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Meet the team members of the Heart Institute's Fetal Heart Program at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
Erik C. Michelfelder, MD Co-Director, Cardiac Imaging Services, Heart Institute
Co-Director, Cardiac Imaging Services, Heart Institute
Director, Fetal Heart Program, Heart Institute
Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
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, 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.
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 Syndrome. Ultrasound 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.
Cheri Franklin, RN, MSN, CNP Coordinator, Fetal Heart Program
Coordinator, Fetal Heart Program
Cheri Franklin, RN, MSN, CNP, has special interest in fetal cardiology / fetal cardiac intervention and congenital heart defects / surgical intervention.
Fetal cardiac intervention
James F. Cnota, MD
Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Fetal cardiology including fetal echocardiography
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
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
Divanović A, Hor K, Cnota J, Hirsch R, Kinsel-Ziter M, Michelfelder E. 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. 2010 Dec 2. Crombleholme TM, Lim FY, Habli M, Polzin W, Jaekle R, Michelfelder E, Cnota J, Liu C, Kim MO. Improved recipient survival with maternal nifedipine in twin-twin transfusion syndrome complicated by TTTS cardiomyopathy undergoing selective fetoscopic laser photocoagulation. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Oct;203(4):397.e1-9. Habli M, Cnota J, Michelfelder E, Salisbury S, Schnell B, Polzin W, Lim FY, Crombleholme TM. The relationship between amniotic fluid levels of brain-type natriuretic peptide and recipient cardiomyopathy in twin-twin transfusion syndrome. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Oct;203(4):404.e1-7. Hambrook JT, Kimball TR, Khoury P, Cnota J. Disparities exist in the emergency department evaluation of pediatric chest pain. Congenit Heart Dis. 2010 May-Jun;5(3):285-91. Vuletin JF, Lim FY, Cnota J, Kline-Fath B, Salisbury S, Haberman B, Kingma P, Frischer J, Crombleholme T. Prenatal pulmonary hypertension index: novel prenatal predictor of severe postnatal pulmonary artery hypertension in antenatally diagnosed congenital diaphragmatic hernia. J Pediatr Surg. 2010 Apr;45(4):703-8. Hor KN, Gottliebson WM, Carson C, Wash E, Cnota J, Fleck R, Wansapura J, Klimeczek P, Al-Khalidi HR, Chung ES, Benson DW, Mazur W. Comparison of magnetic resonance feature tracking for strain calculation with harmonic phase imaging analysis. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2010 Feb;3(2):144-51. Land MH, Rouster-Stevens K, Woods CR, Cannon ML, Cnota J, Shetty AK. Lactobacillus sepsis associated with probiotic therapy. Pediatrics. 2005 Jan;115(1):178-81.
Grace BE, Cnota JF, Hines MH, Payne RM, Ririe DO. Traumatic Coronary Artery Fistula in a Child. Circulation 2005;1 II :e272-e273.
Allison A. Divanovic, MD Co-Director, Medical Student/Resident Education, Heart Institute
Co-Director, Medical Student/Resident Education, Heart Institute
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Pediatric cardiology; fetal and neonatal cardiology; transthoracic, transesophageal and fetal echocardiography
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
Villa CR, Habli M, Votava-Smith JK, Cnota JF, Lim FY, Divanovic AA, Wang Y, Michelfelder EC. Assessment of Fetal Cardiomyopathy in Early Stage Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome: Comparison between Commonly Reported Cardiovascular Assessment Scores. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Oct 21. Epub ahead of print.
Cnota JF, Hangge PT, Wang Y, Woo JG, Hinton AC, Divanovic AA, Michelfelder EC, Hinton RB. Somatic Growth Trajectory in the Fetus with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. Pediatr Res. 2013 Sep;74(3):284-9.
Hangge P, Cnota JF, Woo JG, Hinton AC, Divanovic AA, Manning PB, Ittenbach RF, Hinton RB. Microcephaly is Associated with Early Adverse Neurologic Outcomes in Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. Pediatr Res. 2013 Jul;74(1):61-7.
