Nov. 2, 2020

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Cardiac surgeon, cancer prevention, infectious diseases fellows join faculty

Medical Center leadership is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff.

Kamir Boodoo, M.B.B.S.

Portrait of Dr. Kamir Boodoo

Dr. Kamir Boodoo, recently an infectious diseases fellow at Louisiana State University, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of medicine.

After receiving his M.B.B.S. from the University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago, Boodoo worked as a house officer in various specialties in the Caribbean. He then completed residency training in internal medicine at the Sinai Hospital of Baltimore in 2018, followed by fellowship training in infectious diseases at LSU, New Orleans, in 2020.


Ashok Kumar Coimbatore Jeyakumar, M.B.B.S.


Dr. Ashok Kumar Coimbatore Jeyakumar has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery.

After earning his M.B.B.S. and completing his internship in 2006 at the Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India, Coimbatore Jeyakumar was a general practitioner for two years before joining board residency training in general surgery at PGIMER, Chandigarh, India, from 2008-11. He was a practicing general surgeon briefly before pursuing a traditional residency in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery at the Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, Kerala, India, from 2012-14. Both his general surgery and cardiac surgery training were done in high volume centers of national importance in India. He is board-certified in both general surgery and cardiovascular and thoracic surgery in India. Upon finishing his residency, Coimbatore Jeyakumar worked as a cardiac surgeon in private practice in the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at the Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum, Kerala, India, from 2015-17.

He then moved to the U.S to pursue an advanced adult cardiac surgery fellowship and TAVR fellowship training at Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia, from 2017-19. Coimbatore Jeyakumar then moved to Cleveland and worked as a clinical associate in robotic and minimally invasive cardiac surgery at the Cleveland Clinic from 2019-20.

Coimbatore Jeyakumar has publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and has multiple oral and poster presentations at both national and international meetings. He recently received the Rene G. Favaloro International Fellow Award at the Cleveland Clinic in 2020.

His expertise is in coronary revascularization (including complex, total arterial revascularizations); structural heart and valve surgeries; minimally invasive cardiac surgeries; and complex aortic surgeries.