Dr. Raktim Kumar Ghosh, MD

Dr. Raktim Kumar Ghosh, MD

Dr. Raktim Kumar Ghosh, MD

Languages: English, Hindi
Phone: 410-366-5600
Fax: 410-889-4952

Contact this Provider:

  • Cardiology
Conditions I Treat
  • abnormal coronary angiography
  • abnormal electrocardiogram (ekg)
  • abnormal stress test
  • acute bacterial endocarditis
  • acute decompensated heart failure
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Procedures I Perform
  • abdominal duplex ultrasound
  • adenosine stress test
  • advanced lipid blood tests
  • anticoagulation
  • aortic valve surgery
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About the Provider

Raktim Ghosh, MD is a fellowship-trained cardiologist with the MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital and MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital. He is board certified in cardiovascular disease, internal medicine, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology.

Dr. Ghosh sees a wide spectrum of patients with cardiovascular conditions including coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathy, heart failure, hypertension, lipid disorders, and abnormal heart rhythms.

Dr. Ghosh has over 10 years of clinical and research experience including training in cardiovascular disease, internal medicine, clinical pharmacology and outcomes research. He was also chief resident in the internal medicine program. Along with seeing patients, Dr. Ghosh is also involved and interested in medical education through teaching medical students, residents and clinical research.

Dr. Ghosh uses a team-based approach with his patients and encourages them to be involved in the decision-making process for their treatment plan.

He is a fellow member of American College of Cardiology (FACC), American Society of Echocardiography (FASE) and American College of Physicians (FACP). He has published numerous manuscripts in the major journals including Journal of American College of Cardiology, American Journal of Medicine, American Journal of Cardiology, and International Journal of Cardiology. Dr. Ghosh also serves as a peer reviewer for leading cardiovascular journals.

His research interests are focused on cardiovascular therapeutics and cardiovascular imaging.

