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

General Pediatrics
Pediatric Cardiology

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Cardiologist

Departments and Services

Selected Publications


Taylor MD, Allada V, Carcillo JA: CRP and Ferritin use in Pediatric Practice 2018 (pending submission) Review Article


Fleishman C, Banka P, Sachdeva R, Fogel M, Ferguson ME, Allada V, Drant S: ACC/ACPC Comprehensive Pediatric Echocardiographic Examination, 2017



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