João L Cavalcante

Director of Cardiac MRI and Structural CT Labs

Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Allina Health, Minneapolis, MN


Dr João L. Cavalcante earned his medical degree the Universidade Federal do Ceará in Fortaleza, Brazil. He did his internal medicine residency, chief residency and cardiology fellowship training at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan with Level II training in nuclear cardiology. He completed a dedicated 2-year advanced cardiovascular imaging fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic obtaining COCATS Level III in Interventional Echo, Cardiovascular CT and Cardiac MRI.

Dr Cavalcante is the Director of Cardiac MRI and Structural CT Labs of Minneapolis Heart Institute at the Abbott Northwestern Hospital, the largest cardiology practice in the Twin Cities. He is the Scientific Director of the Cardiovascular Imaging Research Center and Core Lab. His passion and track record is in multimodality Imaging and focus on valve and structural heart disease.

He participated as a writing committee member for the CBCMR (CMR board exam) in the United States, and for the Core Competencies in Structural Interventional Imaging: Computed Tomography. He currently leads the SCMR - Valvular Heart Disease Working Group and is a new member for the Society for Cardiac Computed Tomography (SCCT) Board of Directors. He has been peer-reviewer for many Cardiology journals and serves as the Associate Editor for the European Heart Journal, Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, and Editorial Consultant for the European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging, Journal of American Society of Echocardiography.

Articles by João L Cavalcante, Director of Cardiac MRI and Structural CT Labs

Effect of the Extent of Cardiac Damage on Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Outcome: A New Aortic Stenosis Staging System

Miho Fukui, João L Cavalcante,


Citation: US Cardiology Review 2019;13(2):69–73.