Santi Yarlagadda
Santi Yarlagadda, MD, is a cardiologist who specializes in advanced heart failure at National Jewish Health. Dr. Yarlagadda is in the Division of Cardiology.
Assistant Professor
Division of Cardiology
Department of Medicine
Previously a 5280 Top Doctor (2nd year)


Albany Medical College, Albany, NY, MD
The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, BS, Major in Biology, Concentration in Cell & Molecular Biology
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, Internal Medicine
The University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Fellowship
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Memorial Hermann Hospital, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, LBJ Hospital of Harris County, Houston, TX, Cardiovascular Disease

Board Certification

2019: Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
2017: American Board of Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
2017: Level II Training in Echocardiography
2017: Level II Training in Invasive Cardiology
2013: American Board of Internal Medicine

Professional Memberships

International Society for Heart and Lung Transplant (ISHLT)
American College of Cardiology (ACC)
American Heart Association (AHA)


Higgins JP, Yang B, Herrin NE, Yarlagadda S, et al. “Consumption of Energy Beverage is Associated with Attenuation of Arterial Endothelial Flow-Mediated Dilatation.” World Journal of Cardiology. 2017; 9(2):162-166.
Shih MJ, Kakodkar SA, Kaid Y, Hassel JL, Yarlagadda S, Fogg LF, Madias C, Krishnan K, Torhman RG. “Reassessing Risk Factors for High Defibrillation Threshold: The EF-SAGA Risk Score and Implications for Device Testing.” Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology. 2016; 39: 483–489.
Shih M, Kakodkar S, Kaid Y, Hassel J, Yarlagadda S, Fogg L, Madias C, Krishnan K, Trohman R. “Reassessing Risk Factors for High Defibrillation Threshold: The EF-SAGA Risk Score and Implications for Device Testing.” American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, November 10, 2015, Orlando, FL
Higgins JP, Yarlagadda S, Yang B. “Cardiovascular Complications of Energy Drinks.” Beverages. 2015; 1(2): 104-126.
Gallichio M, Yarlagadda S., Rainow A, Conti D. “Dialysis Time is a Risk Factor for Long-Term Deceased-Donor Transplant Survival.” Transplantation, supplement 2S, 86:41, 2008

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Contact Information

  • Office: 877.225.5654



  • National Jewish Health Main Campus
    1400 Jackson St.
    Denver, CO 80206

Patient Ratings

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National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2021
Excellent Doc

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2021
I was pleased w/my care and follow up by Dr. Santi Yarlagadda

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2021
Care provider experience was outstanding, [Comment about another provider]. National Jewish Health found the problem after 4 visits.

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2021
Dr Y is one of the best physician I've had. She is thorough, kind and very caring. I feel very blessed to be under her care and her PA.

National Jewish Health PatientOctober, 2021
I'm very pleased to have Dr. YAR LA GADDA as my cardiologist.

National Jewish Health PatientAugust, 2021
*Dr. Yarlagadda provided a very complete explanation of the treatment options. She is very smart & explains complex medical procedures clearly -

National Jewish Health PatientAugust, 2021
Very Professional. Caring, and helpful.

National Jewish Health PatientJuly, 2021
It was clear that all of the doctors and lab people and nurses compared notes and made comprehensive suggestions. The most thorough health visit I have ever had. It was very helpful to have a team that worked together. [Comment about another provider]. At NJH, every doctor I saw was outstanding.

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2021
I don't feel the provider listened to me or what my concerns were. I just got so overwhelmed and gave up trying to really talk to her. She got straight to the point and was very blunt about what was happening (by the way, I already knew all of this) and just jumped straight to trying to solve my issues without really listening to me or trying to understand why I no longer care to see the other providers I have seen for the same issue over the last 10 year. I'm just so tired of not being included in the process or listened to and just give up trying to even talk. I know I don't like the solutions being offered, but am tired of not being heard. I know she is busy but it's still difficult for me. She made it seem like no big deal.

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2021
Dr.Yarlagaddah has established a trusted relationship with me through her expression of care and directness.

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