Department of Medicine

Department of Medicine

  Division of Cardiology

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photo Aryan Narayan Aiyer, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine


Phone: 412-802-3012

Office: Cardiovascular Institute at University Center
120 Lytton Avenue, Suite 302
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-802-3012
Fax: 412-802-3011
Education and Training
BA, Brown University, 1994
MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1998
Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2001
Cardiology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2005
Research Interest
Dr. Aiyer's academic interests focus on preventive cardiology with a special interest on novel cardiac risk factors and the use of coronary calcium scoring in the assessment of subclinical atherosclerosis. He is a co-investigator on the Heart SCORE study and also serves as a co-investigator on U01 grant funded by the NIH.
Clinical Interest
Dr. Aiyer's clinical interests focus on cardiovascular prevention. He directs the Lipid Clinic at the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute where he sees patients with inherited and acquired dyslipidemias. He supervises the assessing subclinical atherosclerosis through coronary calcium scoring by electron beam CT scanning. He is also actively engaged with the sports medicine community and has a clinical interest in providing cardiac consultation to athletes. He serves as a cardiovascular consultant to many college-level sports medicine team physicians in the greater Pittsburgh area. He also serves as a cardiovascular consultant to the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League.
Educational Interest
Dr. Aiyer is faculty member within the Division of Cardiology. He holds the rank of Assistant Professor of Medicine within the Department of Medicine in the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He actively serves as a teaching attending on both the inpatient and outpatient services within the Division of Cardiology. He serves as director of the preventive cardiology rotation within the cardiovascular fellowship. He also serves as director of the inpatient cardiology consult service based at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Aiyer delivers several lectures each year to medical students in the 2nd year cardiology course and 4th year clinical pharmacology course at the University of Pittsburgh. He teaches and works with fellows, residents, and medical students.
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Selected Publications:
Aiyer AN, Kip KE, Mulukutla SR, Marroquin OC, Hipps L, Reis SE. Predictors of Significant Short-term Increases in Blood Pressure in a Community-Based Population. American Journal of Medicine. 2007; 120: 960-967.
Aiyer AN, Kip KE, Marroquin OC, Mulukutla SR, Edmundowicz D, Reis SE. Racial differences in coronary artery calcification are not attributed to differences in lipoprotein particle sizes: The Heart Strategies Concentrating on Risk Evaluation (Heart SCORE) Study. American Heart Journal. 2007; 153: 328:34.
Luyster FS, Kip KE, Aiyer AN, Reis SE, Strollo PJ. Relation of obstructive sleep apnea to coronary calcium in nonobese vs obese men and women aged 45-75 years. American Journal of Cardiology. 2014; 114(11): 1690-4.
Luyster FS, Kip KE, Buysse DJ, Aiyer AN, Reis SE, Strollo PJ. Traditional and nontraditional cardiovascular risk factors in comorbid insomnia and sleep apnea. Sleep. 2014; 37: 593-600.
Shahebzamani FM, D’Aoust RF, Freidrich D, Aiyer AN, Reis SE, Kip KE. Relationship Among Low Cholesterol Levels, Depressive Symptoms, Aggression, Hostility, and Cynicism. Journal of Clinical Lipidology. 2013; 7: 208-216.
Bambs C, Kip KE, Mulukutla SR, Aiyer AN, Marroquin OC, Huggins GS, Reis SE. Sociodemographic, clinical, and psychological factors associated with attrition in a prospective study of cardiovascular prevention: the Heart Strategies Concentrating on Risk Evaluation study. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2012; 176(2): 146-55.
Halder I, Kip KE, Mulukutla SR, Aiyer AN, Marroquin OC, Huggins GS, Reis SE. Biographic Ancestry, Self-Identified Race, and Admixture-Phenotype Associations in the Heart SCORE Study. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2012; 176(2): 146-55.
Bambs C, Kip KE, Dinga A, Mulukutla SR, Aiyer AN, Reis SE. Low prevalence of ideal cardiovascular health in a community-based population: the heart strategies concentrating on risk evaluation. Circulation. 2011; 123: 850-7.
Mulukutla SR, Venkitachalam L, Bambs C, Kip KE, Aiyer A, Marroquin OC, Reis SR. Black Race is Associated with Digital Artery Endothelial Dysfunction: Results from the Heart SCORE Study. European Heart Journal. 2010; 31: 2808-15.
Mulukutla SR, Venkitachalam L, Marroquin OC, Kip KE, Aiyer A, Edmundowicz D, Ganesh S, Varghese R, Reis SE. Population Variations in Atherogenic Dyslipidemia: A Report from the HeartSCORE and IndiaSCORE Studies. Journal of Clinical Lipidology. 2008; 2: 410-17.
Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: Dipyridamole as a Modulator of HIV-1 Inflammation by Adenosine Regulation
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
Grant Number: U01 AI110410
Start Year: 2014
End Year: 2018
Title: CT Readings for Dr. Ramsey-Goldman
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: Northwestern University
Start Year: 2013
End Year: 2015
Title: Epidemiology of CHD of Men Ages 40+ in US, Hawaii, Japan
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute
Grant Number: R01 HL068200
Start Year: 2012
End Year: 2014