Statile CJ, Cnota JF, Gomien S, Divanović AA, Crombleholme T, Michelfelder E. Estimated Cardiac Output and Cardiovascular Profile Score in Fetuses with High Cardiac Output Lesions. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Jan:41(1):54-8.
Divanović A, Witte D, Michelfelder E. A Fetus with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and Tricuspid Stenosis with Evolving Hydrops Fetalis. Pediatr Cardiol. 2012 Oct;33(7):1210-12.
Sheridan RM, Michelfelder EC, Choe KA, Divanovic A, Ware S, Liu C, Stanek JW. Ductus Arteriosus Aneurysm with Massive Thrombosis of Pulmonary Artery. Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2012 Jan-Feb;15(1):79-85.
Divanović A, Cnota J, Ittenbach R, Tan X, Border W, 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.
Divanović A, Hor K, Cnota J, Hirsch R, Kinsel-Ziter M, Michelfelder E. 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.
Gudausky TM, Pearl J, Dent CL, Kim E, Divanović A, Spicer R, Beekman RH 3rd. Open-chest Epicardial Approach to Transcatheter Pulmonary Artery Stenting Following Heart Transplantation in an Infant. Congenital Heart Dis. 2007; Vol 2(1):64-9.
Haleh C. Heydarian, MD Cardiologist, Cardiology Clinic
Cardiologist, Cardiology Clinic
Dyssynchrony; quality improvement
Peace Chike Madueme, MD, MS
Echocardiography, fetal echocardiography, cardiac MRI/CT
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.
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.
Madueme PC, Mazur W, Hor KN, Germann JT, Jefferies JL, Taylor MD. Comparison of the Area-Length Method by Echocardiography versus Full Volume Quantification by Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging for the Assessment of Left Atrial Volumes. Pediatr Cardiol. 2013 Nov 17. Epub ahead of print.
Madueme PC, Khoury PR, Urbina EM, Kimball TR. Predictors for Elevated Exercise-Induced Systolic Blood Pressures in Pediatric Patients after Successful Coarctation Repair. Cardiol Young. 2013 Jun;23(3)416-22.
Madueme PC, Hinton R. Tuberous sclerosis and cardiac rhabdomyomas: A case report and review of the literature. Congenit Heart Dis. 2011 Mar-Apr;6(2):183-7.
Christopher J. Statile, MD Pediatric Cardiologist, Heart Institute
Pediatric Cardiologist, Heart Institute
Pediatric cardiology, fetal cardiology, echocardiography
Fetal cardiology, quality improvement in the echo lab
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.
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.
Statile CJ, Taylor MD, Mazur W, Cripe LH, King E, Pratt J, Benson DW, Hor KN. Left Ventricular Noncompaction in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2013 Aug 1;15(1):67.
Ngamprasertwong P, Michelfelder EC, Arbabi S, Choe Y, 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 E. Estimated Cardiac Output and Cardiovascular Profile Score in Fetuses with High Output Lesions. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Jan;41(1):54-58.
Eunice Hahn, MD Fetal Imaging Fellow, Heart Institute
Fetal Imaging Fellow, Heart Institute
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.
Wynn J, Krishnan U, Aspelund G, Zhang Y, Duong J, Stolar CJ, Hahn E, Pietsch J, Chung D, Moore D, Austin E, Mychaliska G, Gajarski R, Foong YL, Michelfelder E, Potolka D, Warner B, Grady M, Azarow K, Fletcher SE, Kutty S, Delaney J, Crombleholme T, Rosenzweig E, Chung W, Arkovitz MS. Outcomes of congenital diaphragmatic hernia in the modern era of management. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2013 Jan 30.
Garcia AV, Fingeret AS, Thirumoorthi AS, Hahn E, Aspelund G, Krishnan US, Stolar CJH. Lung to head ratio in infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia does not predict long term pulmonary hypertension. The Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 2013 Jan;48(1):154-7.
Brickman AM, Buchsbaum MS, Ivanov Z, Borod JC, Foldi, NS, Hahn E, Mitelman SA, Hazlett EA, Lincoln SJ, Newmark RE, Shihabuddin L. Internal capsule size in good and poor outcome schizophrenia. The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences. 2006 Summer; 18(3) 364-76.
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