Anita Krishnan, M.D., joined the Division of Cardiology in 2009 and is a pediatric cardiologist and affiliate faculty member of the Child Health Advocacy Institute. She recently completed a fourth year cardiac imaging fellowship at Children's National Hospital. Her residency and fellowship training also were at Children's National. She has experience in all aspects of echocardiography, including transthoracic, transesophageal and fetal imaging.
Dr. Krishnan's 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 is interested in understanding how social disparities affect the prenatal detection of congenital heart disease as well as long term outcomes for children with congenital heart disease. Her interest in pediatrics began as an undergraduate working on how social disparities affect health at Boston City Hospital. Dr. Krishnan has done both clinical research and advocacy work, including internships on Capitol Hill during medical school and residency.
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.