Kishor Vora, MD, FACC, FSCAI, CCDS
“I have always had a vision of healthcare of the highest caliber, delivered with compassion.”
Interventional cardiologist, Dr. Kishor Vora performs numerous cardiac procedures at local hospitals and is also active in Clinical Research Trials. Dr. Vora’s most recent participation in the clinical study “Improve-IT” just recently made national headlines with Vytorin being positive for prevention of heart attacks.
Dr. Vora’s medical practice was the first in the state of Kentucky to offer Electron Beam Tomography and, later, LightSpeed VCT, making ultra-fast, non-invasive, painless detection of heart disease, cancer and other abnormalities available in the region.
In addition, Dr. Vora was the first cardiologist in the area to:
- Insert drug-eluting stents, which reduce the rate of recurring coronary artery blockage
- Perform radial (wrist) artery approach for catheterization, 1996
- Offer External Counter Pulsation for angina patients
- Do rotational atherectomy of coronary stenosis and peripheral arteries
- Start the coronary and peripheral arterial LASER procedure
- Offer a non-surgical closure treatment for varicose veins
He has trained several cardiologists, vascular surgeons and radiologists in peripheral vascular intervention.
A native of India, Dr. Vora has practiced in Owensboro since 1992. Dr. Vora, along with his wife Beena, live in Owensboro with their two daughters, Neha, who is a science graduate and Siddhi, who attends Washington U in St. Louis. Their son, Paras, attends medical school at University of Kentucky at Lexington, KY.
- Medical School – University of Bombay, Grant Medical College – Bombay, India
- Internship & Residency – Veterans Administration Medical Center/Affiliated Hahnemann University – Wilkes-Barre, PA
- Fellowship in Congestive Heart Failure & Heart Transplants – Oregon Health Science University – Portland, OR
- Fellowship in Invasive & Interventional Cardiology – Providence Hospital – Southfield, MI
- Cardiac (Stents, Atherectomy / LASER) – Greater than 7,000
- PAD, Peripheral Artery Disease (Stent, Atherectomy / LASER): Greater than 3,000
- Vein / VNUS Closure: Greater than 2,000
- Board Certified in Internal Medicine 1989
- Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease, 1991, 2001, 2012
- Board Certified in Interventional Cardiology, 1999
- Board Certified in Endovascular Medicine 2005Board Certified in Vascular Medicine 2005
- Board Certified by the Certification Council of Nuclear Cardiology 1996
- Diplomat of the Certification Board of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography 2009
- IBHRE Certified Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS)
- NASPExAM MD 2006
- Nuclear License (NCR) 1992