Anita Krishnan, M.D.

  • Primary Investigator
    • M.B.A., Business, George Washington University, Washington, D.C., (2024)
    • Fellowship, Cardiology and advanced imaging, Children's National Hospital, Washington, D.C., (2009)
    • Residency, Pediatrics, Children's National Hospital, Washington, D.C., (2005)
    • M.D., Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, I.L., (2002)
    • B.Sc., Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, M.A., (1998)
  • Anita Krishnan, M.D., is a pediatric cardiologist who specializes in fetal imaging. She completed an advanced cardiac imaging fellowship with research component at the National Institutes of Health. During that period, she compared imaging findings during early cardiac development in the human and mouse and collaborated to create a 3 dimensional atlas which is available online.

    Her research now focuses on stillbirth reduction through improved diagnosis and treatment of fetal cardiac disease. She is currently leading NIH funded work to develop a beat to beat fetal electrocardiogram device, which would allow for fetal arrhythmia management in areas remote from the tertiary care site. She has also led efforts to study disparities in prenatal diagnosis of congenital heart disease and improve access to fetal diagnostics through telehealth. 

    She is active in advocacy and health equity work, and previously completed an Albert Schweitzer fellowship and multiple legislative internships. She is currently a faculty associate for the Children's Health Advocacy Institute. In addition she is a member of the Scientific Review Committee for the Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium (PC4) and active in health equity efforts of the Pediatric Acute Care Collaborative (PAC3).