Aura A. Sanchez Mejia, MD, FAAP


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship Advanced Cardiac Imaging 2015
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis Fellowship Pediatric Cardiology 2014
Indiana University School of Medicine Residency Pediatrics 2011
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2005

Personal Statement

I am a pediatric cardiologist with expertise in transthoracic, transesophageal, and fetal echocardiography. I follow patients from fetal life to adolescence. My goal as a pediatric cardiologist is to provide the highest quality of care to my patients and their families and to give this care in a compassionate, respectful, and responsive way.

Clinical Interests:

My clinical interests are cardiac imaging, fetal cardiology, general outpatient cardiology, and Kawasaki disease.

Research Interests:

I study myocardial deformation to detect early signs of cardiac compromise in children. 


Organization Name Role
American Heart Association Member
American Society of Echocardiography Member
Fetal Heart Society Member

Selected Publications

Sanchez AA, Sexson Tejtel SK, Almeida‐Jones ME, Feagin DK Jr, Altman CA, Pignatelli RH. Comprehensive left ventricular myocardial deformation assessment in children with Kawasaki disease. Congenital Heart Disease. 2019;00:1–8. PMID: 31099489

Sanchez Mejia AA, Rodgers NJ. Evaluation and monitoring of pulmonary hypertension in neonates with congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine 2019; 21(2):11. doi: 10.1007/s11936-019-0711-x. PMID:30767157

Levy PT, EL-Khuffash A, Patel, Breatnach CR, James AT, Sanchez AA, Abuchaibe C, Rogal SR, Holland MR, McNamara PJ, Jain A, Franklin O, Mertens L, Hamvas A, Singh GK. Maturational patterns of systolic ventricular deformation mechanics by two-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography in preterm infants over the first year of age. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography 2017; Jul;30(7):685-698. PMID:28433214

Levy PT, Machefsfy A, Sanchez AA, Patel MD, Rogal S, Fowler S, Yaeger L, Hardi A, Holland MR, Hamvas A, Singh, GK. Reference ranges of left ventricular strain measures by two-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography in children: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography 2016; 29(3):209-225. PMID: 26747685.

Sanchez AA, Levy PT, Sekarski TJ, Arbelaez AM, Hildebolt CF, Holland MR, Singh GK. Markers of cardiovascular risk, insulin resistance, and ventricular dysfunction and remodeling in obese adolescents. Journal of Pediatrics 2015;166(3):660-5. PMID: 25556013.

Sanchez Mejia AA, Levy P, Holland M, Sekarski T, Hamvas A, Singh GK. Effects of frame rate on two-dimensional speckle-tracking-derived measurements of myocardial deformation in preterm neonates. Echocardiography 2014; 32(5):839-47. PMID: 25109389.

Levy PT, Sanchez Mejia A, Fowler S, Holland MR, Singh GK. Normal ranges of right ventricular systolic and diastolic strain measures in children: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography 2014, 27(5):549-60. PMID: 24582163.

Sanchez Mejia A, Simpson KE, Hildebolt CF, Pahl E, Matthews KL, Rainey CA, Canter CE, Jay PY, Johnson MC. Doppler septal Tei index indicates severity of illness in pediatric patients with congestive heart failure. Pediatric Cardiology 2014;35(3):411-8. PMID: 24061276

Sanchez AA, Singh GK. Early ventricular remodeling and dysfunction in obese children and adolescents. Current Treat Options in Cardiovascular Medicine 2014;16(10):340. PMID: 25143118

Sanchez Mejia A, Singh H, Bhalla S, Singh GK. Chronic cyanosis due to persistent left superior vena cava draining into the left atrium in the absence of a coronary sinus. Pediatric Cardiology 2013; 34(6):1514-6. PMID: 23334496.

Sanchez Mejia A, DeBrunner M, Cox E and Caldwell R. Acquired toxoplasmosis following orthotopic heart transplantation in a sulfa allergic patient. Pediatric Cariology 2010; 32:91-93. PMID: 20936468.

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