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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Cardiologist joins Indiana Heart Physicians; will practice in Indy and Crawfordsville

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana – Atul R. Chugh, MD, has joined Indiana Heart Physicians, a Franciscan Physician Network practice. He will work as a cardiologist at Franciscan Alliance’s Crawfordsville and Indianapolis hospitals.

He joins a team of highly regarded physicians, advanced practice providers and other clinicians, who provide care to patients in Indianapolis, Franklin, Greensburg, Martinsville, Mooresville, Shelbyville and Greencastle.

He received his medical degree from the University of Pune in Pune, India with clinical rotations completed at the Harvard Medical School (Boston). He completed a residency in internal medicine at Rush University Medical Center (Chicago) and fellowships in hypertensive diseases (University of Chicago) and cardiovascular medicine (University of Louisville Medical Center).

Dr. Chugh also was chief fellow of cardiovascular medicine at the University and was a post-doctoral fellow of advanced cardiac imaging at the Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore).

A native of New York City, Dr. Chugh worked as a sub-investigator for Radiant Research in Chicago; physician and clinical hypertension specialist at the University of Louisville Medical Center; clinical chief of the Jewish Hospital at the University of Louisville, director of preventive cardiology and director of advanced cardiac screening at the University of Louisville; and most recently was the attending cardiologist at Baptist Health in Lexington.

He has been published often in professional journals during his career. He has been a principal investigator with the National Institute of Health (NIH) in 2013; he won the Faculty Member of the Year Award in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Louisville, where he also earned the Outstanding Research Fellow Award. Additionally, he was named one of “Forty Under 40” in Louisville by Business First.

A Fellow with the American College of Cardiology, he also is a board member of the Central Kentucky Chapter of the American Heart Association and the Lexington Cardiac Research Foundation

Franciscan Physician Network is a division of the Mishawaka, Indiana-based Franciscan Alliance. To learn more about network primary and specialty care services in central Indiana, go to