomatic Diabetic Patient with Evidence of Ischemia

Dimitrios Bliagos, Ajay J Kirtane, Jeffrey W Moses, et al

Citation: US Cardiology 2010; 7(1):76–80

Distal Embolisation in Acute Myocardial Infarction

Edwin Lee, Ajay J Kirtane,

Citation: Interventional Cardiology 2007;2(1):49-51

Management of the Asymptomatic Diabetic Patient with Evidence of Ischemia

Dimitrios Bliagos, Ajay J Kirtane, Jeffrey W Moses, et al

Citation: European Cardiology 2010;6(1):62–4


Vascular Medicine, Interventional Cardiology, Transradial Catheterization, Endovascular Intervention, Peripheral Arterial Intervention, Renal Denervation for Hypertension, Stents