Rajesh Dash, MD, PhD

Cardiologist

General Cardiology

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-6459
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Stanford South Asian Translational Heart Initiative

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-6459
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Professional Education

Residency: University of Washington School of Medicine (2005) WA

Board Certification, Echocardiography, National Board of Echocardiography (2009)

Board Certification: Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine (2008)

Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2005)

Fellowship: UCSF Medical Center (2009) CA

Internship: University of Washington School of Medicine (2003) WA

Medical Education: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (2002) OH

PhD, University of Cincinnati MSTP, Pharmacology & Cell Biophysics (2001)

BS, Stanford University, Biological Sciences (1995)

Honors & Awards

Winner, Best Poster Award, ACC Scientific Sessions (2013)

Finalist, Young Investigator Award, Basic Science, Northwestern Cardiovascular Forum (2012)

Winner, Melvin Judkins Young Investigator Award, American Heart Association (2010)

Finalist, Young Investigator Award, Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (2009)

Recipient, Frances & John Bowes Cardiovascular Research Fellowship, UCSF Medical Center (2008-2009)

Finalist, Young Investigators Award, American Heart Association (2008)

Chief Cardiology Fellow, UCSF Medical Center (2006-2007)

Administrative Appointments

Medical & Scientific Director, Stanford South Asian Translational Heart Initiative (SSATHI), 2013

Co-Director, Falk Cardiovascular MRI Facility, 2011

A Novel Stress Echocardiography Pattern for Myocardial Bridge With Invasive Structural and Hemodynamic Correlation
Lin, S., Tremmel, J. A., Yamada, R., Rogers, I. S., Yong, C. M., & Schnittger, I. (2013). A Novel Stress Echocardiography Pattern for Myocardial Bridge With Invasive Structural and Hemodynamic Correlation. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION, 2(2).

Near infrared imaging and photothermal ablation of vascular inflammation using single-walled carbon nanotubes.
Kosuge, H., Sherlock, S. P., Kitagawa, T., Dash, R., Robinson, J. T., & McConnell, M. V. (2012). Near infrared imaging and photothermal ablation of vascular inflammation using single-walled carbon nanotubes. Journal of the American Heart Association, 1(6).

Theranostic effect of serial manganese-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging of human embryonic stem cell derived teratoma
Chung, J., Dash, R., Kee, K., Barral, J. K., Kosuge, H., & Yang, P. C. (2012). Theranostic effect of serial manganese-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging of human embryonic stem cell derived teratoma. MAGNETIC RESONANCE IN MEDICINE, 68(2), 595-599.

Synthesis of an in vivo MRI-detectable apoptosis probe.
Lam, J., Simpson, P. C., Yang, P. C., & Dash, R. (2012). Synthesis of an in vivo MRI-detectable apoptosis probe. Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE, (65).

In vivo Molecular MRI of Cell Survival and Teratoma Formation Following Embryonic Stem Cell Transplantation Into the Injured Murine Myocardium
Chung, J., Kee, K., Barral, J. K., Dash, R., Kosuge, H., & Yang, P. C. (2011). In vivo Molecular MRI of Cell Survival and Teratoma Formation Following Embryonic Stem Cell Transplantation Into the Injured Murine Myocardium. MAGNETIC RESONANCE IN MEDICINE, 66(5), 1374-1381.

A Molecular MRI Probe to Detect Treatment of Cardiac Apoptosis In Vivo
Dash, R., Chung, J., Chan, T., Yamada, M., Barral, J., & Simpson, P. C. (2011). A Molecular MRI Probe to Detect Treatment of Cardiac Apoptosis In Vivo. MAGNETIC RESONANCE IN MEDICINE, 66(4), 1152-1162.

Dual Manganese-Enhanced and Delayed Gadolinium-Enhanced MRI Detects Myocardial Border Zone Injury in a Pig Ischemia-Reperfusion Model
Dash, R., Chung, J., Ikeno, F., Hahn-Windgassen, A., Matsuura, Y., & Yang, P. C. (2011). Dual Manganese-Enhanced and Delayed Gadolinium-Enhanced MRI Detects Myocardial Border Zone Injury in a Pig Ischemia-Reperfusion Model. CIRCULATION-CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING, 4(5), 574-582.

Detection of Injured Border Zone Myocardium Using Manganese-Enhanced and Delayed-Enhanced MRI in a Pig Ischemia-Reperfusion Model
Dash, R., Chung, J., Hahn-Windgassen, A., Matsuura, Y., Ikeno, F., & Yang, P. C. (2010). Detection of Injured Border Zone Myocardium Using Manganese-Enhanced and Delayed-Enhanced MRI in a Pig Ischemia-Reperfusion Model. CIRCULATION, 122(21).

Differential regulation of p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase mediates gender-dependent catecholamine-induced hypertrophy
Dash, R., Schmidt, A. G., Pathak, A., Gerst, M. J., Biniakiewicz, D., & Kranias, E. G. (2003). Differential regulation of p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase mediates gender-dependent catecholamine-induced hypertrophy. CARDIOVASCULAR RESEARCH, 57(3), 704-714.

Gender influences on sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca2+-handling in failing human myocardium
Dash, R., Frank, K. F., Carr, A. N., Moravec, C. S., & Kranias, E. G. (2001). Gender influences on sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca2+-handling in failing human myocardium. JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR CARDIOLOGY, 33(7), 1345-1353.

