Meet Dr. Nalini Rajamannan

Dr. Nalini Rajamannan

“My top priority is to listen to my patients’ symptoms. Then the sounds of their hearts is a window to their heart”

As the Medical Director, Dr. Nalini Rajamannan’s goal is to work with your personal physician to provide out-patient consultative specialized cardiology services in the fields of valvular medicine, primary and secondary prevention of heart disease.

She has collaborations with a number of providers for in-patient hospital testing in the greater Wisconsin area, including Bellin Hospital, Green Bay WI, and in the city of Rochester, Minnesota at the Mayo Clinic.

Dr. Rajamannan is a US citizen, born in Minnesota, and her Christian faith guides her actions. She received a Catholic education from grade school through college. She completed her undergraduate studies with high honors from the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN. Her Medical Degree comes from Mayo Medical School in Rochester MN. Her studies of the heart began in 1987. She trained in Internal Medicine and Cardiology and went on to complete post graduate training in Level III Echocardiography at the Mayo Clinic. She combined her post-graduate clinical training with three years of research as a Fellow on the Mayo Clinic’s National Institute of Health Research Training program in Cardiovascular Diseases. She maintains her Board Certification in Cardiovascular Disease for the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Rajamannan has already made a significant impact on the national and international levels as a lecturer on the molecular biology of valvular heart disease. In addition her research has been acknowledged by the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, where she was the Chair of the working group of Valvular Heart Disease.

Her research and clinical interests include:

  •  Valvular heart disease, specifically aortic stenosis and mitral regurgitation
  • Use of echocardiography to diagnose and treat valvular heart disease
  • Evaluating risk factors that are important in the progression of these diseases

She has authored several book chapters and two books in the field of valvular heart disease. One recently published book is the scholarly work Cardiac Valvular Medicine. She also serves on editorial boards, and has published seminal papers in the field of valvular heart disease.

Areas of Specialization

  • Valvular heart disease
  • Echocardiography
  • Risk factors for cardiovascular disease including lipid disorders and hypertension


  • Post-Graduate Education, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester MN
  • Medical Degree, Mayo Medical School, Rochester MN
  • University of Notre Dame, South Bend IN

Academic Positions

  • Visiting Scientist, Mayo Clinic Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2000-present
  • Associate Professor, Northwestern University 2000-2011
  • Adjunct Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Notre Dame 2011-2012


  • Fellow American College of Cardiology
  • Fellow American Heart Association
  • Member of American Federation Medical Research
  • Member of the American Society of Bone and Mineral Metabolism
  • Member of the American Society of Echocardiography
  • Member of the European Association of Echocardiography
  • Member of the European Society of Cardiology
  • Member of the Parish of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest

Reviewer for Scientific Journals

  • American Heart Journal
  • American Journal of Cardiology
  • Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Cardiology
  • Circulation
  • Circulation Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Echocardiography
  • European Heart Journal
  • European Journal of Echocardiography
  • Heart
  • Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
  • Journal of the American College of Cardiology
  • JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Journal of Heart Valve Disease
  • Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
  • Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
  • International Journal of Cardiology
  • Journal of Molecular Biochemistry
  • Indian Heart Journal
  • Echocardiography