The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville

The Department of Medicine

Raj Baljepally, MD

Clinical Associate Professor
Division of Cardiology
Section of Interventional Cardiology

Clinical Focus

Intravascular Radiation Therapy, High Risk PCI, CTO (Chronic Total Occlusion) Therapy, Structural Heart Therapy, ASD Closure, Alcohol Septal Ablation


Medical School
Gandhi Medical College, Osmania School of Medicine, 1988

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1994

St. Vincent Hospital, University of Massachusetts School of Medicine, 1997
Interventional Cardiovascular Fellowship: Miriam Hospital, Brown University, Providence, RI, 1998


American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
Interventional Cardiology

Current Publications

Tahir H, Livesay J, Fogelson B, Baljepally R.
Effect of elevated left ventricular end diastolic pressure on instantaneous wave-free ratio and fractional flow reserve discordance. Cardiology Research. 2021 Apr;12(2):117-125. Epub 2021 Feb 23.

Tahir H, Tonks R, Cox J, Baljepally R.
Optimizing mechanical circulatory support hemodynamics using coronary sinus pacing. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions. 2021 Feb 4. [Epub ahead of print]

Cook BS, Wilson C, Kaiser B, Baljepally R.
A method for maintaining vascular access when Impella exchange is required. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions. 2017 Nov 15;90(6):945-947. Epub 2017 May 22.

Katukuri N, Osoro M, Baljepally G, Baljepally R.
Old but forgotten art of palliative therapy for recurrent malignant pericardia effusion by percutaneous balloon pericardiotomy. Cath Lab Digest. 2017 May;25(5):epub.

Current Presentations

Holbert JC, Livesay J, Baljepally R. TReBiS: Evaluating tricuspid regurgitation in biventricular versus single lead ICD. Presented at Tennessee Chapter of the American College of Cardiology; 2018 Nov 2-3; Nashville, TN.

Lorson W, Baljepally G. When it is not a thrombus: A rare cause of mechanical mitral valve obstruction. Presented at The 29th Annual American Society of Echocardiography Scientific Sessions; 2018 Jun 22-26; Nashville, TN.

Katukuri N, Baljepally R. Successful alcohol septal ablation of the Bonapace’s branch for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. Presented at Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions; 2017 May 10-13; New orleans, LA.

Katukuri N, Baljepally R. STEMI: Nightmare. Complex coronary intervention. Presented at Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions - SCAI 2017; 2017 May 10-13; New Orleans, LA.

Morris JC, Schriver E, Baljepally R. The rare among the common: A case of pulmonary arterial hypertension. Presented at American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Meeting; 2017 Mar 30 - Apr 1; San Diego, CA.

Baljepally R, South H, Roberts M.. Incremental benefit of Ranolazine on mitral regurgitation in patients with biventricular pacemaker. Presented at Cardiovascular Research Technologies Annual Meeting; 2017 Feb 20-23; Washington, DC.

Katukuri N, Baljepally R. Coarctation challenge in endovascular intervention era. Presented at Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions Fall Fellow Course; 2016 Dec 10-14; Las Vegas, NV.


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