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


  • 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 (8)

  1. 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. 3D Printing in Complex Congenital Heart Disease: Across a Spectrum of Age, Pathology, and Imaging Techniques. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016. PMID:27450874 
  3. Rapid resolution of cardiac rhabdomyomas following everolimus therapy. BMJ Case Rep. 2015;2015. PMID:26661560 
  4. 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. 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. 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. Pediatric chest pain: findings on exercise stress testing. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2012;51(7):659-62. doi:10.1177/0009922812440842  PMID:22496178 
  8. 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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