Eyal Sagiv, MD, PhD

Eyal  Sagiv, MD, PhD


On staff since October 2019

Children's Title: Attending Physician

Academic Title: Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

"I was interested in science and medicine since a young age and there was no hesitation in going to med school. Choosing pediatrics came later through clinical rotations, as I enjoyed working with children, being allowed to participate in their growth and development and allowed into their family units. I hope I conduct my care with values of kindness and humanism put forward. Working at our Heart Center at SCH is a unique opportunity to serve families and patients from a large geographic area, backgrounds and values, that teaches me a lot about myself as a physician. The hospital as a whole is incredibly collegial with a large team truly dedicated to serving our patients and improving care. I am an advocate for diversity and LGBTQA rights in health care and dedicated to fostering supportive and healthy learning environment to pediatric trainees. In my free time, I am interested in reading, learning languages, hiking, and biking."

  • Associate Director, Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Program

    • Viara WA 10.03.20

      I highly recommend Dr. Eyal Sagiv! He has such a positive energy and made a very stressful situation not stressful at all. He carefully listened to my concerns. He took plenty of time to hear what my child has been experiencing and I never felt rushed. He answered my many questions in a way that I and my child can understand. He described to us the options we have so we can feel comfortable with what will be the best next step. I felt fully included in the decision making process for what is the best action plan for my child. When it was time to leave I felt that my child is taken care of by a very knowledgeable and very kind cardiologist who truly cares about his patients. I know my child is getting the best care having Dr. Sagiv as our cardiologist!

