Cardiology Associates of Schenectady, P.C.
Your Heart, Your Healthy Life
In Memoriam: Dr. Kanakaiahnavara Ramaiahsetty Shankar
The doctors and staff of Cardiology Associates of Schenectady mourn the passing of our colleague and friend, Dr. Kanakaiahnavara Ramaiahsetty Shankar. Dr. Shankar, who passed away July 23,2015, was part of Cardiology Associates until his retirement. Dr. Shankar brought contemporary Cardiology to Schenectady when he arrived as Chief of Cardiology at Ellis Hospital in 1973. He was the first in the city to perform cardiac catheterizations and two dimensional echocardiograms. Several of the current senior members of Cardiology Associates worked under Dr. Shankar during their residencies in Internal Medicine. He loved the practice of medicine, his patients and his staff. He was truly a gentleman and a scholar. His family has requested donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association.