Anirban Banerjee, MD

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Anirban Banerjee, MD, is an attending cardiologist with the Cardiac Center and Fetal Heart Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Hospital

Phone: 215-590-4040


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

Medical School

University of Calcutta, India


St. Luke's Hospital, Cleveland, OH


Pediatrics - University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ


Pediatric Cardiology, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, Cal. and University of California, San Francisco, CA

Board Certification

American Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics/Pediatric Cardiology

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Cardiologist

Departments and Services




Hope KD, Calderón Anyosa RJC, Wang Y, Montero AE, Tomoyuki Sato T, Hanna BD, Banerjee A. Right atrial mechanics provide useful insight in pediatric pulmonary hypertension. Pulmonary Circulation 2018; 8(1) 1–10. DOI: 10.1177/2045893218754852.

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 2018. DOI: 10.1016/j.echo.2018.02.013.

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 2018, 31(8):951–961 DOI: 10.1016/j.echo.2018.02.015

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 2018. DOI: 10.1007/s10554-018-1367-4

Hope KD, Wang Y, Banerjee M, Montero AE, Pandian NG, Banerjee A. Left Atrial Mechanics in Children: Insights from New Applications of Strain Imaging. International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging July, 2018 (in press), DOI: 10.1007/s10554-018-1429-7


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.



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.

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions


Journal of Pediatrics
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
American Journal of Cardiology