Rakesh Singh, M.D., M.S.


3020 Children's Way
MC 5004
San Diego, CA 92123




Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA

Rady Children's Specialists

Medical School

Duke University School of Medicine


Yale New Haven Hospital


Morgan Stanley Childrens Hospital

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatrics




Dr. Rakesh Singh is a board-certified pediatric cardiologist and medical director of the pediatric heart failure and transplantation program at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego. He is also an associate clinical professor of pediatrics at UC San Diego School of Medicine.

After graduating from Cornell University with distinction in all subjects, Dr. Singh went on to attend Duke University School of Medicine. Upon completion of his combined internal medicine and pediatric residency at Yale University, he undertook both a pediatric cardiology fellowship and a pediatric heart failure and transplantation fellowship at Columbia University.

Dr. Singh specializes in caring for the child with heart failure due to cardiomyopathy, congenital or acquired heart disease as well as caring for children after heart transplantation. Dr. Singh also has a specialized interest in clinical research and obtained a master of science in biostatistics from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. He was a National Institutes of Health loan repayment awardee in pediatric research and NIH clinical and translational science pilot award recipient.

His clinical and research interests include non-invasive cardiac imaging after transplantation, pediatric ventricular assist devices, and heart failure management in congenital heart disease. In addition, he is an active participant in the multi-center Pediatric Heart Transplant Study (PHTS) research group.

Dr. Singh has lectured on numerous pediatric heart failure and transplant-related issues, both locally and nationally. He has also written multiple peer-reviewed journal articles and textbook chapters on various topics in pediatric heart failure and transplantation.


Recovery of Echocardiographic Function in Children with Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy: Results from the Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Registry
Everitt MD, Sleeper LA, Lu M, Canter CE, Pahl E, Wilkinson JD, Addonizio LJ, Towbin JA, Rossano J, Singh RK, Lamour J, Webber SA, Colan SD, Margossian R, Kantor PF, Jefferies JL, Lipshultz SE; Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Registry Investigators

An Echocardiographic Measurement of SVC to IVC Distance in Patients < 20 Years of Age With Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Hahn E, Zuckerman WA, Chen JM, Singh RK, Addonizio LJ, Richmond ME

The Use of an Oral Sildenafil for Management of Right Ventricular Dysfunction After Pediatric Heart Transplantation
Singh RK, ME Richmond, Zuckerman WA, Lee TM, Giblin TB, Rodriguez R, Chen JM, Addonizio LJ

Left Ventricular Assist Device to Avoid Heart-Lung Transplant in an Adolescent with Dilated Cardiomyopathy and Severely Elevated Pulmonary Vascular Resistance
Yilmaz B, Zuckerman WA, Lee TM, Beddows KD, Gilmore LA, Singh RK, Richmond ME, Chen JM, Addonizio LJ

Pediatric Cardiac Transplantation Using Hearts Previously Refused for Quality: A Single Center Experience
Easterwood R, Singh RK, McFeely E, Addonizio LJ, Gilmore L, Beddows K, Chen JM, Richmond ME

A Comparison of Traditional Versus Contemporary Immunosuppressive Regimens in Pediatric Heart Recipients
Marshall CD, Richmond ME, Singh RK, Gilmore L, Beddows K, Chen JM, Addonizio LJ

Successful Treatment of Severe Mechanical Mitral Valve Thrombosis with Tissue Plasminogen Activator in a 7-Month-Old Infant
Cheung EW, Aponte-Patel L, Bacha EA, Singh RK, Rosenzweig EB, Sen AI

Use of Height and a Novel Echocardiographic Measurement to Improve Size-Matching for Pediatric Heart Transplantation
Zuckerman WA, Richmond ME, Singh RK, Chen JM, Addonizio LJ

Interstage Mortality after the Norwood Procedure: Results of the Multicenter Single Ventricle Reconstruction Trial
Goldberg CS, Allen K, Tabbutt S, Atz AM, Bhat M, Clabby M, Cooper DS, Eghtesady P, Frommelt PC, Gruber P, Hill KD, Kaltman JR, Laussen PC, Lewis AB, Lurito KJ, Minich LA, Ohye RG, Schonbeck J, Schwartz SM, Singh RK, Ghanayem NS

ABO-incompatible Heart Transplantation: Analysis of the Pediatric Heart Transplant Study (PHTS) Database
Henderson HT, Canter CE, Mahle WT, Dipchand AI, LaPorte K, Schechtman KB, Zheng J, Asante-Korang A, Singh RK, Kanter KR

Left Ventricular Noncompaction in a Pediatric Population: Predictors of Survival
Zuckerman WA, Richmond ME, Singh RK, Carroll SJ, Starc TJ, Addonizio LJ

Association of Race and Socioeconomic Position with Outcomes in Pediatric Heart Transplant Recipients
Singh TP, Naftel DC, Addonzio LJ, Mahle W, Foushee MT, Zangwill S, Blume ED, Kirklin JK, Singh RK, Johnston JK, Chinnock R

Repeat Infective Endocarditis: Differentiating Relapse from Reinfection
Chu VH, Sexton DJ, Cabell CH, Reller LB, Pappas PA, Singh RK, Fowler VG Jr, Corey GR, Aksoy O, Woods CW