Umakumaran P Ponniah, MD
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              Umakumaran Ponniah, M.D.

                                     Associate Professor

                                    Co-Director, Echocardiography

                            Director, Pediatric cardiac MR

Section of Pediatric Cardiology

                                          1200 Everett Dr., Suite NP-2350

Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Phone: (405) 271-4411

Fax: (405) 271-5055

Email: kumar-ponniah@ouhsc.edu

 

 

EDUCATION and TRAINING

6/2011 to 8/2011                   Trainee in Pediatric Cardiac MR, Division of Pediatric Radiology, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, Texas

1998-01                                            Fellow in Pediatric Cardiology, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY

1996-98              Resident in Pediatrics at Milton Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA

1995-96              Registrar (Fellow) in Neonatology, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Australia

1993              Diplomat of National Board in Pediatrics (DNB), India

1990-92              M.D. (Post graduate Master’s degree in Pediatrics), Institute of Child Health and Hospital for Sick Children, Madras Medical College, India

1986-88                            Post graduate trainee in Pediatrics, D.C.H. (Post graduate Diploma in Child Health) Children’s Hospital, Mysore, Mysore Medical College, India

1985              Rotating Internship including Internal Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Community Medicine

1980-84              M.B., B.S. (Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery), Karnataka Medical College, Hubli, Karnataka, India

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  1. Academic: 

July 2014- present              Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Oklahoma Health Science Center

Department of Pediatrics

Division of Pediatric Cardiology

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


Nov 2005 to July 2014       Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Oklahoma Health Science Center

Department of Pediatrics

Division of Pediatric Cardiology

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

 

July 2001 – August 2005              Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

SUNY, Upstate Medical University,

Binghamton campus. 

Department of Pediatrics

Division of Pediatric Cardiology

Binghamton, NY

 

January 1995-June 1996  Registrar

                                           Department of Neonatology

Royal North Shore Hospital

Sydney

NSW, Australia

 

February 1993–Jan 1995              Lecturer in the Department of Pediatrics, M.S.Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, India

 

                        February 1989–Aug 1990              Research Officer

Indian Council of Medical Research, Division of Human Genetics

St, John’s Hospital

Bangalore, India

 

2.              Hospital/Agency:  Title, Institution.

             

October 1986 – Nov 1986              Senior House Officer

Department of Neurology

St. John’s Medical College

Bangalore, India

 

                     February 1986 – Sep 1986 Senior House Officer

                                                                      Department of internal medicine

                                                                      St. Martha’s Hospital

                                                                      Bangalore, India

 

 

 

 

 

BOARD STATUS

             

              1.               American Board of Pediatrics

                            Sub board of Pediatric Cardiology

                            Certificate # 1828

                            Initial Certification August 2004

                            Recertified 2014

              2.       American Board of Pediatrics

Certificate # 065463

Initial Certification October 1998

Expired December 2005

                           

LICENSES

 

                            Oklahoma State Medical License

                            Date Issued: August 26, 2005

                            Status: Current

 

SCHOLARSHIP

Teaching Materials Developed

The Oklahoma Chapter AAP Obesity Tool Kit: A practical guide to assess and manage pediatric obesity. Authors Joseph Marshall Sadler, Jessica Brown, Kumar Ponniah, Eve Switzer, Edward Legako, Stephen Gillaspy, and Ashley Weedn 1. Pediatrics, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK, United States.  2. Oklahoma Chapter AAP, Oklahoma City, OK, United States.

http://www.okaap.org/PDFs/OKAAP%20Obesity%20Tool%20Kit%2083011.pdf

The obesity tool kit is an open access online tool for pediatricians and other primary care providers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Peer Reviewed

 

1.Mir A, Burkhart HM, Ponniah K, Ward K.  Intramural Coronary Artery in    Truncus Arteriosus. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg 2017 Jan 1:2150135116682453. doi: 10.1177/2150135116682453

 

2.Ponniah U, Overholt E. Severe reversible dilated cardiomyopathy associated with a large left ventricular thrombus in a young child with middle aortic syndrome. Images Paediatr Cardiol 2014;16(4):7-13.

