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Dr. Anusha Jegatheeswaran

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Dr. Anusha Jegatheeswaran Anusha Jegatheeswaran, MD, PhD is a clinical fellow in pediatric cardiac surgery at the Hospital for Sick Children. She is board certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Cardiac Surgery, and recently completed a fellowship in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Dr. Jegatheeswaran received her MD from McMaster University, completed her surgical residency at the University of Toronto, and undertook her PhD in Clinical Epidemiology within the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. During her training she was part of the Surgeon Scientist Program, and completed the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Clinician Investigator Program. Among her awards, she was the recipient of a Junior Personnel Research Fellowship through the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and also received the American Association of Thoracic Surgery Marc de Leval Fellowship for congenital heart surgeons this year.

Dr. Jegatheeswaran has had a strong interest in clinical research and was the 5th John W. Kirklin/David A. Ashburn Fellow in the CHSS Data Center during the completion of her PhD. Her research interests have focused on studies pertaining to interrupted aortic arch, anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery (AAOCA), and atrioventricular septal defects (AVSD). She is currently actively involved in spearheading several CHSS initiatives related to AAOCA and AVSD.

  1. Jegatheeswaran A, McCrindle BW, Blackstone EH, Jacobs ML, Lofland GK, Austin EH 3rd, Yeh T, Morell V, Jacobs JP, Jonas RA, Cai S, Rajeswaran J, Ricci M, Williams WG, Caldarone CA, DeCampli WM. Persistent risk of subsequent procedures and mortality in patients after interrupted aortic arch repair: a Congenital Heart Surgeons' Society study. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Nov;140(5):1059-75.e2.

  2. Jegatheeswaran A, Pizarro C, Caldarone CA, Cohen MS, Baffa JM, Gremmels DB, Mertens L, Morell VO, Williams WG, Blackstone EH, McCrindle BW, Overman DM. Echocardiographic definition and surgical decision-making in unbalanced atrioventricular septal defect: a Congenital Heart Surgeons' Society multiinstitutional study. Circulation. 2010 Sep 14;122(11 Suppl):S209-15.

  3. Cohen MS, Jegatheeswaran A, Baffa JM, Gremmels DB, Overman DM, Caldarone CA, McCrindle BW, Mertens L. Echocardiographic features defining right dominant unbalanced atrioventricular septal defect: a multi-institutional Congenital Heart Surgeons' Society study. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013 Jul;6(4):508-13. doi: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.112.000189. Epub 2013 Jun 19.

  4. Brothers JA, Gaynor JW, Jacobs JP, Caldarone C, Jegatheeswaran A, Jacobs ML; Anomalous Coronary Artery Working Group. The registry of anomalous aortic origin of the coronary artery of the Congenital Heart Surgeons' Society. Cardiol Young. 2010 Dec;20 Suppl 3:50-8. doi: 10.1017/S1047951110001095.