Rajakrishnan Vijayakrishnan, M.D.

Rajakrishnan Vijayakrishnan, M.D.

Rajakrishnan Vijayakrishnan

Rajakrishnan Vijayakrishnan, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
UofL Physicians Outpatient Center
401 East Chestnut Street, Ste. 310
Louisville, KY 40202

502-852-7959 - Academic Office
502-588-4600 - Patient Appointments

Clinical Expertise
Cardiovascular Medicine; Heart Failure; Transplant Cardiology


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine -
    Internal Medicine

Education and Training

  • Medical School: University of Kerala, India
  • Residency: St. Vincent Hospital
  • Fellowship: Geisinger Medical Center (Cardiovascular Medicine); University of Utah (Heart Failure/Transplant)


Featured Publications

  • Vijayakrishnan R, Ramasubramanian A, Dhand S. Utility of Head CT Scan for Acute Inpatient Delirium. Hosp Top. 2015 Jan-Mar;93(1):9-12. doi: 10.1080/00185868.2015.1012928. PubMed PMID: 25839350.
  • Vijayakrishnan R, Steinhubl SR, Ng K, Sun J, Byrd RJ, Daar Z, Williams BA, deFilippi C, Ebadollahi S, Stewart WF. Prevalence of heart failure signs and symptoms in a large primary care population identified through the use of text and data mining of the electronic health record. J Card Fail. 2014 Jul;20(7):459-64. doi: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2014.03.008. Epub 2014 Apr 4. PubMed PMID: 24709663; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4083004.
  • Vijayakrishnan R, Kalyatanda G, Srinivasan I, Abraham GM. Compliance with the Adult Treatment Panel III guidelines for hyperlipidemia in a resident-run ambulatory clinic: a retrospective data analysis. J Clin Lipidol. 2013 Jan-Feb;7(1):43-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jacl.2012.06.004. Epub 2012 Jun 28. PubMed PMID: 23351582.
  • Vijayakrishnan R, Rapose A. Fatal Enterococcus durans aortic valve endocarditis: a case report and review of the literature. BMJ Case Rep. 2012 Jun 8;2012. pii: bcr0220125855. doi: 10.1136/bcr-02-2012-5855. Review. PubMed PMID: 22684831; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4542972.
  • Vijayakrishnan R, Ariyarajah V, Apiyasawat S, Spodick DH. Usefulness of diastolic time measured on electrocardiogram to improve sensitivity and specificity of exercise tolerance tests. Am J Cardiol. 2012 Jan 15;109(2):174-9. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2011.08.031. Epub 2011 Oct 12. PubMed PMID: 21996145.
  • Hosseinnezhad A, Vijayakrishnan R, Farmer MJ. Acute renal failure, thrombocytopenia, and elevated liver enzymes after concurrent abuse of alcohol and cocaine. Clin Pract. 2011 May 16;1(2):e35. doi: 10.4081/cp.2011.e35. eCollection 2011 May 16. PubMed PMID: 24765297; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3981253.
  • Vijayakrishnan R, Dani S, Ramasubramanian A, Nair R, Samaha TM. Resistant thrombocytopenia in an HIV and hepatitis C patient: treatment response with novel agent eltrombopag. Clin Pract. 2011 Mar 29;1(1):e5. doi: 10.4081/cp.2011.e5. eCollection 2011 Mar 29. PubMed PMID: 24765278; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3981206.
  • Vijayakrishnan R, Shields CL, Ramasubramanian A, Emrich J, Rosenwasser R, Shields JA. Irradiation toxic effects during intra-arterial chemotherapy for retinoblastoma: should we be concerned? Arch Ophthalmol. 2010 Nov;128(11):1427-31. doi: 10.1001/archophthalmol.2010.258. PubMed PMID: 21060044.
  • Kumar M, Vijayakrishnan R, Subba Rao G. In silico structure-based design of a novel class of potent and selective small peptide inhibitor of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Dihydrofolate reductase, a potential target for anti-TB drug discovery. Mol Divers. 2010 Aug;14(3):595-604. doi: 10.1007/s11030-009-9172-6. Epub 2009 Aug 21. PubMed PMID: 19697148.
  • Vijayakrishnan R, Adhikari D, Anand CP. Recurrent tense pneumoperitoneum due to air influx via abdominal wall stoma of a PEG tube. World J Radiol. 2010 Jul 28;2(7):280-2. doi: 10.4329/wjr.v2.i7.280. PubMed PMID: 21160668; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2998856.