Anirban Banerjee, MD, is a board-certified attending cardiologist with the Cardiac Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He earned his medical degree at the University of Calcutta in India and completed his training in pediatric cardiology at the University of California, San Francisco.
Dr. Banerjee really enjoys working with children and cites “compassion” as a primary tenet of his philosophy of care. He goes on to say, “this should be supported by three pillars: strong clinical skills, modern medical technology, and excellent medical knowledge.”
His personal knowledge is fed through a deep fascination with the intricacies of the heart. “I find complex anatomy and physiology very stimulating,” he says. “My research is in cardiac function (or squeezing action of the heart) and 3D echocardiography (a form of cardiac ultrasound). I am particularly interested in understanding the twisting action of the heart, known as torsion and in the measurement of principal strain (a new concept that evaluates the function of muscle fibers of the heart).”
In addition to his personal research, Dr. Banerjee is a reviewer for the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, the American Journal of Cardiology, JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, and the International Journal of Cardiology.
Over the next five years, Dr. Banerjee sees artificial intelligence driving dramatic changes to his field. “Many things done by doctors today,” he says, “will also be done by machines.” This includes a larger role in the prediction of heart disease outcomes and cardiac events.
Education and Training
MD - University of Calcutta, India
Compulsory Rotating Internship - N.R.S. Medical College, Kolkata, India
Pediatrics - St. Luke's Hospital, Cleveland, OH
Pediatrics - University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ
Pediatrics - N.R.S. Medical College & University of Calcutta, India
Pediatric Cardiology, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, Cal. and University of California, San Francisco, CA
Titles and Academic Titles
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Departments and Services
D'Souza R, Wang Y, Calderon-Anyosa R, Montero AE, Banerjee MM, Ekhomu O, Matsubara D, Mercer-Rosa, L, Agger P, Sato T, Banerjee A. : Decreased right ventricular longitudinal strain in children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome during staged repair and follow-up: does it have implications in clinically stable patients? The International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging 36: 1667-1677, 2020.
Biko DM, Ramirez-Suarez KI, Barrera CA, Banerjee A, Matsubara D, Kaplan S, Cohn K, Rapp J,: Imaging of Children with COVID-19: Experience from a Tertiary Children's Hospital in the United States. Pediatric Radiology 2020.
Matsubara D, Kauffman HL, Wang Y, Calderon-Anyosa R, Nadaraj S, MD,Elias MD, MD, White TJ, Torowicz DL, Yubbu P, MBBS, Giglia TM, MD, Hogarty AN, Rossano JW, Quartermain MD, Anirban Banerjee A : Echocardiographic Findings in Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) Associated with COVID-19 in the United States. Journal of American College of Cardiology 2020.
Schwartz MC, Banerjee A: Artifact in the Ascending Aorta Produced by an Endotracheal Tube Noted During a Transesophageal Echocardiogram. Am J of Card and Cardiovas Dis. 2019.
Sato T, Calderon R, Klas B, Pedrizzetti G, Banerjee A: Simultaneous Volumetric and Functional Assessment of the Right Ventricle in Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome After Fontan Palliation, Utilizing Three-dimensional Speckle Tracking Echocardiography. Circulation Journal Accepted, 2019 Notes: First paper to be published in the field of principal strain in children.
Hope KD, Wang Y, Banerjee M, Montero AE, Pandian NG, Banerjee A: Left Atrial Mechanics in Children: Insights from New Applications of Strain Imaging. The International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging 35(1): 57-65, Jan 2019.
Yubbu P, Nawaytou HM, Calderon-Anyosa R, Banerjee A. : Diagnostic Value of Myocardial Deformation Pattern in Children with Noncompaction Cardiomyopathy. International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging 34(10): 1529-1539, Oct 2018.
DiLorenzo MP, Elci OU, Wang Y, Banerjee A, Sato T, Ky B, Goldmuntz E, Mercer-Rosa L. : Longitudinal Changes in Right Ventricular Function in Tetralogy of Fallot in the Initial Years after Surgical Repair. Journal of American Society of Echocardiography 31(7): 816-821, July 2018.
Nawaytou HM, Montero AE, MD, Yubbu P, MD, Calderon-Anyosa RJC, Sato T, O'Connor MJ, Miller KD, Ursell PC, Hoffman JIE, Banerjee A. : A Preliminary Study of Left Ventricular Rotational Mechanics in Children with Noncompaction Cardiomyopathy: Do They Influence Ventricular Function? Journal of American Society of Echocardiography 31(8): 951-961, January 2018.
