Dipti Itchhaporia, M.D.

Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart & Vascular Institute

  • Program Director, Congestive Heart Failure
  • Eric & Sheila Samson Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Health
  • Newport Beach

Dipti Itchhaporia, M.D., F.A.C.C. is the program director of disease management for the Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart and Vascular Institute, a position she has held since 2001, she is also the Eric & Sheila Samson Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Health. 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 of cardiology.