The award, considered a tremendous prestige in the cardiology community, is given to one graduating interventional cardiology fellow per year, out of the thousands in the US.
Kadakia is currently a fellow in Interventional Cardiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College and his medical school degree from Harvard Medical School.
Following medical school, he completed a residency in internal medicine at Brigham & Women's Hospital and cardiology fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Kadakia's clinical and research interests include new devices and therapies for coronary and valvular heart disease, percutaneous structural cardiac interventions, advanced imaging for structural interventions, and bleeding reduction in acute coronary syndromes.
Candidates for the Gregory Braden Memorial Fellow of the Year Award are evaluated based on their interventional skills in multiple modalities, personal contribution to cardiovascular research, authorship in cardiovascular research journals, promise for making contributions to cardiovascular research, and dedication to patient care and well-being.