Shobha S. Natarajan, MD

Shobha S. Natarajan, MD, is an attending cardiologist and co-director of the Hypertension and Vascular Evaluation (HAVE) Program at CHOP.

Areas of Expertise: Vascular function, Fetal cardiology
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA

    Internship

    Pediatrics - University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

    Residency

    Pediatrics - University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

    Fellowship

    Pediatric Cardiology - University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
    Non-invasive Imaging/Research Fellow in Pediatric Cardiology - University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

    Board Certification

    Pediatrics
    Pediatric Cardiology

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Cardiologist

    Co-director, Hypertension and Vascular Evaluation (HAVE) Program

    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Centers and Programs
  • Publications

    Books

    Chapters

    2012

    Natarajan S, Rogers L, Weinberg P. Vascular anomalies. In:  Allen HD, Driscoll DJ, Shaddy RE, Feltes TF. Moss and Adams heart disease in infants, children, and adolescents: including the fetus and young adult. 8th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins; in press.

    Wellen S, Glatz A, Natarajan S. Acyanotic shunt lesions. In: Gleason M, Shaddy R, Rychik, editors. Pediatric practice cardiology. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2012

    Natarajan S. Malalignment of conal septum with aortic arch obstruction. In: Rychik J, Tian Z, editors. Fetal cardiovascular imaging. Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders; 2012.

    Natarajan S. Congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries. In: Rychik J, Tian Z, editors. Fetal cardiovascular imaging. Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders; 2012.

    2010

    Szwast A, Natarajan S, Rychik, J. Fetal echocardiography. In: Eidem BW, Cetta F, O'Leary PW, editors. Echocardiography in pediatric and adult congenital heart disease. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2010.

    Abstracts

    2011

    Cnota JF, Allen KR, Colan S, Covitz W, Graham EM, Hehir DA, et al. Superior cavopulmonary anastomosis timing and outcomes in infants with single ventricle [abstract]. American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2011; 2011 Nov 3-7; Los Angeles, CA.

    Kaza AK, Colan SD, Jaggers J, Lu M, Atz AM, Sleeper LA, et al. Surgical interventions for atrioventricular septal defect subtypes: The Pediatric Heart Network Experience [abstract]. Forty-seventh Annual Meeting of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons; 2011 Jan 31-Feb 2; San Diego, CA.

    2010

    Caboot JB, Jawad AF, Bowdre CY, Arens R, Hanna B, Natarajan S, et al. The six-minute walk test in children with sickle cell disease [abstract]. American Thoracic Society Annual Scientific Sessions 2010; 2010 May 14-19; New Orleans, LA. 

    Papers

    2014

    DeMauro S, D’Agostino J, Bann C, Bernbaum J, Gerdes M, Bell E, Carlo W, D’Angio C, Das A, Higgins R, Hintz S, Laptook A, Natarajan G, Nelin L, Poindexter B, Sanchez P, Shankaran S, Stoll B, Truog W, Van Meurs K, Vohr B, Walsh M, Kirpalani H. Developmental outcomes of very preterm infants with tracheostomies. J Pediatr. 2014. [Epub ahead of print] Read the abstract.

    2012

    Rychik J, Zeng S, Bebbington M, Szwast A, Quartermain M, Natarajan S, et al.  Speckle-tracking derived myocardial tissue deformation imaging in twin-twin transfusion syndrome: differences in strain and strain rate between donor and recipient twins. Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy In press.

    2011

    Kaza AK, Colan SD, Jaggers J, Lu M, Atz AM, Sleeper LA, et al. Surgical interventions for atrioventricular septal defect subtypes: the pediatric heart network experience. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Oct;92(4):1468-75; discussion 1475. Epub 2011 Aug 26. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21872212. Read the abstract

    2010

    Rychik J, Szwast A, Natarajan S, Quartermain M, Donaghue DD, Combs J, et al. Perinatal and early surgical outcome for the fetus with hypoplastic left heart syndrome: a five-year single institutional experience. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Oct;36(4):465-70. Cited in PubMed; PMID 0499409. Read the abstract

    2009

    Natarajan S, Heiss C, Yeghiazarians Y, Fineman JR, Teitel DF, Tacy TA. Peripheral arterial function in infants and young children with one-ventricle physiology and hypoxemia. Am J Cardiol. 2009 Mar 15;103(6):862-6. Cited in PubMed; PMID 19268746. Read the abstract

