Dr. Susmita Parashar is Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) at Emory University. Prior to joining as faculty in the Division of Cardiology, Dr. Parashar was Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Emory.
Dr. Parashar completed her medical school from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. She completed residency in Internal Medicine at Medical College of Georgia, Augusta and Cardiology fellowship at Emory University. She completed her Master of Public Health and a Master of Science from Emory in 2005. She is Board Certified in Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology and Echocardiography.
She was founding Director of the Winship Cardio-Oncology Program at Emory from 2014-2018. She participates in several national cardio-oncology committees and conducts research on cardiomyopathy and coronary heart disease in cancer patients. She received the NIH K12 and K23 Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Awards, and the American Heart Association (AHA) National Center Scientist Development Grant to conduct clinical research with focus on women and heart disease.
She has received several national and regional awards including the AHA Trudy Bush Fellowship for Cardiovascular Research in Women's Health Award to recognize outstanding work in the area of women's health and cardiovascular disease. She is featured as Castle Connolly Top Doctor 2019 and 2020.
At Emory, Dr. Parashar received the Emory Department of Medicine Early Career Faculty Research Award for Clinical Research, the School of Medicine Mentoring Award, and Nanette K. Wenger Distinguished Service Award (nomination) for developing the Winship Cardio-Oncology Program at Emory. Dr. Parashar has authored/co-authored over 60 peer-reviewed publications, including invited textbook chapters, manuscripts, abstracts and review articles. Her work was published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Archives of Internal Medicine and Circulation, and highlighted by the Nature and national media such as CNN, CBS and NPR news.