Vedanthan, Rajesh

Rajesh Vedanthan, MD

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR | Cardiac Rehabilitation, Mount Sinai Hospital
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Medicine, Cardiology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Population Health Science and Policy, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Specialties: Cardiology, Internal Medicine


Rajesh Vedanthan, MD, MPH graduated with distinction from Swarthmore College, where he was awarded the Ivy Award for top male student in the graduating class. He subsequently won a Marshall Scholarship and studied towards a degree in Human Sciences at Oxford University. He earned his Master of Public Health degree in 2000 from the University of California, Berkeley, and his medical degree in 2002 from the University of California, San Francisco, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha society and the Gold-Headed Cane society. He won a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship during this time and now serves in the leadership of the Soros Fellowship Alumni Association. After completing his residency in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, he spent one year in Eldoret, Kenya, as the Team Leader of the Indiana University-Kenya Partnership.  He subsequently completed his Fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center.

Dr. Vedanthan is currently the Associate Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation at Mount Sinai Hospital and Assistant Professor in Medicine and Population Health  Science and Policy at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

His area of research interest is global cardiology, global health delivery, capacity-building, and the intersection of health and development.

In addition to his hospital practice, Dr. Vedanthan treats ambulatory patients with a broad spectrum of cardiac conditions, including hypertension, high cholesterol, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, valvular heart disease, and heart rhythm abnormalities.

Dr. Vedanthan was the Theme Editor for the Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine issue on “Global Health Delivery and Implementation Science.” He also is an Associate Editor of the journal Global Heart, Associate Editor of the journal Annals of Global Health, and Assistan Editor for the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Cardiovascular Disease

Clinical Focus

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Nuclear Cardiology

MD, Univ. of California, San Francisco
Residency, Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Fellowship, Cardiology, Mount Sinai Hospital

Additional Information

2013 Excellence in Teaching Award+

Bloomfield GS, Vedanthan R, Vasudevan L, Kithei A, Were M, Velazquez EJ. Mobile health for non-communicable diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review of the literature and strategic framework for research. Globalization and health 2014; 10.

Vedanthan R, Seligman B, Fuster V. Global perspective on acute coronary syndrome: a burden on the young and poor. Circulation research 2014 Jun; 114(12).

Vedanthan R, Kamano JH, Naanyu V, Delong AK, Were MC, Finkelstein EA, Menya D, Akwanalo CO, Bloomfield GS, Binanay CA, Velazquez EJ, Hogan JW, Horowitz CR, Inui TS, Kimaiyo S, Fuster V. Optimizing linkage and retention to hypertension care in rural Kenya (LARK hypertension study): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials 2014; 15.

Vedanthan R, Kamano JH, Horowitz CR, Ascheim D, Velazquez EJ, Kimaiyo S, Fuster V. Nurse management of hypertension in rural Western kenya: implementation research to optimize delivery. Annals of global health; 80(1).

Vedanthan R, Choi BG, Baber U, Narula J, Fuster V. Bioimaging and Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Journal of cardiovascular translational research 2014 Sep;.