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New Vascular Surgeon Joins CaroMont Heart


CaroMont Heart welcomes Paul Kochupura MD to the practice. Dr. Kochupura earned his medical degree from Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. He completed his residency in general surgery at Stony Brook University Medical Center, Stony Brook, where he also completed an additional year of research in cardiovascular tissue engineering.

During the course of his training, Dr Kochupura was the winner of numerous awards including qualifying as a finalist for American Heart Association’s “Viven Thomas Young Investigator Award.” Additionally, he is the recipient of three teaching awards during his surgical training, including designation in the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.
Dr Kochupura then completed his fellowship in Vascular and Endovascular surgery at Atlanta Medical Center in Atlanta, GA under David Rosenthal, MD.

Dr Kochupura practices the full spectrum of Vascular Surgery including both open and catheter based interventions for peripheral vascular disease, cutting edge approaches to venous disease including varicose veins and deep venous thrombosis, carotid disease, endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms, as well as dialysis access and management. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery.

For more information about CaroMont Heart, call 704.83-HEART (704.834.3278) or visit

About CaroMont Health
A nationally honored health provider, CaroMont Health is promoting a more vibrant community through individual health care. CaroMont offers a network of top resources across five counties, all centered on a state-of-the-art, 435-bed hospital that is ranked among the best in the nation. It is a spectrum of health services that is just the right size to deliver high-quality, individualized care that has been recognized by the following experts:

• CareChex rating service: First in the nation for medical excellence for overall care
• Region’s only Hospital to receive North Carolina’s Award for Performance Excellence (Baldrige)
• Joint Commission: Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.
• A 2011 Top Performing Hospital for providing high quality, efficient care as a part of the Premier healthcare alliance QUEST program.
• Healthgrade Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ three years in a row, 2010, 2011 and 2012.

CaroMont Health is located at 2525 Court Drive in Gastonia, N.C., and can be reached at (704) 834-2000. Additional information is available at