Dr. Prasad is board certified in Cardiovascular Disease and critical care medicine. He completed a six-year bachelor/medical degree program at Lehigh University and the Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1994. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in 1997. Afterwards, he completed his Cardiovascular Disease fellowship at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh in 2000. He had extensive training in nuclear cardiology and transesophageal echocardiography during his fellowship. During his residency and Cardiovascular Disease fellowship training he received awards from the Medical College of Pennsylvania/Hahnemann University School of medicine for excellence in teaching. Dr. Prasad is a professional member of the Fellow of the American College of Cardiology(FACC) and the Fellow of the American College of Chest Pain(FCCP).
After completing Cardiovascular Disease, Dr. Prasad pursued additional fellowship training in critical care medicine at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Md. During this training, he was involved in research of biomarkers of heart transplant rejection. Afterwards, he joined the University of Maryland in Baltimore as an assistant professor of medicine. He was the director of the cardiac care units and also a member of the echocardiography faculty. He also was a member of the cardiac computed tomography (CT) research team. As a faculty member at the University of Maryland, he received an excellence in teaching award from the internal medicine residency program.
Dr. Prasad’s interests include cardiac critical care, noninvasive cardiac imaging including cardiac CT, transesophageal echocardiography, and nuclear cardiology. With his critical care background, he has extensive experience taking care of critically ill cardiac patients. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology.
Dr. Prasad joined WellStar Medical Group, Cardiovascular Medicine in August 2005 and is currently on staff at WellStar Cobb, Douglas and Kennestone hospitals.