 

3.Ponniah U. Coronary artery thrombus resulting in sudden cardiac death in an infant with Kawasaki disease and giant coronary artery aneurysms. Ann Pediatr Cardiol. 2013 Jul;6(2):197-9. doi: 10.4103/0974-2069.115281

 

 

 

* Mentored trainee

 

3.Morimoto M, Yu Z, Stenzel P, Clewing JM, Najafian B, Mayfield C, Hendson G, Weinkauf JG, Gormley AK, Parham DM, Ponniah U, André JL, Asakura Y, Basiratnia M, Bogdanović R, Bokenkamp A, Bonneau D, Buck A, Charrow J, Cochat P, Cordeiro I, Deschenes G, Fenkçi MS, Frange P, Fründ S, Fryssira H, Guillen-Navarro E, Keller K, Kirmani S, Kobelka C, Lamfers P, Levtchenko E, Lewis DB, Massella L, McLeod DR, Milford DV, Nobili F, Saraiva JM, Semerci CN, Shoemaker L, Stajić N, Stein A, Taha D, Wand D, Zonana J, Lücke T, Boerkoel CF. "Reduced Elastogenesis: A Clue to the Arteriosclerosis and Emphysematous Changes in Schimke Immuno-Osseous Dysplasia?" Orphanet J Rare Dis 7, (2012): 70.doi: 10.1186/1750-1172-7-70.

 

 

4.*Chowning S, Stowell D, Ponniah U,"Carotid-Subclavian Bypass for Subclavian Steal Syndrome Following Coarctation Repair in Infancy." Ann Pediatr Cardiol 5, no. 2 (2012): 207-9. doi: 10.4103/0974-2069.99631.

 

 

Submitted for publication.

 

  1. Morris BT, Tran HH, Peyton M, Sperrazza CS, Ponniah U, Ramji F,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Parham D, Shah AM “Left Atrial Appendage Aneurysm and Sudden Cardiac Arrest in a 12 Year Old Male”. Texas Heart Journal.

In preparation:

 

1.Right aortic arch with long segment coarctation, right sided PDA, isolation of the left innominate artery from the main pulmonary artery through a left sided PDA, crossed pulmonary arteries and VSD: Cardiac MRI findings and complete surgical correction in a neonate with Di George syndrome.

 

Umakumaran Ponniah M.D and Joseph Forbess M.D

 

2.Carson R, Ponniah U, Makil E, Niu M. Recurrent multiple episodes of Kawasaki  with atypical manifestation presenting as deep neck involvement in a older child with giant coronary artery aneurysms

 

 

 

Abstracts & Posters

 

Refereed, Published

 

  1.                            Ahles LN, Xu W, Shen B, Ponniah U, Wierenga K. Elastin Gene (ELN) Mutations Causing Isolated Supravalvular Aortic Stenosis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. J Genet Counsel (2012) 21:884–984 DOI 10.1007/s10897-01295346
  2.                                                    Sadler JM, Brown JL, Ponniah U, Legako E, Gillaspy SR, Weedn AE.  The Oklahoma Chapter AAP Obesity Toolkit: A practical guide to assess and manage pediatric obesity.  J Investig Med. 2012;60(1):415.
  3.                                                    Ponniah U, Ward K, Paliotta M, Sperrazza CS, Baker S, Shah A, Overholt E. Oklahoma University Health Science Center, Oklahoma. Unusual clinical manifestations and complications of Cardiomyopathy in children. Journal of Investigative Medicine, February, 2010,Vol 58; no2.

 

  1. Ponniah U, Smith FC, Atallah-Yunes N, Kavey RE, Byrum CJ, Kveselis, DA, Gaum WE. SUNY-Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY. Delayed diagnosis of Kawasaki Disease in the Gamma Globulin Era- How Often and Why? Are the criteria too strict? Journal of American College of cardiology 39, No 5 (supplement A), March 6, 2002.

