Louisville Medicine Volume 69, Issue 2 - Page 38

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2001 , with his wife Shagun and two daughters , he came home to Louisville and joined a group of seven at Bluegrass Cardiology Associates . He stayed with them until 2010 , when he joined Norton Healthcare and continues to do interventional work .
His current role is a mixed bag of responsibilities ranging from on-call hours , cath lab duties , office practice , consult services and non-invasive readings , splitting his time among all Norton hospitals and his own office . Being able to have a mix of in-office and hospital work is a perfect fit for him , he said , and the job is always fulfilling .
“ Every time you save a patient ’ s life from a heart attack , it ’ s giving them another chance - these are matters of life and death . Seeing the loss spared from a family is truly rewarding . You think , after 21 years of practicing , it could get old , but it never does ,” he said . “ The families and the patients you ’ ve helped , they ’ re always so thankful and come back to you . The most important thing for me in medicine is to take care of each patient with the utmost kindness and respect .”
While seeing the patients recover is its own reward , Dr . Singh said that he likes being in a profession that makes his family proud . “ The sacrifice can be a demanding lifestyle , but it ’ s worth it . My daughters would always embrace my work , ‘ Hey Dad , you saved another person today !, And that pride is invaluable . It is just another thing that keeps me determined on a 4:00 a . m . STEMI call .”
Dr . Singh ’ s wife Shagun has tirelessly dedicated her life to their family . They have two daughters , 25-year-old Ayesha and 20-yearold Sharika . Ayesha is following in her father ’ s footsteps , currently a medical student at the University of Louisville School of Medicine , with plans to pursue interventional cardiology . Sharika , plans to pursue a career in financial services and is currently a student in the undergraduate program at the Olin School of Business , Washington University in St . Louis .
The Singh family has a passion for music and dance . Dr . Singh loves to attend live music concerts . Coming to the US in the late 1980s , his introduction to American music was 80s pop and it ’ s stuck with him over time . Rod Stewart , Elton John and Phil Collins are some of his top listens , but he ’ s always open to trying new artists and exploring all kinds of music .
“ Before my youngest went to college , I went to Lollapalooza with her , and we danced and jumped for four days . That was an experience , for sure . It was good to see what kids these days listen to for a change . I try to listen to a little bit of everything . Music festivals are