- Professor, Medicine - (Clinical Scholar Track)
Raj Janardhanan, MD, MRCP, FACC, FASE, joined University of Arizona’s Department of Medicine as an Associate Professor of Medicine and Medical Imaging. He is the Director of Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging at the Banner- University Medical Center South Campus. He is a member of the Sarver Heart Center as well as the Co-Director of Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging at the Tucson Campus.
After undergraduate medical training in India, he 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 Membership 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. He has published several peer reviewed articles and bookchapters which are available on pubmed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=Rajesh%20Janardhanan
Dr Janardhanan is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC). He 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 he has been nominated as an editorial board member for 3D echocardiography for the ASE.
In addition to board certification in cardiac CT and nuclear cardiology, he has Level 3 training in advanced cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR).
He has a special interest in imaging in structural heart disease and interventional 3D-TEE during transcatheter and intra-operative procedures. He is a member of the successful TAVI team of the University of Arizona.
Dr Janardhanan's 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.
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 healthcare.
- The University of Kerala
- Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) risk factors in Premenopausal WomenCase control study done over a period of 3 years (1994 to 1997) in India. 50 Premenopausal women with CHD were compared with twice the number of age-matched controls. Oral Contraceptive Pill usage and cigarette smoking were not prevalent in the premenopausal women of this population.The study revealed the important observation that premenopausal women should not be considered totally protected from CHD. The Importance of HDL-C measurement and obesity assessment by waist-to-hip ratio was emphasized. The University of Kerala had accepted my thesis for the award of MD Degree.
- Thiruvananthapuram Medical College Hospital, University of Kerala, India
Licensure & Certification
- Diplomate Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography, National Board of Echocardiography (2011)
- Level 3 Cardiac MRI, Certification Board of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (2012)
- HIPPA Security (2005)
- Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates Certifed (0-645-632-1), ECFMG (2004)
- Diplomate in Nuclear Cardiology, Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology (2011)
- Cardiovascular Diseases Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine (2011)
- Certification in Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2008)
- GMC Full Registration, General Medical Council, UK (1998)
- Arizona State Medical Doctor License #45870, Arizona Medical Board (2015)
- MRCP (UK), Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (1999)
- Ionizing Radiation Certification, London (1999)
- Professional Linguistic Assessment Board, General Medical Council, UK (1995)
- CITI Course in the Protection of Human Research Subjects, National Institute of Health (2008)
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support, ACLS (2012)
- MBBS - Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, Thiruvananthapuram Medical College Hospital, Univ. of Kerala, India (1994)
I teach the cardiology core curriculum for the third year medical students at the University of Arizona. I have always received very positive student and peer teaching evaluations.Teach the radiology residents advanced cardiovascular imaging during their rotations in cardiology. I also teach the radiology technical staff on how to optimize image quality during cardiac CTA and Cardiac MRI. Medicine residents and pulmonary fellows are also taught during their rotations in non-invasive cardiology.University of Arizona South Campus Echocardiography Core Curriculum: I am covering all the topics in echocardiography through a series of lectures on Mondays. The lectures are tailored to the sonographers and cardiology fellows. Cover board review sessions in non-invasive imaging for cardiology fellows. Created a database for interesting cases in echocardiographyContributed several teaching modules for the UVA educational website: www.uvarealm.com [Resource for the Active Learning of Medicine]. This is a great resource for learning medicine and cardiology for all levels of trainees. Preceptor for first year medical students of UVA School of Medicine in the Patient Clinical Encounter Program. This is primarily focused on improving history taking and physical exam skills. I volunteer for teaching sessions on the mannequin (HARVEY) to improve auscultation skill for medical students.While working in UK I organized bedside clinical teaching for the MRCP exam for internal medicine residents in UK, monthly lectures on current practice of clinical medicine to update the primary care physicians in UK as well as sessions with coronary care unit nursing staff in EKG rhythm recognition
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