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Bhavani Balaravi, MD, FACC

Bhavani Balaravi, MD

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"Because every patient is different, I believe that individualized care is key. I take the time to answer my patients’ questions and concerns and provide reassurance so that they leave our practice knowing they are in good hands. It is also important to me that I work in partnership with each patient. We are a team, and I hope to have their cooperation and commitment so we can work together toward their good health."

WakeMed Heart & Vascular Physicians
200 Ashville Avenue, Suite 10
Cary, NC 27518
Appointments: 919-350-2580

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As a non-invasive cardiologist, Dr. Bhavani Balaravi specializes in cardiac imaging, including echocardiograms, CT scans of the heart, nuclear stress tests, cardiac MRIs and cardiac imaging. Most commonly, she treats patients who are experiencing chest pain, heart failure, atrial fibrillation and myocardial infarction. Dr. Balaravi is also a strong advocate for patient education and preventive care. She works hard to teach her patients about maintaining heart health, through methods such as medication, exercise and diet.

From a young age, Dr. Balaravi knew she wanted to become a doctor. Her uncle was a physician, which originally piqued her interest in the field of medicine. Additionally, she explained, “I always wanted to provide service, and I feel that being a doctor is the best service you can provide.”

As a female cardiologist, Dr. Balaravi has many female patients who appreciate her ability to listen and empathize, as well as her commitment to taking as much time as needed to answer their questions and address their concerns.

“I believe in quality of care, not quantity, and I strive to put my patients at ease,” she said. “I give them the information they need to understand their disease and treatment options. This tends to decrease anxiety and build reassurance. Only then can my patients start to take care of themselves and their hearts.”

Dr. Balaravi lives in Cary with her husband. She enjoys staying active through activities such as tennis, riding bikes and working out at the gym. She and her husband also like to travel.


  • Fellowship: St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Centers, New York Medical College (Cardiology)
  • Residency: Hospital of St. Raphael at the Yale University School of Medicine (Internal Medicine)
  • Medical Degree: St. George’s University, Grenada, Wis.
  • Diplomat, American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Disease
  • Diplomat, American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine
  • Board Certified, Nuclear Cardiology
Professional Memberships
  • American College of Cardiology
  • Society of Cardiovascular Computer Tomography
  • Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance

Video: Healthy Hearts for Women

Unfortunately, women and heart disease often go hand in hand.  With stressful lives, we often forget to take time for ourselves. Knowing the warning signs and symptoms of heart disease, as well as effective methods for preventing disease, are important steps we can take to care for ourselves and our families.  Our expert cardiologist, Dr. Balaravi, shares valuable information on heart disease awareness, prevention, nutrition techniques for maintaining a healthy heart, as well as the latest techniques for managing heart disease in the video below.