Venkata R Kovvali, MD, FACC


  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Echocardiography

Board Certifications:

  • Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease (A.B.I.M.)
  • Board Certified in Interventional Cardiology (A.B.I.M.)
  • Board Certified in Echocardiography (N.B.E.)
  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine (A.B.I.M.)

Professional Fellowships:

  • Fellow of American College of Cardiology (FACC)


  • CHI St. Luke’s Health-Memorial System
  • Woodland Heights Medical Center
  • Christus Jasper Memorial Hospital, Jasper, TX

Academic Background:

  • Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam, A.P., India
  • Internship/Residency, Coney Island Hospital, Brooklyn, NY
  • Fellowship in Adult Cardiovascular Medicine, Coney Island Hospital, Brooklyn, NY

Professional Associations:

  • Texas Medical Association
  • American College of Cardiology
  • POET

Awards and Honors:

  • June 92-June 93 Dr. Kishore Chokshi Award for outstanding Clinical Fellow, Coney Island Hospital, Brooklyn NY
  • June 91 Virginia Nash Award for best Outgoing Medical Resident, Division of Internal Medicine, Coney Island Hospital, Brooklyn, NY
  • 1991 Syntex/Medicine Award for excellence in clinical practice
  • Dr. Mohammed Memorial Award for the Best Intern, in the division of Internal Medicine, Coney Island Hospital, Brooklyn, NY
  • 1969-1975 Recipient of Andhra Pradesh State Special Merit Scholarship, INDIA
  • Recipient of Akkineni Nageswara Roo Award for Post-Graduate Education during residence in Internal Medicine, INDIA.

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