Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA


Medical School

Jawaharlal Inst of Postgrad Medical Educa/Research


UMass Memorial Medical Center - University Campus


Guy's Kings and St. Thomas' Hospital, UC San Diego

Board Certifications

Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatrics




Dr. Sanjeet Hegde is a pediatric cardiologist at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego. He is the medical director of cardiac MRI, co-director of research at the Heart Institute, program director of the 3D Innovations Lab and an associate clinical professor of pediatrics at UC San Diego of Medicine.

Dr. Hegde graduated from JIPMER, a premier medical institution in India. He did his pediatric training in the UK, which led to a Membership of the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health (MRCPCH degree), London, UK. He then completed a research fellowship in pediatric cardiology/cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at Guy's, Kings and St. Thomas' Hospital, London, UK, and earned a doctoral degree from the University of London for his dissertation, titled "Magnetic resonance guided catheter tracking and cardiac intervention." Dr. Hegde then moved to the U.S. and completed a pediatric residency at University of Massachusetts and a pediatric cardiology fellowship at UC San Diego.

He specializes in cardiovascular MRI and echocardiography and is interested in MRI guidance of cardiac catheterization in children.

Dr. Hegde's research interests include in-vitro measurement of the safety of devices for interventional MRI, development of catheters and in-vitro testing of their suitability for interventional MRI, device implantation under XMR, catheter tracking under MRI, and image guidance of cardiac interventions. He was part of the research team in London that performed the world's first radiation-free MRI-guided cardiac catheterization in children.

In collaboration with the UC San Diego Bioengineering Department, he is investigating cardiovascular flow dynamics, ventricular electro-mechanics and ventricular remodeling. Notably, the team is developing a unique web-accessible database of congenital heart disease models as part of the National Institutes of Health-funded (R01) Cardiac Atlas Project. He is actively involved in the cutting-edge basic and clinical research to provide innovative 3D models for complex surgeries or interventions.

Dr. Hegde has authored multiple peer-reviewed journal articles and textbook chapters related to his research.

He is actively engaged in teaching medical students, nursing staff, residents and fellows. Outside of work, he enjoys swimming, hiking and traveling with his wife and son.


A universal biventricular coordinate system incorporating valve annuli: Validation in congenital heart disease.
Pankewitz LR, Hustad KG, Govil S, Perry JC, Hegde S, Tang R, Omens JH, Young AA, McCulloch AD, Arevalo HJ

A deep learning approach for fully automated cardiac shape modeling in tetralogy of Fallot.
Govil S, Crabb BT, Deng Y, Dal Toso L, Puyol-Antón E, Pushparajah K, Hegde S, Perry JC, Omens JH, Hsiao A, Young AA, McCulloch AD

Biventricular shape modes discriminate pulmonary valve replacement in tetralogy of Fallot better than imaging indices.
Govil S, Mauger C, Hegde S, Occleshaw CJ, Yu X, Perry JC, Young AA, Omens JH, McCulloch AD

An Atlas-Based Analysis of Biventricular Mechanics in Tetralogy of Fallot.
Govil S, Hegde S, Perry JC, Omens JH, McCulloch AD

Accuracy of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Diagnosing Pediatric Cardiac Masses: A Multicenter Study.
Beroukhim RS, Ghelani S, Ashwath R, Balasubramanian S, Biko DM, Buddhe S, Campbell MJ, Cross R, Festa P, Griffin L, Grotenhuis H, Hasbani K, Hashemi S, Hegde S, Hussain T, Jain S, Kiaffas M, Kutty S, Lam CZ, Liberato G, Merlocco A, Misra N, Mowers KL, Muniz JC, Nutting A, Parra DA, Patel JK, Perez-Atayde AR, Prasad D, Rosental CF, Shah A, Samyn MM, Sleeper LA, Slesnick T, Valsangiacomo E, Geva T

Neonatal Myocardial Infarction: A Proposed Algorithm for Coronary Arterial Thrombus Management.
El-Sabrout H, Ganta S, Guyon P, Ratnayaka K, Vaughn G, Perry J, Kimball A, Ryan J, Thornburg CD, Tucker S, Mo J, Hegde S, Nigro J, El-Said H

Purpose-Built Transcatheter Cavopulmonary Anastomosis Device Requirements: Multi-Modality Imaging Evaluation.
El-Sabrout HR, Ryan JR, Hegde SR, El-Said HG, Nigro JJ, Moore JW, Ratnayaka K

