Clinical Professor Emeritus of Surgery


One of the prolific cardiac surgeons in American history, Arun K. Singh MD, was born in India 1944. Educated and trained in Columbia University, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London and Brown University Medical School, he has practiced since 1975, at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence- the Thrid Largest in New England and the main teaching hospital for Brown University Medical School. Dr. Singh helped build a nationally- recognized cardiac surgery program. He has personally performed 15,000 documented cardiac surgeries- a number virtually unsurpassed in the prefession. 

A professor of Surgery at Brown University Medical School, he has published more than 150 scientific papers in medical texts, and given lectures on heart diseases and cardiac surgery to professional and lay audiences both regionally or nationally. He is also an ajunct professor at Bryant University's Physician Assisant  Program. As a physician, Dr.Singh has earned numerous awards, including American Heart Association " Hero at Heart", the Dr. Charls L. Hill Award from Rhode Island Medical Society, and the Milton Halmosky Outstaning Physician Award, awarded by the Rhode Island Hospital Medical Staff Association. Dr. Singh has been voted the states' 'Best Physician" for the past 16 years by Rhode Island Magzine and in 2016 he was elected to the Rhode Island Hall of Fame, only the second person of Indian descent to recieve this distinction.

Dr. Singh is he fellow of American College of Surgeons, the American College of Cardiology, the American Collge of Chest Physicians, The Royal College of Surgeons, and a member both the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the American Association of Thoracic Surgery, as well as the fellow of American Heart Association.

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