Rochester, Minnesota


Pereira.Naveen@mayo.edu Clinical Profile


The research of Naveen L. Pereira, M.D., involves performing resequencing studies to describe common genetic variations in cardiovascular disease. He aims to determine the functional significance of these genetic variations by using basic molecular techniques in his National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded population studies.

Focus areas

  • Elucidate the association of genetic variants with biomarkers, adverse drug responses and disease states
  • Evaluate the utility and applicability of genetic variants that could modulate drug response in clinical practice
  • Perform genotype-based, international, multicenter, randomized, cardiovascular clinical trials
  • Adopt techniques in artificial intelligence (AI) to help develop heart failure risk prediction models
  • Use electronic health record data and screening for dilated cardiomyopathy using AI-enhanced electrocardiography tools
  • Use disruptive digital platforms to assess, follow and transition patients enrolled in clinical trials

Significance to patient care

Dr. Pereira's research to better understand, diagnose, treat and manage cardiovascular disease contributes to improved survival and quality of life for patients.

Professional highlights

  • Co-Leader, Hub Research Capacity component, Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCaTS), Mayo Clinic, 2023-present.
  • Director, Office of Clinical Trials, Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCaTS), Mayo Clinic, 2023-present.
  • Editorial board, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 2019-present.
  • Clinical Trials Review Committee, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, 2021-2024.
  • Mid-Career Award, American Heart Association (AHA), 2021.
  • Best poster presentation, European Society of Cardiology, 2020.
  • Top Poster Ribbon and Presidential Trainee Award, American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 2020.
  • Chair, Professional/Public Education & Publications Committee, Council on Genomics and Precision Medicine, AHA, 2019.


Primary Appointment

  1. Consultant, Division of Circulatory Failure, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
  2. Interim Co-Chair, Mayo Clinic Clinical Trials Strategy & Governance Leadership Team

Joint Appointment

  1. Consultant, Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics

Academic Rank

  1. Professor of Medicine
  2. Associate Professor of Pharmacology


  1. Fellow - Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  2. Fellow - Cardiology Combined Program in Cardiovascular Diseases, Brown University School of Medicine
  3. Resident - Internal Medicine Department of Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center
  4. Internship - Internal Medicine Department of Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center
  5. MB BS T.N. Medical College, University of Bombay

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