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Priya Sekar, M.D., M.P.H.

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics


Languages: English, Spanish, Tamil

Expertise: Echocardiography, Fetal Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)


1800 Orleans St. Sheikh Zayed Tower Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Phone: 410-614-0706


Dr. Priya Sekar is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her areas of clinical expertise are fetal and pediatric cardiology, echocardiography and noninvasive imaging

After receiving her undergraduate degree at the University of Chicago, Dr. Sekar earned a master’s degree in public health from George Washington University. She received her medical degree from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/Chicago Medical School. She completed her general pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital Oakland and performed her pediatric cardiology fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She was a fetal/perinatal cardiology and clinical research fellow at the University of Alberta/Stollery Children's Hospital.

Dr. Sekar is certified in pediatrics and pediatric cardiology by the American Board of Pediatrics. She was a fetal/perinatal cardiology and clinical research fellow at the University of Alberta/Stollery Children's Hospital. more


  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Departments / Divisions



  • MD, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (2002)


  • Children's Hospital and Research Center Oakland / Pediatrics (2005)


  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center / Pediatric Cardiology (2008)
  • University of Alberta/Stollery Children's Hospital (2009)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics / Pediatric Cardiology (2010)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Hinton RB, Andelfinger G, Sekar P, Hinton AC, Gendron RL, Michelfelder EC, Robitaille Y, Benson DW. "Prenatal Head Growth and White Matter Injury in Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome". Pediatric Research, 64:364-69, May 2008

McKenney S, Mansouri F, Everett A, Graham E, Burd I, Sekar P. "Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein as a Biomarker for Brain Injury in Neonatal Congenital Heart Disease" Cardiology in the Young 2016 Jan 20:1-8

Sekar P, Marcus KL, Williams EP, Boss RD. "Red flags: a case series of clinician-family communication challenges in the context of CHD" Cardiology in the Young, 2017 Jul;27(5):1000-1003

Albalawi A, Brancusi F, Askin F, Ehsanipoor R, Wang J, Burd I, Sekar P. "Placental characteristics of fetuses with congenital heart disease" Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, 2017 May;36(5):965-972

Hutchinson D, McBrien A, Howley L, Yamamoto Y, Sekar P, Motan T, Jain V, Savard W, Hornberger LK. "First-Trimester Fetal Echocardiography: Identification of Cardiac Structures for Screening from 6 to 13 Weeks' Gestational Age." J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2017 Aug; 30(8):763-772

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