 

  1. Ponniah U, Maiyya PP, Vishwanath D: Asphyxiating Thoracic Dystrophy, Indian Pediatrics. 32(3): 357-9, 1995 March.

 

  1. Ponniah U, Srinivas TP, Vishwanath D, and Maiyya PP: Epidermal nevus syndrome, Indian Pediatrics. 32(3): 343-5, 1995 March.

 

  1. Ponniah U, Maiyya PP, Vishwanath D, Hegde S, Srinivas TP, Shivaprasad, Shantala CC, Naveen B, Hegde RK: Mechanical ventilation of newborns- experience from a level II NICU. Indian Pediatrics. 32(12.0): 1275-80, 1995.

 

     Abstract publications:

 

  1. Vogelius E, Ponniah U, Lam CZ, Masand P, Bisset III G,

Krishnamurthy R.  The eye sees only what the mind knows.  Accuracy of abdominal ultrasound in the evaluation of visceral and vascular manifestations of heterotaxy when compared to MRI/CT: a practice quality improvement study. Society of Pediatric Radiology, Annual meeting and postgraduate course, May 14-18. 2013,Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa, San Antonio, Texas.

 

2.    Lam CZ, Ponniah U, Masand P, Maskatia S, Morris S, Krishnamurthy R.       Systemic and pulmonary venous connections in heterotaxy syndrome: A review of 50 cases comparing MRI/CTA and echocardiography.  Society of Pediatric Radiology, Annual meeting and postgraduate course, May 14-18. 2013, Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa, San Antonio, Texas.

 

Non-refereed Published Abstracts

 

 

 

1.       Ponniah U MDSudden cardiac death in infant with Kawasaki disease and giant coronary aneurysms. Pediatric Research day, Oklahoma University Health Science Center, May 2011

 

2.     *Chowning S, Stowell D and Ponniah U, Subclavian Steal syndrome in a young man following coarctation repair in infancy.  Pediatric Research day, Oklahoma University Health Science Center, May 2011

 

 

3.     *Singh N and Ponniah U, Rare cases of Amplatzer device embolization to the left ventricular out flow tract. Pediatric Research day, Oklahoma University Health Science Center, May 2011

 

4.     *Chowning and Ponniah U, Neonate with large intracardiac rhabdomyomas resulting in persistent arrhythmias. Pediatric Research day, Oklahoma University Health Science Center, May 2011

 

5.     *Singh N, Ponniah U, Chronic Atrial Flutter associated with a large Secundum ASD in a young child. Pediatric Research day, Oklahoma University Health Science Center, April 2010

 

6.     *Sheikh M, Ponniah U, Acquired pulmonary vein stenosis in a patient with Trisomy 21 and severe pulmonary hypertension. Pediatric Research day, Oklahoma University Health Science Center, April 2010

 

7.     *Nagarathinam R, Ponniah U, Pirumyan G, Gillies E, Noori S, Aranson Neonatal Biventricular non - compaction associated with hydrops fetalis- clinical, echocardiography and unusual autopsy findings. Pediatric Research day, Oklahoma University Health Science Center, April 2011.

 

8.     Ponniah U,  Ward KE, Baker S, Sperrazza CS, and Overholt E, Causes and course of thrombus in the left ventricle. Pediatric Research Day, May 14, 2009 at Oklahoma University Health Science Center.

 

9.     Ponniah U, Ward KE, Baker S, Sperrazza CS, Shah A, and Overholt E. Unusual manifestation and complications of cardiomyopathy in children. Pediatric Research Day, May 14, 2009, at Oklahoma University Health Science Center.

