Sherzana Sunderji, M.D.

Sherzana Sunderji, M.D.


Pediatric Cardiology

Pediatric Cardiology Advanced Imaging


Fetal Echocardiography





  • Medical Director, Fetal Echocardiography
  • Assistant Professor, Pediatric Cardiology


To see if Sherzana Sunderji is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).

Glassrock Building

2521 Stockton Blvd., Suite 3200
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions

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Additional Phone Numbers

Clinic Phone: 916-734-3112
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Clinical Interests

Dr. Sunderji is a pediatric cardiologist in the Pediatric Heart Center, a division of UC Davis Health System.  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 transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography. 


Pediatric Cardiology

Center/Program Affiliation

Pediatric Heart Center
UC Davis Children's Hospital


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

B.S., Yale University, New Haven CT 2003

Internship: 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

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

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics, 2013

American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology, 2016

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Pediatrics

American College of Cardiology

American Society of Echocardiography

Fetal Heart Society

Honors and Awards

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

Select Recent Publications

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.

Escobar-Diaz M, Sunderji S, Tworetzky W, Moon-Grady A, The Fetus with Ectopia Cordis: Experience and Expectations from Two Centers. Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 Mar;38(3):531-538.

O’Byrne ML, Glatz AC, Sunderji S, Matthew AE, Goldberg DJ, Dory 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 May 14; 35(7):1181-90.

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.

Sheth PM, Sunderji S, Shin LY, Rebbapragada A, Huibner S, Kimani J, Macdonald KS, Ngugi E, Bwayo JJ, Moses S, Kovacs C, Loutfy M, Kaul R. Co-infection with herpes simplex virus type 2 is associated with reduced HIV specific T cell responses and systemic immune activation. J Infect Dis. 2008 May 15;197(10):1394-401.

Kaul R, Pettengell C, Sheth PM, Sunderji S, Biringer A, Macdonald K, Walmsley S, Rebbapragada A. The genital tract internal milieu: An important determinant of HIV Susceptibility and Secondary Transmission. J Reprod Immunol. 2008 Jan; 77(1):32-40.

Rebbapragada A, Wachihi, C, Pettengell C, Sunderji S, Huibner S, Jaoko W, Ball B, Fowke K, Mazzuli T, Plummer F, Kaul R. Negative Mucosal Synergy between Herpes Simplex Type 2 and HIV in the Female Genital Tract. AIDS. 2007 Mar12; 21(5):589-598.

Kavanagh DG, Kaufmann DE, Sunderji S, Frahm N, Le Gall S, Boczkowski D, Rosenberg ES, Stone DR, Johnston MN, Wagner BS, Zaman MT, Brander C, Gilboa E, Walker DB, Bhardwaj N. Expansion of HIV-specific CD4+ and CD8+ T cells by dendritic cells transfected with mRNA encoding cytoplasm- or lysosome-targeted Nef. Blood. 2006 Mar 1;107(5):1963-9.