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"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.

- Cleve

"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.

Dr. Jesal Popat is the newest interventional cardiologist to join Florida Medical Clinic. 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.


  • Medical Education

    Morsani College of Medicine
    University of South Florida
    Tampa, FL

    Doctor of Medicine

  • Internship/Residency

    University of South Florida
    Tampa, FL
    Internal Medicine

  • Fellowships

    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 North

  • Special Interests

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

  • Board Certifications

    American Board of Internal Medicine
    Cardiovascular Diseases
    Interventional Cardiology
    American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

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