 

10. Ponniah U, Smith FC, Atallah-Yunes N et al: Delayed diagnosis of Kawasaki Disease in the Gamma Globulin Era- How often and why? Fifteenth annual Charles R.Ross Research Poster Session, Syracuse, NY, December 2001

 

Oral presentation:

The Oklahoma Chapter AAP Obesity Tool Kit: A practical guide to assess and manage pediatric obesity: Sadler JM, Brown J, Ponniah U, Switzer E, Legako E, Gillaspy S, and Weedn A. Presented Journal of American College of cardiology American Pediatric Association, Southern Section American Federation Medical Research, Southern Society of Clinical Investigation, Southern Society of General Internal Medicine, and Southern Society of Pediatric Research. 

 

 

Posters presented:

 

1.                                                          Khawar M, Ponniah U amd DeLeon . Unexplained asymptomatic hypoxemia: persistence pays off. Presented at the 2015 Southern regional meeting, under the auspices of American Pediatric Association, Southern Section American Federation Medical Research, Southern Society of Clinical Investigation, Southern Society of General Internal Medicine, Southern Society of Pediatric Research. February 2015, New Orleans

2.                                                          Ponniah U, et al. Unusual clinical manifestations and complications of Cardiomyopathy in children. Presented at the 2010 Southern regional meeting, under the auspices of American Pediatric Association, Southern Section American Federation Medical Research, Southern Society of Clinical Investigation, Southern Society of General Internal Medicine, Southern Society of Pediatric Research.

 

3.                                                          Ponniah U, et al. Delayed diagnosis of Kawasaki disease in the gamma globulin era. Are the criteria too  strict? American College of Cardiology annual scientific meeting, Atlanta, GA, March 6, 2002. Abstract in Journal of American College of Cardiology

 

4.     Ponniah U, et al. What factors predict intraventricular hemorrhage in preterm babies?  Australian and New Zealand Perinatal Society, Adelaide, 1996.

 

 

TEACHING ACTIVITIES

 

Activity

#

Year(s)

Taught

Course number or teaching/seminar session title

Your Role: Instructor/co-instructor, course coordinator, etc.

Total teaching

hours/yr for this activity

Type of

learner

Number of learners/year for each activity**

1

2005 to current

Topics covered:

1. Acyanotic CHD

2. Cyanotic CHD.

3. Surgical repair and complication

4. EKG interpretation

5. Arrhythmia interpretation and management

6.Heart murmurs

 

Instructor

Approximately 150 to 200 hours /year

 

In-patient didactic lectures twice a week in the cardiology conference room and additional bedside teaching rounds

 

 

Pediatric residents

Family practice residents

Med-pediatrics residents

Medical students

NICU fellows

5-10

2

2005 to current

Echocardiogram interpretation

Instructor

2 days a week while covering the echo lab, approximately around 100-150 hours a year

Pediatric residents

 

Med–ped residents

 

Fellows from:

a. Neonatology

b. Adult Cardiology

c. Pediatric Anesthesiology f

 

1-2

3

2005 to current

Clinical instruction; diagnosis, cardiovascular examination and addressing various topics in pediatric cardiology

Instructor

½ -1 day clinic at Children’s and

one full day a week clinic at Mercy hospital

Medical students

Nurse practitioners

Physician assistants

Pediatric residents

Med-ped residents

Fellows

Occasionally high school and college students shadowing at Mercy

1-2

4

2009

Surgical repair and common postoperative complications

Instructor

1 hour lecture

Pediatric residents 

20-30 learners/year

5

2010

VSD and PA band

Instructor

I hour lecture

Pediatric residents

20-30 learners/year

6

2010

Acyanotic Congenital Heart Disease

Instructor

1 hour lecture

Pediatric residents

20-30 learners/year

7

2010

History and physical examination

Instructor

1 hour lecture

 

