Reshma M. Biniwale, MD

Reshma M. Biniwale, MD

Cardiac Surgery


Reshma Biniwale graduated from General Surgery training program at the University of Massachusetts in 2005. Following this she underwent specialized Cardiac Surgery Fellowship training at Montefiore Medical Center NY from 2005-2008. Her chief interest lay in Congenital Cardiac Surgery for which she moved to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles for a year. In 2009 Dr. Biniwale joined UCLA. Here she gained UNOS credentialing in heart and lung transplantation as well as implantation of Pediatric circulatory support devices. Dr Biniwale is board certified in General Surgery and Thoracic Surgery. She is the first fellowship candidate to be board certified in Congenital Cardiac Surgery.

Dr. Biniwale is actively involved in heart-liver transplantation for congenital cardiac surgery patients. Her research activities have been in the field of mechanical circulatory support for children, as well as organ preservation. She has a special interest in frailty and its impact on patient outcomes. Currently she is studying the effects of novel ventilatory strategies on neonates with heart disease. Dr. Biniwale provides surgical care for all pediatric patients as well as continued care for adolescents and adults with congenital heart disease.


Medical Board Certifications

Congenital Cardiac Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery, 2010
Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery, 2008


UCLA School of Medicine, 2010
Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, 2009
University of British Columbia, 2000
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2000


Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Yeshiva University, 2008
University of Massachusetts Medical School, 2005
Seth G.S. Medical College, 1998
B.J. Medical College, 1995


St. Vincent's Manhattan, 2001


B.J. Medical College, MBBS, 1991

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center


Q & A Panel Discussion lead by Reshma Biniwale, MD
Organ Transplantation in ACHD - Dr. Reshma Biniwale | 2017 UCLA ACHD Symposium
Challenges & Considerations of OHT in the Failing Fontan - Reshma Biniwale, MD | 2019 NFFS Symposium



  • Clinical Outcomes Research
  • Animal Research for development of novel pulmonary reconstructive techniques
  • Ventricular Assist Devices in Pediatric Population
  • Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Transplantation; BIPACS Trial: NIH Funded Study
  • Medical and Surgical Education
  • Quality Improvement Projects in Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Lung in a Box
  • Heart in a Box
  • Total Artificial Heart