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Biography

     Dr. Kunal Patel was born and raised in California and moved to Texarkana after completing his cardiology training in Dallas. He focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of heart disease. In his free time, he enjoys reading, cooking and spending time with his family and friends.

 

Dr. Patel prides himself on his availability to his patients and his dedication to providing the highest possible quality care.

Kunal Patel, MD

Fellowship & Postgraduate Training

  • Fellowship, Interventional and Structural Cardiology, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX

  • Fellowship, Cardiovascular Diseases, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX

 

Residency

  • Residency: Internal Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

Education

  • Medical Degree: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center ( UPMC ), Doctor of Medicine (MD)

  • Undergraduate Degree: University of California Los Angeles ( UCLA ), Bachelors of Science

Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Diseases

  • Interventional Cardiology

  • Nuclear Cardiology

  • Echocardiography

  • Internal Medicine

Specialties

  • Evaluation and treatment of chest pain, shortness of breath, heart murmurs, decreased circulation in the legs

  • Minimally invasive heart procedures done through the wrist

  • Interventional Cardiology including cardiac catheterization, coronary angiography, percutaneous coronary intervention, balloon angioplasty, TAVR, peripheral artery disease intervention, intracoronary ultrasonography, fractional flow reserve

  • Prevention of heart disease

  • Stress testing including nuclear stress tests

  • Heart imaging including echocardiography (transthoracic and transesophageal)

  • Management of palpitations (abnormal heart rhythms) including atrial fibrillation

  • Management of congestive heart failure

  • Management of heart murmurs and heart valve diseases

  • Management of pacemakers and defibrillators

  • Management of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and varicose veins

  • Pre-operative risk evaluation