Shanti Narasimhan

Professor, Fellowship Program Director, Division of Pediatric Cardiology
Faculty, Department of Pediatrics
Care Team Member, Heart Center


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.

Clinical Summary

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


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

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology,
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Residency in Pediatrics,
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology,
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
New York, New York, United States
Residency in Cardio-Thoracic Surgery,
G. Kuppuswamy Naidu Memorial Hospital
Coimbatore, India

Licensures and Certifications

Pediatric Cardiology, American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

Honors and Recognition

Best Doctors in America®
Minnesota Monthly “Top Doctors”, Minnesota Monthly Magazine



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