Dr. Kavitha Chintala

Clinical Director


Paediatric Cardiology




20 Years


CARE Hospitals, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad

Best Paediatric Cardiologist in Hyderabad


An alumnus of Gandhi Medical College, Osmania University, Hyderabad, Dr. Kavitha Chintala went on to garner multiple post-graduation accolades in the USA at the Kaiser Permanente Hospital, Oakland, California; Cook County Children’s Hospital, Chicago, Illinois; Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan; Vanderbilt University Medical Center & Children’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Penn State University. With over 20 years of experience, she is the best paediatric cardiologist in Hyderabad.

A champion of Paediatric Cardiology all throughout her career, Dr. Chintala has had a stint not only as a research assistant in California at the beginning of her career but also has worked as an Assistant Professor of Paediatrics, Division of Cardiology, at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. She is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, American Academy of Paediatrics, and American Society of Echocardiography. Apart from her work across various hospitals across India and the USA, she is a member of a multitude of professional organizations such as Member of the - Core Committee, Hyderabad chapter, Global Foundation for Ethics and Spirituality (GFESH); American Heart Association, Women in Cardiology section, American College of Cardiology, Congenital Heart disease section, American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, Pulmonary Hypertension Association, Paediatric Cardiac Society of India, Indian Academy of Paediatrics, Indian Society of Perinatology and Reproductive Biology. 

Licensed to practice in both India and the USA, Dr. Kavitha Chintala has won many awards in her field of practice, namely - Best Abstract in Interventional Paediatric Cardiology for a Paper Titled: Need for cardiac catheterization and angiography in Fontan surveillance at the 21st Annual conference of “Paediatric Cardiac Society of India (PCSI) 2021; Wayne State University School of Medicine – College Teaching Award Nov 2007; Physician’s Recognition Award, American Medical Association (2004-2007); The American Heart Association/ Wyeth-Ayerst Women in Cardiology Travel Grant Award (2002); Finalist, Wolf Zuelzer Research Award, 2001. She has also published innumerable papers along with spearheading many a clinical trials to enhance the realms of medical innovations. Dr. Chintala has been an active participant in multiple international and national conferences and workshops. A philanthropist at heart, she continues to be a volunteer consultant on many community outreach programmes. 

Dr. Kavitha Chintala comes with expertise in the field of Paediatric Cardiology, Fetal Cardiology, Pulmonary Hypertension, Transesophageal Echocardiography, Fetal Echocardiography & Imaging in Congenital Heart Diseases and structural heart interventions.

Field(s) of Expertise

  • Paediatric Cardiology
  • Structural heart interventions
  • Fetal Cardiology, Fetal Echocardiography
  • Imaging in Congenital Heart Diseases
  • Pulmonary Hypertension


Peer-Reviewed Publications:

Reports of original work

  • Antenatal diagnosis of idiopathic arterial calcification with hydrops fetalis. Agrawal G, Chintala K. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2015 Jul;16(7):816. doi: 10.1093/ehjci/jev073. Epub 2015 Apr 6. No abstract available.
  • Atrial baffle problems following the mustard operation in children and young adults with dextro-transposition of the great arteries: the need for improved clinical detection in the current era. Patel S, Shah D, Chintala K, Karpawich PP. Congenit Heart Dis. 2011 Sep;6(5):466-74. doi: 10.1111/j.1747-0803.2011.00532.x. Epub 2011 Jun 22.
  • Postprocedural outcomes of rural children undergoing correction of congenital heart lesions in Yunnan Province, China. Ho TC, Ouyang H, Lu Y, Young AH, Chintala K, Detrano RC. Pediatr Cardiol. 2011 Aug;32(6):811-4. Epub 2011 Apr 11.
  • Electrocardiographic strain pattern in children with left ventricular hypertrophy: a marker of ventricular dysfunction. Shah N, Chintala K, Aggarwal S. Pediatr Cardiol. 2010 Aug;31(6):800-6. Epub 2010 Apr 27.
  • Effect of aerosolized PGE1 on ductus arteriosus of neonatal swine. Sood BG, Chintala K, Wykes S, Gurczynski J, Chen X, Rabah R. Prostaglandins Other Lipid Mediat. 2009 Nov;90(1-2):49-54. Epub 2009 Aug 15.
  • Chintala K, Tian Z, Du W, Donaghue D, Rychik J. Fetal Pulmonary Venous Doppler Patterns in Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome : Relationship to Atrial Septal Restriction. *Heart 2008 Nov;94(11):1446-9. (*one of the premier journals of our discipline)
  • Chintala K, Epstein ML, Singh TP. Longitudinal Changes in Heart rate-corrected Measures of Exercise Performance in Children. Pediatr Cardiol. 2008 Jan;29(1):60-4. 
  • Chintala K, Forbes TJ, Karpawich PP. Effectiveness of transvenous pacemaker leads placed through intravascular stents in patients with congenital heart disease. Am J Cardiol. 2005 Feb 1;95(3):424-7.
  • Goncalves LF, Romero R, Espinoza J, Lee W, Treadwell M, Chintala K, Chaiworapongsa T. Four-dimensional ultrasonography of the fetal heart using color Doppler spatiotemporal image correlation. J Ultrasound Med. 2004 Apr;23(4):473-81.( implementation, manuscript writing) 
  • Chintala K, Turner DR, Leaman S*, Rodriguez-Cruz E, Wynne J, Greenbaum A, Forbes TJ. Use of balloon pull-through technique to assist in CardioSEAL device closure of patent foramen ovale. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2003;60:101-106

