About Rajeev Malhotra, MD

Dr. Malhotra is a cardiologist in the Mass General Heart Center ICU and Cardiovascular Medicine sections. Dr. Malhotra graduated from Harvard College in Chemistry and Physics and obtained a Master’s Degree in Chemical Biology from Harvard.  He received his medical degree from the Health Sciences and Technologies Division of Harvard Medical School and MIT. Dr. Malhotra completed residency in internal medicine and fellowship in general cardiology at Mass General. He then trained as a post-doctoral fellow with Dr. Kenneth Bloch, studying vascular biology. In addition to his role as Associate Program Director of the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship, Dr. Malhotra currently serves as Associate Medical Director of the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and Associate Director of the Cardiopulmonary Exercise Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is a faculty member in the Cardiovascular Research Center and maintains an affiliation with the Broad Institute. His research interests include vascular biology, genetic and molecular mechanisms of atherosclerosis, pulmonary hypertension, and exercise physiology. Specifically, he investigates novel signaling pathways including histone deacetylases, bone morphogenetic protein signaling, iron homeostasis, and autophagy in the development of vascular disease. In the cardiopulmonary exercise laboratory, Dr. Malhotra studies vascular response patterns to exercise in patients with heart failure and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Malhotra’s work has resulted in over 100 publications and has been supported by awards from the NIH, American Heart Association, the Wild Family Foundation, George Mason University, and the Hassenfeld Foundation. Dr. Malhotra has been a recipient of the Roman W. DeSanctis Clinical Scholar Award, the MGH Department of Medicine Fellows Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching and has been a four-time recipient of the Brian McGovern Memorial Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching.


Departments, Centers, & Programs:



Mass General Heart Center
55 Fruit St.
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 866-644-8910

Medical Education

  • MD, Harvard Medical School
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

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