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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National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2023
She's friendly and explains things well.

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2023

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2023
Dr S is constantly personable, concerned, thorough. I have rarely had such positive interaction with a physician

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2023
Dr. Yarlagada is a fantastic doctor. I would recommend her to anyone needing a cardiologist.

National Jewish Health PatientFebruary, 2023
Dr. Yarlagadda is the best medical provider I have ever had the opportunity to see. She is always present, thoughtful in her responses, shares pertinent information in a way that any lay person can understand and most importantly, makes you feel like she is a true partner in your care. I can't say enough about what an extraordinary doctor she is and I have recommended at least 10 people to her in the past 18 months that she's been providing me with care.

National Jewish Health PatientJanuary, 2023
Dr. Yarlagadda didn't rush, and took the time to discuss all my questions and concerns

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2022
Dr. Yarlagada is an outstanding Cardiologist. I would recommend her to my family because she is so good.

National Jewish Health PatientFebruary, 2022
Caring & helpful

National Jewish Health PatientFebruary, 2022
Dr. Yarlagadda barely listened to questions or observations I had. She was not listening to me at all, but simply explaining what was best for me. I didn't disagree with her at all, but there was no two way conversation. I honestly felt I had wasted her time.

National Jewish Health PatientFebruary, 2022
Dr. Yarlagadda was excellent. Clear explanations, listened and addressed all of my questions.

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