Hari Kannam



  • Interventional Cardiology /coronaries and peripheral, Carotid Stenting, Aortic Valvuloplasty.
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • 2D Doppler Echocardiography
  • Transthoracic & Transesophageal Echocardiography
  • Clinical Cardiology
  • Stress testing
  • Holter monitoring

Clinical Trials

BARI 2 D -CAD in Type II diabetes

  •  Cardiology co-investigator at the clinical site: Dr. Hari Kannam
  •  To determine the efficacy of initial elective coronary Revascularization combined with aggressive medical therapy alone. Evaluate the efficacy of insulin-sensitizing drugs in the management of hyperglycemia.
  •  Sponsor: NIH via University of Pittsburgh Principal Investigator: Dr. Melvin Weiss

Research Experience/Publications

  • Saleem MA, Kannam H, Aronow WS, Weiss MB, Kalapatapu K, Pucillo A, Monsen CEO The effects of off-normal hours, age, and gender for coronary angioplasty on hospital mortality in patients undergoing coronary angioplasty for acute myocardial infarction. Am J Cardiol. 2004 Mar 15;93(6): 763-4. PMID: 15019888
  • Saleem MA, McClung JA, Aronow WS, Kannam H. Inpatient telemetry does not need to be used in the management of older patients hospitalized with chest pain at low risk for in-hospital coronary events and mortality. J GerontoI A BioI Sci Med Sci. 2005 May;60(5):605-6. PMID: 15972612
  • Kannam H, Aronow WS, Chilappa K, Singh T, McClung JA, Pucillo AL, Weiss MB, Kalapatapu K, Sullivan T, Monsen CE: Prevalence of >70% narrowing of 1-3 coronary arteries and of 3 coronary arteries in 2465 patients with severe, moderate or mild, and no mitral annular calcium undergoing coronary angiography for suspected coronary artery disease. Am J Cardiol. 2008 Feb 15;101(4):467-70. PMID: 18312759
  • Kannam He, Satou G, Gatidelman G, DeLuca AJ, Belkin R, Monsen C, Aronow WS, Peterson SJ, Krishnan U. Anomalous Origin of the Left Main Coronary Artery from the Right Sinus of Val salva Identified by Transesophageal Echocardiography in a 14-year¬old with Acute Myocardial Infarction. Case Report: Cardiol Rev. 2005 Sep-Oct;13(5):219¬
    22. PMID: 16106182
  • Hari Kannam, Wilbert S. Aronow, Kiran Chilappa, Srikala Devabhakturi, Tarunjit Singh, Kumar Kalapatapu, Melvin B. Weiss, Anthony L. Pucillo, and Craig E. Monsen, Association of QRS duration on the resting EKG with the severity of Coronary Artery Disease (Accepted for Publication in Archives of Medical Sciences)
  • Lee Y, Kannam H, Ligresti R, Kaza C, Lebovics E. Defining the normal diameter of the intrahepatic bile ducts on endoscopic retrograde cholangiography. Poster presentation at American Gastroenterological Association annual conference 2002

Education & Training:

  • July 2008-June 2009: Interventional Cardiology Fellow, Detroit Medical Center, University Hospital for Wayne State University, MI
  • July 2007-June 2008: Chief Cardiology Fellow, Westchester Medical Center, University Hospital of New York Medical College, NY
  • July 2005-June 2008: Cardiology Fellow, Westchester Medical Center, University Hospital of New York Medical College, NY
  • July 2004-June 2005: Chief Medical Resident, Westchester Medical Center, University Hospital of New York Medical College, NY
  • July 2004-June 2005: Clinical Instructor of Medicine, New York Medical College, New York.
  • July 2001 -June 2004: Internal medicine residency at Westchester Medical Center, University hospital of New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY
  • September 1999 -May 2001: Masters in Human Nutrition in Eastern Michigan University, MI
  • January 1992 -June 1998: M.B.B.S. Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Siddhartha Medical College, Vijayawada, India. Certified by Medical Council of India

Board Certification:

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Diplomat from 2004 – 2014
  • Board Certification in Nuclear Cardiology – 2007
  • Board Certification in Cardiovascular Diseases – 2008
  • Board Certification in Interventional Cardiology – 2009

Awards & Activities:

  • Westchester Medical Center, New York Medical College, NY:
    • Elected as Assistant Chief Medical Resident in 2003-2004.
    • William H. Frishman Hall of Fame Teaching Award in 2002
    •  Best Teacher Award as PGY-II