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​​"I really enjoy working with patients and being able to help them live healthier lives." 

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As a cardiologist, Dr. Sudhakar Girotra focuses mainly on structural heart disease, including patients who need heart valves implanted. 


He performs MitraClip procedures for patients with mitral valve regurgitation, a condition where blood leaks backward from the heart's left ventricle into the left atrium.

Starting his career as a pathologist and then later choosing to practice in the field of cardiology, Dr. Girotra has a diverse medical background that gives him broad knowledge and experience and deep expertise.

"I find the combination of the variety of the work and interacting with patients very rewarding," he said.

Dr. Girotra attended medical school at Kasturba Medical College in India. He completed a residency in clinical pathology at Danbury Hospital in Connecticut and a residency in internal medicine at Banner University Medical Center in Phoenix. He also completed a cardiology fellowship while at Banner University Medical Center. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, interventional cardiology, nuclear cardiology and vascular medicine.

His mom, dad and two sisters live in India and his parents like to travel to the United States to visit. In his free time, Dr. Girotra likes to ride motorcycles and dirt bikes. He also enjoys horseback riding and hiking.

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  • Medical School
    Kasturba Medical College Manipal, Karnataka, India, Pathology 2004

    Residency
    Danbury Hospital Danbury, CT, United States Clinical Pathology 2007

    Banner University Medical Center Phoenix Phoenix, AZ, United States Internal Medicine 2010

    Fellowship
    Banner University Medical Center Phoenix Phoenix, AZ, United States Cardiovascular Medicine 2013

    Banner University Medical Center Phoenix Phoenix, AZ, United States Interventional Cardiology 2014

  • Professional Societies
    American College of Cardiology Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions

    Board Certifications
    Cardiovascular Disease: 2014 Internal Medicine: 2010 Interventional Cardiology: 2014 Nuclear Cardiology: 2014 Vascular Medicine: 2015

    State Licenses
    Wisconsin

Patient Ratings down arrow

4.7
out of 5 (65 ratings, 10 comments)
4.8
Provider explanations of my problem
4.7
Provider concern for my questions
4.7
Provider's efforts to include me in treatment decisions
4.8
Provider's discussion of proposed treatment
4.8
My likelihood of recommending this provider

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Comments are from Press Ganey surveys. Slander, libel and private health information are removed.
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March 17, 2023
Very patient & interested. I like this doctor. Very thorough.
May 4, 2023
Wonderful dr. Need more like him.
May 5, 2023
Dr. G. is my husband's cardiologist. He is the best _____ he literally saved his life. I have already provided people with his name I have total confidence in him.
May 25, 2023
Dr. Girotra is a very good cardiologist, with great patient skills.
August 31, 2023
Dr. G. was thorough, kind, and caring. He listened and didn't just look at a laptop while seeing me. I wish all doctors were like him.
January 22, 2024
Dr. Girotra is outstanding and so utterly thorough, knowledgeable... followed through as he always does - so excellent, caring, listening, "gets to the bottom" issues -
March 4, 2024
Dr. Girotra is an excellent cardiologist. Explains his treatment options. KNows MY history.
May 7, 2024
Able to communicate complex information in ways any lay person can understand. Excellent listener.
March 23, 2023
Dr. G. and nurse spoke in easy terms I could understand.
May 3, 2024
Doctor was very concerned that I had to go elsewhere, for my issues. But I didn't get a good explanation or reason and how it was handled.
May 3, 2024
Doctor was very concerned that I had to go elsewhere, for my issues. But I didn't get a good explanation or reason and how it was handled.
March 23, 2023
Dr. G. and nurse spoke in easy terms I could understand.
March 17, 2023
Very patient & interested. I like this doctor. Very thorough.
May 4, 2023
Wonderful dr. Need more like him.
May 5, 2023
Dr. G. is my husband's cardiologist. He is the best _____ he literally saved his life. I have already provided people with his name I have total confidence in him.
May 25, 2023
Dr. Girotra is a very good cardiologist, with great patient skills.
August 31, 2023
Dr. G. was thorough, kind, and caring. He listened and didn't just look at a laptop while seeing me. I wish all doctors were like him.
January 22, 2024
Dr. Girotra is outstanding and so utterly thorough, knowledgeable... followed through as he always does - so excellent, caring, listening, "gets to the bottom" issues -
March 4, 2024
Dr. Girotra is an excellent cardiologist. Explains his treatment options. KNows MY history.
May 7, 2024
Able to communicate complex information in ways any lay person can understand. Excellent listener.
March 17, 2023
Very patient & interested. I like this doctor. Very thorough.
March 23, 2023
Dr. G. and nurse spoke in easy terms I could understand.
May 4, 2023
Wonderful dr. Need more like him.
May 5, 2023
Dr. G. is my husband's cardiologist. He is the best _____ he literally saved his life. I have already provided people with his name I have total confidence in him.
May 25, 2023
Dr. Girotra is a very good cardiologist, with great patient skills.
August 31, 2023
Dr. G. was thorough, kind, and caring. He listened and didn't just look at a laptop while seeing me. I wish all doctors were like him.
January 22, 2024
Dr. Girotra is outstanding and so utterly thorough, knowledgeable... followed through as he always does - so excellent, caring, listening, "gets to the bottom" issues -
March 4, 2024
Dr. Girotra is an excellent cardiologist. Explains his treatment options. KNows MY history.
May 3, 2024
Doctor was very concerned that I had to go elsewhere, for my issues. But I didn't get a good explanation or reason and how it was handled.
May 7, 2024
Able to communicate complex information in ways any lay person can understand. Excellent listener.
May 7, 2024
Able to communicate complex information in ways any lay person can understand. Excellent listener.
May 3, 2024
Doctor was very concerned that I had to go elsewhere, for my issues. But I didn't get a good explanation or reason and how it was handled.
March 4, 2024
Dr. Girotra is an excellent cardiologist. Explains his treatment options. KNows MY history.
January 22, 2024
Dr. Girotra is outstanding and so utterly thorough, knowledgeable... followed through as he always does - so excellent, caring, listening, "gets to the bottom" issues -
August 31, 2023
Dr. G. was thorough, kind, and caring. He listened and didn't just look at a laptop while seeing me. I wish all doctors were like him.
May 25, 2023
Dr. Girotra is a very good cardiologist, with great patient skills.
May 5, 2023
Dr. G. is my husband's cardiologist. He is the best _____ he literally saved his life. I have already provided people with his name I have total confidence in him.
May 4, 2023
Wonderful dr. Need more like him.
March 23, 2023
Dr. G. and nurse spoke in easy terms I could understand.
March 17, 2023
Very patient & interested. I like this doctor. Very thorough.

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