Varun Aggarwal, MBBS, FAAP

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Varun Aggarwal

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-626-2755

Mailing Address:
Pediatric Cardiology
Academic Office Building
2450 Riverside Ave S AO-401
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Residency in Pediatrics, Lady Hardinge Medical College and Kalawati Saran Children's Hospital, Delhi University, Delhi, India

Residency in Pediatrics, Nicklaus (Miami) Children's Hospital, Miami, FL

Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology, Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology, Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

MBBS, University College of Medical Science and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Delhi University, Delhi, India


Dr. Aggarwal began his medical training at University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi University, Delhi, India. He then completed a residency in Pediatrics at Kalawati Saran Children's Hospital, Delhi University, Delhi, India. After completing his residency, he worked for one year in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and one year in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Kalawati Saran Children's Hospital and Lady Hardinge Medical College, Delhi University, Delhi, India. He also completed residency in Pediatrics at Nicklaus (Miami) Children's Hospital, Miami, FL. Dr. Aggarwal earned his fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology at the Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. He did advanced training in interventional cardiology for children and adults with congenital heart disease at Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. Dr. Aggarwal is PALS and NALS certified and is an active member of many professional organizations including the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Cardiology. His performs transcatheter interventions for congenital heart disease affecting both children and adults. Dr. Aggarwal has very active research history and has earned various awards at national and international level for his research.

Awards & Recognition

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul “Top Doctors, Rising Star Edition” (2021)

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
  • American Heart Association (AHA)
  • American College of Cardiology (ACC)
  • Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI)



  1. Aggarwal V, Qureshi AM and Kane L. The history and evidence base for transcatheter pulmonic valve replacement. American College of Cardiology (ACC) Transcatheter heart valve handbook. (Part IV: Chapter 30). First edition: 2017. Link:
  2. Aggarwal V, Dhillon GS; Penny DJ, Gowda ST, Qureshi AM. Drug Eluting Stents compared to Bare Metal Stents for Stenting the Ductus Arteriosus in Infants with Ductal Dependent Pulmonary Blood Flow. American Journal of Cardiology (In Print).
  3. Breatnach CM, Aggarwal V, Al-Alawi1 K, McMahon CJ, Franklin O, Prendiville , Oslizlok P, Walsh K, Qureshi AM, Kenny D. Percutaneous Axillary Artery Approach for Ductal Stenting in Critical Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Lesions in the Neonatal Period. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2019 Jun 1;93(7):1329-1335.
  4. Goldstein BH, O’Byrne ML, Petit CJ, Qureshi AM, Dai D, Griffis HM, France A, Kelleman MS, McCracken CE, Mascio CE, Shashidharan S, Ligon RA, Whiteside W, Wallen WJ, Agrawal H, Aggarwal V, Glatz AC. Differences in Cost of Care by Palliation Strategy for Infants With Ductal-Dependent Pulmonary Blood Flow. Analysis of Data From the Congenital Catheterization Research Collaborative Study of Patent Ductus Arteriosus Stent and Modified Blalock-Taussig Shunt. Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions. 2019;12(4):e007232.
  5. Qureshi AM, Goldstein BH, Glatz AC, Agrawal H, Aggarwal V, Ligon RA, McCracken C, McDonnell A, Buckey TM, Whiteside W, Metcalf CM, Petit CJ. Classification scheme for ductal morphology in cyanotic patients with ductal dependent pulmonary blood flow and association with outcomes of patent ductus arteriosus stenting. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions 2019;93(5):933-943.
  6. Aggarwal V, Petit CJ, Glatz AC, Goldstein BH, Qureshi AM. Stenting of the Ductus Arteriosus for Ductal Dependent Pulmonary Blood Flow- Current Techniques and Procedural Considerations. Congenital Heart Dis 2019;14(1):110-115.
  7. Dhillon GS, Lasa JL, Aggarwal V, Checchia PA, Bavare AC. Cardiac Arrest in the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit: Is Medical Congenital Heart Disease A Predictor of Survival? Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 2018 Nov 14. [Epub ahead of print].
  8. Aggarwal V, Venkatachalam Mulukutla, Athar Qureshi, Henri Justino. Congenital coronary artery fistula: presentation in fetus and trans-catheter closure after birth. Congenit Heart Dis. 2018 Sep 19. doi: 10.1111/chd.12653. [Epub ahead of print].
  9. Aggarwal V, Mulukutla V, Justino H, Maskatia S, Mullins CE, Qureshi AM. Outcomes after Balloon Pulmonary Valvuloplasty for Critical Pulmonary Stenosis and Incidence of Coronary Artery Fistulae. Am J Cardiol. 2018 Mar 13. pii: S0002-9149(18)30285-6.
  10. Glatz AC, Petit CJ, Goldstein BH, Kelleman MS, McCracken CE, McDonnell A, Buckey T, Mascio CE, Shashidharan S, Ligon RA, Ao J, Whiteside W, Wallen WJ, Metcalf CM, Aggarwal V, Agrawal H, Qureshi AM. A Comparison Between Patent Ductus Arteriosus Stent and Modified Blalock-Taussig Shunt as Palliation for Infants with Ductal- Dependent Pulmonary Blood Flow: Insights from the Congenital Catheterization Research Collaborative. Circulation. 2018 Feb 6;137(6):589-601.


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics