I am very excited to be in Dallas and be a part of the wonderful team, starting as an inpatient Cardiologist. I grew up in the northeast, finished my Cardiology training at Children’s Hospital of New Orleans. Following that I worked at Seattle Children’s hospital as a cardiac ICU hospitalist when I gained interest in doing clinical and quality improvement projects. I look forward to building protocols and surveillance projects at Dallas Children’s that help bring a positive change in quality of inpatient care.

Outside of work, I love traveling to see family and friends who are scattered around the globe. Living in the west coast, I have discovered my love for the outdoors, hiking and biking. I also enjoy cooking.


Other Post Graduate Training
Manipal University/Kasturba Medical College (2007)
Medical School
American University of Antigua College of Medicine (2012)
Michigan State University/Sparrow Hospital (2016), Pediatrics
Louisiana State University School of Medicine/Children's Hospital of New Orleans (2019), Pediatric Cardiology


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Sudden cardiac arrest preparedness in Michigan: Partnering with Project ADAM to develop a HEARTSafe schools state model.
Goble, M., Avula, S., Duquette, D., Gillary, R., Fosse, G., Swor, R. A., Cutler, N. Progress in Pediatric Cardiology 2017 45 43-48
Cardiac response to enzyme replacement therapy in infantile Pompe disease with severe hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Avula S, Nguyen TM, Marble M, Lilje C Journal of Echocardiography 2017 34 4 621-624

Honors & Awards

  • Pediatric Residency Program
    “Humanitarian award” (2016)
  • Mid-Michigan Regional Research Meeting
    3rd place for “best resident research presentation” (2015)
  • Pediatric Residency Program
    “Scholar of the year” (2015)
  • American University of Antigua College of Medicine/Kasturba Medical College
    Graduated Summa Cum Laude (2012)
  • Kasturba Medical School
    Distinction in microbiology, certificate of academic excellence (2007)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (2013)
  • American College of Cardiology (2016)
  • American Society of Echocardiography (2019-2020)