Seshadri Balaji M.D., Ph.D.

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Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Cardiology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5 (160 Ratings, 36 Comments)


  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Pediatrics

Special focus on

  • Cardiology (Pediatric)


  • M.D., Royal College of Physicians, London 1986
  • Ph.D., Vrije University, Amsterdam Netherlands 2007
  • Residency:

    • Pediatrics, Hospital for Sick Children, London, UK, 1987
  • Fellowship:

    • Fellowship in pediatric cardiology, Hospital for Sick Children, London, UK, 1991
  • Certifications:

    • Board Certified in Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics, 2003


Dr. Balaji specializes in caring for kids with heart problems. He has advanced training in heart rhythm problems (conditions that make the heart too fast, too slow or pose risk of death from rhythm problems). Dr. Balaji finds it extremely rewarding to work with kids and their families because he can help them, make them better, and watch them grow up as he sees them at follow up.

In his spare time, Dr. Balaji enjoys spending time with his family, including his wife and two daughters. When he does get some time to himself, he enjoys reading, writing, hiking and watching old movies. 


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  • English
  • Tamil

Memberships and associations

  • American College of Cardiology

Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (160 Ratings, 36 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Sep 04, 2019

    Hi. Yes my appointment with Dr. Balaji was quite exceptional, I have Dealt with Pediatric Cardiologists in my life as well as now with my daughter, as a parent and I greatly appreciated his full informative approach where he explained everything, asked if I had any questions, elaborated on things that I needed elaboration on, and was very candid with everything that we discussed - and I greatly appreciated that. So I would highly recommend him to any friends that needed a Pediatric Cardiologist. So, thank you.

  • Sep 03, 2019

    I was extremely happy, I mean, so much so that I mean, I can't even say enough positive great things about OHSU and Dr. Balaji ... Dr. Balaji and his team and between this last appointment and his surgery up there at OHSU it was, you know better than then expected, serious, you know kind of stressful situation for parents of a 10 year old. I couldn't have asked for anything better. It was absolutely fabulous experience. So, thank you.

  • May 03, 2019

    I think he was excellent. It was really informative and gave me all the options that other doctors had not given me I really appreciated him.

  • May 03, 2019

    Dr. Balagji is kind, professional, straightforward, and thorough. Our teenage son appreciates that he is treated like an adult during his appointments. Thank you, Dr. Balagi! We are so lucky to have you on our side.

  • Apr 26, 2019

    DR. Balaji has always been amazing with my kiddos and his nurse Kay is absolutely wonderful!! You always feel like you are their utmost priority from the moment they enter to room until they exit after giving the post-appointment report.

  • Apr 23, 2019

    Dr. Balaji was amazing. He spent as much time as we needed explaining the procedure, options, and so on. We chose to go with the procedure and when we arrived he again explained exactly what they were going to do, answered all of my son's and my questions, and did a great job of explaining everything after the fact (what they found, how they fixed it, etc.). I could not recommend Dr. Balaji highly enough!

  • Apr 06, 2019

    I can't say enough good things about this experience. My son is 9 he was having a heart surgery. And so it was kind of scary for everyone and Dr. Seshadri Balaji and his team and OHSU staff and the Ronald McDonald House May 6th areas as best as it could possibly be it was absolutely fabulous experience. We loved everything about it everything about it. I can't I can't even say enough good stuff about everything every aspect and Dr. Seshadri Balaji and his team Dr. Dandy anesthesiologist play the nurse and Dr. Abbott the fellow I believe he was we're all extremely knowledgeable friendly professional wonderful fabulous. The staff was fabulous. I can't even again. I can't even say enough good things about it.

  • Apr 03, 2019


  • Mar 20, 2019

    He was very thorough in explaining everything related to my child’s diagnosis. He was kind and personable.

  • Mar 20, 2019

    Our experience there was amazing. I felt very welcome

  • Mar 14, 2019

    Dr. Balaji was extremely caring and took the time to answer all of our questions. I could not be happier for the care he showed my son. I would highly recommend him.

