Sherzana Sunderji, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Sherzana Sunderji, M.D.

Director, Fetal Cardiology & Echocardiography

Associate Professor, Division of Pediatric Cardiology

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Fetal Cardiology

Fetal Echocardiography

Pediatric Cardiology

Pediatric Cardiology Advanced Imaging



Locations and Contact

Glassrock Building

Glassrock Building
2521 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Physician Referrals

800-UCD-4-KIDS (800-823-4543)

Clinical Interests

Dr. Sunderji is a pediatric cardiologist in the Pediatric Heart Center, a division of UC Davis Health.  Her clinical interests include the diagnosis, evaluation and management of congenital and acquired heart disease from fetus to adult. She specializes in fetal diagnosis and management of congenital heart disease, as well as fetal, transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography. 

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Sunderji’s research utilizes her experience in imaging, both fetal and pediatric, to improve quality of care in the field of pediatric cardiology as well as further investigating developing fetal heart parameters to predict outcomes in prenatally diagnosed congenital heart disease.


Fetal Care and Treatment Center
Fetal Cardiology
Pediatric Cardiology

Center/Program Affiliation

Pediatric Heart Center
UC Davis Children's Hospital

Undergraduate School

B.S., Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Yale University, New Haven CT 2003

Medical School

M.D., Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover NH 2010


Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA 2010-2011


Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA 2011-2013


Pediatric Cardiology, UC San Francisco, San Francisco CA 2013-2016


Pediatric Cardiology Advanced Imaging, UC San Francisco, San Francisco CA 2016-2017

Top Doctor, Sacramento Magazine, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Thomas P Almy Chapter at Dartmouth of the Arnold P Gold National Humanism in Medicine Honor Society, 2013

Merck Award at Dartmouth Medical School, 2013

Urban Health Scholars Summer Fellowship, 2012

Alpha Omega Alpha, 2012

Newman-Lindsay S, Lakshminrusimha S, Hoffman K, Sunderji S. Index of Suspicion: A term home birth with cardiopulmonary arrest on day 6. (accepted into NeoReviews, awaiting publication)

Sunderji S, Peyvandi S, Jaeggi E, Szwast A, Ryan G, Tessier F, Siddiqui S, Cuneo B, Sheth S, Treadwell M, Frommelt M, Turan S, Copel J, Emery S, Rand L, Moon-Grady AJ; North American Fetal Therapy Network (NAFTNet). NAFTNet retrospective report on the treatment of anti-Ro/SSA mediated fetal heart block with dexamethasone. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2022 Jan 11:1-8. doi:10.1080/14767058.2022.2025536. Epub ahead of print. PMID:35014577.

Afshar Y, Hogan WJ, Conturie C, Sunderji S, Duffy JY, Peyvandi S, Boe NM, Melber D, Fajardo VM, Tandel MD, Holliman K, Kwan L, Satou G, Moon-Grady AJ. Multi-Institutional Practice-Patterns in Fetal Congenital Heart Disease Following Implementation of a Standardized Clinical Assessment and Management Plan. J Am Heart Assoc. 2021 Aug 3;10(15):e021598. doi:10.1161/JAHA.121.021598. Epub 2021 Jul 28. PMID:34315235.

Sunderji S. Indications for Fetal Echocardiogram. American College of Cardiology’s Adult Congenital and Pediatric Cardiology (ACPC) Question of the Month. 2021 March.

Sunderji S. Congenital Heart Disease and Contra-indications to Pregnancy. American College of Cardiology’s Adult Congenital and Pediatric Cardiology (ACPC) Question of the Month. 2021 Jan.

McGahan JP, James G, Hedriana H, Sunderji S. Key Features on the 3-Vessel View and 3-Vessel Tracheal View of Isolated Right Aortic Arch Anomalies. Ultrasound Q. 2020 Sep;36(3):235-239. doi:10.1097/RUQ.0000000000000498. PMID:32890326.

Lodin D, Mavrothalassitis O, Haberer K, Sunderji S, Quek RGW, Peyvandi S, Moon-Grady A, Karamlou T. Revisiting the utility of technical performance scores following tetralogy of Fallot repair. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Aug;154(2):585-595.e3. doi:10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.02.066. Epub 2017 Apr 5. PMID:28461051.

Escobar-Diaz MC, Sunderji S, Tworetzky W, Moon-Grady AJ. The Fetus with Ectopia Cordis: Experience and Expectations from Two Centers. Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 Mar;38(3):531-538. doi:10.1007/s00246-016-1545-x. Epub 2016 Dec 19. PMID:27995289.

O'Byrne ML, Glatz AC, Sunderji S, Mathew AE, Goldberg DJ, Dori Y, Rome JJ, Gillespie MJ. Prevalence of deficient retro-aortic rim and its effects on outcomes in device closure of atrial septal defects. Pediatr Cardiol. 2014 Oct;35(7):1181-90. doi:10.1007/s00246-014-0914-6. Epub 2014 May 14. PMID:24823883.

Rebbapragada A, Howe K, Wachihi C, Pettengell C, Sunderji S, Huibner S, Ball TB, Plummer FA, Jaoko W, Kaul R. Bacterial vaginosis in HIV-infected women induces reversible alterations in the cervical immune environment. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2008 Dec 15;49(5):520-2. doi:10.1097/QAI.0b013e318189a7ca. PMID:18989228.