Aarthi Sabanayagam, MBBS, MD

Associate Clinical Professor

Dr Sabanayagam joined the Division of Cardiology in 2020 as faculty member of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) Program and Co-Director of the Cardio-Obstetrics Program. Prior to this she graduated from the ACHD fellowship program at UCSF and then went on to join the COACH program The Ohio State University and Nationwide Childrens Hospital in Columbus Ohio.

Dr Sabanayagam graduated from Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute in 2004 after which she completed both her Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular medicine fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center (AECOM) New York.

Her clinical interests include caring for the growing ACHD population as well focussing on cardiovascular disorders in pregnancy.She also spends time reading performing complex transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiograms.

She is highly involved in trainee and medical student education and was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Department Medicine at OSU.
6/2017 - Adult Congenital Heart Disease, University of California San Francisco
6/2015 - Cardiovascular Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center
6/2008 - Internal Medicine Residency, Montefiore Medical Center
MBBS, 03/2004 - Medicine, Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute
  1. Sabanayagam A, Qasim A. Launching a career as an academic medical educator. Heart (British Cardiac Society) 2023. PMID: 37536759

  2. Yogeswaran V, Anigwe C, Salahuddin A, Aggarwal A, Moon Grady AJ, Harris IS, Sabanayagam A, Kouretas PC, Mahadevan VS, Agarwal A. Association of Body Mass Index With Clinical Features and Outcomes in Adults With Fontan Palliation. Journal of the American Heart Association 2023. PMID: 37026555

  3. Anigwe C, Yogeswaran V, Moon-Grady A, McAllister S, Aggarwal A, Blissett S, Harris IS, Kouretas PC, Mahadevan VS, Sabanayagam A, Agarwal A. Outcomes among adult survivors of total cavopulmonary Fontan palliation for single ventricle. 2015 Year Book of Pediatrics. Ed. Cabana MD. (Elsevier; Philadelphia, PA) 2021. PMID: 34706905

  4. Franco V, Bradley EA, Badagliacca R, Sabanayagam A, Rajpal S, Lastinger LT, Daniels CJ, Smith JS, Benza RL. Pulmonary vasodilators: beyond the bounds of pulmonary arterial hypertension therapy in COVID-19. Pulmonary circulation 2020. PMID: 33282201

  5. Lastinger LT, Daniels CJ, Lee M, Sabanayagam A, Bradley EA. Triage and management of the ACHD patient with COVID-19: A single center approach. Volume 320. International journal of cardiology 2020. PMID: 32565296

  6. Sabanayagam A, Cavus O, Williams J, Bradley E. Management of Heart Failure in Adult Congenital Heart Disease. Volume 14 of Issue 4. 2018. PMID: 30266365

  7. Agarwal A, Cunnington C, Sabanayagam A, Zier L, McCulloch CE, Harris IS, Foster E, Atkinson D, Bryan A, Jenkins P, Dua J, Parker MJ, Karunaratne D, Moore JA, Meadows J, Clarke B, Hoschtitzky JA, Mahadevan VS. Cardiopulmonary exercise testing in the evaluation of liver disease in adults who have had the Fontan operation. Archives of cardiovascular diseases 2017. PMID: 29198937

  8. Sabanayagam A, Briston D, Zaidi AN. Attitudes and perceptions of pregnant women with CHD: results of a single-site survey. Volume 27 of Issue 7. 2017. PMID: 28416028

  9. Briston DA, Sabanayagam A, Zaidi AN. Observations on obesity patterns in tetralogy of Fallot patients from childhood to adulthood. Volume 27 of Issue 5. 2016. PMID: 27655153

  10. Briston DA, Bradley EA, Sabanayagam A, Zaidi AN. Health Care Costs for Adults With Congenital Heart Disease in the United States 2002 to 2012. Volume 118 of Issue 4. The American journal of cardiology 2016. PMID: 27476099