Dr. Vijaiganesh “V.J.” Nagarajan was born in Southern India and completed his medical training in England before moving to the United States. Following his residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, he served as an assistant professor at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic. Additionally, he completed fellowships at the University of Virginia Medical Center and The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and has received numerous awards for teaching and patient care.
Board certified in cardiovascular disease, interventional cardiology and internal medicine, Dr. Nagarajan has clinical interests in cardiac risk reduction, cardiac health, cardiac and vascular interventions and amputation prevention.
Known to his colleagues and patients as Dr. VJ, he sees adult and senior patients and offers personalized care based on each patient’s individual needs and lifestyle. He treats all of his patients with compassion and values their feedback.
As part of his dedication to learning, Dr. Nagarajan maintains professional memberships with several physician organizations. He is a member of the Royal College of Physicians (MCRP) in the United Kingdom, a fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP), a fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC), and a fellow of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (FSCAI).
In his spare time, Dr. Nagarajan enjoys playing tennis, ping pong and cricket, attending movies and reading up on the latest gadget.
AHA Young Investigator Award by American Heart Association, 2012
American College of Cardiology (ACC) Jeopardy Virginia State Winner, 2015
Clinical Skills and Scholarship Award, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, 2008
Clinical Skills and Scholarship Award, Cook County Hospital, 2010
Mulholland Resident and Fellow Teaching Award, University of Virginia, 2016
Humanitarian Resident Award, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, 2010
Student Education and Teaching Award, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, 2009