Gurusher Panjrath




Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Heart Failure and Mechanical Circulatory Program
GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences


Gurusher Panjrath, MD, is a cardiologist and the Director of the Heart Failure and Mechanical Support Program with The GW Medical Faculty Associates. He is also an Associate professor of Medicine at The George Washington School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Dr. Panjrath has spearheaded the development of an advanced and comprehensive heart failure program at The GW Medical Faculty Associates and GW University Hospital.

Dr. Panjrath attended medical school at Kasturba Medical College in India. He completed his internship and residency at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he served as chief resident. He completed fellowship training in Cardiovascular Medicine and Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In addition to his fellowship training, he has undergone research training both at Johns Hopkins University, as well as, Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia.

Dr. Panjrath has been published in peer-reviewed journals and has received several national and international research awards. He also serves as a reviewer for several cardiovascular journals and on editorial boards. Dr. Panjrath is the immediate past chair of the Heart Failure and Transplantation Section of American College of Cardiology and served on multiple committees at American College of Cardiology, Heart Failure Society of America and American Heart Association. He has a keen interest in trainee education and developing educational programs both at local and national levels. He has most recently served as co-editors of Heart Failure self-assessment programs and chaired and directed a heart failure curriculum for primary care providers in Latin America. He has spoken widely at both national and international meetings.

He has particular interest in patients with various forms of heart failure and cardiomyopathies. He evaluates patients for therapies such as Left Ventricular Assist Device and Heart Transplantation for those with advanced disease and also served as director of infiltrative cardiomyopathy program.

Dr. Panjrath has spearheaded the heart failure quality and readmissions program incorporating a multidisciplinary approach including community health workers and digital strategy. He and his colleagues have partnered with mobile health companies to built and deploy novel mobile health apps. He has received funding from external sources including Aetna Foundation to support his work.