Rachana A. Kulkarni, MD, FACC, MBA, CPE

Clinical Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Transesophageal Echocardiography

Rachana A. Kulkarni, MD, FACC, MBA, CPE
  • Medical School: Government Medical College, Nagpur, India
  • Internal Medicine: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ
  • Cardiology: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ

Physician Biography

Dr. Rachana Kulkarni joined Medicor Cardiology in 1998. She is Board Certified in Cardiology and Nuclear Cardiology. She completed her internal medicine and cardiology training at Rutgers - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Dr. Kulkarni is the President of The American Heart Association of New Jersey SC. She has also served as the Chief of Cardiology and the Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset. She is Co-Chair of NJ American College of Cardiology's Women in Cardiology Chapter.

She strongly believes that heart disease is largely preventable by addressing risk factors and adopting a healthy lifestyle. Her areas of interest are preventive cardiology and heart disease in women. She has dedicated her time and efforts to raising awareness for heart disease in women and has given multiple seminars, both nationally and internationally, to further this cause. She has been published extensively and is also a contributing author in cardiology textbooks on heart disease in women. In 2017, she was awarded the Woman of Distinction Award by the American Heart Association for 'making sustained and extraordinary contributions to women, health and society.'

In 2018, she was recognized as a 'Public Health Hero of New Jersey' for improving heart care in New Jersey and promoting a culture of heart health in the communities.

Dr. Kulkarni has been recognized as a 'Top Doc' and as a 'Top Cardiologist' for the past several years. In addition, she has been commended by her peers as one of the best cardiologists in New Jersey and as one of the Best Doctors for Women. She was also recognized as a top cardiologist by The International Association of HealthCare Professionals.

She has been honored for her leadership by the 'Executive Women of New Jersey' and was recognized by NJBIZ as one of the Best 50 Women in Business in New Jersey for the outstanding contributions she has made to the state of New Jersey, both in her industry and community.

In 2018, she was recognized by the American Medical Association as an Inspirational Physician. This award is given to physicians who have contributed to the achievements of women in the medical profession.

She serves on the National Board of Directors for Akshaya Patra USA - a charity to promote education in underprivileged children.

She is a proud mother of 2 children and lives in Montgomery with her husband. In her spare time, she loves to travel, read and cook.