    Kutty S, Whitehead KK, Natarajan S, Harris MA, Wernovsky G, Fogel MA. Qualitative echocardiographic assessment of aortic valve regurgitation with quantitative cardiac magnetic resonance: a comparative study. Pediatr Cardiol. 2009 Oct;30(7):971-7. Epub 2009 Jul 28. Cited in PubMed; PMID 19636486. Read the abstract 

    2008

    Heiss C, Sievers RE, Amabile N, Momma TY, Chen Q, Natarajan S,et al.  In vivo measurement of flow-mediated vasodilation in living rats using high-resolution ultrasound. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2008 Feb;294(2):H1086-93. Epub 2007 Nov 30. Cited in PubMed; PMID 18055528. Read the article

    2007

    Anagnostopoulos P, Azakie A, Alphanso N, Natarajan S, Brook MM, Karl T. Pulmonary valve cusp augmentation with autologous pericardium may improve early outcome for Tetralogy of Fallot. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 133(3): 640-7, Mar 2007. Cited in PubMed; PMID 17320558. Read the abstract

    Posters and Presentations

    2012

    Natarajan S. Insights into right ventricular function in the fetus with hypoplastic left heart syndrome [presentation]. Cardiology 2012: 16th Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease, The Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; 2010 Feb 22-26;  Orlando, FL.

    Natarajan S. Anatomy, pathophysiology and management in the fetus: hypoplastic left heart syndrome [presentation]. Cardiology 2012: 16th Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease, The Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; 2010 Feb 22-26; Orlando, FL.

    Natarajan S. Assessment of arterial structure/function and its role in cardiovascular disease [presentation]. Cardiology 2012: 16th Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease, The Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; 2010 Feb 22-26; Orlando, FL.
     

    2011

    Natarajan S. Back to basics: echo [presentation].  American Society of Extracorporeal Technology, Pediatric Perfusion; 2011; Philadelphia, PA.

    2010

    Natarajan S. Assessment of peripheral vascular function in the pediatric patient [presentation]. Cardiology 2010: 13th Annual Update on Pediatric Cardiovascular Disease, The Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; 2010 Feb 10-14; Lake Buena Vista, FL. 


    Natarajan S. Cardiac tumors [presentation]. Cardiology 2010: 13th Annual Update on Pediatric Cardiovascular Disease, The Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; 2010 Feb 10-14; Lake Buena Vista, FL.

    Natarajan S. Pulmonary hypertension: role of imaging in management and outcomes [presentation]. New York Pediatric Echocardiography Society 2010 Conference-Co-Sponsored by the American Society of Echocardiography, NYU School of Medicine; 2010 Dec 5; New York, NY.

    2009

    Natarajan S, Szwast A, Tian Z, McCann M, Soffer D, Rychik J. Ventricular mechanics in fetuses with a hypoplastic left ventricle and single right ventricular physiology [poster presentation]. American Society of Echocardiography Scientific Sessions; 2009 Jun 6-10; National Harbor, MD.

    2007

    Natarajan S. State of the art in pediatric electrophysiology [presentation]. CME Lecture Series, JSS Medical College; 2007;  Mysore, India.

    Natarajan S. Advances in pediatric heart failure [presentation]. CME Lecture Series, JSS Medical College; 2007; Mysore, India.

    Natarajan S. What can echo show and not show? [presentation]. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Heart and Mind: Parent/Family Education Day; 2007; Philadelphia, PA.
     

     

  • Editorial and Academic Positions

    Editorial positions

    Reviewer

    2008-present, American Journal of Cardiology
    2008-present, Pediatric Cardiology
    2010-present, Journal of Pediatrics

    Academic and institutional committees

    2011-present Committee Member, Infant Single Ventricle Monitoring Program, Cardiac Center
    2011-present, Director, The Vascular Lab of the Pediatric Echocardiography Laboratory, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    2010-present, Member, Echo Lab Subcommittee on 3D echocardiography
    2009-Present, Leader, Echocardiography Laboratory Quality Assurance Subcommittee
    2009-present, Team Member, Cardiac Center Nutrition Quality Improvement Project, The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia
    2008-present, Interviewer, Cardiology Fellowship Selection Committee, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia