Dr. De (Pronounced “Day”) is the founder and President of Apogee Medical Associates. His Passion for Medicine and academic aptitude earned him Scholarships and Grants that funded his education. He also secured admission to all the top Medical and Engineering Schools in India, where he chose to complete his Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery at Gauhati Medical College in 2001 and went on to become Field Medical Coordinator for Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) in Holland until 2003. In pursuit of his Master’s degree, he went on to secure admission to all top universities including Harvard, John Hopkins, UCLA, and UNC-Chapel Hill. He was later awarded the Presidential Scholarship from Harvard University where he obtained his Masters in Public Health in 2006, all while working as a Medical Consultant for the World Health Organization. In 2010 he obtained his Medical Degree (M.D.) in Internal Medicine from Staten Island University where he was awarded Certificate of Excellence for Scholarly Activities for three consecutive years, in addition to Resident Researcher of the year in 2008 and In 2014 he went on to complete his Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease. Not long after, in 2015, he completed the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at New York Methodist. Throughout his education, he achieved numerous awards and honors, including Scientific presentations at The International Congress of Coronary Heart Diseases in Prague, the Czech Republic in 2009, Best research Paper Award at the Richmond Medical Society Annual Research Competition, and achieved Grant approval by a corporate body, in support of a breakthrough research project to look at graft patency outcomes in patients undergoing the minimally invasive cardiac surgeries.
Dr. De helped prepare the draft for India’s proposal for funding from the Global Fund of Aids, TB, Malaria and was instrumental in India’s successful bid to be awarded $389 million. He served as a key spokesperson for the American Heart Association (NY Chapter) and has been featured on several State and National Television news and talk shows representing various Hospitals and Organizations both in India and the United States.
In 2015, He and his wife Vira relocated to Florida from NY, where he worked alongside Dr. Ruggieri at Center For Health for a year before starting his own practice in late 2016. Since then, he has dedicated himself to providing quality, personalized care to his patients. His medical expertise and well-developed patient rapport have led to the exponential growth of Apogee Medical Associates. In his spare time, Dr. De enjoys spending time with his Wife and Fur-babies, riding his Harley with friends, and also enjoys singing and playing the guitar.