Ratan K. Ahuja, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Ratan K. Ahuja, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Dr. Ratan K. Ahuja is a Cardiovascular Specialist; Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases and Interventional Cardiology.
He is Assistant Professor in Internal Medicine at University of Central Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Ahuja is also a fellow of American College of Cardiology and The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.

Dr. R. K. Ahuja is in practice in Orange City, FL since 2002. He is the Founder and President of Florida Cardiopulmonary Center and Florida Amputation Prevention Institute. He is also the Director of the Central Florida Cardiovascular Laboratory in Lake Mary. Dr. Ahuja is an Interventional Cardiologist and Endovascular Specialist with a keen interest in Coronary Interventions, Vascular Interventions, and Limb Salvage. He believes in providing complete cardiovascular care in his office, taking care of heart as well as vascular problems including peripheral arterial and venous diseases, a one-stop shopping. He started the Florida Amputation Prevention Institute and Central Florida Cardiovascular Laboratory with the goal of saving limbs and prolonging the lives of patients. The Cardiovascular Laboratory is approved by the Florida Department of Health, office-based outpatient, a state-of-the-art laboratory dedicated to performing complex peripheral vascular interventions, using cutting edge technology, without requiring any hospital admission or overnight stay. The convenience of an office-based laboratory, with a focus on individual patient needs and exceptional care, minimal paperwork, with friendly and compassionate staff giving a personal touch, provides a unique experience to the patients and their families.

Dr. Ahuja holds the prestige to be Chairman of the Bylaws Committee at Advent Hospital Fish Memorial, Orange City, FL. He has been a Board Member of Southwest Volusia Healthcare Corporation, FL from 2013 to 2018. He was Director of Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory (2006-2008), Chairman of Department of Cardiology (2008 to 2012), Vice-Chief of Staff (2013-14), Chief of Staff (2015-2016) and Chairman Credential Committee (2016-2018) at Advent Hospital Fish Memorial, Orange City, FL.

Dr. Ahuja has also served as Chairman of the Department of Cardiology (2018) at Central Florida Regional Hospital, Sanford. Before starting his practice in Orange City & Lake Mary, Dr. Ahuja worked as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of South Florida, Tampa. He was the Associate Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa. His primary duties included teaching and training cardiovascular trainee fellows, with an emphasis on performing invasive procedures.

After finishing his three-year residency in Internal Medicine from State University of New York, Brooklyn; Dr. R. K. Ahuja was elected to be the Chief-Resident in Internal Medicine. He further continued at SUNY Brooklyn for another three years to undergo subspecialty fellowship training in Cardiovascular Diseases. Dr. Ahuja 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.

With an active interest in medical research, Dr. R. K. Ahuja has participated in numerous trials as principal investigator, co-investigator and sub-investigator. He has co-authored several articles written in major peer-reviewed medical journals and a book chapter. He has also presented his research at major international conferences.

Dr. R.K.Ahuja is a medical graduate of the University College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India. After graduation, he did his post-graduation in Internal Medicine from the University of Delhi. He is a recipient of several prestigious awards. The University of Delhi awarded him Gold Medal and Silver Medals during his medical schooling. 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. Ratan K. Ahuja is married to Dr. Karuna Ahuja, and the couple has a beautiful daughter. He enjoys spending time with his family. His interests include worldwide travel and information technology.

HOSPITAL PRIVILEGES:

• Central Florida Regional Hospital, Sanford

• Florida Hospital Fish Memorial, Orange City

Publications

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

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 198

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.)

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

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