Pediatric residents

20-30 learners/year

8

2010-11

Rheumatic fever and Kawasaki disease

Instructor

1hour lecture

Pediatric residents

20-30 learners/year

9

2010 and 2011

EKG interpretation

Instructor

1 hour lecture

Pediatric residents

20-30 learners/year

10

2012

Hypertension and its management in childhood obesity

Instructor

1 hour lecture

Pediatric residents

20-30 learners/year

11

2013

CHD

Instructor

I hour lecture

Pediatric residents

20-30 learners/year

12

2015

Imaging in CHD

Instructor

1 hour lecture

Pediatric Radiology residents

20-30 learners/year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1986-2005)

 

11

2002-2005

History and physical examination

Instructor

1 hour lecture

 

Medical students and family practice residents

10-20 learners/year

SUNY Upstate Medical University , Binghampton campus

12

1998-2001

Several topics in Pediatric Cardiology

Fellow

1hour didactic talks

Pediatric Cardiology faculty

Pediatric cardiology fellows

6 to 10 learners/year

SUNY Upstate Medical University , Syracuse

13

1993-1995

Several topics in general pediatrics

Lecturer

1 hour lecture

Pediatric residents

Medical students

75 to 100 learners/year

MS Ramaiah Medical C, Bangalore , India

13

1990-1992

Topics in general pediatrics

Post graduate trainee

bedside teaching

Medical students and junior pediatric residents

10-20 learners/year

Institute of Child health, Chennai, India

14

1986- 1988

Topics in general pediatrics

Post graduate trainee

bedside teaching

Medical students

10-20 learners/year

Children’s hospital, Mysore, India

 

 

 

MENTORING

 

Name of mentee or advisee

Period of

mentoring/advising

Their role/position when you were their mentor/advisor

Mentoring Topic

Their current position

Mentee achievements*

Scot Chowning

2010-2012

Faculty during his pediatric residency at OU Children’s 

Write case reports for the pediatric research day and for the  Annals of Pediatric Cardiology

 

Some career advising

First year fellow in pediatric cardiology at Texas Children’s hospital

Successfully published a case report  “Carotid-Subclavian Bypass for Subclavian Steal Syndrome Following Coarctation Repair in Infancy’ in the Annals of Pediatric Cardiology and he got admission into a prestigious pediatric cardiology fellowship program

Nisha Singh

2011-2012

Faculty during her pediatric residency at OU Children’s 

Write case reports for pediatric research day and for the  and Indian pace and electrophysiology journal

 

General pediatrician, OU Tulsa campus

Plans to pursue a pediatric cardiology fellowship

Mehwish Sheikh

2010

Faculty during her pediatric residency at OU children’s 

Write a case report for pediatric research day

General pediatrician, Georgia

 

Rajeswari Nagarathinam

2010

Faculty during her pathology residency at OU

Write a case reports for pediatric research day

Graduated from residency

Clinical instructor, OU

 

 

CAREER ADVISING

 

Monica Reddy, MSIV since 2012, she wants to pursue a med-pediatrics residency and take up a fellowship in pediatric cardiology

 

 

Contributions to Continuing Education

 

Title

Date

Location

Audience

Coordinator

(monthly education sessions and journal club)

2006 to date

Pediatric Cardiology Conference room

Faculty

Nurses

Sonographers

Pediatric residents

“Weight of the nation”, panel member

Oct 8, 2012

Samis Education Center, Children’s hospital, Oklahoma City

 

Faculty

Nurses

Residents

Primary care providers

Delayed complications and management of  common complex congenital heart diseases in adults’

( invited grand rounds by adult cardiology division, OU)

Feb17th,2012,

 

 

The Lawson center, The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

 

Adult cardiologists

Adult cardiology fellows

Residents

 

‘ 

Hypertension and its management in childhood

 

Oklahoma state chapter of the American state conference on childhood obesity and its complications

 

 

July 2011

Samis Education Center, Children’s hospital, Oklahoma City

 

Faculty

Pediatric residents

Mid level providers

“Preventive Pediatric Cardiology: Obesity and Childhood onset adult cardiovascular diseases”,14th Annual Primary care conference.

