University of Nebraska Medical Center

Poonam Velagapudi, MD, MS, FACC, FSCAI

Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Associate Program Director, Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship
Director, Digital Innovation and Social Media Strategy

Poonam Velagapudi, MD, MS, FACC, FSCAI
Dr. Velagapudi is a structural interventional cardiologist, an assistant professor of medicine, and the associate program director for the cardiology fellowship at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She is also the director of Digital Innovations and Social Media Strategy for the Division of Cardiology and is the chair of the social media workgroup of the Department of Internal Medicine.


  • Medical School: M.B.B.S, Osmania Medical College, India, 1999-2005
  • Internship: Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, India, 2004-2005
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2008-2009

    Residency: Internal Medicine, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2009-2011
  • Residency: Cardiovascular Disease, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, 2013-2016
  • Fellowship: Interventional Cardiovascular, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, 2016-2017
  • Fellowship: Structural Heart Disease, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York, 2017-2018
  • Certifications
    Interventional Cardiology
    Cardiovascular Disease
    Internal Medicine

Dr. Poonam Velagapudi's clinical and research interests include:

  • High risk percutaneous coronary intervention
  • Mechanical circulatory support devices in cardiogenic shock
  • Radial and large bore access
  • Structural heart procedures including TAVR, TMVR, MitraClip, & LAAC
  • Outcomes research in high-risk coronary & structural heart interventions
  • Increasing enrollment of women in clinical trials
  • Cardiology education