University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Ravi Dhingra, MD, MPH

ASSOC PROFESSOR (CHS)

CARDIOVASCULAR MEDICINE Faculty

CLINICAL SCIENCE CENTER
600 HIGHLAND AVE
MADISON, WI 53792-0001

(608) 263-0080

EDUCATION

  • Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India – M.B.B.S (MD equivalent)
  • Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York –Internal Medicine Resident
  • NHLBI’s Framingham Heart Study, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts – Research Fellow in Cardiovascular Epidemiology
  • VA Boston Healthcare Systems, Veterans Epidemiology Research and Information Center, Boston and Harvard University Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts –Preventive Cardiology Fellow
  • Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts – Research Fellow in Division of Aging
  • VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston and Harvard University Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Massachusetts Veterans Epidemiology Research and Information Center – Chief Preventive Cardiology Fellow
  • Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire –Clinical Cardiology Fellow
  • Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA – Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology Fellow
  • Harvard School of Public Health – Masters in Public Health

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Dr. Ravi Dhingra is a faculty member in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine within the Department of Medicine. Dr. Dhingra currently serves as the Medical Director of the UW Advanced Heart Disease, Mechanical Support and Transplant Cardiology Program. He is chair of numerous clinical committees, including the Heart Transplant Listing Committee, the Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Committee and the Advanced Heart Disease, Ventricular Assist Device, and Transplant Cardiology Operations Committee. Dr. Dhingra is involved in medical education, instructing cardiology residents and fellows on the inpatient heart failure service as well as serving as research mentor. Dr. Dhingra is a Fellow of the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology, and serves as a journal reviewer for over 10 peer-reviewed publications.

CLINICAL SPECIALTIES

Dr. Dhingra’s clinical interests includes assessment of heart failure risk and prognosis, treatment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, advanced heart failure management with use of mechanical circulatory support devices and heart transplantation including dual-organ transplants.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Dr. Dhingra's research focuses on epidemiology and outcomes of heart failure and other cardiovascular diseases. His main research emphasis are on studying the relations of clinical characteristics and serum biomarkers to cardiovascular diseases specifically involving heart failure with preserved and reduced ejection fraction, ventricular remodeling and cardiac transplantation. He is the principal investigator on several national and international heart failure clinical trials. He has also published several first-authored research articles in peer-reviewed journals. One of his research articles on Soft drink Consumption and the Risk of Metabolic Syndrome received wide recognition and was bestowed the ‘best article of the year' award in 2007 from the American Heart Association, Circulation editorial board.

His recent research projects involving transplantation include studying the characteristics of donors and their appropriateness for heart transplant, pre-transplant predictors of improving survival among heart transplant recipients, non-invasive methods for assessment of rejection post-transplant, and appropriateness of dual-organ transplants.