Welcome to this vibrant group of cardiovascular basic, translational, and clinical South Asian scientists. The main focus of the SAHA is to communicate, collaborate and promote basic, translational, clinical and population research among South Asian scientists.
The South Asian population represents over one-quarter of the world population and in the developed world there are over 5 million South Asians. Given that South Asians face increased prevalence and premature onset of cardiovascular diseases, as well as increased associated morbidity and mortality, there is an urgent need to highlight these findings and to identify and address the underlying causes. SAHA is a part of the Red Saree, Inc, activities.
Dr. Kishore earned his doctoral degree in Anthropology and Immuno-Genetics from University of Lucknow in India. He later completed postdoctoral fellowships at New York Medical College, Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Case Western Reserve University. Prior to joining Temple, he served as a faculty member at Tufts University and later Northwestern University, where he was most recently Associate Professor of Medicine-Cardiology. Currently, he is Professor of Pharmacology and Director of Stem Cell Therapy Program at Temple University, Philadelphia.
Dr. Sahoo, PhD, is an Associate writing essay Professor of Medicine, Cardiology, at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York. She has completed her education and training at the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai and at Northwestern University, Chicago. She has established a new line of research in the field of Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine to study miniature biological vesicles secreted by cells called exosomes and their role in cardiac regeneration.
Dr. Prasad, PhD, was born in Chennai, India. He finished his PhD in molecular genetics at the School of Life Sciences, New Delhi, India. After his fellowship training, he joined the Division of Cardiology, Duke University Medical Center, as Assistant Research Professor. He joined the Department of Molecular Cardiology, Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic, as Assistant Staff in 2005. He is also Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Prasad is the recipient of the prestigious Louis N. and Arnold M. Katz Award for Young Investigators from the American Heart Association. He was a finalist for the Outstanding Early Career Investigator Award from the Council of Basic Cardiovascular Sciences of the American Heart Association. He also served as a Young Investigator Representative on the Leadership Committee of the Council of Basic Cardiovascular Sciences of the American Heart Association. He was selected as a member of the American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.