Shafkat Anwar, M.D

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


  • B.A., Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, The George Washington University, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences2001
  • M.D., 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 Pediatrics2010
  • Diplomate in Pediatric Cardiology, American Board of Pediatrics2012
  • PA, Medical License Unrestricted2012
  • MO, Board of Registration for the Healing Arts2013
  • Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance - Level III Competence in Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance2013
  • IL, Illinois Medical License2016


  • 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 (8)

  1. Anwar S, Harris MA, Whitehead KK, Keller MS, Goldmuntz E, Fogel MA, Mercer-Rosa L. 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  
  2. Anwar S, Singh GK, Varughese J, Nguyen H, Billadello JJ, Sheybani EF, Woodard PK, Manning P, Eghtesady P. 3D Printing in Complex Congenital Heart Disease: Across a Spectrum of Age, Pathology, and Imaging Techniques. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016. PMID:27450874  
  3. Choudhry S, Nguyen HH, Anwar S. Rapid resolution of cardiac rhabdomyomas following everolimus therapy. BMJ Case Rep. 2015;2015. PMID:26661560  
  4. Nguyen HH, Sheybani E, Manning P, Herman T, Anwar S. 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  
  5. Anwar S, Whitehead KK, Harris MA. 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  
  6. Anwar S, Brook M, Mavroudis C, Hobbs R, Lorber R. 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  
  7. Anwar S, Kavey RE. Pediatric chest pain: findings on exercise stress testing. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2012;51(7):659-62. doi:10.1177/0009922812440842  PMID:22496178  
  8. Anwar S, Qureshi AM, Arruda J, Bolen MA. 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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