Department of Pediatrics
Madhusudan Ganigara is a pediatric-trained cardiologist who specializes in caring for children with congenital and acquired heart disease. His major clinical interests focus on non-invasive cardiac imaging, including assessment of heart defects by echocardiography, magnetic resonance imaging, and cardiac CT. His research interests include the effect of COVID-19 infection on children, the role of multimodality imaging in improving outcomes, 3-D printing, and the emerging role of artificial intelligence in medicine, specifically in medical imaging. He is currently a member of the advanced cardiac imaging team at the Chicagoland Children’s Health Alliance.
His research has been published in Pediatrics, Cardiology in the Young, Nature Reviews Rheumatology, Cell Reports Medicine, Current Opinion in Pediatrics, Progress in Pediatric Cardiology, and Annals of Pediatric Cardiology.
Ganigara holds an MBBS from the Vijayanagara Institute of Medical Sciences in India. He completed residencies in pediatrics at Topiwala National Medical College, Mumbai, and later at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. He also completed fellowships in pediatric cardiology at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead in Sydney, Australia, and the Cohen Children’s Medical Center at Hofstra/Northwell in New York. Most recently, he completed an advanced cardiac imaging fellowship at Children’s Health Medical Center in Dallas, where he was exposed to a broad range of pediatric and adult congenital heart disease pathology.