Claire E. Raphael, M.B.B.S., Ph.D.

  1. Interventional Cardiologist


  1. Rochester, Minnesota



Claire Raphael, M.D., Ph.D., is a cardiologist specializing in coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary intervention. She is a certified interventional cardiologist in the United States and United Kingdom. She trained at Imperial College in London (2000-2006) and then completed internal medicine and then cardiology training at the Royal Brompton hospital and Imperial College. She completed further cardiology training at Mayo Clinic 2016-2017 and 2019-2020. She was then appointed at Cleveland Clinic Main campus as an attending interventional cardiologist 2021-2022 before returning to Mayo Clinic as an Assistant Professor and Senior Associate Consultant in 2022.

Her clinical interests are coronary intervention (stenting), myocardial infarction (MI), coronary physiology, type 2 myocardial infarction, MI with non-obstructive coronary artery disease (MINOCA), coronary microvascular dysfunction and coronary spasm. She performs coronary atherectomy, brachytherapy, intra-coronary imaging and intra-coronary physiology.

In 2016, she completed a PhD in intra-coronary physiology with the Royal Brompton hospital. She has published in all of the major cardiology journals including the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Circulation and the European Heart Journal. She continues to research in type 2 myocardial infarction and coronary microvascular dysfunction. She enjoys medical education and travel.

  1. Coronary artery disease
  2. Coronary artery spasm
  3. Coronary endothelial dysfunction
  4. Heart attack
  5. Myocardial ischemia
  1. Atherectomy
  2. Coronary angiogram
  3. Coronary angioplasty and stenting
  4. Coronary physiology assessment
  1. 2020
    SubSpec FellowRST Cardiology, Interventional, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine