Thursday, May 2, 2019
Ever since he was in the 8th grade, Dr. Subba Vanga has known he was destined to be an interventional cardiologist.
As a child in India, his curiosity and interest in that specific medical field was piqued when his uncle moved to the United States and began his career as an interventional cardiologist in Texas.
“I wanted to be like him,” muses Dr. Vanga, adding that only recently did he share with his uncle how much his career had impacted him.
“He is very humble about the fact that, without saying a word, he became my role model,” says Vanga.
But just becoming an interventional cardiologist did not satiate Dr. Vanga’s desire to know as much as he could about helping people.
“As I was going through medical school, I made it my mission to combat the number one killer: heart disease,” Dr. Vanga recalls. “We are achieving that. The cardiovascular mortality rate has been going down in recent years, and I am proud of what our field is accomplishing.”
Harbin Clinic Cardiology Cartersville welcomes Dr. Vanga to a team of physicians dedicated to improving the heart health of Northwest Georgia and beyond.
“Dr. Vanga’s passion for the field of Cardiology makes him a great addition to our department, as well as Harbin Clinic in Cartersville as a whole,” says Dr. Maxwell Prempeh, Medical Director of Harbin Clinic in Bartow and a Harbin Clinic Cardiologist. “His emphasis on patient care aligns with Harbin’s values, and we are excited to welcome him.”
Passion for Healing Hearts
Dr. Vanga’s passion for his chosen path has been clear throughout his training and career. He always seems to go the extra mile. Born in India, he first attended medical school there, and later spent four years in England as a resident in Internal Medicine.
From there, Dr. Vanga moved to the United States, completing another Internal Medicine residency, followed by two years of research and a fellowship in Cardiology. On top of his medical degree, he received two master degrees; one in Clinical Research, the other in Health Informatics.
As Dr. Vanga prepares to join the Harbin Clinic Cardiology Cartersville team, he notes that his extra studies in Clinical Research and Health Informatics allow him to confidently review the latest research and interpret the information for the benefit of Cardiology Cartersville patients.
“Staying current on breakthroughs and changes in our field is one thing I most enjoy about being a physician,” Dr. Vanga says. “Using the latest research, we can make great impacts on heart health.”
Knowledge is Power
Experience in different cultures and healthcare systems has given Dr. Vanga a broader perspective of how things can be done in his field.
“The best thing I have learned across the cultures is to put the patient in the center and let them participate in the decisions by giving them the knowledge they need to understand what we are recommending,” Dr. Vanga explains.
Knowledge is power. Understanding the choices not only helps the patient feel at ease about what’s happening, but it also empowers them to participate in the process and take control of their health.
More about Dr. Vanga
Dr. Vanga and his wife, Moukthika, are looking forward to moving to Georgia. She grew up in Atlanta and is excited to be near her family again. Their three young children will be able to spend time with their grandparents and extended family.
“We are glad to be able to get our kids closer to so much family,” Moukthika explained.
They are also excited about the small town feel of Cartersville and the great number of trails that are available in the area.
“My weekend time is spent with my kids. Lately I’ve been teaching them to bicycle,” Dr. Vanga says. “I’m really excited about all of the trails that we will be able to visit in this part of Georgia.”
Dr. Vanga received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Guntur Medical College in Guntur, India. He completed his residency in internal medicine at St. Luke’s Hospital in St. Louis, MO and his fellowship in interventional cardiology and cardiovascular disease at Christiana Care Health System/Jefferson University Hospital in Newark, DE.
He is also a recipient of NIH K30 Clinical Research Curriculum Program scholarship. Dr. Vanga has won prizes for clinical research at Kansas City, KS and fellows case presentation competitions at Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions fall fellows course.
He is accredited in interventional cardiology, cardiovascular disease and internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Additionally, he is accredited in endovascular interventions by the American Board of Vascular Medicine; and is certified by the National Board of Echocardiography, the National Board of Nuclear Cardiology and the Certification Board of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. He passed the examinations successfully to obtain membership of Royal College of Physicians (UK) diploma. He is a member of the American College of Cardiology and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.
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