Dr. Tanuja Karande - Best Pediatric cardiologist in Mumbai

Dr. Tanuja Karande

Consultant, Pediatric Cardiologist

DNB (Pediatrics), FNB (Ped. Cardiology)

  • YEARS OF PRACTICE: 12 years
  • GENDER: Female
  • LANGUAGES SPOKEN: English, Hindi, Marathi
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My Mantra

I believe a ‘Real Superhero Lives in the Hearts of Small Children fighting Big Battles’ - A CHD survivor


Diagnosing and managing congenital heart defects, Interventions in pediatric Cardiology, Fetal Echocardiogram, Pediatric Heart Failure, Pediatric Heart Transplants


More than 500 cases treated, simple and complex pediatric cardiac catheterisation such as Device implantations, Balloonings, Stenting, Pacemaker implantations, Cardiac Biopsies


    • Padmashree Dr. D.Y Patil Medical, Nerul, Navi Mumbai
    • Diplomate of National Board in Pediatrics from Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai
    • Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi
    • Stollery Children’s Hospital, University of Alberta, Canada


    • Fellowship of National Board in Paediatric Cardiology
    • Fellowship in Pediatric Heart failure and transplant (Canada)
  • Karande T, Garekar S, Kulkarni S, Rao S. Staged pacemaker implantation in a preterm with hydrops fetalis due to complete heart block. Ann Pediatr Cardiol. 2013 Jan;6(1):99-100.
  • Best Poster titled ‘ Tracheobronchial Anomalies in Children with Heart Defects’ at Pediatric Cardiac Society of India 2015
  • Best oral Paper titled ‘Impact of Fetal Diagnosis on Outcomes’ at Asia Pacific Pediatric Cardiac Society meeting held at Shanghai 2016.
  • Award for original study of ‘Initial Experience of Home Milrinone Therapy in children with Heart Failure at the Heart Failure Association of India in 2022
  • One of the authors who formulated ‘Guidelines for Physical activity in children with heart defects’ published in Annals of pediatric Cardiology 023.

Dr Tanuja completed her basic medical training from Dr.D.Y.Patil college ,Navi Mumbai and post-graduation in General Pediatrics from Mumbai (National Board). She went on to train in Pediatric Cardiology from Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi from eminent teachers and acquired the National Board certified fellowship in cardiology in 2012.

She has been working in Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital as a Pediatric cardiologist. since the past 12 years. Performs all kinds of echocardiograms with expertise (2D, 3D, TEE and fetal echocardiograms) and has a vast experience in interventional procedures such as device closures, ballooning’s, stent implantations and diagnostic cardiac catheterisations. One of the few cardiologists performing pediatric pacemaker implantations and conducting post-transplant biopsy procedures.

She trained in Pediatric Heart failure and Heart transplant at the Stollery Children’s Hospital, Alberta Heart Institute,Edmonton,Canada and is currently the only Pediatric Cardiologist certified in Transplant training. Her primary focus of research during the training period was monitoring the beneficial effects of newer heart failure medications (ARNI) in children.

After completing her training in heart pediatric transplants, Dr Tanuja helped establish the pediatric heart transplant unit at KDAH and pioneered the first transplant in the unit. She is passionate about the cause of organ donations and strives to work in the field of awareness in the near future.

To her credit she has performed Balloon atrial septostomy in one of the tiniest baby weighing just 800gms who was suffering from a fatal CHD (TGA). She was invited to speak on “Challenges faced in Pediatric Cardiac Care in India’ at the Global health conference in Canada in 2019. She has participated and given her inputs in a multi-institutional research study of ‘Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children’(MIS-C) during the Covid Pandemic and has been one of the authors to formulate guidelines on ‘Sports activity in children with heart defects’.

Professional Memberships

  • Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP)
  • Pediatric Cardiac Society of India (PCSI)
  • International Society of Heart and Lung Transplant (ISHLT)
  • Association of Medical Consultants
No. Journal Code Department Type Download
1 122 Center for Children's Heart National Download

Publication/Talk Title : Staged Pacemaker Implantation in a Preterm with Hydrops Fetalis due to Complete Heart Block

Journal Published : Annals of Pediatric Cardiology

2 13 Center for Children's Heart International Download

Publication/Talk Title : Neonates with Critical Congenital Heart Defects: Impact of Fetal Diagnosis on Immediate and Short-Term Outcomes

Journal Published : Annals of Pediatric Cardiology

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