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Ravi Ashwath, MD

Medical Director of Non-Invasive Cardiology
Director of Pediatric Cardiac MRI
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Program Director, Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Program
Clinical Professor
Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics - Cardiology

Contact Information


Primary Office
1021 Boyd Tower (BT)
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242


Other, M.E.S College, India
MBBS, Mysore Medical College, India
Internship, Pediatrics, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital; New York Medical College
Resident, Pediatrics, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital; New York Medical College
Fellow, Pediatric Cardiology, Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
Fellow, Advanced Imaging in Cardiac MRI, Boston Children's Hospital; Harvard University

Research Summary

My research interests include
Clinical Research in the non- invasive lab in Pediatric cardiology
Involved in clinical applications of novel research sequences in cardiac MRI
Interest in 3-D printing of cardiac models based on CT and MRI data.


Porayette, P., Reinking, B. & Ashwath, R. (In Press). Rare Association of Absent Pulmonary Valve with Intact Ventricular Septum and Patent Ductus Arteriosus: Assessment in a Newborn with CT Angiography. JCCT.

Priya, S., Nagpal, P., Vidholia, A., Sachdev, I. S. & Ashwath, R. (In Press). Evaluation of transcatheter pulmonary valve endocarditis by Dual energy computed tomography. Cureus, 12(6).

Nakamura, Y., Ashwath, R. (2020). Novel application of geometric morphometrics to cardiac surgical simulation. The Annals of thoracic surgery. PMID: 32511990.

Solomon, M. A., Thattaliyath, B. & Ashwath, R. (2020). Truncus arteriosus with retrograde aortic flow: a unique case. Cardiology in the young, 30(2), 284-286. PMID: 31933446.

Froud, J. R., Meyer, A. M., Endelman, L. A., Cavanaugh, N. B., Maldonado, J. R., Turek, J. W. & Ashwath, R. (2020). Significance of clamping distance in bovine and normal aortic arch patients. Progress in Pediatric Cardiology. DOI: 10.1016/j.ppedcard.2020.101204.

Dragisic, N., Ashwath, R. & Badheka, A. (2020). Left Ventricular Aneurysm Following Complex Congenital Cardiac Surgery. Critical Care Medicine, 48(1), 83.

Meyer, A. M., Turek, J. W., Froud, J., Endelman, L. A., Cavanaugh, N. B., Torres, J. E. & Ashwath, R. (2019). Insights into Arch Vessel Development in the Bovine Aortic Arch. Pediatric cardiology, 40(7), 1445-1449. PMID: 31332468.

Rajiah, P., MacNamara, J., Chaturvedi, A., Ashwath, R., Fulton, N. L. & Goerne, H. (2019). Bands in the Heart: Multimodality Imaging Review. Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc, 39(5), 1238-1263. PMID: 31373865.

Abu-Anza, O., Ashwath, R. (2019). Biatrial drainage of right superior caval vein with preferential streaming into the left atrium. Cardiology in the young, 29(7), 996-998. PMID: 31204631.

Dragisic, N., Ashwath, R. (2019). Management of pericardial BB gun Pellet in an asymptomatic 13-year-old. (Vols. 1). (1), pp. 103. London: Open Journal of Case Reports in Medicine.

Priya, S., Ashwath, R. (2019). Highly atypical double barrel outlet to aorta in double inlet left ventricle, double outlet right ventricle. Journal of cardiovascular computed tomography. PMID: 30902580.

Poddar, S., Mohsin, Y., Anash, D., Thattaliyath, B., Ashwath, R. & Jacob, M. (2019). Manifold recovery using kernel low-rank regularization: Application to dynamic imaging. IEEE Transactions on Computational Imaging, 5(3), 478-491.

Bjorkman, K., Thattaliyath, B., Ricci, M. & Ashwath, R. (2019). Utility of Advanced Imaging in Presurgical Planning of Intra-Extracardiac Fontan in Patient with Left Atrial Isomerism. Milwaukee, WI: Apicocaval Juxtaposition and Separate Hepatic Venous Drainage, Heart Summit, Updates on Failing Fontan.

Sarv, P., Gonzalez Estevez, K. N., Kao, C. S., Ashwath, R. (2018). Baffle or switch, ring or no ring: cardiac computed tomography unbaffles a complex congenital heart disease case. DOI: 10.21037/jxym.2018.05.03.

