Being Director of the Mount Sinai Heart Cath lab, she is responsible for the day-to-day smooth functioning of a very high volume Cardiac Cath lab, which performs more than 15,000 total procedures including 5,200 interventions. Dr. Kini also serves as the Director of Mount Sinai’s Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program involving six-to-seven fellows from the United States and overseas. Dr. Kini is responsible for selecting and training these fellows.
Along with Dr. Sharma, Dr. Kini played a key role in starting the Live Symposium of Complex Coronary Cases in 1998, which has had overwhelming success every year by performing live complex coronary cases. She has been co-director of the Live Symposium since its inception and has served as the organizer, planner, and performer of the live cases.
Dr. Kini is widely published on various topics of Interventional Cardiology, including peri-procedural enzyme elevations, rotational atheretomy, Tandem heart and other newer devices, contrast nephropathy, and valvuloplasties. She has authored numerous book chapters in the field of acute coronary syndrome and coronary interventions. She serves as the site Principal Investigator for numerous multicenter trials, including an NIH sponsored COPES trial. She maintains a large interventional database of more than 10,000 PCI patients, which helps in analysis and publication of short- and long-term outcomes after all kinds of coronary interventions.
Dr. Kini was awarded the Young Investigator Award of American Association of Cardiology of Indian Origin (AAICO) in 1999.
Dr. Kini received her medical degree from Kasurba Medical College, Mangalore, India. She was the best outgoing student having received three honors and gold medals. She then strengthened her clinical Cardiology in England and become the member of Royal College of Physicians of London. She came to Mount Sinai, New York in 1996 and underwent further training in Cardiology under Dr. Valentin Fuster and Interventional Cardiology under Dr. Samin Sharma.