Right-left ventricular shape variations in tetralogy of Fallot: associations with pulmonary regurgitation.
Mauger CA, Govil S, Chabiniok R, Gilbert K, Hegde S, Hussain T, McCulloch AD, Occleshaw CJ, Omens J, Perry JC, Pushparajah K, Suinesiaputra A, Zhong L, Young AA

Computational analysis of cardiac structure and function in congenital heart disease: Translating discoveries to clinical strategies.
Forsch N, Govil S, Perry JC, Hegde S, Young AA, Omens JH, McCulloch AD

Atlas-based measures of left ventricular shape may improve characterization of adverse remodeling in anthracycline-exposed childhood cancer survivors: a cross-sectional imaging study.
Narayan HK, Xu R, Forsch N, Govil S, Iukuridze D, Lindenfeld L, Adler E, Hegde S, Tremoulet A, Ky B, Armenian S, Omens J, McCulloch AD

Double Choker: Double Aortic Arch with Bilateral Aortic Coarctation Associated with Heterotaxy-Asplenia Syndrome and Complex Atrioventricular Canal Defect.
Dixon CM, Dyar D, Aurigemma D, Printz BF, Hegde S, Ryan J, Loo JC, Sun HY

Exercise MRI highlights heterogeneity in cardiovascular mechanics among patients with Fontan circulation: proposed protocol for routine evaluation.
Contijoch F, Li B, Yang W, Silva-Sepulveda JA, Vodkin I, Printz B, Vavinskaya V, Hegde S, Marsden A, El-Sabrout H, Alshawabkeh L, Moore JW, El-Said H

Fontan Revision: Presurgical Planning Using Four-Dimensional (4D) Flow and Three-Dimensional (3D) Printing.
Carberry T, Murthy R, Hsiao A, Petko C, Moore J, Lamberti J, Hegde S

Atlas-Based Computational Analysis of Heart Shape and Function in Congenital Heart Disease.
Gilbert K, Forsch N, Hegde S, Mauger C, Omens JH, Perry JC, Pontré B, Suinesiaputra A, Young AA, McCulloch AD

First-in-Human Closed-Chest Transcatheter Superior Cavopulmonary Anastomosis.
Ratnayaka K, Moore JW, Rios R, Lederman RJ, Hegde SR, El-Said HG

Atlas-Based Ventricular Shape Analysis for Understanding Congenital Heart Disease.
Farrar G, Suinesiaputra A, Gilbert K, Perry JC, Hegde S, Marsden A, Young AA, Omens JH, McCulloch AD

Double trouble: fetal diagnosis of a pulmonary artery sling and vascular ring.
Lee JW, Printz BF, Hegde SR, Vargas LA, Sun HY

Evaluation of Impedance Cardiography for Measurement of Stroke Volume in Congenital Heart Disease.
Ebrahim M, Hegde S, Printz B, Abcede M, Proudfoot JA, Davis C

Improving assessment of congenital heart disease through rapid patient specific modeling.
Gilbert K, Farrar G, Cowan B, Suinesiaputra A, Occleshaw C, Pontre B, Perry J, Hegde S, Omens J, McCulloch A, Young A

Creating shape templates for patient specific biventricular modeling in congenital heart disease.
Gilbert K, Farrar G, Cowan BR, Suinesiaputra A, Occleshaw C, Pontre B, Perry J, Hegde S, Marsden A, Omens J, McCulloch A, Young AA

Intermediate Results of Hybrid Versus Primary Norwood Operation.
DiBardino DJ, Gomez-Arostegui J, Kemp A, Raviendran R, Hegde S, Devaney EJ, Lamberti JJ, El-Said H

Device therapy for atrial septal defects in a multicenter cohort: acute outcomes and adverse events.
El-Said H, Hegde S, Foerster S, Hellenbrand W, Kreutzer J, Trucco SM, Holzer R, Burch G, Mirani A, Nicolas R, Porras D, Bergersen L, Moore J

First report of atretic coronary sinus stenting in a 5-kg infant resulting in dramatic improvement of ventricular function in functional single ventricle.
El-Said H, Hegde S, Moore J

Further insight into a rare pathology: differential aspects of left ventricular diverticulum.
DiBardino DJ, Hegde S, Lamberti JJ

Reply: Cardiac perforation by atrial septal defect closure devices: a potentially catastrophic and still unclear event.
Hegde S, Moore J

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