Medical School
St. George's University School of Medicine (2004)
University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine (2005), Pediatrics
University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine (2007), Pediatrics
UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center (2010), Pediatric Cardiology

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Research Interest

    • Echocardiographic prediction of spontaneous closure of the ductus arteriosus in neonates less than 30 weeks gestation


    Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

    Fontan survival: As good as it gets?
    Thankavel P, Jaquiss RDB J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 2017 Apr
    Two Rare Vascular Rings With Ductal Origin of the Left Pulmonary Artery: A Previously Unrecognized Syndrome?
    Thankavel PP, Guleserian KJ, Anderson RH World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg 2016 Dec
    Bilateral congenital coronary ostial obstruction: Exertional syncope in an otherwise healthy 8-year-old.
    Sharma K, Thankavel P Echocardiography 2016 Oct
    Early echocardiographic predictor of heart failure in cerebral arteriovenous malformations.
    Thankavel PP, Ramaciotti C Cardiol Young 2016 Apr 1-5
    Isolated Mitral Cleft in Trisomy 21: An Initially 'Silent' Lesion.
    Thankavel PP, Ramaciotti C Pediatr Cardiol 2015 Oct
    Response to commentary: Anomalous origin of the left pulmonary artery from the internal carotid artery.
    Thankavel PP, Martho LC, Zeltser I Cardiol Young 2015 Oct 1-2
    Myocardial contusion in an 8-year-old boy: a kick to the heart.
    Moyé DM, Dyer AK, Thankavel PP Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 2015 Mar 8 3 e002857
    Anomalous left pulmonary artery origin from internal carotid artery: prospective echocardiographic diagnosis of a previously unknown variant.
    Thankavel PP, Martho LC, Zeltser I Cardiol Young 2015 Mar 1-4
    Utility and Importance of New Echocardiographic Screening Methods in Diagnosis of Anomalous Coronary Origins in the Pediatric Population: Assessment of Quality Improvement.
    Thankavel PP, Lemler MS, Ramaciotti C Pediatr Cardiol 2014 Aug
    Double-Outlet Right Atrium Associated with Hypoplastic Right Heart Structures and Aortic Stenosis: Echocardiographic Features.
    Thankavel PP, Gabbert B, Ramaciotti C Echocardiography 2014 Mar

    Honors & Awards

    • Texas Super Doctors
      Texas Monthly Magazine (2015)
    • Excellence in Research
      UT Southwestern Medical Center (2010)
    • Young Investigator Travel Award
      American Academy of Pediatrics (2010)

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • American Society of Echocardiography (2010)