Structural Heart Disease

Portrait of Dr. Raveendran
Ganesh Raveendran, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Cardiovascular
Disease Fellowship
Chief of Clinical Cardiology

The University of Minnesota Cardiovascular Division established an Advanced Interventional Cardiology Fellowship in Structural Heart Disease training program in 2014. Our fellowship program is very progressive with a structured curriculum and emphasis on patient care skills, developing procedural skills and research. The program is designed to provide widespread clinical and academic education that covers a collegial working relationship with a dedicated team of 7 Interventional Cardiologists at the University of Minnesota, 3 at the VA Medical Center, and 7 at Fairview Southdale. This one-year fellowship is designed for interventional cardiology fellows whose career focus is on catheter-based therapy for valvular and myocardial lesions. The training provides experience in the interventional and medical therapy of structural heart disease with a special focus on transcatheter valve therapeutics. This program is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary fellowship with supervised training in evaluating patients and participating in the full spectrum of transcatheter structural heart procedures, including aortic and mitral valve therapies, atrial and ventricular septal occlusion, catheter-based repair of mitral regurgitation, and left atrial appendage intervention with a specific emphasis on transcatheter aortic valve replacement.

Program Eligibility
  • Completion of ACGME-accredited Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship
  • Completion of ACGME-accredited Interventional Cardiology Fellowship
  • Board eligible in both Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology at the start of training
Application Process

Interested applicants should send the following documents to Elizabeth Gorka at

  • Current CV which includes citizenship status
  • If foreign medical graduate, ECGME certificate
  • USMLE scores
  • Personal Statement
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation (including one from current Program Director)