Arun Chandran

Arun Chandran, M.D., FAAP, FACC, FSCMR

Professor . Director-Pediatric CMRI/CT Program

Business Phone: (352) 273-7770
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About Arun Chandran

Hi, my name is Arun Chandran, and I am a board-certified pediatrics and pediatric cardiology physician here at UF Health. I received my medical degree from Christian Medical College in India. After completing my degree, I interned at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso, Texas, in Internal medicine. Thereafter, I completed a pediatric residency at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago and a fellowship in pediatric cardiology at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital. My inspiration to become a doctor was my mother who was an Obstetrician who worked hard to provide wholesome care to her patients while working with limited resources in Africa. I learned about the importance of dedicating one’s life to caring for other people from my parents. Since 2005, I have been a faculty member in the division of pediatric cardiology. I also serve as the director of the pediatric cardiac MRI/CT imaging program at the UF Health Congenital Heart Center. I am a member of the American Academy of Pediatricians, the American College of Cardiology and a Fellow of the Society of Cardiovascular MR. I also maintain an adjunct faculty position with the UF College of Medicine’s department of radiology and lead the Pediatric CMR/CT Center of Excellence

In 2010, I accepted an adjunct faculty position at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in the division of cardiology.

My clinical interests include noninvasive imaging that encompasses echocardiography, pediatric cardiac magnetic resonance and computed tomography angiography. My goals include providing efficient, effective and compassionate care to all my patients and they also include teaching the next generation of Pediatric cardiologists while performing Clinical research to better understand the application of Non-invasive imaging in Congenital heart disease. My patients can be rest assured that I will always be with them during their search for the solutions to their medical problems and will not leave any stone un-turned in that search.

My favorite ways to spend my time outside of work include spending time with my family as well as our dogs. I enjoy exercising, swimming and reading a wide range of topics with a special interest on spirituality.


Customer Service Key Award
2010 · Shands Hospital
Achievement in Pediatric Medical Student Education
2009 · University of Florida

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Cardiology
    American Board of Pediatrics

Clinical Profile

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Cardiology
Areas of Interest
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Echocardiogram
  • Echocardiogram – children
  • Fetal echocardiography
  • Fetal heart monitoring
  • Heart CT scan
  • Heart MRI
  • Heart and vascular services
  • Imaging and radiology


Case Report: Multimodality evaluation and clinical management of a single coronary artery.
Frontiers in cardiovascular medicine. 10 [DOI] 10.3389/fcvm.2023.1295602. [PMID] 38259311.
Cardiac MRI Detection of Left Ventricular Aneurysm in Children After Ventricular Assist Device Explantation.
World journal for pediatric & congenital heart surgery. 12(4):559-561 [DOI] 10.1177/21501351211004173. [PMID] 34278859.
Takayasu’s arteritis presenting as acute myocardial infarction: case series and review of literature.
Cardiology in the young. 31(11):1866-1869 [DOI] 10.1017/S1047951121001700. [PMID] 34016208.
Isolated Right Superior Cava Drainage to the Left Atrium: An Uncommon Etiology of Cyanosis.
World journal for pediatric & congenital heart surgery. 11(4):528-530 [DOI] 10.1177/2150135120912401. [PMID] 32645773.
Left Atrial Appendage Aneurysm Characterized by Multimodal Imaging.
World journal for pediatric & congenital heart surgery. 11(4):NP161-NP163 [DOI] 10.1177/2150135118769327. [PMID] 29888627.
Optimized Computed Tomography Angiography Protocol for the Evaluation of Thrombus in Patients with Fontan Anatomy.
Pediatric cardiology. 41(8):1601-1607 [DOI] 10.1007/s00246-020-02417-9. [PMID] 32785745.
A single centre experience with an evolving approach for the repair of coarctation of the aorta.
Cardiology in the young. 29(7):885-887 [DOI] 10.1017/S104795111900101X. [PMID] 31296278.
Impact of 3D Printouts in Optimizing Surgical Results for Complex Congenital Heart Disease.
World journal for pediatric & congenital heart surgery. 10(5):533-538 [DOI] 10.1177/2150135119852316. [PMID] 31496399.
Severe Direct Hyperbilirubinemia as a Consequence of Right Heart Failure in Congenital Heart Disease.
World journal for pediatric & congenital heart surgery. 9(4):470-474 [DOI] 10.1177/2150135116640786. [PMID] 27154793.
Hybrid Stage 1 Palliation in a Patient With Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and Unusual Decompressing Levoatrial Cardinal Vein in Turner Syndrome: Utility of Multimodality Imaging.
World journal for pediatric & congenital heart surgery. 7(3):375-6 [DOI] 10.1177/2150135116641908. [PMID] 27142408.
Coronary Cardiac Fistula: Evaluation by Cardiac CTA for Management.
World journal for pediatric & congenital heart surgery. 6(3):484-5 [DOI] 10.1177/2150135115588139. [PMID] 26180172.
Pocket echocardiography system for detection of patent ductus arteriosus in neonates.
Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.). 32(2):319-24 [DOI] 10.1111/echo.12656. [PMID] 24919825.
Case of double-outlet right ventricle after repair with pulmonary arteriovenous malformations using cardiac CT.
Journal of cardiovascular computed tomography. 8(5):401-3 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jcct.2014.05.003. [PMID] 24998091.
Dual connection of single pulmonary vein in partial anomalous pulmonary venous return.
Journal of cardiovascular computed tomography. 7(5):328-9 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jcct.2013.08.013. [PMID] 24268121.
Case of persistent left superior vena cava draining via the left atrium with a normal coronary sinus utilizing cardiac CT.
Journal of cardiovascular computed tomography. 6(4):289-91 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jcct.2012.02.005. [PMID] 22732204.
Aorto-pulmonary window in an adult utility of multimodality imaging.
Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 58(4) [DOI] 10.1016/j.jacc.2010.11.076. [PMID] 21757109.
Demonstration of a right circumflex aortic arch with aberrant left subclavian artery and a hypoplastic arch by multi-detector computer tomography.
Cardiology in the young. 21(3):341-2 [PMID] 21977505.
Use of 320-detector computed tomographic angiography for infants and young children with congenital heart disease.
Pediatric cardiology. 32(4):426-32 [DOI] 10.1007/s00246-010-9873-8. [PMID] 21210093.
Aortic aneurysms and dissection diagnosed by computed tomography 19 years after repair of coarctation.
Cardiology in the young. 19(4):398-9 [DOI] 10.1017/S1047951109990242. [PMID] 19476694.
Evaluating the extracardiac Fontan conduit by multislice computed tomography: an emerging modality.
Cardiology in the young. 19(2):204-5 [DOI] 10.1017/S1047951109003783. [PMID] 19224676.
An institutional review of the value of computed tomographic angiography in the diagnosis of congenital cardiac malformations.
Cardiology in the young. 15(1):47-51 [PMID] 15831161.


Fellowship – Pediatric Cardiology
2004 · University of Florida
Residency – Pediatrics
2001 · University of Illinois
Internship – Internal Medicine
1998 · Texas Tech University
Medical Degree
1995 · Christian Medical College

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