Sandhya Venugopal, M.D., MS-HPEd
- Associate Dean, Continuing Medical Education
- Director, Heart Station/ECG Laboratory
- Co-Director, Cardiovascular Fellowship Training Program
Philosophy of Care
My goal has always been to provide the best standard of care for my patients. I believe that decision-making in health care should be collaboration between the health care team and the patient and family. Communication is key in order to make this collaboration work well.
Sandhya Venugopal is a noninvasive cardiologist and specialist in the use of frontline assessments — the stress test, electrocardiograms and echocardiography — to determine cardiac health.
She is passionate about educating students, residents and fellows in all medical fields about the importance of heart disease prevention and knowing when a cardiac specialist should be added to a patient’s health-care team.
Dr. Venugopal's unique skills and passion lie in imparting optimal medical education to the adult learner. She endeavors to constantly search and continually strive to reshape the role of the clinician educator.
She is a talented lecturer, leader, and respected member of the UC Davis School of Medicine; dedicated to the interrelatedness of teaching, student learning and development, research and scholarship, and applied clinical skills.
For his full details on Dr. Venugopal's leadership role and activities, please visit her executive leadership bio page.
M.D., University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington KY 1995
Internship: Internal Medicine, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland OR 1999-2000
Internship: M.D., Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland OR 1999
Internal Medicine, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland OR 2000-2002
General Medicine, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland OR 2002-2003
Cardiovascular Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago IL 2003-2006
American Board of Echocardiography,
American Board of Internal Medicine,
American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine,
American College of Cardiology
American College of Cardiology - California Chapter
American Heart Association
American Society of Echocardiography
Honors and Awards
Hedwig Van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women, Drexel University, Philadelphia, 2018
Dean's Award for Excellence in Medical Education, 2015
Master of Science: Health Professions Education, MGH/Harvard University, 2014
AAMC Mid-Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar, 2014
Master Clinician Educator, University of California, Davis, 2012
Dean's Excellence Team Award, UC Davis School of Medicine, 2013
AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar, 2009
Fellowship, American College of Cardiology, 2008
Select Recent Publications
Roger A. Edwards, Sandhya Venugopal, Deborah Navedo & Subha Ramani (2017): Addressing needs of diverse stakeholders: Twelve tips for leaders of health professions education programs, Medical Teacher.
Moneer Eddin MD, Sandhya Venugopal MD, Brittany Chatterton MD, Angela Thinda MD, Ezra A Amsterdam MD. Longterm Prognosis of Low Risk Women Presenting to the Emergency Department with Chest Pain. Am J Med April 2017
Ezra A. Amsterdam, Sandhya Venugopal. Utility of simplicity for low risk chest pain patients (editorial). Eur Heart Journal Acute Cardiovascular Care April 21, 2017
Stauber BD, Venugopal S, Amsterdam EA. Treading Lightly:ST elevation in Exercise Electrocardiography Am J Med January 2017 Volume 130, Issue 1, Pages 34–36 http://www.amjmed.com/article/S0002-9343(16)30787-2/fulltext
Ali Alkhulaif, Ian Julie, Joseph Barton, Erin Nagle, Aubrey Yao, Samuel Clarke, Sandhya Venugopal, William Hammontree, Jose Ramirez, Karrin Dunbar, Christain Sebat Maria do Carmo Barros de Melo, Aaron Bair. In Situ Simulation: advantages, challenges and obstacles. Latin Am J Telehealth, 2016; 3 (2): 133-140
Ezra A. Amsterdam, MD, Sandhya Venugopal, MD, Jonathan Bui, MD, Balasingam Thevakumar, MBBS, Angela Thinda, MD, Sabrina Virk, MD, William J. Bommer, MD,Aman Khullar, MD, Gagan Singh, MD. Management of Hypertension: JNC 8 and beyond. Cardiovascular Innovations and Beyond. Vol. 1 No. 4 (2016) 409–416I SSN 2009-8618 DOI 10.15212/CVIA.2016.0030
Evelyn B. Ling, MD, Taylor L. Stayton, MD, Benjamin R. Stripe, MD, Uma Srivatsa MD, Ezra Amsterdam MD, Sandhya Venugopal, MD. Too Fast for Comfort: Tachycardia in Postablation Wolff-Parkinson-White, Am J Med Vol 129, No 11, November 2016, pages e269-e272. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjmed 2016.05.026
Doung T, Malik L, Venugopal, S, Amsterdam EA. Fulminant Not Fatal. Am J Med 2016 July Volume 129, Issue 7, Pages e47–e49
Stauber SM, Teleten A, Li Z, Venugopal S, Amsterdam EA. Prognosis of Low-Risk Young Women Presenting to the Emergency Department With Chest Pain. Am J Cardiol. 2016 Jan 1;117(1):36-9.
Sab S, Dhruva SS, Paulsen J, Sidhu RS, Amsterdam EA, Venugopal S. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow. Am J Med. 2015 Dec;128(12):e7-9.