Prasad Krishnan, M.D.


  1. Rochester, Minnesota




Prasad Krishnan M.D., is an Assistant Professor and Staff Surgeon in the Division of Cardiovascular Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He completed his residency training in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India (1991). He continued his training in advanced cardiovascular surgery, pediatric cardiac surgery and cardiopulmonary transplantation at Greenlane hospital, Auckland, New Zealand, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN and Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH (1991-96). He returned to India in 1997 and was the Chief Cardiac surgeon at Apollo and Manipal Hospitals in Sri Lanka and India, with a high volume pediatric and adult cardiac surgical practice. He returned to Mayo Clinic in 2010 bringing with him nearly 3 decades of experience in pediatric and adult cardiac surgery. He has specific expertise with neonatal and infant cardiac surgery, surgery for congenital heart disease, valve repair and replacement, septal myectomy, coronary artery bypass grafting and heart transplantation.

  • Neonatal and Infant Cardiac Surgery
  • Surgery for Adult and Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Septal Myectomy
  • Surgery for Structural & Valvular Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
  • Heart Transplantation
  1. 1996
    Advanced Fellowship - Pediatric and Congenital Heart SurgeryCleveland Clinic Foundation
  2. 1996
    Clinical Associate - Cardiovascular Surgery and Cardiac TransplantationCleveland Clinic Foundation
  3. 1995
    Advanced Fellowship - Cardiovascular surgery & Cardiopulmonary TransplantationMayo School of Graduate Medical Education
  4. 1992
    Advanced Fellowship - Cardiothoracic & Vascular SurgeryAuckland and Greenlane Hospitals
  5. 1984
    MB BSSt. John's Medical College


  1. 1991
    Cardiovascular & Vascular SurgeryAll India Institute of Medical Sciences
  2. 1988
    General SurgeryPostgraduate Institute of Med Ed & Res (India)

Awards and honors

  1. 2005
    Dr. Reddy's Gold Medal Sri Lanka Heart Association
  2. 1991
    Obex travel award for best paperCardiac Surgeons of New Zealand
  3. 1991
    Obex travel awardAustralia and New Zealand Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons
  4. 1985
    Gold Medal Bangalore University
  5. 1983
    The Major Alberta Da Costa Joshi PrizeSt. John's Medical College, Bangalore University
  6. 1983
    The British Leprosy Relief Association Lepra PrizeSt. John's Medical College, Bangalore University
  7. 1982
    AJ Lobo Memorial Prize in PathologySt. John's Medical College, Bangalore University
  8. 1982
    The Catholic Medical Guild of St. Luke Bombay PrizeSt. John's Medical College, Bangalore University
  9. 1982
    The Late Mr. PF Monteiro PrizeSt. John's Medical College, Bangalore University
  10. 1982
    The Late Dr. Alexander Durante Soares Memorial PrizeSt. John's Medical College, Bangalore University
  11. 1981
    Astra-Idl Prize in PharmacologySt. John's Medical College, Bangalore University
  12. 1980
    ADOS Scholarship in AnatomySt. John's Medical College, Bangalore University
  13. 1978
    College Medal St. Joseph's College of Arts and Science

Professional memberships

  1. 2016 - 2021
    MemberAmerican Heart Association
  2. 2013 - 2021
    Active MemberEuropean Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery
  3. 2013 - 2021
    Active MemberWorld Society of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery
  4. 2013 - 2021
    Active MemberAmerican Medical Association
  5. 2013 - 2021
    Active MemberSociety of Thoracic Surgeons
  6. 2010 - 2021
    MemberZumbro Valley Medical Society, Minnesota Medical Association
  7. 2008 - 2021
    MemberPediatric Cardiac Society of India
  8. 1997 - 2021
    Active MemberCleveland Clinic Alumni Association
  9. 1995 - present
    Mayo Clinic Alumni Association, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  10. 1993 - 2021
    MemberPriestley Society
  11. 1990 - 2021
    MemberAssociation of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgeons of India
    Academic AdvisorDepartment of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Apollo Hospitals
    Clinical DirectorDepartment of Cardiovascular Surgery, Apollo Hospital & Lanka Hospital
    Clinical DirectorDepartment of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Manipal Hospital