Medicine Grand Rounds

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

TOPIC: "Valvular Heart Disease: Advances in Imaging"
SPEAKER: Raj Janardhanan, MD, MRCP, FACC, FASE

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About the Speaker
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:

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 Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

All Faculty, CME Planning Committee Members, and CME Office Reviewers have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity.

Learning Objectives:

1. Diagnose a variety of internal medicine illnesses
2. Understand more clearly advances in therapy
3. Become truly professional physicians



University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, Room 5403
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724


Banner – University Medical Center South, Conference Room 3030
2800 E. Ajo Way
Tucson, AZ 85713