Languages Spoken: English, Hindi, Telugu, Sanskrit


Medical School
Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, India
Kakatiya Medical College, Warangal, India
Residency in Pediatrics
Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Master of Science (Clinical Research)
RUSH University, Chicago, Illinois
Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology
Rush Center for Congenital & Structural Heart Disease, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois
Fellowship in Congenital & Pediatric Interventional Cardiology
Rady Children’s Hospital, University of California, San Diego, California

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests

Hybrid/fusion imaging

Transcatheter valve therapies

Interventional MRI

Research Interests


Principal Investigator, Utility of ECHOPIXEL 3D viewer in procedural planning

Principal investigator, Transcatheter Fontan fenestration in children: A multicenter experience.

McPeters R, Chicarelli E, Manning D, Mallula KK, Krulisky J. Case of bronchopulmonary sequestration in a newborn

Krulisky J, Siwik E, Mallula KK. Comparative outcomes of transcatheter closure of secundum ASDs with the ASO and GSO devices: A single center experience.

Mallula KK, Patel S, Avula S, Sernich S, Pettitt T, Siwik ES. Utility of a hybrid approach for Post-Fontan reinterventions: Case series and current review of literature.

Participation in A Prospective Data Registry for the Congenital Cardiovascular Interventional Study Consortium: Risk Stratification for Cardiac Catheterization Procedures



Uppu SC, Chandrasekaran S, Mallula KK. Constrictive pericarditis in a patient with sinus venosus atrial septal defect and anomalous right upper pulmonary venous return. Ann Pediatr Cardiol 2009;2(1):87-8.

Mallula K, Amin Z. Recent changes in instructions for use for the Amplatzer atrial septal defect occluder: How to incorporate these changes while using transesophageal echocardiography or intracardiac echocardiography? Pediatr Cardiol 2012;33(7):995-1000.

Mallula KK. et. al. Sinus venosus atrial septal defect: Postoperative outcomes after repair

Ghawi H, Gendi S, Mallula K, Zghouzi M, Faza N, Awad S. Fetal left and right ventricle myocardial performance index: Defining normal values for the second and third trimesters – single tertiary center experience. Pediatr Cardiol 2013;34(8):1808-15.

Mallula K, Patel N, Amin Z. New design of the amplatzer membranous VSD occluder: A step forward? Pediatr Cardiol 2013;34(8):2068-72.

Mallula KK, Patel ND, Hijazi ZM, Joshi S, Naheed Z. Double-outlet right ventricle with an intact ventricular septum: A unique stage 1 palliation. Pediatr Cardiol 2013;34(8):2086-8

Mallula KK, Sosnowski C, Awad S. Spectrum of Cantrell’s pentalogy: Case series from a single tertiary care center and review of the literature. Pediatr Cardiol 2013;34(7):1703-10

Severin PN, Awad S, Shields B, Hoffman J, Bonney W, Cortez E, Ganesan R, Patel A, Barnes S, Al-Anani S, Mallula K, et. al. The pediatric cardiology pharmacopeia: 2013 update. Pediatr Cardiol 2013;34(1):1-29.

Mallula KK, Gupta U, Hasbani K. A rare case of Cardiac Aspergilloma diagnosed by cardiac MRI. Case of the week Number 14-02. Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (2/2014)

Patel ND, Mallulla KK, Abdulla RI. Atrial flutter demonstrated by M-mode echocardiography. Pediatr Cardiol 2014;35(5):893-5.

Mallula K, Vaughn G, El-Said H, Lamberti JJ, Moore JW. Comparison of ductal stenting versus surgical shunts for palliation of patients with pulmonary atresia and intact ventricular septum. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2015;85(7):1196-202

Mallula KK, Kenny D, Hijazi ZM. Transjugular melody valve placement in a small child with protein losing enteropathy. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2015;85(2):267-7

Mallula KK, Patel ND, Abdulla RI, Bokowski JW. Tetralogy of fallot with left superior vena cava and coronary sinus atrial septal defect: a rare association. Pediatr Cardiol 2015;36(5):1100-1

Vaughn GR, Moore JW, Mallula KK, Lamberti JJ, El-Said HG. Transcatheter stenting of the systemic-to-pulmonary artery shunt: A 7-year experience from a single tertiary center. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2015

Guillot M, Ascuitto R, Ross-Ascuitto N, Mallula KK, Siwik E. Computational fluid dynamics as a complementary study for transcatheter endovascular stent implantation for recoarctation of the aorta associated with minimal pressure drop: An aneurysmal ductal ampulla with aortic isthmus narrowing, Cardiol Young. 2019 Jun; 29(6):768-776.

Krulisky J, Mallula KK. Transcatheter exclusion of a large RVOT aneurysm in a systemic right ventricle. Journal of American College of Cardiology: Case Reports (In press, March 2020)

Guruchandrasekar S, Mallula KK, Siwik ES. Endovascular repair of thoracic aortic pseudoaneurysms in children. Journal of American College of Cardiology: Case Reports (In Press, April 2020)


Lilje C, Mallula KK, Ward K, Congeni J. A teenager with shortness of breath and headaches. Consultant360:volume 15(7), July 2016.

Book Chapters:

Mallula KK, Kenny D, Hijazi Z. Tricuspid valve insufficiency: SAPIEN valve in the tricuspid position. Structural, Valvular and Congenital Heart Disease Interventions, 2nd Edition (Horst Sievert, Shakeel A. Qureshi, Neil Wilson, Ziyad M. Hijazi, eds), October 2012

Mallula KK, Amin Z. Pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum. Atlas of Neonatal Cardiology, 1st edition, July 2013

Mallula KK, Amin Z. Hybrid closure of Muscular Ventricular Septal Defects. Chapter in Fetal and Hybrid Procedures in Congenital Heart diseases, 1st edition, November 2015

Book Reviews:

Mallula KK, Hijazi, Z. iBook Review, The Illustrated Field Guide to Congenital Heart Disease and Repair, 3rd Edition. Congenital Cardiology Today, August 2013.



2014  Medium to longer term outcomes of percutaneous transcatheter closure of congenital ventricular septal defects. Oral presentation at PICS-AICS 2013, Miami, FL.

2015  Ductal stenting: Is it time to redefine the palliative strategy in patients with pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum and critical pulmonary stenosis? Oral presentation at PICS-AICS 2014, Chicago, IL.

2015  Update on 2014 live cases, PICS-AICS 2015, Las Vegas, NV.

2017  Live Cases Update, PICS-AICS 2017, Miami, FL.

Electronic and Multi-Media:


08/18 Blog from Children’s Hospital for parents with kids with heart failure.

10/18 Blog from Children’s Hospital related to anticipatory guidance for parents with kids who need a catheterization procedure.

02/19 Local news report about the care provided by the Heart team at Children’s Hospital to treat a Honduran child.