  • Mar 13, 2019

    While knowledgeable, he was a bit gruff and not particularly compassionate for a pediatric doctor.

  • Mar 13, 2019

    He was very informative and excellent at what he did.

  • Feb 17, 2019

    I don't have enough good things to say about about Dr. Balaji. He has been with my husband and now with my children. He's very quick to respond to any concern. He's very quick to address my concerns and give me answers and I love that if he doesn't know the answer, he tells me that he's going to find the answer so I can't recommend him enough.

  • Feb 16, 2019

    He is wonderful and very helpful and our daughter loves him.

  • Feb 03, 2019

    He explained out daughter's condition and treatment options in a manner that everyone could understand, including her. He was an absolute pleasure.

  • Feb 02, 2019

    Best Dr ever!!!! Listens and is genuinely interested in his patients. Thank you

  • Feb 02, 2019

    It was a great experience. He was caring,thorough and clear when responding to our questions.

  • Feb 01, 2019

    Dr. Balaji is very personable, very knowledgeable answered all our questions. And also, give us a detailed report of how our appointment went, and we really feel like he cares.

  • Jan 31, 2019

    He is great! He has great knowledge and is very friendly.

  • Jan 26, 2019

    Dr. Balaji was very caring and helpful in treating my daughter. She went above and beyond, recommended different providers in a situation that didn't really have to deal with her heart. Although I mean, it's situation see if this would look at the big picture of her condition and made recommendations based on that and he actually *

  • Jan 24, 2019

    He's very loving and caring I will recommend him in a heartbeat.

  • Jan 19, 2019

    Dr. Balji has been my daughter's doctor since she was an infant. She is now almost 8 years old. He's always answered any concerns we've ever had. He's put everything down in layman's terms for us if we had a hard time understanding. He's very personable and you can tell he cares about his patients.

  • Nov 21, 2018

    I have always had nothing but the best of services from OHSU,I absolutely refuse to take my son anywhere else!

  • Nov 14, 2018

    He is an amazing provider, he answered all of our questions, he mad us all so comfortable, and was very caring and we were very satisfied with Dr. Balaji.

  • Nov 09, 2018

    He was very thorough, explaining everything to us from start to finish regarding our son.

  • Nov 02, 2018

    Extremely accommodating and thorough. Appreciated his care and compassion.

  • Sep 28, 2018

    Dr Balaji and the entire surgical team, including recovery nurses Emily & Margaret were all caring, kind, (a few very funny) and helpful in making a daunting experience feel very straightforward. Everyone did a great job communicating what to expect and made our daughter feel safe and cared for. The entire procedure and recovery went better than we ever could have anticipated.Thank you!

  • Sep 15, 2018

    My daughter felt uncomfortable due to the fact he did not talk to her very much and that she should leave the room so he could talk to my husband and I. As a parent I felt frustrated with the information he was giving us by not explaining it throughly. When asked about the next step I felt he did not want to go the extra mile and tried to stear us away from continuing to pursue answers.

  • Sep 12, 2018

    Very informative

  • Sep 06, 2018

    Very interested and listens and explains well.

  • Aug 30, 2018

    Fast, easy, kind, we love going to see Dr.Balagi he is so informative and kind

  • Jul 25, 2018

    Whenever we visit Dr. Balaji we always look forward to it because he treats us equals, as humans, and talks to us in a way that we can understand everything he is explaining to us and in a way that our 10-year-old can understand what's happening with him regarding his pacemaker. He's an excellent provider and we always look forward to our visits with him. Thank you.

  • Jul 20, 2018

    The Dr answered all my questions and it was our annual visit

  • Jul 12, 2018

    The physician was very attentive, detailed in explanations, and caring towards our son. He was competent and skilled.

  • Jul 09, 2018

    Dr. Balaji and his team are absolutely wonderful.