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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 (9)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    111 Ratings
    About our process
    Dec 22, 2021
    Dr. Mandar Aras is a model physician. Top marks for both knowledge and patient interaction skills. Wonderful!
    Dec 14, 2021
    Great experience.overall. I now have a clear understanding on how to take care of my medical condition
    Sep 13, 2021
    Great experience at every appointment
    Jun 29, 2021
    hopefully nobody I know will need a cardiologist but if they do I'd recommend them to Dr. Aras if appropriate.
    Jun 15, 2021
    This was only an initial contact discussing my general health and medical conditions. I was told that I would receive a phone call setting up to date for tests.
    Mar 24, 2021
    Mar 01, 2021
    Excellent two way conversation. Great explanation of diagnosis treatment and prognosis.
    Feb 09, 2021
    Doctor was very respectful and courteous. He was very easy to understand.
    Jan 14, 2021
    My relationship and communication improves with each additional visit.
    Jul 17, 2020
    Dr. Aras explained the RT Heart Cathe results as well as the reason to change blood pressure medication.
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