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Texas Medical Center

Critical Care
Phone: 832-826-6230


6551 Main Street MC E1420
MC E1420
Houston, TX 77030

Diwakar Turaga, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Section of Critical Care Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Fellowship Pediatric Critical Care 2019
University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine Fellowship Pediatric Cardiology 2018
Washington University – St Louis Children’s Hospital Residency Pediatrics 2015
Washington University - St. Louis PhD Doctor of Philosophy 2012
Washington University – St Louis Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2012


My primary career objective is to combine clinical work in pediatric cardiac critical care with research in cardiac regenerative medicine.

Clinical Interests:

Single ventricle physiology, ventricular assist devices

Research Interests:

Single-cell transcriptomics, pediatric heart failure, ventricular unloading, post-transplant rejection


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Member
American Heart Association Member

Selected Publications

Turaga D, Matthys OB, Hookway TA, Joy DA, Calvert M, McDevitt TC. Single-Cell Determination of Cardiac Microtissue Structure and Function Using Light Sheet Microscopy. Tissue Eng Part C Methods. 2020 Apr;26(4):207-215. PubMed PMID: 32111148.

Hammen GF, Turaga D, Holy TE, Meeks JP. Functional organization of glomerular maps in the mouse accessory olfactory bulb. Nat Neurosci. 2014 Jul;17(7):953-61. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4327767.

Turaga D, Holy TE. Organization of vomeronasal sensory coding revealed by fast volumetric calcium imaging. J Neurosci. 2012 Feb 1;32(5):1612-21. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3342671.

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