  • Fellowship Program: MetroHealth Medical Center (2019)
  • Residency Program: St. Vincent Charity Medical Center (2016)
  • Internship Program: St. Vincent Charity Medical Center (2014)
  • Medical School: R. G. Kar Medical School University of Calcutta (2007)
PubMed Link for Dr. Raktim Ghosh: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=raktim+ghosh
  1. Jain V, Ghosh RK (corresponding Author), Bandyopadhyay D, Kondapaneni M, Mondal S, Hajra A, Aronow WS, Lavie CJ. Serum Bilirubin and Coronary Artery Disease: Intricate Relationship, Pathophysiology, and Recent Evidence. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2019 Jun 22:100431. doi: 10.1016/j.cpcardiol.2019.06.003. [Epub ahead of print] Review
  2. Bandyopadhyay D, Devanabanda AR, Tummala R, Chakraborty S, Hajra A, Amgai B, Akhtar T, Jain V, Ghosh RK. Effect of diabetic ketoacidosis on the outcomes of ST-elevation myocardial infarction: An analysis of national inpatient sample.  Int J Cardiol Heart Vasc. 2019 Jun 24;24:100384. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcha.2019.100384
  3. Tummala R, Ghosh RK (Corresponding Author), Jain V, Devanabanda AR, Bandyopadhay D, Deedwania P, Aronow WS. Fish Oil And Cardiometabolic Diseases: Recent Updates And Controversies. Am J Med. 2019 May 8. pii: S0002-9343(19)30392-4. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2019.04.027. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 31077653
  4. Bandyopadhyay D, Jain V, Hajra A, Chakraborty S, Ghosh RK, Herzog E. Effects of inflammatory bowel disease on in-hospital outcomes in patients with congestive heart failure: A retrospective national inpatient sample study. Int J Cardiol Heart Vasc. 2019 Apr 9;23:100355. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcha.2019.100355. eCollection 2019 Jun. PMID: 31008180
  5. Ghosh GC, Ghosh RK, Bandyopadhyay D, Chatterjee K, Aneja A. Ranolazine: Multifaceted Role beyond Coronary Artery Disease, a Recent Perspective. Heart Views. 2018 Jul-Sep;19(3):88-98. doi: 10.4103/HEARTVIEWS.HEARTVIEWS_18_18. Review. PMID: 31007857
  6. Bandyopadhyay D, Devanabanda AR, Hajra A, Tummala R, Ghosh RK, Chakraborty S, Banerjee U, Herzog E. Impact of pulmonary hypertension in patients undergoing atrial fibrillation ablation: A nationwide study. Int J Cardiol Heart Vasc. 2019 Mar 29;23:100348. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcha.2019.100348. eCollection 2019 Jun. PMID: 30976653
  7. Bandyopadhyay D, Ball S, Hajra A, Chakraborty S, Dey AK, Ghosh RK, Palazzo AM. Impact of atrial fibrillation in patients with lung cancer: Insights from National Inpatient Sample. Int J Cardiol Heart Vasc. 2019 Mar 12;22:216-217. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcha.2019.02.012. eCollection 2019 Mar. PMID: 30963100
  8. Chakraborty S, Bandyopadhyay D, Amgai B, Sidhu JS, Paudel R, Koirala S, Hajra A, Ghosh RK, Lavie CJ. Does Insurance Effect the Outcome in Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome?: An Insight from the Most Recent National Inpatient Sample. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2019 Feb 28. pii: S0146-2806(19)30020-9. doi: 10.1016/j.cpcardiol.2019.02.003.  PMID: 30917889
  9. Dhorepatil A, Ball S, Ghosh RK (Corresponding author), Kondapaneni M, Lavie CJ. Canakinumab: Promises and Future in Cardiometabolic Diseases and Malignancy. Am J Med. 2019 Mar;132(3):312-324. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2018.10.013. Epub 2018 Oct 25.  PMID: 30832770
  10. Faisaluddin M, Bandyopadhyay D, Hajra A, Beydoun H, Ghosh RK, Herzog E. Novel imaging modalities to predict the development of atrial fibrillation post stroke. Int J Cardiol Heart Vasc. 2018 Dec 13;22:46-47.[PMID: 30581981]
  11. Mitra A, Ghosh RK (Corresponding Author), Bandyopadhyay D, Ghosh GC, Kalra A, Lavie CJ. Significance of Pulmonary Hypertension in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2018 Oct 17. pii: S0146-2806(18)30157-9. doi: 10.1016/j.cpcardiol.2018.10.002. [Epub ahead of print] Review. [PMID: 30497690]
  12. Ashish K, Bandyopadhyay D, Ghosh RK, Tan JL, Bose S. An intriguing relation between atrial fibrillation and contrast-induced nephropathy. nt J Cardiol Heart Vasc. 2018 Oct 24;21:78-79. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcha.2018.10.005. [PMID: 30377653]
  13. Ghosh GC, Bandyopadhyay D, Ghosh Rk, Mondal S, Herzog E. Effectiveness and Safety of Inclisiran, a Novel Long-Acting RNA Therapeutic Inhibitor of Proprotein Convertase Subtilisin/Kexin 9.  Am J Cardiol. 2018 Jul 3. pii: S0002-9149(18)31315-8. doi: 10.1016. [PMID: 30075894]
