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Director, Translational Research, Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St. David's Medical Center

Bio

Dr. Mohanty serves as the Director of Translational Research at the Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St. David’s Medical Center, where her research focuses on therapeutics of cardiac arrhythmias. Currently, she is involved in several research projects to identify risk factors that influence the long-term success of catheter ablation procedures performed on patients with atrial fibrillation.

A strong passion for helping people has driven Dr. Sanghamitra Mohanty throughout her professional career. After graduating from a premiere medical school in India, she practiced family medicine in rural and urban hospitals throughout the eastern part of that country. During her tenure as a family physician, Dr. Mohanty encountered many patients with ‘incurable’ heart diseases, in which “death due to acute heart failure” was the only diagnostic symptom. This experience inspired her to perform hands-on cardiology research and she moved to the United States to fulfill her dream.

After post-graduate study at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, Texas, Dr. Mohanty worked as a researcher at The University of Texas at Austin. At UT, she was directly involved in the development of novel tests to detect multiple cardiac biomarkers in serum and saliva for diagnosing and monitoring treatment in heart diseases. Her research works have been published in many peer-reviewed journals.

Education

Education

  • MD, S.C.B Medical College, Orissa, India ()
  • MS, Molecular Biology and Immunology, UNT Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX ()

Research and teaching experience

  • Director, Translational Research, Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute (current)
  • Research Fellow, Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute (2009-2015)
  • Research Associate: Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at The University of Texas, Austin, TX (June 2001-July 2009)
  • Lecturer, School of Biological Sciences, University of Texas, Austin (current)
  • Professor, Adjunct, Austin Community College (current)
  • SME (subject matter expert), Microbiology, Western Governor’s university (current)