Saket Girotra, M.D.

Saket Girotra, M.D.

  • Internal Medicine - Cardiology
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support


Saket Girotra, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in coronary artery disease, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and complex PCI, and mechanical circulatory support.

Dr. Girotra earned his medical degree at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin and received advanced training through fellowships in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology at the University of Iowa. He served as Chief Cardiology Fellow there from 2010 to 2011. Dr. Girotra also earned a master’s degree in epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Certified in cardiology and interventional cardiology by the American Board of Internal Medicine, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2022. Before joining UT Southwestern, he served as Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Iowa City and was a tenured Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Iowa.

Dr. Girotra is a member of the American College of Cardiology, where he serves on the Interventional Section of the Council of Clinical Cardiology. Also a member of the American Heart Association (AHA), he serves on its Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Council. He previously was Chair of the Research Task Force for the AHA’s Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation Committee and is currently a member of the Resuscitation Systems of Care Advisory Work Group. He has also served as a member of the Writing Committee for the AHA’s scientific statement and guidelines for cardiac arrest.

He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Heart Association and an editorial board member for Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. He also serves as an ad hoc reviewer for many other scholarly journals.

Dr. Girotra leads a robust research program that focuses on improving care delivery for cardiac arrest, cardiovascular and peripheral artery disease, and diffusion of new technology. His research is supported through extramural funding from the National Institutes of Health and the Veterans Affairs Health Services Research & Development Service. A prolific researcher and author, Dr. Girotra’s publications include numerous peer-reviewed articles in prominent journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, British Medical Journal, and Circulation. He has also authored multiple book chapters, including Cardiology: An Illustrated Textbook.

Dr. Girotra has received numerous awards throughout his career.

Education & Training
  • Fellowship - University of Iowa (2011-2012), Interventional Cardiology
  • Chief Fellowship - University of Iowa (2010-2011), Cardiovascular Disease
  • Fellowship - University of Iowa (2008-2010), Cardiology
  • Residency - Medical College of Wisconsin (2005-2008), Internal Medicine
  • Graduate School - Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (2004-2005), Epidemiology
  • Medical School - All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India (1997-2002)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Heart Association
Honors & Awards
  • Nominee, Faculty of the Year Award, (2016, 2018) University of Iowa
  • Best of AHA Specialty Conference Abstract, (2015, 2017) American Heart Association
  • Finalist, Young Investigator Award 2011, Northwestern University
  • Finalist, Cournand & Comroe Young Investigator Award 2011, American Heart Association
  • Lyle and Mabel Baker Award 2010, University of Iowa
  • Paul Neuhauser Award 2009, University of Iowa
  • National Winner, Abstract Competition 2008, American College of Physicians
  • James M. Cerletty Award 2007, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Presidential Scholarship 2004, Harvard University
  • Inlaks Scholarship 2004, Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation
  • Best Graduate Medal 2002, All India Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Sorel Catherine Freyman Prize (Pediatrics) 2002, All India Institute of Medical Sciences
  • New Zealand High Commissioner’s Prize 2002, All India Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Best Student in Medicine 2002, All India Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Sir Dorabji Tata Prize in Biochemistry 1998, All India Institute of Medical Sciences
Books & Publications
  • Books
    • Advances in PCI: Advances in Cardiology
      Vyas A, Girotra S
    • Acute Coronary Syndrome I – Unstable Angina & Non-ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction in Cardiology: An Illustrated Text
      Girotra S, Brennan TM
    • Acute Coronary Syndrome II – ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction & Post Myocardial Infarction Complications & Care in Cardiology: An Illustrated Text
      Brennan TM, Lounsbury P, Girotra S
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Cardiovascular and peripheral artery disease
  • Diffusion of new technology
  • Hospital process measures and quality of care

Clinical Focus

  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PCI)
  • Rotational atherectomy

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