  14. Chatterjee S, Bandyopadhyay D, Ghosh RK (Corresponding author), Majumdar U, Aneja A, Lavie C, Deedwania P.  SGLT-2 Inhibitors and Peripheral Artery Disease: A Statistical Hoax or Reality? Curr Probl Cardiol. 2018 Jul 6. pii: S0146-2806(18)30094-X. doi: 10.1016/j.cpcardiol.2018.06.004. [PMID: 30195639]
  15. Akhtar T, Bandyopadhyay D, Ghosh RK, Mondal S. Left ventricular noncompaction cardiomyopathy: Recent update on genetics, usefulness of biomarker, and speckle imaging. J Cardiol. 2019 Jan;73(1):94-95. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2018.05.016. Epub 2018 Jun 28. [PMID: 29960849]
  16. Bandyopadhyay D, Ashish K, Hajra A, Qureshi A, Ghosh RK. Cardiovascular Outcomes of PCSK9 Inhibitors: With Special Emphasis on Its Effect beyond LDL-Cholesterol Lowering. J Lipids. 2018 Mar 25;2018:3179201. doi: 10.1155/2018/3179201. eCollection 2018. [PMID: 29770231]
  17. Mondal S, Ashish K, Bandyopadhyay D, Ghosh RK (Corresponding Author). Role of TAVR in pure native valvular aortic regurgitation: A new paradigm.Int J Cardiol. 2018 Apr 27. pii: S0167-5273(18)30814-3. [PMID: 29709243]
  18. Bajaj D, Bandyopadhyay D, Mondal S, Ghosh RK (Corresponding Author). An interesting correlation between patent foramen ovale and migraine.Int J Cardiol. 2018 Apr 1;256:14. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2017.12.070. [PMID: 29454398]
  19. Ashish K, Bandyopadhyay D, Mondal S, Ghosh RK (Corresponding Author). Colchicine in coronary artery disease: Role of anti-inflammatory medications redefined. Int J Cardiol. 2018 Mar 1;254:51. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2017.11.103. Epub 2018 Jan 28. No abstract available. [PMID: 29407130]
  20. Bandyopadhyay D, Ashish K, Hajra A, Ghosh RK (Corresponding Author). An interesting insight into breakfast and cardiovascular disease. Int J Cardiol. 2018 Apr 1;256:7. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2017.11.008. Epub 2017 Dec 15. [PMID: 29249468]
  21. Ashish K, Bandyopadhyay D, Hajra A, Ghosh RK. Possible use of fondaparinux in heparin-induced thrombocytopenia. Int J Cardiol. 2018 Apr 1;256:3. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2017.12.029. No abstract available. [PMID:29454410]
  22. Ashish K, Bandyopadhyay D, Mondal S, Ghosh RK, Hajra A. Role of quantitative myocardial-iron in hemodialysis-dependent end-stage renal disease subjects. Int J Cardiol. 2018 Apr 1;256:5. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2017.11.073. No abstract available. [PMID: 29454420]
  23. Bandyopadhyay D, Qureshi A, Ghosh S, Ashish K, Heise LR, Hajra A, Ghosh RK. Safety and Efficacy of Extremely Low LDL-Cholesterol Levels and Its Prospects in Hyperlipidemia Management. J Lipids. 2018 Apr 23;2018:8598054. doi: 10.1155/2018/8598054. [PMID: 29850255]
  24. Ghosh GC, Bhadra R, Ghosh Rk (Corresponding Author), Banerjee K, Gupta A. RVX 208: a novel BET protein inhibitor, role as an inducer of ApoA1/HDL and beyond. Cardiovasc Ther. 2017 Aug;35(4). [PMID: 28423226]
  25. Tummala R, Kavtaradze A, Gupta A, Ghosh RK (Corresponding author). Specific antidotes against direct oral anticoagulants: A comprehensive review of clinical trials data. Int J Cardiol. 2016 Jul 1;214:292-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2016.03.056. Epub 2016 Mar 28. [PMID: 27082776]
  26. Ghosh Rk (Corresponding author), Ball S, Prasad V, Gupta A. Depression in Heart failure: Intricate relationship and effect of interventions. International Journal of Cardiology. Int J Cardiol. 2016 Dec 1;224:170-177. [PMID: 27657469]
  27. Ghosh RK (Corresponding author), Bandyopadhyay D, Hajra A, Biswas M, Gupta A. Cardiovascular outcomes of sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors: A comprehensive review of clinical and preclinical studies. Int J Cardiol. 2016 Jun 1;212:29-36. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2016.02.134. Epub 2016 Mar 10. [PMID: 27017118]
  28. Ghosh Rk (Corresponding author), Das A, Ball S, Saha D, Gupta A. Selexipag Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: A comprehensive review of clinical trial data. Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. J Clin Pharmacol. 2017 May;57(5):547-557. [PMID: 27670133]
  29. Ghosh Rk (Corresponding author). Banerjee K. Tummala R. Ball S, Gupta A. Serelaxin in    Acute Heart Failure: An Update. Cardiovasc Ther. 2017 Feb;35(1):55-63. [PMID: 27727514]
