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Language(s) Spoken

English

Joined Kelsey-Seybold

2004

Accepting New Patients?

Yes

​​​​​​Profess​​ional Backgro​und

Atasu Nayak, M.D. is board certified in Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular disease, Nuclear Medicine, Echocardiography, Vascular Medicine and Endovascular Intervention. Dr. Nayak earned his medical degree from Sriram Chandra Bhanja Medical School in India. He completed his internship and residency at Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center in New York. He completed a fellowship in Cardiology at New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center and the University of Missouri—Columbia. He completed his Intervention Cardiology Fellowship at Lahey Clinic, Boston in 2003.

Professional Assoc​​iations 

Dr. Nayak is a Fellow of American College of Physicians and a member of the American College of Cardiology Society of Cardiac Angiography Society of Vascular Medicine, Texas Heart Institute Cardiac Society

Hobbies and Int​​erests

In his spare time, Dr. Nayak enjoys playing tennis, golf, cricket, singing and listening to Hindi songs.​​​​

​As a doctor, I do what I love and love what I do. I strongly believe in the Kelsey-Seybold mission, which is to provide quality and state-of-the-art cardiac care to our patients with honesty and respect.​

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Awards & Recognitions

Dr. Nayak has been recognized for providing outstanding cardiovascular and stroke care by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) Heart/Stroke Recognition Program. Recognition through the Heart/Stroke Recognition program is achieved as the result of a comprehensive, individualized review process that verifies a physician’s adherence to national standards of excellence in caring for patients with cardiovascular disease or who have had a stroke.

Publications
Dr. Nayak has contributed to the following publications:  
  • Myocardial infarction as a presentation of clinical in-stent restenosis. Nayak AK, Kawamura A, Nesto RW, Davis G, Jarbeau J, Pyne CT, Gossman DE, Piemonte TC, Riskalla N, Chauhan MS. Circ J. 2006 Aug; 70(8):1026-9.  
  • A Secondary Prevention Lipid Clinic Reaches LDL-C Goals More Often Than Usual Cardiology Care For Patients With Coronary Heart Disease. Kim K. Birtcher, MS, Anthony J. Greisinger,  Brenda J. Brehm, Oscar A. Wehmanen, Loriann M. Furman, Cathryn C. Salinas, Madjid Mirzai-Tehrane, Atasu Nayak, Haroonur Rashid , Ali Mortazavi. J of Clinical Lipidology Feb 2010.
  • Submassive pulmonary embolism and paradoxical embolic stroke treated with closure of the patent foramen ovale. Ayman Iskander, Atasu Nayak, Manish S. Chauhan. Cath Cardiovasc Diag, March 2005; 356-360.
  • Left main coronary artery rotational atherectomy and stenting. Atasu K. Nayak, MD, Richard Davis, MD, PhD, Hanumanth K. Reddy, MD, Muthu S. Krishnan, MD, Donald J. Voelker, MD, Kul Aggarwal, MD. Southern Medical Journal, April 2000; 23:415-423.
  • “Cardiac manifestations of The Antiphospholipid syndrome. A review” Atasu K. Nayak, Geeta K. Reddy, Missouri Medicine, April 2002;167-178.
  • Thrombus-in-transit across the Inter-atrial septum: A case of paradoxical embolism. Kul Aggarwal, Vinod K. Jayam, Michael A. Meyer, Atasu K. Nayak, Sriram S. Nathan. Journal of American Society of Echocardiography, June 2002;15.
  • Minute ventilation sensor driven pacemaker related difficulty in weaning from mechanical ventilation. A case report. Atasu K. Nayak, Kul Aggarwal, Greg C. Flaker. Missouri Medicine, May 2001; 98 (5):181-183.
  • Superinfection with Rifampin-Isoniazid-Streptomycin-Ethambutol (RISE) - resistant Tuberculosis in Three patients with AIDS: Confirmation by Polymerase Chain Reaction Finger Printing. David L. Horn, Dial Hewlett, Jr., Waltet H. Haas, W. Ray Butler, Celia Alfalla, Edgar Tan, Andrew Levine, Atasu Nayak, Steven M. Opal.  Annals of Internal Medicine, 1994; 121: 115-116.
  • Cerebellar Venous Infarction in Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media. A case report with review of four other cases. Atasu K. Nayak, Dilip Karnad, Madhuri V. Mahajan, Asha Shah, Yogini V. Meisheri. STROKE, 1994; 25:1058-1060.
  • Metronidazole relieves symptoms in irritable bowel syndrome: the confusion with so-called “chronic amebiasis”. Nayak AK, Karnad DR, Abraham P, Mistry FP. Indian Journal of Gastroenterology. 16(4): 137-9, 1997 Oct.
  • "Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection" Atasu Nayak, Yash Y. Lokhandwala, P.A. Kale. Journal of Applied Medicine, India.

