Dr. Chirala and her trained staff of medical assistants have built a practice that understands the cardiac care needs of patients and their families. They take pride in personalizing every visit and provide attention to every detail so that patients feel comfortable and confident through all phases of the visit and treatment.

Anu Chirala, MD, FACC

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Dr. Chirala is a cardiologist and a fellow of the American College of Cardiology. She is board certified in cardiovascular medicine and nuclear cardiology.

She is dedicated to providing exceptional, evidence-based care and has extensive experience in highly innovative, non-invasive diagnostic and treatment procedures. She collaborates closely with specialists in cardiac surgery, electrophysiology, advanced heart failure programs, and other disciplines to develop acomprehensive, compassionate treatment plan personalized to each patient.

Her services include state-of-the-art cardiac care, cardiovascular wellness programs, stroke preventionstrategies, sleep apnea management, nuclear cardiac imaging, vascular medicine, pacemaker and ICD(implantable cardioverter defibrillator) follow-ups, EECP (enhanced external counterpulsation), and early screening for cardiovascular conditions. Her treatment plans include lifestyle recommendations, CCM (chronic care management), RPM (remote patient management), and other preventive measures.

Dr. Chirala complements her clinical expertise with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. She teaches patient and practice management techniques to future specialists as a clinical assistant professor in the Stanford University School of Medicine Division of Cardiovascular Medicine.

Along with her clinical and academic positions, she isthe medical director of South Bay Cardiovascular Center, a premier cardiovascular practice serving the South Bay for 25 years, and is the ex-chief of medicine of a regional hospital. Her passion is entrepreneurial work, and she co-founded InstaMD. This digital health technology startup provides remote patient monitoring using digital devices and data-driven technology to help improve patient outcomes.

Recognition for Dr. Chirala includes being named a medical graduate of the year. For this achievement, she was awarded the Presidential Medal from the President of India.

She is a member of the American College of Cardiology, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Santa Clara County Medical Association, and American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin.

Dr. Chirala volunteers her time and expertise to help the poor and homeless in the US and India.

Cardiac Arrhythmia
Coronary Artery Disease
Heart Failure
Sleep Apnea
Vascular Medicine
Digital Health Technology


• Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine


• Presidential Medal, Best Graduating Female Medical Graduate, Office of the President of India
• Rao Bahadur Dr. C. Ramamurthy Memorial Award in Bacteriology
• B.S. Murthi Memorial Award
• Anderson Medal, Most Distinguished Graduate of the Year, Andhra Medical College, Vizag, India
• Smt. Rajakishori Bhatia Medal, Highest Honors in Medical Graduation Examination


• Board Certification: Cardiovascular Medicine,American Board of Internal Medicine
• Board Certification: Nuclear Cardiology,Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology
• Fellowship: Cardiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis
• Fellowship: Nuclear Medicine, St. Louis University
• Residency: Internal Medicine, Robert Wood Johnson Hospital, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
• Medical Degree: Andhra Medical College, Vizag, India


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