Ganesh Raveendran, MD, MS

Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division

Ganesh Raveendran

Contact Info

Office Address:
Cardiovascular Division
Variety Club Research Center
401 East River Parkway
2nd Floor
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455

Mailing Address:
UMN – Cardiovascular Division
420 Delaware Street SE
MMC 508 Mayo
8508A (Campus Delivery Code)
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division

Chief of Clinical Cardiology, University of Minnesota Health

Director, Interventional Cardiology


Medical School, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Internal Medicine Residency, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Critical Care Medicine Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


A graduate of the University of Minnesota’s general- and interventional-cardiology fellowship programs, Dr. Ganesh Raveendran joined the faculty in 2005 after practicing at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. In addition to interventional cardiology, Dr. Raveendran is board-certified in critical-care medicine. In March 2010, he became the medical director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory and the administrative director for interventional cardiology. In 2007, Dr. Raveendran earned a master’s degree in clinical research design and statistical analysis. His current research interests include autologous stem-cell therapy for cardiac repair. Dr. Raveendran is highly committed to optimizing systems for high-quality patient care, and is a Minnesota leader with the American Heart Association’s nationwide Mission: Lifeline™, program, which seeks to save lives by closing the gaps that separate heart-attack patients from timely access to appropriate treatment. Dr. Raveendran’s clinical interests include diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization in critical-care and other high-risk patients, and minimally-invasive closure of congenital heart defects in adults.

Awards & Recognition

  • Educational Excellence Award (2010) Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota
  • Mpls.St. Paul Magazine "Top Doctor" (2012, 2015)

Professional Associations





    • Interventional Cardiology


    University of Minnesota Physicians Heart at Fairview

    Board Certifications

    • Internal Medicine
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Critical Care Medicine
    • Interventional Cardiology

    Clinical Interests

    Interventional cardiology; Invasive hemodynamics; Percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale and atrial septal defect; Coronary physiology; Coronary artery disease; Vascular biology; Premature atherosclerosis