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The Heart Institute is home to specialists with a wide variety of backgrounds and areas of focus. As a team, this diversity makes us better prepared to care for your child’s unique needs. Learn more about our faculty and staff.
Andrew Redington, MD Executive Co-Director, Heart Institute; Chief, Pediatric Cardiology email@example.com
Executive Co-Director, Heart Institute; Chief, Pediatric Cardiology
Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Dr. Redington comes to Cincinnati Children’s from The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario. His research interests include ventricular function, integrated physiology of congenital heart disease, and ischemic preconditioning. Dr. Redington has written more than 300 peer-reviewed publications, more than 30 book chapters, and has co-edited seven textbooks. He currently holds over 15 US and international patents.
Working with colleagues throughout the Heart Institute, his plans include building on the remarkable developments achieved in the recent past to establish a world-leading multidisciplinary team providing the highest quality clinical care and practice-changing research for children and adults with congenital heart disease.
Medical School: University of London.
Research Training: Doctorate of Medicine, University of London.
Fellowship: Adult cardiology, pediatric cardiology, The Royal Brompton Hospital, London, England.
Li J, Rohaila S, Gelber N, Rutka J, Sabah N, Gladstone R, Wei C, Kharbanda R, Redington AN. MicroRNA-144 is a circulating effector of remote ischemic preconditioning. Basic Research in Cardiology 2014: 109 (5): pp 423. (Sept)
Burns KM, Byrne BJ, Gelb BD, Kuhn B, Leinwand LA, Mital S, Pearson GD, Rodefeld M, Rossano JW, Stauffer BL, Taylor MD, Towbin JA, Redington AN. New mechanistic and therapeutic targets for pediatric heart failure: report from a national heart, lung, and blood institute working group. Circulation 2014: 130 (1): pp 79-86. (July)
Friedberg MK, Redington AN. Right versus left ventricular failure: differences, similarities, and interactions. Circulation 2014: 129 (9): pp 1033-1044. (Mar)
Friedberg MK, Cho MY, Li J, Assad RS, Sun M, Rohailla S, Honjo O, Apitz C, Redington AN. Adverse biventricular remodeling in isolated right ventricular hypertension is mediated by increased TGFβ1 signaling and is abrogated by angiotensin receptor blockade. American Journal of Respirology Cell Molecular Biology 2013: 49 (6): pp 1019-1028. (Dec)
Roche SL, Redington AN. Right ventricle: wrong targets? Another blow for pharmacotherapy in congenital heart diseases. Circulation 2013: 127 (3): pp 314-316. (Jan)
Hahn CD, Manlhiot C, Schmidt MR, Nielsen TT, Redington AN. Remote ischemic per-conditioning: A novel therapy for evolving stroke? Stroke 2011: 42 (10) pp 2960-2962.
Jean-St-Michel E, Manlhiot C, Li J, Tropak M, Michelsen MM, Schmidt MR, McCrindle BW, Slievert G, Wells GD, Redington AN. Remote Ischemic Preconditioning improves maximal performance in elite athletes. Medicine & Science of Sports & Exercise 2011: 43 (7): pp 1280-1286.
Wei M, Xin P, Li Y, Li J, Ma S, Wang L, Liu M, Li J, Zhu W, Redington AN. Repeated remote ischemic postconditioning protects against adverse left ventricular remodeling and improves survival in a rat model of myocardial infarction. Circulation Research 2011: 108 (10): pp 1220-1225.
Roche SL, Vogel M, Pitkanen O, Grant B, Slorach C, Fackoury C, Stephens D, Smallhorn J, Benson LN, Kantor PF, Redington AN. Isovolumic acceleration at rest and during exercise in children normal values for the left ventricle and first non-invasive demonstration of exercise-induced force-frequency relationships. Journal of American College of Cardiology 2011: 57 (9): pp 1100-1107.
Botker HE, Kharbanda R, Schmidt MR, Bottcher M, Kaltoft AK, Terkelsen CJ, Munk K, Anderson NH, Hansen TM, Trautner S, Lassen JF, Christiansen EH, Krusell LR, Kristensen SD, Thuesen L, Nielsen SS, Rehling M, Sorensen HT, Redington AN, Neilseu TT: Remote ischaemic conditioning before hospital admission, as a complement to angioplasty, and effect on myocardial salvage in patients with acute myocardial infarction: a randomized trial. Lancet 2010: 375 (9716): pp 727-734.
Jeffrey Robbins, PhD Director and Endowed Chair, Molecular Cardiovascular Biology 513-636-8098 firstname.lastname@example.org
Director and Endowed Chair, Molecular Cardiovascular Biology
Executive Co-Director, Heart Institute
Associate Chair, Children's Hospital Research Foundation
Structure function relationships for the contractile proteins; cardiac-specific gene manipulation in transgenic rabbits; the contractile protein myosin and human heart failure; molecular studies of human valve disease
Visit the Robbins Lab.
Gupta MK, Robbins J. Post-translational control of cardiac hemodynamics through myosin binding protein C. Pflugers Arch: European journal of physiology. 2014 Feb;466(2):231-6.
