About Duraisamy Balaguru, MD

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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MassGeneral Hospital for Children: Pediatric and Congenital Cardiology
55 Fruit St.
Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care
Suite 6C
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-2000
Phone: 617-726-3826

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, NYU Langone Medical Center
  • Residency, Oxford University Hospitals
  • Residency, St. Mary's Hospital
  • Residency, Stanley Medical College
  • Fellowship, Boston Childrens Hospital
  • Fellowship, Boston Children's Hospital ++
  • Fellowship, Medical University of South Carolina Medical Center
  • Fellowship, Medical University of South Carolina
  • 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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Transcatheter repair of cardiac defects, Measurement of radiation dose during cardiac catheterization in children, Use of near-infrared fluorescence for lymphatic imaging and Use of NIRS monitoring in children after heart surgery.


    1. Multimodality lymphatic imaging of postoperative chylothorax in an infant with Noonan syndrome: a case report. Pham KT, Balaguru D, Tammisetti VS, Guevara CJ, Rasmussen JC, Zvavanjanja RC, Hanfland R, Sevick-Muraca EM, Aldrich MB. Eur J Medical Research. 2020; 25: Article No. 55. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40001-020-004455-w.
    2. Invited Commentary: Congenital coronary anomalies – Adult or Child. Is there a difference? Balaguru D. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. Accepted October 2020.
    3. Point-of-care ultrasound in sternal notch confirms depth of endotracheal tube in children. Uya, A., Gautam NK, Rafique MB, Pawelek O, Patnana SR, Gupta-Malhotra M, Balaguru D, Numan MT, Hill M, Miller S. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 2020;21:e393-e398. PMID: 32168296.
    4. Postmortem coronary angiography in a preemie heart – a case report. Qasim, A, Balaguru D, Aly AM. Journal of Congenital Cardiology. Biomed Central. 2019;3:8. doi: https://doi.org/10.1186/s40949-019-0029-2.
    5. Effect of intravenous phenobarbital on left ventricular contractility by echocardiography in children. Doshi AR, Gupta Malhotra M, Balaguru D, Amre D, Erikson C. Kansas J Med. 2019;12(2):40-44. PMID: 31191808.
    6. Commentary on “Prevalence of HCV infection in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease and Treatment with Direct Antiviral Agents. Balaguru D. South Med J. 2018; 111(3):142-3.doi: 10.14423/SMJ.0000000000000775. PMID: 29505647.

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