Animesh (Aashoo) Tandon, M.D., M.S., is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, with joint appointments in Radiology and Biomedical Engineering, at UT Southwestern and Children’s Medical Center, Dallas. He 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.

Dr. Tandon’s current clinical and research interests are:

He is an outspoken proponent of bringing innovative ideas to pediatrics. He is co-founder of VARYFII Imaging, a company developing virtual reality surgical planning software; is a mentor for Health Wildcatters, a local incubator, and the UT Southwestern Biomedical Innovation program; and has judged national pitch competitions at the American Heart Association.

He currently serves on the American Heart Association Center for Health Technology & Innovation (CHTI) Health Technology Advisory Group (HTAG); is the co-chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery Early Career Working Group; serves on the American College of Cardiology Early Career Section Leadership Council; and the Society of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance 3D+ Special Interest Group Steering Committee.