Sumekala Nadaraj, MBBS, FAAP

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Sumekala Nadaraj, MBBS, FAAP, is an attending cardiologist in the Cardiac Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia with special interests in fetal echocardiography and pediatric cardiology.

Areas of Expertise: Epidemiology, Fetal echocardiography, Pediatric Cardiology
Locations: Specialty Care, Princeton at Plainsboro

Phone: 215-590-4040

Education and Training

Medical School

MBBS - Coimbatore Medical College and Hospital, Coimbatore, India


St. Vincent's Catholic Medical Center, Staten Island, NY


Pediatrics - St. Vincent's Catholic Medical Center, Staten Island, NY


Pediatric Cardiology - Schneider Children's Hospital, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, New Hyde Park, NY

Board Certification

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

Graduate Degree

MPH in Public Health, Epidemiology and Quantitative Methods - New Jersey School of Public Health, Piscataway, NJ

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Cardiologist

Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services




Daisuke Matsubara et al: Echocardiographic Findings in Pediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome with COIVID-19 in the United States. Journal of American College of Cardiology 76(17): 1947-1961, October 2020.


S. Merchant, S. Nadaraj, K. Ojaama: Macrophage Migration Inhibitory factor in Pediatric Patients Undergoing Surgery for Congenital Heart  Repair. Molecular Medicine 14((3-4)): 124-130, 2008.

P. Dhanatwari; S.Nadaraj; K. Ojaama: Macrophage Migration Inhibitory factor induces  cardiomyocyte apoptosis. Biochemical and Biophsical Research Communications 37(2), 2008.

Awards and Honors

2000, Most Outstanding Pediatric Intern for 1999-2000, Department of Pediatrics Saint Vincents Catholic Medical Centers of New York Staten Island

Leadership and Memberships

2006-present, American Society of Echocardiography
2002-present, American College of Cardiology