Vijaiganesh (VJ) Nagarajan, MD, FACP, FACC, FSCAI, RPVI

Vijaiganesh Nagarajan, MD

Vijaiganesh (VJ) Nagarajan, MD, FACP, FACC, FSCAI, RPVI

Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology

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Telfair Clinic
6514 US 90 Alt, Ste #100
Sugar Land, TX 77498

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Phone Call (832) 509-4620
Fax (346) 271-4938
Language(s): English

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My Biography

Dr. Vijaiganesh Nagarajan (Dr. VJ), is a board-certified Houston interventional cardiologist practicing at our Telfair clinic in Sugar Land, TX. With extensive experience, Dr. VJ is a trusted heart doctor due to his clinical expertise, academic excellence, and compassionate patient care.

In his role as Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas, Houston, Dr. VJ actively shapes the future of cardiovascular medicine through his dedication to education and mentorship, which is also evident through his numerous board certifications in Cardiology, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, and RPVI.

Furthermore, his academic achievements have been acknowledged with prestigious awards such as the Clinical Skills and Scholarship Best Resident Award and the Humanitarian Resident Award, highlighting his exceptional clinical skills and compassionate patient-centered approach.

Beyond his clinical work as a cardiologist, Dr. VJ is a dedicated medical researcher credited with over 25 peer-reviewed publications and multiple book chapters. His contributions to the field have been further validated through grants and accolades, including the American Heart Association’s Young Investigator Award. Similarly, Dr. VJ’s excellence in teaching has been consistently recognized with awards such as the Student Teaching Award and the Mulholland Resident and Fellow Teaching Award.

Dr. VJ’s leadership extends to his active engagement in professional societies like the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology. Driven by a passion for innovation, Dr. VJ remains at the forefront of leveraging emerging technologies, including generative AI, to enhance healthcare delivery. In all aspects of his practice, Dr. VJ epitomizes the modern-day cardiologist, dedicated to delivering excellence in patient care, education, and research.

Research Studies:

  1. Risk of Cerebrovascular Events in Patients With Patent Foramen Ovale and Intracardiac Devices
  2. Prognosis of Morbid Obesity Patients with Advanced Heart Failure
  3. Prognostic value of troponins in chronic stable heart failure: a meta-analysis
  4. Biomarkers in advanced heart failure: diagnostic and therapeutic insights
  5. Management of comorbid conditions in heart failure: A review
  6. Aldosterone receptor antagonists in management of heart failure – an update
  7. B-type natriuretic peptide predicts Left Atrial Appendage Thrombus in Patients with Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation
  8. The value of diastolic function parameters in the prediction of left atrial appendage thrombus in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation
  9. Elderly-onset systemic lupus erythematosus
  10. Can an ARB be given to patients who have had angioedema on an ACE inhibitor?
  11. V1: The most important lead in inferior STEMI!!
  12. Knuckle-dimple sign
  13. ACE inhibitor related angioedema
  14. Intra-arterial N-acetylcysteine
  15. Calciphylaxis: Severe calcification of the arteries
  16. Implications of prominent ‘R’ in V1
  17. Improvement in ejection fraction—but do not forget the basics, the medications
  18. NT-proBNP in acute coronary syndrome: Is it really there yet?
  19. Giant inverted T waves
  20. Recurrent pneumonia as a result of Mounier-Kuhn syndrome
  • Clinical Skills and Scholarship Award (2008 & 2010) – John Stroger Hospital of Cook County
  • Humanitarian Resident Award (2010) – John Stroger Hospital of Cook County
  • Student Education and Teaching Award (2009) – RUSH University Medical Students
  • Mulholland Resident and Fellow Teaching Award (2016) – University of Virginia School of Medicine
  • American Heart Association National Level Young Investigator Award (2012)
  • Recipient of grant of $8,000 from American Heart Association
  • American College of Cardiology Jeopardy Virginia State Winner (2015)
  • Winner of Virginia State American College of Cardiology FIT Jeopardy (2015)
  • Travel Awards for Multiple National Level Conferences
  • Interviewer for Cleveland Clinic Internal Medicine residency program (2012)
  • Royal College of Physicians Associate Tutor – Huddersfield, United Kingdom (2007)
  • Reviewer for esteemed medical journals including Circulation, Annals of Internal Medicine, and JAHA: Journal of the American Heart Association
  • Membership in professional societies such as the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, and American College of Physicians
  • Leadership roles in various committees including Clinical Programs Cardiology Committee (Memorial Hermann Enterprise) and Quality Committee (Oakbend Hospital)
  • Student Teaching Award and Mulholland Resident and Fellow Teaching Award


Telfair Clinic

6514 US 90 Alt.
Ste 100
Sugar Land, TX 77498

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Angina pectoris
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cardiac risk assessment & management
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Chest Pain
  • Congestive Heart
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Coronary Heart Disease (CAD)
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart valve diseases
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension (High blood pressure)
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Obesity & atherosclerosis
  • Peripheral arterial disease
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Syncope

Diagnostics and Treatments

  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Remote Heart Monitoring
  • Echocardiography
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Nuclear Stress Test
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Interventions
  • Leg Angiogram
  • Vascular Interventions

Education and Certifications

Medical School

  • Medical Doctor (MBBS) – Thanjavur Medical College, India


  • Internal Medicine Residency (MD) – John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, IL

Board Certifications

  • Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Echocardiography
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Vascular Imaging

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