Anushree Agarwal, MD, MBBS

H.S. Assist. Clinical Profesor

Cardiology UCSF Health

Dr. Agarwal is a cardiologist with special interest in Non-invasive Cardiology, in particular congenital heart disease (CHD) in adults, cardio-obstetrics, echocardiography and cardiopulmonary exercise stress testing (CPET). Her clinical interests include the use of transthoracic, transesophageal and three-dimensional echocardiography in the diagnosis and management as well as to guide the interventional and surgical congenital heart procedures.

Dr. Agarwal's research interests include clinical research in the areas of echocardiography, pregnancy in heart disease, adult CHD and CPET. In particular, she is interested in outcomes research aimed to reduce mortality, morbidity, and to improve quality of life for adults with CHD. She has been using big data to help understand the health care needs of this patient population (especially related to health care costs, service use and impact of insurance policies). More recently, she has been working on identifying and testing digital interventions to promote patient engagement to facilitate access to specialized ACHD care especially as these patients transition from pediatric to adult care. Her primary goal is to promote patient empowerment and patient engagement to improve patient outcome.

06/2016 - Adult Congenital Cardiology Fellowship, University of California San Francisco
06/2016 - Advanced Training in Clinical Research, University of California San Francisco
06/2014 - Cardiology Fellowship, Aurora Health Care, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
06/2011 - Chief Resident, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
MD, 07/2010 - Internal Medicine Residency, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
MBBS, 05/2005 - Medicine, Indira Gandhi Government Medical College
Honors and Awards
  • ACC.16 Adult Congenital and Pediatric Cardiology (ACPC) Section’s FIT Travel Award, 2016
  • American Heart Association Women in Cardiology Trainee Awards for Excellence, 2015
  • Risselbach’s Distinguished Paper Award, Aurora Health Care, Milwaukee, WI, 2013
  • Berry Breen Best Resident Award, Southern Illinois university School of Medicine, 2009
  1. Khan AM, McGrath LB, Ramsey K, Agarwal A, Broberg CS. Association of Adults With Congenital Heart Disease-Specific Care With Clinical Characteristics and Healthcare Use. Journal of the American Heart Association 2021. PMID: 34041921

  2. Agarwal A, Vittinghoff E, Myers JJ, Dudley RA, Khan A, John A, Marcus GM. Ambulatory Health Care Service Use and Costs Among Commercially Insured US Adults With Congenital Heart Disease. JAMA network open 2020. PMID: 32970155

  3. DesJardin JT, Healy MJ, Nah G, Vittinghoff E, Agarwal A, Marcus GM, Velez JMG, Tseng ZH, Parikh NI. Placental Abruption as a Risk Factor for Heart Failure. The American journal of cardiology 2020. PMID: 32718545

  4. Agarwal A, Thombley R, Broberg CS, Harris IS, Foster E, Mahadevan VS, John A, Vittinghoff E, Marcus GM, Dudley RA. Age- and Lesion-Related Comorbidity Burden Among US Adults With Congenital Heart Disease: A Population-Based Study. Journal of the American Heart Association 2019. PMID: 31575318

  5. Agarwal A, Dudley CW, Nah G, Hayward R, Tseng ZH. Clinical Outcomes During Admissions for Heart Failure Among Adults With Congenital Heart Disease. Journal of the American Heart Association 2019. PMID: 31423885

  6. Agrawal H, Agarwal A, Eichler CM, Mahadevan VS. Percutaneous exclusion of a giant ascending aortic pseudoaneurysm. BMJ case reports 2019. PMID: 31302626

  7. Sobhani NC, Schultz H, Kheiwa A, Killion M, Parikh NI, Harris IS, Gonzalez JM, Agarwal A. Contraceptive Choices in the Immediate Postpartum Period in Women With Cardiac Disease. The American journal of cardiology 2019. PMID: 30712772

  8. Agarwal A, Cunnington C, Sabanayagam A, Zier L, McCulloch CE, Harris IS, Foster E, Atkinson D, Bryan A, Jenkins P, Dua J, Parker MJ, Karunaratne D, Moore JA, Meadows J, Clarke B, Hoschtitzky JA, Mahadevan VS. Cardiopulmonary exercise testing in the evaluation of liver disease in adults who have had the Fontan operation. Archives of cardiovascular diseases 2017. PMID: 29198937

