Ashwin Prakash

Ashwin Prakash, MD

Director, Cardiac MRI

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

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Medical Services

Specialties

  • Cardiovascular MRI
  • Cardiology

Departments

  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Program

Programs

  • Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging
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Experience and Education

Education

Medical Degree

Institute of Medical Sciences, 1992

Varanasi, INDIA

Pediatrics Residency

Institute of Medical Sciences, 1995

Varanasi, INDIA

Senior Resident in Pediatrics Residency

Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, 1996

New Delhi, INDIA

Pediatrics Residency

New York Medical College, 1999

New York, NY

Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship

Columbia University, 2002

New York, NY

Senior Fellowship - Cardiac MRI

Boston Children's Hospital, 2003

Boston, MA

Certifications

  • Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology

Publications

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  1. Prakash A, Adlakha H, Rabideau N, Hass CJ, Morris SA, Geva T, Gauvreau K, Singh MN, Lacro RV. Response to Letters Regarding Article "Segmental Aortic Stiffness in Children and Young Adults With Connective Tissue Disorders: Relationships With Age, Aortic Size, Rate of Dilation, and Surgical Root Replacement". Circulation. 2016 Feb 16; 133(7):e405.
  2. Nejatian A, Yu J, Geva T, White MT, Prakash A. Aortic Measurements in Patients with Aortopathy are Larger and More Reproducible by Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Compared with Echocardiography. Pediatr Cardiol. 2015 Dec; 36(8):1761-73.
  3. Prakash A, Adlakha H, Rabideau N, Hass CJ, Morris SA, Geva T, Gauvreau K, Singh MN, Lacro RV. Segmental Aortic Stiffness in Children and Young Adults With Connective Tissue Disorders: Relationships With Age, Aortic Size, Rate of Dilation, and Surgical Root Replacement. Circulation. 2015 Aug 18; 132(7):595-602.
  4. Quennelle S, Powell AJ, Geva T, Prakash A. Persistent Aortic Arch Hypoplasia After Coarctation Treatment Is Associated With Late Systemic Hypertension. J Am Heart Assoc. 2015 Jul; 4(7).
  5. Hinton RB, Prakash A, Romp RL, Krueger DA, Knilans TK. Cardiovascular manifestations of tuberous sclerosis complex and summary of the revised diagnostic criteria and surveillance and management recommendations from the International Tuberous Sclerosis Consensus Group. J Am Heart Assoc. 2014 Dec; 3(6):e001493.
  6. Jing L, Haggerty CM, Suever JD, Alhadad S, Prakash A, Cecchin F, Skrinjar O, Geva T, Powell AJ, Fornwalt BK. Patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot suffer from intra- and inter-ventricular cardiac dyssynchrony: a cardiac magnetic resonance study. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2014 Dec; 15(12):1333-43.
  7. Rathod RH, Prakash A, Kim YY, Germanakis IE, Powell AJ, Gauvreau K, Geva T. Cardiac magnetic resonance parameters predict transplantation-free survival in patients with fontan circulation. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2014 May; 7(3):502-9.
  8. Krueger DA, Northrup H. Tuberous sclerosis complex surveillance and management: recommendations of the 2012 International Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Consensus Conference. Pediatr Neurol. 2013 Oct; 49(4):255-65.
  9. Northrup H, Krueger DA. Tuberous sclerosis complex diagnostic criteria update: recommendations of the 2012 Iinternational Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Consensus Conference. Pediatr Neurol. 2013 Oct; 49(4):243-54.
  10. Prakash A, Satiroglu E, Porras D, McElhinney DB, Keane JF, Lock JE, Geva T, King W, Powell AJ. Risk factors for profuse systemic-to-pulmonary artery collateral burden in hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Am J Cardiol. 2013 Aug 1; 112(3):400-4.
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  12. Williams RV, Margossian R, Lu M, Atz AM, Bradley TJ, Jay Campbell M, Colan SD, Gallagher D, Lai WW, Pearson GD, Prakash A, Shirali G, Cohen MS. Factors impacting echocardiographic imaging after the Fontan procedure: a report from the pediatric heart network fontan cross-sectional study. Echocardiography. 2013 Oct; 30(9):1098-106.
