Arvind K. Hoskoppal, MD, MHS

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics
  • Internal Medicine Director, UPMC Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

Hoskoppal joined UPMC as the director of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program in 2019, a joint program of the Heart Institute at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute at UPMC Presbyterian. As a national leader in adult congenital heart disease, he brings a specialfocus on advanced echocardiography including transesophageal echocardiography and aortopathies.

Hoskoppal graduated from MS Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore University, India in 2002. He then pursued a Masters in Health Finance and Management from Johns Hopkins University,which gave Dr Hoskoppal specific skills in the area of Health Care Management. He then completed his residency in a combined Med-Peds program at Creighton University Medical Center, followed by pediatric Cardiology fellowship at UCSF Medical Center. With an interest in adult congenital heartdisease (ACHD), he further subspecialized, completing an ACHD fellowship the Mayo Clinic. Hoskoppal then joined the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Utah as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics with an adjunct appointment in the Department of Internal Medicine in 2014.  In 2015, he was appointed the director of the Utah ACHD program, having become a national leader in the field.

Professional and Scientific Society Memberships

  • American Medical Association, 2007-Present 
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, 2007-Present 
  • American College of Cardiology, 2010-Present 
  • American Heart Association, 2014-Present 
  • Adult Congenital Heart Associataion, 2014-Present 
  • International Society of Adult Congenital Heart Disease, 2014-Present 

Education & Training

  • MD, MS Ramaiah Medical College, 2002
  • MHS, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, 2004
  • Residency in Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Creighton University Medical Center, 2006-2010
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology, UCSF, 2010-2013
  • Fellowship in Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Mayo Clinic, 213-2014

Selected Publications

Egbe A, Poterucha J, Warnes C, Connolly H, Baskar S, Ginde S, Clift P, Kogon B, Book W, Walker N , Wagenaar L, Moe T, Oechslin E, Kay W , Norris M, Gordon-Walker T, Dillman J, Trout A, AnwarN , Hoskoppal A, Veldtman G (2018). Hepatocellular Carcinoma After Fontan Operation. Circulation, 138746-748. 

Hoskoppal A, Menon S, Trachtenberg F, Burns KM, De Backer J, Gelb BD, Gleason M, James J, Lai WW, Liou A, Mahony L, Olson AK, Pyeritz RE, Sharkey AM, Stylianou M, Wechsler SB, Young L, Levine JC, Tierney ESS, Lacro RV, Bradley TJ (2018). Predictors of Rapid Aortic Root Dilation and Referral for Aortic Surgery in Marfan Syndrome.LID - 10.1007/s00246-018-1916-6 [doi].(Epub ahead of print) Pediatr Cardiol. 

Selamet Tierney ES, Levine JC, Sleeper LA, Roman MJ, Bradley TJ, Colan SD, Chen S, Campbell MJ, Cohen MS, De Backer J, Heydarian H, Hoskoppal A, Lai WW, Liou A, Marcus E, Nutting A, Olson AK, Parra DA, Pearson GD, Pierpont ME, Printz BF, Pyeritz RE, Ravekes W, Sharkey AM, Srivastava S, Young L, Lacro RV (2018). Influence of Aortic Stiffness on Aortic-Root Growth Rate and Outcome in Patients With the Marfan Syndrome. Am J Cardiol, 121(9), 1094-1101. 

Needelman H, Hoskoppal A, Roberts H, Evans M, Bodensteiner JB (2010). The effect of hydrocortisone on neurodevelopmental outcome in premature infants less than 29 weeks' gestation. J Child Neurol, 25(4), 448-52.

Hoskoppal A, Roberts H, Kugler J, Duncan K, Needelman H (2010). Neurodevelopmental outcomes in infants after surgery for congenital heart disease: a comparison of single-ventricle vs. two-ventricle physiology. Congenit Heart Dis, 5(2), 90-5.

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Academic and Research Interests

  • Marfan Syndrome and other Aortic Disorders
  • Echocardiography
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Heart Disease in Pregnancy