Sandhya Ramlogan, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics 

Professional Affiliations/Society Memberships

  • American Society of Echocardiography

Education & Training

  • MD: University of Leeds Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Residency: Elmhurst Hospital Center Elmhurst, NY
  • Fellowship: Childrens Mercy Hospital Kansas City, MO
  • Fellowship: Childrens Mercy Hospital Kansas City, MO

Research Interests

Intervendor reproducibility of biventricular 2D speckle tracking strain in the structurally normal heart in infants and children. Clinical adoption of 2D strain echocardiography by speckle tracking in pediatrics is limited due to the lack of evidence proving its reproducibility despite evidence showing its significant incremental value in early detection of subtle myocardial dysfunction in adult studies. Since the EACVI/ASE industry task force established better standardization of strain software packages, no studies have evaluated intervendor strain reproducibility in children < 6 years of age with the newest strain software, which uses the EACVI/ASE industry task force recommended global peak systolic strain (GPS) algorithm. Ramlogan’s research seeks to evaluate the reproducibility of global longitudinal and LV circumferential strain for mid-myocardial and endocardial layers in pediatric subjects on the two commonly utilized software platforms.

Non-invasive Detection of Acute Rejection. This research explores for possible biomarkers of acute rejection (or non-rejection) in paired clinical data at the time of cardiac allograft biopsy with serial research serum samples and blinded review of serial, clinical echocardiograms. This research is funded by Abbott Diagnostics and the Hillman Foundation for Transplant Research. Ramlogan is the echocardiographer co-investigator on this project with Feingold.