Cardiovascular Disease
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Ninad Nadkarni, MD

  • Class of 2024
  • Residency

    Rochester Regional Health - Unity Hospital Rochester, NY
  • Medical School

    Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College India
  • Hometown

    Mumbai, India
  • Why University of South Dakota Sanford Cardiology Fellowship...

    High Volume of procedures and robust exposure to variety of cardiac diseases.

  • If I wasn't a doctor, I would be a...

    I would be working in the financial sector.


  • My interests and hobbies outside of medicine are...

    I enjoy going out for long walks,  hikes, listening to music, and cooking new recipes at home in my free time.

  • What do you enjoy most about living in Sioux Falls?

    Lots of Parks, multiple food options in downtown to explore. no Traffic jams.

  • What is one thing you want a prospective fellow to know about our program?

    Maintain growth mindset and a learning mentality.

  • In your opinion, what is the best thing about your fellowship?

    Hands-on experience and early exposure to procedures

  • What was your craziest/best/worst job before residency/fellowship?

    I worked as an Intern in one of the tertiary trauma Center in Mumbai, seeing some horrifying injuries, fractures and “decapitations”.

  • If there was a movie about your life, what genre would it be and who would be casted as you?

    Any storyline with the protagnist being the under dog / dark horse, maybe -” Gully Boy”, bollywood version of the “8 mile” ; Ranveer Singh..

  • Is there anything else you'd like to share about your fellowship experience or about living in Sioux Falls?

    Strive for excellence and build rapport with everyone, this enhances patient care and your fellowship experience

  • What, if anything, would surprise a new fellow about the CVD program?

    You will have lot of responsibilities and independence from day 1 itself but there is always help around you.

  • What's the best perk of your program?

    Mentorship and learning Procedural skills that are not there in the books.