University of California San Francisco

V. Mohan Reddy, MD
V. Mohan Reddy, MD

Professor of Surgery 
Chief, Division of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery 
Co-Director, UCSF Pediatric Heart Center


1975 4th Street
San Francisco, CA 94158
United States


    V. Mohan Reddy, MD, is Chief of the Division of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery at UCSF and Co-Director of the Pediatric Heart Center at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital - San Francisco.

    Dr. Reddy earned his master’s degree from the Institute of Medicine in New Delhi and his medical degree from Kakatiya Medical College in Warngal, India. He completed general surgical and cardiothoracic and vascular surgical residencies in India and then came to the United States, where he served for a year as Chief Pediatric Heart Surgery Resident at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Reddy then went on to a clinical fellowship in pediatric cardiovascular surgery at Miami Children’s Hospital and a combined clinical and research fellowship in pediatric cardiac surgery here at UCSF. After completing that fellowship, he was appointed to the Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery faculty and remained here until 2001.

    Previously, Dr. Reddy was Chief of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Stanford School of Medicine, where he performed pioneering, successful cardiac surgeries on premature and extremely low birth weight neonates previously thought to be inoperable. 

    Dr. Reddy’s research and clinical interests focus on complex neonatal repairs, including on premature and extremely low birth weight babies; fetal heart surgery; and cerebral protection during heart surgery.

    Since 2003, Dr. Reddy has been an active volunteer surgeon with Children's HeartLink, an international nonprofit that provides complex cardiac care to children in remote regions around the world, with yearly surgical clinics in India and China.

    Dr. Reddy is a member of many professional societies, including the American Association for Thoracic Surgeons, the American Heart Association, and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. He serves on the editorial boards of the journals Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiology in the Young and has published more than 150 peer-reviewed articles.



    1979 - 1983 Kakatiya Medical College, Warangal Andhra Pradesh, India MB, BS

    1983 - 1986 All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India Master of Surgery, General Surgery

    1986 - 1990 All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India MCh (Magister Chirugery), Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery



    1982 - 1983 MGM Hospital, Andhra Pradesh, India; Intern, Surgery

    1983 - 1986 All India Institute of Medical Sciences. New Delhi, India; Resident, General Surgery

    1986 - 1986 All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India; Senior Registrar, General Surgery (Emergency Section)

    1987 - 1989 All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi,India; Resident, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery

    1990 - 1991 Children's Hospital, Boston, MA; Senior Resident, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery


    1991 - 1992 Miami Children's Hospital, Miami, FL; Fellow, Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery

    1992 - 1996 UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco, CA; Postdoctoral Fellow (combined clinical and research), Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

    Clinical Expertise

    Cardiac Surgery

    Cardiothoracic Surgery

    Cardiovascular Surgery

    Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

    Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

    Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery

    Neonatal Cardiac Surgery

    Neonatal Cardiothoracic Surgery

    Neonatal Cardiovascular surgery

    Fetal Cardiac Surgery

    Congenital Cardiac Surgery

    Congenital Cardiothoracic Surgery

    Congenital Cardiovascular Surgery

    Foreign Languages Spoken

    Hindi, Urdu, Telugu

    Program Affiliations

    UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Pediatric Heart Center

    In the News

    Research Narrative

    Since 1993, Dr. Reddy has maintained a strong interest in research related to congenital heart disease. He has developed several fetal models for research. The fetal bypass models he developed have resulted in NIH grants for which he was the co-investigator (PI: Frank Hanley). His fetal shunt model resulted in multiple grants for which he was the co-investigator (PI: Jeffrey Fineman). Other models Dr. Reddy has developed, namely the fetal single ventricle model and the neonatal pulmonary arteriovenous model, have resulted in several important publications.

    Currently, apart from the continuing fetal bypass project, Dr. Reddy is focusing on cerebral protection during neonatal cardiac surgery. This project has resulted in several publications and presentations and he is planning to apply for an NIH grant once the clinical data from an internally funded study is completed. Dr. Reddy has also investigated the use of extracellular matrix membrane for reconstructive purposes in congenital heart surgery, in an industry-funded study. With his return to UCSF, he is renewing his collaborative work on fetal circulatory models with Dr. Fineman.

