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Rasham Sandhu, MD

About Rasham

Dr. Rasham Sandhu completed his Internal Medicine Residency and Cardiovascular Fellowship at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, New York. On receiving his fellowship, he continued to pursue Interventional Cardiology Fellowship training at Westchester Medical Center. Dr. Sandhu is board certified in Echocardiography, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular and Nuclear Cardiology. Reluctant to face more frigid winters of New York, he decided to settle in Bakersfield, CA as an Interventional Cardiologist.

During Residency and Fellowship, Dr. Sandhu had been recognized for excellence in teaching and providing guidance to medical students, residents, and fellows. Also, he was selected as the Chief Cardiovascular Fellow in his final year of Cardiology fellowship. Dr. Sandhu has published various research studies, authored book chapters, and has presented at National Conferences.
Devoted to delivering the best care possible, Dr. Sandhu employs the most current and aggressive treatment plans for his cardiovascular patients. He has performed hundreds of percutaneous coronary interventions resulting in improving the quality of life for his patients.

In his downtime, Dr. Sandhu enjoys hiking and yoga. On vacations, Dr. Sandhu appreciates getting away and visiting different countries, climates, and cultures. Dr. Sandhu immerses in and further fosters the collegial environment at Central Cardiology Medical Center.

Affiliations American College of Cardiology, Society of Cardiac Angiography and Interventions
Awards
  • Best Overall PGY-1 in Internal Medicine

    2005
  • Best Overall PGY-2 in Internal Medicine

    2006
  • Best Overall PGY-3 in Internal Medicine

    2007
  • Best Teaching Resident of the Year, Westchester Medical Center

    2005
  • Best Teaching Resident of the Year, Westchester Medical Center

    2007
Education
  • Board Certification
  • National Board of Echocardiography 2010
  • American Society of Nuclear Cardiology 2010
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • ECFMG Certification 2004
  • Fellowship
  • Cardiovascular Westchester Medical Center
    Valhalla, NY
    2010
  • Interventional Cardiology Westchester Medical Center
    Valhalla, NY
  • Medical School
  • Doctor of Medicine (M.B.B.S.) Medical College Amritsar
    Punjab, India2001
  • Residency
  • Internal Medicine Westchester Medical Center
    Valhalla, NY
    2007
Medical Interests Publications

1. Lerner RG, Aronow WS, Sekhri A, Palaniswami C, Ahn C, Singh T, Sandhu R, McClung JA. Warfarin Use and the risk of Valvular Calcification. J Thromb Haemost. 2009 Dec; 7(12): 2023-7. Epub 2009 Sep 28

2. Kalapatapu K, Shao J, Aronow WS, Sandhu R, Singh T, Pucillo A, Weiss M, Sorbera C, Monsen C. Prevalance of In-hospital complications in 500 patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention treated with heparin 5000 IU administered systemically versus in 500 age-matched an sex matched patients treated with heparin 70 IU/Kg administered systemically. Accepted for publication American Journal of Therapeutics

3. Lleva P, Aronow WS, Amin H, Sandhu R, D’Aquila K. Prevalence of electrocardiographic abnormalities in patients with ischemic stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage and subarachnoid hemorrhage. Archives of Medical Science. 2008; 4(3):259-262.

4. Shao JH, Aronow WS, Kupersmith A, Naseer N, Belkin RN, Ravipati G, Sandhu R, Weiss MB. Pseudoaneurysm with thrombus and left ventricular inflow obstruction after left circumflex stenting. American Journal of Therapeutics. 2008; 15(2):180-3.

5. Sandhu R, Aronow WS, Rajdev A, Sukhija R, Amin H, D’ Aquila K, Sangha A. Relation of cardiac troponin I levels with in-hospital mortality inpatients with ischemic stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage, and subarachnoid hemorrhage. American Journal of Cardiology. 2008; 102(5):632-4. Epub 2008 Jun

6. Sandhu R, Aronow WS, Rajdev A, Sukhija R. Prevalence of obstructive coronary artery disease in patients with and without prior stroke undergoing coronary angiography for suspected coronary artery disease. American Journal of Cardiology. 2007; 100(6):960-1. Epub 2007 Jul 2.

7. Sandhu R, Aronow WS, Mehta N, Maguire GP, Lehrman SG. Prevalence of obstructive coronary artery disease and of 3-vessel obstructive coronary artery disease in patients with moderate or severe obstructive sleep apnea versus mild or no obstructive sleep apnea. International Journal of Angiology. 2006; 15;4:177-78

8. DeLuca AJ, Kaplan S, Aronow WS, Sandhu R, Butt A, Akoybyan A, Weiss MB. Comparison of prevalence of unrecognized myocardial infarction and of silent myocardial ischemia detected by a treadmill exercise sestamibi stress test in patients with versus without diabetes mellitus. American Journal of Cardiology. 2006; 98(8):1045-6. Epub 2006 Aug 28.

9. Sukhija R, Aronow WS, Sandhu R, Kakar P, Maguire GP, Ahn C, Lehrman SG. Prevalence of left ventricular hypertrophy in persons with and without obstructive sleep apnea. Cardiology in Review. 2006; 14(4):170-2.

10. Sukhija R, Aronow WS, Sandhu R, Kakar P, Babu S. Mortality and size of abdominal aortic aneurysm at long term follow-up of patients not treated surgically and treated with and without statins. American Journal of Cardiology. 2006;97(2):279-80. Epub 2005 Nov 21