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Prahlad Menon Gopalakrishna

Visiting Professor
Bioengineering Department


(2015) Winter 2015 Carnegie Science Communication Fellow, Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh, PA..

(2014) 2014 JMBE Annual Excellent Paper Award, from the Taiwanese Society of Biomedical Engineering, for paper titled, "Hemodynamic effects of endoleak formation in abdominal aortic aneurysm patients with stent-graft implants." Journal of Medical & Biological Engineering (JMBE), DOI: 10.5405/jmbe.1588.

(2014 - 2015) 2014 Fellowship: Faculty Fellow of the Faculty Fellowship Summer Institute in Israel (FF2Israel), Jewish National Fund (JNF) 2013..

(2013) Best Paper Award for paper titled, "'Patient-Specific Hemodynamic evaluation of an Aortic Coarctation under Rest and Stress conditions.", International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) 2013, 4th International Workshop on Statistical Atlases & Computational Models of the Heart (STACOM)..

(2012) 8. 2012 Young Investigator Award for paper titled, "Pre-Surgical Evaluation of Fontan Connection Options for Patients with Apicocaval Juxtaposition, using Computational Fluid Dynamics." 8th international conference on pediatric mechanical circulatory support systems and pediatric cardiopulmonary perfusion (Istanbul, Turkey)..

(2004) 2004 Gold Medal, Intel Science Talent Discovery Fair, 2004-2005. Project: "The Photon Trap"..

Postdoctoral, Biomedical Informatics, University of Pittsburgh, 2013 - 2014

PhD, Biomedical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2010 - 2013

MS, Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2009 - 2010

BTech, Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Karnataka, 2005 - 2009

Menon, P.G., Rao, P.V., Adhyapak, S.M., Yuanchang, O., & Weeks, R. (2016). Virtual surgical myectomy as a planning tool for obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, 18(P46), P46.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1186/1532-429x-18-s1-p46.

Gopalakrishnan, V., Menon, P.G., & Madan, S. (2015). cMRI-BED: A novel informatics framework for cardiac MRI biomarker extraction and discovery applied to pediatric cardiomyopathy classification. BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING ONLINE, 14(Suppl 2), S7.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1186/1475-925X-14-S2-S7.

Lindsey, S.E., Menon, P.G., Kowalski, W.J., Shekhar, A., Yalcin, H.C., Nishimura, N., Schaffer, C.B., Butcher, J.T., & Pekkan, K. (2015). Growth and hemodynamics after early embryonic aortic arch occlusion. BIOMECHANICS AND MODELING IN MECHANOBIOLOGY, 14(4), 735-751.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1007/s10237-014-0633-1.

Menon, P.G., & Hong, H. (2015). Interactive pre-surgical design of optimal extra-cardiac Fontan connections starting with cardiac MRI reconstructions of the Glenn anastomosis. Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, 17, P197.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1186/1532-429x-17-s1-p197.

Rao, A.S., & Menon, P.G. (2015). Presurgical planning using image-based in silico anatomical and functional characterization of Tetralogy of Fallot with associated anomalies. INTERACTIVE CARDIOVASCULAR AND THORACIC SURGERY, 20(2), 149-156.Oxford University Press (OUP). doi: 10.1093/icvts/ivu368.

Adhyapak, S.M., Menon, P.G., & Parachuri, V.R. (2014). Optimization of surgical ventricular restoration by in-silico simulations. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann, 22(9), 1046-1053.SAGE Publications. doi: 10.1177/0218492314528341.

Adhyapak, S.M., Menon, P.G., & Parachuri, V.R. (2014). Restoration of optimal ellipsoid left ventricular geometry: lessons learnt from in silico surgical modelling. INTERACTIVE CARDIOVASCULAR AND THORACIC SURGERY, 18(2), 153-158.Oxford University Press (OUP). doi: 10.1093/icvts/ivt464.

Adhyapak, S.M., Menon, P.G., Parachuri, V.R., Gadabanahalli, K., Bhat, V.R., Shetty, V., & Shetty, D. (2014). Restoration of optimal left ventricular apical geometry and rotation following surgical ventricular restoration using rectangular patch plasty technique: a pilot study using cardiac magnetic resonance. INTERACTIVE CARDIOVASCULAR AND THORACIC SURGERY, 19(3), 398-405.Oxford University Press (OUP). doi: 10.1093/icvts/ivu173.

Adhyapak, S.M., Menon, P.G., Parachuri, V.R., Shetty, D.P., & Fantini, F. (2014). Characterization of dysfunctional remote myocardium in left ventricular anterior aneurysms and improvements following surgical ventricular restoration using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging: preliminary results. INTERACTIVE CARDIOVASCULAR AND THORACIC SURGERY, 19(3), 368-374.Oxford University Press (OUP). doi: 10.1093/icvts/ivu162.

