Professor of Medicine
Cardiovascular Medicine

Professional Bio

Harikrishna Tandri, MBBS, is a Professor of Medicine and a clinician-educator in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine within the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Director of the Cardiac Arrhythmia program.
He specializes in the diagnosis and management of ventricular arrhythmias in patients with inherited
heart disease. He is an internationally recognized expert in arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy and in epicardial ventricular tachycardia ablation procedures. In addition to this, he has been involved in innovating new methods and devices for treating arrhythmias while reducing the pain of cardiac defibrillation, and for rapidly cooling vulnerable brain and spinal tissue to protect them during cardiac arrest.
Dr. Tandri studied medicine at the University of Health Sciences in India and the Royal College of Physicians in
England. He completed residencies in internal medicine and cardiology in India, England, and at the Harbor Hospital Center in Baltimore. He then pursued fellowships in ARVD research and electrophysiology at the Johns
Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Dr. Tandri has received numerous awards, including BME IDEA of the Year for his Rapid Hypothermia Device. He has published nearly 200 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, many on the diagnosis and treatment of arrhythmias and ARVD.


MBBS - University of Health Sciences - 1995
MRCP - Royal College of Physicians - 1999
Internship - Medicine - Harbor Hospital Center - 2000
Residency - Medicine - Harbor Hospital Center - 2001
Fellowship - Cardiology - Johns Hopkins Hospital - 2003
Fellowship - Clinical Fellow, Cardiology - Johns Hopkins Hospital - 2005
Fellowship - Electrophysiology - Johns Hopkins Hospital - 2008