Reshma M. Biniwale, MD

Reshma M. Biniwale, MD

Pediatric Heart Transplant Surgery| Cardiothoracic Surgery
Primary Location
Ahmanson/UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center
100 Medical Plaza
Suite 630 East
Los Angeles, California 90095
Phone
Fax
310-825-7473

About

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 and expertise in implantation of Pediatric ventricular assist devices, including total artificial heart. Dr Biniwale is board certified in General Surgery and Thoracic Surgery. She is the first fellowship trained candidate to be board certified in Congenital Cardiac Surgery.

Dr. Biniwale is actively involved in the program for pediatric DCD (donor after circulatory death) program. Her research activities have been in the field of mechanical circulatory support for children, heart and lung transplantation. She has a special interest in frailty and its impact on patient outcomes. Currently she is studying the outcomes of normothermic regional perfusion on donor heart function. Dr. Biniwale provides surgical care for all pediatric patients as well as continued care for adolescents and adults with congenital heart disease.

Languages

Marathi, Hindi, English

Education

Medical Board Certifications

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

Fellowships

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

Residencies

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

Internship

St. Vincent's Manhattan, 2001

Degree

B.J. Medical College, MBBS, 1991

Recognition

Locations

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Areas of Focus

Combined transplant (heart-liver)
Combined transplant (heart-kidney)
Lung transplant
Epicardial lead placement
Circulatory assist devices
Heart transplant

Videos

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

Research

Interests

  • Clinical Outcomes Research
  • Normothermic regional perfusion for DCD hearts
  • 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

Awards

  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2022
  • Super Doctors® Southern California 2022
  • Rachel Cooper Foundation Research Award
  • TSF Edwards Lifesciences Foundation Every Heartbeat Matters Award