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Texas Medical Center

Phone: 832-824-3278


6651 Main Street
Legacy Tower, 21st Floor
Houston, TX 77030

Hari Priya Tunuguntla, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship Pediatric Cardiology 2015
Louisiana State University School of Medicine Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2008
Louisiana State University School of Public Health Masters Master of Public Health (Public Health; Environmental Health) 2008
Tulane University, Newcomb College, New Orleans Bachelors Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience (magna cum laude with Honors) 2004

Selected Publications

Choudhry S, Wang Y, Denfield SW, Cabrera AG, Price JF, Tunuguntla HP, Dharnidharka VR, Canter CE, Dreyer WJ. A Recipient Risk Prediction Tool for Short-term Mortality After Pediatric Heart Transplantation. Transplantation 2019 Nov; 103(11):2434-2439. PMID: 30801538.

Puri K, Price JF, Spinner JA, Powers JM, Denfield SW, Cabrera AG, Tunuguntla HP, Dreyer WJ, Shah MD. Iron Deficiency Is Associated with Adverse Outcomes in Pediatric Heart Failure. J Pediatr 2019 Oct 11. PMID: 31610927.

Tunuguntla H, Jeewa A, Denfield SW. Acute Myocarditis and Pericarditis in Children. Pediatr Rev 2019 Jan; 40(1):14-25. PMID: 30600275.

Adachi I, Zea-Vera R, Tunuguntla H, Denfield SW, Elias B, John R, Teruya J, Fraser CD. Centrifugal-flow ventricular assist device support in children: A single-center experience. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Apr; 157(4):1609-1617.e2. PMID: 30770106.

Conway J, Tunuguntla H. Impact of disease process on post-transplant outcomes: Protein-losing enteropathy in Fontan patients. J Heart Lung Transplant 2019 Jan; 38(1):3-4. PMID: 30558740.

Fraser CD, Chacon-Portillo MA, Zea-Vera R, John R, Elias BA, Heinle JS, Mery CM, Tunuguntla HP, Cabrera AG, Price JF, Denfield SW, Dreyer WJ, Qureshi AM, Adachi I. Ventricular Assist Device Support: Single Pediatric Institution Experience Over Two Decades. Ann Thorac Surg 2019 03; 107(3):829-836. PMID: 30296425.

Loar RW, Noel CV, Tunuguntla H, Colquitt JL, Pignatelli RH. State of the art review: Chemotherapy-induced cardiotoxicity in children. Congenit Heart Dis 2018 Jan; 13(1):5-15. PMID: 29226596.

Tunuguntla H, Denfield SW, McKenzie ED, Adachi I. Mitral valve replacement for inflow obstruction of left ventricular assist device in a child with restrictive cardiomyopathy. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2016 Jan; 151(1):e11-3. PMID: 26453276.

Awards & Honors

Timothy Bricker Citizenship Award - Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine (06/2016)

2016 Fellows Research Symposium Oral Abstract Award, Baylor College of Medicine (03/2016)

2014 Fellows Research Symposium Poster Presentation Award, Baylor College of Medicine (04/2014)

Resident Teaching Award, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC (05/2010)

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