Prabhjot S. Nijjar, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division

Prabhjot S. Nijjar

Contact Info

Mailing Address:
420 Delaware Street SE
MMC 508 Mayo
8508A (Campus Delivery Code)
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Bill Clark

Administrative Email

Additional Locations

M Health Fairview Clinics & Surgery Center

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division

Medical School, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Residency, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


Dr Nijjar received his early education in India, and after completing his Internal Medicine residency and Cardiac Prevention training in Philadelphia, he moved to Minneapolis for fellowship training in Cardiology and Advanced Cardiac Imaging at the University of Minnesota. He has a general cardiology practice, with a focus on cardiac prevention. He is involved in the conduct of clinical trials in behavioral cardiology, including studying the benefits of meditation in treatment of heart disease. He is the medical director of cardiac CT, and is passionate about the optimal use of CT in diagnosis of various heart conditions.


Mindfulness meditation and effects on the heart

Cardiac disease prevention

Cardiac Imaging

Lipid Disorders

Awards & Recognition

  • CV Imaging Fellow of the Year, University of Minnesota (2013)
  • Anthony Garofalo Fellowship Award in Preventive Cardiology, University of Minnesota (2012)
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, Albert Einstein Medical Center (2009)

Professional Associations

  • Fellow, Americal College of Cardiology
  • Fellow, Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance


Research Summary/Interests

Dr Nijjar’s research interests include optimal use of cardiac CT and MRI, behavioral cardiology, and benefits of meditation in treatment of heart disease.


  1. Jessica V Kealhofer, Jeremy S Markowitz, Prabhjot S Nijjar. High Aortic Prosthesis Gradient: Is It Thrombus or Pannus? Texas Heart Institute Journal.
  2. Prabhjot S Nijjar. Prognosis in Sporadic Left Ventricular Hypertrabeculation with Normal Function. Journal of American College of Cardiology. June 2018 Vol. 71(24): 2864-65 [Letter to Editor].
  3. Brett Oestreich, Mackenzi Mbai, Sergey Gurevich, Prabhjot S Nijjar, Selcuk Adabag, Stefan Bertog, Rosemary Kelly, Santiago Garcia. Computed tomography (CT) assessment of the membranous septal anatomy prior to transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) with the balloon-expandable SAPIEN 3 valve. Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine. 2017 Dec 27. pii: S1553-8389(17)30467-0. doi: 10.1016/j.carrev.2017.12.012. [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Sloane Mcgraw, Claire Carlson, Katharine Grant, Prabhjot S Nijjar. Feasibility of ultra low-dose coronary CTA. Indian Heart Journal. 2017 Sep
  5. Hans Huang, Prabhjot Nijjar, Jeffrey R Misialek, Anne Blaes, Nicholas P Derrico, Felipe Kazmirczak, Igor Klem, Afshin Farzaneh-Far, Chetan Shenoy. Accuracy of Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction by Contemporary Multiple Gated Acquisition Scanning in Patients with Cancer: Comparison with Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. 2017 Mar 24;19(1):34.
  6. Tran BC, Nijjar PS. Role of contrast CT for the diagnosis and the prognosis of suspected LVAD thrombosis. Journal of Cardiac Surgery. 2017 Feb;32(2):162-165
  7. Prabhjot Singh Nijjar, Fahad M Iqbal, Chadi M Alraies, Uma S Valeti, S Murthy Tadavarthy: Primary Pulmonary Artery Sarcoma Masquerading as Pulmonary Embolism: Role of Cardiac MRI. European Heart Journal. 2016 May 7;37(18):1479
  8. Prabhjot Singh Nijjar, Haree Vongooru, Ashenafi Tamene, Uma Valeti, Carolina Masri: Improvement in Left Ventricular Function Despite No Change in T2* with Iron Chelation in Secondary Hemochromatosis. Minnesota Medicine. July 2015, 98(7), 47
  9. Prabhjot S Nijjar, Venkata Krishna Puppala, Oana Dickinson, Sue Duval, Daniel Duprez, Mary J Kreitzer, David G Benditt: Modulation of Autonomic Nervous System Assessed Through Heart Rate Variability by a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program. International Journal of Cardiology. 177 (2014) 557–559
  10. Prabhjot S Nijjar, Carolina Masri, Ashenafi Tamene, Helina Kassahun, Uma Valeti: Benefits and Limitations of Multimodality Imaging for Diagnosis of a Primary Cardiac Lymphoma. Texas Heart Institute Journal. 2014;41(6):657-9


Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Lipidology
  • Echocardiography
  • Cardiac CT

Clinical Interests

Cardiac Imaging; Coronary artery disease; Lipid/Cholesterol disorders; Cardiac Prevention; Cardiac CT; Cardiac MRI; Wellness/Integrative Medicine; South Asian Health