CMHC Faculty Members

Faculty of Tarsus Medical Group are leaders in healthcare

Krishnaswami (Kris) Vijayaraghavan (Vijay), MD, MS

Phoenix, Arizona

Krishnaswami (Kris) Vijayaraghavan (Vijay), MD, MS

Cardiologist, Lipidologist and Endocrinologist


Dr. Kris Vijay is a noninvasive cardiologist, heart failure specialist, endocrinologist, clinical lipidologist and ardent researcher having participated in more than 180 clinical trials and authored numerous peer-reviewed publications. He is the medical director of the Institute of Congestive Heart Failure at Abrazo Health Network, a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Arizona, and a medical sherpa, volunteering his services to mitigate diabetes, heart disease and kidney disease in underserved populations around the world. Dr. Vijay’s holistic view of heart disease prevention and treatment employs a variety of treatment options alongside motivating, inspiring, and encouraging patients to modify their lifestyle. Dr. Vijay has special interests in heart failure treatment, noninvasive cardiology, nuclear cardiology, diabetes and complex lipid disorders.

Education and Training

  • Master of Science in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis, University of Michigan School of Public Health
  • Cardiology Fellowship, Banner University Medical Center
  • Endocrinology and Diabetes Fellowship, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
  • Medical Degree, University of Mysore Kasturba Medical College, India
  • Bachelor Degree, University of Bombay, India

Professional Highlights

  • AZ TOP DOC, 2020-2022
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, American College of Cardiology Arizona Chapter, 2018
  • Author, "Invoking your inner therapist in Heart Failure: Untold patient experiences," 2020
  • Healthcare Hero Award Nominee, Phoenix Business Journal
  • Past Governor, Arizona Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
  • Executive Council Member, National Lipid Association
  • Founding Member and Past President, Cardio Renal Society of America
  • President, TWINEPIDEMIC, Inc.
  • Fellow: American College of Cardiology; American College of Physicians; National Lipid Association; Heart Failure Society of America; American College of Physicians; American College of Chest Physicians
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Clinical Lipidology
  • Needs Ambassador, Project C.U.R.E.


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