  13. Blalock SE, Banka P, Geva T, Powell AJ, Zhou J, Prakash A. Interstudy variability in cardiac magnetic resonance imaging measurements of ventricular volume, mass, and ejection fraction in repaired tetralogy of Fallot: a prospective observational study. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2013 Oct; 38(4):829-35.
  14. Hasan BS, Bautista-Hernandez V, McElhinney DB, Salvin J, Laussen PC, Prakash A, Geggel RL, Pigula FA. Outcomes of transcatheter approach for initial treatment of pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2013 Jan 1; 81(1):111-8.
  15. Prakash A. Significance of systemic to pulmonary artery collaterals in single ventricle physiology: new insights from CMR imaging. Heart. 2012 Jun; 98(12):897-9.
  16. Prakash A, Rathod RH, Powell AJ, McElhinney DB, Banka P, Geva T. Relation of systemic-to-pulmonary artery collateral flow in single ventricle physiology to palliative stage and clinical status. Am J Cardiol. 2012 Apr 1; 109(7):1038-45.
  17. Prakash A, Lacro RV, Sleeper LA, Minich LL, Colan SD, McCrindle B, Covitz W, Golding F, Hlavacek AM, Levine JC, Cohen MS. Challenges in echocardiographic assessment of mitral regurgitation in children after repair of atrioventricular septal defect. Pediatr Cardiol. 2012 Feb; 33(2):205-14.
  18. Beroukhim RS, Prakash A, Buechel ER, Cava JR, Dorfman AL, Festa P, Hlavacek AM, Johnson TR, Keller MS, Krishnamurthy R, Misra N, Moniotte S, Parks WJ, Powell AJ, Soriano BD, Srichai MB, Yoo SJ, Zhou J, Geva T. Characterization of cardiac tumors in children by cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging: a multicenter experience. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011 Aug 30; 58(10):1044-54.
  19. Williams RV, Zak V, Ravishankar C, Altmann K, Anderson J, Atz AM, Dunbar-Masterson C, Ghanayem N, Lambert L, Lurito K, Medoff-Cooper B, Margossian R, Pemberton VL, Russell J, Stylianou M, Hsu D. Factors affecting growth in infants with single ventricle physiology: a report from the Pediatric Heart Network Infant Single Ventricle Trial. J Pediatr. 2011 Dec; 159(6):1017-22.e2.
  20. Mital S, Chung WK, Colan SD, Sleeper LA, Manlhiot C, Arrington CB, Cnota JF, Graham EM, Mitchell ME, Goldmuntz E, Li JS, Levine JC, Lee TM, Margossian R, Hsu DT. Renin-angiotensin-aldosterone genotype influences ventricular remodeling in infants with single ventricle. Circulation. 2011 May 31; 123(21):2353-62.
  21. Atz AM, Zak V, Breitbart RE, Colan SD, Pasquali SK, Hsu DT, Lu M, Mahony L, Paridon SM, Puchalski MD, Geva T, McCrindle BW. Factors associated with serum brain natriuretic peptide levels after the Fontan procedure. Congenit Heart Dis. 2011 Jul-Aug; 6(4):313-21.
  22. Bautista-Hernandez V, Hasan BS, Harrild DM, Prakash A, Porras D, Mayer JE, del Nido PJ, Pigula FA. Late pulmonary valve replacement in patients with pulmonary atresia and intact ventricular septum: a case-matched study. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Feb; 91(2):555-60.
  23. Atz AM, Hawkins JA, Lu M, Cohen MS, Colan SD, Jaggers J, Lacro RV, McCrindle BW, Margossian R, Mosca RS, Sleeper LA, Minich LL. Surgical management of complete atrioventricular septal defect: associations with surgical technique, age, and trisomy 21. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011 Jun; 141(6):1371-9.
  24. Prakash A, Travison TG, Fogel MA, Hurwitz LM, Powell AJ, Printz BF, Puchalski MD, Shirali GS, Yoo SJ, Geva T. Relation of size of secondary ventricles to exercise performance in children after fontan operation. Am J Cardiol. 2010 Dec 1; 106(11):1652-6.
  25. Stephenson EA, Lu M, Berul CI, Etheridge SP, Idriss SF, Margossian R, Reed JH, Prakash A, Sleeper LA, Vetter VL, Blaufox AD. Arrhythmias in a contemporary fontan cohort: prevalence and clinical associations in a multicenter cross-sectional study. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010 Sep 7; 56(11):890-6.
  26. Hsu DT, Zak V, Mahony L, Sleeper LA, Atz AM, Levine JC, Barker PC, Ravishankar C, McCrindle BW, Williams RV, Altmann K, Ghanayem NS, Margossian R, Chung WK, Border WL, Pearson GD, Stylianou MP, Mital S. Enalapril in infants with single ventricle: results of a multicenter randomized trial. Circulation. 2010 Jul 27; 122(4):333-40.
