Rajasekhar Nekkanti, MD

Rajasekhar Nekkanti

Associate Professor of Medicine
Program Director, Cardiology Fellowship Program
Director, Continuing Medical Education-Cardiovascular series
East Carolina Heart Institute
The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

Director, Echocardiography Laboratories
East Carolina Heart Institute at Vidant Medical Center

115 Heart Drive, ECHI Room 2227
Greenville, NC 27834
252-744-4176 (O)
252-561-9096 (P)


  • Cardiovascular Disease

Board Certification

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • American College of Nutrition
  • American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Echocardiography
  • International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology


  • Medical School: University of Health Sciences, 1992
  • Internship: University of Health Sciences, 1993
  • Residency: St. Vincent's Catholic Medical Centers of New York, 1997
  • Fellowship: St. Vincent's Catholic Medical Centers of New York, 2000; University of Alabama Birmingham, 2002


Matchett, M., Sears, S. F. , Hazelton, G., Kirian, K., Wilson, E., & Nekkanti, R., (2009). The implantable cardioverter defibrillator: its history, current psychological impact and future. Expert Review of Medical Devices, 6 (1), 43-50.

Shammas, R. L., Khan, N. U. , Nekkanti, R., & Movahed, A. (2007). Diastolic Heart Failure and Left Ventricular Diastolic Dysfunction: What We Know and What We Don't Know. International Journal of Cardiology (115), 284-289.


East Carolina Heart Institute

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