Dr. Sanjeev Aggarwal has joined Southfield’s Beaumont Health as chief of cardiovascular surgery for the Beaumont Medical Group. He also will be the physician chief of the Heart and Vascular Clinical Care Program for Beaumont and will serve as the health system’s inaugural clinical innovation officer.
Aggarwal has been nationally recognized for his work in advanced heart failure, including ventricular assist devices as well as transcatheter valve therapies. His clinical areas of interest include minimally invasive and percutaneous valve repair and replacement, mechanical circulatory support, aortic surgery, and re-operative procedures.
In his role as chief innovation officer, Aggarwal will lead systemwide initiatives around data analytics and population health and collaborate with researchers at the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine in Rochester.
Prior to joining Beaumont, Aggarwal served as director of mechanical circulatory support and cardiac transportation and co-director of the extracorporeal membrane oxygenation program at Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City, Mo. Under Aggarwal’s leadership, Saint Luke’s initiated the region’s first accredited left ventricular assist device program for destination therapy.
Aggarwal had faculty appointment in the Department of Surgery at the University of Missouri, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and the University of Louisville Hospital. He completed his residency in general surgery at New York University Medical Center.
Aggarwal earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania, majoring in biology and minoring in chemistry and economics. He earned his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Aggarwal attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor for his cardiothoracic surgical training, where he was also the recipient of a research training grant from the National Institutes of Health. He completed an advanced cardiac surgical fellowship in transplantation, ventricular assist devices, and minimally invasive surgery at Columbia University-New York Presbyterian hospital in New York City. He also earned a Master of Business Administration with certification in data science and business analytics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Beaumont Health is the largest health care system in Michigan.