Arun Chandran, MD

Associate Professor
Director of Cardiac MRI/CT Imaging Program, UF Health Congenital Heart Center, Gainesville, Florida

Adjunct Faculty
Division of Cardiology, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Adjunct Faculty
Department of Radiology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Practices at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, Gainesville

Academic Office

UF Health Congenital Heart Center
1600 SW Archer Road – Box 100296
Gainesville, FL 32610
tel     (352)273-7770
fax    (352)392-0547

Clinical Focus

Dr. Chandran’s primary interests are in non-invasive imagining, pediatric echocardiography, pediatric cardiac MRI, and pediatric cardiac computed tomography.

Honors and Awards

Outstanding Achievement in Pediatric Medical Student Education, University of Florida College of Medicine, August 2009

Customer Service Key Award: Shands Hospital, Gainesville, Florida. February, 2010


  • Fellowship – Pediatric Cardiology, 2001-2004
    Shand’s Children’s Hospital, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
  • Residency – Pediatrics, 1998-2001
    University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois
  • Internship – Internal Medicine, 1997-1998
    Texas Tech University Health Science Center, El Paso, Texas
  • Registrar-Pediatrics, 1996-1997
    Muhimbili Medical University, Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania
  • Doctor of Medicine, 1990-1995
    Christian Medical College and Hospitals, Vellore, Tamil-Nadu, India


American Board of Pediatrics,

Sub-Board of Pediatric Cardiology

Medical Licensure in Florida (2004)

Medical Licensure in Illinois (2006)


Abeer I Hamdy, M.D.; Gary Cooper, M.D; Roger Shifrin, M.D.; Karen Hamilton, M.D.; and Arun Chandran, M.D.:  Aorto-Pulmonary Window in an Adult: Utility of Multimodality Imaging. Journal of American College of Cardiology (accepted 11/29/2010 for publication in July 2011).  

Wesley Mann, M.D.; Roger Shifrin, M.D.; and Arun Chandran, M.D.:  Demonstration of a Right Circumflex Aortic Arch with Aberrant Left Subclavian Artery and a Hypoplastic Arch by Multidetector Computer Tomography.  Cardiology in the Young.  June 2011 (in press).

Al-Mousily F, Shifrin RY, Fricker FJ, Feranec N, Quinn NS, Chandran A:  Use of 320 detector computed tomographic angiography for infants and young children with Congenital Heart Disease.  Pediatric Cardiology.  2011Jan 6 (Epub).

Chandran A, Bleiweis MS, Fricker F Jay:  Evaluating the extracardiac Fontan conduit by multi-slice computed tomography: An emerging modality.  Cardiology in the Young. 2009Feb19:1-2.

Chandran AFricker F Jay:  Aortic aneurysm and dissection diagnosed by computed tomography 19 years after repair of coarctation.  Cardiology in the Young.  2009May29:1-2.

Chandran A, Fricker FJ, Schowengerdt KO, Cumming WA, Saidi A, Spencer CT, Paolillo J, Samyn MM:  An institutional review of the value of computed tomographic angiography in the diagnosis of congenital cardiac malformations. Cardiology in the Young.  2005Feb; 15(1):47.

Arun Chandran M.D., FAAP, FACC, and Arwa Saidi, MBBS, FACC.  American College Of Cardiology: Echosap 6: Adult Congenital Heart Disease: Case-Based Examination.  2010

Joseph A. Paolillo, M.D., FAAP, FACC, FSCAI and Arun Chandran M.D., FAAP, FACC:  Closing Remarks Case Study: Use of Live Three Dimensional Tranesophageal Echocardiography to evaluate and Guide Closure of a Secundum Atrial Septal Defect. 2009

Joseph A. Paolillo, M.D., FAAP, FACC, FSCAI and Arun Chandran M.D., FAAP, FACC: Gore-Helex live primer on trans-catheter closure of atrial septal defects under TEE Guidance.  2008.