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Gopal Ghimire, MD, PhD Providence-employed provider

Specialties

Cardiology

Board Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, National Board of Echocardiography
500 Lilly Rd NE
Memorial Medical Plaza
Olympia, WA 98506
P: (360) 413-8525
F: (360) 923-5735

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Overview

Gender

Male

Other Languages

Nepali, Hindi

Expertise

  • General Cardiology Consultations and Imaging (Transthoracic and Transesophageal Echocardiography, Nuclear cardiology)
  • Coronary Catheterization and Intervention
  • Structural heart disease Intervention (ASD/PFO, TAVR, HCM, Paravalvular leaks)

Education

Medical School

Manipal College of Medical Sciences, Pokhara, Nepal

Internship

Georgetown University/Washington Hospital Centre Internal Medicine, Washington DC

Residency

Georgetown University/Washington Hospital Centre Internal Medicine, Washington DC

Fellowship

  • Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Birmingham, AL
  • Interventional Cardiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Birmingham, AL

Achievements

Publications

Books Chapter and Thesis
  • 2014: Heart Disease in Women
    ISBN-13: 9789351522942
    Chapter 5: Familial Hypercholesterolemia in Women: Its Identification and Management.
  • 2013 : Comprehensive Textbook of Echocardiography [Hardcover]
    Nanda NC (Editor)
    December 1, 2013 | ISBN-10: 9350906341 | ISBN-13: 978-9350906347 | Edition: 1
    Chapter 79: Echocardiography in Elderly
    Ghimire G, Nanda NC.

Original Scientific Articles

  • Sep 2015: Device Closure of Periprosthetic/Paravalvular Regurgitation. Ghimire G, Capps C, Oluseun A. Rev Med Devices. 2015 Sep;12(5):559-70. 
  • May 2015: Aspiration Thrombectomy in Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction: An Updated Meta-analysis.Bajaj NS, Ather S, Gaba S, Ghimire G, et al.Int J Cardiol. 2015 May 6; 187:206-7.
  • Feb 2015: The prognostic Value of Abnormal Regadenoson Myocardial Perfusion Imaging. Hage F, Ghimire G, Davis D, Mckay J, Bleich S, El-Hajj S, Ami E. Iskandrian AE. J Nucl Cardiol. 2015 Feb 14. [Epub ahead of print]
  • April 2014: Guidelines in review: 2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure.Gupta A, Ghimire G, Hage FG. J Nucl Cardiol. 2014 Apr; 21(2): 397-9. 
  • Feb 2014: Guidelines in review: 2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction. Ghimire G, Gupta A, Hage FG. J Nucl Cardiol. 2014 Feb; 21(1): 190-1. 
  • Nov 2013: Guidelines in review: 2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction. Ghimire G, Gupta A, Hage FG. J Nucl Cardiol. 2013 Oct 24. 
  • Dec 2012: Regadenoson: A focused update. Ghimire G, Hage FG, Heo J, Iskandrian AE. J Nucl Cardiol. 2012 Dec 11.
  • Dec 2011: The value of tools to assess pulmonary arterial hypertension. Gupta H, Ghimire G, Naeije R.Eur Respir Rev. 2011 Dec; 20(122): 222-35.
  • Apr 2011: Brachial artery low-flow-mediated constriction is increased early after coronary intervention and reduces during recovery after acute coronary syndrome: characterization of a recently described index of vascular function. Spiro JR, Digby JE, Ghimire G, Mason M, Mitchell AG, Ilsley C, Donald A, Dalby MC, Kharbanda RK. Eur Heart J. 2011; 32(7): 856-66
  • Nov 2009: Achieving routine sub 30 minute door-to-balloon times in a high volume 24/7 primary angioplasty center with autonomous ambulance diagnosis and immediate catheter laboratory access. Dalby M, Kharbanda R, Ghimire G, Spiro J, Moore p, Charles Ilsley. American Heart Journal . November 2009 (Vol. 158, Issue 5, Pages 829-835
  • May 2009: A randomized optical coherence tomography study to determine 90-day stent strut coverage and luminal protrusion in polymer coated versus polymer free rapamycin-eluting coronary stents Moore P, Barlis P, Spiro J, Ghimire G, Roughton M, Di Mario C, Wallis W, Ilsley C, Mitchell A, Mason M, Kharbanda R, Dalby M.JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2009 May; 2(5): 437-44
  • Jan 2009: Initial evidence for the return of coronary vasoreactivity following the absorption of bioabsorbable magnesium alloy coronary stents. Ghimire G, Spiro J, Kharbanda R, Roughton M, Barlis P, Mason M, Ilsley C, Di Mario C, Erbel R, Waksman R, Dalby M. EuroIntervention. 2009 Jan; 4(4): 481-4. 
  • Feb 2008: Vimentin autoantibodies induce platelet activation and formation of platelet-leukocyte conjugates via platelet-activating factor. Leong HS; Mahesh BM; Day JR; Smith JD; McCormack AD; Ghimire G; Podor TJ; Rose ML. J Leukoc Biol. 2008; 83: 263-271.
  • Jul 2006: Is oral contraceptive usage in young females of childbearing age group associated with pulmonary hypertension in absence of pulmonary thromboembolism? Ubhrani D, Ghimire G. 2006, Jul; E-publication: http://www.bestbets.org/cgi-in/bets.pl?record=01260
  • Jun 2004: Biswas R, Irodi A, Paul A, Ghimere G, Joshi KR, Alurkur VM, Shetty KJ. Anti-venom-induced myelopathy in a semipoisonous snakebite. International Journal of clinical Practice. 2004, Jun; 58(6): 645-646.

