Ratan K. Ahuja, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Board Certified in Cardiovascular Diseases & Interventional Cardiology
Assistant Professor, UCF College of Medicine

Ratan K. Ahuja, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Dr. Ratan K. Ahuja is ABIM Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases and Interventional Cardiology. He is Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at University of Central Florida College of Medicine. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions. He is currently Chairman, Credentialing Committee at Florida Hospital Fish Memorial, Orange City, FL and has been a Board Member of Southwest Volusia Healthcare Corporation, FL since 2013

Dr. R. K. Ahuja did his 3-year residency in Internal Medicine from the State University of New York, Brooklyn. After that he was elected to be the Chief-Resident in Internal Medicine. He further continued at SUNY Brooklyn for another 3 years undergoing subspecialty fellowship training in Cardiovascular Diseases. He then underwent another year of super-subspecialty training in Interventional Cardiology at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York. Subsequently, he did additional training in Peripheral Vascular Interventions from Prairie Heart Institute, Springfield, IL.

Dr. R. K. Ahuja has also worked as Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of South Florida, Tampa. He was Associate Director of Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa. His main duties included teaching and training cardiovascular trainee fellows, with emphasis in performing invasive procedures. He has served as Chairman of Department of Cardiology (2008 to 2012), Vice-Chief of Staff (2013-14) and Chief of Staff (2015-2016) at Florida Hospital Fish Memorial, Orange City, FL.

Dr. R. K. Ahuja has been very active in medical research throughout his medical training and academic appointment. He has participated in numerous trials as principal investigator, co-investigator and sub-investigator. He has co-authored several articles written in major peer-review medical journals, including a book chapter. In addition, he has presented his research in major international conferences.

Dr. R. K. Ahuja is a medical graduate of the University College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India. He also did his post-graduation in Internal Medicine from the University of Delhi. He has been recipient of many awards. He was awarded Gold Medal and Silver Medals by University of Delhi during his medical school. He received first place in the clinical research category of Resident’s Research Competition for two consecutive years (1993 and 1994). He was also a recipient of the American College of Cardiology/Bristol-Myers Squibb Affiliate-in-Training Award in 1997 for being amongst the best fellows in the country.

Dr. R. K. Ahuja is married to Dr. K. Ahuja and they have a beautiful daughter. He enjoys spending time with them. His interests include worldwide travel, playing tennis and golf.

Dr. R. K. Ahuja is ABIM Board Certified in Internal Medicine (1993), Cardiovascular Diseases (1997) and Interventional Cardiology (1999). He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.

Dr. R. K. Ahuja is recipient of many awards. He was awarded Gold Medal and Silver Medals by University of Delhi during his medical school. He received first place in the clinical research category of Resident’s Research Competition for two consecutive years (1993 and 1994). He was also a recipient of the American College of Cardiology/Bristol-Myers Squibb Affiliate-in-Training Award in 1997 for being amongst the best fellows in the country.

Publications

Original Articles

Rocha-Singh KJ, Ahuja RK , Sung CH, et al.: Long-term renal function preservation after renal artery stenting in patients with progressive ischemic nephropathy. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv, Oct 2002, 57(2) p135-41

TURITTO G, AHUJA RK ,, BEKHEIT S, CAREF EB, IBRAHIM B, EL-SHERIF N: Incidence and prediction of induced ventricular tachyarrhythmias in idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy. Am J Cardiol 1994 ;73:770-3

TURITTO G, AHUJA RK , CAREF EB, EL-SHERIF N: Risk stratification for arrhythmic events in patients with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy and nonsustained ventricular tachycardia: role of programmed ventricular stimulation and the signal-averaged electrocardiogram. JACC 1994;24(6):1523-8

AHUJA RK , TURITTO G, IBRAHIM B, CAREF EB, EL-SHERIF N: Combined time-domain and spectral turbulence analysis of the signal-averaged ECG improves its predictive accuracy in postinfarction patients. J Electrocardiol 1994;27 suppl:202-6

TURITTO G, RAO S, AHUJA RK , CAREF EB, EL-SHERIF N: Time-domain and frequency-domain analysis of the signal-averaged ECG in patients with ventricular tachycardia and ischemic versus nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy. J Electrocardiol 1994;27 suppl:213-8

Abstracts

PRAKASH SK, AHUJA R , SINGH NP: Unusual cardiac problems in the elderly (abst). JAPI 1988;
36(1):117

PRAKASH SK, AHUJA R , HIRA HS, SINGH NP: Mediastinal masses in the elderly (abst). JAPI 1988; 36(1):118

PRAKASH SK, AHUJA R et al: Etiological profile of mediastinal masses (abst). JAPI 1989

AHUJA R , IBRAHIM B, CAREF EB, EL-SHERIF N: Combined time- and frequency-domain analysis of the signal-averaged electrocardiogram improves its predictive accuracy in post-infarction patients (abst). Circulation 1992;86(4) (Suppl.)

TURITTO G, AHUJA RK , CAREF EB, BEKHEIT S, IBRAHIM B, EL-SHERIF N: Value of signal averaged ECG & programmed stimulation for predicting sudden death in non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (abst.) Circulation 1993;88(4) (Suppl.)

AHUJA RK , POLER SL, ROCHA-SINGH KJ. Palmaz stenting reverses progressive renal dysfunction in patients with global renal ischemia due to atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis (abst) . JACC 1999;33(2) (Suppl.)

AHUJA RK , MISHKEL GJ, KACICH RL, LIGON RW, ROCHA-SINGH KJ. Percutaneous interventions of subclavian artery occlusive disease (abst) . JACC 1999;33(2) (Suppl.)

Book Chapter

TURITTO G, AHUJA RK , EL-SHERIF N: Role of the signal averaged electrocardiogram in patients without coronary artery disease and non-sustained ventricular tachycardia, in Signal-Averaged Electrocardiography, J.A.Gomes (ed). NY, Kluwer Academic Publications, 1993

Letters

AJMANI A, AHUJA RK , JAYARAM GJ, KAPOOR R, PRAKASH SK, SAHA MM: Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma with unusual pulmonary involvement (letter). JAPI 1988; 36(7):461-3

AHUJA RK , PRAKASH SK, SINGH NP, KAPOOR R, SAHA MM: Multiple aneurysms in Marfan’s syndrome (letter). JAPI 1989;37(6):414-5