Dr. Prakash Balan possesses a diverse educational background and now practices in the field of interventional cardiology. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history, summa cum laude. He also holds a law degree from The University of Texas at Austin School of Law. He completed his medical education at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio graduating with his MD in 2004. He went on to complete his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in cardiology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. He then returned home to Texas for his interventional cardiology fellowship at The University of Texas Health Science Center Houston. He has now joined the faculty at UT Houston and practices primarily in the areas of coronary artery disease and valvular heart disease. In particular, his clinical focus is complex percutaneous coronary interventions, radial artery catheterization, acute myocardial infarction care, catheter based therapies for valvular heart disease, particularly transcatheter aortic valve replacement, deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism care as well as hemodynamic support. His research interests include outcomes in transcatheter aortic valve replacement as well as acute myocardial infarction systems of care. He also takes an active interest in clinical education.
Dr. Balan is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular medicine, and interventional cardiology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is also board certified in adult comprehensive echocardiography by the National Board of Echocardiography. Furthermore, he is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.