Sujethra Vasu, M.B.B.S.Wake Forest Baptist Health

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4.5 out of 5

73 Ratings

Sujethra Vasu, M.B.B.S.

Assistant Professor,

Clinical Interests

Cardiac Computed Tomography (CT), Cardiac Imaging, Cardiovascular MRI, Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiology (clinical), Echocardiography

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Education & Training

  • M.D., Madras University Thanjavur Medical College-India, 2001
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, Univ Hosp At Stony Brook, 2004
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Univ Hosp At Stony Brook, 2006
  • Fellowship, Stony Brook School of Medicine, 2009
  • Fellowship, National Institues of Health, 2011

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine


  • Soc Of Magnetic Resonance Imag
  • Am Heart Association

NPI Number

  • 1285889832
Sujethra Vasu, M.B.B.S.

Doctor Rating

4.5 out of 5

73 Ratings

Sujethra Vasu, M.B.B.S.

Assistant Professor, Cardiology

Contact Information

Request An Appointment

Academic: 336-716-7015 | Department: 336-716-7015

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Recent Publications

Shen H, Stacey B, Zhao D, Upadhya B, Vasu S, Pu M. Is atrial fibrillation important for low gradient severe aortic stenosis with preserved ejection fraction [abstract]. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016;67(13 Suppl):2231.

Andersen MM, Kritchevsky SB, Morgan TM, Hire DG, Vasu S, Brinkley TE, Kitzman DW, Hamilton CA, Soots S, Hundley WG. Increased cardiovascular stiffness and impaired age-related functional status. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2015;70(5):545-553.

Milks MW, Upadhya B, Hall ME, Vasu S, Hundley WG, Stacey RB. Right ventricular stress-induced perfusion defects and late gadolinium enhancement in coronary artery disease. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2015;39(2):185-188.

Kitzman DW, Upadhya B, Vasu S. What the dead can teach the living: systemic nature of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction [editorial]. Circulation. 2015;131(6):522-524.

Vasu S, Morgan TM, Kitzman DW, Bertoni A, Stacey RB, Hamilton C, Chiles C, Thohan V, Hundley WG. Abnormal stress-related measures of arterial stiffness in middle-aged and elderly men and women with impaired fasting glucose at risk for a first episode of symptomatic heart failure. J Am Heart Assoc. 2015;4(1):e000991.

Chotenimitkhun R, D'Agostino R Jr, Lawrence JA, Hamilton CA, Jordan JH, Vasu S, Lash TL, Yeboah J, Herrington DM, Hundley WG. Chronic statin administration may attenuate early anthracycline-associated declines in left ventricular ejection function. Can J Cardiol. 2015;31(3):302-307.

Liu CY, Chen D, Bluemke DA, Wu CO, Teixido-Tura G, Chugh A, Vasu S, Lima JA, Hundley WG. Evolution of aortic wall thickness and stiffness with atherosclerosis: long-term follow up from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Hypertension. 2015;65(5):1015-1019.

Vasu S, Little WC, Morgan TM, Stacey RB, Ntim WO, Hamilton C, Thohan V, Chiles C, Hundley WG. Mechanism of decreased sensitivity of dobutamine associated left ventricular wall motion analyses for appreciating inducible ischemia in older adults. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2015;17(1):26.

Jordan JH, Vasu S, Morgan T, D'Agostino R, Melendez GC, Hall M, Hamilton C, Arai A, Liu S, Liu C-Y, Lima J, Bluemke D, Hundley W. Myocardial extracellular volume is elevated in cancer survivors treated with anthracycline-based chemotherapy compared to cancer-free peers and newly diagnosed and untreated cancer patients: a single-center observational study of the. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015;65(10 Suppl):A1081.

Cheng JW, Vasu S, Cheng P, Upadhya B, Stacey B, Pu M. Do real-time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiographic images actually reflect what we directly visualize? [abstract]. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2015;28(6):B114.

Gilbert ON, Bradford N, Vasu S, Upadhya B, Pu M. Calculation of left ventricular stroke volume by Doppler echocardiography: is one method better than the other? [abstract]. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015;65(10 Suppl):A1322.

Jordan JH, Haag JC, Morgan TM, Vasu S, Stacey B, Hamilton C, Robinson K, Kitzman D, Thohan V, Hundley WG. Small, short-duration, dobutamine-induced perfusion defects are not associated with adverse prognosis in intermediate-risk individuals receiving cardiovascular magnetic resonance stress imaging. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2014;38(3):427-433.

