Dipti Itchhaporia, M.D., F.A.C.C. is the medical director of disease management
for the Jeffrey M. Carlton Heartand Vascular Institute, a position she
has held since 2001. As medical director of disease management, Dr. Itchhaporia
leads the congestive heart failure management program and the anticoagulation
clinic at the Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart and Vascular Institute, which is
Orange County’s highest volume, highest-rated cardiovascular program
and one of the preeminent cardiovascular centers on the West Coast. She
joined the medical staff at Hoag Hospital and also established her private
practice specializing in diagnostic and interventional cardiology in 1996.
Dr. Itchhaporia received her medical degree from St. Louis University School
of Medicine and continued to complete her residency in internal medicine
at Stanford University Medical Center. Subsequently, she joined the General
Medicine Faculty at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
as assistant clinical professor and then went on to do a cardiology fellowship
at Georgetown University and an interventional cardiology fellowship at
Stanford University. She is board certified in cardiology, interventional
cardiology and nuclear cardiology.
Dr. Itchhaporia is the Georgia and Robert Roth’s Chair for Cardiac
Excellence at Hoag Hospital and recently received the prestigious Get
With The Guidelines®–Heart Failure Bronze Performance Achievement
Award from the American Heart Association (AHA). She holds many leadership
positions with renowned organizations including present member of the
Western Affiliates board of the AHA and past president of the Orange County
Chapter of the AHA.
Dr. Itchhaporia has also held many positions for the American College of
Cardiology (ACC). Most recently, she has been elected Chair of the Board
of Governors of the ACC. She has also served as the state chapter’s
Southern California Governor, immediate past-President and Orange County
Councilor. In addition, Dr. Itchhaporia is a member of the ACC’s
Council of Clinical Cardiology, Steering Committee Board of Governors
and co-chair of the Practice Administrators Committee.
Dr. Itchhaporia has been active in the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
as a member of the government relations committee for a number of years
and served on the National American Heart Association’s Professional
Education Committee from 2008-2010.
Dr. Itchhaporia is an outspoken advocate for building greater awareness
about cardiovascular disease, which is the number one killer of both men
and women. She regularly conducts community lectures aimed to educate
people about cardiovascular disease. Dr. Itchhaporia has also authored
or co-authored many scientific papers related to the medical specialty