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Krannert Institute of Cardiology

The Division of Cardiology in the Department of Internal Medicine at IU School of Medicine strives for excellence in patient care, research and teaching.

Led by Subha Raman, MD, MSEE, the institute’s physicians, scientists, staff and trainees work diligently to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease while helping individuals and families maintain good cardiovascular health. The institute’s academic expertise offers Hoosiers the highest quality heart and vascular care and fosters relentless innovation that fuels better health for the people of Indiana and beyond.

Vision Statement

We will be one, diverse academic health enterprise where people come to receive the highest quality heart and vascular care in the community while also enabling relentless innovation that fuels better health for Indiana and beyond.

Tradition of Excellence

The Krannert Institute of Cardiology was founded in 1963 through the generous support of Herman and Elnora Krannert and the visionary leadership of its founding director, Dr. Charles Fisch. The goal for this specialty division at IU School of Medicine’s Department of Internal Medicine has always been excellence in cardiovascular health through patient care, education, and research.


The Krannert team of physicians and scientists working in clinical and basic research are committed to ensuring the most advanced treatments are available to patients across Indiana and beyond.
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Clinical Care

Faculty cardiologists at IU School of Medicine offer expertise in the full range of heart and blood vessel problems, and treatments range from lifestyle modification to implanted heart-assist devices and transplantation.
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The IU School of Medicine ACGME-accredited fellowship programs in cardiology include training in Cardiovascular Disease, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, Interventional Cardiology, and Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology.
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Cardiology Leadership

Subha Raman, MD

Subha V. Raman, MD

Professor of Medicine

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Cardiology Specialties

The Krannert Institute of Cardiology professional staff includes 53 cardiologists, 8 PhD investigators, 12 post-doctoral fellows and 31 support staff. The division’s ACGME-accredited training programs include 21 cardiovascular disease fellows that span 4 subspecialty areas including Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology and Advanced Heart Care.

Areas of Expertise

  • Coronary and ischemic heart disease
  • Structural heart disease
  • Heart failure
  • Aortic disorders
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Rhythm disorders
  • Cardiovascular risk prevention
  • Cardiovascular informatics and technology

Physician Education

The Krannert Institute of Cardiology at IU School of Medicine offers Continuing Medical Education at local, regional and national levels. This includes weekly conferences at the Krannert Institute as well as an annual cardiology update for primary care physicians. A major highlight is the annual Joan and Douglas Zipes Visiting Professor program.