Anita Krishnan, MD Cardiologist

Bio

Biography

Anita Krishnan, MD, joined the Division of Cardiology in October 2009. She recently completed a fourth year cardiac imaging fellowship at Children's National Health System. Her residency and fellowship training also were at Children's. She has experience in all aspects of echocardiography, including transthoracic, transesophageal, and fetal imaging. Her research areas of interest have been neurodevelopmental outcomes of neonates with congenital heart defects, fetal arrhythmias associated with maternal diabetes, and the fetal effects of maternal connective tissue disease. She has spent time at the National Heart, Lung, And Blood Institute investigating early human and mouse cardiac development using novel high resolution imaging techniques. Dr. Krishnan is a native of Maryland, and lives in Rockville with her family, including a busy toddler.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Cardiology, 2008
    Children's National Medical Center
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 2005
    Children's National Medical Center
  • Internship Program, Pediatrics, 2003
    Children's National Medical Center
  • MD, 2002
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • BS, 1998
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Anita Krishnan

Caelen's Story

Our son Caelen was diagnosed in utero at 19 weeks. At first we thought, "why us?" As our pregnancy progressed, we began to think, "why not us," and started learning as much as we could.

Matthew R.'s Story

"It is overwhelming for any parent with children of any age to have to experience something like this. Now that I am and have gone through the experience I cannot thank Children's National enough for its kindness, professionalism, and knowledge."

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Alexis's Story

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

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Austin's Story

"People always tell me 'You're so strong, I don't know how you got through it.' I like to say that you never know how strong you are or what you are capable of until you have no choice but to be strong." 

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."

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