  27. Atz AM, Travison TG, Williams IA, Pearson GD, Laussen PC, Mahle WT, Cook AL, Kirsh JA, Sklansky M, Khaikin S, Goldberg C, Frommelt M, Krawczeski C, Puchalski MD, Jacobs JP, Baffa JM, Rychik J, Ohye RG. Prenatal diagnosis and risk factors for preoperative death in neonates with single right ventricle and systemic outflow obstruction: screening data from the Pediatric Heart Network Single Ventricle Reconstruction Trial(*). J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Dec; 140(6):1245-50.
  28. Rathod RH, Prakash A, Powell AJ, Geva T. Myocardial fibrosis identified by cardiac magnetic resonance late gadolinium enhancement is associated with adverse ventricular mechanics and ventricular tachycardia late after Fontan operation. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010 Apr 20; 55(16):1721-8.
  29. Williams RV, Ravishankar C, Zak V, Evans F, Atz AM, Border WL, Levine J, Li JS, Mahony L, Mital S, Pearson GD, Prakash A, Hsu DT. Birth weight and prematurity in infants with single ventricle physiology: pediatric heart network infant single ventricle trial screened population. Congenit Heart Dis. 2010 Mar-Apr; 5(2):96-103.
  30. Minich LL, Atz AM, Colan SD, Sleeper LA, Mital S, Jaggers J, Margossian R, Prakash A, Li JS, Cohen MS, Lacro RV, Klein GL, Hawkins JA. Partial and transitional atrioventricular septal defect outcomes. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Feb; 89(2):530-6.
  31. Prakash A, Powell AJ, Geva T. Multimodality noninvasive imaging for assessment of congenital heart disease. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2010 Jan; 3(1):112-25.
  32. Prakash A. Cardiac Tumors. in Principles and Practice of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance in Congenital Heart Disease, ed Fogel MA. 2010.
  33. Prakash A, Gersony WM. Coarctation of the Aorta. The American Heart Association Clinical Cardiac Consult. 2010.
  34. Lambert LM, Minich LL, Newburger JW, Lu M, Pemberton VL, McGrath EA, Atz AM, Xu M, Radojewski E, Servedio D, McCrindle BW. Parent- versus child-reported functional health status after the Fontan procedure. Pediatrics. 2009 Nov; 124(5):e942-9.
  35. Williams IA, Sleeper LA, Colan SD, Lu M, Stephenson EA, Newburger JW, Gersony WM, Cohen MS, Cnota JF, Atz AM, Williams RV, Margossian R, Powell AJ, Stylianou MP, Hsu DT. Functional state following the Fontan procedure. Cardiol Young. 2009 Aug; 19(4):320-30.
  36. Margossian R, Schwartz ML, Prakash A, Wruck L, Colan SD, Atz AM, Bradley TJ, Fogel MA, Hurwitz LM, Marcus E, Powell AJ, Printz BF, Puchalski MD, Rychik J, Shirali G, Williams R, Yoo SJ, Geva T. Comparison of echocardiographic and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging measurements of functional single ventricular volumes, mass, and ejection fraction (from the Pediatric Heart Network Fontan Cross-Sectional Study). Am J Cardiol. 2009 Aug 1; 104(3):419-28.
  37. Prakash A, Khan MA, Hardy R, Torres AJ, Chen JM, Gersony WM. A new diagnostic algorithm for assessment of patients with single ventricle before a Fontan operation. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009 Oct; 138(4):917-23.
  38. Hsu DT, Mital S, Ravishankar C, Margossian R, Li JS, Sleeper LA, Williams RV, Levine JC, McCrindle BW, Atz AM, Servedio D, Mahony L. Rationale and design of a trial of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibition in infants with single ventricle. Am Heart J. 2009 Jan; 157(1):37-45.
  39. Rhee D, Solowiejczyk D, Altmann K, Prakash A, Gersony WM, Stolar C, Kleinman C, Anyane-Yeboa K, Chung WK, Hsu D. Incidence of aortic root dilatation in pectus excavatum and its association with Marfan syndrome. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2008 Sep; 162(9):882-5.
  40. Williams IA, Shaw R, Kleinman CS, Gersony WM, Prakash A, Levasseur SM, Glickstein JS. Parental understanding of neonatal congenital heart disease. Pediatr Cardiol. 2008 Nov; 29(6):1059-65.
