Amod Amritphale, M.D., F.A.C.C , recently joined USA Health as assistant professor of cardiology at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and an interventional cardiologist with USA Health University Hospital.
By Nichelle Smith
Amod Amritphale, M.D., F.A.C.C., recently joined USA Health as assistant professor of cardiology at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and an interventional cardiologist with USA Health University Hospital.
As an interventional cardiologist, Amritphale said his main goal is to help people who experienced significant limitations due to chest pain or shortness of breath get back on their feet.
When a patient presents with a heart attack or heart failure, they are quickly treated in the emergency department at USA Health University Hospital. Many times, they often require a procedure in the cardiac catherization lab. There, Amritphale helps locate and open any blockages in their heart vessels, and helps improve their heart using newer technologies and help evaluate their hemodynamics.
Growing up, Amritphale said he always had a niche for helping others and being able to bring joy to the eyes of someone in need. He continues to mirror this mindset in medicine as he uses his experience and training to help, treat, cure and educate patients in leading a better life. “The most important part of my job is the opportunity to teach patients and families the importance of healthy living and changing their lifestyle to live longer and healthier lives,” he said.
According to Amritphale, USA Health embodies all of the components that are vital for a well-rounded physician. “USA Health gave me the perfect niche where I can help the population improve their health and outlook, teach budding cardiologists and physicians, while also working alongside the best cardiologists in the nation,” he said. “I have always been in love with southern culture and my family and I are proud to call Mobile our new home.”
Amritphale earned his medical degree from the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College in Jubalpur, India. He completed his residency training in internal medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine and a cardiovascular diseases fellowship at Louisiana State University New Orleans where he was named Outstanding Fellow. He recently completed his fellowship training in interventional cardiology at the Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center.