Dr. Amit Kakkar is an interventional cardiology attending and Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has trained in many prestigious, tertiary care institutions around the country. He completed his BA Economics from Emory University, then MD from Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. Following, he completed an internal medicine residency at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC. He went on to pursue specialization in cardiology by completing a general cardiology fellowship at Rush University in Chicago, Il. To learn interventional cardiology, he completed another fellowship at Brown University in Providence, RI. With a keen interest in vascular disease and therapies, he then completed an Endovascular Interventions and Vascular Medicine Fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center/Jacobi Medical Center. He then became full time attending with privileges in both medicine and surgery. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology, echocardiography (Diplomat in ASE) and vascular imaging (RPVI).
Since becoming full time at Jacobi, Dr. Kakkar has been a founding member of PERT (pulmonary embolism response team). His research interests include minimally invasive PE therapies and radial access for cardiac and endovascular procedures. He remains devoted to housestaff and medical student teaching.