PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, India
G. Kuppuswamy Naidu Memorial Hospital, India (Cardio-Thoracic Surgery); University of Minnesota (Pediatrics)
Columbia University, New York, NY (Pediatric Cardiology); University of Minnesota (Pediatric Cardiology)
Dr. Sivanandam is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Cardiology. She received her M.B.B.S. from the PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Medical School in India. Dr. Sivanandam completed her internship at Christian Medical College and Hospital in India, a cardiothoracic surgery residency at GKNM Hospital in India and was in general practice in India at CSASS Medical Centre. Dr. Sivanandam completed a residency in Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota. She completed the first two years of her pediatric cardiology fellowship at College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University, New York and returned to the University of Minnesota for the third year of her pediatric cardiology fellowship. Dr. Sivanandam joined the faculty of the University of Minnesota in 2004.
Dr. Sivanandam’s clinical interest is imaging which includes transthoracic echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiography with emphasis on fetal echocardiography and cardiac MRI. Her research interest is designing a prospective study for fetal intervention such as valvar pulmonary stenosis, valvar aortic stenosis and also to study the evolution of heart disease in utero during 2nd and 3rd trimester. She is working on analyzing the impact of early fetal diagnosis of congenital heart defect and post natal outcomes.
Awards & Recognition
- Best Doctors in America® (2007-2010, 2011-2012, 2013)
- 2001-2003 The Babies Heart Fund Fellowship Award, New York
- 2003-2004 Lillehei Lillehei Heart Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, Minnesota
- 2008 Fellow, American College of Cardiology
- 2010 Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics 2010 Member
- Midwest Society of Pediatric Research (MWSPR)
- 2011 "Community Caregivers award”, Minnesota Physician Magazine
- Maternal and Fetal Medicine
- Pediatric Cardiology
Maternal-Fetal Medicine Center;Pediatric Specialty Care-Explorer Clinic;Pediatric Specialty Care-St.
Pediatrics; Pediatric Cardiology
Children with congenital heart disease; Imaging (Fetal, Transthoracic, Transesophegeal) Echocardiogram; Fetal arrhythmia; Fetal diagnosis of congenital heart defect