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Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, The Heart Institute

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Board Certified

My Biography & Research

Clinical Interests

Passion and clinical expertise in performing complex diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization in lieu of open heart surgery or as an adjunct to surgical procedures

Research Interests

Research focused on catheter-based intervention for treatment of congenital heart defects, clinical trials in congenital interventional catheterization, and innovations

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Heart, Catheterization and Intervention

Research Divisions


My Locations

My Education

MBBS: Kasturba Medical College, Karnataka, India, 2002.

Residency: Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY, 2007.

Fellowship: Cardiology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 2010.

Fellowship: 4th year Advanced Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, Manhattan, NY, 2011.

My Publications

Alterra Adaptive Prestent and SAPIEN 3 THV for Congenital Pulmonic Valve Dysfunction: An Early Feasibility Study. Shahanavaz, S; Balzer, D; Babaliaros, V; Kim, D; Dimas, V; Veeram Reddy, SR; Leipsic, J; Blanke, P; Shirali, G; Parthiban, A; et al. JACC-Cardiovascular Interventions. 2020; 13:2510-2524.

Amplatzer Piccolo Occluder clinical trial for percutaneous closure of the patent ductus arteriosus in patients ≥700 grams. Sathanandam, SK; Gutfinger, D; O'Brien, L; Forbes, TJ; Gillespie, MJ; Berman, DP; Armstrong, AK; Shahanavaz, S; Jones, TK; Morray, BH; et al. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions. 2020; 96:1266-1276.

Acute and medium term results of balloon expandable stent placement in the transverse arch—a multicenter pediatric interventional cardiology early career society study. Shahanavaz, S; Aldoss, O; Carr, K; Gordon, B; Seckeler, MD; Hiremath, G; Seaman, C; Zablah, J; Morgan, G. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions. 2020; 96:1277-1286.

Outcomes After Transcatheter Reintervention for Dysfunction of a Previously Implanted Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve. Shahanavaz, S; Berger, F; Jones, TK; Kreutzer, J; Vincent, JA; Eicken, A; Bergersen, L; Rome, JJ; Zahn, E; Sondergaard, L; et al. JACC-Cardiovascular Interventions. 2020; 13:1529-1540.

Longitudinal Improvements in Radiation Exposure in Cardiac Catheterization for Congenital Heart Disease: A Prospective Multicenter C3PO-QI Study. Quinn, BP; Cevallos, P; Armstrong, A; Balzer, D; El-said, H; Foerster, S; Glatz, AC; Goodman, A; Goldstein, B; Hainstock, M; et al. Circulation-Cardiovascular Interventions. 2020; 13.

Results of the fuel trial. Goldberg, DJ; Zak, V; Goldstein, BH; Schumacher, KR; Rhodes, J; Penny, DJ; Petit, CJ; Ginde, S; Menon, SC; Kim, S; et al. Circulation. 2020; 141:641-651.

Adverse Events, Radiation Exposure, and Reinterventions Following Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve Replacement. Goldstein, BH; Bergersen, L; Armstrong, AK; Boe, BA; El-Said, H; Porras, D; Shahanavaz, S; Leahy, RA; Kreutzer, J; Zampi, JD; et al. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2020; 75:363-376.

Surgical Versus Percutaneous Closure of PDA in Preterm Infants: Procedural Charges and Outcomes. Kim, HS; Schechter, MA; Manning, PB; Eghtesady, P; Balzer, DT; Shahanavaz, S; Rockefeller, TA; Abarbanell, AM. Journal of Surgical Research. 2019; 243:41-46.

Relationship Between Time to Left Atrial Decompression and Outcomes in Patients Receiving Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Support: A Multicenter Pediatric Interventional Cardiology Early-Career Society Study*. Zampi, JD; Alghanem, F; Yu, S; Callahan, R; Curzon, CL; Delaney, JW; Gray, RG; Herbert, CE; Leahy, RA; Lowery, R; et al. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2019; 20:728-736.

Comprehensive comparative outcomes in children with congenital heart disease: The rationale for the Congenital Catheterization Research Collaborative. Petit, CJ; Qureshi, AM; Glatz, AC; McCracken, CE; Kelleman, M; Nicholson, GT; Meadows, JJ; Shahanavaz, S; Zampi, JD; Law, MA; et al. Congenital Heart Disease. 2019; 14:341-349.