Medicine/Division of Cardiology

Anand Prasad, M.D., FACC, FSCAI, RPVI

Professor of Medicine/Freeman-Heart Association Professor in Cardiovascular Disease/Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program Director

Personal Statement:

Dr. Prasad graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans in 2000. He completed Internal Medicine and Cardiology training at the University of Texas Southwestern at Dallas. Subsequently, he completed an Interventional Cardiology and an Endovascular Fellowship at the University of  California San Diego. He then joined the faculty at UC San Diego and after three years moved back to Texas to join the faculty at UT Health Science Center at San Antonio as an Assistant Clinical Professor. He is currently an Professor of Medicine and holds the Freeman Heart Association Endowment in Cardiovascular Disease.

He also is the Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at University Health System. His clinical interests are centered on the endovascular treatment of peripheral arterial disease including carotid and lower extremity disease, transcatheter aortic valve replacement, percutaneous ventricular support devices and complex high risk percutaneous coronary interventions. Dr. Prasad has a focus on Vascular Medicine, is
also board certified by the American Board of Vascular Medicine, and holds a certification as a Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI). He conducts a monthly Vascular Medicine Clinic and is constructing a vascular imaging and venous ablation program at UT Health.

He has served as the Associate Program Director and Program Director for the Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship Program at UT Health San Antonio. In addition to an active role in Fellow training, Dr. Prasad is involved with clinical research. He is the PI on both investigator initiated and industry sponsored clinical trials. His areas of current interest include novel approaches to therapy for limb salvage and acute kidney injury following endovascular interventions. He is also involved with efforts to understand subclinical vascular disease in minority populations and serves as a co-investigator in the Cameron County Hispanic Cohort Study. The goals of this endeavor are to understand the prevalence, predictors, and outcomes related to subclinical peripheral arterial disease in Mexican Americans.

His research career has led to over 90 publications in peer reviewed journals. He is an Associate Editor of Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions (CCI), Associate Peripheral Arterial Disease Section Editor for, on the ACC Interventional Section writing committee, ACC NCDR PVI Steering committee,
XLPAD steering committee and on the editorial board for the Journal of Invasive Cardiology and editorial consultant for the Journal of the American College of

The intersection of his research and clinical interests has led to the creation of the largest cardio renal symposium in the United States: Cardio Renal Connections. As cofounder of this meeting, Dr. Prasad has worked to bring together clinicians, nurses, students, researchers, and industry to better address the challenges in management of patients with concomitant heart and kidney disease.


Medical School

  • Louisiana State University in New Orleans, New Orleans, LA


  • University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, Dallas, TX


  • University of San Diego, San Diego, CA
  • University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, Dallas, TX


Investigator initiated:
o Determination of Traditional and Novel Risk Factor Associations for Peripheral Arterial Disease in Mexican-Americans in South Texas – Mike Hogg Funded Grant – $21.7K
Sponsored: * AVERT Trial * DURABILITY * AMG 145

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Invited Faculty for ACC, SCAI, TCT, AMP, EPIC-SEC, CVI
  • Steering Committee XLPAD registry
  • Steering Committee ACC NCDR PVI registry


  • Peer-reviewed: 93