May 2011

Meridian Convention Center, Oklahoma City

Faculty

Pediatricians

Family practice physicians

Internists

“Matters of the heart sudden, rare and baffling”

(Invited grand rounds, Department of Pediatrics)

 

 

 

June 2009

Children’s hospital, OUMC

Faculty

Pediatric residents

Medical students

Mid level provider

“Cardiac Disease Prevention in Pediatrics’ invited lecture by The Oklahoma chapter of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

 

April 2009

The Reed Conference center

Midwest City

Nurse practitioners

“Obesity and Childhood Onset Adult Cardiovascular Diseases” invited lecture.

 

Aug 2008

Norman Regional Hospital, Norman, Oklahoma

Pediatricians

Neonatologists

Mid level providers

‘ 

‘The New Global Epidemic- Childhood Onset Adult Cardiovascular Diseases’

Invited grand rounds, Department of Pediatrics

 

Dec 2006

 

 

Children’s hospital, Oklahoma City

 

Faculty

Pediatric residents

Mid level providers

‘  .       ‘Coronary artery disease in Asian Indians’

  Ok     Oklahoma Malayalee Association

 

 

March 2009

 

Hotel Gopuram, Oklahoma City

 

General audience

 

‘Kaw  ‘Kawasaki Disease”, invited grand rounds,

 

 

2004

SUNY Binghampton

campus

Faculty

Medical students

Family practice residents

‘Str

Sttro ‘ Strokes in children and a rare case of

Cece   cerebellar stroke due to Protein S and

            Protein C deficiency’ , grand rounds

 

 

1997

The Milton Hershey

Medical Center, PA

Faculty

Pediatric residents

 

 

‘Str’   ‘Heart disease from the fetus to the adult-a

          a perspective’

 

2013 2013p Annual Pediatric Conference: Paving                                  the Way in Pediatrics

Sttro

 

April 5, 2013

Samis Education Center

Children’s hospital

Physicians

Pediatric residents

Mid level providers

Pharmacists

Pscyhologists

Echo sonographers

‘Str“   ‘Pediatric Preventive Cardiology”

 

May 14, 2013,

Meridian Convention Center, Oklahoma City

Faculty

Pediatricians

Family practice physicians

Internists

WeII Invited lecture/Webinar on Pediatric Obesity- Comorbidities- Hypertension 

July 14th, 2015

OUHSC, media services 

Invited by the Oklahoma State Medical Association, Oklahoma State Department of Health and Oklahoma Pediatric Wellness center

WeII Invited lecture/Webinar on Pediatric Obesity- Comorbidities- Dyslipidemia 

Nov 10th, 2015 

OUHSC , media services

Invited by the Oklahoma State Medical Association, Oklahoma State Department of Health and Oklahoma Pediatric Wellness center

 

 

 

 

International

 

‘Obesity and other cardiovascular risk factors in children’

 

Invited lecture by the pediatric cardiology and adult cardiology division, Malabar

Institute of Medical Sciences

chil

June 2008

Malabar Institute of Medical Sciences, Calicut, India,

 

Pediatricians

Adult cardiologists

Pediatric cardiologists

 

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

 

  1. Clinical/Patient Care

 

 

Type of service

Date

Location

Hours/days

Patients

1

Outpatient clinics

2005 to date

OU Children’s

 

½ day / week

 

8 patients (new and old)

2

Outpatient clinics

2005 to date

Mercy hospital

1 day/week

16-18 patients (new and old)

2

Outpatient clinics- outreach

2006 to date

Ardmore

4 hours once in 2 months

12 patients (new and old)

3

In-patient service

2005 to day

OU Children’s hospital, and occasionally at Presby

On call 24/7 for a week, once in four weeks

Around 10 patients including active consults in the NICU and PICU and the general pediatric floor

