Amar Kelkar, MD

Amar Kelkar, MD

Internal Medicine in Gainesville, FL


 (352) 265-0725

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About Dr. Kelkar


Amar Kelkar is a Hematology & Oncology Fellow at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, FL. He is currently licensed to practice medicine in Florida. He is affiliated with UF Health Shands Hospital.

He completed Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and served as the Associate Chief Resident from 2017-2018. He also has an interest in medical advocacy and is serving on the American Medical Association Resident and Fellow Section Governing Council as the Alternate Delegate.

His current research interests are in benign and malignant hematology. His background is in molecular biology and genetics with a degree from Cornell University in Biological Sciences, concentrating in Genetics and Development. He worked for 3 years as a member of Dr. Andrew Clark's population genetics laboratory at Cornell University.

Qualifications and Experience



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Education & Training

University of Florida
Fellowship, Hematology/Oncology, 2018 - 2021

University IL College of Medicine Peoria
Chief Residency, Internal Medicine, 2017 - 2018

University of Illinois College of Medicine
Residency, Internal Medicine, 2015 - 2018

St. George's University School of Medicine
Class of 2015

Cornell University
BS, Biological Sciences, Genetics & Development, 2006 - 2010

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Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine

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Medical Licenses

FL State Medical License
2018 - 2020

IL State Medical License
2015 - 2018

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Hospital Affiliations

UF Health Shands Hospital
Current Affiliation
Gainesville, FL

Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Current Affiliation
Gainesville, FL

NYC Health + Hospitals / Woodhull
Former Affiliation
Brooklyn, NY

NYC Health + Hospitals / Kings County
Former Affiliation
Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Hospital Center
Former Affiliation
Brooklyn, NY

Cleveland Clinic Florida
Former Affiliation
Weston, FL

Norwegian American Hospital
Former Affiliation
Chicago, IL

OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
Former Affiliation
Peoria, IL

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Awards

Gold Humanism Honor Society
The Arnold P. Gold Foundation, 2014

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Professional Memberships

American College of Physicians - ACP
Member

American Medical Association - AMA
Resident and Fellow Section Governing Council

American Society of Clinical Oncology - ASCO
Member

American Society of Hematology - ASH
Subcommittee on Reimbursement, ASH Delegate to the AMA

Florida Medical Association - FMA
Member

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Publications



PubMed

Synthetic Cannabinoid-Associated Coagulopathy.
N. Engl. J. Med.
Kelkar, A. H.,Tarantino, M. D.,Roberts, J. C.
1/3/2019

An Outbreak of Synthetic Cannabinoid-Associated Coagulopathy in Illinois.
N. Engl. J. Med.
Kelkar, A. H.,Smith, N. A.,Martial, A.,Moole, H.,Tarantino, M. D.,Roberts, J. C.
10/4/2018

Venous thromboembolism related to cytomegalovirus infection: A case report and literature review.
Medicine (Baltimore)
Kelkar, A. H.,Jacob, K. S.,Yousif, E. B.,Farrell, J. J.
2/3/2018

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Lecture

Resolution Writing
6/9/2017
American Medical Association 2017 Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, USA

Cytomegalovirus Induced Portal Vein Thrombosis: An Underreported Association
6/3/2017
ASM Microbe 2017, New Orleans, LA, USA

Abstract

Hematophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis Presenting as Acute Liver Failure
American College of Gastroenterology 2016: Annual Scientific Meeting & Postgraduate Course
Ahmed Z, Kelkar AH, Shah AA, Yong SL
10/17/2017
Las Vegas, NV, USA

Cytomegalovirus Induced Portal Vein Thrombosis: An Underreported Association
ASM Microbe 2017
A.H. Kelkar, S.B. Sreenivasappa, K. Subramanian, J.J. Farrell
6/2/2017
New Orleans, LA, USA

A forgotten but common cause of hypokalemia
American College of Physicians Downstate Illinois Chapter Meeting 2016
Martial A, Roy M, Kelkar A, Rosenbaum K
11/18/2016
Champaign, IL, USA

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Press Mentions



Report Offers Disturbing New Details on Deadly Bleeding Outbreak Linked to Synthetic Cannabis
Gizmodo · September 28, 2018
...the brain that control breathing—within less than a day, she experienced brain death,” lead author Amar Kelkar told Gizmodo. Initially, Kelkar and his colleagues suspected everything from kidney stones to rare...

'People Were Just Bleeding': Doctors Describe Tainted Pot Emergency
NBC News · September 27, 2018
...ran out of oral vitamin K,” Roberts said. The doctors sought donations from non-profit groups. Dr. Amar Kelkar, a resident at the hospital at the time, called Valeant Pharmaceuticals to try to get the company t...