Asha Nair

Asha Nair, MD

Assistant in Cardiology

Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

    Contact: 617-355-7866
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"My clinical and research interests include anticoagulation in the cardiac ICU, mechanical circulatory support, and the care of neonates with cardiac disease."

Medical Services


  • Cardiac critical care
  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care
  • Anticoagulation


  • Cardiology


  • English


  • Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
  • Cardiovascular Program
To schedule an appointment: Call 617-355-7866

Experience and Education


Medical Degree

Albany Medical College, 2008

Albany, NY

Internship - Pediatrics

UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, 2011

New Brunswick, NJ

Residency - Pediatrics

UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, 2011

New Brunswick, NJ

Fellowship - Pediatric Cardiology

Children's National Medical Center, 2015

Washington, DC

Fellowship - Cardiovascular Critical Care

Boston Children's Hospital, 2016

Boston, MA


Professional History

After completing my medical training at Albany Medical College, I entered pediatric residency training at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. I spent one year working in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of Columbia University Medical Center, focusing on the care of neonates with congenital heart disease. Prior to coming on staff, I completed pediatric cardiology fellowship at Children’s National Medical Center in D.C, followed by a senior fellowship in cardiovascular critical care here at Boston Children’s Hospital. My clinical and research interests include anticoagulation in the cardiac ICU, mechanical circulatory support, and the care of neonates with cardiac disease.


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  1. Li Y, Wang Z, Nair A, Song W, Yang P, Zhang X, Sun Z. Comprehensive Profiling of lincRNAs in Lung Adenocarcinoma of Never Smokers Reveals Their Roles in Cancer Development and Prognosis. Genes (Basel). 2017 Nov 13; 8(11).
  2. Sun Z, Nair A, Chen X, Prodduturi N, Wang J, Kocher JP. UClncR: Ultrafast and comprehensive long non-coding RNA detection from RNA-seq. Sci Rep. 2017 Oct 27; 7(1):14196.
  3. Larson NB, McDonnell SK, Fogarty Z, Larson MC, Cheville J, Riska S, Baheti S, Weber AM, Nair AA, Wang L, O'Brien D, Davila J, Schaid DJ, Thibodeau SN. Network-directed cis-mediator analysis of normal prostate tissue expression profiles reveals downstream regulatory associations of prostate cancer susceptibility loci. Oncotarget. 2017 Oct 17; 8(49):85896-85908.
  4. Dietz AB, Dozois EJ, Fletcher JG, Butler GW, Radel D, Lightner AL, Dave M, Friton J, Nair A, Camilleri ET, Dudakovic A, van Wijnen AJ, Faubion WA. Autologous Mesenchymal Stem Cells, Applied in a Bioabsorbable Matrix, for Treatment of Perianal Fistulas in Patients With Crohn's Disease. Gastroenterology. 2017 Jul; 153(1):59-62.e2.
  5. Sarmento O, Xiong Y, Sun Z, Svingen P, Bamidele A, Smyrk T, Nair A, Baheti S, McGovern D, Friton J, Papadakis K, Goel G, Xavier R, Urrutia R, Faubion W. O-015 YI Alterations in the FOXP3-EZH2 Pathway Associates with Increased Susceptibility to Colitis in Both Mice and Human. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2016 Mar; 22 Suppl 1:S5-6.
  6. Larson NB, McDonnell S, French AJ, Fogarty Z, Cheville J, Middha S, Riska S, Baheti S, Nair AA, Wang L, Schaid DJ, Thibodeau SN. Comprehensively evaluating cis-regulatory variation in the human prostate transcriptome by using gene-level allele-specific expression. Am J Hum Genet. 2015 Jun 04; 96(6):869-82.
  7. Kalari KR, Nair AA, Bhavsar JD, O'Brien DR, Davila JI, Bockol MA, Nie J, Tang X, Baheti S, Doughty JB, Middha S, Sicotte H, Thompson AE, Asmann YW, Kocher JP. MAP-RSeq: Mayo Analysis Pipeline for RNA sequencing. BMC Bioinformatics. 2014 Jun 27; 15:224.
  8. Sun Z, Asmann YW, Nair A, Zhang Y, Wang L, Kalari KR, Bhagwate AV, Baker TR, Carr JM, Kocher JP, Perez EA, Thompson EA. Impact of library preparation on downstream analysis and interpretation of RNA-Seq data: comparison between Illumina PolyA and NuGEN Ovation protocol. PLoS One. 2013; 8(8):e71745.
  9. Kalari KR, Rossell D, Necela BM, Asmann YW, Nair A, Baheti S, Kachergus JM, Younkin CS, Baker T, Carr JM, Tang X, Walsh MP, Chai HS, Sun Z, Hart SN, Leontovich AA, Hossain A, Kocher JP, Perez EA, Reisman DN, Fields AP, Thompson EA. Deep Sequence Analysis of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Integrated Analysis of Gene Expression, Alternative Splicing, and Single Nucleotide Variations in Lung Adenocarcinomas with and without Oncogenic KRAS Mutations. Front Oncol. 2012; 2:12.
  10. Asmann YW, Middha S, Hossain A, Baheti S, Li Y, Chai HS, Sun Z, Duffy PH, Hadad AA, Nair A, Liu X, Zhang Y, Klee EW, Kalari KR, Kocher JP. TREAT: a bioinformatics tool for variant annotations and visualizations in targeted and exome sequencing data. Bioinformatics. 2012 Jan 15; 28(2):277-8.
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  12. Karnes RJ, Cheville JC, Ida CM, Sebo TJ, Nair AA, Tang H, Munz JM, Kosari F, Vasmatzis G. The ability of biomarkers to predict systemic progression in men with high-risk prostate cancer treated surgically is dependent on ERG status. Cancer Res. 2010 Nov 15; 70(22):8994-9002.
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