Publications Abstracts

  • March 2015: GPIIB/IIIA Inhibitors use improves outcomes after aspiration thrombectomy in patient with ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction: a meta-analysis. Ather S; Bajaj N; Gaba S; Ghimire G et al; Am Coll Cardiol. 2015; 65(10_S)
  • March 2015: Complete versus culprit lesion revascularization during primary percutaneous intervention (PCI) with ST- Elevation Myocardial Infraction (STEMI): a comprehensive meta-analysis of randomized control trials. Bajaj NS; Aggarwal H; Gaba S; Arora P; Bhatia V; Mehra M; Ghimire G; Brott B. Am Coll Cardiol. 2015; 65(10_S)
  • March 2014: Attenuated Heat Shock Protein 27 (HSP27) at the site of Coronary occlusion in patients with ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction. Ghimire G; Spiro J; Kharbanda R; Dalby M. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014; 63(12_S)
  • March 2014: The prognostic Value of Abnormal Regadenoson Myocardial Perfusion Imaging. Ghimire G, MD, Davis D, Mckay J, Bleich S, Ami E. Iskandrian AE Hage F. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014; 63(12_S)
  • March 2013: Morphological Heterogeneity of Intracoronary Thrombus in Patients with STEMI. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013; 61 (10_S)
  • June 2012: 2D speckle-tracking echocardiography in acute myocardial infarction: correlation between myocardial scar and echocardiographic strain. Barac A, Kern M, Gonzalez MA, Ghimire G, Shrestha J, Waksman R, Fuisz AR, Weissman G. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, 2012;25: B125-B149
  • Feb 2011: Temporal changes in diastolic function measured by volumetric CMR after ST Elevation Myocardial infarction. Ghimire G, Shrestha J, Gonzalez MA, Suddath WO, Pichard AD, Satler LF, Waksman R, Fuisz AR, and Weissman G. Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2011, 13 (Suppl1): P138
  • Feb 2011: Cine CMR diastolic function parameters in acute ST-elevation MI (STEMI) patients are associated with cardiac injury and left ventricular strain. Barac A, Ghimire G, Shrestha J, Gonzalez MA, Suddath WO, Pichard AD,2 Satler LF, Waksman R, Fuisz AR, and Weissman G. Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2011, 13 (Suppl 1): P93
  • Aug 2010: Changes in diastolic function with SVR and CABG by cardiac magnetic resonance. G Ghimire, K Joshi, P Hill, S Boyce, G Weissman, T Fuisz. European Heart Jurrnal. 2010; 31, 119-119
  • Oct 2009: Characterization of systemic vascular phenotype using low-flow mediated vasoconstriction in patients with undergoing coronary intervention. Spiro J, Ghimire G, Mason M, Mitchell A, Ilsley C, Donald A, Dalby M, Kharbanda R. Hypertension. 2009; 54:1164-1187
