Dr. Chelliah is a board certified cardiologist with over 35 years of experience, He received his MD from the Christian Medical College Vellore and completed his residency in New York. He opened The Heart Institute of North Dakota in 1999 and does outreach in a number of rural hospitals. Dr. Chelliah enjoys reading research on cardiology and nutrition, and is passionate about the health benefits of a vegan diet. He hosts a vegan lunch at noon on Saturdays at his clinic that is open to the public.