Hope KD, Calderón Anyosa RJC, WangY, MonteroAE, Tomoyuki SatoT, Hanna BD, Banerjee A. : Right atrial mechanics provide useful insight in pediatric pulmonary hypertension. Pulmonary Circulation 8(1): DOI: 10.1177, January 2018 Notes: online only.
Snarr BS, Liu MY, Zuckerberg JC, Falkensammer CB, Nadaraj S, Burstein D, Ho D, MD1, Gardner MA, Butto A, Ewing SG, Pandian NG, Banerjee A. The Parasternal Short-Axis View Improves Diagnostic Accuracy for Inferior Sinus Venosus Type of Atrial Septal Defects by Transthoracic Echocardiography. Journal of American Society of Echocardiography 2017, 30(3):209-215.
Banerjee MM, Ramesh Iyer V, Nandi D, Vetter VL, Banerjee A. Reliability of Left Ventricular Hypertrophy by ECG Criteria in Children with Syncope: Do the Criteria Need to be Revised? Pediatr Cardiol. 2016;37(4):722-727.
Bhatt SM, Giglia TM, Gleason MM, Banerjee A. Pseudoaneurysm of the mitral-aortic intervalvular fibrosa in a healthy child. Journal of Echocardiography. 2017 Mar;15(1):43-45. DOI 2016 10.1007/s12574-016-0304-6
Nawaytou HM, Yubbu P, Montero A, Nandi D, O’Connor MJ, Shaddy RE, Banerjee A. Left Ventricular Rotational Mechanics in Children after Heart Transplantation. Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging. 2016;9:e004848. DOI: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.116.004848.
Di Maria MV, Giuseppe Caracciolo G, Prashker S, Sengupta P, Banerjee A. Left Ventricular Rotational Mechanics Before and After Exercise in Children. Journal of American Society of Echocardiography 2014; 27:1336-1343.
Patel A, Lopez K, Banerjee A, Joseph A , Cao QL, Hijazi ZM: Transcatheter Closure of Atrial Septal Defects in Adults > Forty Years of age: Immediate and Follow-up Results. J. Interv Cardiol. 20: 82-88, 2007.
Pauliks LB, Miller S, Banerjee A: Intracardiac fibroma in nevoid-basal cell carcinoma (Gorlin) syndrome: Tissue characterization by strain rate imaging. Echocardiography 23(1): 79, Jan 2006.
Erenbergh F, Banerjee A: Systolic and diastolic properties of univentricular hearts in children: Insights from physiologic indices that reflect calcium cycling. Pediatric Research 54(6): 885, Dec 2003.
Salaymeh KJ, Banerjee A: Evaluation of arterial stiffness in children with Williams syndrome: Does it play a role in evolving hypertension? Am Heart Journal 142(3): 549, Sept 2001.
Turkistani SZ, Rhodes J, Banerjee A, Pandian NG: Echocardiographic assessment of right ventricular response to exercise. Pediatr Cardiol 22(22): 107, April 2001.
Warner KG, Sheahan MG, Arebi SM, Banerjee A, Deiss-Shrem J, Khabbaz KR: Proper timing of blood cardioplegia in infant lambs: superiority of a multiple dose regimen. Ann Thorac Surg 71(3): 872, March 2001.
Rhodes J, O'Brien S, Patel H, Cao QL, Banerjee A, Hijazi ZM: Palliative balloon pulmonary valvuloplasty in tetralogy of Fallot: Echocardiographic predictors of successful outcome. J Invasive Cardiol 12(9): 448, Sept 2000.
Rhodes J, Banerjee A: Echocardiographic assessment of ventricular systolic function. Pediatric Ultrasound Today 4(9): 79, 1999.
Banerjee A, Bengur AR, Li J, Homans D, Toher C, Bank AJ, Marx GR, Rhodes J, Das GS: Echocardiographic determinants of successful deployment of the Das AngelWings™ atrial septal defect closure device. American Journal of Cardiology 83: 1236-1241, 1999.
Banerjee A: Impaired left ventricular relaxation is an early manifestation of diastolic dysfunction: Can noninvasive indices be of help? Progress in Pediatric Cardiology 10(2), Oct 1999.
Mochizuki Y, Patel AK, Banerjee A, Patel AR, Pandian NG: Intraoperative TEE-correlation of echocardiographic findings and surgical pathology. Cardiol Rev 7(5): 270, Sept-Oct 1999.
