Specializes inCoronary Interventions Peripheral Interventions
Dr. Vijay Raja is an interventional cardiologist who enjoys caring for patients with all forms of heart disease, but especially has a passion for treating patients with refractory symptoms and those needing acute interventions. He was born in New Jersey but was transplanted to Texas at age 11. He earned his undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis and then completed his medical degree at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He moved back to Texas to complete his post-graduate training at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. In addition to patient care, Dr. Raja has a strong interest in health care management and earned his Master of Business Administration degree from University of Texas at Dallas during his cardiology fellowship. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases, interventional cardiology and vascular medicine. He is trained to treat all forms of cardiac or peripheral artery blockages (including 100% occlusions), as well as evaluate and treat a variety of structural heart diseases (including congenital heart defects [patent foramen ovale, atrial and ventricular septal defects, patent ductus arteriosus], perivalvular defects, alcohol septal ablations, and transcatheter valve diseases). He and his wife, Dr. Grace Raja, a hematologist/oncologist with CARTI, are glad to be in Arkansas with their three young children.