Fetal Heart Program

  • Meet the Team

    Meet the team members of the Heart Institute's Fetal Heart Program at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

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    Director

    A photo of Erik Michelfelder.

    Erik C. Michelfelder, MD
    Co-Director, Cardiac Imaging Services, Heart Institute

    513-636-1199

    erik.michelfelder@cchmc.org

    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

    Email: erik.michelfelder@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Echocardiography; fetal cardiology; pediatric cardiology

    Biography

    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.

    Education and Training

    BS: Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, 1986.

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

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

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

    Certification: Pediatrics 1991, Pediatric Cardiology 1998.

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    Program Coordinator

    A photo of Cheri Franklin.

    Cheri Franklin, RN, MSN, CNP
    Coordinator, Fetal Heart Program

    513-636-9931

    cheri.franklin@cchmc.org

    Cheri Franklin, RN, MSN, CNP

    Coordinator, Fetal Heart Program

    Phone: 513-636-9931

    Fax: 513-636-7468

    Email: cheri.franklin@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Cheri Franklin, RN, MSN, CNP, has special interest in fetal cardiology / fetal cardiac intervention and congenital heart defects / surgical intervention.

    Research Interests

    Fetal cardiac intervention

    Biography

    Cheri Franklin, RN, MSN, CNP, joined the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery as a Nurse Practitioner in 2000 after spending 13 years in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of Children's Medical Center Dayton (CMC) as a Staff / Transport Nurse, then as a Nurse Practitioner and Bereavement Program Coordinator. She helped with the fetal program at Cincinnati Children's in conjunction with the CT Surgery program, until becoming coordinator for the Fetal Heart Program.

    Education and Training

    ADN: Sinclair Community College, 1986.

    BSN/MSN: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1998.

    Major: Neonatal and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.

    Certifications: Registered Nurse, 1987; Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, 1998; Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, 1998.

    Fetal Cardiologists

    James F. Cnota, MD

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-0426

    Email: james.cnota@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Fetal cardiology including fetal echocardiography

    Research Interests

    Impact of insulin sensitivity on left ventricular mass in healthy teens; blood pressure in offspring of preeclamptic mothers; fetal programming of cardiovascular outcomes; multicenter trials in pediatric heart disease

    Education and Training

    BS: Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 1991

    MD: Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1995

    Residency: University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, Tucson, Arizona, 1998

    Fellowship: Cardiology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2001

    MS: Clinical Epidemiology and Health Services Research, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 2005

    Publications

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    Allison A. Divanovic, MD
    Co-Director, Medical Student/Resident Education, Heart Institute

    513-636-3867

    allison.divanovic@cchmc.org

    Allison A. Divanovic, MD

    Co-Director, Medical Student/Resident Education, Heart Institute

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-3867

    Fax: 513-636-9747

    Email: allison.divanovic@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical

    Pediatric cardiology; fetal and neonatal cardiology; transthoracic, transesophageal and fetal echocardiography

    Research

    Echocardiographic predictors of cardiac involvement in the fetus with twin-twin transfusion syndrome; risk factors for intrauterine fetal demise in the fetus with congenital heart disease; Improvement in the prenatal identification of fetal coarctation; prediction of atrial septal restriction in the fetus with HLHS

    Education and Training

    MD: Univeristy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

    Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

    Fellowship: Pediatric Cardiology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

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    A photo of Haleh C. Heydarian, MD.

    Haleh C. Heydarian, MD
    Cardiologist, Cardiology Clinic

    513-636-6646

    Haleh C. Heydarian, MD

    Cardiologist, Cardiology Clinic

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-6646

    Fax: 513-636-3982

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Echocardiography

    Research Interests

    Dyssynchrony; quality improvement

    Education and Training

    MD: Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio.

    Peace C. Madueme, MD, MS

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-3866

    Fax: 513-363-3952

    Email: peace.madueme@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical

    Echocardiography, fetal echocardiography, cardiac MRI/CT

    Biography

    Peace Madueme is an assistant professor of pediatrics with the University College of Medicine. He is a faculty member that specializes in cardiac imaging.

    Dr. Madueme completed his residency and fellowship training at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and has been at the hospital since 2005. Dr. Madueme has been a member of the Division of Cardiology/Heart Institute since 2008. His clinical and research focus relate to cardiac imaging by echocardiography, fetal echocardiography and cardiac MRI.

    Dr. Madueme is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Cardiology, American Society of Echocardiography and the Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance.

    Education and Training

    Undergraduate: BSc & BPHE Queen's University, Canada, 2001.

    MD: Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA, 2005.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2008.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Cardiology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2011.

    Advanced Fellowship: Cardiac Imaging, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2012.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2011 and Pediatric Cardiology, 2012.

    Publications

    Grants

    Chronic Kidney Disease in Children (CKiD). Co-Investigator, Imaging. National Institutes of Health. 2013 –present.

    A photo of Christopher J. Statile, MD.

    Christopher J. Statile, MD
    Pediatric Cardiologist, Heart Institute

    513-636-4579

    christopher.statile@cchmc.org

    Christopher J. Statile, MD

    Pediatric Cardiologist, Heart Institute

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4579

    Fax: 513-636-3952

    Email: christopher.statile@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical

    Pediatric cardiology, fetal cardiology, echocardiography

    Research

    Fetal cardiology, quality improvement in the echo lab

    Biography

    Christopher Statile, MD, is a pediatric cardiologist who has interest in clinical research in fetal cardiology.  He has interest in extra-cardiac congenital lesions and their hemodynamic effects on the fetus.  He is also interested in the prenatal diagnosis of congenital heart disease and the outcomes of those fetuses.  He is also involved in quality improvement work in the echo lab.

    Education and Training

    Undergrad: University of Pittsburgh.

    MD: Eastern Virginia Medical School.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Cardiology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital.

    Sub Fellowship: Fetal Cardiology/Imaging.

    Publications

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    Fetal Sonographers

    Fellows

    A photo of Eunice Hahn.

    Eunice Hahn, MD
    Fetal Imaging Fellow, Heart Institute

    513-736-0561

    eunice.hahn@cchmc.org

    Eunice Hahn, MD

    Fetal Imaging Fellow, Heart Institute

    Phone: 513-736-0561

    Email: eunice.hahn@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    MD: Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT.

    Fellowship: Columbia-New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY.

    Publications