Dr. Vachaspathi Palakodeti is the Founder and Director of Imperial Cardiac and Vascular Center. He is happily married with wife and three children. After medical schooling in India, he trained in Internal medicine at University of Southampton and University of Nottingham in England. He has extensive experience at these teaching institutions during his training in England. He has obtained Membership of Royal College of Physicians of United Kingdom (MRCP-UK) with a license to practice Medicine in the UK by The General Medical Council.
Dr. Palakodeti then continued his learning experience by joining University of California San Diego (UCSD), where he completed medical residency and cardiology fellowship and successfully obtained certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine and Cardiology. He is a fellow of American College of Cardiology (FACC). He continues his patient care and clinical research work even to this date at UCSD and is an Honorary Professor of Medicine at UCSD. His research publications are listed separately, below. For over 15 years he has been performing high volume invasive cardiac and peripheral vascular angiographic procedures at various Institutions in San Diego including Scripps, Sharp and UCSD health care systems.
Dr. Palakodeti is currently practicing and providing comprehensive cardiology care to Imperial Valley for over a decade at Imperial Cardiac Center, his office location in Imperial, California. All aspects of cardiac and vascular care including stress testing, echocardiogram, nuclear stress testing, Holter monitoring and pacemaker evaluations are performed in the office, besides evaluation and treatment of peripheral, renal and carotid vascular disease.
Dr. Palakodeti is on active medical staff at El Centro Regional Medical Center and Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Brawley, providing cardiology care to hospital patients and 24/7 on call coverage to these two hospitals with his cardiology group. He also works at the hospital clinics and at the Clinicas De Salud proving consultation services. He is on active staff at UCSD as well where he regularly performs invasive cardiac and peripheral angiography procedures.
Dr. Palakodeti is actively involved with the medical community of Imperial Valley. He is the past President of Imperial County Medical Society, the local wing of California Medical Association and current President of Imperial Valley Family Care Medical Group.
Dr. Palakodeti is committed to providing comprehensive and excellent quality cardiac care to the entire population of Imperial Valley both in patients and outpatients irrespective of the type of insurance. His office currently welcomes new patients.