Director, Fetal Cardiology Program, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital

Associate Professor, Division of Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Patient Care Emphasis

Pediatric Non-Invasive Cardiology; Cardiac MRI, Fetal Echocardiography, Transesophageal Echocardiography and Advanced Echocardiography, Stress Echocardiography

Medical School

NHL Municipal Medical College, India

Board Certification

American Board of Pediatrics, Sub-board of cardiology


Albert Einstein College of Medicine, The Children's Hospital at Montefiore and VS General Hospital, HM School of Post Graduation, NHL Municipal Medical College, India


Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital, Penn State College of Medicine

Awards and Honors

2012       Clinical Young Investigator Award, Penn State Hershey College of Medicine, Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital, Hershey, PA. 

2014       Fellow, American College of Cardiology  

Professional Memberships

Society of Cardiovascular MRI

Fetal Heart Society

American College of Cardiology

American Society of Echocardiography

Selected Research

Whipple NS, Joshi VM, Naik RJ, Mentnech T, McFarland MM, Nolan VG, Hankins JS. Sickle cell disease and ventricular myocardial strain: A systematic review. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2021 Jun;68(6):e28973. doi: 10.1002/pbc.28973. Epub 2021 Mar 19. PMID: 33742492.

Bayle KM, Boston U, Sainathan S, Naik R, Knott-Craig CJ. Ross-Konno Operation in an Infant With a Quadricuspid Pulmonary Valve and Anomalous Aortic Origin of the Right Coronary Artery. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Jan;109(1):e41-e43. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.04.061. Epub 2019 Jun 7. PMID: 31181204.

Briceno-Medina M, Perez M, Zhang J, Naik R, Shah S, Kimura D. A Case of Bilateral Spontaneous Chylothorax with Respiratory Syncytial Virus Bronchiolitis. Case Rep Pediatr. 2019 Feb 6;2019:2853632. doi: 10.1155/2019/2853632. PMID: 30881718; PMCID: PMC6381583.

Johnson JN, Sathanandam S, Naik R, Philip R. Echocardiographic guidance for transcatheter patent ductus arteriosus closure in extremely low birth weight infants. Congenit Heart Dis. 2019 Jan;14(1):74-78. doi: 10.1111/chd.12725. PMID: 30811801.

Philip R, Nathaniel Johnson J, Naik R, Kimura D, Boston U, Chilakala S, Hendrickson B, Rush Waller B, Sathanandam S. Effect of patent ductus arteriosus on pulmonary vascular disease. Congenit Heart Dis. 2019 Jan;14(1):37-41. doi: 10.1111/chd.12702. PMID: 30811787.