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Vijaya Joshi, MD

Vijaya Joshi, MD

  • Consulting Physician, Cardiology
  • Medical Director, Echocardiography Lab
  • Medical Director, Cardiology Division, and Director, Noninvasive Cardiology, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center



MD – University of Vermont
Residency (Family Medicine) – University of California, San Diego
Residency (Pediatrics) – University of California, San Diego
Fellowship – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia

Clinical Interests

  • Pediatric Cardiology

Selected Publications

Exercise Right Heart Catheterization for Pulmonary Hypertension Identified on Screening Echocardiography in Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer: A report from the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort. Gregory T. Armstrong, James J. Tolle, Robert Piana, Aimee Santucci, James Leathers, Kirsten K. Ness, Daniel A. Mulrooney, Daniel M. Green, Vijaya M. Joshi, Leslie L Robison, Melissa M. Hudson, Daniel Lenihan. Pediatric Blood & Cancer. DOI:10.1002/pbc.26769 

Daniel A. Mulrooney MD, MS; Elsayed Z. Soliman MD MSc, MS; Matthew J. Ehrhardt, MD MS; Lu Lu, MS, Daniel A. Duprez, MD PhD; Russell V. Luepker MD, MS; Gregory T. Armstrong MD, MSCE; Vijaya M. Joshi, MD, Daniel M. Green MD; Deokumar Srivastava PhD; Matthew J. Krasin MD; G. Stephen Morris PT, PhD, Leslie L. Robison PhD; Melissa M. Hudson MD, Kirsten K. Ness PT, PhD. Electrocardiographic Abnormalities and Mortality in Aging Survivors of Childhood Cancer: A Report from the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort Study American Heart Journal.2017; 189:19-27 

Kumar, T.S., Briceno-Medina, M., Sathanandam, S., Joshi, V.M. and Knott-Craig, C.J., 2017. Femoral Vein Homograft as Right Ventricle to Pulmonary Artery Conduit in Stage 1 Norwood Operation. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2017; 103(6)1969-1974. 

Melissa M. Hudson, Matthew J. Ehrhardt, Nickhill Bhakta, Malek Baassiri, Hesham Eissa, Wassim Chemaitilly, Daniel M. Green, Daniel A. Mulrooney, Gregory T. Armstrong, Tara M. Brinkman, James L. Klosky, Kevin R. Krull, Noah D. Sabin, Carmen L. Wilson, I-Chan Huang, Johnnie K. Bass, Karen Hale, Sue Kaste, Raja B. Khan, Deo Kumar Srivastava, Yutaka Yasui, Vijaya M. Joshi, Saumini Srinivasan, Dennis Stokes, Mary Ellen Hoehn, Matthew Wilson, Kirsten K. Ness and Leslie L. Robison. Approach for Classification and Severity-grading of Long-term and Late-onset Health Events among Childhood Cancer Survivors in the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort. Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Biomarkers 2016:26(5):1-9. DOI:10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-16-0812 

Kumar TS, Jerry Allen CC, Spentzas T, Lindsay Berrios CC, Shah S, Joshi VM, Ballweg JA, Knott-Craig CJ. Acute Kidney Injury Following Cardiac Surgery in Neonates and Young Infants Experience of a Single Center Using Novel Perioperative Strategies. World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery. 2016;7(4):460-6 doi: 10.1177/2150135116648305 

Mulrooney DA, Armstrong GT, Huang S, Ness KK, Ehrhardt MJ, Joshi VM, Plana JC, Soliman EZ, Green DM, Srivastava DK, Santucci A, Krasin MJ, Robison LL, Hudson MM. Cardiac outcomes in adult survivors of childhood cancer exposed to cardiotoxic therapy: a cross-sectional study from the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort. Ann Intern Med. 2016; 164(2):93-101. doi:10.7326/M15-0424 

Aortic Root Size by Echocardiogram Compared to CT in Adolescents with Pectus Excavatum. Alejandro Arevalo MD, Jason Johnson MD, Lauren Haddad MD, Tamekia Jones Ph.D.,Vijaya Joshi MD; The Journal of Thoracic Imaging.2016;31(3):163-167 

Gregory T. Armstrong M.D., M.S.C.E., Vijaya M. Joshi, M.D., Kirsten K. Ness, Ph.D., Thomas H. Marwick, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., M.P.H., Nan Zhang, M.S., DeoKumar Srivastava, Ph.D., Brian P. Griffin, M.D., Richard A. Grimm, D.O., James Thomas, M.D., Dermot Phelan, M.D., Ph.D., Patrick Collier, M.D., Ph.D., Kevin R. Krull, Ph.D., Daniel A. Mulrooney, M.D., M.S., Daniel M. Green, M.D., Melissa M. Hudson, M.D., Leslie L. Robison, Ph.D., Juan Carlos Plana, M.D. Comprehensive Echocardiographic Detection of Treatment-related Cardiac Dysfunction in Adult survivors of Childhood Cancer: Results from the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort Study. J Am Col Cardiol 2015; 65:2511–22. 

