Nikhil K Chanani, MD

Pediatric Cardiologist

English, Hindi

Primary Specialty


Other Specialty

Pediatric Cardiology


Board Certification
Am Bd Pediatrics (Sub: Pediatric Cardiology)
Medical School:
Harvard Medical School
University of California, San Francisco Medical Center
University of California, San Francisco Medical Center
Lucile Salter Packard Childrens Hospital


Pubmed Profile




Dr. Nikhil Chanani has been with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Cardiology since 2010. He originally grew up in Los Angeles. He completed his undergraduate studies in Economics and Biology at Stanford University. Dr. Chanani then attended medical school at Harvard Medical School, followed by a Pediatrics Residency and Pediatric Cardiology fellowship at University of California, San Francisco. He then completed additional clinical training in cardiac intensive care at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University. Dr. Chanani is also the Medical Director of Quality and Outcomes for the Cardiac Service Line. He is also an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine. His research interests include the use of machine learning, novel technological solutions, clinical research, novel drug therapies and multi-center research projects. He collaborates regularly with faculty from both Georgia Tech and Emory University. He is also involved multiple safety and quality committees for the hospital system. Dr. Chanani is also involved with multiple national committees for pediatric cardiac critical care. Dr. Chanani lives in the Atlanta area with his wife and three sons. Their free time is spent watching Atlanta United and playing tennis.

Focus of Practice

  • Cardiac intensive care
  • General cardiology
  • Hospital safety

Areas of Interest

  • Multi-system organ dysfunction
  • Mechanical support
  • Advanced heart failure therapies
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Infection prevention


Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta Cardiology, Inc.

1405 Clifton Rd NE Atlanta, GA 30322 404-256-2593

Research & Publications

Multi-center research, best practices, machine learning, novel technologies, novel drug therapies, physiology