Raj Janardhanan, MD, MRCP, FACC, FASE
Dr. Janardhanan is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Medical Imaging at the Banner-University Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona. He is the Director of Echocardiography as well as the Medical Director, Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging. He is a also a member of the Sarver Heart Center.
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 U.S. in 2004 when he was offered the position of Clinical Project Director of the Echocore lab at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard University to work with the renowned Dr. Marc Pfeffer and Scott Solomon. He completed a 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.
On the research front, he has been involved in several multicenter trials. He was a finalist in the young investigator award category of the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) conference (Las Vegas, 2003). He was also the winner of the best clinical case award at the World Summit on Echocardiography (New Delhi, 2013). He is a member of the Research Awards Task Force for the ASE. He has presented lectures nationally and internationally. He has published several peer reviewed articles and book chapters which are available on PubMed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=Rajesh%20Janardhanan
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 he is currently an editorial board member for 3D echocardiography for the ASE. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC) as well as an editorial board member for lifelong learning at ACC.
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 TAVR and MitraClip team of Banner-University Medical Center Tucson.
Dr. Janardhanan's areas of clinical interests include valvular/structural heart disease, cardiomyopathies, heart failure, chest pain syndromes 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 is very passionate when it comes to patient care, research and 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.