Andrew Cheng

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

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Dr. Andrew Cheng received his B.S. in electrical engineering and computer science from University of California, Berkeley and M.D. from University of Michigan. After medical school, he completed a residency in pediatrics at University of California, Los Angeles, and fellowships in pediatric cardiology and advanced cardiac imaging at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Cheng is currently an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at USC and an attending Pediatric Cardiologist at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. His clinical interests include cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, cardiac computed tomography, and care of patients with the Fontan circulation. Dr. Cheng’s primary research utilizes cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and computational fluid dynamic simulations to study the role of blood viscosity in Fontan circulation pathophysiology.


  • Children’s Hospital Los Angeles: Nominee, Morris and Mary Press Humanism Award, 2020
  • University of Southern California: Provost’s Postdoctoral Scholar Research Grant, 2015-2016
  • American Society of Echocardiography: Travel Grant, 2015
  • American Academy of Pediatrics: Section on Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery Research Fellowship Award, 2014-2015
  • Tau Beta Pi (National Engineering Honor Society): Elected Member, 2011
  • Eta Kappa Nu (National Electrical Engineering Honor Society): Elected Member, 2011


  • Decreased erythrocyte aggregation in Glenn and Fontan: univentricular circulation as a rheologic disease model Pediatr Res. 2024 Apr; 95(5):1335-1345. . View in PubMed
  • Cardiovascular Follow-up of Patients Treated for MIS-C Pediatrics. 2023 Dec 01; 152(6). . View in PubMed
  • Examination of Adverse Reactions After COVID-19 Vaccination Among Patients With a History of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children JAMA Netw Open. 2023 01 03; 6(1):e2248987. . View in PubMed
  • Screening left ventricular systolic dysfunction in children using intrinsic frequencies of carotid pressure waveforms measured by a novel smartphone-based device Physiol Meas. 2023 03 01; 44(3). . View in PubMed
  • Myocardial Iron Overload Causes Subclinical Myocardial Dysfunction in Sickle Cell Disease JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2022 08; 15(8):1510-1512. . View in PubMed
  • The NHLBI Study on Long-terM OUtcomes after the Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome In Children (MUSIC): Design and Objectives Am Heart J. 2022 01; 243:43-53. . View in PubMed
  • Progression in Fontan conduit stenosis and hemodynamic impact during childhood and adolescenceJ Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Aug; 162(2):372-380. e2. . View in PubMed
  • Biventricular Repair in Interrupted Aortic Arch and Ventricular Septal Defect With a Small Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 02; 111(2):637-644. . View in PubMed
  • Proof-of-concept for a non-invasive, portable, and wireless device for cardiovascular monitoring in pediatric patients PLOS One. 2020. . View in PubMed
  • Proof-of-concept for a non-invasive, portable, and wireless device for cardiovascular monitoring in pediatric patients PLoS One. 2020; 15(1):e0227145. . View in PubMed
  • Fully-automated deep-learning segmentation of pediatric cardiovascular magnetic resonance of patients with complex congenital heart diseases J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2020 11 30; 22(1):80. . View in PubMed
  • Artificial intelligence in pediatric and adult congenital cardiac MRI: an unmet clinical need Cardiovasc Diagn Ther. 2019 Oct; 9(Suppl 2):S310-S325. . View in PubMed
  • Methamphetamine-Induced Tachydysrhythmia in an Adolescent in Diabetic Ketoacidosis J Emerg Med. 2019 Jun; 56(6):e111-e114. . View in PubMed
  • Differences in Right Ventricular Physiologic Response to Chronic Volume Load in Patients with Repaired Pulmonary Atresia Intact Ventricular Septum/Critical Pulmonary Stenosis Versus Tetralogy of Fallot Pediatr Cardiol. 2019 Mar; 40(3):526-536. . View in PubMed
  • A 4D flow MRI evaluation of the impact of shear-dependent fluid viscosity on in vitro Fontan circulation flow Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2019 12 01; 317(6):H1243-H1253. . View in PubMed
  • Experimental Investigation of the Effect of Non-Newtonian Behavior of Blood Flow in the Fontan Circulation Eur J Mech B Fluids. 2018 Mar-Apr; 68:184-192. . View in PubMed
  • Experimental investigation of the effect of non-Newtonian behavior of blood flow in the Fontan circulation European Journal of Mechanics / B Fluids. 2017; 68:184-192. . View in PubMed
  • Left bronchial compression and pulmonary hypertension related to anomalous right pulmonary artery Cardiol Young. 2016 Jun; 26(5):999-1001. . View in PubMed
  • Prenatal diagnosis of tetralogy of Fallot with a double aortic arch Cardiol Young. 2016 Jun; 26(5):973-5. . View in PubMed
  • Elevated Low-Shear Blood Viscosity is Associated with Decreased Pulmonary Blood Flow in Children with Univentricular Heart Defects Pediatr Cardiol. 2016 Apr; 37(4):789-801. . View in PubMed
  • Localization and proteomic characterization of cholesterol-rich membrane microdomains in the inner ear J Proteomics. 2014 May 30; 103:178-93. . View in PubMed
  • Pediatric Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery, and Intensive Care (EdEduardo M. da Cruz, Dunbar Ivy, and James Jaggers). “Biodegradable Implants”. 2014. . View in PubMed
  • The impact of a screensaver in promoting hand hygiene Am J Infect Control. 2009 Dec; 37(10):867-8. . View in PubMed