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Sudhir S. Kushwaha, M.D.

  1. Cardiologist

Specialty Groups


  1. Rochester, Minnesota



Sudhir S. Kushwaha, M.D., is Professor of Medicine and Consultant, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Kushwaha earned his undergraduate medical degree from the London Hospital Medical College, University of London, and his postgraduate M.D. from University of London. He completed his residency and fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Areas of clinical expertise include:

  • Treatment of end-stage heart failure including the use of left ventricular assist devices
  • Cardiac transplantation
  • Pulmonary hypertension

Dr. Kushwaha is Director of the Cardiac Transplantation and VAD Program at Mayo Clinic. His research interests are focused on physiology and disease of the transplanted heart.

  1. Heart transplant
  2. Mechanical circulatory support device implantation
  • Cardiac transplantation
  • Mechanical circulatory assist
  • Heart failure
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  1. 1995
    Fellow - CardiologyMassachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University
  2. 1993
    Resident - Resident in MedicineMassachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University
  3. 1992
    MD - Cardiovascular Medicine
    Thesis: Coronary Vasomotor Response Following Cardiac TransplantationUniversity of London
  4. 1992
    Research Fellowship - Honorary Lecturer in CardiologyHarefield Hospital
  5. 1990
    Research Registrar - CardiologyHarefield Hospital
  6. 1987
    Registrar in Medicine - Rheumatology/Endocrinology/CardiologyCentral Middlesex Hospital
  7. 1985
    Senior House Officer - Oncology/RadiotherapyRoyal Marsden Hospital
  8. 1985
    Senior House Officer - CardiologyLondon Chest Hospital
  9. 1984
    Senior House Officer - Thoracic MedicineLondon Chest Hospital
  10. 1984
    Senior House Officer - Medical Rotation,
    General Medicine/Cardiology/Neurology/DermatologyCentral Middlesex Hospital
  11. 1983
    Senior House Officer - General Medicine/DermatologyBarking Hospital, UK
  12. 1982
    House Surgeon - Surgical Unit & ENTThe London Hospital
  13. 1982
    House Physician - General Medicine/NeurologyKing George Hospital
  14. 1981
    MB BSLondon Hospital Medical College


  1. 2010
    Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant CardiologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  2. 1995
    Cardiovascular DiseasesAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2021
    Top Performing Provider Patient Experience AwardRochester Mayo Clinic Experience

Professional memberships

  1. 2003 - present
    MemberClinical Practice Committee, William J von Liebig Transplant Center
  2. 2001 - present
    MemberResearch Committee, William J von Liebig Transplant Center
  3. 2001 - present
    MemberEducation Committee, William J von Liebig Transplant Center
  4. 1999 - present
    MemberAmerican Heart Association
  5. 1999 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Cardiology
  6. 1999 - present
    MemberInternational Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation