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Valeti, Uma, MD

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  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Imaging

Care Philosophy:

Dr. Valeti believes that patients approach their doctors with trust and respect and that this is a valuable relationship. He believes that all patients should have the best science available to them. He believes that the best science in combination with a commitment to clear clinical decision making, clinical judgment and communication is critical to deliver the most appropriate care.

Clinical Interests:

Cardiovascular MRI/CT, Angiography and Percutaneous Coronary Interventions, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Board Certification:

Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Computed Tomography

Medical School:

Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research


State University of New York College at Buffalo


Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN (Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular diseases and Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging)
SUNY Buffalo, Buffalo, NY (AHA Research Fellow, Cardiology)

Leadership Roles:

• Director, Cardiovascular Imaging, University of Minnesota Medical Center;
• Systemwide Director, Cardiovascular MRI/CT, UMPhysicians Heart at Fairview;
• Chair, SCMR Clinical Practice Committee;
• ACC Steering Committee, Board of Governors;
• SCCT, Annual meeting planning committee


<strong>American Heart Association Post-doctoral Fellowship </strong>award. Project title: “Apoptosis, myocyte loss and left ventricular remodeling in viable chronically dysfunctional myocardium” 2000, SUNY Buffalo &nbsp;<br><strong>John C. Sable Award </strong>2000-2001. A research grant awarded to further the education of a young investigator in the field of Heart Diseases by the John C. Sable Memorial Heart Fund, Inc, Awarded for research on “Ischemic Cardiomyopathy and Hibernating Myocardium” 2000, SUNY Buffalo <br><strong>Thomas Frawley Research Fellowship </strong>2000-2001, Awarded by the University at Buffalo for research on “Ischemic Cardiomyopathy and Hibernating Myocardium”, &nbsp;2000, SUNY-Buffalo<br><strong>Raymond Dixon Physician of the Year Award </strong>presented for consistently exhibiting qualities and values admired by the employees of the St. Paul Heart Clinic, 2006 <br><strong>Certificate of Community Service </strong>presented by the Fire department of St. Paul and City of St. Paul for expert interventional care and compassionate care in patients with acute STEMIs, 2008