Associate Professor, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Medical Director, Interventional Cardiac Imaging & Interventional Catheterization Laboratory 

Patient Care Emphasis

Transcatheter Valve Implantation, Catheter-based Intervention for Children and Adults with Complex Congenital Heart Disease, Catheter closure of PDA in the premature infant, Novel Stent Techniques, Radiation Reduction, 3D Rotational Angiography and 3D Multimodality Fusion, Safety and Reduction of Complications in the Cath Lab, Occluded Vessel Re-Canalizations, Hepatic Re-routing after Fontan, Management of Newborn with HLHS and an Intact Atrial Septum etc.

Research Interests: 

Novel Stent Technologies, Protocols for Radiation Reduction, 3D Rotational Angiography and 3D Multimodality Fusion, Cardiovascular Manifestations of Histoplasmosis, Pediatric Catheter Based Device Development


Medical School

Stanley Medical College, India

Board Certification

American Board of Pediatrics, Cardiology Subspecialty


Pediatric Cardiology, Advocate Christ Medical Center and Hope Children's Hospital | Pediatric Interventional Cardiology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Awards and Honors

2007          Award for excellence in Residency: SUNY Downstate Medical Center, NY.

2007          Best Resident in Pediatric Pulmonology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, NY.

2008           MVP Star Award: Advocate Christ Medical Center, IL.

2010          Mid-West Pediatric Cardiology Society Travel Award.

2014          The PICS-AICS Young Leadership Award, Chicago, IL.

2014          The Kleinman Scientific Scholarship Award Finalist, Chicago, IL.

2014          The Steven P. Goldberg Memorial Fellowship Teaching Award.

2014          Faculty Award for Excellence in Research at LeBonheur.

2015          The Kleinman Scientific Scholarship Award Finalist, Las Vegas, NV.

Selected Research

Zahn EM, Abbott E, Tailor N, Sathanandam S, Armer D. Preliminary testing and evaluation of the renata minima stent, an infant stent capable of achieving adult dimensions. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2021 May 4. doi: 10.1002/ccd.29706. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33942962.

Parkerson S, Philip R, Talati A, Sathanandam S. Management of Patent Ductus Arteriosus in Premature Infants in 2020. Front Pediatr. 2021 Feb 11;8:590578. doi: 10.3389/fped.2020.590578. PMID: 33643964; PMCID: PMC7904697.

Kiene AM, Waller BR 3rd, Craig CK, Sathanandam S. Percutaneous Stage 1 Palliation for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Feb 16:S0003-4975(21)00299-X. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.02.007. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33607056.

Shahanavaz S, Zahn EM, Levi DS, Aboulhousn JA, Hascoet S, Qureshi AM, Porras D, Morgan GJ, Bauser Heaton H, Martin MH, Keeshan B, Asnes JD, Kenny D, Ringewald JM, Zablah JE, Ivy M, Morray BH, Torres AJ, Berman DP, Gillespie MJ, Chaszczewski K, Zampi JD, Walsh KP, Julien P, Goldstein BH, Sathanandam SK, Karsenty C, Balzer DT, McElhinney DB. Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve Replacement With the Sapien Prosthesis. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2020 Dec 15;76(24):2847-2858. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2020.10.041. PMID: 33303074.

Bischoff AR, Jasani B, Sathanandam SK, Backes C, Weisz DE, McNamara PJ. Percutaneous Closure of Patent Ductus Arteriosus in Infants 1.5 kg or Less: A Meta-Analysis. J Pediatr. 2021 Mar;230:84-92.e14. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2020.10.035. Epub 2020 Oct 22. PMID: 33098843.

Philip R, Lamba V, Talati A, Sathanandam S. Pulmonary Hypertension with Prolonged Patency of the Ductus Arteriosus in Preterm Infants. Children (Basel). 2020 Sep 16;7(9):139. doi: 10.3390/children7090139. PMID: 32947808; PMCID: PMC7552711.

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.

Sathanandam SK, Gutfinger D, O'Brien L, Forbes TJ, Gillespie MJ, Berman DP, Armstrong AK, Shahanavaz S, Jones TK, Morray BH, Rockefeller TA, Justino H, Nykanen DG, Zahn EM. Amplatzer Piccolo Occluder clinical trial for percutaneous closure of the patent ductus arteriosus in patients ≥700 grams. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2020 Nov;96(6):1266-1276. doi: 10.1002/ccd.28973. Epub 2020 May 20. PMID: 32433821; PMCID: PMC7754477.

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.