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V. Mohan Reddy, M.D.

V. Mohan Reddy, M.D.

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

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550 16th Street, Floor 5
Pediatric CT Surgery, MH5-745
San Francisco, CA 94143-0117
(415) 476-0451 Academic assistant
(415) 476-3501 Appointments
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  • 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
  • UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Pediatric Heart Center
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Congenital Cardiac Surgery
  • Congenital Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Congenital Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Fetal Cardiac Surgery
  • Neonatal Cardiac Surgery
  • Neonatal Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Neonatal Cardiovascular surgery
  • Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
  • Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Cerebral protection during cardiac surgery
  • Fetal bypass
  • Fetal cardiac structure models
  • Neonatal bypass
  • Neonatal cardiac structure models
  • Hindi, Urdu, Telugu

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.

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.

  • AATS and Edwards Life Sciences
Most recent publications from a total of 12
  1. 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. Atrioventricular block after congenital heart surgery: Analysis from the Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Mar; 157(3):1168-1177.e2. View in PubMed
  2. Hassan F, Patel A, Reddy VM, Nawaytou H. Postablation Right Atrial Dissection in Ebstein's Anomaly. CASE (Phila). 2018 Feb; 2(1):16-19. View in PubMed
  3. Siehr SL, Shi S, Hao S, Hu Z, Jin B, Hanley F, Reddy VM, McElhinney DB, Ling XB, Shin AY. Exploring the Role of Polycythemia in Patients With Cyanosis After Palliative Congenital Heart Surgery. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2016 Mar; 17(3):216-22. View in PubMed
  4. 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. Ventricular lead redundancy to prevent cardiovascular events and sudden death from lead fracture in pacemaker-dependent children. Heart Rhythm. 2015 Jan; 12(1):111-6. View in PubMed
  5. Ma X, Barboza LA, Siyahian A, Reinhartz O, Maeda K, Reddy VM, Hanley FL, Riemer RK. Tetralogy of Fallot: aorto-pulmonary collaterals and pulmonary arteries have distinctly different transcriptomes. Pediatr Res. 2014 Oct; 76(4):341-6. View in PubMed
  6. 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. Usp16 contributes to somatic stem-cell defects in Down's syndrome. Nature. 2013 Sep 19; 501(7467):380-4. View in PubMed
  7. Mainwaring RD, Sheikh AY, Punn R, Reddy VM, Hanley FL. Surgical outcomes for patients with pulmonary atresia/major aortopulmonary collaterals and Alagille syndrome. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2012 Aug; 42(2):235-40; discussion 240-1. View in PubMed
  8. McMullan DM, Reddy VM, Gottliebson WM, Silverman NH, Perry SB, Chan F, Hanley FL, Riemer RK. Morphological studies of pulmonary arteriovenous shunting in a lamb model of superior cavopulmonary anastomosis. Pediatr Cardiol. 2008 Jul; 29(4):706-12. View in PubMed
  9. Gulati R, Reddy VM, Culbertson C, Helton G, Suleman S, Reinhartz O, Silverman N, Hanley FL. Surgical management of coronary artery arising from the wrong coronary sinus, using standard and novel approaches. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2007 Nov; 134(5):1171-8. View in PubMed
  10. Williams GD, Ramamoorthy C, Chu L, Hammer GB, Kamra K, Boltz MG, Pentcheva K, McCarthy JP, Reddy VM. Modified and conventional ultrafiltration during pediatric cardiac surgery: clinical outcomes compared. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2006 Dec; 132(6):1291-8. View in PubMed
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