Medical Director of Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital

Professor, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Patient Care Emphasis

Interventional Pediatric Cardiology, Including Therapeutic Catheterizations for Critically Ill Neonates, Critically Ill Preoperative Patients and Complex Cases of Adults with Congenital Heart Disease; Transcatheter Closure of Intracardiac Shunts

Medical School

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Board Certification

American Board of Pediatrics, Cardiology Subspecialty


Vanderbilt University Medical Center - Pediatrics


The University of Tennessee Health Science Center - Pediatrics


Medical University of South Carolina - Pediatric Cardiology, Medical University of South Carolina - Pediatric Interventional Cardiology

Awards and Honors

American Heart Association Travel Award (two), Mitchell I Rubin Junior Research Investigator Award from the University of South Carolina, United States Navy Lieutenant Commander

Selected Research

Philip R, Waller BR, Chilakala S, Graham B, Stecchi N, Apalodimas L, Cunningham J, Washington K, Sathanandam S. Hemodynamic and clinical consequences of early versus delayed closure of patent ductus arteriosus in extremely low birth weight infants. J Perinatol. 2021 Jan;41(1):100-108. doi: 10.1038/s41372-020-00772-2. Epub 2020 Aug 13. PMID: 32792636.

Tadphale S, Yohannan T, Kauffmann T, Maller V, Agrawal V, Lloyd H, Waller BR, Sathanandam S. Accessing Femoral Arteries Less than 3 mm in Diameter is Associated with Increased Incidence of Loss of Pulse Following Cardiac Catheterization in Infants. Pediatr Cardiol. 2020 Jun;41(5):1058-1066. doi: 10.1007/s00246-020-02357-4. Epub 2020 May 4. PMID: 32367307.

Tadphale SD, Zurakowski D, Bird LE, Yohannan TM, Agrawal VK, Lloyd HG, Allen KJ, Waller BR 3rd, Hall AM, Sathanandam SK. Construction of Femoral Vessel Nomograms for Planning Cardiac Interventional Procedures in Children 0-4 Years Old. Pediatr Cardiol. 2020 Aug;41(6):1135-1144. doi: 10.1007/s00246-020-02363-6. Epub 2020 May 3. PMID: 32363434.

Guerrier K, Hendrickson B, Waller BR, Wetzel GT. Diagnostic and Therapeutic Approach to Arrhythmias in Adult Congenital Heart Disease. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2019 Jul 25;21(9):44. doi: 10.1007/s11936-019-0749-9. PMID: 31342289.

Khan AH, Hoskoppal D, Kumar TKS, Bird L, Allen K, Lloyd H, Knott-Craig CJ, Waller BR, Sathanandam S. Utility of the Medtronic microvascular plug™ as a transcatheter implantable and explantable pulmonary artery flow restrictor in a swine model. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2019 Jun 1;93(7):1320-1328. doi: 10.1002/ccd.28162. Epub 2019 Mar 3. PMID: 30828988.

Sathanandam S, Whiting S, Cunningham J, Zurakowski D, Apalodimas L, Waller BR, Philip R, Qureshi AM. Practice variation in the management of patent ductus arteriosus in extremely low birth weight infants in the United States: Survey results among cardiologists and neonatologists. Congenit Heart Dis. 2019 Jan;14(1):6-14. doi: 10.1111/chd.12729. PMID: 30811803.

Sathanandam S, Gianinni A, Sefton E, Greer K, Stecchi N, Allen K, Philip R, Waller BR. Live broadcast of transcatheter PDA closure in a 700 grams ELBW infant during the International PDA Symposium. Congenit Heart Dis. 2019 Jan;14(1):85-89. doi: 10.1111/chd.12710. PMID: 30811797.