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Dr. Prabhakara Shetty Heggunje

Consultant - Cardiology
MBBS, MD, DM, FACC, FSCAI, American Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, Interventional Cardiology

Dr. Prabhakara Shetty Heggunje is the Head of the Department of Cardiology in Columbia Asia Hospitals in the Yeshwanthpur and Hebbal branches in Bangalore.  After his basic graduation (MBBS) from Mysore University in 1982, he obtained his MD degree in Internal Medicine (1985) and DM degree in Cardiology (1988) from the prestigious Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGI) in Chandigarh.  He later worked as an Attending Cardiologist in the Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (MMM) in Madras and as a Senior Cardiologist in the Chest Hospital in Kuwait before re-locating to the United States of America. He completed his Residency in Internal Medicine and his Fellowship in cardiovascular disease from the State University of New York in Syracuse.  Following these, he worked as a Staff Cardiologist in the VA Medical Center in Syracuse before pursuing Interventional Cardiology fellowship training from the prestigious William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan.  He later joined The Heart Group, P.C. in Evansville, Indiana and worked there until he returned to India in May 2008.  During his stay in the US, he was Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, and Interventional Cardiology by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Shetty’s skills in the field of Interventional Cardiology, his impeccable proficiency in clinical medicine, dedication to patient care, and passion for teaching have won him profound reverence from his peers. For his eminent work in fields of Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology, he has been conferred Fellowships from the American College of Cardiology (FACC) and the Society of Cardiac Angiography and Interventions (FSCAI).  He is also an active member of the Cardiological Society of India (CSI) and the Cardiovascular Society of India (CVSI). With his unique training from prestigious institutes in India and USA, Dr Shetty is an expert in most aspects of cardiology.  He has special interests in preventive cardiology, acute myocardial infarction, and complex coronary interventions.  His expertise in managing complicated patients with heart attack with large clot burden is nationally recognized.  He specializes in complex multiple vessel coronary interventions (which are otherwise considered for bypass surgery ) with durable long term results and low complication rates.  He is also an expert in carotid stenting and peripheral vascular procedures.


  • Preventive cardiology
  • Acute myocardial infarction
  • Complex multiple vessel coronary interventions
  • Managing complicated patients with heart attack with large clot burden
  • Carotid stenting
  • Peripheral vascular procedures


Total Experience: Over 28 Years

  • Cardiology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
  • Attending Cardiologist, Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases,Madras, India
  • Senior Cardiologist, Chest Hospital, Kuwait
  • Staff Cardiologist, VA Medical Center, Syracuse, New York
  • Interventional Cardiologist, The Heart Group, P.C. Evansville, Indiana
  • Chief of Cardiology, Columbia Asia Hospital, Bangalore

Medical School

  • Government Medical College, Mysore, India
  • Internal Medicine, PGIMR, Chandigarh
  • Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
  • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology, American Board of Internal Medicine