Raj Janardhanan MD, MRCP, FACC, FASE

Associate Professor, Medical Imaging (Joint-appointed Faculty)
Associate Professor, Medicine, Division of Cardiology / Sarver Heart Center
Director of Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging, UAMC - South Campus
Co-Director of Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging, UAMC - University Campus

After undergraduate medical training in India, Dr Janardhanan had extensive clinical and research training in the United Kingdom in Non-Invasive Cardiology with Dr Roxy Senior and Avijit Lahiri. After completion of the Member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) diploma, he chose to move to the US in 2004 when he was offered the position of Clinical Project Director of the Echocore lab at the Brigham and Womens’ Hospital, Harvard University to work with the renowned Dr Marc Pfeffer and Scott Solomon. He completed clinical cardiology fellowship at the University of Virginia, followed by training in advanced multi-modality non-invasive imaging working with Drs Christopher Kramer, George Beller and John Dent. He has been involved in multicenter trials and presented lectures nationally and internationally. Dr Janardhanan is fully certified in echocardiography with a Diplomate in adult comprehensive echocardiography as well as Fellowship of the American Society of Echocardiography (FASE). This is the highest level of recognition in the field of echocardiography. His area of expertise includes 3-Dimensional echocardiography and has been nominated as an Editorial Board member for 3D echocardiography for the ASE. He has a special interest in imaging in structural heart disease and interventional 3D-TEE during transcatheter and intra-operative procedures. In addition to advanced training in cardiac CT and board certification in nuclear cardiology, he has Level 3 training in cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR). He has a passion for teaching and an ardent advocate for improving effective communication with patients and families. He is involved in several non-profit charitable organizations to improve global heathcare.

Research Interests: 

His areas of clinical interests include valvular/structural heart disease, cardiomyopathies, heart failure and cardiac risk screening in athletes. His areas of research interests include hypertensive heart disease, diastolic dysfunction, strain imaging, myocardial perfusion and viability imaging.

  • MD: University of Kerala - Thiruvananthapuram Medical College, India, 1994
  • Member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) diploma
Honors and Awards
  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology
  • Fellow, American Society of Echocardiography
  • Editorial Board Member, ASE for 3-Dimensional Echocardiography
  • Thiruvananthapuram Medical College Hospital, Internal Medicine, 1997
  • Beth Israel Medical Center University Hospital, Internal Medicine, 2008
  • Whipps Cross University Hospital, London Clinical Cardiology, 2001
  • Northwick Park Hospital, UK Cardiac Research, 2004
  • Harvard Medical School, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Cardiology, 2006
  • University of Virginia, Clinical Cardiology, 2010
  • University of Virginia, Multi-modality Cardiac Imaging, 2012
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine - General
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease - Subspecialty

Select Publications


Robinson, E. A., Z. I. Khalpey, and R. Janardhanan, "A 24-year-old male with a painful and cold lower extremity.", Heart, vol. 103, issue 10, pp. 765, 2017 May.
Type of Publication: Journal Article