dr. rajiv agarwal at modern heart and vascular institute cardiologist

Rajiv Agarwal

M.D., F.A.C.C., F.S.C.C.T.


Cardiovascular Medicine

Board Certification

Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiovascular CT

Years of Experience

16 years

The Difference

Prevention > Treatment, Avoid Surgeries & Medications

Dr. Agarwal finished medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas in 1999. Then, he completed his internal medicine residency at UT-Houston Medical School. He was selected as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine. Subsequently, he followed his "heart" and joined the cardiovascular medicine fellowship program at UT-Houston and served as Chief Cardiology Fellow.

Next, the final phase of his training took him to the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic for fellowship in advanced cardiac imaging. He has published numerous articles, presented at national and international conferences, and written a chapter in a cardiac imaging textbook.

When Dr. Agarwal sees patients, his focus is on prevention. "Why wait for a heart attack or stroke to happen, why not prevent it?" is his philosophy. With excellent bedside manners, he takes his time listening to his patients' concerns. His goal is to seek a cure, not just a long-term treatment plan.

He brings an individualized approach to patient care, making each patient feel special as if he/she is his closest family member. His clinical expertise is top-notch; hence, Dr. Agarwal has become the personal cardiologist for many doctors and their family members.

Additionally, Dr. Agarwal enjoys tennis, playing table tennis, watching game shows (Jeopardy & Wheel of Fortune), laughing, and spending time with his family. He is a Houston native with amazing bedside manner and professionalism with a keen eye for the patient's best interests.

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