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Niti R. Aggarwal, M.D.

  1. Cardiac Imager
  2. Cardiologist
  3. Women's Health Specialist

Niti R. Aggarwal, M.D., is a distinguished non-invasive cardiologist at Mayo Clinic-Rochester and Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Mankato, MN, renowned nationally for her expertise and advocacy in heart disease in women. She has over 10 years of experience in treating heart disease in women, prevention, cardio-rheumatology, and cardio-obstetrics.

Her clinical and research focus areas include:

  • Heart disease in women: Dr. Aggarwal helps address the unique cardiovascular needs of women.
  • Tailored care based on sex and gender: She provides specialized care for variety of heart conditions, paying close attention to difference between men and women, with a strong emphasis on preventing problems before they start.
  • Diagnosing and treating the full spectrum of coronary artery disease: From common issues like blocked arteries to lesser-known problems like microvascular disease and coronary artery spasms, she's on top of it all.
  • Autoimmune conditions and heart disease: She's exploring how diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and other immune system disorders can affect the heart, aiming to prevent heart issues in these patients.
  • Heart disease in pregnancy: She evaluates heart problems that affect pregnant women, ensuring their safety and health during pregnancy and beyond.

In addition to her clinical and research activities, Dr. Aggarwal:

  • Edited a book titled, "Sex-differences in Cardiac Disease" which looks at how heart disease affects men and women differently. It features authors from around the world.
  • Serves as the Director of Cardiac MRI for the Mayo Health System- SWMN. Thanks to her efforts, there has been a large growth in number of scans done, quality of images and how satisfied referring clinicians are.
  • Is a nationally recognized educator and speaker on women’s heart health, cardiac imaging, and health equity.
  • Serves on the American College of Cardiology’s Solution Set Oversight Committee overseeing curation and dissemination of national scientific statements and guidelines.
  • Elected to the Board of Directors for ASNC- the national organization for nuclear cardiology.
  • Has developed programs to enhance the professional and personal development of women and mentorship of women in medicine.
  1. Autoimmune disease
  2. Coronary artery spasm
  3. Coronary calcification
  4. Coronary endothelial dysfunction
  5. Eclampsia
  6. Heart disease
  7. Heart disease in pregnancy
  8. Inflammatory arthritis
  9. Menopause
  10. Preeclampsia
  11. Pregestational diabetes
  12. Small vessel heart disease
  13. Spontaneous coronary artery dissection
  1. Cardiac CT scan
  2. Cardiac MRI
  3. Cardiac PET scan
  4. Cardiovascular disease prevention
  5. Echocardiogram
  6. Stress echocardiogram
  • Heart disease in women
  • Preventative Cardiology
  • Microvascular Disease
  • Menopausal health
  • Cardiovascular implications of autoimmune and inflammatory disorders
  • Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD)
  • Heart disease in pregnancy- preeclampsia, eclampsia, gestational diabetes
  • Peripartum cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiac Imaging including cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and cardiac CT angiography
  • Health equity and health disparity research
  • Community based research
  1. 2015
    SubSpec FellowRST Cardiology, Advanced Adult, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 2015
    Fellowship - Advanced ImagingMayo School of Graduate Medical Education
  3. 2014
    Fellowship - Cardiovascular DiseasesMayo School of Graduate Medical Education
  4. 2010
    Residency - Internal MedicineMayo School of Graduate Medical Education
  5. 2007
    MDUniversity of Minnesota
  6. 2003
    BS - BiologyUniversity of Wisconsin


  1. 2014
    Cardiovascular DiseasesAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  2. 2013
    EchocardiographyNational Board of Echocardiography
  3. 2013
    Nuclear CardiologyCertification Board of Nuclear Cardiology

Awards and honors

  1. 2023
    Elected to Board of DirectorsAmerican Society of Nuclear Cardiology
  2. 2018
    Leadership Development Program American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
  3. 2015
    Fellow, American College of CardiologyAmerican College of Cardiology
  4. 2015
    Fellow, American Society of Nuclear CardiologyAmerican Society of Nuclear Cardiology
  5. 2013
    Women in Cardiology Trainee Award for ExcellenceAmerican Heart Association
  6. 2012
    American Society of Nuclear Cardiology Travel AwardAmerican Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Professional memberships

  1. 2023
    Round Table ExpertCardio-Obstetrics Roundtable, American College of Cardiology
  2. 2023 - 2026
    Section ChairWomen in SCMR Section, Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
  3. 2023 - present
    Board of DirectorsAmerican Society of Nuclear Cardiology
  4. 2022 - 2023
    ChairAmerican Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Annual Scientific Session Program Committee Member, Professional Development Track
  5. 2021 - 2022
    ChairAmerican Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Annual Scientific Session, Program Committee Member, Ischemic Heart Disease Track
  6. 2020 - present
    MemberLeadership Quorum, CVD in Women Committee, American College of Cardiology
  7. 2019 - 2020
    MemberSociety of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, Membership Committee