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Executive Director, Heart Institute
Director of Clinical Services, Pediatric Cardiology
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Specialty:

Pediatrics

Secondary Specialty:

Pediatric Cardiology

Board Certifications:

Pediatric Cardiology

Education:

MD, University of Michigan Medical School Ann Arbor, MI

Residency:

Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Fellowships:

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, CA

Affiliations:

UPMC Northwest

Vivekanand Allada, MD

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Executive Director, Heart Institute
Director of Clinical Services, Pediatric Cardiology
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

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Research Interests

Application of imaging modalities to assess coronary artery anatomy and function

Biography Summary

Vivek Allada, MD, is the Executive Director of the Heart Institute at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Clinical Director of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology, and a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. 

Expertise
Dr. Allada's area of clinical expertise includes non-invasive imaging with a special interest in coronary artery pathology. His clinical practice includes general pediatric cardiology, lipid (cholesterol) clinic and diagnostic imaging (specifically echocardiography and transesophageal echocardiography).

Education
Dr. Allada completed his undergraduate and medical training at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, pediatric residency at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, and a fellowship in pediatric cardiology at University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Allada was on faculty at UCLA, and served as director of the pediatric cardiology fellowship program.

Leadership
Since 2006, Dr. Allada has been at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh (CHP) of UPMC, serving as clinical director and appointed interim division chief (2012). He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Society of Echocardiography (ASE). Dr. Allada has won teaching awards both at UCLA and CHP as well as being named to the list of Best Doctors in America in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. Currently, Dr. Allada sits on a national committee for American Society of Echocardiography studying Pediatric Echocardiography Laboratory Organization and Clinical Productivity.

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