Publica​​​tions of Abstracts

  • In-stent Restenosis presenting as myocardial infarction. Atasu K. Nayak, Gershan Davis, Manish S. Chauhan, David E. Gossman, Thosmas C. Piemonte, Richard W. Nesto. Published as an abstract in Catheter and cardiovascular Interventions, vol. 59, Issue 1, Page 131, May 2003.
  • Use of glyprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors and vascular complications in aged patients. Manish S Chauhan, Atasu Nayak, Richard W Nesto, Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA; Kalon K Ho, Harvard Clinical Research Institute, Boston, MA. Published as an abstract in Circulation on line, page 17, May 20, 200
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  • Atasu K. Nayak, Hanumanth K. Reddy, Donald J. Voelker, Mary Misplay. Published as an abstract in Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology, Volume 28, no. 6, June 1996. 
  • Primary coronary stenting in acute myocardial infarction is both safe and cost effective. Hanumanth K.  Reddy,  Atasu K. Nayak,  Donald J. Voelker. Published as an abstract in Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology, Volume 28, no.6, June 1996. 
  • Echocardiographic guided right ventricular endomyocardial biopsy: a safe and easily performed technique. Donald J. Voelker, Atasu K. Nayak, Hanumanth K. Reddy. Published as an abstract in Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology, Volume 28, no. 6, June 1996. 
  • Ambulatory outpatient coronary stenting using collagen plug is convenient and cost-effective. Donald J. Voelker, Hanumanth K. Reddy, Atasu K. Nayak, Richard Webel, Robert Merrit, Walid Hassan, Rangarao V. Tummala, Muthu S. Krishnan. Published as an abstract in Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology,Vol. 29, No. 6, June 1997.  
  • Influence of age and gender over postcardiac transplant survival. Hanumanth K. Reddy, Atasu K. Nayak, Jack Curtis, Todd Demmy, Mary Misplay. Published as an abstract in Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology,Vol. 29, No. 6, June 1997.  
  • Use of collagen plugs for arterial hemostasis after cardiac catheterization is safe and cost-effective. Hanumanth K. Reddy, Atasu K. Nayak, Donald J. Voelker, Rangarao V. Tummala, Muthu S. Krishnan, Kul Aggarwal. Published as an abstract in Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology,Vol. 29, No. 6, June 1997. 
  • Left main coronary artery stenting and Rotablation: A safe approach to non-surgical and high-risk patients. Richard Davis, Atasu K. Nayak, Hanumanth K. Reddy, Donald J. Voelker, Kul Aggarwal, Muthu S. Krishnan. Published as an abstract in Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology,Vol. 29, No. 6, June 1997. 
  •  Elevated levels of Transforming Growth Factor-Beta and Interleukin-6 in Remodelling Human Myocardium. H.K.Reddy, L.C. Katwa, A. K. Nayak, D.J. Voelker, S. Smith. Published as an abstract in Journal of Investigative Medicine, volume 45. No. 7, September  1997.  
  • Intra-aortic balloon pump is superior to inotropes in patients with severe heart failure. Atasu Nayak, Aswartha Pothula, Donald Volelker, Richard Webel, Todd Demmy, Jack Curtis, Hanumanth Reddy. Published as abstract in Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology,Vol. 30, No. 7, July 1998.  
  • Allograft Coronary artery disease manifesting as congestive heart failure in cardiac transplant patients. Atasu Nayak, Punit Goel, William Wilson, Jack Curtis and H.K. Reddy. Published as an abstract in Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology, June, 2000.  
  • Allograft Cardiomyopathy: A post transplantion entity associated with congestive heart failure. Punit Goel, William Wison, Jack Curtis, Atasu Nayak, H.K. Reddy. Published as an abstract in Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology, June, 2000.  
  • Tricuspid Regurgitation in cardiac transplant patients: Etiology, natural history and management. Shantanu Sinha, Hanumanth K. reddy, Punit Goel, Atasu K. Nayak, William Wilson and Jack Curtis. Published as an abstract in Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology, June, 2000.  
  • Remodelling of coronary arteries in Diabetic patients-An Intravascular Ultrasound study. Santhosh K. G. Koshy, Vinod K. Jayam, Ashwani Bedi, Atasu Nayak, Karan Singh, Hanumanth K. Reddy, Michael Sturek. Published as an abstract. Diabetes, June 2001; A 157:50 (2).