Mun JY, Previs MJ, Yu HY, Gulick J, Tobacman LS, Beck Previs S, Robbins J, Warshaw DM, Craig R. Myosin-binding protein C displaces tropomyosin to activate cardiac thin filaments and governs their speed by an independent mechanism. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Feb 11;111(6):2170-5.
Sandri M, Robbins J. Proteotoxicity: An underappreciated pathology in cardiac disease. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2014 Jun;71c:3-10.
Wang X, Robbins J. Proteasomal and lysosomal protein degradation and heart disease. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2014 Jun;71c:16-24.
James J, Robbins J. Ablating a cardiac protein: Causality at last. Circ Res. 2013;112:1415-1419.
Razzaque MA, Gupta M, Osinska H, Gulick J, Blaxall BC, Robbins J. An endogenously produced fragment of cardiac myosin-binding protein C is pathogenic and can lead to heart failure. Circ Res. 2013 Aug 16;113(5):553-61.
Gupta MK, Gulick J, James J, Osinska H, Lorenz JN, Robbins J. Functional dissection of myosin binding protein C phosphorylation. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2013;64C:39-50.
Bhuiyan MS, Pattison JS, Osinska H, James J, Gulick J, McLendon PM, Hill JA, Sadoshima J, Robbins J. Enhanced autophagy ameliorates cardiac proteinopathy. J Clin Invest. 2013;123(12):5284-97.
Pattison JS, Robbins J. Desmin and heart disease. In: Kavallaris M, ed. Cytoskeleton and human disease. New York, NY: Humana Press; 2012:411-424.
Bhuiyan MS, Gulick J, Osinska H, Gupta M, Robbins J. Determination of the critical residues responsible for cardiac myosin binding protein C's interactions. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2012;53:838-847.
Cardiac Signaling in the Normal and Abnormal Heart. Principal Investigator. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Sep 2013-May 2018. #P01 HL69779.
Proteotoxicity: an underappreciated factor in cardiac disease. North American Coordinator. Leducq Transatlantic Alliance For Cardiovascular Disease. 2011-2016.
Thrombospondin 4 Regulates Adaptive ER Stress Response. Co-Principal Investigator. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Jan 2011-Dec 2014. #R01 HL105924.
Cardiac hypertrophy intracellular signaling pathways. Co-Principal Investigator. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Jan 2009-Dec 2014. #R01 HL1062927.
Clifford Chin, MD Medical Director, Pediatric Heart Transplant Services 513-803-1675 email@example.com
Medical Director, Pediatric Heart Transplant Services
David S. Cooper, MD, MPH Director, Cardiac Extracorporeal Life Support Program 513-803-1801 firstname.lastname@example.org
Director, Cardiac Extracorporeal Life Support Program
Associate Director, Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Cardiac critical care; extracorporeal life support
MD: University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida, 1996.
MPH: University of South Florida College of Public Health, Tampa, Florida, 1999.
Residency: All Children’s Hospital, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, FL.
Fellowships: Cardiology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH; Critical Care, Children’s Medical Center Dallas, UT Southwestern, Dallas, Texas.
Certifications: American Board of Pediatrics; American Board of Pediatrics, Sub-board of Pediatric Cardiology; American Board of Pediatrics, Sub-board of Pediatric Critical Care.
Cooper DS, Charpie JR, Flores FX, Gaynor JW, Salvin JW, Devarajan P, Krawczeski CD. Acute kidney injury and critical cardiac disease. World J Ped Congen Heart Surg. 2011;2:411-423. Jacobs JP, Asante-Korang A, O'Brien SM, Chai PJ, Dadlani GH, Rodriguez-Fazzi GL, Vu D, McCormack J, McKenna DE, Boucek RJ Jr, Cooper DS, Saltiel A, Carapellucci J, van Gelder HM, Daicoff GR, Quintessenza JA. Lessons learned from 119 consecutive cardiac transplants for pediatric and congenital heart disease. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Apr;91(4):1248-54. Pilchard J, Dadlani G, Andropoulos D, Jacobs JP and Cooper DS. Intensive care and perioperative management of patients with complete atrioventricular septal defect . World J Ped Congen Heart Surg. 2010 Apr;1:105-111.
