Veera Pavan Kumar Kotaru, MD
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
1000 Oakland Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Veera Pavan Kotaru, MD, is a board-certified interventional cardiologist with Ascension Borgess Heart Institute in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He earned his medical degree from Peoples' Friendship University of Russia, Moscow, Russia. He completed an internal medicine residency with Michigan State University at their Synergy Medical Education Alliance in Saginaw, Michigan. He also completed a cardiovascular disease fellowship with Michigan State University, this time at Sparrow Health System in Lansing, Michigan. He has also completed an interventional cardiology fellowship with Michigan State University, which was located at Ascension Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. Dr. Kotaru's clinical, research, and educational interests include hypertension, cardiac events and cardiovascular inflammation, and cardiovascular ultrasound.
- American Board of Internal Medicine
- American Board of Internal Medicine (Interventional Cardiology)
- American Board of Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Disease)
Education and Training
- Clinical Fellowship 2015, Interventional Cardiology, Michigan State University
- Fellowship 2014, Cardiovascular Disease, Michigan State University
- Residency 2008, Internal Medicine, Michigan State University
- MD 2000, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia
- Physician Leadership
Kotaru V.P.K., Martin D., Tokala H., Kalavakunta J.K. Right atrial mass-multimodality imaging—Massive lipomatous hypertrophy of the atrial septum Clinical Case Reports. 2020;8:3632-3633. doi: 10.1002/ccr3.3431.
Abela G.S., Kalavakunta J.K., Janoudi A., Leffler D., Dhar G., Salehi N., Cohn J., Shah I., Karve M., Kotaru V.P.K., Gupta V., David S., Narisetty K.K., Rich M., Vanderberg A., Pathak D.R., Shamoun F.E. Frequency of Cholesterol Crystals in Culprit Coronary Artery Aspirate During Acute Myocardial Infarction and Their Relation to Inflammation and Myocardial Injury American Journal of Cardiology. 2017;120:1699-1707. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2017.07.075.
Efeovbokhan N., Makol A., Cuison R., Minter R., Kotaru V., Conley B., Chandana S. An unusual case of autoimmune pancreatitis presenting as pancreatic mass and obstructive jaundice: A case report and review of the literature Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2011;5 doi: 10.1186/1752-1947-5-253.
Lather N., Efeovbokhan N., Hakeem A., Kotaru P., Abela G., Burger A., Rubinstein J. Advanced echocardiographic imaging to predict exercise capacity in relatively healthy women International Journal of Cardiology. 2011;151(3):369-371. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2011.06.099.
Punnam S., Goyal S., Kotaru V., Pachika A., Abela G., Thakur R. Amiodarone - A 'broad spectrum' antiarrhythmic drug Cardiovascular and Hematological Disorders - Drug Targets. 2010;10(1):73-81. doi: 10.2174/187152910790780032.
Rubinstein J., Pelosi A., Vedre A., Kotaru P., Abela G. Hypercholesterolemia and Myocardial function evaluated via Tissue Doppler Imaging Cardiovascular Ultrasound. 2009;7(1) doi: 10.1186/1476-7120-7-56.