Pragnesh Patel, MD, is an interventional cardiologist and peripheral specialist at Genesis Heart & Vascular Associates in Newport and Morristown, Tennessee.
He enjoys providing cardiac and vascular care to patients in his community. He has a keen interest in treating peripheral vascular disease and carotid artery disease as they are closely linked with cardiac conditions and are under diagnosed and untreated. He strives to treat all his patients with compassion and respect just as he would expect someone to treat his family. He enjoy spending time with his family, volunteering in medical clinics, cooking for his family and friends, meditation, exercise and reading.
Education and Training:
Internal Medicine: University of Illinois, Chicago
Cardiology: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Interventional Cardiology: Lenox Hill Hospital, New York
Areas of Interest in Cardiology:
Heart failure management
Peripheral Vascular Diseases
A native of India, Dr. Patel moved to the United States in 1994 after completing his medical school at one of India’s most prestigious medical schools. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine from the University Of Illinois at Chicago, and thereafter, practiced at the Community Health Care Center in Davenport, Iowa. He provided care to the underserved and homeless of the Quad Cities for five years.
During this period, he pursued his research interest and published papers in gastroenterology and cardiology. His priority is serving the community to provide healthcare to all in need.
Subsequently, he completed his fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at the University of Iowa, during which he participated in basic science and transitional research.
He pursued further training in interventional cardiology at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, where he performed over 600 cardiac stent procedures, over 150 peripheral interventions, and 50 carotid stents under the mentorship of one of the most renowned pioneers in this field, Dr. Gary Roubin. Since then he has performed many more of the same.
Since 2009 moved with his family to East Tennessee, and has been serving the communities of Hamblen, Knox, Cocke, Greene, Hancock, and Jefferson counties.
He lives with his wife and two sons. His younger son recently joined the United Air Force Academy. His wife has served as voluntary Executive Director and President of a charitable clinic, and now helps him in his clinic.
Having served members in small communities, Dr. Patel truly believes the patients benefit most from receiving follow-up care in their hometown but with access to tertiary care centers for invasive procedures performed by their own physicians where there is prompt availability of all specialty services and cutting-edge technologies, including participating in trials.
He has staff privileges at Newport Medical Center in Newport, Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Jefferson, Tennova North in Knoxville, and Turkey Creek Medical Center in Knoxville.