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Nakeya Dewaswala, MBBS


  • GME Fellow

College Unit(s)

Biography and Education

Learner Information

What are your hobbies?

Outside of medicine, she loves traveling and watching animated movies.


Nakeya was born and brought up in Mumbai, India where she also attended medical school. She moved to Lexington after completing her residency at the University of Miami/JFK Medical Center to be closer to her family in Eastern Kentucky. Nakeya is excited to explore her multiple interests in cardiology at UK and has yet to decide on what to pursue after general training. She is passionate about outcomes-based research and the use of artificial intelligence in medicine. She has an interest in clinical education and uses her website, Medicowesome, for the same. She is also a medical illustrator. Outside of medicine, she loves traveling and watching animated movies.


Current Year: PGY-6
University of Miami (IM residency)

Selected Publications

Al Abbasi, B., Torres, P., Ramos-Tuarez, F., Dewaswala, N., Abdallah, A., Chen, K., Abdul Qader, M., Job, R., Aboulenain, S., Dziadkowiec, K., Bhopalwala, H., Pino, J. E. & Chait, R. D. Cardiac Troponin-I and COVID-19: A Prognostic Tool for In-Hospital Mortality. Cardiology Research. 2020 Dec;11(6):398-404. PMID: 33224386.

Bhopalwala, H., Akbar, A., Dewaswala, N., Wisnieski, L., Minhas, A.M.K., Hussain, A., Mishra, V., Dani, S.S., Kolodziej. A., Vaidya, G.N., Kulkarni, A., Piercy, J., Ganti, S., Moka, N., & Bhopalwala, A. Outcomes of Heart Failure in COVID-19 Patients: An Appalachian Experience. Cardiology Research Journal. 2022 Jun;13(3):162-171. PMID: 35836730.

Bhopalwala, H., Dewaswala, N., Kolagatla, S., Wisnieski, L., Piercy, J., Bhopalwala, A., & Moka, N. Predictors of Mortality for Patients with COVID-19 in the Rural Appalachian Region. International Journal of General Medicine. 2022 Feb 27;15:2207-2214. PMID: 35250298.

Bhopalwala, H., Dewaswala, N.,  Liu, S., Scott, C., Chen, D., Welper, J., Akinnusotu, O., Bos, J.M., Ommen, S.R., Nishimura, R.A., Ackerman, M.J., & Arruda-Olson, A.M. Conversion of Left Atrial Volume to Diameter for Automated Estimation of Sudden Cardiac Death Risk in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Journal of Echocardiography. 2021 Feb;38(2):183-188. PMID: 33325582.

Chen, D., Bhopalwala, H., Dewaswala, N., Arunachalam, S., Enayati, M., Farahani, NZ., Pasupathy, K., Lokineni, S., Bos, J.M.,  Noseworthy, P.A., Arsanjani, R., Erickson, B., Geske, J., Ackerman, M.J., Araoz, P.A., & Arruda-Olson, A.M. Deep Neural Network for Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Image Segmentation. Journal of Imaging. 2022 May 23;8(5):149. PMID: 35621913.

Crosby, J., Bhopalwala, H., Kharawala, A., Dewaswala, N., Ganti, S.S., Bhopalwala, A., & Moka, N. Refractory Torsades de Pointes due to Dofetilide overdose. Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports. 2021 Jan-Dec;9:23247096211056492. PMID: 34894807.

Job, R., Qader, M.A., Torres, P., Abbasi, B.A., Dewaswala, N., Abdallah, A., Chen, K., Pino, J.E., & Chait, R.D. Renin-angiotensin System Blocker in COVID-19. A Single Center Study. Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology. 2022 Mar 1;79(3):311-314. PMID: 34861663.

Minhas, A.M.K., Bhopalwala, H., Dewaswala, N., Salah, H.M., Khan, M.S., Shahid, I., Biegus, J., Lopes, R.D., Pandey, A., Fudim, M. Association of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease with In-Hospital Outcomes in Primary Heart Failure Hospitalizations. Current Problems in Cardiology. 2022 Apr 9:101199. PMID: 35405161.

Minhas, A.M.K., Mahmood Shah, M.S,. Shahid, I., Siddiqi, T.J., Arshad, M.S., Jain, V., Ullah, W., Ahmad, M., Bhopalwala, H., Dewaswala, N., Ijaz, S.H., Dani, S. Utilization of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators Among Patients with Heart Transplant: Insights From a National Database. American Journal of Cardiology. 2022 Jul 15;175:65-71. PMID: 35595555.

Siontis, K., Bhopalwala, H., Dewaswala, N., Scott, C.G., Noseworthy, P.A., Geske, J.B., Ommen, S.R., Nishimura, R.A. Ackerman, M.J., Friedman, P., & Arruda-Olson, A.M. Natural Language Processing of Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Reports in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: A Paradigm for Longitudinal Device Follow-up. Cardiovascular Digital Health Journal. 2021 Oct;2(5):264-269. PMID: 34734207.

Stawinski, P.M., Dziadkowiec, K.N., Al-Abbasi, B., Suarez, L., Simms, L., Dewaswala, N., Torres, P., Al Rubaye, A., Pino, J., & Marcus, A. Model of End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) Score as a Predictor of In-Hospital Mortality in Patients with COVID-19: A Novel Approach to a Classic Scoring System. Cureus. May 22;13(5):e15179. PMID: 34178500.

Vallabhajosyula, S., Bhopalwala, H., Sundaragiri, P.R., Dewaswala, N., Cheungpasitporn W., Prasad, A., Sandhu, G.S., Jaffe, A.S., Gersh, B.J., Holmes, D.R., & Barsness, G.W. Cardiogenic Shock Complicating Non-ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction: An 18-Year National Cohort Study. American Heart Journal. 2022 Feb;244:54-65. PMID: 34774802.

Vallabhajosyula, S., Dewaswala, N., Sundaragiri, P.R., Bhopalwala, H., Cheungpasitporn, W., Lerman, A., Singh, M., Bell, MR., Jaffe, A.S., Gersh, B.J., Holmes, D.R., & Barsness, G.W. Epidemiology of Cardiogenic Shock Complicating ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction in the United States, 2000-2017. Shock. 2022 Mar 1;57(3):360-369. PMID: 34864781.


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