  9. Yousefzai R, Agarwal A, Fuad Jan M, Cho C, Anigbogu M, Shetabi K, Singh M, Bush M, Treiber S, Port S, Ammar KA, Paterick TE, Jain R, Khandheria BK, Jamil Tajik A. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with aortic dilation: a novel observation. European heart journal cardiovascular Imaging 2017. PMID: 28025268

  10. Samad F, Agarwal A, Samad Z. Stable ischemic heart disease in women: current perspectives. International journal of women's health 2017. PMID: 29033611

  11. Agarwal A, Yousefzai R, Shetabi K, Samad F, Aggarwal S, Cho C, Bush M, Jan MF, Khandheria BK, Paterick TE, Tajik AJ. Relationship of cardiac troponin to systolic global longitudinal strain in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.) 2017. PMID: 28849602

  12. Agarwal A, Samad F, Kalvin L, Bush M, Tajik AJ. A great imitator in adult cardiology practice: congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries. Congenital heart disease 2017. PMID: 28225206

  13. Ismail I, Agarwal A, Aggarwal S, Al-Khafaji N, Gupta N, Badi H, Chopra A, Khosla S, Arora R. Aortic Atherosclerosis: A Common Source of Cerebral Emboli, Often Overlooked! American journal of therapeutics 2016. PMID: 25569596

  14. Agarwal A, Yousefzai R, Jan MF, Cho C, Shetabi K, Bush M, Khandheria BK, Paterick TE, Treiber S, Sra J, Werner P, Allaqaband S, Bajwa T, Tajik AJ. Clinical application of WHF-MOGE(S) classification for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Global heart 2015. PMID: 26271555

  15. Aggarwal S, Jan MF, Agarwal A, Tajik AJ. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy associated with sleep apnea: serious implications and cogent management strategy. Expert review of cardiovascular therapy 2015. PMID: 25634133

  16. Shaikh A, Agarwal A, Treiber S, Tajik AJ. Anomalous connection of the left upper pulmonary vein to the vertical vein: an uncommon diagnosis unveiled by suprasternal notch imaging. European heart journal cardiovascular Imaging 2014. PMID: 25073596

  17. Osranek M, Agarwal A, Jamil Tajik A. David and Goliath: a clash of flows in apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. European heart journal cardiovascular Imaging 2014. PMID: 24950763

  18. Agarwal A, Sulemanjee NZ, Cheema O, Downey FX, Tajik AJ. Cardiac sarcoid: a chameleon masquerading as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and dilated cardiomyopathy in the same patient. Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.) 2014. PMID: 24506439

  19. Paterick TE, Tercius AJ, Agarwal A, Treiber SC, Khandheria BK, Tajik AJ. Double jeopardy in the echocardiography laboratory: coexistence of two distinct cardiomyopathies? Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.) 2014. PMID: 24447051

  20. Agarwal A, Malik A, DeFranco AC, Tajik AJ. Left ventricular apical aneurysm: a novel phenotype of Fabry's disease. European heart journal cardiovascular Imaging 2013. PMID: 24196119

  21. Biru N, Agarwal A, Gupta A, Kress D. Mobile aortic arch thrombi: radiographic image with gross pathology correlation. The Annals of thoracic surgery 2013. PMID: 24182514

  22. Agarwal A, Khandheria BK, Paterick TE, Bloomgarden D, Loberg R, Bush M, Tajik AJ. Myocardial mechanics in noncontiguous HCM. JACC. Cardiovascular imaging 2013. PMID: 24229776

  23. Agarwal A, Khandheria BK, Paterick TE, Treiber SC, Bush M, Tajik AJ. Left ventricular noncompaction in patients with bicuspid aortic valve. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography 2013. PMID: 24044978

  24. Agarwal A, Port S, Allaqaband S, Tajik AJ. A unique case of quadricuspid aortic valve with coronary artery and descending aorta-to-pulmonary artery fistulae. Circulation 2013. PMID: 23979631

  25. Agarwal A, Ammar KA, Baugh D, Tumuluri R, Khandheria BK. Multimodality imaging of cardiac tumour. European heart journal cardiovascular Imaging 2012. PMID: 22715500

  26. Agarwal A, Yu SW, Rehman A, Henkle JQ. Hyperinsulinemia euglycemia therapy for calcium channel blocker overdose: a case report. Texas Heart Institute journal 2012. PMID: 22949783

  27. Singh NK, Agarwal A, Salazar L, Henkle JQ. Osborn waves in hypothermia induced by baclofen overdose. BMJ case reports 2009. PMID: 21686448