Gonzalez Estevez, N., Priya, S., Ashwath, M. L. & Ashwath, R. (2018). Mystery revealed: It takes Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance to diagnose Inferior Sinus Venosus Defect in an adult status post Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return repair. SCMR.

Rozema, T. K., Ashwath, R. C. & Snyder, C. S. (2017). Bilateral ductus arteriosus and discontinuity of the pulmonary branches and pulmonary
atresia: An unusual anatomy diagnosed by echocardiography
American Society of Echocardiography. PMID: 30062303.

Prasad, D., Strainic, J. P., Pandya, K., Kouretas, P. C. & Ashwath, R. C. (2016). Venous myocardial infarction in an infant with obstructed totally anomalous pulmonary venous drainage and coronary sinus ostial atresia. Texas Heart Institute Journal, 43(5), 430-432. PMID: 27777530.

Ravi, P., Ashwath, R., Strainic, J., Li, H., Steinberg, J. & Snyder, C. (2016). Clinical and Financial Impact of Ordering an Echocardiogram in Children with Left Axis Deviation on Their Electrocardiogram. Congenital Heart Disease, 11(2), 110-4. PMID: 26303069.

Shah, S., Ashwath, R. & Rajiah, P. (2016). Imaging Cardiovascular Manifestations of Genetic Syndromes. Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology, 45(1), 51-60. PMID: 26163737.

Mahadevaiah, G., Gupta, M. & Ashwath, R. (2015). Down syndrome with complete atrioventricular septal defect, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and pulmonary vein stenosis. Texas Heart Institute Journal, 42(5), 458-61. PMID: 26504441.

Prasad, D., Snyder, C. & Ashwath, R. (2015). Septum primum malposition defect and inferior sinus venosus defect: a rare association. Cardiology in the Young, 25(7), 1389-92. PMID: 25275794.

Buethe, J., Ashwath, R. C. & Rajiah, P. (2015). Eponymous cardiovascular surgeries for congenital heart diseases--imaging review and historical perspectives. Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology, 44(4), 303-20. PMID: 25792245.

Ashwath, R. C., Snyder, C. (2014). Cardiovascular system, Congenital Heart Disease. In Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. (10th) Elsevier Mosby.

Barkauskas, K. J., Rajiah, P., Ashwath, R., Hamilton, J. I., Chen, Y., Ma, D., Wright, K. L., Gulani, V., Griswold, M. A. & Seiberlich, N. (2014). Quantification of left ventricular functional parameter values using 3D spiral bSSFP and through-time non-Cartesian GRAPPA. Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance: Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, 16, 65. PMID: 25231607.

Prasad, D., Bansal, M. & Ashwath, R. C. (2014). A tale of two rings. Cardiology in the Young, 24(4), 727-8. PMID: 24844239.

Ashwath, M. L., Jacobs, I. B., Crowe, C. A., Ashwath, R. C., Super, D. M. & Bahler, R. C. (2014). Left ventricular dysfunction in duchenne muscular dystrophy and genotype. The American Journal of Cardiology, 114(2), 284-9. PMID: 24878125.

Watanabe, M., Wikenheiser, J., Ramirez-Bergeron, D., Flores, S., Dangol, A., Karunamuni, G., Thomas, A., Montano, M. & Ashwath, R. (2014). Cardiac Vasculature: Development and Pathology. In D. T. Simionescu , A. Simionescu (Eds.) InTech Open Access. Cambridge University Press.

Amir, D., Ashwath, M., Gilkeson, R. & Ashwath, R. (2014). Double Chambered Right Ventricle or Apical Muscular VSD. SCMR.

Prasad, D., Snyder, C. & Ashwath, R. (2013). Ibutilide therapy in the conversion of atrial flutter in neonates. Heart Rhythm, 10(8), 1231-3. PMID: 23624161.

Bansal, M., Strainic, J. & Ashwath, R. (2013). Bilateral absence of superior vena cava. Pediatric Cardiology, 34(4), 1031-3. PMID: 22580777.

Flores, S., Dangol, A., Strainic, J. P., Hoit, B. D., Kouretas, P. C. & Ashwath, R. C. (2012). Fetal diagnosis of superior vena cava aneurysm. Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.), 29(10), E267-9. PMID: 22957823.

Ashwath, R., Gruenstein, D. & Siwik, E. (2008). Percutaneous stent placement in children weighing less than 10 kilograms. Pediatric Cardiology, 29(3), 562-7. PMID: 18046599.