Valerian Fernandes Featured Provider
Valerian Fernandes
MUSC Health Ashley River Tower Office

(843) 792-1952

25 Courtenay Drive Charleston, SC 29425

Valerian Fernandes

Dr. Valerian Fernandes received his MBBS degree from St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore in 1989 and his post graduate M.D. (internal medicine) degree from Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) Chandigarh, India in 1992. He received his MRCP degree in 1994 (Member of Royal College of Physicians-UK). In the U.S. he did his internship at St. Luke-Roosevelt Hospital in New York and completed his internal medicine residency at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota in 1997. His cardiology and interventional cardiology fellowship training was done at the Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas from 1997 to 2001. Since his training, he has been on the MUSC faculty as an assistant professor of medicine and as a staff physician and director of the cardiac catheterization laboratories at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center.Dr. Fernandes is board certified in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology. He is level III echocardiography trained and certified and also level II nuclear cardiology trained and certified.Dr. Fernandes’ clinical and research interests include complex coronary interventions, rotational atherectomy, vulnerable plaque evaluation and treatment, acute coronary syndromes, alcohol septal ablation for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, peripheral arterial intervention and Doppler and transesophageal echocardiography. He is the only certified percutaneous mitral valvuloplasty practitioner in the state of South Carolina.Dr. Fernandes has been a principal investigator in several trials and has also co-authored many publications. He is very active in teaching and medical education and has received many teaching awards and nominations. He is a reviewer for medical journals and a fellow of the American College of Cardiology.
Primary Specialty


Practice MUSC Health Ashley River Tower
Gender Male
Certification SC, SC-0T7092, SC-22866, MN, MN-39326, MN-R11389, TX, TX-K8146, SC-BF7626748, SC-FF0227492, SC-2022866, American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine-175453, ACLS, BLS
Payment Options American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Accepting New Patients
Insurances Accepted Aetna (PPO), Managed Choice, Open Choice and Exclusive Choice), Ambetter from Absolute Total Care (Marketplace) , BCBS Blue Essentials (Marketplace), Blue Choice Blue Option (Exchange Plan), Blue Choice MyChoice (Available as individual commercial product), Blue Cross Blue Shield Preferred Blue (PPC), Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Choice HealthCare (Group Health Plan), Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal (FEP), Blue Cross Blue Shield Planned Administrators, Blue Cross Blue Shield State Health Plan for South Carolina, Cigna, Coventry, Employers Health Network/SC Business Coalition on Health, First Health, Great West Healthcare (Part of Cigna now), Humana ChoiceCare PPO (Group Health Plan) , Medcost, Tricare, United HealthCare, AllWell by Absolute Total Care, Clover Health , Absolute Total Care (NEIC), Blue Choice Medicaid, First Choice/Select Health (NEIC), Molina Healthcare , WellCare, Absolute Total Care Healthy Connections Prime Dual Medicare/Medicaid Plan , First Choice VIP Care Plus Healthy Connections Prime Dual Medicare/Medicaid Plan, Molina Healthy Connections Prime Dual Medicare/Medicaid Plan
Degrees Medical Doctor
Office Name MUSC Health Ashley River Tower
Languages English, Hindi
Services Valerian Fernandes provides cardiology services in Charleston, SC. A cardiologist is a physician who is certified to diagnose and treat disorders of the circulatory system and the cardiovascular system — the heart, arteries and veins.

To learn more, or to make an appointment with MUSC Health Ashley River Tower in Charleston, SC, please call (843) 792-1952 for more information.
Additional Services Internist, Surgeon, Doctor
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