Knott-Craig CJ, Kumar TKS, Arevalo AR, Joshi VM. Surgical Management of Symptomatic Neonates with Ebstein’s Anomaly: Choice of Operation. Cardiology in the Young 2014; pg. 1 of 5; Cambridge University Press, 2014. 

Mulrooney DA, Nunnery SE, Armstrong GT, Ness KK, Srivastava D, Donovan D, Kurt BA, Metzger ML, Krasin MJ, Joshi VM, Durand JB, Robinson L, Hudson MM, Flamm SD. Coronary Artery Disease Detected by Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography in Adult Survivors of Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma. Cancer 2014; 120:3536-44. 

Smith WA, Ness KK, Joshi V, Hudson MM, Robison LL, Green DM. Exercise training in childhood cancer survivors with subclinical cardiomyopathy who were treated with anthracyclines. Pediatric Blood Cancer, 2013;61(5):942-945. DOI: 10.1002/pbc.24850 

Gregory T. Armstrong, Vijaya M. Joshi, Liang Zhu, Deokumar Srivastava, Nan Zhang, Kirsten K Ness, Dennis C. Stokes, Matthew T. Krasin, James A. Fowler, Leslie L. Robison, Melissa M. Hudson, and Daniel M. Green. Increased Tricuspid Regurgitant Jet Velocity by Doppler Echocardiography in Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer: A Report From the St Jude Lifetime Cohort Study J Clin Oncol 2.20.2013Vol.31No.6pp.774-781 

Goldberg SP, Knott-Craig CJ, Joshi VM, Figueroa MI, Ballweg JA, Chin Apical left ventriculotomy is safe in infants and young children requiring cardiac surgery World J Pediatric Congenit Heart Surg 2012;3(3) 

Gregory T. Armstrong, Juan Carlos Plana, Nan Zhang, Deokumar Srivastava, Daniel M Green, Kirsten K Ness, F. Daniel Donovan, Monika L Metzger, Alejandro Arevalo, Jean-Bernard Durand, Vijaya Joshi, Melissa M Hudson, Leslie L Robison, and Scott Flamm. Screening Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer for Cardiomyopathy: Comparison of Echocardiography and Cardiac MRI J Clin Oncol 8.10.2012 Vol30 No23pp2876-2884 

Mindy K. Longjohn, MD, MPH1, Vijay Joshi, MD2, Jim Wan, PhD3 and Jay Pershad, MD. Point of Care Echocardiography by Emergency Physicians. Pediatric Emergency Care: Aug 2011: Vol 27 ( 8) pp 693-696 

Jones RC, Boston US, Joshi VM, Goldberg SP, Knott-Craig CJ. Diagnosis and repair of anomalous right coronary artery from the pulmonary artery in a neonate. Cong Heart Dis 2011 Jan;6(1):48-50 

Jane S Hankins, M. Beth McCarville, Claudia M Hillenbrand, Ralf B Loeffler, Russel E Ware, Ruitian Song, Matthew P Smeltzer and Vijaya Joshi. Ventricular Diastolic Dysfunction in Sickle Cell Anemia is Common but not associated with Myocardial Iron Deposition. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2010;55:495–500 

Turpin, D., Joshi, V., Britt, H. Echocardiographic diagnosis of dual connections to ascending and descending vertical veins in the setting of totally anomalous pulmonary venous connection (2009) Cardiology in the Young, 19 (3), pp. 294-295. 

Feltes, TF et al for the Cardiac Synagis Study Group. Palivizumab prophylaxis reduces hospitalization due to respiratory syncytial virus in young children with hemodynamically significant congenital heart disease. J Pediatr2003; 14:532-40 

Joshi VM, Carey A., Simpson P., Paridon SM. Exercise Performance Following Repair of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome: A Comparison with Other Types of Fontan Patients. Pediatric Cardiology Vol 18:357-360, 1997 

Ross RD, Joshi V, Carravallah DJ, Morrow WR. Reduced Radiation During Catheterization of Infants Using Acquisition Zoom Technology. The American Journal of Cardiology 1997; 79:691-693 

Tantengco MV, Ross RD, Humes RA, Sullivan N, Joshi V, Clapp SK, Epstein M. Enhanced resting left ventricular filling in patients with successful coarctation repair and exercise-induced hypertension, Am Heart J, 1997; 134:1082-8 

Rychik J, Tian ZY, Fogel MA, Joshi V, Rose NC, Jacobs ML. The single ventricle heart in the fetus: accuracy of prenatal diagnosis and outcome J Perinatol. 1997 May-Jun; 17(3): 183-8. 

Lobdell KW, Walters HL, Joshi VM, Ross R and Hakimi M. Repair of an Unusual Type of Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection: Ann Thorac Surg 1996;62:1517-9 

Last update: March 2018