Anusha Jegatheeswaran

Anusha Jegatheeswaran, MD, PhD, FRCSC is a pediatric cardiac surgeon and a research collaborator with LaussenLabs. She is board certified in Cardiac Surgery by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and has been a fellow in pediatric cardiac surgery at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Hospital for Sick Children. Dr. Jegatheeswaran received her MD from McMaster University, completed her cardiac surgery residency at the University of Toronto, and undertook her PhD in Clinical Epidemiology within the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. During her training she was part of the Surgeon Scientist Program and completed the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Clinician Investigator Program. Her thesis work examining long term outcomes in patients with interrupted aortic arch disease was completed during her tenure as the 5th John W. Kirklin/David A. Ashburn Fellowship at the CHSS Data Center.

Dr. Jegatheeswaran continues to be highly involved in clinical research using her unique combination of research skills in both clinical epidemiology and data science. Within LaussenLabs, she is actively engaged in the research endeavours of the team and is currently working on several projects related to patient monitoring and disease prediction. Additionally, Dr. Jegatheeswaran has obtained a certification in data science with a focus on neural networks and completed the Stanford University course on machine learning. As a faculty Research Consultant for the Congenital Heart Surgeons’ Society (CHSS), she is actively spearheading multiple projects and has a special interest in anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery (AAOCA). Dr. Jegatheeswaran is also an active reviewer for 7 journals, including the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (JTCVS), for which she is a statistical reviewer. Amongst her awards, she was the recipient of a Junior Personnel Research Fellowship from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada for her PhD work and also received the American Association of Thoracic Surgery Marc de Leval Fellowship for congenital heart surgeons in 2017.

Keywords/Tags: Clinical epidemiology, Data science, Pediatric cardiovascular surgery


Location: Toronto, Canada