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Dr. Satish Raj, MD MSCI FRCPC

Pronouns: he/his/him



Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Cardiac Sciences

Director of Education

Libin Cardiovascular Institute

Section Chief

Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Cardiac Sciences | Cardiology

Medical Director

Calgary Autonomic Investigation and Management Clinic

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Phone number

Office: 4032106152


Office: HRICGAC70
Autonomic Research Lab: TRWGE83

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Research Studies: autonomic.research@ucalgary.ca 


Educational Background

B.S. Biology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst, 1991

Doctor of Medicine Medicine, Queen's University, 1993

M.S.C.I. Clinical Investigation, Vanderbilt University, 2004


Satish R Raj MD MSCI is a Heart Rhythm Cardiologist. After completing his Internal Medicine and Cardiology training at Queen’s University, he completed his training in Cardiac Electrophysiology at the University of Calgary. He then spent 12 years working at the Vanderbilt Autonomic Dysfunction Center in Nashville, TN.

He has now moved back to the University of Calgary in Canada and he has founded the Calgary Autonomic Investigation & Management Clinic.  He is currently Professor of Cardiac Science at the Libin Cardiovascular Institute and the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine.

His primary research interests relate to understanding and better treating postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS), vasovagal syncope, orthostatic hypotension, and long-COVID syndrome. He is also looking at repurposing drugs in novel ways to treat vasovagal syncope and orthostatic hypotension.

Dr. Raj is a Past-President of the American Autonomic Society.

Dr. Raj also serves as a Medical Advisor to many POTS patient groups, including POTS UK, and Dysautonomia International.


  • Physician of the Year, Dysautonomia International. 2014
  • Speaker of the Year Award, POTS UK International. 2015
  • Great Supervisor Award, Department of Graduate Studies, University of Calgary. 2019