Rajesh Vedanthan

Associate Professor in Medicine/Cardiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Dr. Rajesh Vedanthan is Associate Professor in Medicine/Cardiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (New York). His area of interest is implementation research, global health delivery, global cardiology, capacity-building, and the intersection of health and development. He is the Principal Investigator or co-investigator of multiple NIH grants, including a Fogarty International Research Scientist Development Award (K01) focused on nurse management of hypertension; a U01 project to evaluate novel strategies to optimize linkage and retention to a hypertension management program in rural western Kenya; an R01 project to evaluate the effectiveness of group medical visits and microfinance groups for cardiovascular risk reduction among at-risk individuals in rural western Kenya; a U01 grant to strengthen referral networks for hypertension control among patients in western Kenya; an R21 project that aims to identify spatial risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease and use to generate a spatial model that predicts CVD events in the Golestan Cohort Study, and a U01 grant to improve cardiovascular risk reduction among patients living with HIV in the United States.


  • 2009–present
    Associate Professor, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai