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Specialty Care

Phone: 737-220-8200


Texas Children's Specialty Care Austin
8611 N Mopac Expy.
Suite 300
Austin, TX 78759

K. Anitha Jayakumar, MD, MRCP

Pediatric Cardiologist

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons/Boston Children's Hospital Fellowship Pediatric Cardiology 2002
University of Connecticut Residency Pediatrics 1998
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, and Harefield Hospital, U.K. Postgraduate Training Pediatric Cardiology 1995, 1996
The Royal College of Physicians, U.K. Internship Pediatrics 1995
Madras Medical College Medical School Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery 1987


I believe that it is a privilege and a foremost responsibility to provide compassionate, collaborative, cutting-edge, comprehensive care to all irrespective of the physical location of the patient. Technological advancements make that more of a reality today than in the past.

Clinical Interests:

Pediatric and Fetal Cardiology

Enhancing value and quality healthcare

Telehealth and remote access

Research Interests:

Clinical Pediatric and Fetal Cardiology


Organization Name Role
American College of Cardiology Member
American Heart Association Member
American Society of Echocardiography Member
Fetal Heart Society Member

Selected Publications

Publications Cardiac transplantation after the Fontan or Glenn procedure.  Jayakumar KA, Addonizio LJ, Kichuk-Chrisant MR, Galantowicz ME, Lamour JM, Quaegebeur JM, Hsu DT. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2004 Nov 16;44(10):2065-72. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2004.08.031.PMID: 15542293

Development of quality metrics for ambulatory pediatric cardiology: Transposition of the great arteries after arterial switch operation.  Baker-Smith CM, Carlson K, Ettedgui J, Tsuda T, Jayakumar KA, Park M, Tede N, Uzark K, Fleishman C, Connuck D, Likes M, Penny DJ. Congenital Heart Disease. 2018 Jan;13(1):52-58. doi: 10.1111/chd.12540. Epub 2017 Oct 2. PMID: 28971577 Review.

Senning Procedure for Physiological Atrial Inversion With Left Atrial Isomerism.  Das BB, Jayakumar KA, Young ML, Chan KC. Journal of the American College of Cardiology Case Reports. 2019 Dec 18;1(4):516-522. doi: 10.1016/j.jaccas.2019.11.001. eCollection 2019 Dec.PMID: 34316868

Reports of 2 Rare Associations of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome.  Jayakumar KA, Tilak G, Das BB. Journal of the American College of Cardiology Case Reports. 2019 Dec 18;1(4):526-531. doi: 10.1016/j.jaccas.2019.10.025. eCollection 2019 Dec. PMID: 34316870

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Awards & Honors

Patient First Award, Memorial healthcare System/Joe DiMaggio Children’s hospital, Hollywood, FL 2020

Robert J. Roberts Faculty achievement award in Pediatrics, University of Virginia 2010

Award for Clinical excellence, Assistant professor of Pediatrics, University of Virginia 2008

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