Varun Aggarwal

Associate Professor, Division of Pediatric Cardiology
Faculty, Department of Pediatrics


Varun Aggarwal is a compassionate physician, researcher, and educator dedicated to transforming the landscape of congenital cardiovascular care for children and adults. As an Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Dr. Aggarwal brings a fervent commitment to improving the lives of individuals with congenital heart disease.

At the heart of his practice is a pioneering focus on minimally invasive transcatheter treatment options tailored specifically for those with congenital heart conditions. Dr. Aggarwal specializes in cutting-edge techniques that offer hope and healing to patients facing complex cardiac challenges from birth. His approach emphasizes precision and effectiveness, while minimizing the impact on delicate bodies, ensuring a brighter, healthier future for his patients.

Beyond the clinic, Dr. Aggarwal is a driving force in cardiovascular research, relentlessly pursuing advancements in congenital cardiac interventions. His work has been instrumental in refining minimally invasive therapies, pushing boundaries to deliver groundbreaking solutions that enhance the quality of life for individuals and their families. Dr. Aggarwal has more than 70 peer reviewed publications and has earned various awards at national and international level for his research.

Dr. Aggarwal's dedication extends to education, where he mentors the next generation of healthcare providers, instilling in them the values of empathy, innovation, and excellence. Through his leadership and collaboration, he empowers others to join the mission of revolutionizing congenital cardiovascular care.

Dr. Aggarwal also serves as the President and Editor-in-chief for The Congenital heart International Professionals (CHiP) Network (, is the founding fellow of the Pediatric and congenital Interventional Cardiovascular Society (PICS). He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (JSCAI), Indian Pediatrics-Case reports, Frontiers in Nutrition, American Academy of Pediatrics PREP cardiology,

With boundless compassion and unwavering determination, Dr. Varun Aggarwal embodies the hope and healing that defines the future of congenital heart disease.


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

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Residency in Pediatrics,
Lady Hardinge Medical College and Kalawati Saran Children's Hospital, Delhi University
Delhi, India
Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology,
Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, United States
Residency in Pediatrics,
Nicklaus (Miami) Children's Hospital
Miami, Florida, United States
Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology,
Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, United States

Licensures and Certifications

Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

Honors and Recognition

Minneapolis - St. Paul “Top Doctors”, Minneapolis - St. Paul Magazine
M Physicians Clinical Excellence Honor, M Physicians (2022)
Minneapolis - St. Paul “Top Doctors, Rising Star Edition”, Minneapolis - St. Paul Magazine



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