Salman Allana, M.D.

Salman Allana, M.D.

  • Internal Medicine - Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Coronary Chronic Total Occlusions


Salman Allana, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in interventional cardiology, especially coronary chronic total occlusions and complex and high-risk coronary interventions.

Dr. Allana earned his medical degree at Aga Khan University in Pakistan. He completed a residency in internal medicine, a fellowship in cardiovascular disease, and a fellowship in interventional cardiology at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics in Madison. He also gained advanced training through a fellowship in complex and high-risk coronary intervention (CTO/CHIP) at the Minneapolis Heart Institute.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, and interventional cardiology, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2023. He serves as Director of UT Southwestern’s Complex Coronary Artery Disease and Chronic Total Occlusion Program.

Dr. Allana is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, where he served on the Structural Heart Disease Council. He is also a member of the American College of Physicians and the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council.

His clinical and research areas of interest include coronary chronic total occlusions, complex and high risk percutaneous coronary interventions, cardiogenic shock, percutaneous mechanical circulatory support, and coronary physiology and imaging. He has delivered multiple presentations at national and international levels; contributed to several books, including Manual of Chronic Total Occlusions, Chronic Total Occlusions: A Guide to Recanalization, and Topol's Textbook of Interventional Cardiology; and published numerous academic peer-reviewed articles related to his areas of expertise.

Personal Note

When he’s not at work, Dr. Allana enjoys playing cricket and squash, reading, running, watching movies, and spending time with his family, especially his young son.

Education & Training
  • Internship - Aga Khan University Hospital (2007-2008)
  • Residency - University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (2009-2012)
  • Fellowship - Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital (2022-2023)
  • Fellowship - University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (2015-2016), Interventional Cardiology
  • Fellowship - University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (2012-2015), Cardiovascular Disease
  • Medical School - Aga Khan Medical College, Pakistan (2001-2006)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American College of Cardiology
  • Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions
  • American College of Physicians
  • Pakistan Medical and Dental Council
Honors & Awards
  • Winner of award-winning case presentations 2023, National Cardiovascular Research Foundation Chronic Total Occlusion Plus 2023 Conference
  • Top Cardiologist Wisconsin 2021
  • Award for Clinical Excellence 2019, Sentara Rockingham Memorial Hospital
  • Begum Shafiqa Zia ul Haq Scholarship 2004-2005, Aga Khan University
  • Aga Khan University Scholarship 2003-2004, Aga Khan University
Books & Publications
  • Books
    • Manual of Chronic Total Occlusions in Manual of Chronic Total Occlusions (3rd ed.)
      Allana SS (2023), Academic Press
    • Saphenous vein graft percutaneous interventions in SCAI Interventional Cardiology Board Review (4th ed.)
      Allana SS, Brilakis ES
    • Approach to balloon uncrossable or undilatable lesions in Textbook of Interventional Cardiology (9th ed.)
      Allana SS, Brilakis ES
    • New guidewire technology in coronary chronic total occlusion in Chronic Total Occlusion: A Guide to Recanalization
      Allana SS, Brilakis ES
    • Saphenous vein graft percutaneous coronary interventions in Interventional Cardiology Board Review Questions
      Allana SS, Brilakis ES
    • STEMI: Early and late complications in Adult Clinical Cardiology Self-Assessment Program
      Allana SS, Brilakis ES
    • Heart failure in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Heart Failure: A Case Based Approach
      Allana SS, Kao WG (2013), Demos Medical
  • Coronary chronic total occlusions
  • Complex and high-risk percutaneous coronary interventions
  • Cardiogenic shock
  • Percutaneous mechanical circulatory support
  • Coronary physiology and imaging

Clinical Focus

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Coronary Chronic Total Occlusions
  • Complex and High-Risk Coronary Interventions
  • Percutaneous Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Coronary Physiology and Imaging

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