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Shahnawaz Amdani, MD

Shahnawaz Amdani, MD
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Department Pediatric Cardiology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English, Hindi
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Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


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Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Berlin Heart, Ventricular Assist Device (VAD)
  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Evaluation, Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Clinical Research in Congenital Heart Disease
  • Department of Pediatric Cardiology and CT Surgery
  • Heart Transplant
  • Inpatient Care
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Outpatient Care
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Second Opinion
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Bacterial Endocarditis
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy Secondary to Chemotherapy
  • Congenital Cardiomyopathy
  • Congenital Disorders of the Heart
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Cardiomyopathy
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Diastolic Dysfunction
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Endocarditis
  • Epstein-Barr Virus Infections
  • Familial Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Related Illnesses
  • Heart Valve Infections
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Infective Endocarditis
  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Myocarditis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
  • Right Heart Failure
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About Shahnawaz Amdani, MD

Shahnawaz Amdani M.D. is an associate staff in the department of Pediatric Cardiology. He specializes in the management of pediatric cardiomyopathy, heart failure, mechanical circulatory support devices and heart transplantation. Dr.Amdani completed his medical education from India.He then came over to the United States, where he completed his pediatric residency followed by a pediatric cardiology fellowship. It was during this time that he was drawn to the field of pediatric cardiomyopathy, heart failure and transplantation. After his cardiology fellowship, Dr. Amdani pursued an additional fellowship in pediatric heart failure and transplantation at one of the most prestigious heart failure/transplant programs in the country. Dr. Amdani is proficient in managing pediatric patients with end stage heart failure due to cardiomyopathy and congenital heart diseases pre and post heart transplantation.

Dr.Amdani has presented at various national meetings, authored numerous research publications, book chapters and review articles. Dr.Amdani is particularly interested in managing various pediatric cardiomyopathies (dilated, hypertrophic, restrictive and left ventricular non compaction). His other interests are management of cardiomyopathy in childhood cancer survivors and neuromuscular diseases; management of patients with Failing Fontan physiology and management of patients requiring ventricular assist devices.

About Dr.Amdani: “Children with heart failure are very sick and often require care by a team of experts. I am grateful to have the necessary skills and be a part of such a great organization like the Cleveland Clinic, where we have national leaders in almost every specialty. At the Cleveland Clinic we are able to provide cutting edge medical care, including mechanical circulatory support devices and heart transplantation if needed. The most rewarding part of my job is to see these children fully recover and have a fulfilling life surrounded by their loved ones. I believe it is my responsibility to treat these children and families with utmost care and respect as they are going through these tough times and to help them to the best of my ability.

During his free time, Dr.Amdani likes to travel and explore new places and cuisines with his wife and daughter.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - St. Louis Children`s Hospital
Pediatric Heart Failure and Transplantation
St. Louis, MO USA

Fellowship - Children's Hospital of Michigan
Pediatric Cardiology
Detroit, MI USA

Residency - Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center
Bronx, NY USA

Medical Education - SMT N H L Municipal Medical College

Professional Highlights


    Peer Reviewed Articles

    1. Bansal N, Amdani SM, Hutchins KK, Lipshultz SE, "Cardiovascular disease in survivors of childhood cancer", Curr Opin Pediatr., 2018, 30(5), 628-638

    2. Amdani SM, Mian MUM, Thomas RL, Ross RD, "NT-pro BNP-A marker for worsening respiratory status and mortality in infants and young children with pulmonary hypertension", Congenit Heart Dis, 2018, 13(4), 499-505

    3. Amdani SM, Du W, Aggarwal S, "Outcome of pediatric heart transplantation in blood culture positive donors in the United States", Clin Transplant, 2018, 32(5), e13249

    4. Amdani SM, Kim HS, Orvedahl A, John AO, Said A, Simpson K, "Successful treatment of fulminant neonatal enteroviral myocarditis in monochorionic diamniotic twins with cardiopulmonary support, intravenous immunoglobulin and pocapavir.", BMJ Case Rep., 2018

    5. Amdani SM, Ross RD, Webster Jr PA, Turner DR, Forbes TJ, Kobayashi D, "Reducing radiation exposure by lowering frame rate in children undergoing cardiac catheterization: A quality improvement study.", Congenit Heart Dis, 2018

