Celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander Month - A Profile on Vikram Kashyap, MD

May 22, 2024

Diversity and representation discussions have taken center stage in conversations over the years, and Vikram Kashyap, MD, recognizes the significance of varied voices in both medicine and vascular surgery. His firm conviction lies in the belief that embracing diverse backgrounds and perspectives enriches the field, drives forward innovative solutions, and ultimately improves patient outcomes.

Dr. Vikram Kashyap
Vikram Kashyap, MD

“We live in a privileged country. I am grateful for so many things including the generosity and graciousness of my fellow Americans. We can continue to strive to help others in the U.S. and support healthcare initiatives around the world,” said Kashyap.

As the Frederik Meijer chair at the Meijer Heart and Vascular Institute, and the vice president for Cardiovascular Health at Corewell Health in Grand Rapids, MI, Kashyap leads a formidable team of healthcare professionals, shaping the landscape of cardiovascular care with his visionary leadership and unwavering commitment to excellence.

From his early days as an undergraduate at Pennsylvania State University to his induction into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Kashyap has consistently exemplified the attributes of a well-rounded physician. His extensive training, including a residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and fellowships at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and the University of California, Los Angeles, has equipped him with the expertise and skills to tackle some of the most complex challenges in vascular surgery.

Beyond his professional achievements, Kashyap is deeply rooted in his cultural heritage. As the son of Indian parents, he and his wife strive to instill a sense of pride and appreciation for their heritage in their three children. While he may not celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Month in a traditional sense, Kashyap strives “to support people of all backgrounds routinely and help folks that traditionally did not have a pathway to success.”

The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) and the SVS Foundation share Kashyap's vision for a more inclusive and equitable healthcare landscape. Through initiatives to support all members regardless of background, the SVS and the SVS Foundation are paving the way for a stronger and more vibrant vascular surgery community.

As we celebrate the Voices of Vascular campaign, Kashyap urges SVS members to consider giving to the SVS Foundation. By supporting initiatives that enhance research, training and advancement in vascular surgery, members can directly contribute to improving patient care and shaping the future of vascular surgery.

When you donate to the SVS Foundation, you support Voices of Vascular's important work in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Learn more and make your gift today.  

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