Ganesh Raveendran, MD, MS, MBA

Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division

Ganesh Raveendran

Contact Info

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

Administrative Assistant Name
Amber Ingalls

Administrative Email

Additional Locations

M Health Fairview Clinics & Surgery Center

Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division

Chief of Clinical Cardiology, University of Minnesota Health

Director, Interventional Cardiology


Medical School, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Residency, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

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 Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. In addition to interventional cardiology, Dr. Raveendran is board-certified in critical care medicine. Raveendran’s clinical interests include diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization in critical-care and other high-risk patients, minimally-invasive closure of congenital heart defects in adults, prosthetic implantation for valvular heart disease, and balloon pulmonary angioplasty.

Raveendran is currently Chief of Clinical Cardiology, Director of Interventional Cardiology and Director of the Interventional and Structural Heart Disease Fellowship programs.

Awards & Recognition

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

Professional Associations



    • Kosmopoulos, M., Bartos, J. A., Raveendran, G., Goslar, T., Kalra, R., Hoke, L., Tsangaris, A., Sebastian, P., Walser, E., & Yannopoulos, D. (2021). Coronary artery disease burden relation with the presentation of acute cardiac events and ventricular fibrillation. Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions. PMID: 34236756 doi: 10.1002/ccd.29858
    • Yannopoulos, D., Bartos, J., Raveendran, G., Walser, E., Connett, J., Murray, T. A., Collins, G., Zhang, L., Kalra, R., Kosmopoulos, M., John, R., Shaffer, A., Frascone, R. J., Wesley, K., Conterato, M., Biros, M., Tolar, J., & Aufderheide, T. P. (2020). Advanced reperfusion strategies for patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and refractory ventricular fibrillation (ARREST): a phase 2, single centre, open-label, randomised controlled trial. Lancet (London, England), 396(10265), 1807-1816. PMID: 33197396 PMCID: PMC7856571 doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)32338-2
    • Kalra, R., Duval, S., Thenappan, T., Raveendran, G., Pritzker, M., Prisco, S. Z., & Prins, K. W. (2020). Comparison of Balloon Pulmonary Angioplasty and Pulmonary Vasodilators for Inoperable Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Scientific reports, 10(1), 8870. PMID: 32483219 PMCID: PMC7264327 doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-65697-4
    • Jagadeesan, B. D., Liao, K. K., & Raveendran, G. (2018). Embolization of a complex coronary to pulmonary artery fistula using balloon assisted liquid embolic injection: A novel technique. Catheterization and Cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions, 92(7), E453-E455. PMID: 30019821 doi: 10.1002/ccd.27677
    • Drexel, T., Helmer, G., Garcia, S., & Raveendran, G. (2018). Management of left main coronary artery obstruction after transcatheter aortic valve replacement utilizing a periscope approach. Catheterization and Cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions, 92(7), 1444-1448. PMID: 28941149 doi: 10.1002/ccd.27317



    • 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

    Hospital Privileges

    M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center