- Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2003-2008), Cardiology
- Graduate School - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine (2001-2003), Public Health
- Residency - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine (1998-2001), Internal Medicine
- Medical School - Hahnemann University Hospital (1994-1998), Internal Medicine
Sandeep Das, M.D., M.P.H.
- Internal Medicine - Cardiology
- General Cardiology
Sandeep Das, M.D., M.P.H., is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine’s Division of Cardiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in general cardiology.
He is a UT Southwestern Health System Quality Officer and the Cardiology Division Quality Officer, as well as a founding member of the Parkland Center for Healthcare Innovations and Clinical Outcomes at Parkland Hospital & Health System. He also is Parkland’s Medical Director for Acute Coronary Care and for the Cardiology Consult Service.
Dr. Das earned his medical degree with honors at Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, where he was elected to membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he also earned a Master of Public Health degree. He received advanced training in cardiology through a fellowship at UT Southwestern Medical School.
Certified in cardiovascular disease by the American Board of Internal Medicine, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2007.
Dr. Das’s primary clinical and research focus is improving cardiovascular outcomes, safety, and quality of care. His early work, supported in part by an American College of Cardiology Foundation/General Electric Healthcare Career Development Award, dealt with understanding the impact of obesity on subclinical cardiovascular disease. He has also published extensively on cardiac biomarkers. His more recent research has focused on quality of care, especially as it relates to myocardial infarction (heart attack). His 2012 paper on the outcomes and process of care after acute myocardial infarction in the extremely obese was recognized with the Journal of the American College of Cardiology’s Parmley Prize as the top paper by a young investigator. His research now focuses on optimizing care delivery and patient adherence.
Dr. Das is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association (AHA), where he is active in the Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Council and a member of the AHA Epidemiology Council Statistics Committee. He is the co-Chair of the 2018 Expert Consensus Decision Pathway on Novel Therapies for Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes and a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Meet Dr. Das
When it comes to patient care, UT Southwestern cardiologist Sandeep Das, M.D., M.P.H., considers himself both a physician and an educator.
“I see one of my roles as being a translator between the medical evidence and my patients, to help them make better-informed decisions about their treatment,” Dr. Das says. He specializes in the medical management of people with known coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, and congestive heart failure.
“It’s very challenging for patients to navigate the sea of information and conflicting claims about heart health without assistance,” he says. “We receive information from the media, the internet, and advertising, as well as the experiences of friends and family members. There’s often a big disconnect between what patients perceive as the risks and benefits of a medication, test, or procedure and what the evidence tells us those risks and benefits actually are.”
Dr. Das says his goal is for all his patients not to have this disconnect, basing his recommendation for any treatment or approach on what the evidence clearly shows from his ongoing research focused on patient safety, outcomes, and quality of cardiovascular care.
“Cardiology is changing on an almost-daily basis as new treatments are developed and more data on existing treatments come out,” he says. “Our goal is to always provide the highest-quality evidence-based care to our cardiology patients across the UT Southwestern system. It’s about identifying the best ways to deliver the best patient outcomes and improve patient safety.”
- Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine (2001), Current certification in Cardiovascular Disease, initial certification was in Internal Medicine
- American Heart Association (2003)
- American College of Cardiology (2003)
- American Heart Association, Quality of Care and Outcomes Council (2010)
- Alpha Omega Alpha 1998, Medical honor society
- Parmley Award 2012, Outstanding publication by a young investigator in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Impact of body mass and body composition on circulating levels of natriuretic peptides: results from the Dallas Heart Study.
Das SR, Drazner MH, Dries DL, Vega GL, Stanek HG, Abdullah SM, Canham RM, Chung AK, Leonard D, Wians FH, de Lemos JA Circulation 2005 Oct 112 14 2163-8
Increased cardiovascular risk associated with diabetes in Dallas County.
Das SR, Vaeth PA, Stanek HG, de Lemos JA, Dobbins RL, McGuire DK American heart journal 2006 May 151 5 1087-93
Body size misperception: a novel determinant in the obesity epidemic.
Powell TM, de Lemos JA, Banks K, Ayers CR, Rohatgi A, Khera A, McGuire DK, Berry JD, Albert MA, Vega GL, Grundy SM, Das SR Archives of internal medicine 2010 Oct 170 18 1695-7
Impact of body weight and extreme obesity on the presentation, treatment, and in-hospital outcomes of 50,149 patients with ST-Segment elevation myocardial infarction results from the NCDR (National Cardiovascular Data Registry).
Das SR, Alexander KP, Chen AY, Powell-Wiley TM, Diercks DB, Peterson ED, Roe MT, de Lemos JA Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2011 Dec 58 25 2642-50
- Impact of body mass and body composition on circulating levels of natriuretic peptides: results from the Dallas Heart Study.
- Quality of care and outcomes research
- Obesity and cardiovascular disease
- Health disparities
- Acute coronary syndromes
- General Cardiology