Preetha Kandaswamy, M.D., is a pediatrician at Children’s Health℠. She specializes in caring for kids as they grow, providing well-checks to help them stay healthy, immunizations, sports physicals and care when kids aren’t feeling well.
She earned her medical degree at JSS Medical College in Mysore, India. Dr. Kandaswamy holds a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center. She completed her residency training in pediatrics at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.
Being a pediatrician is so rewarding because you see your patients grow right before your eyes into healthy, happy young adults and possibly even get to treat their kids one day.
“Pediatrics has always been my passion,” says Dr. Kandaswamy. “Being a pediatrician is so rewarding because you see your patients grow right before your eyes into healthy, happy young adults and possibly even get to treat their kids one day.”
Dr. Kandaswamy has researched cardiothoracic topics such as vaping injuries in teens and the safety of radiofrequency ablation in treating patients with heart defects. She is passionate about following the latest evidence-based medicine in her practice. She also partners with parents and guardians to improve their child’s health and well-being.
Dr. Kandaswamy enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, practicing yoga, cooking different cuisines and traveling.
Education and Training
- Medical School
- J.S.S. Medical College (2001)
- Texas Tech University Health Science Center (2021)
- Wilkerson H, Maniam G, Dean RE, Goldfinger M, Kandaswamy P, Bell T. Vape-associated lung injury in an adolescent. The Southwest Respiratory and Critical Care Chronicles 2020;8(35):51–54
- Deepika Kaushal, MD; Preetha Kandaswamy, MD; Shagufa Ali, MS3; Fatima Ahmad, MS3; Mubariz Naqvi, MD (2020); Potter Syndrome due to Bilateral Renal Agenesis - Submitted to the Panhandle Health Journal
- Bewaji T, MD, MPH; Kandaswamy P, MD; Maniam G, BA, MBA; Bhaskaran S, MD; Zaid-Kaylani S, MD, (2020), Management of refractory immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) relapse and suspected Evans syndrome - Submitted to the AAPE conference
- Kandaswamy P, Lunsford A, Contreras, M. (2019), A Typical Case of Mayer Rokitansky Küster Hauser Syndrome Type II. Submitted at: Pediatric Endocrine Society of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas, Southlake, TX
- Sridevi Pitta, Preetha Kandaswamy, Arvind Venkateshwaran (2017). Incidence of Refractory Radial Artery Spasm Associated with Transradial Cardiovascular Procedures - Submitted and accepted at SCAI from University of Texas Health Science Center Tyler, Texas.
- Sridevi Pitta, Preetha Kandaswamy, Arvind Venkateshwaran (2016). Early efficacy and complications of Radiofrequency Ablation - Results from Vein Practice in a rural academic teaching hospital- Submitted and accepted at ISET from University of Texas Health Science Center Tyler, Texas.
- Sridevi Pitta, Preetha Kandaswamy, Arvind Venkateshwaran (2016). Continuous Quality Improvements For Improving Operational Efficiency: Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation Therapy - Submitted and accepted at CRT from University of Texas Health Science Center Tyler, Texas.
- Preetha Kandaswamy. Exposure Assessment in E-Waste Recyclers (2013). Published in: E- Magazine of UTSPH; Dallas, TX.
Awards and Honors
- Chief resident, TTUHSC Pediatric Residency
- Honored to be one of 39 students out of 250, in M.B.B.S, to pass the final exams and graduate. Passed all medical school and USMLE exams in the first attempt.
- GPA of 4.0 in MPH.
- Shining Star Award for Best Demonstration of New Service Monitoring at the Health Fair held at University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, for poster presentation on Radiofrequency Ablation.
- Dr. Oswald Regueira Award for outgoing resident who has outstanding commitment and compassion for patients and colleagues