Friehling, M., Menon, P.G., Ludwig, D.R., & Schwartzman, D. (2014). Single-photon emission computed tomographic-multidetector computed tomographic fusion image integration: a potential aid to left ventricular substrate ablation. EUROPACE, 16(12), 1860-1863.Oxford University Press (OUP). doi: 10.1093/europace/euu073.

Kowalski, W.J., Teslovich, N.C., Menon, P.G., Tinney, J.P., Keller, B.B., & Pekkan, K. (2014). Left Atrial Ligation Alters Intracardiac Flow Patterns and the Biomechanical Landscape in the Chick Embryo. DEVELOPMENTAL DYNAMICS, 243(5), 652-662.Wiley. doi: 10.1002/dvdy.24107.

Menon, P.G., Ludwig, D., Lacomis, J., Schwartzman, D., & Toma, C. (2014). Computed Tomographic Analysis of Left Ventricular Volumes and Function after Implantation of the Parachute® Endoventricular Partitioning Device. JOURNAL OF INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGY, 27(6), 604-609.Wiley. doi: 10.1111/joic.12151.

Albal, P.G., Menon, P.G., Kowalski, W., Undar, A., Turkoz, R., & Pekkan, K. (2013). Novel Fenestration Designs for Controlled Venous Flow Shunting in Failing Fontans With Systemic Venous Hypertension. ARTIFICIAL ORGANS, 37(1), 66-75.Wiley. doi: 10.1111/aor.12011.

Hong, H., Menon, P.G., Zhang, H., Ye, L., Zhu, Z., Chen, H., & Liu, J. (2013). Postsurgical Comparison of Pulsatile Hemodynamics in Five Unique Total Cavopulmonary Connections: Identifying Ideal Connection Strategies. ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY, 96(4), 1398-1405.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.05.035.

Menon, P.G., Antaki, J.F., Undar, A., & Pekkan, K. (2013). Aortic Outflow Cannula Tip Design and Orientation Impacts Cerebral Perfusion During Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Bypass Procedures. ANNALS OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, 41(12), 2588-2602.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1007/s10439-013-0857-8.

Menon, P.G., Teslovich, N., Chen, C.Y., Undar, A., & Pekkan, K. (2013). Characterization of neonatal aortic cannula jet flow regimes for improved cardiopulmonary bypass. JOURNAL OF BIOMECHANICS, 46(2), 362-372.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2012.10.029.

Menon, P.G., Yoshida, M., & Pekkan, K. (2013). Presurgical Evaluation of Fontan Connection Options for Patients With Apicocaval Juxtaposition Using Computational Fluid Dynamics. ARTIFICIAL ORGANS, 37(1), E1-E8.Wiley. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1594.2012.01555.x.

Steinman, D.A., Hoi, Y., Fahy, P., Morris, L., Walsh, M.T., Aristokleous, N., Anayiotos, A.S., Papaharilaou, Y., Arzani, A., Shadden, S.C., Berg, P., Janiga, G., Bols, J., Segers, P., Bressloff, N.W., Cibis, M., Gijsen, F.H., Cito, S., Pallares, J., Browne, L.D., Costelloe, J.A., Lynch, A.G., Degroote, J., Vierendeels, J., Fu, W., Qiao, A., Hodis, S., Kallmes, D.F., Kalsi, H., Long, Q., Kheyfets, V.O., Finol, E.A., Kono, K., Malek, A.M., Lauric, A., Menon, P.G., Pekkan, K., Moghadam, M.E., Marsden, A.L., Oshima, M., Katagiri, K., Peiffer, V., Mohamied, Y., Sherwin, S.J., Schaller, J., Goubergrits, L., Usera, G., Mendina, M., Valen-Sendstad, K., Habets, D.F., Xiang, J., Meng, H., Yu, Y., Karniadakis, G.E., Shaffer, N., & Loth, F. (2013). Variability of Computational Fluid Dynamics Solutions for Pressure and Flow in a Giant Aneurysm: The ASME 2012 Summer Bioengineering Conference CFD Challenge. JOURNAL OF BIOMECHANICAL ENGINEERING-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME, 135(2), 021016.ASME International. doi: 10.1115/1.4023382.

Yoshida, M., Menon, P.G., Chrysostomou, C., Pekkan, K., Wearden, P.D., Oshima, Y., Okita, Y., & Morell, V.O. (2013). Total cavopulmonary connection in patients with apicocaval juxtaposition: optimal conduit route using preoperative angiogram and flow simulation. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CARDIO-THORACIC SURGERY, 44(1), E46-E52.Oxford University Press (OUP). doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezt118.

Lara, M., Chen, C.Y., Mannor, P., Dur, O., Menon, P.G., Yoganathan, A.P., & Pekkan, K. (2011). Hemodynamics of the Hepatic Venous Three-Vessel Confluences Using Particle Image Velocimetry. ANNALS OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, 39(9), 2398-2416.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1007/s10439-011-0326-1.

Research interests

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