Case Reports

  • Transcatheter closure of ruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm in a pregnant woman Gaurav Agrawal (MD), Manoj Agarwal (MD, DM), Kavitha Chintala (MD, FACC, FASE) Aggarwal S, Chintala K. Journal of cardiology cases 2015 
  • Hemodynamic Effect of Fetal Supraventricular Tachycardia on the Unaffected Twin. Prenat Diagn. 2009 Mar;29(3):292-3.
  • Aggarwal S, Chintala K, Humes AR. Sildenafil use in a symptomatic neonate with severe Ebstein's anomaly of the tricuspid valve. Am J Perinatol. 2008 Feb;25(2):125-8. Epub 2007 Dec 
  • Chintala, K, Gurczynski, J, Aggarwal, S. Prenatal Diagnosis of Complete Atrioventricular Septal Defect with Truncus Arteriosus. Prenatal Diagnosis, 2007 Jun;27(6):560-2. 
  • Turner K 3rd, Ozaki M, Hayes D Jr, Harahsheh A*, Moltz K, Chintala K, Knazik S, Kamat D, Dunnigan D. Index of suspicion. Pediatr Rev. 2006 Jun;27(6):231-7. 
  • Stone D, Frattarelli DA, Karthikeyan S, Johnson YR, Chintala K. Altered Prostaglandin E(1) Dosage During Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in a Newborn with Ductal-dependent Congenital Heart Disease. Pediatr Cardiol. 2006 Jun;27(3):360-363
  • Chintala K, Bloom DA, Walters HL 3rd, Pettersen MD. Images in cardiology: Pericardial yolk sac tumor presenting as cardiac tamponade in a 21-month-old child. Clin Cardiol. 2004 Jul;27(7):411
  • Mosieri J, Chintala K, Delius RE, Walters HL 3rd, Hakimi M. Abnormal origin of the right subclavian artery from the right pulmonary artery in a patient with D-transposition of the great vessels and left juxtaposition of the right atrial appendage: an unusual anatomical variant. J Card Surg. 2004 Jan-Feb;19(1):41-4 

Review articles: 

  • Reddy SV*, Forbes TJ, Chintala, K. Cardiovascular involvement in Kawasaki Disease. Images Pediatr Cardiol 2005;23:1-19 (Invited)

Letters to the Editor 

  • Chintala, K. Hypoplastic left heart syndrome with restrictive atrial septal defect:  influence on cardiac transplantation. Pediatr Cardiol. 2004 Jul-Aug;25(4):429

Books and Chapters:

  • Chintala K, Tantengco MVT. Echocardiographic Assessment of Right Ventricular Function. Pediatric Ultrasound Today 2002; Number 4, Volume 7 (Invited)
  • Co-author for Handbook on Blood Transfusion, ICH (India)


  • Patel, S*, Chintala, K. Randomized Trial of Pulsed Corticosteroid therapy for Primary Treatment of Kawasaki Disease: Evidence Based Journal Review. Synopsis, Vol 10, number 1, March 2008


  • Graduate: Gandhi Medical College, Osmania University, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India (June 1986 - Oct 1991)    

Postgraduate Training

  • Internship: Gandhi hospital and affiliated centers of Osmania University (Nov 1991 – Nov 1992)
  • Residency: Postgraduation in Pediatrics, Institute of Child Health and Nilofer Hospital Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India (Aug 1993 – Oct 1995) 
  • Research Assistant: Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Hospital, Oakland, California (May 1996 - Dec 1996)
  • Residency: Residency in Pediatrics, Cook County Children’s Hospital, Chicago, Illinois (July 1997 - June 2000) 
  • Fellowship: Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan (July 2000 - June 2003)
  • Pulmonary Hypertension Training, Vanderbilt University Medical Center & Children’s Hospital (June 2003 - July 2003)
  • Fetal Cardiology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Penn State University (July 2003 - Sept 2003)

Awards and Recognitions

  • Best Abstract in Interventional Pediatric Cardiology for a Paper Titled: Need for cardiac catheterization and angiography in Fontan surveillance at 21st Annual Conference of Pediatric Cardiac Society of India (PCSI) 2021
  • Wayne State University School of Medicine - CollegeTeaching Award (Nov 2007)
  • Physician’s Recognition Award, American Medical Association (2004 - 2007)
  • The American Heart Association / Wyeth-Ayerst Women in Cardiology Travel Grant Award (2002)    
  • Finalist, Wolf Zuelzer research award (2001)
  • Certificate of Distinction for outstanding performance in Pathology and Ophthalmology in Medical School                                 

Languages Known

English, Hindi and Telugu

Past Positions

  • Chief Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist, Apollo Health City, Hyderabad (October 2013 - 2022)
  • Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist, Fernandez Perinatology Center (Jan 2010 - 2016)
  • Consultant Perinatal Cardiologist, Rainbow Hospitals, Vijaymarie Hospital (October 2013 - 2016)
  • Consultant Perinatal Cardiologist, Fernandez Hospital (March 2010 - 2015)
  • Chief Consultant Cardiologist, Lotus Children’s Hospital (April 2010- June 2012)
  • Attending Physician Cardiology, Children’s Hospital of Michigan (2003 – Aug 2009)                                                                           
  • Consultant, Huron Valley Sinai Hospital (2003 – Aug 2009)
  • Consultant, Sinai Grace Hospital (2003 – Aug 2009)
  • Consultant, Henry Ford Hospital (2004 –Aug 2009)
  • Consultant, St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital, Oakland (2004 – Aug 2009)
  • Consultant, St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital, Mt. Clemens (2004 – Aug 2009)
  • Consultant, Crittenton Medical Center (2004 – Aug 2009)
  • Consultant, St. John’s Providence (2008 – Aug 2009)

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