Shafkat Anwar, M.D

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Cardiology

phone: (314) 454-6095

Clinical Interests

My clinical interest spans the field of Pediatric Cardiology, which includes congenital and acquired pediatric heart disease. Furthermore, I am a specialist in non-invasive cardiac imaging, including echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Bengali


  • BA, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, The George Washington University, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences2001
  • MD, The George Washington University School of Medicine2005


  • Internship and Residency, Pediatrics, Children’s National Medical Center (CNMC)2005 - 2008
  • Research Fellow, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health2008 - 2009
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Cardiology, University Hospitals (UH), Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital2009 - 2009
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Cardiology, Cleveland Clinic2010 - 2012
  • Fellowship, Cardiac Magnetic Resonance, Non-invasive Cardiac Imaging, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia2012 - 2013

Licensure and Board Certification

  • Diplomate in General Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics 2010
  • Diplomate in Pediatric Cardiology, American Board of Pediatrics 2012
  • PA, Medical License Unrestricted 2012
  • MO, Board of Registration for the Healing Arts 2013
  • Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance - Level III Competence in Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2013
  • IL, Illinois Medical License 2016


  • Human Services Departmental Award, The George Washington University2001
  • Magna Cum Laude2001
  • Phi Beta Kappa2001
  • Presidential Service Award, AmeriCorps2001
  • William Beaumont Research Society, Alumni Award, George Washington University School of Medicine2003
  • Alumni Award, George Washington University School of Medicine2005
  • Transforming Children’s Health Award, Children's National Medical Center2008

Recent Publications view all (11)

Publication Co-Authors

  1. 3D Printing is a Transformative Technology in Congenital Heart Disease JACC Basic to Translational Science. 2018;3(2):294-321. doi:10.1016/j.jacbts.2017.10.003  
  2. 3D Printing Provides a Precise Approach in the Treatment of Tetralogy of Fallot, Pulmonary Atresia with Major Aortopulmonary Collateral Arteries. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2018;20(1):5. PMID:29397465 
  3. 3D Printing in Complex Congenital Heart Disease: Across a Spectrum of Age, Pathology, and Imaging Techniques. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2017;10(8):953-956. PMID:27450874 
  4. Comparison of two-dimensional strain analysis using vendor-independent and vendor-specific software in adult and pediatric patients. JRSM Cardiovasc Dis. 2017;6:2048004017712862. PMCID:PMC5477995  PMID:28660071 
  5. The Impact of the Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Patch on Right Ventricular Strain in Tetralogy of Fallot: A Comparison with Valvar Pulmonary Stenosis Utilizing Cardiac Magnetic Resonance. Pediatr Cardiol. 2017;38(3):617-623. PMID:28144689 
  6. Rapid resolution of cardiac rhabdomyomas following everolimus therapy. BMJ Case Rep. 2015;2015. PMID:26661560 
  7. Left aortic arch, right descending aorta, and right patent ductus arteriosus: precise depiction of a rare vascular ring with cardiac computed tomography. Circulation. 2015;131(15):e404-5. doi:10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.114.012916  PMID:25869006 
  8. Leaving antegrade pulmonary blood flow results in reversal of flow in the azygous vein and decompression of the cavopulmonary circulation: mechanism of cyanosis defined with cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. Cardiol Young. 2013;1-2. doi:10.1017/S104795111300214X  PMID:24345722 
  9. Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the noncoronary cusp: not a benign lesion. Pediatr Cardiol. 2012;33(7):1187-9. doi:10.1007/s00246-012-0242-7  PMID:22370815 
  10. Pediatric chest pain: findings on exercise stress testing. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2012;51(7):659-62. doi:10.1177/0009922812440842  PMID:22496178 
  11. Pulmonary atresia with aortopulmonary and coronary artery collaterals: precise depiction by low-dose computed tomography. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012;59(1):90. doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2011.04.050  PMID:22192675 
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