Department Pediatric Cardiology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Children & Adolescents Only
Languages English, Hindi
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cardiology
  • Department of Pediatric Cardiology & CT Surgery
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Atrial Septal Defects
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Syncope
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System
Pediatric Cardiology
New Hyde Park, NY USA

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

Residency - Glenfield Hospital
Pediatric and Cardiac ICU Trainee, Department of Pediatric Cardiology
Leicester, United Kingdom

Residency - Royal College of Pediatrics & Child Health
Post Doctoral Training - Pediatric Trainee
United Kingdom

Medical Education - Osmania Medical College, University of Health Sciences
Hyderabad, India

Additional Training

  • Medical Staff, Cleveland Clinic Children's, Pediatric Cardiology,  9/2016 - present
  • Pediatric Cardiologist, Women and Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatric Cardiology, 10/2015- 8/2016
  • Clinical Instructor, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, 07/2012- 06/2015
  • Clinical Teaching Fellow, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, United Kingdom, 08/2007-02/2008
  • Multidisciplinary journal club, Divisions of Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Critical Care; Cohen Children's Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY  -  Led reviews of the current literature and participated in the development of Clinical Practice Guidelines
  • Pediatric cardiology journal club, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Cohen Children’s Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY   -  Presented monthly reviews of current literature and clinically relevant landmark scientific articles 
  • Fellow lecture series, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Cohen Children’s Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY Presentation of lectures to pediatric cardiology fellows, general pediatric residents and medical students
  • ECG Lab, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children’s Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY Led monthly interactive teaching sessions with residents regarding pediatric ECG interpretation

Professional Highlights

  • Peer Reviewed Articles
    1. Single-center Experience of Outcomes of Tracheostomy in Children with Congenital Heart Disease, Geetha Challapudi, Girija Natarajan & Sanjeev Aggarwal; Congenital Heart Disease March 2013, 8(6) 556-560.
    1. Geetha Challapudi, Girija Natarajan, Sanjeev Aggarwal. (2012). Single-center Experience of Outcomes of Tracheostomy in Children with Congenital Heart Disease, Poster session presented at American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference, New Orleans, October 2012.


  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics - Pediatric Cardiology

Specialty Interests

I am interested in General Pediatric Cardiology concerns and Imaging challenges

Awards & Honors

  • All India Child Arts Competition,India- Elementary School, 1991
  • Best Outgoing Student of the year 1993- Holy Mary HighSchool, India; March 1993
  • Best Educator Award, Birmingham Children’s Hospital,United Kingdom; January 2008
  • Best Doctor Award- Healing LittleHearts Charity, United Kingdom on a Charity medical camp; March 2009


  • American Academy of Pediatrics - Member: 2009- Present  
  • American Medical Association - Member: 2009-2012
  • American College of Cardiology - Member: 2012-2015
  • American Heart association - Member: 2012- 2015
  • New York Pediatric Echo society Trainee: 2012-2015
  • Society of Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions Foundation (SCAI)- Trainee: 2013-2015
  • American Society of Echocardiography-Member: 2016- Present.
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

37 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.6
Time Spent with Patient 4.5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

6 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019

Dr. Challapudi was amazing. her bedside manner is so professional while still being relative to a new mom with a potentially scary situation for her new baby. My husband and I felt at total ease being in her care and we are truly thankful for her expertise!!!

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2019

doctor was excellent - very knowledgeable, and very warm. I was very happy with our visit.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019

*Dr. Challapudi was very good with our son. He was not happy to be there and she was able to calm him down in order to get the test done that she needed.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2019

This was a very positive experience for my daughter. *Dr. Challapudi was able to explain things very well. I was also very pleased with the dietician that saw my daughter. She was quite helpful.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2019

I really appreciated Dr. Challapudi's willingness to answer questions. She didn't rush out of the room and was very gentle with my (nervous) child. She was patient and kind and wonderful, and then gave her two stickers. Everyone at the office was great.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2018

Dr Challapudi was fantastic, she directed her communication to our daughter since it is her body which we thought was great. She answered all of our questions in a manner that was easy for us to understand and even drew a diagram to explain in more detail.

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