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Animesh (Aashoo) Tandon, M.D., M.S., is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, with joint appointments in Radiology and Biomedical Engineering, at UT Southwestern. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a BA in 2003. During his medical training at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed a research fellowship at the NINDS/NIH through the Howard Hughes Medical Institute/NIH Research Scholars (Cloister) Program. Dr. Tandon completed his pediatric residency and categorical pediatric cardiology fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. During fellowship, he earned a Masters in Clinical and Translational Research from the University of Cincinnati. He then completed an advanced imaging fellowship at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta/Emory University.

Dr. Tandon’s current clinical and research interests are focused on the use of cardiac MRI (CMR) to aid in noninvasive histology and the understanding of pathophysiology in pediatric cardiology; the use of big data, remote sensing, and other emerging technologies in pediatric cardiology; and fellow education. He currently serves on the AAP’s Section of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery Early Career Working Group.


Medical School
University of Michigan Medical School (2008)
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine/Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (2011), Pediatrics
Graduate School
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (2014)
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine/Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (2014), Pediatric Cardiology
Emory University/Children's Hospital of Atlanta (2015), Cardiac Advanced Imaging

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Research Interest

    • 3D printing, 3D modeling, 3D visualization, virtual reality, and augmented reality for improved visualization of and pre-interventional planning for congenital heart disease
    • Big data and predictive analytics in pediatric cardiology/congenital heart disease
    • Cardiac MRI for noninvasive tissue characterization
    • Development and validation of new, advanced cardiac MRI techniques for use in pediatric cardiology/congenital heart disease
    • Emerging and disruptive technologies in pediatric cardiology/congenital heart disease
    • Imaging of animal models of congenital heart disease
    • Vessel wall health in congenital and acquired heart disease through novel cardiac MRI imaging techniques
    • Wearables, biosensors, implantables, and other monitoring devices for use in pediatric cardiology/congenital heart disease


    Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

    Use of a semi-automated cardiac segmentation tool improves reproducibility and speed of segmentation of contaminated right heart magnetic resonance angiography.
    Tandon A, Byrne N, Nieves Velasco Forte ML, Zhang S, Dyer AK, Dillenbeck JM, Greil GF, Hussain T Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 2016 May
    A systematic review of image segmentation methodology, used in the additive manufacture of patient-specific 3D printed models of the cardiovascular system.
    Byrne N, Velasco Forte M, Tandon A, Valverde I, Hussain T JRSM Cardiovasc Dis 2016 Jan-Dec 5 2048004016645467
    Tools to Stay Organized: Using Software to Enhance Efficiency
    Tandon A Congenital Cardiology Today 2016 14 2 12
    Dystrophin genotype-cardiac phenotype correlations in Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophies using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging.
    Tandon A, Jefferies JL, Villa CR, Hor KN, Wong BL, Ware SM, Gao Z, Towbin JA, Mazur W, Fleck RJ, Sticka JJ, Benson DW, Taylor MD Am. J. Cardiol. 2015 Apr 115 7 967-71
    Myocardial fibrosis burden predicts left ventricular ejection fraction and is associated with age and steroid treatment duration in duchenne muscular dystrophy.
    Tandon A, Villa CR, Hor KN, Jefferies JL, Gao Z, Towbin JA, Wong BL, Mazur W, Fleck RJ, Sticka JJ, Benson DW, Taylor MD J Am Heart Assoc 2015 Apr 4 4
    Co-occurring Duchenne muscular dystrophy and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in an adult with atypical cardiac phenotype.
    Tandon A, Taylor MD, Cripe LH Cardiol Young 2015 Feb 25 2 355-7
    Cardiogenic shock as the initial presentation of neonatal systemic hypertension.
    Xiao N, Tandon A, Goldstein S, Lorts A J Neonatal Perinatal Med 2013 6 3 267-72
    Risk factors for aortic valve disease in bicuspid aortic valve: a family-based study.
    Calloway TJ, Martin LJ, Zhang X, Tandon A, Benson DW, Hinton RB Am. J. Med. Genet. A 2011 May 155A 5 1015-20
    Temporal summation of heat pain in humans: Evidence supporting thalamocortical modulation.
    Tran TD, Wang H, Tandon A, Hernandez-Garcia L, Casey KL Pain 2010 Jul 150 1 93-102
    Regulation of SMN protein stability.
    Burnett BG, Muñoz E, Tandon A, Kwon DY, Sumner CJ, Fischbeck KH Mol. Cell. Biol. 2009 Mar 29 5 1107-15

    Honors & Awards

    • Honorable Mention, Poster Competition, Pediatric Research Conference
      Inflammation in Pediatric Health: Improving Care Through Innovation and Technology (2015)
    • Early Career Investigator Award
      American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young (CVDY) (2014)
    • Young Investigator Award
      American College of Cardiology (2014)
    • CCHMC Clinical and Translational Research Fellowship Award
    • MD with Distinction in Research
      University of Michigan Medical School (2008)
    • HHMI-NIH Research Scholars (Cloister) Program
    • NINDS Intramural Retreat Outstanding Poster Award
    • W. Oren Boren Scholarship
      University of Michigan Medical School (2005)
    • Summer Biomedical Research Program
      University of Michigan Medical School (2004)
    • Joseph Collins Scholarship
    • Summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa; Sigma Xi
      Washington University, St. Louis (2003)
    • Undergraduate Biological Sciences Educational Program
      HHMI at Washington University, St. Louis (2001)
    • Dean's List
      Washington University, St. Louis (2000-2002)
    • NIH Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research
      NINDS (2000)

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology (2014)
    • American Board of Pediatrics (2011)
    • American Academy of Pediatrics (2008)
    • American College of Cardiology
    • American Heart Association
    • American Society of Echocardiography
    • North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging
    • Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
    • Society of Pediatric Echocardiography