Kavitha Chinnaiyan, MD, FACC, FSCCT (@chinnaiyanMD) is a cardiologist and Associate Professor of Medicine at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine in Royal Oak, MI, where she serves as the Director of Cardiac Imaging Research. Her clinical interests include preventive cardiology, cardiovascular disease in women and appropriate use of cardiac imaging.
Dr. Chinnaiyan received her medical degree from Gulbarga University in India, and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI, where she served as Chief Resident. She completed her fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI where she also received advanced training in cardiac imaging.
She focuses her research endeavors on the clinical applications of cardiac CT, adoption of novel CT technology, radiation dose reduction and outcomes related to imaging. As Program Director, she led the Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging Consortium (ACIC), a statewide collaborative quality initiative sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan that included 90 institutions in Michigan. The ACIC established the role of registries for real-world practice of cardiac CT, including dose reduction and appropriate use. She has authored and co-authored more than a hundred manuscripts and abstracts, and several book chapters. She has served as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Heart Association of Southeast Michigan, Co-Chair of the Detroit Go Red for Women, Conference Chair for the Michigan Chapter of the American College of Cardiology and on the Think Tank of the Future of Cardiovascular Imaging initiative of the ACC.