Nelangi M Pinto, MD, MS

Nelangi M Pinto, MD, MS


  • Children's Title: Attending Physician
  • Academic Title: Professor
  • On Staff Since: September 2022
"My passion to work to improve the population health was ignited early on when I studied the history of medicine and public health as an undergrad. But its caring for individual patients and their families affected by pediatric heart disease that grounds me and gives all my clinical, research and advocacy efforts meaning. And it's the village of incredible colleagues and teammates who I work alongside that make it a privilege."
  • Biography

    Vice President, Fetal Heart Society
    Co-chair, Communications Committee, Congenital Heart Public Health Consortium
    Co-lead, National Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Collaborative, Health Equity Project

    Dr. Nelangi Pinto is no stranger to Seattle or Seattle Children’s Hospital as she is a graduate of our pediatric residency program. Dr. Pinto's area of expertise is in Advanced Imaging and she is nationally recognized for her expertise in fetal cardiology. Her numerous (greater than 50) publications, as well as local and national research funding both as a principle investigator and as a mentor are demonstrative of her passion and excellence in pediatric and fetal cardiac research.  Dr. Pinto’s clinical, research and advocacy efforts focus on early detection of congenital heart disease (CHD) and improving healthcare delivery and access to children and families affected by CHD. In her efforts to improve prenatal detection of CHD, she has utilized multiple methodologies including qualitative, quantitative and cost analyses. In addition to her work in Fetal Cardiology and the Echo lab, she supports our general cardiology and fetal cardiology service in our North clinic region. 

    Board Certification(s)

    Pediatric Cardiology


    University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI
    University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT


    University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA


    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

    Clinical Interests

    Pediatric cardiology
    Fetal cardiology and perinatal care
    Non-invasive imaging

    Research Description

    My research and my clinical career have focused on improving timely detection of congenital heart disease (CHD) and the impact of detection on costs and longitudinal outcomes. My desire to improve the health of populations also has led to a focus on improving healthcare delivery and access to children and families affected by CHD with a focus on family centered outcomes.

    Research Focus Area

    Health Services Research, Mixed methods research, population health

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