Mahazarin Ginwalla, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Medical Director of Mechanical
Circulatory Support
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
University Hospitals of Cleveland
Case Western Reserve School of Medicine
11100 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA


Dr. Ginwalla is currently an Assistant Professor and Medical Director of Mechanical Circulatory Support at the University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Ginwalla obtained her M.B.B.S. degree from Lokmanya Tilak Medical College in Mumbai, India. She completed her Masters in Medical Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She subsequently completed her Internal Medicine residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, and Cardiovascular diseases fellowship at Case Western Reserve University/Metrohealth Medical Center. Following this, she completed her Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation fellowship at Stanford University Medical Center in Palo Alto, California.

Research Interest

Her research interests include: The field of advanced heart failure, mechanical circulatory support, and cardiac transplantation. She is currently involved in research on left ventricular assist device thrombosis and myocardial recovery post left ventricular assist device implantation. Her other varied research interests include sickle cell cardiomyopathy, reducing rehospitalizations in heart failure patients, and the management of pulmonary hypertension prior to cardiac transplantation.

Scientific Activities


• American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM): Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
• American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM): Cardiovascular Disease
• American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM): Internal Medicine
• Advanced Life Support
• Basic Life Support


• American College of Cardiology
• American Heart Association
• Heart Failure Society of America
• International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation
• Indian Medical Association
• Member of Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Connect Clinical Endpoints Committee (CEC)


1. Al-Kindi SG, El-Amm C, Ginwalla M, Hoit BD, Park SJ, Oliveira GH. Heart transplant outcomes in patients with left ventricular non-compaction cardiomyopathy. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2014; S1053-2498(14)01438-7. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2014.11.005
2. Ginwalla M, Pando M, Khush K. Pregnancy-related human leukocyte antigen sensitization leading to cardiac allograft vasculopathy and graft failure in a heart transplant recipient. Transplantatation Proceedings. 2013; 45(2): 800-802. doi: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2012.10.038.
3. Lang J, Kaikobad M, Wallace M, et al. Pilot trial of interleukin-2 and zoledronic acid to augment γδ T cells as treatment for patients with refractory renal cell carcinoma. Cancer Immunol Immunotherapy. 2011; 60(10): 1447-1460. doi: 10.1007/s00262-011-1049-8
4. Ginwalla M, Pillai D, Gandhi S. Use of Intra-aortic balloon counter pulsation during emergent cesarean section in a pregnant patient with myocardial infarction. Journal of Invasive Cardiology. 2010 ; 22(6): E104-E106.
5. Ginwalla M, Battula S, Dunn J, Lewis W. Termination of Electrocution-Induced Ventricular Fibrillation by an Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology. 2009; 33(4): 510-512. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8159.2009.02607.x
6. Ginwalla M, Biblo L, Paydak H. Torsades de Pointes following intravenous haloperidol administration in a patient with complete heart block. Wisconsin Medical Journal. 2009; 108(1): 48-50.
7. Kaikobad M, Cheng YC, Choi H, Teves D. Primary mediastinal embryonal carcinoma masquerading as chronic pancreatitis. Wisconsin Medical Journal. 2007; 106(4): 225-228.
8. Kaikobad M, Teves D. A Cancer with a Twist. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2006; 21(s4).
9. Malkovsky M, Wallace M, McNeel DG, et al. Towards therapeutic stimulations of γδ T cells. Haematologica Reports. 2006; 2(3): 29-31.