Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Babar Khan has joined the medical team at St. Bernards Heart & Vascular. Dr. Khan arrives at St. Bernards after completing fellowships in Cardiovascular Diseases and Interventional Cardiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis and Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, respectively.
Dr. Khan, a native of Pakistan, graduated from medical school in Karachi in 2012 and subsequently completed an Internal Medicine Residency at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, N.Y.
Dr. Khan expressed his enthusiasm to continue helping heart patients in the South, where heart disease remains the number one cause of death.
“I’ve seen the devastating effects that heart disease has on patients and their families,” he said. “I believe we can reverse this trend, and it can start in Northeast Arkansas.”
Dr. Max Arroyo, Interventional Cardiologist with St. Bernards Heart & Vascular, said the addition of Dr. Khan further solidifies St. Bernards as the region’s premier cardiovascular provider.
“Dr. Khan has international cardiovascular training,” Dr. Arroyo said. “He’s practiced overseas, in the Northeast United States and most recently in the South. He knows the challenges our patients face, and he’s ready to meet them. His presence will only grow the capabilities we have at St. Bernards.”
Fluent in three languages as well as a published researcher, Dr. Khan holds certifications with the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease, the National Board of Echocardiography, the Certification Board of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (CT) and the Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology. He is also board eligible with ABIM in Interventional Cardiology.
In his spare time, Dr. Khan enjoys riding horses, swimming and playing cricket. He lives in Jonesboro with his wife, new St. Bernards Cardiologist Dr. Sania Khan, and their daughter, Zara.
For more information, including appointment requests, visit heart.stbernards.info, or call the St. Bernards Healthline at 870.207.7300.