Rishi Puri, MBBS, PhD, FRACP

Medical Director, Atherosclerosis Imaging Core Laboratory


Rishi Puri, MBBS, PhD, FRACP, completed his Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Doctoral Fellowships at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, University of  Adelaide, South Australia. Dr. Puri is an Interventional Cardiologist at the Qu├ębec Heart & Lung Institute, and serves as a Consultant to the Cleveland Clinic Coordinating Center for Clinical Research (C5R) Atherosclerosis Imaging Core Laboratory, having served as its past Medical Director. Dr. Puri was a 2011 American College of Cardiology Young Investigator Awards Finalist, receiving accolades for his work on the first-in-man validation of coronary β2 receptors mediating nitric-oxide dependent vasomotion in human coronary arteries in vivo. Dr. Puri’s Doctoral thesis focussed upon the human in vivo evaluation of segmental coronary endothelial function utilising intravascular ultrasound (IVUS). His thesis was awarded the Deans Commendation for Doctoral Excellence by the University of Adelaide.

Dr. Puri’s research focuses on the utility of various atherosclerosis imaging modalities that evaluate mechanisms promoting atheroma progression, regression and instability, imaging trials that evaluate novel anti-atherosclerotic therapies, and the utility of intravascular imaging in clinical practice. Dr. Puri has published over 130 manuscripts, 4 book chapters and 70 abstracts in leading journals such as the JAMA and the Lancet. Dr. Puri's clinical focus is on transradial coronary interventions and transcatheter structural heart disease interventions.