Anjali Vaidya, MD, FACC, FASE, FACP, has been named Associate Director of the Pulmonary Hypertension, Right Heart Failure and Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy Program at the Temple Heart and Vascular Institute, and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. She comes to Temple from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where she was an attending cardiologist and the former Co-Director of the Pulmonary Hypertension Program.
Dr. Vaidya has extensive training and experience in pulmonary hypertension and right-sided heart failure, acute and chronic thromboembolic disease, right ventricular disease, valvular heart disease, cardiopulmonary diseases, cardiomyopathies, heart transplant, ventricular assist devices, and congenital heart disease associated with pulmonary hypertension.
“I am excited to join Temple’s dynamic Pulmonary Hypertension, Right Heart Failure and Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy Program,” Dr. Vaidya says. “I look forward to partnering with my patients, Temple colleagues and referring physicians to provide compassionate, high-quality care.”
“Dr. Vaidya is an outstanding clinician who will help further strengthen and expand our fast-growing program,” says Paul Forfia, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Temple’s Pulmonary Hypertension, Right Heart Failure and Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy Program.
An active researcher with a focus on pulmonary hypertension, echocardiography, and right heart failure, Dr. Vaidya has numerous publications to her credit and is a frequent speaker at local and national meetings. She also serves as a reviewer for the European Respiratory Journal and is a member of nearly a dozen professional societies.
In addition to being a devoted clinician and researcher, Dr. Vaidya is an esteemed clinical educator. She was the youngest recipient of the Penn Department of Medicine Donna McCurdy Faculty Teaching Award and recipient of the Vincent and Bonnie Anderson Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Cardiovascular Teaching Award.
Dr. Vaidya earned her medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine and completed an Internal Medicine residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), where she also served as Chief Medicine Resident. She later completed fellowships in Cardiology, Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant, and Advanced Echocardiography at HUP, while serving as Chief Cardiology Fellow, as well as supplemental training in pulmonary hypertension and palliative care. She is board certified in Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant, Echocardiography, Cardiovascular Disease, and Internal Medicine.