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UPMC Children’s Names New Director of Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

November 25, 2019

Arvind Hoskoppal, MD, has been appointed as the new director of the UPMC Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program. Dr. Hoskoppal graduated from MS Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore University, India, in 2002. He then pursued a master’s degree in Health Finance and Management from Johns Hopkins University, which provided Dr. Hoskoppal advanced training and skills in the area of health care management. He then completed his residency in a combined internal medicine-pediatrics program at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska, followed by a pediatric cardiology fellowship at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center. With an interest in adult congenital heart disease (ACHD), Dr. Hoskoppal further subspecialized, completing an ACHD fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Arvind Hoskoppal, MDUpon completion of his training, in 2014 Dr. Hoskoppal 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 2015, he was appointed the director of the University of Utah ACHD program, having become a national leader in the field.

Dr. Hoskoppal’s clinical area of expertise is pediatric cardiology, with a special focus on ACHD, advanced echocardiography including transesophageal echocardiography, and aortopathies.

“We are delighted to have Dr. Hoskoppal join the UPMC Children’s Heart Institute where he will help to lead a vision of ACHD growth and excellence in care for western Pennsylvania and surrounding areas,” says Jacqueline Kreutzer, MD, FACC, MSCAI, chief of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology, co-director of the UPMC Children’s Heart Institute, and director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory.

“Dr. Hoskoppal’s expertise in ACHD brings a new level of care for patients at UPMC Children’s. His impact in joining the UPMC Children’s Heart Institute will be immediately felt in our clinical programs and patient care,” says Vivek Allada, MD, director of clinical services in the Division of Pediatric Cardiology and executive director of the UPMC Children’s Heart Institute.

Learn more about the Heart Institute at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.