Ajay Pachika, MD




Tyler Cardiovascular Consultants


Fellowship, Interventional cardiology, Oklahoma University Hospital, Oklahoma City, OK
Fellowship, Cardiology, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
Fellowship, Imaging and Outcomes Research, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Residency, Internal medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Masters in Health Administration, St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA
Internship, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hospital, Warangal, India
Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery, Kakatiya Medical College, Warangal, India


Board certified in cardiovascular medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine
Board certified in echocardiography
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) – certified
Basic Life Support (BLS) – certified


When Dr. Ajay Pachika was a boy growing up in India, he knew he wanted to become a doctor. The reason was straightforward. “Most of the people in the community that I looked up to and respected were physicians because of the way they took care of patients and were available when family members needed them,” says Pachika.

Pachika’s dream to become a doctor eventually brought him to the U.S., where he completed a residency and fellowships in Philadelphia, Boston, Louisville and Oklahoma City. Though certainly proud and excited to achieve his goal, Pachika emphasizes that his motivation for becoming a cardiologist is not about his own personal achievements. “People give you the opportunity to be a part of their lives at the moment when they most need some help, and I think it’s a great responsibility,” he says. “It’s a huge responsibility and I carry it with pride.”

That sense of responsibility and the privilege he feels caring for patients is why Pachika strives hard to both be meticulous in finding the best treatments while also involving patients and their families in making decisions. “I want them to be involved in making sure they are safe and able to get back to their lives and be there for their family,” he says.

Pachika is especially happy to be practicing medicine in Tyler, a place that he was introduced to almost by chance. Pachika and his wife visited a nearby town for a job interview at another practice, and on their way home stopped in Tyler for dinner. They were both impressed with what they saw. “My wife said, ‘this is a beautiful town, and it seems like a good size to bring up a family,’” recalls Pachika.

The experience was enough to prompt Pachika to explore working at Tyler CVC, and he found the practice and its collegial and supportive culture as enticing as the city itself. “The hospital and the practice had everything I was looking for in terms of providing care,” he says. “At the end of the day, coming to Tyler was a very easy decision to make.”