Laxmana M Godishala, MD, FACP, FASH, FNLA, FSVM

Internist, Clinical Lipidologist, Clinical Hypertension Specialist, Vascular Medicine Specialist
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Specialties and Services

Languages I Speak

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Telugu

Hospital Privileges

  • Fairview Ridges Hospital
  • Fairview Southdale Hospital
  • University of Minnesota Medical Center

Care Philosophy

I believe in patient-centered, cost-effective, evidence-based medical care. An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.

Care and Clinical Interests

  • Artery and vein care
  • Cardiovascular prevention
  • Cardiovascular risk prevention
  • Clinical hypertension
  • Clinical lipidology
  • Lipid management
  • Vascular diseases

Education, Training and Certifications

Medical Schools

  • Kakatiya Medical College, Warangal, India


  • Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), Diplomate
  • American Board of Vascular Medicine (ABVM), Diplomate
  • American Board of Clinical Lipidology (ABCL), Diplomate

Skill Certifications

  • Clinical Hypertension Specialist (board-certified by ASH Specialists program)
  • Certification in Travel Health (CTH) board-certified by International Society of Travel Medicine

Recognition and Leadership


  • Best Doctors in America 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011
  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor" (2012, 2018, 2019)
  • Superdoctors of America, 2012
  • Fellow, Society for Vascular Medicine
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians
  • Fellow, American Society of Hypertension
  • Fellow, National Lipid Association