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Shabana Shahanavaz, MBBS

  • Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, The Heart Institute
  • Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



I’m a pediatric cardiologist specializing in congenital heart disease and interventional cardiology. I have a passion for helping patients by being involved in multi-center trials and projects. These trials focus on developing interventional cardiology technology and a better understanding of available therapies to benefit patients around the world.

I was inspired to become a pediatric cardiologist by members of my extended family, who were physicians. As director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Cincinnati Children’s, I have clinical expertise in performing complex diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization instead of open-heart surgery or adjunct to surgical procedures.

When I worked in St. Louis, Missouri, I received the Best Doctor award in 2019 and 2020.

My research is focused on catheter-based intervention to treat congenital heart defects, clinical trials in congenital interventional catheterization, and innovations.

I enjoy spending my free time with my family.


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Anatomical Classification and Posttreatment Remodeling Characteristics to Guide Management and Follow-Up of Neonates and Infants With Coronary Artery Fistula: A Multicenter Study From the Coronary Artery Fistula Registry. Gowda, ST; Latson, L; Sivakumar, K; Hiremath, G; Crystal, M; Law, M; Shahanavaz, S; Asnes, J; Veeram Reddy, S; Kobayashi, D; et al. Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions. 2021; 14.

Factors Influencing Reintervention Following Ductal Artery Stent Implantation for Ductal-Dependent Pulmonary Blood Flow: Results From the Congenital Cardiac Research Collaborative. Shahanavaz, S; Qureshi, AM; Petit, CJ; Goldstein, BH; Glatz, AC; Bauser-Heaton, HD; McCracken, CE; Kelleman, MS; Law, MA; Nicholson, GT; et al. Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions. 2021; 14.

Interpreting Quality Improvement When Introducing New Technology: A Collaborative Experience in ASD Device Closures. Yeh, MJ; Shirley, L; Balzer, DT; Boe, BA; El-Said, H; Foerster, S; Gauvreau, K; Gudausky, TM; Hainstock, MR; Maschietto, N; et al. Pediatric Cardiology. 2021.

Data quality methods through remote source data verification auditing: results from the Congenital Cardiac Research Collaborative. Pettus, JA; Pajk, AL; Glatz, AC; Petit, CJ; Goldstein, BH; Qureshi, AM; Nicholson, GT; Meadows, JJ; Zampi, JD; Law, MA; et al. Cardiology in the Young. 2021; 31:1829-1834.

Multicenter Study of Endocarditis After Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve Replacement. McElhinney, DB; Zhang, Y; Aboulhosn, JA; Morray, BH; Biernacka, EK; Qureshi, AM; Torres, AJ; Shahanavaz, S; Goldstein, BH; Cabalka, AK; et al. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2021; 78:575-589.

Total Transcatheter Stage 1: A Word of Caution. Nageotte, S; Shahanavaz, S; Eghtesady, P; Balzer, D. Pediatric Cardiology. 2021; 42:1410-1415.

Emerging solutions for the dilated native right ventricular outflow tract. Shahanavaz, S; Tang, J; Gillespie, MJ; Morgan, GJ. Progress in Pediatric Cardiology. 2021; 61.

Acute and mid-term outcomes of transcatheter pulmonary valve implantation in patients older than 40 years. Aldoss, O; Carr, K; Shahanavaz, S; Balzer, D; Levi, DS; Aboulhosn, J. International journal of cardiology congenital heart disease. 2021; 3.

Comparison of Management Strategies for Neonates With Symptomatic Tetralogy of Fallot. Goldstein, BH; Petit, CJ; Qureshi, AM; McCracken, CE; Kelleman, MS; Nicholson, GT; Law, MA; Meadows, JJ; Zampi, JD; Shahanavaz, S; et al. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2021; 77:1093-1106.

Midterm outcomes of the Potts shunt for pediatric pulmonary hypertension, with comparison to lung transplant. Lancaster, TS; Shahanavaz, S; Balzer, DT; Sweet, SC; Grady, RM; Eghtesady, P. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2021; 161:1139-1148.

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