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Education & Training

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

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics/Pediatric Cardiology
  • American Board of Pediatrics

Awards & Recognition

  • Top Doctors No Va Magazine (2023, 2022)

National Provider ID: 1063561090


Anita Krishnan, M.D., is a pediatric cardiologist and clinician scientist, who interests are focused on advanced cardiac imaging, including fetal and peri-operative imaging. Her clinical work is in the echocardiography lab, as well as inpatient and outpatient cardiology. She currently serves as associate director of Echocardiography, with additional roles as a faculty affiliate in the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation and Children's Health Advocacy Institute.

Dr. Krishnan's research interests in fetal cardiology include fetal ECG, as well as reducing health disparities in fetal cardiovascular disease. She is the PI on an NIH funded study to clinically translate a fetal ECG device, and is PI on federal and foundation funded studies related to fetal ECG and fetal health disparities. During the pandemic, she has been active in developing cardiac imaging protocols for pediatric COVID and MISC.



Research & Publications