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Harvinder Arora, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiology

Harvinder Arora, M.D., M.P.H.

Harvinder Arora, M.D., M.P.H.
Director, Victory Lakes Outpatient Operation
Assistant Professor
Division of Cardiology
Department of Internal Medicine

University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-0553
Phone: 409.772.4630

Clinical Expertise

  1. Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
  2. Percutaneous Peripheral Intervention
  3. Structural Heart Disease

Research Interests

  1. Coronary Artery Disease in developing countries
  2. Catheter based therapies for Valvular Heart Disease
  3. Health Care delivery and Medical Errors


Dr Harvinder Arora is an Interventional Cardiologist at University of Texas Medical Branch with interests in coronary and peripheral artery stenting. Dr Arora is the Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Divison of Cardiology. Dr Arora is passionate to treat patients without surgery with fewer complications than might occur with open surgical procedures. His other interests include delivery of effective and inexpensive health care in developing nations and reducing the burden of medical errors. He has been the author and co-author of several articles in peer-reviewed journals.


Degree Year Institution
M.B.B.S. 2001 All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS),India
M.P.H. 2002 Harvard School of Public Health, Boston
Residency 2003-2006 Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
General Cardiology
Interventional Cardiology
Texas Heart Institute/ St Lukes Episcopal Hospital
University of Texas Medical Branch,Galveston

Select Publications

  1. Communication Outcomes of Critical Imaging Results in a Computerized Notification System. Hardeep Singh MD MPH, Harvinder S. Arora MD, MPH, Meena.S. Vij MD, Raghuram Rao, Myrna M. Khan PhD, MBA, Laura A. Petersen, MD, MPH. Journal of American Medical Informatics Association. 2007; 14:459-466. DOI 10.1197/jamia.M2280
  2. Efficacy of a home-made spacer with acute exacerbation of bronchial asthma : a randomized controlled trial. Singhal T, Garg H, Arora HS, Lodha R, Pandey RM, Kabra SK.Indian Journal of Pediatrics, Volume 68, Number 1 / January, 2001Jan 2001
  3. Cor triatriatum. Yarrabolu, Leo Simpson. Harvinder Arora. Raymond Stainback. Tex Heart Inst J. 2007; 34(3): 383-385.
  4. Devices for Heart Failure: The Future Is Now. Harvinder Singh Arora, MD, MPH; Pranav Loyolka, MD; Biswajit Kar, MD; Reynolds L. Delgado III, MD . Congestive Heart Failure. 2008;14:141-148
  5. Contrast Echocardiography for Right-Sided Heart Conditions.Harvinder Arora, MD, MPH; Salim Virani, MD; Leo Simpson, MD; Raymond Stainback, MD. Tex Heart Inst J. 2008;35(1):38-41.
  6. Casseous Calcification of the Mitral Valve: A Case Report. Harvinder Arora, Pankaj Madan, Leo Simpson, Raymond Stainback. Tex Heart Inst J. 2008; 35(2): 211-213
  7. Percutaneous ventricular assist device support in a patient with a postinfarction ventricular septal defect. Gregoric ID, Bieniarz MC, Arora H, Frazier OH, Kar B, Loyalka P. Tex Heart Inst J. 2008;35(1):46-9
  8. Twiddler's Syndrome. Harvinder Arora, Leo Simpson, Reynolds Delgado III, Andrew Civitello. Published in Cardiosource Online. April 4, 2007
  9. Severe Mitral Regurgitation. Harvinder Arora. Arunima Misra. Published on Cardiosource Online. June 6, 2007
  10. Advances in Circulatory Support. Harvinder Arora, Reynolds Delgado. Accepted for Publication in US Cardiovascular Disease 2007- II for December, 2007.
  11. Using the Fractional Flow Reserve and Intravascular Ultrasonography to Assess Angiographically Ambiguous Left Main Coronary Artery Stenosis: A Case Series. Harvinder Arora, Andres Mesa. Tex Heart Inst J 2008;35(3):329-33)
  12. Clinical significance, angiographic characteristics, and short-term outcomes in 30 patients with early coronary artery graft failure. S.S. Virani, M. Alam, C.E. Mendoza, H. Arora, A.C. Ferreira, E. de Marchena. Netherlands Heart Journal Article in press for 2009 January
  13. Snake Heart: A Case of Atavism in a Human Being. Ishmeet Walia, Harvinder S. Arora, Esmond A. Barker, Reynolds M. Delgado, III, and O. H. Frazier. Tex Heart Inst J. 2010; 37(6): 687-690


Associate Editor for Book titled "Interventional Treatments for Advanced Ischemic Heart Disease". Springer, UK.

The department of internal medicine is developing evidence based clinical protocols which will be available in EPIC (as order sets) for use when admitting patients with these diagnoses. Their AIM is to standardize care and decrease length of stay and readmission rates.

Currently available protocols are:
  • CAP - Community Acquired Pneumonia Orderset
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis Adult, ICU
  • General Medicine Admission
  • Immunodeficiency Flow Panel
  • MICU/CCU Admission Order Set
  • Oral Analgesic Medicaitons
  • Parenteral Opioids
  • Sepsis, Adult ICU
  • 111 - Stroke Alert
  • 112 - Stroke Activation
  • 300086 - Stroke Floor Admission
  • 3000000001 -  Stroke Critical care without tPA
  • 300088 Stroke - Transfer from Critical care to floor
  • 3004002 - Stroke Discharge

All protocols can be found in the EPIC order set section.

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