Education and Training
MD - University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Medicine), Memphis, TN
Titles and Academic Titles
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania
Departments and Services
Vaikunth SS, Lui GK: Heart failure with reduced and preserved ejection fraction in adult congenital heart disease Heart Fail Rev 25(4): 569-581, Jul 2020.
Vaikunth SS, Bykhovsky M, Romfh A, Haeffele CL, Rogers IS, Dong E, Scribner C, Lui GK: 40 year-old male with tricuspid atresia status/post Fontan with severe COVID-19 pneumonia and pneumothorax. JACC Case Rep 3(2): 187-191, Feb 2021.
Posters and Presentations
Vaikunth SS, Leonard MB, Whitehead KK, Goldberg DJ, Rychik J, Zemel BS, Avitabile CM: Deficits in the Functional Muscle-Bone Unit in Youths with Fontan Physiology. J Pediatr, Jun 2021.
Sganga D, Hollander SA, Vaikunth SS, Haeffele C, Bensen R, Navaratnam M, McDonald N, Profita E, Meada K, Concepcion W, Bernstein D, Chen S: Comparison of Combined Heart-Liver versus Heart-only Transplantation in Pediatric and Young Adult Fontan Patients. J Heart Lung Transplant 40(4): 298-306, Apr 2021.
Vaikunth SS, Higgins JP, Concepcion W, Haeffele CL, Wright GE, Chen S, Lui GK, Daugherty T: Does liver biopsy accurately measure fibrosis in Fontan associated liver disease? A comparison of liver biopsy pre-combined heart and liver transplant and liver explant post-transplant. Clin Transplant 34(12): e14120, Dec 2020.
Vaikunth SS, Concepcion W, Daugherty T, Fowler M, Lutchman G, Maeda K, Rosenthal DN, Teuteberg J, Woo YJ, Lui GK: Short-term outcomes of en bloc combined heart and liver transplantation in the failing Fontan. Clin Transplant. Clin Transplant 33(6): e13540, Jun 2019.
Vaikunth SS, Bauser-Heaton H, Lui GK, Wise-Faberowski L, Chan FP, Asija R, Hanley FL, McElhinney DB: Repair of Untreated Older Patients with Tetralogy of Fallot with Major Aortopulmonary Collaterals. Ann Thorac Surg 107(4): 1218-1224, Apr 2019.
Cardarelli M, Vaikunth SS, Mills K, DiSessa T, Molloy FJ, Sauter L, Bowtell K, Rivera R, Shin AY, Novick WM: Cost-Effectiveness of Humanitarian Pediatric Cardiac Surgery in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. JAMA Netw Open 1(7): e184707, Nov 2018.
Vaikunth SS, Williams RG, Uzunyan MY, Tun H, Barton C, Chang PM: Shortterm outcomes following implementation of a dedicated young adult congenital heart disease transition program. Congenit Heart Dis 13(1): 85-91, Jan 2018.
Vaikunth SS, Sepulveda JAS, Shinbane JS, Chang PM: Isolated Double Chambered Right Ventricle in an Adult Imaged with Magnetic Resonance. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg 7(6): 758-760, Nov 2016.
Leadership and Memberships
2018-present, American College of Cardiology (Member)
2012-present, American Heart Association, Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young (Member)
2012-present, American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on International Child Health and Section on Internal Medicine-Pediatrics (Member)
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