Shobha S Natarajan, MD

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Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics (Cardiology)
Attending Cardiologist, Echocardiography Laboratory including TEE and CICU teams, The Cardiac Center, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Attending Cardiologist, Inpatient Cardiac Care Unit, The Cardiac Center, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Attending Cardiologist, The Fetal Heart Program, The Cardiac Center, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Attending Cardiologist, The Infant Single Ventricle Monitoring Program, The Cardiac Center, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Co-Director, The Hypertension Clinic, A Joint Clinical Program between the Cardiac Center and the Division of Nephrology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Director, The Vascular Lab for Assessment of Cardiovascular Risk, The Cardiac Center, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Echocardiography Attending, The Coronary Artery Management Program (CAMP), The Cardiac Center, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Director of Quality Improvement, The Cardiac Center, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Attending Cardiologist, CICU Consult Service, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Co-Director, The Preventive Cardiovascular Program, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Division of Cardiology
34th Street & Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-2200
Fax: 215-590-4620
Education:
BA (History)
Haverford College, 1990.
Post-Bacc (Pre-Medical)
Bryn Mawr College, 1994.
MD
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 1999.
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Selected Publications

Hill G, Hahn E, Block J, Chaves A, Cumbermack K, Lipinski J, Natarajan S, Parra D, Robinson J, Soriano B, Walsh M, Seo J, Frommelt P : Identifying Factors that Influence Pediatric Echo Lab Image Quality: Development and Validation of a New Assessment Tool. American Society of Echocardiography Scientific Sessions, Portland, OR June 2024 Notes: Poster.

Balasubramanian S, Yu S, Behera SK, Bhat AH, Camarda JA, Choueiter NF, Jone P, Lopez L, Natarajan SS, Parra DA, Parthiban A, Sachdeva R, Srivastava S, Tierney ESS: Consensus‐Based Development of a Pediatric Echocardiography Complexity Score: Design, Rationale, and Results of a Quality Improvement Collaborative. Journal of the American Heart Association 5(15): e3476, February 2024.

Pickard SS, Armstrong AK, Balasubramanian S, Buddhe S, Crum K, Kong G, Lang SM, Lee MV, Lopez L, Natarajan SS, Norris MD, Parra DA, Parthiban A, Powell AJ, Priromprintr B, Rogers LS, Sachdeva S, Shah SS, Smith CA, Stern KWD, Xiang Y, Young LT, Sachdeva R: Appropriateness of cardiovascular computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging in patients with conotruncal defects. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 17(3): 211-219, June 2023.

Helen Stanley MD, Meryl Cohen MD MSEd, Shobha Natarajan MD, Brian White MD PhD: Multi-Modality Imaging in Pre-Surgical Evaluation of Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection: Practice Variability and Diagnostic Error. American Society of Echocardiography Scientific Sessions June 2023.

Stagg A, Giglia TM, Gardner MM, Shustak RJ, Natarajan SS, Hehir DA, Szwast AL, Rome JJ, Ravishankar C, Preminger TJ: Feasibility of Digital Stethoscopes in Telecardiology Visits for Interstage Monitoring in Infants with Palliated Congenital Heart Disease. Pediatric Cardiology 44(8): 1702-1709, June 2023.

Jones AL, Campbell MJ, Abernathy B, Neubert S, Hager A, Collier H, Ramsey EZ, Simon A, Schachtner S, Natarajan S.: Improvement in Palivizumab Administration Prior to Discharge for Hospitalized Infants with Hemodynamically Significant Congenital Heart Disease: A Quality Improvement Initiative. Pediatr Cardiol. Page: doi: 10.1007, May 2023 Notes: epub.

Shustak RJ, Faerber JA, Stagg A, Hehir DA, Natarajan SS, Preminger TJ, Szwast A, Rome JJ, Giglia TM, Ravishankar C, Mercer-Rosa L, Gardner MM: Association of Home Monitoring and Unanticipated Interstage Readmissions in Infants With Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. Journal of the American Heart Association 12(8): e025686, April 2023.

Stagg A, Giglia TM, Gardner MM, Offit BF, Fuller KM, Natarajan SS, Hehir DA, Szwast AL, Rome JJ, Ravishankar C, Laskin BL, Preminger TJ: Initial Experience with Telemedicine for Interstage Monitoring in Infants with Palliated Congenital Heart Disease. Pediatr Cardiol 44(1): 196-203, Jan 2023.

Natarajan SS, Chaszczewski K, Ansah D, Balasubramanian S, Beattie M, Bhat, AH, Brewer C, Campbell MJ, Carney M, Churchill TL, Dhanantwari P, Jone P, Kong G, Kwon EN, Lipinski J, Madan N, Nelson J, Olsen R, Parthiban A, Prospero C, Rajagopal H, Sachdeva R, Sanandajifar H, Sanchez Mejia A, Srivastava S, Stern K, Taylor C, Tierney S, Cohen MS: Rationale and Design of the First Multi-center Pediatric Echocardiography Quality Improvement Collaborative: Decreasing Pre-operative Imaging Discrepancies in Patients prior Congenital Heart Defect Surgery. The American Society of Echocardiography Scientific Sessions, Seattle, WA June 2022 Notes: Poster.

Shustak RJ, Berger JH, Ragland L, Olson R, Dorfman AT, Julie Brothers JA, Natarajan SS: Improving Cardiovascular Risk Factor Screening in an Outpatient Cardiology Clinic. The Pediatric Academic Societies 2022 Meeting, Denver, CO Apr 2022 Notes: Poster.

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