WORLD’S FIRST MOBILE APPLICATION FOR YOUR HEART.
Dr. Anmol Singh Kapoor, an award-winning Cardiologist, transforming healthcare, improved diagnostics using AI & Smart Cardiac Devices.
Born in the city of Nabha, Punjab, India, Dr. Anmol Kapoor hails from a middleclass family. His mother was a clerk at a Government office, while his father owned a small chemist shop. He recalls, ‘My father was born in a refugee camp in Punjab with nothing to his name. My grandfather had to begin from scratch and he used to work as a street-side tailor, in order to make ends meet.’
Having seen the struggle, his parents instilled in him the importance and value of education, hard work and the importance of helping others less fortunate. Dr. Kapoor had a dream of becoming a doctor from a very young age and his parents supported him wholeheartedly, ensuring he had every opportunity to
His journey to become a doctor began in 1994 when he was accepted into Irkutsk State Medical University in Russia and completed his final years of medical training at St. Petersburg Medical Academy in 2000. He refused to study at a reputed medical school in India, as he chose to study in Russia to learn beyond medicine, he wanted to understand the lifestyle and healthcare facilities they had, as it helped him heighten knowledge and skills to help his patients.
After spending 6 years in Russia, Dr. Kapoor arrived in Canada in July 2000. When he moved to Canada
he was unemployed. He states with a smile,‘Often people told me that I should forget my medical career and I should focus on something else, as it’s difficult for an international medical graduate to practice in Canada. But, I was determined, so I did not give up’. His wife, Mrs. Raman Kapoor supported his determination to continue in the medical field. Working as a Registered Dietitian in Lethbridge and the sole breadwinner, she helped pay for his exams and daily expenses. They rented a small apartment that contained nothing but one futon to sleep on and a small 14-inch TV. Dr. Kapoor mentions with vigor,‘I was never afraid of failure. To me, failure simply means you need to try a new approach. We’ve all had failures, however I never let my failures define me. When I wrote my first exam in Saskatchewan, I was
unsuccessful. This simply meant I needed a new method to study.’
Dr. Kapoor went on to complete his residency program in Internal Medicine at the University of Alberta
where he became the first turbaned Chief Resident in the Department of Medicine. He received his Cardiology training at the University of Manitoba and trained in Carotid Ultrasound at the Cleveland Clinic.
He works as a Cardiologist and Medical Director at Advanced Cardiology Consultants and Diagnostics in
Dr. Kapoor has been the recipient of ten awards such as the South Asian Cultural Association – Community Service Appreciation Award. Dr. Anmol has also launched multiple philanthropic initiatives, he is the founder of the DIL Walk Foundation, a charity association that provides assistance and increase awareness of heart diseases. Thousands of people of the community, regardless of ethnic backgrounds have been given hope. He is a compassionate individual and is worthily recognized as an outstanding
member of the South Asian Community. Today, Dr. Anmol Kapoor is an award-winning Cardiologist,
founder of numerous facilities, charities and health initiatives serving the community. Dr. Anmol was
most recently recognized; in March 2017 and awarded the ‘Immigrants of Distinction Award’ for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Calgary, Canada. A little known fact about Dr. Kapoor is that in
addition to his success in the medical field, he is also a film producer and is currently working on his first novel. Dr. Kapoor is also a public speaker and an International award winner for his work in the field of improving healthcare outcomes in vulnerable minorities and women.
Dr. Kapoor’s passion is driven by the necessities of the future where Biotechnology can pitch in. He says, ‘The ever-evolving healthcare world, being surrounded by passionate, philanthropical entrepreneurs have mended my thought and vision which led to the foundation of CardiAI.’
The standard of care for heart failure is retroactive rather than proactive in delivering healthcare services. After being diagnosed with heart failure, patients will have to routinely visit their health care provider (HCP) for lab testing. This becomes a time-consuming burden on the patient and ineffective
as the patient is at risk between visits. Therefore, a solution is needed to improve patient management,
monitoring,and triaging in case of emergency events, to capture the vital statistics of patient’s location, historical data, and a secure means of communication, when a patient is unresponsive or limited in response.
Dr. Kapoor heads CardiAI Inc, a start-up evolved from an Advanced Cardiology/Clinical Setting. CardiAI(Cardi – Artificial Intelligence) caters to patients with cardiovascular ailments, in particular Heart failure. CardiAI’s goal is to develop and implement AI-based management and predictive tools to improve patient health outcomes and inprocess to reduce healthcare costs.
CardiAI Inc. has developed an AI-assisted e-health tool for heart failure patients for efficient and smart
management. CardioHF app allows patients to self assess, manage, monitor and communicate securely with their HCP via text, audio, or video. It also let patients download and keep their health record for their review or share those with other HCP’s.
Dr. Kapoor and team, believes in providing a holistic healthcare tools for efficient healthcare system
by developing products that can work as stand-alone or/and augment to CardiAI’s-AI platform including a healthcare intervention and management app (CardioHF) and a single step diagnostic biosensor device (Philos) capable of quantification of multiple biomarker from a single finger stick.
Over the years CardiAI with its interventive care model has saved lives and reduced overall health care costs. Since its inception, CardiAI has saved around $10 Million dollars in healthcare costs and prevented above 400 hospitalizations. With implementation of CardiAI’s interventive model, every dollar spent on Heart failure nurses saves around $26 dollars towards healthcare. CardiAI’s goal is to encourage policymakers to support and establish a unique “CHARM interventive care” model across Canada for cost-effective and accurate healthcare systems.
An Experienced Cardiologist with a demonstrated history of working in Clinical Research, Medical Education, Epidemiology, Medicine, and Health Technology.
In an interview with Dr. Anmol, here are few excerpts we would like our readers to know and appreciate:
PV: How do you pitch yourself among your major competitors? Who are they? Your USP(Unique Selling
Dr. Anmol: Roche and Abbot hold the largest market share in diagnostics, however,their devices are
mostly HCP operated. Since diagnostics are behind healthcare barriers of access, testing becomes infrequent, and interventions are delayed. CardiAI’s- Philos removes these hurdles by allowing patients to monitor and quantify their health while correlating their geolocation to track medical relevant data. No longer relying on self-assessed qualitative symptoms to determine whether to seek help. With the aid of CardioHF app, CardiAI is aiming to be the champion in interventive care providing fast assessment on
multiple biomarkers with AIassisted smart management.
PV: What have been your key achievements in the Industry segment?
Dr. Anmol: CardiAI has proven its concept in a working model for both the CardioHF app as well as Point-Of-Care(POC) device. CardiAI was recognized and funded by federal and provincial agencies namely IRAP and MITACS in its first year of establishment. This looks to be a promising and very useful tool in intervention of Healthcare. We are proud and humbles by the responses we have received.
PV: Please share with us your Vision 2030 for Cardi AI.
Dr. Anmol: Our mission is to ‘Improve and enable precision-based care through innovative technology and clinical expertise by providing Holistic care approach, diagnostic, monitoring and management tools, reduce stress for patients, families and healthcare system.’
Note: References taken from https://asianheritagecalgary.com/missing_chapters/dranmol-kapoor/