Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Medical School

Temple University School of Medicine


Georgetown University Hospital, Pediatric Resident


University of Tennessee Health Science Center/Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, PGY-6 Pediatric Cardiology

Selected Research

Goldberg JF, Peters EJ, Tolley EA, Hagler MN, Joshi VM, Wallace SE, Nouer SS, Beasley GS, Martinez HR, Ryan KA, Absi MA, Strelsin JR, Towbin JA, Triplett BM. Association of persistent tachycardia with early myocardial dysfunction in children undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2021 May 20. doi: 10.1038/s41409-021-01330-w. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34017071.

Fahnhorst SE, Beasley G, Goldberg JF, Martinez HR, Ryan KA, Towbin JA, Boston U, Absi M. Novel use of cangrelor in pediatrics: A pilot cohort study demonstrating use in ventricular assist devices. Artif Organs. 2021 Jan;45(1):38-45. doi: 10.1111/aor.13782. Epub 2020 Aug 19. PMID: 33180355.

Kumar TKS, Balduf K, Boston U, Knott-Craig C. Biventricular root replacement for transcatheter pulmonary valve endocarditis after Ross operation: Double the trouble. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jan;157(1):e5-e7. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.07.111. Epub 2018 Sep 25. PMID: 30391009.

Sathanandam S, Balduf K, Chilakala S, Washington K, Allen K, Knott-Craig C, Rush Waller B, Philip R. Role of Transcatheter patent ductus arteriosus closure in extremely low birth weight infants. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2019 Jan 1;93(1):89-96. doi: 10.1002/ccd.27808. Epub 2018 Sep 30. PMID: 30269408.

Balduf K, Kumar TKS, Boston U, Sathanandam S, Lee MV, Jancelewicz T, Knott-Craig CJ. Improved Outcomes in Management of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome Associated With Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia: an Algorithmic Approach. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Summer;30(2):191-196. doi: 10.1053/j.semtcvs.2018.02.010. Epub 2018 Feb 12. PMID: 29448010.

Kumar TKS, Balduf K, Boston U, Knott-Craig C. Diaphragmatic fenestration for refractory chylothorax after congenital cardiac surgery in infants. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Dec;154(6):2062-2068. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.08.002. Epub 2017 Aug 17. PMID: 28916211.