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Friday, January 28, 2011

New cardiologist establishes practice with St. Francis-based Indiana Heart Physicians

INDIANAPOLIS – Smriti Banthia, M.D., has joined Franciscan St. Francis Medical Group Indiana Heart Physicians, effective Jan. 31

She comes to St. Francis from Northwestern University in Chicago, where she completed fellowship training.

Banthia is board certified in cardiovascular disease and specializes in electrophysiology. Her clinical interests include arrhythmia management, cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators, and imaging. She has been an investigator for numerous clinical trials and is widely published in professional journals.

Banthia completed a clinical fellowship in medicine and an internship and residency in internal medicine at Harvard Medical School.

A graduate of the Indiana University School of Medicine, she also earned an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The Indiana Heart Physicians, which has served patients in central Indiana since 1978, became part of St. Francis Medical Group in 2009. To learn more about cardiovascular services at St. Francis go to