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Shailendra Upadhyay, MD, CEPS, FHRS

Division Head, Pediatric Cardiology
Co-Director, Cardiovascular Institute

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Practice Name Connecticut Children's Specialty Group



MBBS, University of Mumbai/K.J. Somaiya Medical College, 1997


Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Yale University/Bridgeport Hospital, 2003-2007


Pediatric Cardiology, Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York, 2007-2010
Pediatric Clinical Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, Medical University of South Carolina, 2010-2011
Adult Congenital Heart Disease and Pulmonary Hypertension, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Boston Children’s Hospital, 2011-2013
Clinical Fellowship in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School 2013-2013

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Electrophysiology [IBHRE]
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Faculty Appointment

    Associate Professor, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

    Clinical Expertise

    Shailendra Upadhyay, MD, CEPS, FHRS, is the Division Head of Connecticut Children’s Heart Center. Dr. Upadhyay’s clinical expertise extends across the entire spectrum of cardiac care, bridging the gap between pediatric patients and adults with congenital heart disease. His areas of interest include adult congenital heart disease, pulmonary hypertension, pregnancy in congenital heart disease, and heart rhythm disorders.

    Dr. Upadhyay performs a full range of arrhythmia management in children and adults with congenital heart disease. These include innovative treatments such as the catheter ablation of certain cardiac arrhythmias performed entirely without X-rays by utilizing three dimensional electro-anatomic mapping systems. Dr. Upadhyay also performs Electrophysiology procedures such as the implantation and management of cardiac pacemakers and implantable defibrillators in children.

    Dr. Upadhyay is active with clinical research related to adult congenital heart disease and heart rhythm disorders.

    Selected Publications

    • Epicardial ablation of tachyarrhythmia in children: Experience at two academic centers. Upadhyay S, Walsh EP, Cecchin F, Triedman JK, Villafane J, Saul JP. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2017 Jul 26. doi: 10.1111/pace.13152.

    • Catheter ablation for atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia in patients with congenital heart disease. Upadhyay S, Marie Valente A, Triedman JK, Walsh EP. Heart Rhythm. 2016 Jun;13(6):1228-37. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2016.01.020. Epub 2016 Jan 21.

    • Effect of myocardial dysfunction in cardiac morbidity and all cause mortality in childhood cancer subjects treated with anthracycline therapy. Olga H. Toro-Salazar, Eileen Gillan, Joanna Ferranti, Andrea Orsey, Karen Rubin, Shailendra Upadhyay, Wojciech Mazur, Kan N. Hor. Cardio-Oncology 2015 1:1

    • The stunned atrial lead: Transient malfunction of a permanent atrial pacer lead following acute myocardial infarction. Upadhyay S, Marshalko S, McPherson C. Int J Crit Illn Inj Sci. 2011 Jul;1(2):161-3. doi: 10.4103/2229-5151.84806.

    • Left main coronary artery stenting after cardiac arrest in an infant with William’s syndrome. Upadhyay S, Seiden H, Epstein S. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2011 Nov 15;78(6):940-4. doi: 10.1002/ccd.23040. Epub 2011 Jun 7.

    • A newborn with cardiomegaly. Upadhyay S, Law S, Kholwadwala D. J Emerg Trauma Shock. 2010 Jul;3(3):298. doi: 10.4103/0974-2700.66541.

    • Device failure and acute vessel thrombosis with PercuSurge. Upadhyay S, Sawar A. J Invasive Cardiol. 2008 Aug;20(8): E256-7.

    • A 19-year-old male with palpitations. Upadhyay S, Upadhyay S. J Emerg Trauma Shock. 2008 Jan;1(1):55-7. doi: 10.4103/0974-2700.41792.

    • Weight loss supplement provoked idiopathic ventricular tachycardia. Upadhyay S, Afaq M, Upadhyay S, Zarich S, McPherson C. Indian Heart J. 2007 Nov-Dec;59(6):494-6.

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