Department of Medicine
Jayant Raikhelkar is pursuing the field of cardio-oncology. He has a particular research interest in studying the outcomes of patients who have a previous history of exposure to cardio-toxic chemotherapy and thoracic radiation, and who are undergoing advanced therapies for heart failure, including left ventricular assist device placement and heart transplantation. His research has been published in BioMed Research International, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Critical Care Clinics, and Herz.
Raikhelkar received his MBBS from K. J. Somaiya Medical College in Mumbai, India, and completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Massachusetts, where he received the Resident Educator Award and the Sarah L. Stone Resident Award for Excellence in Medical Education. He then completed a clinical research fellowship in cardio-oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He also held a clinical fellowship in cardiovascular diseases at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, where he was chief cardiology fellow. Most recently, he completed advanced heart failure and cardiac transplantation training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.