Rishi Puri, MBBS, PhD, FRACP

Medical Director, Atherosclerosis Imaging Core Laboratory

purir @ ccf.org

Rishi Puri, MBBS, PhD, FRACP, completed his Internal Medicine and Cardiology Fellowships at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, South Australia. He currently serves as the Medical Director and Advanced Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Cleveland Clinic Coordinating Center for Clinical Research (C5R) Atherosclerosis Imaging Core Laboratory. 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 60 manuscripts, 4 book chapters and 50 abstracts in leading Cardiology journals. Following his extended Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, Dr. Puri will return to the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory with a clinical and academic focus on transradial coronary interventions and transcatheter structural heart disease interventions.