Aashoo Tandon, MD $$

Pediatric Cardiologist

Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

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Animesh (Aashoo) Tandon, M.D., M.S., is a pediatric cardiologist at Children’s Health℠ who specializes in cardiac imaging and MRI.

Dr. Tandon earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School. He then completed his residency in pediatrics and fellowship in pediatric cardiology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He also earned a Masters in Clinical and Translational Research from the University of Cincinnati and completed advanced cardiac imaging fellowship training at Emory University/Children’s Hospital of Atlanta.

“My mother told me when I was five that I was going to be a pediatrician, and it turns out she was right,” says Dr. Tandon. “I like working with kids because even when they are sick, they are usually energetic. I can still play with them and keep the mood light even when we are talking about serious stuff.”

Dr. Tandon’s current clinical and research interests focus on the use of cardiac MRI to help diagnose and treat congenital heart disease. He also researches the development and use of wearable and other monitoring devices, how to collect and analyze big data through machine learning, and the development of predictive analytics. He strives to use new technologies, such as 3D printing, 3D visualization, virtual reality and augmented reality, to improve care for congenital heart disease.

“When I see a patient in a clinic, I am interacting with that one patient, and that is vitally important,” says Dr. Tandon. “My career goal, though, is to find ways to improve the care of all kids with heart disease through research. One way I want to do that is through investigating new technologies for kids.”

Dr. Tandon currently serves on the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Section of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery Early Career Working Group; the American College of Cardiology Early Career Section Leadership Council; and the American Heart Association Center for Health Technology & Innovation (CHTI) Health Technology Advisory Group (HTAG). He is also an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, with joint appointments in Radiology and Biomedical Engineering, at UT Southwestern.

Education and Training

Medical School
University of Michigan Medical School (2008)
Childrens Hospital Medical Center of Cincinnati (2011), Pediatrics
Emory University/Children's Hospital of Atlanta (2015), Radiology, General
Childrens Hospital Medical Center of Cincinnati (2014), Pediatric Cardiology
Graduate School
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (2014)
Board Certification
American Board of Pediatrics/Pediatric Cardiology
  • Research Interests

    • Big data and predictive analytics in pediatric cardiology/congenital heart disease
    • 3D printing, 3D modeling, 3D visualization, virtual reality, and augmented reality for improved visualization of and pre-interventional planning for congenital heart disease
    • Cardiac MRI for noninvasive tissue characterization
    • Development and validation of new, advanced cardiac MRI techniques for use in pediatric cardiology/congenital heart disease
    • Wearables, biosensors, implantables, and other monitoring devices for use in pediatric cardiology/congenital heart disease
    • Vessel wall health in congenital and acquired heart disease through novel cardiac MRI imaging techniques
    • Imaging of animal models of congenital heart disease
    • Emerging and disruptive technologies in pediatric cardiology/congenital heart disease
  • Publications

    • Rationalising the use of cardiac catheterisation before Glenn completion. James L, Tandon A, Nugent A, Malik S, Ramaciotti C, Greil G, Zabala L, Forbess J, Hussain T Cardiology in the young 2018 Mar 1-6
    • Feasibility of 3D black-blood variable refocusing angle fast spin echo cardiovascular magnetic resonance for visualization of the whole heart and great vessels in congenital heart disease. Henningsson M, Zahr RA, Dyer A, Greil GF, Burkhardt B, Tandon A, Hussain T Journal of cardiovascular magnetic resonance : official journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2018 11 20 1 76
    • Dual-phase whole-heart imaging using image navigation in congenital heart disease. Moyé DM, Hussain T, Botnar RM, Tandon A, Greil GF, Dyer AK, Henningsson M BMC medical imaging 2018 Oct 18 1 36
  • Professional Activities

    • American Academy of Pediatrics (2015), Section on Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery Early Career Working Group Member
    • American Heart Association (2017), Center for Health Technology & Innovation (CHTI) Health Technology Advisory Group (HTAG)
    • American College of Cardiology (2017-2020), Fellow, Early Career Section Leadership Council
    • North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging (2015), Pediatric Research Group Steering Committee Founding Member
    • American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology (2014)
    • American Board of Pediatrics (2011)
    • Wearable Technology in Healthcare (WATCH) Society
    • Society of Pediatric Echocardiography
    • Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
    • American Society of Echocardiography
  • Awards and Honors

    • Texas Monthly Super Doctors, Rising Star (2020)
    • Texas Monthly Super Doctors, Rising Star (2019)
    • Honorable Mention, Poster Competition, Pediatric Research Conference (2015), Inflammation in Pediatric Health: Improving Care Through Innovation and Technology
    • Early Career Investigator Award (2014), American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young (CVDY)
    • Clinical Stipend (2017), International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
    • Early Career Research Award (2016), Children's Clinical Research Advisory Committee
    • Oral presentation for Best Scientific Report (2016), 12th Advanced Symposium on Pediatric Cardiovascular Imaging, Society for Pediatric Radiology, Houston, TX
    • Young Investigator Award (2014), American College of Cardiology
    • CCHMC Clinical and Translational Research Fellowship Award (2013)
    • MD with Distinction in Research 2008, University of Michigan Medical School
    • HHMI-NIH Research Scholars (Cloister) Program (2007)
    • NINDS Intramural Retreat Outstanding Poster Award (2007)
    • W. Oren Boren Scholarship 2005, University of Michigan Medical School
    • Summer Biomedical Research Program 2004, University of Michigan Medical School
    • Joseph Collins Scholarship 2003-2008
    • Pediatric Research Loan Repayment Program Awardee 2016, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
    • Fellow 2015, American College of Cardiology
    • Summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa; Sigma Xi 2003, Washington University, St. Louis
    • Undergraduate Biological Sciences Educational Program (2001), HHMI at Washington University, St. Louis
    • Dean's List 2000-2002, Washington University, St. Louis
    • NIH Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research (2000), NINDS

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