MD, FACC, FSCAI, RPVI
Dr. Prasad completed Internal Medicine and Cardiology training at the University of Texas Southwestern at Dallas. Subsequently, he completed an Interventional Cardiology and an Endovascular Fellowship at the University of California San Diego. He then joined the faculty at UC San Diego and after three years moved back to Texas to join the faculty at UT Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is a Professor of Medicine and holds the Freeman Heart Association Endowment in Cardiovascular Disease. He also is the Director of the UT/UHS Heart and Vascular Institute Catheterization Laboratories at University Health System.
He has served as the Associate Program Director and Program Director for the Cardiovascular DiseasesFellowship Program at UT Health San Antonio. He is the Director of the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program. His research career has led to over 120 publications in peer-reviewed journals. He has served as the Associate Editor of Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions (CCI), Associate Peripheral Arterial Disease Section Editor for SCAI.org, on the ACC Interventional Section writing committee, ACC NCDR PVI Steering committee, XLPAD steering committee and on the editorial board for the Journal of Invasive Cardiology, JSCAI and editorial consultant for the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. He is the co-founder and current president of the San Antonio Interventional Forum (SAIF) which is a regional forum for interventional cardiologists to collaborate and engage in case presentations. The intersection of his research and clinical interests has led to the creation of the largest cardio-renal symposium in the United States: Cardio-Renal Connections. As co-founder of this meeting, Dr. Prasad has worked to bring together clinicians, nurses, students, researchers, and industry to better address the challenges in management of patients with concomitant heart and kidney disease.