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Varsha M. "Rani" Bandisode MD

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  • Professor
  • College of Medicine
  • Pediatrics
Academic Focus
  • Congenital Heart Disease and Complex Heart Anatomic Disease in Infants, Children, and Adults
  • Interventional and Diagnostic Catheterization of Congenital Heart Disease and other Complex Cardiac Anatomic Disease
  • Trans-catheter repair of ASDs, VSDs, PDAs and other anomalies. Trans-catheter repair of narrowed vessels, including Coarctation of the aorta, pulmonary arteries, and narrowed major veins. Trans-catheter placement of pulmonary valves.
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Dr. Varsha Bandisode completed her undergraduate training at the University of Georgia in 1991 and her medical school training at Mercer University School of Medicine in 1995.  She trained in pediatrics at Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami in 1998, and then joined the Medical University of South Carolina for her Pediatric Cardiac Fellowship training which she completed in 2001.  She continued her training is specialized techniques in interventional cardiology fellowship in 2002 at MUSC, after which she joined the MUSC faculty as an Assistant professor.  She advanced to Associate Professor in 2010. 

Dr. Bandisode's primary interests are in Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiac Catheterization of Congenital Heart and Complex Cardiac anatomy.  She was promoted to the Director of the Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization lab in 2005 and continues to advance the quality and capabilities of the lab to this day.  She has training and special interests in trans-catheter repair of congenital anomalies, including closure of ASDs, VSDs, PDAs, and other anomalous vessels, and stenting or angioplasty of narrowed vessels such as Coarctation of the aorta, pulmonary arteries and valves, and major venous vessels.  She has specialized training in placement of catheter delivered pulmonary valves.  She also has special interests in Hybrid techniques for addressing complex single ventricular anatomy.