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Pranava Sinha, MD

The Center for Heart, Lung and Kidney Disease

Cardiac Surgery

Heart Failure Program

Specialties: Congenital Heart Disease and Anomalies

National Provider Identifier1649427816

Pranava Sinha, MD, joined Children’s National Heart Institute at Children’s National Medical Center in September 2008. He joined the Children’s National Heart Institute team as a fellow in pediatric and congenital cardiac surgery in June 2007. He received his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from Grant Medical College, University of Mumbai, India. After his cardiothoracic residency there he further trained in the specialty at St. Thomas’s Hospital in London, UK, and at Boston Medical Center and Boston University. He achieved numerous awards during his training, both in India as well as the UK and Boston. He obtained the gold medal in cardiothoracic surgery for first position in the National Board of Examinations in India in 2003. He achieved multiple distinctions during his medical school training in India. In the research arena, Dr. Sinha has undertaken clinical research studies which have led both to abstract presentations as well as publications. His report to the Congenital Heart Surgeons Society in November 2009 regarding the use of cryopreserved femoral vein homografts was the first report of clinical application of the femoral vein in congenital cardiac surgery. Dr. Sinha has also participated in an ongoing laboratory research project which is examining the role of glutaraldehyde in causing calcification of cardiac bioprostheses using a subcutaneous rat model implant. Dr. Sinha is also designing a research study to examine the potential role of an axial pump as a ventricular assist device for patients with a Fontan type circulation.
TypeSchoolLocationDegreeField of StudyYears
Medical School Bombay University Doctor of Medicine 1991 -1997
National & International Recognitions
Gold medal in Cardiothoracic SurgeryNational Board of Examinations, India2003
Journal Article, Sinha, P., Moulick, A., Jonas, R.A. (2009), Femoral vein homograft for neoaortic reconstruction in Norwood stage 1 operation, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 87, 4, 1309-1310.

Journal Article, Sinha, P., Zurakowski, D., Jonas, R. (2008), Comparison of Two Cardioplegia Solutions Using Thermodilution Cardiac Output in Neonates and Infants, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 86, 1613-1619.

Journal Article, Sinha, P., Varma, P., Korach, A., Shapira, O. (2008), Transmitral endocavitary repair of inferior left ventricular pseudoaneurysm: A simplified approach in patients requiring concomitant mitral valve surgery, The American Association for Thoracic Surgery, 135, 1382-1383.

Journal Article, Sinha, P. (2006), Surgical excision of metastatic malignant melanoma involving the tricuspid valve, Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 88, 5, 1-2.

Journal Article, Sinha, P. (2006), Aorto-coronary dissection complicating angioplasty of chronically occluded right coronary arteries: is a conservative approach the right approach?, Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery, 131, 1, 230-231.

Journal Article, Sinha, P. (2003), Unruptured aneurysm of the sinus of Valsalva into the pulmonary artery presenting with right ventricular outflow tract obstruction, The Indian Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery, 19, 3, 145-145.

Conference Presentation - Poster, Sinha, P. (2003), Modified Left Atrial Maze through Ministernotomy, Poster session presented at the 49th Annual Conference of The Indian Association of Cardiovascular – Thoracic Surgeons

Conference Presentation - Poster, Sinha, P. (2002), Mitral Valve Replacement vs. Repair, Poster session presented at the 48th Annual Conference of The Indian Association of Cardiovascular – Thoracic Surgeons

Journal Article, Sinha, P. (2002), Mitral valve replacement in chronic renal failure, Bombay Hospital Journal, 44, 3, 465-467.

Conference Presentation - Poster, Sinha, P. (2001), Open Heart Surgery through Ministernotomy, Poster session presented at the 15th Biennial Congress of Association of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia

For a more comprehensive list of publications for Pranava Sinha, MD view the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed online database

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