Dr. Shelby Kutty is the director of pediatric and congenital cardiology, the co-director of the Blalock-Taussig-Thomas Heart Center, and the Helen B. Taussig Professor of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He serves as Chair of Cardiovascular Analytic Intelligence Initiative, and also holds appointments at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Dr. Kutty trained in pediatrics, cardiology and cardiac imaging at premier institutions in India, Australia, Canada and the United States. He earned his master’s degree in healthcare management from Harvard University, and is an Aresty Scholar of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, he was a professor of pediatrics and internal medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine, where he was named Vice Chair for Pediatrics and Assistant Dean for Research and Development in 2017.
Dr. Kutty is one of the foremost authorities in multimodality cardiovascular imaging, including echocardiography, magnetic resonance and computed tomography of congenital heart disease. His areas of academic interest have focused on myocardial function assessment, therapeutic ultrasound, and cardiovascular outcomes. He has coauthored over 240 peer-reviewed journal articles, over 270 peer-reviewed abstracts and 6 book chapters. He has made major contributions in delineating the functional changes in the right ventricle and in developing the field of theranostic ultrasound.
Dr. Kutty is an elected Fellow of the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, the American Society of Echocardiography, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Society for Pediatric Research; and serves on multiple committees for those organizations. He has received acclaimed awards from the American Society of Echocardiography, the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. His research program has been funded by the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the National Institutes of Health and industry. His leadership is also evidenced by authorship of several reviews and editorials, over 70 invited lectureships worldwide, and his important role in developing guidelines and standards for contrast echocardiography.
Dr. Kutty’s mentoring prowess is exemplified by his more than 60 mentees including medical students, residents and fellows having published several dozens of peer-reviewed journal articles, and presented at numerous national meetings. He serves as Associate Editor for American Journal of Physiology: Heart and Circulatory Physiology and Cardiology in the Young. In addition, he serves as Consulting Editor for Journal of Clinical Investigation, and in the editorial board of four leading cardiology journals: Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Imaging and the World Journal of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery.