Prakash Deedwania, MD

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Prakash Deedwania, MD, is professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and chief of the Cardiology Division for the Veterans Administration Central California Health Care System (VACCHCS)/UCSF Program in Fresno. Dr Deedwania is also director of Cardiovascular Research for the UCSF Fresno-Central San Joaquin Valley Medical Education Program and clinical professor of medicine at Stanford University in Palo Alto. Dr Deedwania is a fellow of the ACC, AHA, ACCP, and ACP. He is a member of the American Thoracic Society, the American Federation for Clinical Research, the Council for Myocardial Ischemia and Infarction, the International Society of Ambulatory Science, and the New York Trudeau Society. He has served as chair of the Executive Committee of the Laennec Society of the American Heart Association and is currently president of the California Chapter of the American Society of Hypertension. Dr Deedwania is past president of the International Society for Holter and Noninvasive Electrocardiology (ISHNE). He is a member of several writing groups, including the ACC/AHA Practice Guidelines on Chronic Stable Angina and Ambulatory ECG Monitoring. He also serves on the Practice Guidelines Committee of the Heart Failure Society of America. He recently served on the joint writing group of AHA/ADA/ACC for the position statement on intensive glucose control in patients with diabetes. Dr Deedwania has authored numerous landmark clinical trials and has authored or coauthored more than 350 publications, including journal articles, book chapters, and abstracts. Dr Deedwania also serves on the editorial boards of numerous journals.