About Duraisamy Balaguru, MBBS

Dr. Balaguru graduated from Thanjavur Medical College in India. He completed pediatric residency in India. He trained in pediatrics, neonatology and pediatric cardiology in United Kingdom including Great Ormond Street Hospital and Oxford University Hospitals. In the US, he completed residency in pediatrics and fellowship in pediatric cardiology at New York University Medical Center. This was followed by advanced fellowship in pediatric interventional cardiac catheterization in Medical University of South Carolina Children's Hospital, Charleston, SC and a senior fellowship in Boston Children's Hospital.

He has been on faculty of Tufts Medical School, Univ. of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and University of Texas McGovern Medical School in Houston. His research interest include use of near infrared spectroscopy in monitoring children after heart surgery, lymphatic imaging using near infrared fluorescent imaging for postoperative chylothorax, radiation dose measurement during cardiac catheterization, device closure of cardiac defects using transcatheter techniques and pain relief after heart surgery.

He is a fellow of American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Cardiology and Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention.

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Pediatric Cardiology
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-726-3824

Medical Education

  • MBBS, Thanjavur Medical College
  • Residency, All Saints Hospital
  • Residency, Barnsley Hospital
  • Residency, Gt. Ormond Street Hospital
  • Residency, King's Mill Hospital
  • Residency, Madras Medical College
  • Residency, Madras Medical College Hospital
  • Residency, NYU Langone Medical Center
  • Residency, Oxford University Hospitals
  • Residency, St. Mary's Hospital
  • Residency, Stanley Medical College
  • Fellowship, Boston Children's Hospital ++
  • Fellowship, Medical University of South Carolina Medical Center
  • Fellowship, NYU Langone Medical Center

American Board Certifications

  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Pediatric Cardiology, American Board of Pediatrics

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