King’s Daughters is pleased to announce the appointment of Sandeep
Krishnan, MD, FACC, as director of the Structural Heart Disease and Heart
Failure programs at King’s Daughters Medical Center.
Structural heart disease specialists are trained in closing atrial septal
defects; performing heart valve repairs and replacements; treating hypertrophic
obstructive cardiomyopathy; and isolating the left atrial appendage to
reduce the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation. They utilize
cutting-edge, minimally invasive techniques to treat these and many other
Krishnan completed his fellowship in interventional cardiology and structural/valvular
heart disease at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle,
where he served as chief fellow. During his cardiovascular diseases fellowship
at the top-ranked Cedars-Sinai Smidt Heart Institute, he was selected
for the coveted and highly prestigious ACC/Merck fellowship which allowed
him to perform cutting edge research to help predict heart attacks before
they happen. Krishnan graduated suma cum laude from the University of
Missouri at Kansas City, and completed internal medicine residency with
distinction at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta.
Krishnan is board certified in internal medicine by the American Board
of Internal Medicine, with subspecialty certifications in interventional
cardiology and cardiovascular diseases. Additionally, he holds certifications
in CT and nuclear cardiology from the Council for Certification in Cardiovascular
Imaging; vascular ultrasound interpretation from the Alliance for Physician
Certification and Advancement; and in comprehensive adult echocardiography
from the American Society of Echocardiography.
Krishnan was recently awarded the American College of Cardiology’s
Excellence in Advocacy Award. He was also featured in the ACC’s
Cardiology magazine and website for his work in designing and operating
a fully functional echocardiography clinic in the Himalayan Mountains of India.
Krishnan holds several leadership positions within the American College
of Cardiology including serving on the Health Affairs Committee, the Board
of Trustees Medical Malpractice Working Group, and the PAC Advisory Council.
When he is not busy with teaching or doing procedures, Krishnan enjoys
rock climbing, playing the piano, and swimming. He is a voracious reader
and accomplished writer as well.
Prior to joining King’s Daughters, Krishnan was an interventional
and structural cardiologist at the St. John Heart and Vascular Center
in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Krishnan joins the team at KDMS Cardiology and will
provide care for patients in Ashland, Ky.
Meet Sandeep Krishnan, M.D.
HOMETOWN: Columbia, MO
JOB: Director of Structural Heart Disease and Heart Failure Programs, Interventional
and Structural Cardiologist, King’s Daughters Medical Center
HOW DID YOU GET INTO YOUR CAREER?: I have always been a people person and I could not think of a better
way to serve my fellow Americans than by healing the sick. It is an honor
and privilege to do my job and I am humbled by it on a daily basis.
FIRST JOB: Organ procurement technician (I used to wake up in the middle of the night
to procure life-saving organs for patients who needed transplants)
FAMILY: My lovely fiancee, Piriyah. We are getting married on May 6, 2020! I also
am close to my brother’s family and 5-year-old adorable nephew,
Kairav, who lives in California.
The Wisdom of Insecurity by Alan Watts
FAVORITE TV SHOW: I enjoy comedy shows like
Scrubs but appreciate a good Netflix drama like