  • Oct 2009: Measuring the chemotaxis response of peripheral mononuclear cells in humans: validation and investigation in percutaneous coronary intervention. Spiro J, Digby J, Ghimire G, Masonn M, Mitchell A, Ilsley C, Choudhury R, Dalby M, Kharbanda R. Hypertension. 2009; 54:1164-1187.
  • March 2009: Endothelial Cell Injury Induced by Intracoronary Sera in Patients With ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction.Ghimire G, McKormack A, Spiro J, Kharbanda K, Rose M, Dalby M. J. Am. Coll. Cardiol., March 10, 2009; 53: A470 - A506.
  • Oct 2008: Reactive immunoglobulin M at the site of coronary occlusion in patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction. Ghimire G, Smith J, Spiro J, Kharbanda K, Rose M, Dalby M. Circulation, Oct 2008; 118: S_582.
  • Sep 2008: Problem of resistance to thrombolytic therapy after Acute myocardial infarction: A proteomic approach. Westbrook JA; Polden J; Leong H; Ghimire G; Podor T; Dalby M; Rose ML; Dunn MJ. (Sep 2008). Heart. 2008; 94:e22.
  • Aug 2008: Amplified proinflammatory and attenuated Immunomodulatory T cells at the culprit site of ST Elevation myocardial infarction may contribute to Reperfusion injury. Ghimire G, Spiro J, Kharbanda R, Roughton M, Mitchell A, Mason M, Ilsley C, Rose M, Dalby M. Eur Heart J.2008; 29:568 
  • Aug 2008: Primary coronary intervention for acute myocardial infarction affords time dependent mortality benefits. J. Spiro M. Dalby, Ghimire G, Kharbanda R, Grocott-Mason R, Roughton M, Mitchell A, Mason M, Ilsley C. Eur Heart J.2008; 29:568 
  • Oct 2007: Re-appraisal of interhospital transfer for primary angioplasty in the context of an effective service with rapid institutional door-balloon times. Dalby M, Kharbanda K, Ghimire G, Spiro J, Roughton M, Al-Obaidi M, Lane L, Teoh M, Hutchison L, Whitbread C, Grocott-Mason G, Mitchell A, Mason M, Ilsley C. Circulation, Oct 2007; 116: II_430 
  • Oct 2007: Evidence for the Return of Coronary Vasoreactivity Following Absorption Of A Bioabsorbable Magnesium Alloy Coronary Stent. G Ghimire, J Spiro, R Kharbanda, M Roughton, P Barlis, M Mason, C Ilsley, C Di Mario, R Erbel, R Waksman, M C D Dalby. Suppliment of American Journal of Cardiology. 2007; 100(supp8A): 146L
  • Jul 2007: Delays in delivering primary angioplasty with interhospital transfer. Dalby M, Kharbanda R, Ghimire G, Spiro J, E. Hutchison E, Teoh M, Grocott-Mason R, Roughton M, Mitchell A, Mason M, Ilsley C. Heart. 2007, Jul; 93(Suppliment_1):A5- A105. Pub Status: Published.

Professional Organizations

  • American College of Cardiology
  • Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh, UK

Interests

Personal Interests

Running, hiking, and reading books. 

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