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Mandar A. Aras


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Dr. Mandar Aras is a cardiologist who specializes in advanced heart disease and heart failure. He cares for patients who have undergone heart transplants and those with left ventricular assist devices, which are implanted mechanical pumps used in end-stage heart failure to help circulate blood from the heart to the rest of the body. In addition, he has a particular interest in treating patients with heart failure induced by chemotherapy.

Aras also treats patients with pulmonary hypertension and right-sided heart failure, a condition that causes blood to back up in the veins and results in swelling of the abdomen and legs.

The goal of Aras' research is to better understand the molecular and genetic mechanisms of heart failure and cardiomyopathy, a condition in which the heart muscle becomes enlarged and weak.

Aras earned his medical degree as well as a doctoral degree in neurobiology from the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He then completed a residency in internal medicine at the Duke University Medical Center, followed by fellowships at UCSF in cardiovascular medicine and in advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology.

  • Education

    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PhD, Neurobiology, 2011

    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2011

  • Residencies

    Duke University Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 2014

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Cardiovascular Medicine, 2017

    UCSF, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, 2017

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

Where I see patients (10)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    145 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 10, 2023
    I have a complex medical history including amyloidosis a stem cell transplant and ongoing hematological monitoring. All this set the context for the cardiac MRI. I was able to provide this background
    Nov 07, 2023
    Awesome Professional Caring.
    Nov 06, 2023
    Until our call I didn't have a clear understanding of my condition. Dr. Aras made it clear and laid out a cogent plan. My anxiety level plummeted! Top of his industry and congenial appointment!
    Aug 08, 2023
    Super professional. Excellent Doctor and assistant.
    Jul 05, 2023
    Jun 09, 2023
    Thank you.
    Jun 09, 2023
    Very happy with onitial meeting with Dr. Aras.
    May 16, 2023
    Everything is fine
    May 09, 2023
    Doctors and nurses always make me feel like a friend or family. Thanks.
    Apr 21, 2023
    Dr.Aras has allways been entirely professional and responsive and very "hunzn" much appreciated!
    Mar 14, 2023
    Outstanding providor
    Mar 09, 2023
    Pleasant demeanor. Nothing I'd change about him.
    Mar 04, 2023
    I keep thinking how fortunate we are to have access to knowledgable people like Dr Aras. He was very proactive and supportive.
    Jan 24, 2023
    Highly recommended physician but not his practice issues with scheduling etc)
    Jan 12, 2023
    Oct 29, 2022
    Dr. Aras listened to my list of questions and answered questions pertaining to the Heart. He suggested to contact my PCP for other concerns and get referrals if needed. He is always encouraging and supporting.
    Oct 13, 2022
    Oct 11, 2022
    Dr Aras is an excellent and caring doctor.
    Sep 21, 2022
    Dr. Aras is warm and personable and a stellar clinician-a winning combination!
    Jul 12, 2022
    Dr. Aras was helpful and listened to my health issues very carefully. It was really a wonderful experience.
    Jun 09, 2022
    Although he stated his office would send me certain tests and set up prescription had to pursue after 10 days of zero communication or tests delivery via portal and phone msgs. Also once in touch with his office and thye informed me of status of the ordered tests and prescription process rec'd email saying follow-up for my serious condition would not be with the doctor but a nurse practioner after 90 days. This is not acceptable. I expected to be offered followup with same doctor not a pass off.