Yader B. Sandoval Pichardo, M.D.

  1. Cardiologist
  2. Interventional Cardiologist


  1. Rochester, Minnesota



Yader Sandoval, M.D., is an Interventional Cardiologist and Senior Associate Consultant in the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine. He holds the academic rank of Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.

Dr. Sandoval is a physician-investigator whose both clinical and research interests relate to patients affected by acute and stable ischemic heart disease and aimed at improving the diagnosis, management, and outcomes of patients that present with acute coronary syndromes or are burdened with coronary artery disease. His research has been largely focused in the field of acute myocardial infarction and cardiac injury and the use of cardiac troponin assays. He is particularly interested in improving our understanding of acute myocardial infarction occurring in the absence of atherothrombosis, a condition called type 2 myocardial infarction, as well as the implications of both acute and chronic myocardial injury. Similarly, he is interested in improving the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction, for which reason he has worked in the development and validation of distinct novel diagnostic strategies using high-sensitivity cardiac troponin assays to improve the rapid rule-in and rule-out of acute myocardial infarction.

His research has resulted in numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at both national and international scientific meetings. His published work includes over 60 peer-reviewed manuscripts including notable publications in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC), JACC Cardiovascular Interventions, The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the American Journal of Medicine, BMJ, Clinical Chemistry, among several others; as well as book chapters, and abstracts. He serves on the JACC Cardiovascular Interventions Editorial Board as a Social Media Editor and is a reviewer for numerous high-impact journals.

In addition to both patient care and clinical research, Dr. Sandoval is also interested in medical education. During his medical residency, due to his commitment to teaching and clinical work, he was selected by his peers for the Morris Davidman Teaching Award for outstanding teaching and patient care. He continues to work with both general and interventional cardiology fellows at the St. Mary's Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory.

As part of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine he offers both non-invasive and invasive cardiovascular services, including procedures such as cardiac catheterizations and percutaneous coronary interventions, at both Mayo Clinic and the Mayo Clinic Health System.

  1. Coronary angiogram
  2. Coronary angioplasty and stenting
  3. Coronary artery stent placement
  4. Coronary physiology assessment
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Stable ischemic heart disease
  • Acute coronary syndromes
  • Acute myocardial infarction
  • Unstable angina
  • Coronary revascularization
  • Evaluation of patients with suspected myocardial infarction
  • Use of cardiac troponin assays
  1. 2017
    Fellowship - Interventional Cardiology FellowshipHennepin County Medical Center - Abbott Northwestern Hospital
  2. 2016
    Chief Cardiology Fellow - Cardiovascular Disease FellowshipHennepin County Medical Center - Abbott Northwestern Hospital
  3. 2016
    Fellowship - Cardiovascular Disease FellowshipHennepin County Medical Center - Abbott Northwestern Hospital
  4. 2013
    Residency - Internal Medicine ResidencyHennepin County Medical Center
  5. 2011
    Internship - Internal Medicine InternshipHennepin County Medical Center
    MD - Doctor of Medicine and SurgeryEscuela Autónoma de Ciencias Médicas de Centro America (UCIMED)


  1. 2017
    Interventional CardiologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  2. 2016
    Cardiovascular DiseasesAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  3. 2013
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Reconocimientos y distinciones

  1. 2019
    CRT 2019 Young Leadership Recognition ProgramCardiovascular Research Technologies
  2. 2016
    Young investigator Award FinalistAmerican College of Cardiology
  3. 2016
    Best Research/Abstract PosterMinnesota Chapter, American College of Cardiology
  4. 2015
    Young Trialist GrantGlobal Cardiovascular Clinical Trialists Forum
  5. 2013
    Morris Davidman Resident Teaching AwardHennepin County Medical Center
  6. 2013
    Senior Project Poster Session WinnerHennepin County Medical Center
  7. 2011
    State Finalist at the Resident-Fellow & Medical Student Research, Clinical Vignette and Quality Improvement CompetitionMinnesota Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP)

Membresía en asociaciones profesionales

  1. 2019 - 2022
    MemberNational Cardiovascular Data Registry
  2. 2019 - 2022
    MemberSociety for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions
  3. 2019 - 2020
    Committee MemberSociety for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions
  4. 2019 - present
    MemberAmerican Heart Association
  5. 2019 - present
    FellowAmerican College of Cardiology
  6. 2019 - present
    FellowSociety for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions
  7. 2019 - present
    MemberEuropean Society of Cardiology
  8. 2018 - 2020
    Medical DirectorMayo Clinic Health System Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
  9. 2018 - 2020
    MemberMayo Clinic Health System Surgical and Procedural Committee
  10. 2017 - 2020
    MemberMayo Clinic Health System STEMI Committee
  11. 2017 - 2019
    MemberMayo Clinic Health System Healthcare Services Review Committee
  12. 2015 - 2016
    Chief Cardiology FellowHennepin County Medical Center - Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Cardiology Fellowship Program, Evaluation Committee