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Medical School  Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX    2005  Medical Degree 
Residency  Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX    2008  Residency 
Fellowship  University of Alabama at Birmingham    2011  Fellowship 
Fellowship  University of Alabama at Birmingham    2012  Fellowship 
Graduate  University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health    2015  Masters of Science in Public Health, Clinical and Translational Science, Biostatistics 


Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine  2008 
Diplomate, Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology  2010 
Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular diseases  2011 
Diplomate, National Board of Echocardiography  2011 
Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, Advanced Heart Failure/Transplant Cardiology  2012 

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
American Society of Transplantation     
International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation     

Research/Clinical Interest
Mechanical circulatory support in acute shock states. Outcomes research with left ventricular assist devices. Cardiac allograft vasculopathy. Imaging techniques in mechanical circulatory support and transplantation.

Selected Publications 
Acharya D, Rajapreyar I. Myocardial Perfusion Imaging for cardiac allograft vasculopathy assessment: Evidence grows, but questions remain. J Nucl Cardiol. 2017 Nov 7. doi: 10.1007/s12350-017-1116-4  29116561 
Acharya D, Loyaga-Rendon R, Morgan CJ, Sands KA, Pamboukian SV, Rajapreyar I, Holman WL, Kirklin JK, Tallaj JA. INTERMACS Analysis of Stroke During Support With Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Devices: Risk Factors and Outcomes. JACC Heart Fail. 2017 Oct;5(10):703-711  28958345 
Acharya D, Loyaga-Rendon RY, Pamboukian SV, Tallaj JA, Holman WL, Cantor RS, Naftel DC, Kirklin JK. Ventricular Assist Device in Acute Myocardial Infarction. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016 Apr 26;67(16):1871-80  27102502 
Acharya D, Uyeki TM. The PARADIGM of Influenza Vaccination in Heart Failure Patients. JACC Heart Fail. 2016 Feb;4(2):159-161  26823117 
Acharya D, Sanam K, Revilla-Martinez M, Hashim T, Morgan CJ, Pamboukian SV, Loyaga-Rendon RY, Tallaj JA. Infections, Arrhythmias, and Hospitalizations on Home Intravenous Inotropic Therapy. Am J Cardiol. 2016 Mar 15;117(6):952-6  26810859 
Acharya D, Gulack BC, Loyaga-Rendon RY, Davies JE, He X, Brennan JM, Thourani VH, Williams ML. Clinical Characteristics and Outcomes of Patients With Myocardial Infarction and Cardiogenic Shock Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery: Data From The Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Database. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Feb;101(2):558-66.  26718859 
Payne GA, Hage FG, Acharya D.Transplant allograft vasculopathy: Role of multimodality imaging in surveillance and diagnosis. J Nucl Cardiol. 2016 Aug;23(4):713-27  26711101 
Hashim T, Sanam K, Revilla-Martinez M, Morgan CJ, Tallaj JA, Pamboukian SV, Loyaga-Rendon RY, George JF, Acharya D. Clinical Characteristics and Outcomes of Intravenous Inotropic Therapy in Advanced Heart Failure. Circ Heart Fail. 2015 Sep;8(5):880-6  26179184  
Acharya D, Loyaga-Rendon RY, Tallaj JA, Pamboukian SV, Sasse MF. Circulatory support for shock complicating myocardial infarction. J Invasive Cardiol. 2014 Aug;26(8):E109-14.  25091104 
Acharya D, Robertson P, Kay GN, Jackson L, Warnock DG, Plumb VJ, Tallaj JA. Arrhythmias in Fabry cardiomyopathy.Clin Cardiol. 2012 Dec;35(12):738-40  22886820 
Acharya D, Nagaraj H, Misra VK. Transcatheter closure of left ventricular pseudoaneurysm.J Invasive Cardiol. 2012 Jun;24(6):E111-4.  22684390 
Acharya D, Singh S, Tallaj JA, Holman WL, George JF, Kirklin JK, Pamboukian SV.Use of gated cardiac computed tomography angiography in the assessment of left ventricular assist device dysfunction. ASAIO J. 2011 Jan-Feb;57(1):32-7  20966744 

Cardiac Transplantation, Heart Failure, Infusion Therapy, Mechanical Circulatory Support, Pulmonary Vascular Disease