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Usha Krishnan, MD

Board Certifications: 
Pediatric Cardiology
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Treats Children
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Credentials & Experience

America's Top Doctor

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Cardiology

Clinical Expertise

  • Congenital Heart Disease, Pediatric
  • Pediatric Echocardiography
  • Pulmonary Hypertension

Education & Training

  • University of Bombay, Seth G.S. Medical College (India)
  • Residency: Westchester Medical Center
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Honors & Awards

  • Hatch Young Cardiovascular Training Fellowship Research Grant, 1996
  • Virgina Apgar Academy of Educators: Inducted as Member 2018

About Usha Krishnan

Dr Krishnan initially did her medical school, residency, and fellowship training in India. Subsequent to that she moved to the United States to complete her pediatrics residency at New York medical college and her Pediatric Cardiology fellowship at Columbia University. She then returned to India to head the Department of Pediatric Cardiology at the Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases and Madras Medical Mission in Chennai India. She set up the first fellowship program, training Indian and international fellows in Pediatric Cardiology in India and getting accreditation for Pediatric Cardiology with the National board of Education in New Delhi. She also co-founded the Pediatric Cardiology Society of India. In 2001 Dr Krishnan moved back to New York to take a faculty position at New York Medical College. She left there is 2010 to take a position at Columbia University in 2010 where she is currently. She is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics as well as an Associate Medical Director of the Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Center which is the first accredited pediatric and adult pulmonary hypertension center in the United States. 

In addition to clinical responsibilities, she is actively involved in medical education at every level. She is closely involved with the Pediatric Cardiology fellowship at Columbia University and is the director of the fellowship Clinical Competency Committee, which oversees fellow education and training. She is the director of medical student and resident education in Pediatric Cardiology and is closely involved with the Foundations in Clinical Medicine and Major Clinical Year training at the medical school. She was inducted to the Virginia Apgar Society of Medical Educators at Columbia University in 2018.

She is also actively involved in research, both in Pulmonary Hypertension and Pediatric Cardiology and is PI/co-investigator in multiple clinical trials, both NIH sponsored and other grants. She has co-authored over 50 papers and has multiple invited lectures to her credit. She is actively involved in the Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Network and in multiple research activities of the network. She is involved in curriculum development for a Pulmonary Hypertension education series. She is involved in teaching e-learning courses for international fellows in Pediatric Cardiology through the Children’s heart link. She is on the editorial board of several journals including the Annals of Pediatric Cardiology and the Advances in Pulmonary Hypertension, and is a reviewer for multiple other journals.

Academic Titles

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Administrative Positions

  • Associate Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Center

Committee/Societies/Council Memberships

2018-present               Inducted to the Virginia Apgar Society of Medical Educators at CUMC

2014-present               Member (nominated) Advisory committee NYS Pompe newborn screening program.- Monthly webinars, biannual lectures

2012-present               Fellow (nominated), Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute

2012- present              Member, American Thoracic Society

2011- present             Member, Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA)

2004- present             Premium Professional Member, American Heart Association (AHA)

            2016-present   Member (nominated), Congenital Heart Disease Committee

2014-present            Fellow (nominated), AHA

2012-2016              Member (nominated), Early Career and Mentorship Committee

2003- present              Member, Pediatric Cardiology Society of Greater NY

2014-present            Abstract reviewer for trainee session.

2011- present             Executive Member, Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Network (PPHNet)

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Languages

  • Urdu
  • Tamil
  • Malayalam
  • Hindi

Gender

  • Female

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health

Affinity

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Amida Care

  • Special Needs Plan

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Emblem/HIP

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Blue Priority
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare (Mediblue)
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • Pathway (Exchange)
  • POS
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Healthfirst

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care

UnitedHealthcare

  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

VNSNY CHOICE

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

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Contact & Locations

1
3959 Broadway
Room 2-255
New York, New York 10032
Phone:
(212) 342-1453
Fax:
(212) 342-1443
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Research

Clinical Trials

NCT02261883 Intravenous Remodulin (Treprostinil) as Add-on Therapy for the Treatment of Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Safety and Efficacy Study

Grants

A MULTICENTER, OPEN-LABEL, RANDOMIZED, EVENT-DRIVEN STUDY TO ASSESS EFFICACY, SAFETY AND PHARMACOKINETICS OF MACITENTAN VERSUS STANDARD OF CARE IN CHILDREN WITH PULMONARY ARTERIAL HYPERTENSION (P&S Industry Clinical Trial)

Mar 28 2018 - Mar 28 2023

CAN SERIAL ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY BE USED FOR EARLY DETECTION OF CARDIAC ABNORMALITIES IN CHILDREN WITH SICKLE CELL DISEASE? (Private)

Sep 1 2013 - Jun 30 2014

IDENTIFICATION OF NOVEL GENES FOR CONGENITAL DIAPHRAGMATIC HERNIA (Federal Gov)

Sep 29 2008 - Jun 30 2014