Pranava Sinha, MD Cardiac Surgeon



Pranava Sinha, MD, joined Children’s National Heart Institute at Children’s National Health System in September 2008. He joined the Children’s National Heart Institute team as a fellow in pediatric and congenital cardiac surgery in June 2007.

He received his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from Grant Medical College, University of Mumbai, India. After his cardiothoracic residency there, he further trained in the specialty at St. Thomas’s Hospital in London, UK, and at Boston Medical Center and Boston University.

He achieved numerous awards during his training, both in India as well as the UK and Boston. He obtained the gold medal in cardiothoracic surgery for first position in the National Board of Examinations in India in 2003. He achieved multiple distinctions during his medical school training in India.

In the research arena, Dr. Sinha has undertaken clinical research studies which have led both to abstract presentations as well as publications. His report to the Congenital Heart Surgeons Society in November 2009 regarding the use of cryopreserved femoral vein homografts was the first report of clinical application of the femoral vein in congenital cardiac surgery. Dr. Sinha has also participated in an ongoing laboratory research project which is examining the role of glutaraldehyde in causing calcification of cardiac bioprostheses using a subcutaneous rat model implant. Dr. Sinha is also designing a research study to examine the potential role of an axial pump as a ventricular assist device for patients with a Fontan type circulation.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • MBBS, 1997
    Bombay University
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Pranava Sinha, MD

Dylan C.'s Story

"The heart team at Children's National was excellent. We felt like we were in the right place and our son was in the right hands. There is no substitute for this . . . none."

Cameron H.'s Story

"If your child has been diagnosed with a heart defect, please know that Children's National will provide your child with the best care possible."

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Brooke's Story

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Owen's Story

"We are so thankful that we chose the remarkable doctors at Children's National to care for our son. The compassion and care that were given not just to Owen, but to our entire family, is something we will forever be grateful for."

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Femoral vein homograft for neoaortic reconstruction in Norwood stage 1 operation

(2009) Annals of Thoracic Surgery

Aortocoronary dissection complicating angioplasty of chronically occluded right coronary arteries is a conservative approach the right approach

(2006) Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery

15th Biennial Congress of Association of Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia

(2001) Open Heart Surgery through Ministernotomy

Comparison of Two Cardioplegia Solutions Using Thermodilution Cardiac Output in Neonates and Infants

(2008) Annals of Thoracic Surgery

Mitral valve replacement in chronic renal failure

(2002) Bombay Hospital Journal

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