    6. Amdani SM, Sallaam S, Karpawich PP, Aggarwal S, "Utility of Echocardiography in Detecting Silent Complications After Pediatric Catheter Ablations", Pediatr Cardiol, 2017, 38(7), 1426-1433

    7. Amdani SM, Sanil Y, "Infantile Pompe Disease and Enzyme Replacement Therapy", J Paediatr Child Health, 2017, 53(12), 1242- 1243

    8. Bansal N, Amdani S, Lipshultz ER, Lipshultz SE, "Chemotherapy-induced cardiotoxicity in children", Expert Opin Drug Metab Toxicol, 2017, 13(8), 817-832

    9. Amdani S, Karpawich PP, "Atrial Arrhythmias in Adults with Repaired Congenital Heart Disease. J Clin Trial Cardiol", J Clin Trial Cardiol, 2015, 2(3), 1-5

    Book Chapters

    1. Amdani SM, Bansal N, Lipshultz ER, Adams J, Lipshultz SE, "Survivorship (part 2): Pediatric Cancer Survivors." In: Susan Dent (editors), "Practical Cardio-oncology ", 1st edition, Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, 2019

    2. Amdani SM, Ross RD, "Evaluation and Management of Pediatric Chest Pain, Syncope, and Murmur in the Emergency Department" In: Sarnaik AP, Ross RD, Lipshultz SE, Walters III HL (editors), "Cardiac Emergencies in Children: A Practical Approach to Diagnosis and Management", 1st edition, Springer, New York, 2018

    3. Amdani SM, Bansal N, Franco VI, Adams MJ, Lipshultz SE, "Cardiovascular effects of anthracycline chemotherapy and radiation therapy in children with cancer." In: Joerg Herrmann (editors), "Clinical Cardio-oncology", Elsevier, Atlanta, 2016


    1. Bansal N, Barach P, Amdani SM, Lipshultz SE., "When is early septal myectomy in children with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy justified?", Transl Pediatr , 2018, 7(4), 362-366


    1. Amdani SM, "Redesigning Ventricular Assist Devices to Protect Ethnic Minorities: Changing Design With Changing Times", JACC Heart Fail, 2016, 4(10), 831-832

    Specialty Interests

    Pediatric Heart Failure
    Pediatric Heart Transplantation
    Pediatric Cardiomyopathy (Dilated Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Restrictive Cardiomyopathy, Left ventricular non-compaction)
    Failing Fontan (Fontan patients with ventricular dysfunction, significant growth derangement, cachexia, protein losing enteropathy, plastic bronchitis, liver dysfunction)
    Cardiomyopathy in childhood cancer survivors
    Cardiomyopathy secondary to neuromuscular diseases


  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics - Pediatric Cardiology

Specialty Interests

Pediatric Heart Failure Pediatric Heart Transplantation Dilated Cardiomyopathy Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Restrictive Cardiomyopathy Failing Fontans (Fontan patients with ventricular dysfunction, protein losing enteropathy, plastic bronchitis

Awards & Honors

  • Elected Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, 01/2019
  • American College of Cardiology Fellow in Training Legislative Conference Travel Award, 07/2018
  • Elected Associate Editor Pediatric LINKS Newsletter Liaison, International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation, 04/2018
  • Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia Resident Prize Award, American Heart Association, 10/2017
  • First Place, Research Study – Oral presentation, 41st Annual Midwest Pediatric Cardiology Society Meeting, 09/2017
  • Chairman's Award - Best Outgoing Resident, Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, 06/2014
  • Program Delegate Award, American Academy of Pediatrics, 10/2012 & 10/2013
  • Dr. N. R. Motwani Gold Medal for Academic Excellence, Smt. N.H.L. Municipal Medical College, 04/2007
  • Dr. C.R.Trivedi Gold Medal for highest grades in Preventive and Social Medicine, Smt. N.H.L. Municipal Medical College, 04/2007


  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Heart Association
  • American Medical Association
  • The International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation
  • American Society of Transplantation
  • Pediatric Heart Transplant Society
  • Heart Failure Society of America
  • Advanced Cardiac Therapies Improving Outcomes Network
  • American Society for Artificial Internal Organs 

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 1/17/2024, Dr. Amdani has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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