  41. Blaufox AD, Sleeper LA, Bradley DJ, Breitbart RE, Hordof A, Kanter RJ, Stephenson EA, Stylianou M, Vetter VL, Saul JP. Functional status, heart rate, and rhythm abnormalities in 521 Fontan patients 6 to 18 years of age. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008 Jul; 136(1):100-7, 107.e1.
  42. Ohye RG, Gaynor JW, Ghanayem NS, Goldberg CS, Laussen PC, Frommelt PC, Newburger JW, Pearson GD, Tabbutt S, Wernovsky G, Wruck LM, Atz AM, Colan SD, Jaggers J, McCrindle BW, Prakash A, Puchalski MD, Sleeper LA, Stylianou MP, Mahony L. Design and rationale of a randomized trial comparing the Blalock-Taussig and right ventricle-pulmonary artery shunts in the Norwood procedure. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008 Oct; 136(4):968-75.
  43. Strigl S, Hardy R, Glickstein JS, Hsu DT, Addonizio LJ, Lamour JM, Prakash A. Tissue Doppler-derived diastolic myocardial velocities are abnormal in pediatric cardiac transplant recipients in the absence of endomyocardial rejection. Pediatr Cardiol. 2008 Jul; 29(4):749-54.
  44. Kaufman BD, Auerbach S, Reddy S, Manlhiot C, Deng L, Prakash A, Printz BF, Gruber D, Papavassiliou DP, Hsu DT, Sehnert AJ, Chung WK, Mital S. RAAS gene polymorphisms influence progression of pediatric hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Hum Genet. 2007 Dec; 122(5):515-23.
  45. Atz AM, Cohen MS, Sleeper LA, McCrindle BW, Lu M, Prakash A, Breitbart RE, Williams RV, Sang CJ, Wernovsky G. Functional state of patients with heterotaxy syndrome following the Fontan operation. Cardiol Young. 2007 Sep; 17 Suppl 2:44-53.
  46. Gray RG, Altmann K, Mosca RS, Prakash A, Williams IA, Quaegebeur JM, Chen JM. Persistent antegrade pulmonary blood flow post-glenn does not alter early post-Fontan outcomes in single-ventricle patients. Ann Thorac Surg. 2007 Sep; 84(3):888-93; discussion 893.
  47. Prakash A, Torres AJ, Printz BF, Prince MR, Nielsen JC. Usefulness of magnetic resonance angiography in the evaluation of complex congenital heart disease in newborns and infants. Am J Cardiol. 2007 Aug 15; 100(4):715-21.
  48. Prakash A, Gersony WM. The American Heart Association Clinical Cardiac Consult. Nixon JV, editor. Coarctation of the Aorta. 2007; 134-5.
  49. Prakash A, Garg R, Marcus EN, Reynolds G, Geva T, Powell AJ. Faster flow quantification using sensitivity encoding for velocity-encoded cine magnetic resonance imaging: in vitro and in vivo validation. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2006 Sep; 24(3):676-82.
  50. Dyme JL, Prakash A, Printz BF, Kaur A, Parness IA, Nielsen JC. Physiology of isolated anomalous pulmonary venous connection of a single pulmonary vein as determined by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. Am J Cardiol. 2006 Jul 1; 98(1):107-10.
  51. Katouzian A, Prakash A, Konofagou E. A new automated technique for left-and right-ventricular segmentation in magnetic resonance imaging. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2006; 1:3074-7.
  52. Khan MA, Torres AJ, Printz BF, Prakash A. Usefulness of magnetic resonance angiography for diagnosis of scimitar syndrome in early infancy. Am J Cardiol. 2005 Nov 1; 96(9):1313-6.
  53. Nielsen JC, Powell AJ, Gauvreau K, Marcus EN, Prakash A, Geva T. Magnetic resonance imaging predictors of coarctation severity. Circulation. 2005 Feb 8; 111(5):622-8.
  54. Sheth S, Tang H, Jensen JH, Altmann K, Prakash A, Printz BF, Hordof AJ, Tosti CL, Azabagic A, Swaminathan S, Brown TR, Olivieri NF, Brittenham GM. Methods for noninvasive measurement of tissue iron in Cooley's anemia. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2005; 1054:358-72.
  55. Prakash A, Printz BF, Lamour JM, Addonizio LJ, Glickstein JS. Myocardial performance index in pediatric patients after cardiac transplantation. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2004 May; 17(5):439-42.
  56. Prakash A, Powell AJ, Krishnamurthy R, Geva T. Magnetic resonance imaging evaluation of myocardial perfusion and viability in congenital and acquired pediatric heart disease. Am J Cardiol. 2004 Mar 1; 93(5):657-61.
  57. Powell AJ, Tsai-Goodman B, Prakash A, Greil GF, Geva T. Comparison between phase-velocity cine magnetic resonance imaging and invasive oximetry for quantification of atrial shunts. Am J Cardiol. 2003 Jun 15; 91(12):1523-5, A9.
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