    Research Interests

    Fetal cardiac structure models

    Neonatal cardiac structure models

    Fetal bypass

    Neonatal bypass

    Cerebral protection during cardiac surgery


    1. Genetics dictating therapeutic decisions in pediatric pulmonary hypertension? A case report suggesting we are getting closer.
      Stevens L, Colglazier E, Parker C, Amin EK, Nawaytou H, Teitel D, Reddy VM, Welch CL, Chung WK, Fineman JR| | View in PubMed
    2. Association between Z-score for birth weight and postoperative outcomes in neonates and infants with congenital heart disease.
      Steurer MA, Peyvandi S, Costello JM, Moon-Grady AJ, Habib RH, Hill KD, Jacobs ML, Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL, Keller RL, Pasquali SK, Reddy VM, Tabbutt S, Rajagopal S| | View in PubMed
    3. Atrioventricular block after congenital heart surgery: Analysis from the Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium.
      Romer AJ, Tabbutt S, Etheridge SP, Fischbach P, Ghanayem NS, Reddy VM, Sahulee R, Tanel RE, Tweddell JS, Gaies M, Banerjee M, Retzloff L, Zhang W, Patel AR| | View in PubMed
    4. Postablation Right Atrial Dissection in Ebstein's Anomaly.
      Hassan F, Patel A, Reddy VM, Nawaytou H| | View in PubMed
    5. Exploring the Role of Polycythemia in Patients With Cyanosis After Palliative Congenital Heart Surgery.
      Siehr SL, Shi S, Hao S, Hu Z, Jin B, Hanley F, Reddy VM, McElhinney DB, Ling XB, Shin AY| | View in PubMed
    6. Ventricular lead redundancy to prevent cardiovascular events and sudden death from lead fracture in pacemaker-dependent children.
      Ceresnak SR, Perera JL, Motonaga KS, Avasarala K, Malloy-Walton L, Hanisch D, Punn R, Maeda K, Reddy VM, Doan LN, Kirby K, Dubin AM| | View in PubMed
    7. Tetralogy of Fallot: aorto-pulmonary collaterals and pulmonary arteries have distinctly different transcriptomes.
      Ma X, Barboza LA, Siyahian A, Reinhartz O, Maeda K, Reddy VM, Hanley FL, Riemer RK| | View in PubMed
    8. Usp16 contributes to somatic stem-cell defects in Down's syndrome.
      Adorno M, Sikandar S, Mitra SS, Kuo A, Nicolis Di Robilant B, Haro-Acosta V, Ouadah Y, Quarta M, Rodriguez J, Qian D, Reddy VM, Cheshier S, Garner CC, Clarke MF| | View in PubMed
    9. Surgical outcomes for patients with pulmonary atresia/major aortopulmonary collaterals and Alagille syndrome.
      Mainwaring RD, Sheikh AY, Punn R, Reddy VM, Hanley FL| | View in PubMed
    10. Morphological studies of pulmonary arteriovenous shunting in a lamb model of superior cavopulmonary anastomosis.
      McMullan DM, Reddy VM, Gottliebson WM, Silverman NH, Perry SB, Chan F, Hanley FL, Riemer RK| | View in PubMed
    11. Surgical management of coronary artery arising from the wrong coronary sinus, using standard and novel approaches.
      Gulati R, Reddy VM, Culbertson C, Helton G, Suleman S, Reinhartz O, Silverman N, Hanley FL| | View in PubMed
    12. Modified and conventional ultrafiltration during pediatric cardiac surgery: clinical outcomes compared.
      Williams GD, Ramamoorthy C, Chu L, Hammer GB, Kamra K, Boltz MG, Pentcheva K, McCarthy JP, Reddy VM| | View in PubMed
    13. Robotically assisted perventricular closure of perimembranous ventricular septal defects: preliminary results in Yucatan pigs.
      Amin Z, Woo R, Danford DA, Froemming SE, Reddy VM, Lof J, Overman D| | View in PubMed