News Release

August 10, 2007

Contact: Christopher DeFrancesco, 860-679-3914

Interventional Cardiologist Joins UConn Health Center

FARMINGTON, CONN. – Kanwar Singh, M.D., is now seeing patients in the Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center at the University of Connecticut Health Center.

Singh specializes in general and interventional cardiology, including coronary angioplasty and stenting, as well as the treatment of peripheral arterial disease. He also reads vascular ultrasound studies.

“Arterial diseases in the arms, legs, kidneys or brain are not only their own problems, they can be a major indicator of heart disease,” Singh says. “Narrowing of the arteries represents a systemic disease process, one that requires careful and sometimes immediate attention. Thankfully, peripheral disease is treatable; treatment comes with a major improvement in quality of life, such as avoidance of difficult bypass operations and amputation. Treatment of related coronary disease can improve the length and quality of one's life.”

Singh comes to the UConn Health Center from the Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C., where he saw patients and was an instructor of medicine, and where he completed fellowships in general cardiology and interventional coronary and peripheral artery disease. He did his residency work at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, after attending McGill University Faculty of Medicine in Montreal. He has a bachelor of science in biology from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y.

“Dr. Singh is an expert in vascular medicine,” says Bruce Liang, M.D., director of the Calhoun Cardiology Center. “He trained in some of the best cardiology centers in the world, and has expertise in the latest approaches to and methods of treating patients with vascular diseases, including those with peripheral arterial disease. Dr. Singh brings additional important expertise to our center of excellence in heart and vascular diseases.”

In addition to his clinical duties, Dr. Singh is an assistant professor of medicine in the UConn School of Medicine Division of Cardiology.

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