Vivek Allada, MD

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Vivek Allada, MD, is the Medical Director of Outpatient and Community Cardiology, Associate Chief of Cardiology, and Director of Strategic Operations and Senior Medical Director of the Cardiac Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Hospital

Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI


Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA


Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 


Pediatric Cardiology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Board Certification

Pediatric Cardiology – American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Medical Director of Outpatient and Community Cardiology

Associate Chief of Cardiology

Director of Strategic Operations

Senior Medical Director of the Cardiac Center

Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Departments and Services

Selected Publications


Vargas D, Zhou H, Yu X, Diamond S, Yeh J, Allada V, Krishnamurthy G, Price M, Allen B, Alexander J, Schmidhofer J, Kreutzer J, Vincent J, Morell V, Bacha E, Diacovo T: Cangrelor PK / PD Analysis in Post-Operative Neonatal Cardiac Patients at Risk for Thrombosis. Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis 19(1): 202-211, January 2021.


Taylor MD, Allada V, Moritz ML, Nowalk AJ, Sindhi R, Aneja RK, Torok K, Morowitz MJ, Michaels M, Carcillo JA.: Use of C-Reactive Protein and Ferritin Biomarkers in Daily Pediatric Practice. Pediatr Rev 41(4): 172-183, Apr 2020.


Soriano BD, Fleishman CE, Van Hoever AM, Wright B, Printz B, Tacy TA, Allada V, Lai WW, Buddhe S, Srivastava S.: Determinants of Physician, Sonographer, and Laboratory Productivity: Analysis of the Third Survey from the American Society of Echocardiography Committee on Pediatric Echocardiography Laboratory Productivity. J Am Soc Echocardiogr 31(9): 976-982, 09 2018.




Book Chapters


Beerman L, Kreutzer J, Allada V: Cardiology in Atlas of Pediatric Physical Diagnosis, Seventh Edition. Ed. Zitelli BJ, McIntyre S, Nowalk A, Philadelphia PA, Elsevier, (2017).


Drant S, Allada V: Book Chapter; Echocardiography lab productivity in “Echocardiography in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease: From Fetus to Adult”, ed. Lai W, Mertens L, Cohen M, Geva T: Oxford, UK, Wiley-Blackwell, pg 19-30, 2016.

Awards and Honors

2012 - 2018, Best Doctors in America, Woodward/White Inc

2012 - 2018, Top Doctors - Pittsburgh Magazine

2017 – 2018, Frank LeMoyne Society

Leadership and Memberships

1992 – Present, Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP)

1994 – Present, Fellow, American College of Cardiology, fellow (FACC)

2000 – Present, Member, American Society of Echocardiography

2004 – Present, Member, American Academic of Pediatrics, Section on Cardiology & Cardiothoracic Surgery

2010 – Present, Member, Adult Congenital Heart Association

2011 – Present, Member of C-PELP, Committee of Academic Pediatric Echo Lab Directors, ASE

2014 – Present, Member, Pennsylvania Department of Health Newborn Screening and Follow-up Technical Advisory Board

2015 – Present, Chair, subcommittee on Critical Congenital Heart Disease for the Pennsylvania Department of Health Newborn Screening and Follow-up Technical Advisory Board.

2013 – Present, Member, ACC/ACPC Non-Invasive Imaging Quality Metric committee

2013 – 2017, Committee member/Consultant, Optum Health Committee on Management of Patients with Congenital Heart Disease

2018-2020, Pennsylvania Pediatric Health Network (PPHN) (Board Member 2018-Present)