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Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist
Dr. Indranill Basu Ray is a physician and a yogi in the Kriya Yoga tradition. He is the founder- Chairman of The American Academy for Yoga and Meditation. He is a Cardiologist and a Cardiac Electrophysiologist & the Director of Cardiovascular Research at the VA Medical Center in Memphis, TN, USA. Dr. Basu Ray is also a Visiting Professor of Cardiology and Head of Integrative Cardiology at the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences at Rishikesh, UK, India, and a Professor at the School of Public Health the University of Memphis. He is also a LinQ faculty at MIT, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. In addition, he has been a former faculty at multiple distinguished schools, including the Harvard Medical School and Tulane University.
Dr. Basu Ray was chosen by the American Heart Association (AHA) as an eminent cardiologist worldwide to write the practice guidelines on the role of 'meditation in cardiovascular diseases.' AHA is the world's largest organization of cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, and vascular specialists. He is the author of over a hundred peer- reviewed articles in academic journals of cardiology and medicine. In addition, Dr. Basu Ray is the Editor of the world's first reference book written by multiple authors worldwide called "The Principle and Practice of Yoga in Cardiovascular Diseases." It is being published by Springer Nature. Dr. Basu Ray also has two other books in publication, including a medical textbook, " Yoga for Cardiovascular Disease and Cardiac Rehabilitation," published by Elsevier and Yoga and Heart Health for Cardiotext Publications, MN, USA.
Dr. Basu Ray has trained in Medicine & Cardiology in India and completed his American training at Harvard, Tulane University, and Baylor. Dr. Basu Ray has been simultaneously contributing to research in the frontiers of medicine and yoga. His pioneering research suggested a newer cause of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation. He also developed several tools to treat atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia, two complex arrhythmias affecting millions of people worldwide. Dr. Basu Ray's original article on the role of yoga in coronary artery disease almost two decades back launched the drive to research yoga as a tool to prevent and treat cardiac diseases. Since then, he has been relentlessly trying to introduce yoga in the modern medical curriculum in the US. This has led to many medical schools imbibing yoga as a scientific preventive and therapeutic mode for non- communicable diseases.
Dr. Basu-Ray has been meditating since the age of six. He was initiated to kriya yoga of Maha Avatar Babaji by Swami Hariharananda Giri, the brother disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda of the "Autobiography of a Yogi" fame and a disciple of the venerated Paramguru Yukteshwar Giri. He has been practicing, teaching, and researching meditation for over three decades now. His research centers on the use of meditation and yoga in cardiovascular diseases. He has founded and led AAYM since 2019. This organization has been organizing the world's largest conferences in Yoga and Meditation. The "World's first conference on the role of Meditation in Cardiovascular Diseases" was organized at AIIMS, Rishikesh, in March 2019. Dr. Basu Ray was the organizer and the program director. It was attended by over a thousand physician delegates from all over the world. It had invited faculty from the worlds' top universities, including Harvard, Emory, AIIMS-New Delhi, and PGI-Chandigarh, to name a few. The second conference was recently held by AAYM virtually throughout June under the stewardship of Dr. Basu Ray. This had over a hundred speakers and over 50 sessions. The inaugural session included Dr. David Frawley, Dr. H R Nagendra, Dr. Deepak Chopra & Ms. Nivedita Bhide, to name a few. The faculty included the world's top scientists, physicians, and researchers to talk about the latest research in yoga. Dr. Basu Ray has delivered invited lectures worldwide on yoga and meditation to prevent and treat cardiovascular diseases. He has delivered lectures to audiences at Harvard, MIT, Mayo Clinic, Case Western, Georgia Tech, to name a few. He also addressed the prestigious Indian Science Congress on Yoga and Cardiovascular Diseases in early 2020.
Dr. Basu-Ray played a pioneering role in developing scientific methods to research Yoga using the latest technology. His current research uses Artificial Intelligence and other parameters like blood level of inflammatory markers to determine the risk of heart diseases and yoga to prevent it.
Dr. Basu-Ray has spearheaded public education to use yoga to prevent COVID-19 as an eminent physician and a professor in public health. He has written for multiple newspapers both in India and the US including having regular blog in The Times of India and the Huffington Post. He has been advising through multiple Indian and US TV channels on social isolation, meditation, and yoga during lockdown to decrease anxiety, depression and increasing immunity against viral infection. He has also been advising the media and the public on the latest developments in the field, based on practical experience treating patients with severe cardiac afflictions. He has appeared on multiple television channels in this country and abroad, talking about cardiac electrophysiology and yoga. He recently concluded a set of four programs on Yoga and Heart Disease, Diabetes, Covid and Cancer for the Doordarshan News which was seen and responded well to by millions of viewers.

Staff Cardiologist and Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiologist,

Memphis VA Medical Center. 1030 Jefferson Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104 Adjunct Professor; The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, USA. 38152

Adjunct Professor of Cardiology & Head of Integrative Cardiology,

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Virbhadra Marg, Rishikesh, Uttarkhand-249203, India 2018- Present.

Instructor in Medicine (Cardiology):

Harvard Medical School, 330, Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 2005-2007. In-Charge: Center for Invasive Cardiac Electrophysiology Research, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. 2005-2007.

Assistant Professor of Medicine:

Tulane University 2011-2013. Tulane Heart & Vascular Center, 1415 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112.2011-2013

Physician-Scientist: Clinical Cardiovascular Electrophysiology Research.

Texas Heart Institute, Denton A. Cooley Bldg, 6770 Bertner Avenue, Houston, Texas 77030. 2018-

System Head of Research, In-Patient Internal Medicine, Chief Research Mentor and Assistant Program Director:

Research and Scholarships, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans, LA 2011-2013.

Associate Editor.

Biomed Central Central Cardiovascular Disorder; A Springer Nature Publication.


American Academy for Yoga and Meditation.