Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology); Director CME, Section of Cardiology, Internal Medicine; Co-Director Limb Preservation Program, Yale New Haven Health System; Honorary Clinical Reader in Centre, Clinical Pharmacology in the William Harvey Research Institute; Co-Director Vascular Outcomes Program, Internal Medicine; Primary Member, Yale Institutional Review Board; Consultant, Center For Devices and Radiological Health; Member, Yale School of Medicine Progress Committee; Medical Director Vascular Medicine - YNHH, Internal Medicine
Associate Professor; Co-Director Vascular Outcomes Program, Internal MedicineDr. Smolderen obtained her master's in Clinical Health Psychology and PhD in Medical Psychology from Tilburg University, The Netherlands; she also completed a 2-year post doctoral training program on Outcomes Research through the American Heart Association-Pharmaceutical Roundtable Outcomes Research Fellowship program at the Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute. She is the co-Director of the Vascular Medicine Outcomes Program. Dr. Smolderen’s training as a PhD psychologist and outcomes researcher allows her to understand and quantify the mechanisms that would fit a broader conceptual model of risk, including patients’ psychological and socio-economic status. Quality of vascular care, mental health, and patient-centered outcomes assessment in cardiovascular populations have been the focus of her work. To successfully manage chronic diseases such as peripheral artery disease (PAD), a broader, holistic model is very much needed. In her work, Dr. Smolderen has worked directly with patients to help understand what key issues patients with PAD are dealing with and to define preferences, quality of care and outcomes that are meaningful to patients as seen from their perspective. The overarching goal of Dr. Smolderen’s research in PAD has always been to develop a multidisciplinary patient-centered management program adopting a broader conceptual model of risk, to help improve the outcomes of patients with PAD.
Peripheral Vascular Faculty
Associate Professor; Director Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, Cardiovascular Medicine; Director Endovascular Fellowship, Cardiovascular MedicineDr. Attaran studied as an undergraduate at the University of Toronto, Canada. He attended medical school at the University of Sheffield, UK, with Honors. He completed his internal medicine residency and cardiovascular medicine fellowship at the University of Arizona before completing his interventional cardiology fellowship at Yale University.Dr. Attaran is the Director of the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program and the Endovascular Fellowship Training Program.His interests outside interventional cardiology include treatments for peripheral arterial and venous disease. He is involved in a number of national and international research studies in cardiovascular intervention. He serves on the American College of Cardiology's National Cardiovascular Data Registry, Research and Publications Committee. He is a member of the Vascular Disease Council of the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Intervention.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine; Clinician
Assistant ProfessorDr. Nagpal is a Interventional Cardiologist who has additional, specialized training in peripheral vascular interventions. His path into medicine began at Amherst College where he graduated cum laude, majoring in Neuroscience and receiving the honor for best thesis. He then went on to medical school at Emory University School of Medicine where he decided to pursue a career in Interventional Cardiology. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Yale New Haven Hospital and was selected to be a Chief Medicine Resident for an additional year. He continue his training at Yale in Cardiology, Peripheral Vascular Interventions, and Interventional Cardiology and is currently a faculty member in the Section of Cardiovascular Medicine.
Assistant Professor of Clinical MedicineDr Regan is a board certified interventional cardiologist with clinical interests in coronary artery and peripheral vascular disease.
Clinical FellowVascular Outcomes Research Fellow with the Vascular Medicine Outcomes (VAMOS) Lab