Jesal V. Popat, MD, FACC

Interventional Cardiology

Central Tampa

North Tampa

  • Accepting new patients
About Jesal V. Popat, MD, FACC

Dr. Jesal Popat is an interventional cardiologist at Florida Medical Clinic Orlando Health. Originally from South Africa, he has lived in the Tampa Bay area for over 17 years. Dr. Popat is board-certified in cardiovascular disease and multiple other subdisciplines. An active Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, he specializes in a “radial-artery first” approach to coronary catheterization procedures minimizing risks and improving outcomes. Dr. Popat is a lifelong vegetarian, his clinical practice focuses as much on prevention through proper nutrition and cardiovascular exercise as the treatment of cardiac disease.

Dr. Popat graduated with honors from the University of South Florida with degrees in Biology and Chemistry before attending the Morsani College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida. He completed his training in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease at Tampa General Hospital, Pepin Heart Institute, and the James A. Haley VA hospitals.

He devotes time to working with several local non-profit agencies, including the Tampa Bay chapters of the American Heart Association, the University of South Florida STEM academy and Best Buddies organizations. In his personal life, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing basketball, tennis and reading.

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
Medical Education

Morsani College of Medicine
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL
Doctor of Medicine


University of South Florida
Tampa, FL
Internal Medicine


University of South Florida
Tampa, FL
Interventional Cardiology

University of South Florida
Tampa, FL
Cardiovascular Medicine

Professional Activities

American College of Cardiology
American College of Physicians
AdventHealth Association

Hospital Memberships

AdventHealth Tampa
St. Joseph’s Hospital Main

Special Interests

ASD/PFO Closure
Coronary Artery Disease
Interventional Cardiology
Preventative Medicine
Radial Cardiac Catheterization
Vascular Disease
Venous Insufficiency

Physician Team

Central Tampa 2727 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd Tampa, Florida 33607  Suite 418

Central Tampa

2727 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Tampa, Florida 33607

Suite 418

P: (813) 280-7300
F: (813) 377-1396
Provider Hours
  • Monday: 8am - 5pm
  • Tuesday: 8am - 5pm
  • Wednesday: 8am - 5pm
  • Thursday: 8am - 5pm
  • Friday: 8am - 5pm

North Tampa 14320 Bruce B Downs Blvd Tampa, Florida 33613  

North Tampa

14320 Bruce B Downs Blvd
Tampa, Florida 33613

P: (813) 280-7300
F: (813) 377-1396
Provider Hours
  • Monday: 8am - 5pm
  • Tuesday: 8am - 5pm
  • Wednesday: 8am - 5pm
  • Thursday: 8am - 5pm
  • Friday: 8am - 5pm

Florida Medical Clinic Orlando Health participates with most major carriers. Please consult your insurance carrier prior to your appointment to verify our participation status with your insurance plan. This list is subject to change and is not all-inclusive.

  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Medicare HMO
  • Aetna Medicare PPO
  • Aetna PPO
Allwell by Sunshine (Medicare HMO)
  • AvMed HMO
  • AvMed PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield aka: Florida Blue
  • BC Advantage 65
  • BC Health Options (Blue Care)
  • BCBS Medicare HMO
  • BCBS Medicare PPO
  • BCBS PPO (Includes EPO, PPC, BlueOptions, Blue Select)
  • New Century Health
Cigna (Includes Great West)
  • Baycare Exclusive Network
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna PPO
  • Coventry HMO
  • Coventry Medicare HMO
  • Coventry Medicare PPO
  • Coventry PPO
  • First Health
Freedom Health Medicare Advantage Plan HMO
Health First Health Plans
  • Humana HMO
  • Humana Medicare HMO (including Gold Plus HMO)
  • Humana Medicare PPO (Includes Choice PPO/PFFS)
  • Humana PPO
Longevity Health Plan
Multiplan (Includes Multiplan, Beechstreet/ PHCS)
  • Beechstreet
  • MultiPlan
  • Private Healthcare System (PHCS)
Optimum Healthcare Medicare Advantage HMO
Partners Direct Health (includes Hendry Marine Industries, ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, & Trustmark- Word of Life)
Railroad Medicare
  • Simply Healthcare (Medicare)
  • Tricare East
  • Tricare East HMO (Prime)
United Health Care
  • United Healthcare AARP Medicare Complete HMO
  • United Healthcare AARP Medicare Complete PPO
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete HMO
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete PPO
  • United Healthcare Evercare
  • United Healthcare HMO
  • United Healthcare PPO
Wellcare by Allwell (Medicare Advantage HMO Plan)
  • Wellmed- UnitedHealthcare Medicare


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Jesal V. Popat, MD, FACC

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"would highly recommend Dr Popat to anyone"

I had such a Wonderful experience with Dr. Popat god is truly working through this surgeon, outstanding and the staff was always helpful and kind. Dr Jesal told me what he’s going to be doing and if you I have any questions, he doesn’t hesitate to answer them. He kept it 100. I really like that he stays with you until all of your questions are answered. They ensured I had a smooth prep, surgery, and follow-up. After the procedure honestly I could feel a difference, I am so glad I choose one of the best and would highly recommend Dr Popat to anyone.

