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Animesh (Aashoo) Tandon, MD

Animesh (Aashoo) Tandon, MD
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Title Director of Cardiovascular Innovation
Department Pediatric Cardiology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
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Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

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

  • Congenital Disorders of the Heart
  • Congenital Heart Disease
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About Animesh (Aashoo) Tandon, MD

Dr. Tandon is a physician-scientist and healthcare innovator, who serves as Director of Cardiovascular Innovation at Cleveland Clinic Children’s.

His current research interests focus on:

  • Computational modeling and machine learning to derive novel imaging-based biomarkers to improve predictions in congenital heart disease
  • Using and designing wearable biosensors to generate novel physiologic information for high-risk patients (both inpatient and outpatient)
  • Using artificial intelligence/machine learning/big data techniques on these data to generate actionable insights
  • Using virtual and augmented reality, and 3D printing, to improve surgical planning

He also advises companies looking to innovate in the wearable, congenital heart disease, and imaging spaces.

Dr. Tandon graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a BA in 2003. During his medical training at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed a research fellowship at the NINDS/NIH through the Howard Hughes Medical Institute/NIH Research Scholars (Cloister) Program. Dr. Tandon completed his pediatric residency and categorical pediatric cardiology fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. During fellowship, he earned a Masters in Clinical and Translational Research from the University of Cincinnati. He then completed an advanced imaging fellowship at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta/Emory University. He was most recently Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Pediatric cardiac imaging
Atlanta, GA USA

Graduate School - University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Clinical and Translational Research
Cincinnati, OH USA

Fellowship - Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Pediatric cardiology
Cincinnati, OH USA

Residency - Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, OH USA

Medical Education - University of Michigan Medical School
Distinction in Research
Ann Arbor, MI USA

Undergraduate - Washington University in St. Louis
BA in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
St. Louis, MO USA

Professional Highlights

  • Dr. Tandon was recently awarded a K23 career development grant through the NIH/NHLBI to develop novel imaging biomarkers using cardiovascular MRI for patients with tetralogy of Fallot. He has been funded for his work in wearable biosensors through philanthropic grants.


  • Pediatrics - Pediatric Cardiology
  • Pediatrics

Specialty Interests

Cardiovascular MRI; wearable and noninvasive biosensors; virtual and augmented reality; predictive analytics and artificial intelligence

Awards & Honors

  • Year

    Name of Honor/Award

    Awarding Organization


    Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research

    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)


    Dean’s List

    Washington University in St. Louis; St. Louis, MO


    Undergraduate Biological Sciences Educational Program

    Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Washington University in St. Louis; St. Louis, MO


    Summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa; Sigma Xi

    Washington University in St. Louis; St. Louis, MO


    Summer Biomedical Research Program

    University of Michigan Medical School; Ann Arbor, MI


    Research Scholars (Cloister) Program

    Howard Hughes Medical Institute-National Institutes of Health (HHMI-NIH)


    M.D. with Distinction in Research

    University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI


    Clinical and Translational Research Fellowship Awardee

    Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH


    Early Career Investigator Awardee

    American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young (CVDY)


    2014 Young Investigator Awardee

    American College of Cardiology



    American College of Cardiology (ACC)


    Pediatric Research Loan Repayment Program Awardee

    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)


    Best Scientific Report

    12th Advanced Symposium on Pediatric Cardiovascular Imaging, Society for Pediatric Radiology, Houston, TX.


    Mimics Innovation Award, 2nd Prize



    Clinical Stipend

    International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine


    Early Career Reviewer (ECR) program

    National Institutes of Health (NIH)



    American Heart Association (AHA)


    Outstanding Physician Scientist Award/Top Abstract winner

    Neonatal Heart Society 2018 Meeting, Ft. Worth, TX.


    Grant for innovative young faculty

    UT Southwestern/Southwestern Medical Foundation/The Cary Council: An Evening with DocStars


    Top abstract, Robotic Technology and Virtual Reality category

    Artificial Intelligence in Medicine 2018; Laguna Niguel, CA


    Children’s Health Innovation Grant Awardee

    Children’s Health, Dallas, TX

Innovations & Patents

  • Co-founded VARYFII Imaging, LLC, to commercialize software to improve surgical planning with virtual reality.


  • American Heart Association
    -Center for Health Technology & Innovation (CHTI) Health Technology Advisory Group (HTAG)
    -HTAG Liaison to the Council on Lifelong Congenital Heart Disease and Heart Health in the Young (Young Hearts/LCHY)
    -LCHY Membership & Communications Committee Member
    -Professional Volunteer Search Task Force

    Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
    -Advanced 3D+ Visualization Special Interest Group, Steering Committee
    -Inaugural Chair, Fostering Liaisons and Interactions with Industry for Congenital CMR (FLIICR)

    American Academy of Pediatrics
    -Section on Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery Early Career Working Group, co-chair 2018-2021
    -Section on Advances in Therapeutics and Technology

    American College of Cardiology
    -Leadership Council; Early Career Section
    -Healthcare Innovation Section
    -ACC Innovation Program – BioIntelliSense Work Group

    North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging
    -Pediatric Research Group Steering Committee Founding Member (2015-current)
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 3/22/2024, Dr. Tandon has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Tandon receives fees of $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Gabi SmartCare 
  • Siemens AG
  • Synergen Technology Labs, LLC

Equity Dr. Tandon owns stock or stock options in the following companies for activities as a founder, inventor, discover, developer:

  • Tandon Healthcare Innovation Consulting, LLC

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

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