Erik C. Michelfelder, MD

Co-Director, Cardiac Imaging Services, Heart Institute

Director, Fetal Heart Program, Heart Institute

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-1199

Fax 513-636-7468


Echocardiography; fetal cardiology; pediatric cardiology

Erik C. Michelfelder Sr., MD, is a professor of pediatrics with the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He is currently director of the Fetal Heart Program, and co-director of Cardiac Imaging Services for the Heart Institute at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

Dr. Michelfelder graduated with a degree in biology from Bucknell University and earned his MD from the Penn State University College of Medicine. He completed his residency in pediatrics at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, and his cardiology fellowship at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Dr. Michelfelder has been a member of the Division of Cardiology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center since 1998. His clinical and academic focus relate to fetal cardiology and echocardiography.

He is a member of the American Society of Echocardiography, The American Heart Association, The American College of Cardiology, The American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Society for Pediatric Research.

BS: Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, 1986.

MD: Penn State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, 1990.

Residency: St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 1990-1993.

Fellowship: C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI, 1993-1996.

Certification: Pediatrics, 1991; Pediatric Cardiology, 1998.

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Ngamprasertwong P, Michelfelder EC, Arbabi S, Choi YS, Statile C, Ding L, Boat A, Eghtesady P, Holland K, Sadhasivam S. Anesthetic Techniques for Fetal Surgery: Effects of Maternal Anesthesia on Intraoperative Fetal Outcomes in Sheep Model. Anesthesiology. 2013 Apr;118(4):796-808.

Statile C, Cnota J, Gomien S, Divanovic A, Crombleholme T, Michelfelder EC. Estimated Cardiac Output and Cardiovascular Profile Score in Fetuses with High Cardiac Output Lesions. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Jan;41(1):54-8.

Williams IA, Fifer C, Jaeggi E, Levine J, Michelfelder EC, Garfinkel R, Szwast AL. The Association of Fetal Cerebrovascular Resistance with Early Neurodevelopment in Single Ventricle Congenital Heart Disease. Am Heart J. 2013;165(4):544-50.

Habli M, Michelfelder EC, Cnota J, Wall D, Polzin W, Lewis D, Lim FY, Crombleholme TM. Prevalence and Progression of Recipient-twin Cardiomyopathy in Early-stage Twin-twin Transfusion SyndromeUltrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Jan;39(1):63-8.

Divanovic A, Cnota JF, Ittenbach R, Tan X, Border WL, Crombleholme T, Michelfelder E. Characterization of Diastolic Dysfunction in Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome: Association between Doppler Findings and Ventricular Hypertrophy. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2011 Aug;24(8):834-40.

Divanovic A, Hor K, Cnota JF, Hirsch R, Kinsel-Ziter M, Michelfelder EC. Prediction and Perinatal Management of Severely Restrictive Atrial Septum in Fetuses With Critical Left Heart Obstruction: Clinical Experience Using Pulmonary Venous Doppler Analysis. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011 Apr;141(4):988-94.

Kinsel-Ziter ML, Cnota JF, Crombleholme TM, Michelfelder EC. Twin-Reversed Arterial Perfusion Sequence: Pre- and Post- Operative Cardiovascular Findings in the Pump Twin. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Nov;34(5):550-5.

Shah AD, Border WL, Crombleholme TM, Michelfelder EC. Initial Fetal Cardiovascular Profile Score Predicts Recipient Twin Outcome in Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2008 Oct; 21(10):1105-8.

Michelfelder EC, Gottliebson WM, Border WL, Kinsel ML, Polzin WJ, Livingston JC, Khoury P, Crombleholme TM. Early Manifestations and Spectrum of Recipient Twin Cardiomyopathy in Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome: Relation to Quintero Stage. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2007 Dec;30(7):965-71.

Michelfelder EC, Gomez CA, Border W, Gottliebson W, Franklin C. Predictive Value of Fetal Pulmonary Venous Flow Patterns in Identifying the Need for Atrial Septoplasty in the Newborn With Hypoplastic Left Ventricle. Circulation. 2005 Nov 8;112(19):2974-79.