Arka Chatterjee, MD, FACC, FSCAI

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Associate Director Structural Heart Program, Banner University Medical Center - Tucson
  • Associate Program Director - Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program

Dr. Chatterjee joins Banner University Medical Center - Tucson as the Associate Director for Structural Heart disease after being an integral part of a high-volume structural program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  He originally hails from India and completed medical school at the University of Delhi followed by a residency at the University of Louisville. He underwent cardiology and interventional cardiology fellowships at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he then joined the faculty in 2016. In his first year on faculty, he was trained on structural and congenital procedures by both adult and pediatric interventionist mentors, gaining an experience which is extremely rare for adult cardiologists. Subsequently he was a key part of both the adult structural and adult congenital interventional programs. He is experienced in transcatheter therapies for valvular disease and other congenital / structural heart defects. For example, he has done more than 200 transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures.  He finds the best part of working in the structural heart team is the necessity of a team structure - different specialty physicians / surgeons, advanced providers all working to find the best treatment pathway for each individual patient and is excited to be part of the vibrant team at Banner in Tucson.

Structural Heart and Heart Valve Disease clinicians typically evaluate patients at Banner - University Medical Center North and conduct procedures at Banner - University Medical Center Tucson. Phone number: 520-694-4686 • Fax: (520) 694-1007

Research Interests: 

Dr. Chatterjee's research interests include outcomes research after coronary, structural and adult congenital interventions.

PubMed Research Summary:
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=arka+chatterjee

Degrees
  • MD: University of Delhi (Maulana Azad Medical College), India, July 2002 - December 2006
Honors and Awards
  • Fellowship of American College of Cardiology – 2018 onwards
  • Fellowship of Society of Cardiac Angiography and Interventions – 2018 onwards
  • “Best of the Best” Abstract Award – SCAI 2016
  • Best Clinical Fellow Award – 2014-2015 – University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Best Teaching Fellow Award – 2014-2015 – University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Best Clinical Fellow Award – 2013-2014 – University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Best First Year Fellow Award – 2012-2013 – University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • First Place – Trainee Research Competition – 2013 ACC AL Chapter Meeting
  • Outstanding Teaching Resident Award – 2010-2011 – University of Louisville
  • American College of Cardiology (KY Chapter) Recognition for Excellence in Research as Resident-in-Training, September 2010
  • American Society of Hypertension/Boehringer Ingelheim Young Investigator Travel Award – May 2010
Residency
  • University of Louisville, KY, Internal Medicine, July 2009 - June 2012
Fellowship
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham, Interventional Cardiology, July 2015 - June 2016
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham, Cardiovascular Disease, July 2012 - June 2015
Board Certifications
  • Board certified in Interventional Cardiology (2016 onwards)
  • Board certified in Cardiovascular Diseases (2015 onwards)
  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine (2012 onwards)
  • National Board of Echocardiography (Testamur) (2014 onwards)