"Pays great attention to detail."

Dr. Popat provided excellent care. He is a very kind caring physician who pays great attention to detail.

"Dr popat he's just the best"

From parking to the front desk most pleasant receptionist, Dr popat is an awesome dr. Answers all your questions and excellent bedside manners. I highly recommend Dr popat he's just the best and everyone in this facility is very friendly. I thank you and appreciate the friendly kindness I felt. Again thank you.

"High level of concern about my health needs"

The wait in receptionist area and in the exam room were minimal. The nurse was very professional and quick with the exam. Dr. Popat was very cordial and friendly. He showed a high level of concern about my health needs. He offered several tests to back up his thoughts and diagnoses about my heart. He recommended a plant based diet to help control cholesterol and diabetes. He explained each test and asked did I have any further questions. Great visit!

"Very professional"

My first visit to this office was very professional, everything was handled with love, simplicity and understanding.

"He completely solved prior problems"

Superior medical care by Dr. Popat! In a very short time, he completely solved prior problems. FMC maintains an outstanding and informed support staff. We strongly recommend FMC.

"Above and beyond"

Dr Popat is amazing. He has gone above and beyond to give me the care I need. Very grateful.

"Holistic, nutritional approach"

I am so relieved to have found Dr. Popat. His holistic, nutritional approach to his cardiology practice is exactly what I was searching for. His plan of action to deal with my specific situation and concerns is one I am very pleased with. I feel very comfortable and fortunate to be under his care and am looking forward to working with him.

"So glad I found them."

Dr. Popat and Alise were both wonderful. So glad I found them.

"The best care"

Dr. Popat was excellent! He listened, responded to concerns and really knows his stuff. Dr. Popat is the caliber of Dr. that you look for and want, to get the best care.

"Very little time waiting"

Entire experience was great. I spent very little time waiting and really like the Dr and other members of staff.

"Nice people."

Pleasant vibe -- not too fancy nor snobbish. Nice people.

"I never leave feeling uninformed"

Always very attentive and thorough. Very welcoming and kind and I never leave feeling uninformed about my health. Very proactive with healthcare and patient needs. :)

"Wish he was my primary."

Dr. Popat & Alyssa rock! Wish he was my primary.

"I would refer him in a heartbeat"

Dr. Popat was very very easy to talk and answered all my questions without making me feel dumb or like I should already know, very good bedside manners. I would refer him in a heartbeat ❤️❤️

"Extremely personable"

Staff was very friendly and helpful. It is a pleasure being part of this practice. Dr. Popat is extremely personable, he takes the time to listen to your concerns and explain his plan of care. It’s important to feel that your doctor actually cares. He took very good care of me in the hospital and I will stay with him for future care.

"I highly recommend him"

Dr. Popat is an amazing cardiologist. I highly recommend him.
Donna C.

"Very impressed"

I met Dr. Popat while in Florida Hospital and really liked him. I have been seen in his office twice and am very impressed. His medical assistant, Alyssa, is excellent. She asks a lot of questions and seems very interested in keeping my chart up-to-date and keeping me informed about my care. She always returns my phone calls. I know I always have a lot of questions for Dr. Popat, but he always takes the time to answer them and doesn’t seem to mind answering them.

"A care plan that is optimistic, doable and goal oriented."

I had the pleasure of meeting with Dr. Popat today after he had performed a stint procedure last week. What a delightful experience. Very professional, caring and interested in my particular situation. My husband has already elected to change his cardiologist for his next appointment. I highly recommend this gentleman - he immediately put me at ease with a care plan that is optimistic, doable and goal oriented.
Catherine H.

"Dr Popat has a very good bedside manner."

Was referred to Dr Popat through my family physician after an abnormal EKG. Dr Popat has a very good bedside manner. Spends time with the patient explaining things. I was scheduled to have hip surgery which was eventually delayed pending the results of a heart cauterization. I often have anxiety when undergoing medical procedures. Dr Popat worked with me to reduce my anxiety and get me through the heart procedure. It is rare to find a physician or specialist with such good "people skills". I highly recommend Dr Popat for any heart related issue/procedure.
Kevin B.

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