Anand M. Irimpen, MD joined the Tulane University Heart and Vascular Institute in 1992 as a General Cardiology Fellow before becoming an Interventional Cardiology Fellow. He currently is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of our Interventional Cardiology Fellowship. He is a graduate of the Grant Medical College at Bombay University, Byculla in Bombay, India and received further professional medical training through an internship in the Department of Medicine at St. Luke’s Hospital at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland Ohio and a residency in the Department of Medicine at the Medical College of Ohio at Toledo. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Irimpen does research, most recently a study on the effects of Hurricane Katrina on acute myocardial infarction in New Orleanians impacted by the storm. This scholarly project won first place at this year’s American College of Cardiology conference for the state of Louisiana.