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Secondary Specialty:

Pediatric Cardiology

Board Certifications:

Pediatric Cardiology


MD, University of Michigan Medical School Ann Arbor, MI


Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA


David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, CA


UPMC Horizon
UPMC McKeesport
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
UPMC Northwest
UPMC Bedford
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
UPMC Mercy
UPMC Hamot
UPMC Altoona

Vivekanand Allada, MD


Interim Chief, Division of Pediatric Cardiology
Co-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 Interim Division Chief of pediatric cardiology at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. He is the Co-director of the Heart Institute and a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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).

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.

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. Dr. Allada is Co-Director of the Heart Institute of Children' Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, and has led the Heart Institute to become one of the top pediatric cardiovascular centers in the country (currently in top 10 in the US News and World report).

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