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Navin Rajagopalan, MD

Medical Director, Heart Transplantation
Director, UK Advanced Heart Failure Clinic

Practice areas

  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Heart Failure, VAD and Transplant Team
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Transplant: Heart
  • Transplant: Mechanical Circulatory Support

Faculty rank

Associate Professor of Medicine

Clinic information

Clinical interests

  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Pulmonary Hypertension



The Ohio State University, College of Medicine, Columbus


Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, Minn.


University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine

Certifications or Special training

American Board of Internal Medicine, Advanced Heart Failure
American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease 

Additional information

Cardiologist Navin Rajagopalan, MD, with heart transplant recipient Reuben Ligon. Ligon refused to go anywhere else for the surgery. Read Reuben's story »

My name is Navin Rajagopalan; I am the Medical Director of Cardiac Transplantation at the University of Kentucky. I completed both my undergraduate degree and medical school training at Ohio State University. I completed internal medicine residency training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota before moving on to the University of Pittsburgh for a cardiovascular fellowship. Following completion of a fellowship, I obtained an additional year of training at the University of Pittsburgh in advanced heart failure and cardiac transplantation.

I was on faculty for 2 years in the Heart Failure/Transplantation program at the University of Pittsburgh before being recruited to the University of Kentucky. I have served as Medical Director of the Heart Transplant Program since 2009.

My clinical interests include advanced heart failure, peripartum cardiomyopathy, pulmonary hypertension, mechanical circulatory support, and cardiac transplantation.