Forum Kamdar, MD, PhD, FACC

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division

Forum Kamdar

Contact Info

Mailing Address:
420 Delaware ST SE
MMC 508
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Administrative Assistant Name
Esther Almeida

Administrative Email

Additional Locations

M Health Fairview Clinics & Surgery Center

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division


Medical School, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

Residency, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Fellowship, Physician Science Pathway University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH

PhD, University of Minnesota Graduate School, Minneapolis, MN

Bachelor's Degree, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


Dr. Kamdar is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Cardiovascular Division of the Department of Medicine at the University of Minnesota. She received her M.D. from the University of Minnesota Medical School. She completed her training in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease at the University of Minnesota through the Physician-Scientist Training Pathway, in which she pursued a Ph.D. in Integrative Biology and Physiology. She completed her advanced heart failure, heart transplant, and mechanical circulatory support fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. Her clinical and research interests focus on cardiomyopathy associated with neuromuscular disorders, such as muscular dystrophies, and clinical and translational research in mechanical circulatory support.


Muscular Dystrophy Associated Cardiomyopathy; human induced pluripotent stem cell research; myocardial structural proteins; mechanical circulatory support; advanced heart failure; orthotopic heart transplantation

Awards & Recognition

  • American Society of Clinical Investigation Young Physician-Scientist Award 2021
  • Bacaner Award for Cardiovascular Physiology 2020 Early Distinguished Career Alumni Award 2020 Research
  • International Society of Heart & Lung Transplantation Transplant Early Career Registry Award 2016
  • Teaching and Education Excellence Award, Cleveland Clinic Foundation 2016
  • American Heart Association, CVDY Early Career Investigator Award Winner 2015
  • American College of Cardiology, Young Investigator Award Winner 2014
  • Northwestern Cardiovascular Young Investigator Finalist 2014
  • European Society of Cardiology Heart Failure Meeting Poster Award 2014
  • American College of Cardiology Best Poster Award 2014
  • Steer-Pruitt Award for Cardiovascular Physiology 2014
  • American Association of Cardiologists of Indian Origin Madhukar Deshmukh Young Investigator Award 2013
  • Visscher Symposium Young Investigator Competition Graduate Student Award 2013
  • American Heart Association Women in Cardiology Trainee Excellence Award 2012
  • Cecil Watson Clinical Research Award 2011
  • N.L. Gault Medicine Award 2008
  • Medical Student Achievement Award 2008
  • Graduating Medical Student Research Award 2008
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society 2006


Research Summary/Interests

  • Cardiac Calcium Regulation
  • Muscular Dystrophy Associated Cardiomyopathy
  • Human induced pluripotent stem cell research
  • Myocardial structural proteins
  • Mechanical circulatory support

Kamdar Lab Website

Research Funding Grants

  • Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Development Award 2020 Women's Early Career Research Award
  • Greg Marzolf Jr. Foundation Muscular Dystrophy Research Grant Research
  • International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation Contemporary Analysis of Cardiac Transplantation Outcomes in Patients with Neuromuscular Associated Cardiomyopathies
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation RPC Impact of Dystroglycan Complex in Human Heart Failure



Academic Interests and Focus

Advanced Heart Failure



Clinics and Surgery Center

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology

Clinical Interests

Advanced heart failure, Advanced hemodynamic support, Cardiac transplant/Mechanical Circulatory Support, Heart failureHeart transplantation and regeneration, Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, Mechanical circulatory support, Muscular dystrophy associated cardiomyopathy, Right ventricular dysfunction, Women's heart health

Hospital Privileges

M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center, M Health Fairview Heart Clinic - Fulton, Fairview Ridges Hospital