Medical School
St. George's University School of Medicine, West Indies (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

Research Interest

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


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Is There a Role for Echocardiography in Vascular Ring Diagnosis?
Snarr BS, Dyer A, Thankavel PP J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2018 Aug 31 8 965-966
Scores Adjusted for Body Surface Area to Age, Sex, Race, and Ethnicity: The Pediatric Heart Network Normal Echocardiogram Database.
Lopez L, Colan S, Stylianou M, Granger S, Trachtenberg F, Frommelt P, Pearson G, Camarda J, Cnota J, Cohen M, Dragulescu A, Frommelt M, Garuba O, Johnson T, Lai W, Mahgerefteh J, Pignatelli R, Prakash A, Sachdeva R, Soriano B, Soslow J, Spurney C, Srivastava S, Taylor C, Thankavel P, van der Velde M, Minich L Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 2017 Nov 10 11
Reverse histologic remodeling after mechanical unloading of failing hearts in children with dilated cardiomyopathy.
Kasten J, Rakheja D, Zhang S, Thankavel P, Das BB J. Heart Lung Transplant. 2017 Jun
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

Honors & Awards

  • Texas Super Doctors
    Texas Monthly Magazine (2015-2017)
  • 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)