Dr. Kavitha Chintala

Paediatric Cardiologist
+ Years Experience

Educational Qualifications

  • Graduate at Gandhi Medical College, Osmania University Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India (June 1986- Oct 1991)
  • College at St. Francis Junior College Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India (June 1984- May1986)

Hospital Appointments

  • Chief consultant Pediatric Cardiologist, Apollo health city, Hyderabad (October 2013-present)
  • Consultant Perinatal Cardiologist: Rainbow Hospitals, Vijaymarie Hospital October 2013-2016
  • Consultant Perinatal Cardiologist: Fernandez Hospital March 2010-2015 
  • Chief Consultant Cardiologist: Lotus Children’s Hospital April 2010- June 2012 
  • Attending physician: Cardiology, Children’s Hospital of Michigan 2003 –Aug 2009
  • Consultant, Huron Valley Sinai Hospital 2003 – Aug 2009
  • Consultant, Sinai Grace Hospital 2003 – Aug 2009
  • Consultant, Henry Ford Hospital 2004 –Aug 2009
  • Consultant, St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital, Oakland 2004 – Aug 2009 
  • Consultant, St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital, Mt. Clemens, 2004 – Aug 2009
  • Consultant, Crittenton Medical Center 2004 – Aug 2009
  • Consultant, St. John’s Povidence 2008 – Aug 2009 
  • Chief Pediatric cardiologist, Lotus Children’s Hospital, India Jan 2010- June 2012 
  • Consultant Pediatric cardiologist, Fernandez Perinatology Center Jan 2010-2016


Reports of original work

  1. Antenatal diagnosis of idiopathic arterial calcification with hydrops fetalis. Agrawal G, Chintala K. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2015 Jul;16(7):816. doi: 10.1093/ehjci/jev073. Epub 2015 Apr 6. No abstract available.
  2. Atrial baffle problems following the mustard operation in children and young adults with dextro-transposition of the great arteries: the need for improved clinical detection in the current era. Patel S, Shah D, Chintala K, Karpawich PP. Congenit Heart Dis. 2011 Sep;6(5):466-74. doi: 10.1111/j.1747- 0803.2011.00532.x. Epub 2011 Jun 22.
  3. Postprocedural outcomes of rural children undergoing correction of congenital heart lesions in Yunnan Province, China. Ho TC, Ouyang H, Lu Y, Young AH, Chintala K, Detrano RC. Pediatr Cardiol. 2011 Aug;32(6):811-4. Epub 2011 Apr 11.
  4. Electrocardiographic strain pattern in children with left ventricular hypertrophy: a marker of ventricular dysfunction. Shah N, Chintala K, Aggarwal S. Pediatr Cardiol. 2010 Aug;31(6):800-6. Epub 2010 Apr 27.
  5. Efect of aerosolized PGE1 on ductus arteriosus of neonatal swine. Sood BG, Chintala K, Wykes S, Gurczynski J, Chen X, Rabah R. Prostaglandins Other Lipid Mediat. 2009 Nov;90(1-2):49-54. Epub 2009 Aug 15.
  6. Chintala K, Tian Z, Du W, Donaghue D, Rychik J. Fetal Pulmonary Venous Doppler Patterns in Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome : Relationship to Atrial Septal Restriction. *Heart 2008 Nov;94(11):1446-9. (*one of the premier journals of our discipline)
  7. Chintala K, Epstein ML, Singh TP. Longitudinal Changes in Heart rate-corrected Measures of Exercise Performance in Children. Pediatr Cardiol. 2008 Jan;29(1):60-4.
  8. Chintala K, Forbes TJ, Karpawich PP. Effectiveness of transvenous pacemaker leads placed through intravascular stents in patients with congenital heart disease. Am J Cardiol. 2005 Feb 1;95(3):424-7.
  9. Goncalves LF, Romero R, Espinoza J, Lee W, Treadwell M, Chintala K, Chaiworapongsa T. Four-dimensional ultrasonography of the fetal heart using color Doppler spatiotemporal image correlation. J Ultrasound Med. 2004 Apr;23(4):473-81.( implementation, manuscript writing)
  10. Chintala K, Turner DR, Leaman S*, Rodriguez-Cruz E, Wynne J, Greenbaum A, Forbes TJ. Use of balloon pull-through technique to assist in CardioSEAL device closure of patent foramen ovale. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2003;60:101-106

Case reports

  1. Transcatheter closure of ruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm in a pregnant woman Gaurav Agrawal (MD), Manoj Agarwal (MD, DM), Kavitha Chintala (MD, FACC, FASE) Aggarwal S, Chintala K. Journal of cardiology cases 2015
  2. Hemodynamic Effect of Fetal Supraventricular Tachycardia on the Unaffected Twin. Prenat Diagn. 2009 Mar;29(3):292-3.
  3. Aggarwal S, Chintala K, Humes AR. Sildenafil use in a symptomatic neonate with severe Ebstein's anomaly of the tricuspid valve. Am J Perinatol. 2008 Feb;25(2):125-8. Epub 2007 Dec
  4. Chintala, K, Gurczynski, J, Aggarwal, S. Prenatal Diagnosis of Complete Atrioventricular Septal Defect with Truncus Arteriosus. Prenatal Diagnosis, 2007 Jun;27(6):560-2.
  5.  Turner K 3rd, Ozaki M, Hayes D Jr, Harahsheh A*, Moltz K, Chintala K, Knazik S, Kamat D, Dunnigan D. Index of suspicion. Pediatr Rev. 2006 Jun;27(6):231-7.
  6. Stone D, Frattarelli DA, Karthikeyan S, Johnson YR, Chintala K. Altered Prostaglandin E(1) Dosage During Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in a Newborn with Ductal-dependent Congenital Heart Disease. Pediatr Cardiol. 2006 Jun;27(3):360-363
  7. Chintala K, Bloom DA, Walters HL 3rd, Pettersen MD. Images in cardiology: Pericardial yolk sac tumor presenting as cardiac tamponade in a 21-month-old child. Clin Cardiol. 2004 Jul;27(7):411
  8. Mosieri J, Chintala K, Delius RE, Walters HL 3rd, Hakimi M. Abnormal origin of the right subclavian artery from the right pulmonary artery in a patient with D- transposition of the great vessels and left juxtaposition of the right atrial appendage: an unusual anatomical variant. J Card Surg. 2004 Jan-Feb;19(1):41-4

Review articles:

  1. Reddy SV*, Forbes TJ, Chintala, K. Cardiovascular involvement in Kawasaki Disease. Images Pediatr Cardiol 2005;23:1-19 (Invited)


  • Wayne State University School of Medicine Teaching Award 2007
  • Physician’s Recognition Award, American Medical association (2004-2007)
  • The American Heart Association/ Wyeth-Ayerst Women in Cardiology Travel Grant Award (2002)
  • Finalist, Wolf Zuelzer research award, 2001
  • Certificate of Distinction for outstanding performance in Pathology and Ophthalmology in Medical School.
  • Best Outgoing Student Award in College
  • Best Outgoing Student Award in High School


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