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Michael Gharacholou, M.D., M.S.

  1. Echocardiographer
  2. Internist
  3. Interventional Cardiologist

Grupos especializados


  1. Jacksonville, Florida


  • Dr. S. Michael Gharacholou, MD, MSc in an interventional cardiologist with special interest in cardiovascular disease in older adults, particularly patients with frailty and complex comorbidity
  • Fellowship trained in both Cardiovascular Disease and Geriatrics
  • Research interests include acute and chronic ischemic heart disease in older adults, heart failure disease management, peripheral vascular disease, and frailty
  1. Echocardiogram
  2. Endovascular treatment
  3. Percutaneous coronary interventions
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Percutaneous intervention
  • Echocardiography
  • Geriatric syndromes and frailty
  1. 2012
    Clinical Research Fellowship - Cardiovascular research collaboratorMayo Clinic - Cardiovascular Research Team
  2. 2012
    Fellow - Interventional cardiologyUniversity of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison
  3. 2012
    MSc - Thesis: "Diastolic Dysfunction, Clinical Correlates, and Association with Clinical Outcomes" Thesis Advisory Committee Chairperson: Patricia A. Pellikka, M.D.Mayo Graduate School of Medical Education
  4. 2011
    Fellow - Advanced Clinical FellowshipAdvanced Clinical Cardiology, Mayo Clinic - Cardiovascular Research Team
  5. 2010
    FellowAdvanced Echocardiography Fellow, Mayo Clinic - Cardiovascular Research Team
  6. 2009
    FellowCardiology Clinical Research, Duke Clinical Research Institute
  7. 2009
    FellowAdult Cardiology, Duke University Medical Center, Duke University
  8. 2008
    FellowClinical Geriatrics, Duke University Medical Center
  9. 2007
    FellowAdult Cardiology, Duke University Medical Center, Duke University
  10. 2004
    Resident - Internal Medicine ResidentDivision of General Internal Medicine, Duke University Medical Center
  11. 2001
    MDJames H. Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University
  12. 1997
    BS - Major/Minor: Biological Science/ChemistryUniversity of Mississippi


  1. 2015
    Adult Comp EchocardiographyNational Board of Echocardiography
  2. 2012
    Interventional CardiologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  3. 2009
    Cardiovascular DiseasesAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  4. 2004
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2023
    2023 Teacher of the Year by the Mayo Fellows’ Association in CardiologyMayo Clinic in Florida
  2. 2014
    Mayo Clinic System - Franciscan Healthcare Small Grants Project 2014Eagles Foundation
  3. 2008
    Institutional training grant from Bureau of Health Professions, Department of Health and Human Services.Duke University
  4. 2008
    F. Daniel Duffy Small Grant Program RecipientAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Professional memberships

  1. 2019 - 2025
    FellowSociety for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions
  2. 2013
    MemberSouthwest Wisconsin Regional Mortality Review Committee
  3. 2012 - 2015
    Workgroup MemberSociety of Coronary Angiography and Intervention
    MemberAmerican Medical Associations
    MemberAmerican Heart Association
    MemberAmerican College of Cardiology
    MemberAmerican Geriatrics Society
    MemberWisconsin Medical Society


Research activities

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