Dr. Anusha Jegatheeswaran

Dr. Anusha Jegatheeswaran was the 5th John W. Kirklin/David A. Ashburn Fellow in the CHSS Data Center, and began her tenure with us in July 2008. Anusha completed her Honours B.Sc. at the University of Toronto, with a specialist degree in Human Biology. She then earned her medical degree from McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario) in 2005.

Anusha has demonstrated a strong interest in congenital heart disease and cardiac surgery, and has been actively involved in several studies. She has also been the recipient of multiple awards for her research work. During her tenure at the CHSS, she will be funded by a Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada Junior Personnel Research Fellowship.

She is currently a 5th year resident in Cardiac Surgery at the University of Toronto and completing a PhD in Clinical Epidemiology with the Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation.  She is intending to complete her training with a Fellowship in congenital heart surgery.


  1. Jegatheeswaran A, McCrindle BW, Blackstone EH, Jacobs ML, Lofland GK, Austin EH 3rd, Yeh T, Morell V, Jacobs JP, Jonas RA, Cai S, Rajeswaran J, Ricci M, Williams WG, Caldarone CA, DeCampli WM. Persistent risk of subsequent procedures and mortality in patients after interrupted aortic arch repair: a Congenital Heart Surgeons' Society study. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Nov;140(5):1059-75.e2. 
  2. Jegatheeswaran A, Pizarro C, Caldarone CA, Cohen MS, Baffa JM, Gremmels DB, Mertens L, Morell VO, Williams WG, Blackstone EH, McCrindle BW, Overman DM. Echocardiographic definition and surgical decision-making in unbalanced atrioventricular septal defect: a Congenital Heart Surgeons' Society multiinstitutional study. Circulation. 2010 Sep 14;122(11 Suppl):S209-15.
  3. Cohen MS, Jegatheeswaran A, Baffa JM, Gremmels DB, Overman DM, Caldarone CA, McCrindle BW, Mertens L. Echocardiographic features defining right dominant unbalanced atrioventricular septal defect: a multi-institutional Congenital Heart Surgeons' Society study. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013 Jul;6(4):508-13. doi: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.112.000189. Epub 2013 Jun 19.
  4. Brothers JA, Gaynor JW, Jacobs JP, Caldarone C, Jegatheeswaran A, Jacobs ML; Anomalous Coronary Artery Working Group. The registry of anomalous aortic origin of the coronary artery of the Congenital Heart Surgeons' Society. Cardiol Young. 2010 Dec;20 Suppl 3:50-8. doi: 10.1017/S1047951110001095.