4

Echocardiography lab

2005 to date

OU Children’s

2 days /week

Read 40-45 studies a week

5

Transesophageal echocardiograms

2006 to date

OU Children’s in the OR and the catheterization lab

1-2 days a week

4-5 studies a month

6

Sedated echocardiogram

2005 to date

OU Children’s

1-2/month

1-2/studies a month

7

Echocardiogram

2006 to date

Outside echoes from other hospitals (Mercy, Norman hospitals etc)

1-2 hours /month

2 studies/month

8

Fetal echocardiogram and fetal consults

2005 to date

Presby and OU Physician Building, OU children’s clinic and occasionally at Mercy hospital

2-3 hours a month

2 -4consults a month

8

EKG interpretation

2005 to date

OU Children’s hospital, Mercy and outside EKGs from other hospitals

2-3 hours a month

80 to 100 EKGs a month

9

Treadmill exercise testing

2006 to date

OU Children’s hospital

½ to 1 hour

2-3 a month

10

Cardiac MRI

Since

10/ 2012 to date

OU Children’s hospital

1 day a week

6 studies a month

11

24 hour ambulatory blood pressure monitors interpretation

Since 11/2012

OU Children’s hospital

1-2 hours a month

2 studies a month

12

Cardiac catheterization conference

Since 2005 to date

OU Children’s hospital

2 ½ to 3 hours a week

10-15 cardiac cases discussed

13

Perinatal high risk conference

2011 to date

Lawson center

1 hour once a month

2-3 cardiac cases discussed

 

 

 

B. Clinical Leadership

 

  1. Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging Program at Children’s hospital

 

Co-Medical Director of Non invasive imaging, Children’s hospital.

 

 

Developed and implemented a state of the art pediatric cardiac MRI program, the only one in the state to be attached to a Children’s hospital. This has greatly enhanced our diagnostic capabilities and has helped in the management of patients with complex congenital heart diseases.

 

  1. Member :The Healthy futures clinic a multi- disciplinary pediatric prevention clinic dealing with childhood obesity and its related complications.  Future plan to use carotid IMT and other vascular measures to assess vascular reactivity in the high-risk pediatric population.

 

C. Committee Service

 

1.     Member, Oklahoma American Academy of Pediatrics, Obesity committee and coauthor of the Obesity tool kit (2010 to date)

2.     Member, multidisciplinary pediatric prevention clinic since 2011

3.     Member, medical records committee, OUCP since 2009

 

D. Educational Administration

 

Coordinator, monthly education sessions, Division of Pediatric

Cardiology, 2006 to current

 

E. Community service/media appearances:

 

  1. Participated in several events to raise money for the ‘swine week’, Edmond memorial high school that resulted in a large donation to the Oklahoma heart center and the Childrens hospital foundation.

 

  1.           Media appearance:  Interview on a 4 year old child with complex cyanotic congenital heart disease and stroke like symptoms, Dec 02, 2011 News 9

 

  1.           Media appearance : Interview on Valentine day celebrations, children with heart disease, diagnosis and management,  February 14, 2009

 

     4.   Media appearance: Interview on childhood obesity, American heart

           association, Channel 9, April 2007

HONORS AND AWARDS

 

  1. OU Medicine award for outstanding patient service 2014-2015

 

  1. Tamil Nadu State award (under the auspices of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics) for the best research paper titled Viral markers in Non-A and Non-B Hepatitis. This award was selected among many competitors based on the quality of research and oral presentation. 1992

 

 

MEMBERSHIPS

 

  1. The Society of Cardiovascular Imaging since 2011

 

  1. North American Society of Cardiovascular imaging since 2011

 

3. The American Society of Echocardiography July 2006 to date

 

4. Council on Pediatric and Congenital heart disease, the American

    Society of echocardiography. Jan 2010 to date

 

5. The Society of Pediatric Echocardiography, December 16, 2010 to  

    date

 

   6. The American Heart Association

 

7.  The Indian Academy of Pediatrics, since 1993

 

