Member Biography


Balaji K Tamarappoo, M.D., Ph.D., BSC
Balaji Tamarappoo

Balaji Tamarappoo, M.D., Ph.D., BSC

1800 N. Capitol Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Research Program Membership

Associate member:

Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
IU School of Medicine

Director, Advanced Cardiac Imaging, Heart Institute
Indiana University - IUPUI

Dr. Tamarappoo's research interests include:

I am cardiologist with training in cardiovascular imaging and cell biology. My goal is to identify early imaging based biomarkers of cardiovascular disease which includes atherosclerosis, plaque rupture, myocardial dysfunction and valvular disease. As a clinician who treats cancer patients with cardiac disease, I am developing a research program that investigates how cancer and chemotherapy can affect vascular function in cardiac and skeletal muscle. The ultimate goal is to use diet, exercise and pharmacologic interventions to improve vascular and cardiac health in cancer patients with special focus on racial minority populations in whom the combined effects of risk factors for cancer and cardiovascular disease can produce unfavorable clinical outcomes.

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Residency - Oregon Health & Science University, OR 2005-2008

M.D. - MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine 2002

Post-doctoral Fellowship - University of California-San Francisco, CA 1998

Post-doctoral Fellowship - University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 1994

Ph.D. - Louisiana State University Medical Center, LA 1989