Rajat Kalra

Rajat Kalra

Clinician-Scientist, Assistant Professor of Medicine

Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

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Personal History

Dr Rajat Kalra is a Cardiologist and Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota.

Outside of work, he likes to run.2


Academic History

Dr Kalra graduated from the University of Birmingham College of Medical and Dental Sciences, U.K. in 2011. He remained in the U.K. to complete his foundation year 1 before moving to the U.S. to continue his postgraduate medical training.1

In the U.S., Dr Kalra completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham before moving on to complete his cardiology and advanced cardiac imaging fellowships at the University of Minnesota.1

During this time, he also pursued his formal training in clinical epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of Minnesota's School of Public Health.1

Dr Kalra’s academic interests pertain to the use of clinical, laboratory, and imaging biomarkers to define the mechanisms underlying heart failure and cardiac arrest and refine prognostication in these conditions.3


Career Overview

Dr Kalra is a Clinician-Scientist in the Imaging Section of the University of Minnesota’s Cardiovascular Division.3

He specializes in Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine and is affiliated with the University Of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital. His clinical interests encompass the breadth of general cardiology and cardiac imaging.3


Career Timeline

  • Present: Clinician-Scientist & Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division, University of Minnesota


Areas of Speciality

  • Cardiac imaging
  • Heart failure 
  • Cardiac arrest



  • 2015: TIME-R Awardee
  • 2015: Ben Friedman Award for Excellence in Teaching by residents
  • 2015: Recognized for his presentation at the Southern Society of General Internal Medicine conference



  1. https://med.umn.edu/bio/cardiovascular/rajat-kalra 
  2. https://www.uab.edu/medicine/imresidency/alumni/letters-to-tinsley/issue-7-fall-2015/169-meet-the-residents-rajat-kalra-md 
  3. https://earlycareervoice.professional.heart.org/advice-on-looking-for-academic-cardiology-positions-the-first-ever-aha-early-career-voice-vlog/ 

Articles by Rajat Kalra, Clinician-Scientist, Assistant Professor of Medicine

Extracorporeal Life Support for Cardiac Arrest and Cardiogenic Shock

Andrea Elliott, Garima Dahyia, Rajat Kalra, et al


Citation: US Cardiology Review 2021;15:e23.