Shanti Narasimhan, MBBS, FASE

Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Shanti Narasimhan

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-626-2755

Fax 612-626-2467

Mailing Address:
Pediatric Cardiology
Academic Office Building
2450 Riverside Ave S AO-401
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Fellowship Program Director and Faculty Member, Division of Pediatric Cardiology

Care Team Member, Heart Center

Pediatric Cardiologist

Residency in Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, G. Kuppuswamy Naidu Memorial Hospital, Coimbatore, India

Residency in Pediatrics, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY; University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

MBBS, PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Coimbatore, India


Dr. Narasimhan is an Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Cardiology. She received her MBBS from the PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Medical School in India. Dr. Narasimhan completed her internship at Christian Medical College and Hospital in India, a cardiothoracic surgery residency at GKNM Hospital in India and was in general practice in India at CSASS Medical Centre. Dr. Narasimhan completed a residency in Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota. She completed the first two years of her pediatric cardiology fellowship at College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University, New York and returned to the University of Minnesota for the third year of her pediatric cardiology fellowship. Dr. Narasimhan joined the faculty of the University of Minnesota in 2004.

Dr. Narasimhan’s clinical interest is imaging which includes transthoracic echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiography with emphasis on fetal echocardiography and cardiac MRI. Her research interest is designing a prospective study for fetal intervention such as valvar pulmonary stenosis, valvar aortic stenosis, and also to study the evolution of heart disease in utero during 2nd and 3rd trimester. She is working on analyzing the impact of early fetal diagnosis of congenital heart defect and post natal outcomes.

Awards & Recognition

  • Minnesota Monthly “Top Doctors” (2016-2017, 2021)
  • Best Doctors in America® (2007-2010, 2011-2012, 2013)
  • "Community Caregivers award”, Minnesota Physician Magazine (2011)
  • Lillehei Heart Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, Minnesota (2003-2004)
  • The Babies Heart Fund Fellowship Award, New York (2001-2003)



  • Maternal and Fetal Medicine
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Pediatrics


Maternal-Fetal Medicine Center;Pediatric Specialty Care-Explorer Clinic;Pediatric Specialty Care-St. Paul

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatric Cardiology

Clinical Interests

Children with congenital heart disease; Imaging (Fetal, Transthoracic, Transesophegeal) Echocardiogram; Fetal arrhythmia; Fetal diagnosis of congenital heart defect