  30. Tummala R, Bhadra R, Gupta A, Ghosh RK (Corresponding author). Combined neprilysin and RAS inhibition in cardiovascular diseases: A review of clinical studies. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol. 2016 Apr 15. [Epub ahead of print]. [PMID: 27092662]
  31. Ghosh RK (Corresponding Author), Ghosh SM. Current status of CETP inhibitors in the treatment of hyperlipidemia: An update. Curr Clin Pharmacol. 2012;7:102-10. [PMID: 22432840]
  32. Ghosh Rk (Corresponding Author), Ghosh SM, Jasdanwala SA. SGLT2 inhibitors- A new emerging therapeutic class in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. J Clin Pharmacol. 2012;52:457-63. [PMID: 21543663]
  33. Ghosh RK (Corresponding author), Ghosh SM, Chawla S. Recent advances in antiretroviral drugs. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2011;12:31-46. [PMID:20698725]
  34. Udeh BL, Costandi S, Dalton JE, Ghosh R, Yousef H, Mekhail N. The 2-Year Cost-Effectiveness of 3 options to Treat Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Patients. Pain Pract. 2015;15:107-16. [PMID: 24393198]
  35. Farag E, Atim A, Ghosh R, Bauer M, Sreenivasalu T, Kot M, Kurz A, Dalton JE, Mascha    EJ, Mounir-Soliman L, Zaky S, Ali Sakr Esa W, Udeh BL, Barsoum W,Sessler DI. Comparison of three techniques for ultrasound-guided femoral nerve catheter insertion: a randomized, blinded trial. Anesthesiology. 2014 Aug;121(2):239-48. [PMID: 24758775]
  36. Turan A, You J, Egan C, Fu A, Khanna A, Eshraghi Y, Ghosh R, Bose S, Qavi S, Arora L, Sessler DI, Doufas AG. Chronic intermittent hypoxia is independently associated with reduced postoperative opioid consumption in bariatric patients suffering from sleep-disordered breathing. PLoS One. 2015 May 26;10(5):e0127809. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0127809. eCollection 2015. [PMID: 26010491].
  37. Turan A, You J, Egan C, Fu A, Gazmuri I, Khanna A, Eshraghi Y, Ghosh R, Bose S, Qavi S, Arora L, Sessler DI, Doufas AG. Relationship between Chronic Intermittent Hypoxia and Intraoperative Mean Arterial Pressure in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients Having Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery. Anesthesiology.2015;122:64-71. [PMID: 25254905].
  38. Chawla S, Kaushik N, Singh NP, Ghosh RK, Saxena A. Effect of addition of either sitagliptin or pioglitazone in patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes mellitus on metformin: A randomized controlled trial. J Pharmacol Pharmacother. 2013;4:27-32. [PMID: 23662021]
  39. Ghosh RK (Corresponding author), Somasundaram M, Ravakhah K. Iodide mumps following fistulogram in a haemodialysis patient. BMJ Case Rep. 2016 Feb 2;2016. pii: bcr2015214037. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2015-214037. [PMID: 26838304].
  40. Ghosh RK (Corresponding author), Fatima K, Ravakhah K, Hassan C. Gastric volvulus: an easily missed diagnosis of chest pain in the emergency room. BMJ Case Rep. 2016 Jan 13;2016. pii: bcr2015213888. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2015-213888. [PMID: 26762353]
  41. Ghosh RK (Corresponding author), Somasundaram M, Ravakhah K, Hassan C. Pseudomyxoma peritonei with intrathoracic extension: a rare disease with rarer presentation from low-grade mucinous adenocarcinoma of the appendix. BMJ Case Rep. 2016 Jan 4;2016. pii: bcr2015211076. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2015-211076. [PMID: 26729823]
  42. Ghosh RK (Corresponding Author), Ghosh SM, Datta S. Training of postgraduate pharmacologists in India--the need for alignment with the emerging roles in the pharmaceutical industry. J Postgrad Med. 2010 Apr-Jun;56(2):168-9.
  43. Roy V, Gupta M, Ghosh RK. Perception, attitude and usage of complementary and alternative medicine among doctors and patients in a tertiary care hospital in India. Indian J Pharmacol. 2015 Mar-Apr;47(2):137-42.  (PMID: 25878370)
  44. Datta K, Ghosh RK, Ghosh SM. Serious neutropenia following etanercept administration in a 62 years female patient of rheumatoid arthritis. Journal of the Association of Physicians of India;58:643-44.
  45. Ghosh RK, Ghosh SM, Chawla S.  Pharmacogenomics - practice and challenges. Aust Fam Physician. 2010; 39:788-90. [PMID: 20890484].
  46. Ghosh RK (Corresponding Author), Ghosh SM, Ganguly G. Health-related quality of life and its growing importance in clinical practice. N Z Med J.2010; 123:99-101.  [PMID:20581905].
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