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Winthrop-University Hospital’s Division of Cardiology is pleased to welcome Vijayapraveena Paruchuri, MD, as Director of the Center for Adult Congenital Heart Disease. Dr. Paruchuri resides in Mineola.

“Dr. Paruchuri is a welcome addition to the Winthrop team,” said Kevin Marzo, MD, Chief of the Division of Cardiology at Winthrop. “Due to medical breakthroughs and progress in treatment, children born with congenital heart defects are living longer and reaching adulthood. Dr. Paruchuri’s care can make all the difference to these adults.”

Currently, there are more than one million adults in the United States living with repaired heart defects. As this number continues to rise, it has become apparent that a majority of these initial repairs were not “cures,” but rather palliations that require life-long follow-up. In addition, as they grow older, this unique population requires care for routine conditions of adulthood, such as pregnancy and should be monitored for traditional risk factors like obesity, hypertension, diabetes and coronary artery disease.

Dr. Paruchuri is a Board Certified Internist and Cardiologist who specializes in Adult Congenital Heart Disease. She is trained to manage simple to advanced congenital heart defects. Her training also includes managing cardiovascular conditions in pregnancy, particularly pregnant women with congenital heart defects.

Dr. Paruchuri’s postgraduate training includes a residency in Internal Medicine and a General Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship at Winthrop. She went on to complete an advanced Fellowship in Adult Congenital Heart Disease at Texas Children’s Hospital, Texas Heart Institute and Baylor College of Medicine – a hub for congenital heart surgery.

Dr. Paruchuri has authored and co-authored articles and abstracts related to her specialty interests in leading medical journals. She has also been the recipient of the John C. Sable Memorial Heart Fund award for her research investigating cardiac disease complicating pregnancy.

To learn more about the comprehensive services available within Winthrop’s Division of Cardiology, call 1-866-WINTHROP or visit

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