Umesh Dyamenahalli, MD

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Associate Professor of Pediatrics Director, Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit

UChicago Faculty Physicians hold faculty positions with the University of Chicago and provide care for patients on the academic health system’s main campus in Hyde Park and in care centers throughout the Chicago region.

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Umesh Dyamenahalli, MD, specializes in pediatric cardiology and critical care medicine. He believes that every child deserves the highest standard of quality care and works with each patient and their family to create a treatment plan that is right for them.

Dr. Dyamenahalli is interested in outcome and quality improvement research. He is a member of the American College of Medical Quality Scientific Program Committee, working to educate health care professionals on health care quality management. In addition, Dr. Dyamenahalli serves as the principal investigator on a study that assesses mesenteric blood flow in neonatal patients with a single ventricle who are undergoing cardiac surgery. His goal is to ensure normal blood flow in order to prevent the development of necrotizing enterocolitis.

Dr. Dyamenahalli is a reviewer for several notable academic journals, including Pediatrics, Journal of Pediatrics, Journal of American Society of Echocardiography and Cardiology in the Young. He has been invited to present his work at national and international conferences on cardiac critical care, congenital heart disease and quality.

A dedicated teacher, Dr. Dyamenahalli provides bedside and didactic training for medical students, residents, fellows and junior faculty. Dr. Dyamenahalli has twice been named to the list of Top Doctors in America by Castle Connolly Ltd.

UChicago Faculty Physicians who provide services at UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial are not employees or agents of UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial.


Areas of Expertise

Medical Education

  • JJM Medical College; Bangalore Medical College


  • Hospital for Sick Children


  • Hospital for Sick Children; IWK Health Centre

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American College of Medical Quality
  • American Heart Association
  • American Society of Echocardiography
  • Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society
  • American College of Cardiology
  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)
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At a Glance

Practicing Since1982

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Cardiology

Languages Spoken

  • English