8. Diplomat of National Board, the National Board of Examinations, New  

     Delhi, Since 1993

 

PROFESSIONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

 

 

Activity

Date

Location

 

Course details

1

3 D echo

4/25/15

Fort Myers , Florida

 

TTE and TEE , Philips training course

2

 

Pediatric Cardiovascular MR

 

10/23/12 to 10/28/12

Children’s Hospital & Research Center, Oakland, California

 

10th Society of Pediatric Radiology symposium

Basic and advanced course

3

Vascular structure and Functional Assessment

April 05 -6,2012

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Preventive Cardiology, Dr Urbina

Two day hands course on “Carotid Medial thickness assessment, brachial reactivity assessment and pulse wave velocity

4

Pediatric Cardiovascular MRI (observer)

11/1/11 to 11/7/11

 

1.Nationwide Children’s hospital Ohio,

2.Cincinnati Children’s hospital 

3. Ohio Medical Center

 

 

 

5

Pediatric Cardiovascular MR (trainee)

6/01/11 to 8/30/2011.

 

 

Texas Children’s Hospital

Department of pediatric radiology

Performed and interpreted around 150 cases; included post processing and 3 D reconstruction

6

3D echocardiography

April 2010 and May2015

 

Atlanta

Florida

 

Hands on workshop

 

7

 

The Standard of Care

2009

2010

2012

 

Legal Medicine Curriculum 

 

Online course

8

Human Subject Protection in Research

2007

2012

OU Children’s hospital

 

Online course

 

        CONFERENCES ATTENDED

 

 

 

  1. Annual Scientific Sessions, the American Society of Echocardiography Boston June 2015

 

  1. Advanced cardiac MRI course, Toronto, Oakland and Chicago, 2013,  2014 and 2015

 

 

  1. Annual Scientific Sessions, American Society of Echocardiography, Portand ( 2014),

 

  1. Annual Scientific Sessions, American Society of Echocardiography, Seattle 2013

 

 

  1. 46th Annual Meeting of the Association for European Paediatric and

    Congenital Cardiology,  Istanbul, Turkey, May 2012

 

6. Northern American Society of Cardiovascular Imaging , Annual

    meeting, Baltimore, sep 2011

7.Annual Scientific sessions, The American Heart Association, Chicago,     Nov 2010.

 

8.  Southern regional meeting, under the auspices of American Pediatric

Association, Southern Section American Federation Medical Research, Southern Society of Clinical Investigation, Southern Society of General Internal Medicine, Southern Society of Pediatric Research, February 2010.

 

9. Annual Scientific sessions, The American Heart Association, Orlando,

    Nov 2009

 

10. Annual Update on Pediatric Cardiovascular Disease, Feb 6-10, 2008  

    Scottsdale, AZ

 

11. 18th Annual American Society of Echocardiography Scientific Sessions,

Seattle, Washington, June 16-2, 2007

 

12. 56th Annual Scientific Sessions, the American College of Cardiology,

March 24-27, 2007, New Orleans, Louisiana

 

13. The American College of Cardiology, Annual Scientific Sessions,

Atlanta, March 2006

 

14. Pediatric Cardiology Board Review Course, University Of Chicago,

Chicago, July 2004

 

15. 14th Annual American Society of Echocardiography Scientific

Sessions, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 16-2-, 2003

 

16. American College of Cardiology Annual Scientific Sessions. Chicago,

IL. Minnesota, March 2003

 

17. Attended a satellite symposium in “Advances in Fetal and Perinatal

Cardiology”, the 3rd World Congress of Pediatric

 

18. 3rd World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac     Surgery,

Toronto, Canada, 2001

 

19. Echocardiography in Pediatric and Adult Heart Disease, Oct 1998,

Rochester, MN

 

20. International Pediatric Update, Bangalore, India 1997

 

 

 

Curriculum Vitae for [Umakumaran Ponniah, Pediatrics]              Page – 1

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