258 South Chickasaw Trail, Suite 203, Orlando 32825
Interventional Cardiologist, Advent Health Medical Group
Rajesh Tota-Maharaj joined Advent Health Medical Group in August 2018 as the group’s first cardiologist in the East Orlando area after moving from Miami. He brings a wealth of clinical and research experience in general and interventional cardiology to the Central Florida region.
Dr. Tota-Maharaj completed medical school training at the University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago before moving to Baltimore, Maryland. He finished his internal medicine residency at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center as the most outstanding resident in 2011-2012. It was during this time that his passion for cardiovascular research flourished at the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for Preventive Cardiology. He then completed his general cardiology fellowship at Danbury Hospital, Connecticut, before moving back to Baltimore for interventional cardiology fellowship at the prestigious Johns Hopkins Hospital.
His research has been published in some of the world’s top medical and cardiovascular journals, including the European Heart Journal, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the American Journal of Cardiology and Mayo Clinic Proceedings. He has authored a book on Obesity and the Cardio-Metabolic Syndrome and maintains an active research affiliation with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. His work has been presented at numerous national conferences including the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and American College of Physicians. He is currently an associate faculty at the Advent Health East Orlando Family Medicine Residency Program and continues to serve on the editorial board of and as reviewer for several cardiovascular journals.
Dr. Tota-Maharaj’s meticulous attention to clinical detail and outstanding bedside manner are the hallmarks of his medical practice. On an average day, Dr. Tota-Maharaj treats the entire spectrum of cardiac disease, from preventive cardiology in his office to performing emergency cardiac catheterizations on critically ill hospitalized patients with heart attacks. While there is great personal satisfaction from performing these life-saving procedures, Dr. Tota-Maharaj remains even more energized and focused on the early identification and prevention of cardiovascular disease in his office practice.
His vision for the new Advent Health Medical Group’s cardiology practice in East Orlando is to provide personalized, compassionate and efficient cardiac care with the whole patient in mind. His personal mantra for treating his patients paraphrases Maya Angelou’s famous words, “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”