Kanishka Ratnayaka, MD Cardiologist

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • Fellowship Program, Ped. Interventional Cardiology, 2008
    Children's National Medical Center
  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Cardiology, 2007
    Children's National Medical Center
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 2004
    Children's National Medical Center
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 2003
    Children's National Medical Center
  • MD, 2000
    Emory University School of Medicine
  • BA, 1996
    Brown University
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Kanishka Ratnayaka

Patient story

Alexis's Story

"She likes to show off her scar and tell whoever listens that Children's National fixed her heart."

Patient story

Sarah's Story

"I know how difficult it is, when you don't have all the answers, and are not getting much sleep in the hospital with your child. I want to assure you that the answers will come."

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

American Heart Association Scientific Sessions

(2008) Ask the Experts: AHA/NHLBI 7th Annual Workshop on Cardiovascular Interventional MRI; MRI Guided Pediatric Interventions

Antegrade Percutaneous Closure of Membranous Ventricular Septal Defect using XRay Fused with MRI XFM

(2009) American College of Cardiology Intervention

Carney Complex Presenting with Raynauds Phenomenon and Erythematous Macules of the Extremities

(2006) Pediatric Cardiology

International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine Annual Meeting

(2009) Active Needle for Real-Time MRI-Guided Percutaneous Procedures

International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine Annual Meeting

(2008) Reverse Polarization Method for Catheter Tracking: Phased Array Coil Studies and Real-Time TSENSE Implementations

International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine Annual Meeting

(2008) Whole Shaft Visibility for Polymer-Based Active MRI Catheters Using Hybrid Braided Tubes

Interventional cardiovascular MRI still tantalizing

(2008) Journal of Cardiovascular MRI

Pediatric Interventional Cardiology Symposium Annual Meeting

(2008) Microsurgical Dilatation Device Atrial Septostomy in Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and Restrictive Atrial Septum

Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Annual Meeting

(2008) Antegrade Percutaneous Closure of Membranous Ventriculoseptal Defect using X-Ray Fused with MRI (XFM)

Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Annual Meeting

(2008) Interventional Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Congenital and Pediatric Applications

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Janaya's Story

"The one thing that helps is to talk about what you are feeling, cry if you need to, always be involved in your child's care, and ask questions if you don't understand."

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