Dr. Kiran Mallula is the Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories at Children’s Hospital New Orleans. Growing up in Nigeria, he received his medical degree from Osmania Medical College, India. He also acquired a postgraduate degree in Pediatrics from Kakatiya Medical College, India, before moving to the US, where he completed his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia.
After pursuing his cardiology fellowship and master’s degree in Clinical Research at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, and an advanced interventional fellowship at University of California San Diego, he moved to New Orleans.
He is triple boarded in Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology from the American Board of Pediatrics as well as Adult Congenital Heart Disease from the American Board of Internal Medicine.
His clinical care encompasses catheter-based interventions for both pediatric and adult patients with the exclusive medical care of adults with congenital heart disease.
His clinical and research interests include the use of hybrid/fusion imaging technologies in the cath lab as well as transcatheter valve therapies.
He enjoys traveling and learning from cultures all over the globe.
Dr. Mallula chose to practice interventional and adult congenital cardiology. This field involves offering corrective therapies in a minimally invasive fashion as well as caring for adults who were born with congenital disease.
These children and their families are able to do amazing things after being cared for by doctors and this never-ending drive to fight like a warrior attracted him to this field. The most fulfilling aspect of this job is to see a child get back to a normal routine after an intervention. Once these children grow up to be adults, they benefit from constant support and monitoring from subspecialists like him.
Little Something Extra:
He can speak, write and read in four different languages. He loves to travel and has thus far visited fourteen countries. His goal is to visit all seven continents on the planet before retirement.