Jordan JH, D'Agostino RB Jr, Hamilton CA, Vasu S, Hall ME, Kitzman DW, Thohan V, Lawrence JA, Ellis LR, Lash TL, Hundley WG. Longitudinal assessment of concurrent changes in left ventricular ejection fraction and left ventricular myocardial tissue characteristics after administration of cardiotoxic chemotherapies using T1-weighted and T2-weighted cardiovascular magnetic. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2014;7(6):872-879.

Vera T, Morgan TM, Jordan JH, Whitlock MC, Vasu S, Hamilton CA, Kitzman D, Little WC, Hundley WG. Pulse wave velocity during dobutamine stress is an independent predictor of MACE in asymptomatic high risk middle aged and elderly men [abstract]. Circulation. 2014;130(Suppl 2):A20316.

Chen MY, Bandettini WP, Shanbhag SM, Vasu S, Booker OJ, Leung SW, Wilson JR, Kellman P, Hsu LY, Lederman RJ, Arai AE. Concordance and diagnostic accuracy of vasodilator stress cardiac MRI and 320-detector row coronary CTA. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2014;30(1):109-119.

Vasu S, Lovato JF, Terry JG, Taylor HA, Fox E, Correa A, Yeboah J, Hundley WG, Carr JJ. Obesity increases aortic stiffness in African-Americans: the Jackson Heart Study [abstract]. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013;61(10 Suppl 12):E1069.

Vasu S, Hundley WG. Understanding cardiovascular injury after treatment for cancer: an overview of current uses and future directions of cardiovascular magnetic resonance. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2013;15():66.

Vasu S, Bandettini WP, Hsu LY, Kellman P, Leung S, Mancini C, Shanbhag SM, Wilson J, Booker OJ, Arai AE. Regadenoson and adenosine are equivalent vasodilators and are superior than dipyridamole--a study of first pass quantitative perfusion cardiovascular magnetic resonance. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2013;15():85.

Jordan JH, Morgan TM, Ellis LR, Lawrence J, Hall ME, Castellino SM, Hamilton CA, Torti FM, Vasu S, D'Agostino RB, Hundley WG. Pathologic atrophy of the left ventricular myocardium early after receipt of anthracycline-based chemotherapy [abstract]. Circulation. 2013;128(22 Suppl):A17537.

Vasu S, Morgan TM, Kitzman DW, Hamilton CA, Chiles C, Soots S, Thohan V, Hundley WG. Abnormal stress induced changes in arterial stiffness in middle aged men and women with impaired fasting glucose at risk of their first episode of symptomatic heart failure [abstract]. Circulation. 2013;128(22 Suppl):A18679.

Chotenimitkhun R, D'Agostino RB Jr, Lawrence JA, Hamilton CA, Jordan J, Vasu S, Lash TL, Hundley W. Preservation of left ventricular ejection fraction with statins during receipt of anthracycline based chemotherapy [abstract]. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012;59(13 Suppl):E986.

Little WC, Vasu S. Heart failure: not just the heart but also the lungs [editorial]. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2012;5(6):689-690.

Bandettini WP, Kellman P, Mancini C, Booker OJ, Vasu S, Leung SW, Wilson JR, Shanbhag SM, Chen MY, Arai AE. MultiContrast Delayed Enhancement (MCODE) improves detection of subendocardial myocardial infarction by late gadolinium enhancement cardiovascular magnetic resonance: a clinical validation study. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2012;14():83.

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Assistant Professor, Cardiology

Clinical Interests

Cardiac Computed Tomography (CT), Cardiac Imaging, Cardiovascular MRI, Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiology (clinical), Echocardiography
Sujethra Vasu, M.B.B.S.

Sujethra Vasu, M.B.B.S.

Assistant Professor, Cardiology

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4.5 out of 5

Sujethra Vasu, M.B.B.S.73 Ratings


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*Dr. Vasu is exceptionally concerned, informative, concise, responsive, top notch in every way!


*Ms. Vasu does an excellent job. She is professional, courteous and caring. I appreciate her.


Impressed - first visit with this dr. after having *Dr. Wells as dr. for many years.


Wait time out weighed visit time a great deal. A lot of duplication.


I may be only 18, but I am at the top of my class and college-bound (definitely not stupid). She didn't listen to anything I said; she spoke AT me instead of WITH me in the most condescending manner. Never followed up, no medication refills, no information or directions on where to go for tests, no test results, NOTHING! Would NOT go back, would NOT recommend this office to anyone. The office and nursing staff are the ONLY good parts!


Again - pleased and satisfied.




Doctor understood my problems & concerns.



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