Mendelsohn AM, Banerjee A, Schwartz DC, Das GS: Transcatheter atrial septal defect closure with the Das™ AngelWings transcatheter ASD occlusion device: the Cincinnati-Rochester experience. Journal of Interventional Cardiology. 11: 495-500, 1998.
Banerjee A, Mendelsohn AM, Knilans TK, Meyer RA, Schwartz DC: Effect of myocardial hypertrophy on systolic and diastolic function in children: Insights from the force-frequency and relaxation-frequency relationships. J Am Coll Cardiol 32(4): 1088, Oct. 1998.
Abdurrahaman L, Hoit BD, Banerjee A, Khoury PR, Meyer RA: Pulmonary venous Doppler velocities in children. J Am Soc Echocardiogr 11(2): 132, Feb 1998.
Mendelsohn AM, Banerjee A, Meyer RA, Schwartz DC: Balloon valvuloplasty - shedding additional light. Cath Cardiovasc Diag 41, 1997.
Mendelsohn AM, Banerjee A, Donnelly LF, Schwartz DC: Is echocardiography or magnetic resonance imaging superior for precoarctation Cath Cardiovasc Diagn 42(1): 26-30, Sept. 1997.
Schneider DS, Banerjee A, Mendelsohn AM, Norwood WI: Hepatic venous malformation after modified Fontan procedure with partial hepatic vein exclusion. Ann Thorac Surg 63(4): 1179, Apr 1997.
Mendelsohn AM, Banerjee A, Meyer RA, Schwartz DC: Predictors for successful pulmonary balloon valvuloplasty: ten year experience. Cath Cardiovasc Diag 39: 236-243, 1996.
Mendelsohn AM, Banerjee A, Meyer RA, Schwartz DC: Predictors for successful pulmonary balloon valvuloplasty: ten year experience. Cath Cardiovasc Diag 39: 236-243, 1996.
Banerjee A, Kohl T, Silverman NH: Echocardiographic evaluation of congenital mitral valve anomalies in children. Am J Cardiol 76(17): 1284, Dec 1995.
Duerinckx AJ, Wexler L, Banerjee A, Higgins SS, Hardy CE, Helton G, Rhee J, Mahboubi S, Higgins CB: Postoperative evaluation of pulmonary arteries in congenital heart surgery by MR Imaging: Comparison with echocardiography. Am Heart J 128(6): 1139, Dec 1994.
Banerjee A, Roman C, Heymann MA: Bradykinin receptor blockade does not affect oxygen mediated pulmonary vasodilation in fetal lambs. Annual Scientific Session of the Society for Pediatric Research in Baltimore in May, 1992. 36(4): 474, Oct. 1994.
Banerjee A, Brook MM, Klautz RJM, Teitel DF: Nonlinearity of the left ventricular end-systolic wall stress-velocity of fiber shortening relationship in the young pigs: A potential pitfall in its use as a single-beat index of contractility. Journal of American College of Cardiology 23(2): 514, Feb. 1994.
Matsubara D, Satriano A, Pedrizzetti G, Fine NM, White JA, Banerjee A : Novel Three-dimensional Principal Strain Analysis For Global Function Of Right Ventricle After Repair Of Tetralogy Of Fallot. Can It Predict Need For Pulmonary Valve Replacement? Annual Scientific Session of American Heart Association, November 2020. 2020.
Matsubara D, Satriano A, Pedrizzetti G, Fine NM, Banerjee A: Novel Insight into Global Function of Right Ventricle after Repair of Tetralogy of Fallot from Echocardiographic Three-Dimensional Principal Strain Analysis. Annual Scientific Session of American Society of Echocardiography, June 202 2020.
Matsubara D, Sato T, Pedrizzetti G, Banerjee A. : Novel Insights into Function of Single Left Ventricle from Echocardiographic three-dimensional Principal Strain Analysis. Annual Scientific Session of American College of Cardiology/ World Congress, March, 2020, 2020.
Kauffman H, Matsubara, Kevin Whitehead, Quartermain MD, Banerjee A. : Fully Automated "Hands-off" Evaluation Of Left Atrial Volume In Children. Annual Scientific Session of American Heart Association, November 2020 2020.
Kauffman H, Matsubara, Kevin Whitehead, Quartermain MD, Banerjee A. : Fully Automated "Hands-off" Validation Of Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction In Children. Annual Scientific Session of American Heart Association, November 2020 2020.
