The American Health Council has welcomed Dr. Vivek Kumar as “Best in Medicine” for his dedication to the healthcare sector. Dr. Vivek Kumar has been committed to the practice of Cardiology for the past 14 years and is currently the owner of Heart Care Consultants.
Dr. Kumar successfully graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, with a doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine in 1997. He completed his Osteopathic Internship and Internal Medicine Residency at the Western Pennsylvania Hospital, and completed his Cardiology Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He then completed his Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at the Western Pennsylvania Hospital. These areas of study are the base for his knowledge and understanding that enabled him to become a specialist within his field.
Dr. Kumar was choosing between orthopedic surgery and cardiology as a medical student, but decided to pursue Cardiology as a subspecialty of internal medicine in part as a result of his father’s illness. He attributes his success to the support of his family as well as being able to maintain a very hands on, personal approach.
Having been based in Florida for the last three years, Dr. Kumar currently works at and owns the Heart Care Consultants. The organization is a full service cardiovascular practice serving both Sarasota and Bradenton. Their highly-qualified physicians are committed to the prevention and cure of cardiovascular disease and to improve the quality of life for their patients. Heart Care’s team is dedicated to serving their patients with the utmost compassion, respect, and personal attention. Their mission is to ‘provide better health through better healing’.
The Heart Care Consultants offers a variety of services including office consultations, echocardiography, nuclear stress testing, vascular ultrasound, holter and event monitoring, coumadin and lipid clinics, pacemaker clinic, coronary angiography, angioplasty and stenting, vascular diagnostics and interventions, complex cardiovascular interventions, permanent pacemaker implantation and varicose vein treatments.
On a daily basis, Dr. Kumar’s responsibilities include practice management and administration as well as patient care. His hard work has been acknowledged in 2018 and 2019, as he was selected by his peers to The Best Doctors of Sarasota. The annual event celebrated the top doctors and dentists in the community as ranked by Castle Connolly Medical. Dr. Kumar also conducts lectures to educate the future generation of doctors.
Dr. Kumar continues to expand his knowledge and understanding through his memberships of various professional associations including The American Osteopathic Association, The Florida Osteopathic Medicine Association, The Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association, The Society of Coronary Angiography and Intervention, and The American College of Cardiology. He also passionately supports the Wounded Warrior Project that is a charity that supports veterans and service members who have incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound while serving in the military.
Over the next 5 years, Dr. Kumar’s professional goals are to expand his practice with the help of another doctor. In his free time, Dr. Kumar enjoys playing tennis and golf and his personal achievements include the marriage to his wife and raising their two lovely sons together, whom he loves spending time with.