WVU names new chief of cardiology at WVU Heart and Vascular Institute

West Virginia University has promoted one of its own to chief of cardiology in its heart and vascular institute in the college’s medical school.

Partho Sengupta, MD, who is currently the director of cardiovascular imaging and the chair of the Center for Innovation at the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute, assumed his new duties this month, according to a press release from the college.

He will work alongside Vinay Badhwar, MD, the executive chair of the Heart and Vascular Institute, to oversee the clinical and academic operations surrounding noninvasive and invasive cardiology.

“In just a short time at WVU, Dr. Sengupta has shown that he’s a true Mountaineer—a person who understands our purpose and our people, and who is committed to our patients, residents, and students,” said Clay Marsh, MD, vice president and executive dean of WVU Health Sciences, in a statement. “We are lucky to have him, and I’m grateful that he’s willing to take on this new level of responsibility.”

Sengupta is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular medicine and echocardiography.

“I envision the Heart and Vascular Institute as a unique model of shared knowledge and shared services,” Sengupta said in a statement. “And I look forward to continuing to help the Institute and WVU grow and innovate to meet the needs of our state and beyond.”