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Rajiv Gulati, M.D., Ph.D.

  1. Cardiologist
  2. Interventional Cardiologist


  1. Rochester, Minnesota



Rajiv Gulati, MD PhD is Chair of the Division of Interventional Cardiology in the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine. He is a consultant cardiologist with a subspecialty interest in interventional cardiology. Areas of clinical expertise include:

  • Evaluation and management of complex coronary artery disease
  • Interventional management of chronic total occlusions
  • Coronary physiology and imaging
  • Spontaneous coronary artery dissection
  • Catheter-based management of peripheral arterial disease
  • Catheter-based treatment of aortic stenosis (TAVR)

In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Gulati is active in research and education, providing mentorship to residents and fellows. His research interests include coronary intervention, clinical outcomes research, myocardial infarction epidemiology, vascular biology, nonatherosclerotic coronary artery disease and spontaneous coronary artery dissection. He has authored numerous articles in high-impact scientific journals and carries the rank of Professor of Medicine.

  1. Chronic total occlusion revascularization
  2. Coronary angiogram
  3. Percutaneous coronary interventions
  4. Peripheral vessel stenting
  5. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Intravascular Imaging
  • Structural interventional cardiology
  • Ongoing research in clinical outcomes, vascular biology, interventional cardiology, MI epidemiology and spontaneous coronary dissection
  1. 2007
    Fellow - Interventional CardiologyMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 2006
    PhDUniversity of Birmingham, UK
  3. 2006
    Specialist Registrar - Cardiology and Interventional CardiologyUniversity Hospitals Birmingham, United Kingdom
  4. 2004
    PhDUniversity of Birmingham, UK
  5. 2004
    Postdoctoral Research FellowshipMayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  6. 2001
    Specialist Registrar - CardiologyUniversity Hospitals Birmingham, United Kingdom
  7. 1996
    Senior House Officer - Internal MedicineUniversity Hospitals Birmingham, United Kingdom
  8. 1993
    House Officer - Internal Medicine and General SurgeryUniversity Hospitals Birmingham, United Kingdom
  9. 1993
    House OfficerUniversity of Birmingham, UK
  10. 1992
    MB ChBUniversity of Birmingham Medical School
  11. 1989
    BSc (Hons) - Physiology, IntercalatedUniversity of Birmingham, UK


  1. 1995
    General MedicineRoyal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom

Awards and honors

  1. 2019
    Teacher of the YearMayo Fellows’ Association in the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
  2. 2018
    Barry D. Rutherford Lectureship AwardSaint Lukes Mid America Heart Institute
  3. 2018
    Fellowship Royal College of Physicians (FRCP)Royal College of Physicians London
  4. 2013
    Career Development Award in Cardiovascular Diseases Research Honoring Dr. Earl H. WoodMayo Clinic Committees
  5. 2012
    Career Development Scholarly AwardMayo Clinic Committees
  6. 2003
    Postdoctoral Research FellowshipNorthland Affiliate, American Heart Association
  7. 2003
    Winner, Samuel A. Levine Young Investigator's AwardAmerican Heart Association
  8. 2003
    Winner, Young Investigator's Award (Molecular and Cellular Cardiology),American College of Cardiology

Professional memberships

  1. 2021 - 2022
    Committee MemberCoronary Track for the SCAI 2022 Scientific Sessions
  2. 2018 - present
    Chair-Writing GroupTransRadial Working Group Member of the Society of Coronary Angiography and Intervention (SCAI)
  3. 2014 - present
    ChairClinical Practice Committee, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Saint Marys Hospital
  4. 2014 - 2015
    Committee MemberAmerican College of Cardiology, Peripheral Vascular Disease Committee
  5. 2013 - present
    Committee MemberSCAI Vascular Access Working Group
  6. 2012 - 2014
    Committee MemberExecutive Committee on Diagnostic and Interventional Catheterization, Council on Clinical Cardiology, American Heart Association
  7. 2010
    FellowSociety for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions
  8. 2010
    Committee MemberSociety for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions
  9. 2010
    Abstract GraderAmerican College of Cardiology
  10. 2010 - present
    MemberClinical Practice Committee, Gonda Vascular Center
  11. 2010 - present
    FellowAmerican College of Cardiology
  12. 2009
    Abstract GraderAmerican College of Cardiology
  13. 2009
    Poster ModeratorAmerican College of Cardiology
  14. 2008 - present
    MemberDiagnostic and Cardiac Interventions Committee, American Heart Association
  15. 2008
    Abstract GraderAmerican College of Cardiology
  16. 2008
    Session Chair/ModeratorAmerican College of Cardiology
  17. 2007 - 2014
    Cath Lab and CCU Research Committee, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  18. 2006 - 2008
    MemberExercise, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention Committee, American Heart Association
  19. 2004 - 2006
    MemberYoung Clinician Investigators Committee, American Heart Association
    MemberBritish Cardiac Society
    MemberBritish Cardiac Interventional Society


Research activities

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