Interactions between phospholamban and beta-adrenergic drive may lead to cardiomyopathy and early mortality
Dash, R., Kadambi, V. J., Schmidt, A. G., Tepe, N. M., Biniakiewicz, D., & Kranias, E. G. (2001). Interactions between phospholamban and beta-adrenergic drive may lead to cardiomyopathy and early mortality. CIRCULATION, 103(6), 889-896.

HERPES-SIMPLEX VIRUS VECTORS OVEREXPRESSING THE GLUCOSE-TRANSPORTER GENE PROTECT AGAINST SEIZURE-INDUCED NEURON LOSS
Lawrence, M. S., Ho, D. Y., Dash, R., & Sapolsky, R. M. (1995). HERPES-SIMPLEX VIRUS VECTORS OVEREXPRESSING THE GLUCOSE-TRANSPORTER GENE PROTECT AGAINST SEIZURE-INDUCED NEURON LOSS. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 92(16), 7247-7251.

Relationship between echocardiographic and magnetic resonance derived measures of right ventricular size and function in patients with pulmonary hypertension.
Shiran, H., Zamanian, R. T., McConnell, M. V., Liang, D. H., Dash, R., & Yang, P. C. (2014). Relationship between echocardiographic and magnetic resonance derived measures of right ventricular size and function in patients with pulmonary hypertension. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography , 27(4), 405-412.

A novel stress echocardiography pattern for myocardial bridge with invasive structural and hemodynamic correlation.
Lin, S., Tremmel, J. A., Yamada, R., Rogers, I. S., Yong, C. M., & Schnittger, I. (2013). A novel stress echocardiography pattern for myocardial bridge with invasive structural and hemodynamic correlation. Journal of the American Heart Association, 2(2).

In vivo Kinetics of Embryonic Stem Cell Viability Following Transplantation Into the Injured Murine Myocardium
Chung, J., Kee, K., Barral, J. K., Dash, R., Weissman, I., & Yang, P. C. (2009). In vivo Kinetics of Embryonic Stem Cell Viability Following Transplantation Into the Injured Murine Myocardium. CIRCULATION, 120(18), S310-S311.

The contractile and neurohormonal roles of phospholamban in heart failure
Dash, R., & Kranias, E. G. (2003). The contractile and neurohormonal roles of phospholamban in heart failure. CARDIAC REMODELING AND FAILURE, 5, 135-152.

The enhanced contractility of the phospholamban-deficient mouse heart persists with aging
Slack, J. P., Grupp, I. L., Dash, R., Holder, D., Schmidt, A., & Kranias, E. G. (2001). The enhanced contractility of the phospholamban-deficient mouse heart persists with aging. JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR CARDIOLOGY, 33(5), 1031-1040.

Altering the receptor-effector ratio by transgenic overexpression of type V adenylyl cyclase: Enhanced basal catalytic activity and function without increased cardiomyocyte beta-adrenergic signalling
Tepe, N. M., Lorenz, J. N., Yatani, A., Dash, R., Kranias, E. G., & Liggett, S. B. (1999). Altering the receptor-effector ratio by transgenic overexpression of type V adenylyl cyclase: Enhanced basal catalytic activity and function without increased cardiomyocyte beta-adrenergic signalling. BIOCHEMISTRY, 38(50), 16706-16713.

Influence of transgenic overexpression of phospholamban on postextrasystolic potentiation
Hoit, B. D., Tramuta, D. A., Kadambi, V. J., Dash, R., Ball, N., & Walsh, R. A. (1999). Influence of transgenic overexpression of phospholamban on postextrasystolic potentiation. JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR CARDIOLOGY, 31(11), 2007-2015.

Astressin, a novel and potent CRF antagonist, is neuroprotective in the hippocampus when administered after a seizure
Maecker, H., Desai, A., Dash, R., RIVIER, J., Vale, W., & Sapolsky, R. (1997). Astressin, a novel and potent CRF antagonist, is neuroprotective in the hippocampus when administered after a seizure. BRAIN RESEARCH, 744(1), 166-170.

Overexpression of the glucose transporter gene with a Herpes simplex viral vector protects striatal neurons against stroke
Lawrence, M. S., Sun, G. H., Kunis, D. M., Saydam, T. C., Dash, R., & Steinberg, G. K. (1996). Overexpression of the glucose transporter gene with a Herpes simplex viral vector protects striatal neurons against stroke. JOURNAL OF CEREBRAL BLOOD FLOW AND METABOLISM, 16(2), 181-185.

A herpes simplex virus vector overexpressing the glucose transporter gene protects the rat dentate gyrus from an antimetabolite toxin
Dash, R., Lawrence, M., Ho, D., & Sapolsky, R. (1996). A herpes simplex virus vector overexpressing the glucose transporter gene protects the rat dentate gyrus from an antimetabolite toxin. EXPERIMENTAL NEUROLOGY, 137(1), 43-48.

HERPES-SIMPLEX VIRUS VECTOR SYSTEM - ANALYSIS OF ITS IN-VIVO AND IN-VITRO CYTOPATHIC EFFECTS
Ho, D. Y., Fink, S. L., Lawrence, M. S., Meier, T. J., Saydam, T. C., & Sapolsky, R. M. (1995). HERPES-SIMPLEX VIRUS VECTOR SYSTEM - ANALYSIS OF ITS IN-VIVO AND IN-VITRO CYTOPATHIC EFFECTS. JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE METHODS, 57(2), 205-215.