Forum Kamdar, MD, FACC

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division

Forum Kamdar

Contact Info

Mailing Address:
Cardiovascular Division
420 Delaware St. SE
MMC 508 Minneapolis
MN 55414

Administrative Assistant Name
Mai Xiong

Administrative Phone

Administrative Email

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division


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

Internal Medicine Residency, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

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

Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH

Integrative Biology and Physiology PhD, University of Minnesota Graduate School, Minneapolis, MN

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

  • 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

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

Research Funding Grants

  • 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 cardiology; mechanical circulatory support; orthotopic heart transplantation; muscular dystrophy associated cardiomyopathy

Hospital Privileges

University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview; Fairview Lakes Medical Center; Fairview Ridges Hospital; Fairview Southdale Hospital