Dr. Vivek Baliga has contributed several studies to the literature on vascular biology, diabetes, and heart disease. Earning his medical degree in 2000, Dr. Vivek Baliga currently conducts cardiovascular research in a PhD program at the University of Leeds, one of the largest research institutions in the United Kingdom. Dr. Baliga’s medical activities over the years have included investigations into stent thrombosis, circulating progenitor cell mobilization, diabetes mellitus and heart failure, and acute coronary syndrome.
A native of India, Dr. Baliga received his primary, secondary, and higher education in his home country. He earned a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree from the Manipal Academy of Higher Education in Mangalore. Dr. Vivek Baliga is a member of the Royal College of Physicians. He has received accreditation in transthoracic echocardiography from the British Society of Echocardiography.
In addition to building a successful medical career, Dr. Vivek Baliga maintains an active life. He played badminton and basketball competitively in his youth and continues to play badminton at Leeds. He is an annual participant of the popular Bupa Great Manchester Run, running with other supporters of The Desk and Chair Foundation to raise money for the organization. The funds raised for the charity go to community development projects in Tanzania.
Dr. Vivek Baliga is involved with several other charities, including the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society and the Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity. He has also participated in charitable efforts in India. In Mangalore, he and a team of doctors visited schoolteachers and children to raise awareness about ways of preventing the spread of malaria. Dr. Baliga’s family contributes annually to the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.