Kauffman H, Ahrens-Nicklas RC, Calderon-Anyosa RJC, Lin KY, Rossano JW, Quartermain MD, Banerjee A. : Can Echocardiography Identify Genetic Mutations in Children with Noonan Syndrome with Multiple Lentigines? Annual Scientific Session of American Society of Echocardiography, June 2020 2020.
Campbell M, Wang Y, Fuller S, Banerjee A: Three-Dimensional Echocardiography Provides Incremental Information in the Diagnosis of Supravalvar Mitral Ring. Annual Scientific Session of American College of Cardiology/ World Congress, March, 2020, 2020.
Banerjee A, Tsui FR, Marin JJ, Ruiz V, Natarajan S, Szwast AL, Stagg A, Giglia TA.: Can Machine Learning Predict Hospitalization from Sparse Interstage Home Monitoring Data of Single Ventricle Infants? Scientific Session of American Heart Association, 2019, Philadelphia, PA. Poster Presentation November 2019.
Yubbu P, Liu F, Banerjee A: Diastolic Wall Strain as a measure of Myocardial Stiffness in Pediatric Populations. Annual Scientific Session of Korean Society of Echocardiography, Seoul, Korea November 2018.
Sato T, Calderon-Anyosa RJC, Pedrizzetti G, Banerjee A. : Insights into Mechanisms of Decreasing Cardiac Function in Single Right Ventricle from Novel Three-Dimensional Principal Strain Analysis. JASE, Scientific Session of American Society of Echocardiography. Nashville, TN June 2018.
Calderon-Anyosa RJC, Sato T, Klas B, Jolley MA, Banerjee A. : Mitral Valve Apparatus in Children with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Unique Insights from Three-Dimensional Echocardiography. JASE, Scientific Session of American Society of Echocardiography, Nashville, TN June 2018.
Banerjee A. Kawasaki Disease. In Textbook “Pediatric Practice: Cardiology,” Editors Gleason, Rychik, and Shaddy. McGraw Hill Medical, pp 264-270, 2012.
Pandian NG, Evangelista A, Faletra FF, De Castro S, HO SY, Banerjee A, Kimmelstiel C. Echocardiography of Atrial and Ventricular Septal Defects. In Textbook “Cardiovascular Interventions in Clinical Practice,” Editors Haase, Schafers, Sievert and Waksman. Blackwell Publishing Ltd, pp 14-24, 2009.
Banerjee A, Patel HT, Pandian NG. Role of Three-dimensional Echocardiographic Reconstruction in Transcatheter Occlusion of Atrial Septal Defects. In Textbook “Catheter Based Devices: For the Treatment of Non-Coronary Cardiovascular Disease in Adults and Children, Editors Rao and Kern;Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, pp133-141: 2003.
Posters and Presentations
T. Sato T, Agger P, G. Pedrizzetti G, Banerjee A: Three-Dimensional Principal Strain Provides a Novel Insight Into Function Of Single Right Ventricle When Compared To The Left Ventricle. Circulation, Scientific Session of American Heart Association, Chicago, ILPoster Presentation November 2018.
Banerjee A. Invited guest professor at plenary session of the "36th National Congress of Pediatrics", Mexico City, Mexico. Title: The Sports Physical: The Cardiac Angle. July 2018
Awards and Honors
2000, 2005, Oliver Smith Award for excellence in patient care awarded by Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA
1997, Mead Johnson Excellence in Teaching Award, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
1994, "Fellow" of American College of Cardiology
1987-1988, Annual "Best Resident Award" by New Jersey Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics, US
1979, University Gold Medal in Pharmacology for standing first among students of 5 medical Schools, University of Calcutta, India
1974, National Scholarship for academic excellence awarded by the Government of India
Editorial and Academic Positions
2018-present, Reviewer, International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
2016-present, Peer Reviewer, JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging
2011-present, Peer-Reviewer, International Journal of Cardiology
2005-present, Peer-Reviewer, Echocardiography
2000-present, Peer Reviewer, Journal of American Society of Echocardiography
1998-present, Peer-Reviewer, American Journal of Cardiology
Academic and Institutional Committees
2020-present, Consultant for research project in Malaysia. Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University Putra Malaysia
2018-present, Pediatric Resident Selection Committee
Leadership and Memberships
Memberships in Professional Organizations
2012-present, Thrasher Foundation, Grant Reviewer
2005-present, FDA Orphan Products Development, Reviewer
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