Samir Pancholy, MD, FACC, FSCAI is the director of The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education Cardiology Fellowship. He is certified in internal medicine with additional certification in cardiovascular diseases, interventional cardiology, advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology.
Dr. Pancholy constantly strives to improve cardiovascular care and is nationally renowned for his advances in emergency heart care. As founding program director, he enjoys both teaching and learning from his fellows. He looks for fellows with a combination of high-energy, intelligence and endurance and places a high emphasis on scholarly activity as a part of their training.
In addition to his role at The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education, he is the president of North Penn Cardiovascular Specialists and a professor at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. The founding partner of VasoInnovations, Inc., he invented a less painful, safer way to insert a catheter in the arm in order to prevent complications after surgery in 2016. Dr. Pancholy has authored or co-authored over 20 studies appearing in journals including the “Journal of Invasive Cardiology and Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions,” “The American Journal of Cardiology,” “The American Heart Journal” and “The Journal of Nuclear Cardiology.” Additionally, he is the sub-editor of “The Journal of Invasive Cardiology.”
Dr. Pancholy earned his medical degree from B.J. Medical College, Pune in India before moving to the United States to complete his residency at the State University of New York, Stony Brook. He completed Fellowships in interventional cardiology and cardiovascular diseases at the Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital and Presbyterian Medical Center. He joined The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education as founding program director in 2010. He is fluent in Hindi and advocates for the benefits of a plant-based diet.