Jacksonville, Florida


Gharacholou.Shahyar@mayo.edu Clinical Profile


Shahyar (Michael) M. Gharacholou, M.D., has research and clinical interests in acute and chronic ischemic heart disease, peripheral artery disease and valvular heart disease. With additional fellowship training in geriatric medicine, Dr. Gharacholou studies the intersection of frailty and geriatric syndromes with cardiovascular disease.

Focus areas

  • Interventional cardiology
  • Endovascular management of peripheral artery disease
  • Echocardiography
  • Geriatrics

Significance to patient care

Coronary artery disease remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. In addition to providing interventional care for patients with acute coronary syndromes, Dr. Gharacholou focuses on preventive cardiology and reducing risk of new or subsequent cardiovascular events. With Dr. Gharacholou's overlapping interest in geriatrics, the evaluation and management of older adults with multimorbidity and cardiac problems remains a focus of his clinical care.

Professional highlights

  • Transradial Workgroup member, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, 2012-2015
  • Recipient, Grant Project for Assessment of Frailty and Health Status, Eagles Foundation, 2014
  • Reviewer, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Journal, Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, American Journal of Medicine


Primary Appointment

  1. Consultant, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine

Administrative Appointment

  1. Vice Chair for Research, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine

Academic Rank

  1. Associate Professor of Medicine


  1. Clinical Research Fellowship - Cardiovascular research collaborator Mayo Clinic - Cardiovascular Research Team
  2. Fellow - Interventional cardiology University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison
  3. MSc - Thesis: "Diastolic Dysfunction, Clinical Correlates, and Association with Clinical Outcomes" Masters of Clinical and Translational Science
  4. MSc - Thesis: "Diastolic Dysfunction, Clinical Correlates, and Association with Clinical Outcomes" Thesis Advisory Committee Chairperson: Patricia A. Pellikka, M.D. Mayo Graduate School of Medical Education
  5. Fellow - Advanced Clinical Fellowship Advanced Clinical Cardiology, Mayo Clinic - Cardiovascular Research Team
  6. Fellow Advanced Echocardiography Fellow, Mayo Clinic - Cardiovascular Research Team
  7. Fellow Cardiology Clinical Research, Duke Clinical Research Institute
  8. Fellow Adult Cardiology, Duke University Medical Center, Duke University
  9. Fellow Clinical Geriatrics, Duke University Medical Center
  10. Fellow Adult Cardiology, Duke University Medical Center, Duke University
  11. Resident - Internal Medicine Resident Division of General Internal Medicine, Duke University Medical Center
  12. MD James H. Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University
  13. BS - Major/Minor: Biological Science/Chemistry University of Mississippi

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