  • Other Publications

    • Brucia RC, Taggart NW, Sagiv E, Kohli U, Tisma-Dupanovic S, Sutton NJ, McDaniel GM, Rossano JW, Dwyer AC, Marshall AC
      Applying Practice Analysis to Develop a New Test Content Outline for the Pediatric Cardiology Certification Examination.
      36508019 Pediatric cardiology, 2023 June : 44(5)1057-1067
    • Sagiv E, Slee A, Buffone A, Choueiter NF, Dahdah NS, Portman MA
      Etanercept with IVIg for acute Kawasaki disease: a long-term follow-up on the EATAK trial.
      35545881 Cardiology in the young, 2023 April : 33(4)613-618
    • Elias MD, Truong DT, Oster ME, Trachtenberg FL, Mu X, Jone PN, Mitchell EC, Dummer KB, Sexson Tejtel SK, Osakwe O, Thacker D, Su JA, Bradford TT, Burns KM, Campbell MJ, Connors TJ, D'Addese L, Forsha D, Frosch OH, Giglia TM, Goodell LR, Handler SS, Hasbani K, Hebson C, Krishnan A, Lang SM, McCrindle BW, McHugh KE, Morgan LM, Payne RM, Sabati A, Sagiv E, Sanil Y, Serrano F, Newburger JW, Dionne A, Pediatric Heart Network MUSIC Study Investigators
      Examination of Adverse Reactions After COVID-19 Vaccination Among Patients With a History of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children.
      36595296 JAMA network open, 2023 Jan 3 : 6(1)e2248987 PMCID:PMC9857632
    • Schauer J, Buddhe S, Gulhane A, Sagiv E, Studer M, Colyer J, Chikkabyrappa SM, Law Y, Portman MA
      Persistent Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings in a Cohort of Adolescents with Post-Coronavirus Disease 2019 mRNA Vaccine Myopericarditis.
      35351530 The Journal of pediatrics, 2022 June : 245233-237 PMCID:PMC8957353
    • Kohli U, Desai L, Chowdhury D, Harahsheh AS, Yonts AB, Ansong A, Sabati A, Nguyen HH, Hussain T, Khan D, Parra DA, Su JA, Patel JK, Ronai C, Bohun M, Freij BJ, O'Connor MJ, Rosanno JW, Gupta A, Salavitabar A, Dorfman AL, Hansen J, Frosch O, Profita EL, Maskatia S, Thacker D, Shrivastava S, Harris TH, Feingold B, Berger S, Campbell M, Idriss SF, Das S, Renno MS, Knecht K, Asaki SY, Patel S, Ashwath R, Shih R, Phillips J, Das B, Ramachandran P, Sagiv E, Bhat AH, Johnson JN, Taggart NW, Imundo J, Nakra N, Behere S, Patel A, Aggarwal A, Aljemmali S, Lang S, Batlivala SP, Forsha DE, Conners GP, Shaw J, Smith FC, Pauliks L, Vettukattil J, Shaffer K, Cheang S, Voleti S, Shenoy R, Komarlu R, Ryan SJ, Snyder C, Bansal N, Sharma M, Robinson JA, Arnold SR, Salvatore CM, Kumar M, Fremed MA, Glickstein JS, Perrotta M, Orr W, Rozema T, Thirumoorthi M, Mullett CJ, Ang JY
      mRNA Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccine-Associated Myopericarditis in Adolescents: A Survey Study.
      34952008 The Journal of pediatrics, 2022 April : 243208-213.e3 PMCID:PMC8691954
    • Sagiv E, Chikkabyrappa SM, Conwell J, Lewin M, Chun TUH
      Use of Everolimus to treat cardiac rhabdomyomas and incessant arrhythmias in a newborn: Benefits and complications.
      35847399 Annals of pediatric cardiology, 2022 Jan. : 15(1)58-60 PMCID:PMC9280109
    • Schauer J, Buddhe S, Colyer J, Sagiv E, Law Y, Mallenahalli Chikkabyrappa S, Portman MA
      Myopericarditis After the Pfizer Messenger Ribonucleic Acid Coronavirus Disease Vaccine in Adolescents.
      34228985 The Journal of pediatrics, 2021 Nov. : 238317-320 PMCID:PMC8253718
    • Ganigara M, Sagiv E, Buddhe S, Bhat A, Chikkabyrappa SM
      Tetralogy of Fallot With Pulmonary Atresia: Anatomy, Physiology, Imaging, and Perioperative Management.
      32450763 Seminars in cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia, 2021 Sept. : 25(3)208-217
    • Sagiv E, Portman MA
      CD24 for Cardiovascular Researchers: A Key Molecule in Cardiac Immunology, Marker of Stem Cells and Target for Drug Development.
      33915986 Journal of personalized medicine, 2021 Apr 1 : 11(4) PMCID:PMC8066264
    • Chikkabyrappa S, Mahadevaiah G, Doshi AR, Lee J, Sagiv E, Buddhe S
      Uncommon Association of Aortopulmonary Window in a Patient with Complex Univentricular Heart and CHARGE Syndrome.
      33654544 Kansas journal of medicine, 2021 : 1448-50 PMCID:PMC7889068
    • Sagiv E, Fasano RM, Luban NLC, Josephson CD, Stowell SR, Roback JD, Francis RO, Yee MEM
      Glucose-6-phosphate-dehydrogenase deficient red blood cell units are associated with decreased posttransfusion red blood cell survival in children with sickle cell disease.
      29377292 American journal of hematology, 2018 May : 93(5)630-634 PMCID:PMC5893378


Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Cardiology

Medical/Professional School

Sackler School of Medicine (Tel Aviv University), New York, NY


Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC


British Columbia Children's Hospital-GME, Vancouver, BC
Children's Hospital-Los Angeles Pediatric Cardiolo, Los Angeles, CA
Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX

Clinical Interests

My clinical interest is mostly in inpatient cardiology, focusing on the care of infants and children around complex surgeries for congenital heart disease. I am also studying and leading the treatment of children hospitalized for immune conditions affecting the heart such as Kawasaki disease, COVID19- related MIS-C or vaccine-associated myocarditis. Congenital heart disease, heart disease in medically complex children, congenital anomalies of the coronary arteries, Kawasaki disease and all common childhood cardiology concerns (heart murmurs, chest pain, dizziness and fainting).

Research Description

As my main interest and time are invested in the care of children and infants admitted to the hospital for cardiac medical or surgical needs, my research is all dedicated to improve our care in a holistic approach that attends to their nutritional, lungs and kidney health, to developmental outcomes and parents' comfort and understanding of their medical needs. We hope to improve long-term outcomes of infants born with complex congenital heart disease and medical needs and shorten the length of hospital stay.

Research Focus Area

Innovation in medical education in the field of pediatric cardiology, Nutrition and feeding advancement in infants recovering from complex cardiac surgeries, Care for infants with Heterotaxy Syndrome requiring complex cardiac surgeries, Using novel biological medications for acute phase treatments of children with Kawasaki disease and coronary artery changes