Scanlon MC, Ghanayem NS, Atz AM, Cooper DS. Innovation in congenital and paediatric cardiac critical care. Cardiol Young. 2009 Nov;19 Suppl 2:85-9. Cooper DS, Costello JM, Bronicki RA, Stock AC, Jacobs JP, Ravishankar C, Dominguez TE, Ghanayem NS. Current challenges in cardiac intensive care: optimal strategies for mechanical ventilation and timing of extubation. Cardiol Young. 2008 Dec;18 Suppl 3:72-83. Cooper DS, Jacobs JP, Chai PJ, Jaggers J, Barach P, Beekman RH, Krogmann O, Manning P. Pulmonary complications associated with the treatment of patients with congenital cardiac disease: consensus definitions from the Multi-Societal Database Committee for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease. Cardiol Young. 2008 Dec;18 Suppl 2:215-21. Bacha EA, Cooper D, Thiagarajan R, Franklin RC, Krogmann O, Deal B, Mavroudis C, Shukla A, Yeh T, Barach P, Wessel D, Stellin G, Colan SD. Cardiac complications associated with the treatment of patients with congenital cardiac disease: consensus definitions from the Multi-Societal Database Committee for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease. Cardiol Young. 2008 Dec;18 Suppl 2:196-201. Cooper DS, Jacobs JP, Moore L, Stock A, Gaynor JW, Chancy T, Parpard M, Griffin DA, Owens T, Checchia PA, Thiagarajan RR, Spray TL, Ravishankar C. Cardiac extracorporeal life support: state of the art in 2007. Cardiol Young. 2007 Sep;17 Suppl 2:104-15. Cooper, D.S. and Nichter M.A. Advances in cardiac intensive care. Curr Opin Ped. 2006 Oct;18(5):503-11.Cooper DS, Schwartz SM, Raake JL, Beam AR, Nelson DP. Supplemental inhaled gases alter tidal volume delivery and measurement. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2005 Mar;6(2):150-3.
Thomas R. Kimball, MD Medical Director, Heart Institute 513-636-8270 email@example.com
Medical Director, Heart Institute
Congential heart disease; echocardiography; cardiac imaging
Thomas R. Kimball, MD, is a professor of pediatrics with the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and is currently the medical director of the Heart Institute at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
A native of California, Dr. Kimball graduated with Distinction and Honors from Stanford University. He earned his medical degree from New York University, New York, NY. He completed his pediatric internship and residency at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles and his pediatric cardiology fellowship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
Dr. Kimball has been an attending staff member of the Division of Cardiology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine since 1988.
Dr. Kimball's academic interests relate to echocardiography and he has made numerous scholarly contributions in the field of ventricular function utilizing echocardiography, particularly in the field of hypertension and obesity.
He has established collaborative relationships with basic scientists at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine using echocardiography to evaluate phenotypes of transgenic mice, including embryonic mice.
Dr. Kimball has been active in the cardiology community. He is a member of the American Society of Echocardiography, American Heart Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Cardiology and an investigator in the NIH Pediatric Heart Network. He was also a member of the first Family Advisory Council at Cincinnati Children's and received the 2006 Family Advisory Council Award of Excellence. In 2010, he was made the medical director of the Heart Institute at Cincinnati Children's.
Shah AS, Gao Z, Urbina EM, Kimball TR, Dolan LM. The effects of arterial thickness and stiffness in obese youth. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology Metabolism. 2014 Mar;99(3):1037-43.
Alghamdi M, De Souza AM, White CT, Potts MT, Warady BA, Furth SL, Kimball TR, Potts JE, Sandor GG. Response to: echocardiography assessment of the aorta in children with chronic kidney disease. Pediatric Cardiology. 2014 Jan;35(1):183-4.
Uzark K, King E, Spicer R, Beekman R, Kimball T, Varni J. The clinical utility of health-related quality of life assessment in pediatric cardiology outpatient practice. Congenital Heart Disease. 2013 May;8(3):211-8.
Madueme PC, Khoury PR, Urbina EM, Kimball TR. Predictors of exaggerated exercise-induced systolic blood pressures in young patients after coarctation repair. Cardiology In The Young. 2013 Jun;23(3):416-22.
Alghamdi M, De Souza A, White CT, Potts MT, Warady BA, Furth SL, Kimball T, Potts JE, Sandor GG. Echo-Doppler assessment of the biophysical properties of the aorta in children with chronic kidney disease. Pediatric Cardiology. 2013 Jun;34(5):1218-25.
Urbina EM, Khoury PR, McCoy CE, Dolan LM, Daniels SR, Kimball TR. Triglyceride to HDL-C ratio and increased arterial stiffness in children, adolescents and young adults. Pediatrics. 2013 Apr;131(4):E1082-90.
Shah AS, Urbina EM, Khoury PR, Kimball TR, Dolan LM. Lipids and lipoprotein ratios: Contribution to carotid intima media thickness in adolescents and young adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Journal of Clinical Lipidology. 2013 Sept-Oct;7(5):441-445.
Kimball TR. Echocardiography in the Assessment of Cardiovascular Disease Risk. In: Eduardo M. da Cruz, Dunbar Ivy, James Jaggers, editors, Pediatric and Congenital Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery and Intensive Care. Springer-Verlag London 2013. ISBN:978-1-4471-4618-6.
Kimball TR, Michelfelder EC. Echocardiography: Basic Principles and Imaging. In: Allen HD, Driscoll DJ, Shaddy RE, Feltes TF, editors. Moss & Adams' Heart Disease in Infants, Children and Adolescents: Including the Fetus and Young Adult. 1. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2012. p. 134-71.
Shah AS, Dolan LM, Gao Z, Kimball TR, Urbina EM. Racial differences in arterial stiffness among adolescents and young adults with type 2 diabetes. Pediatric Diabetes. 2012 Mar;13(2):170-5.
Lisa A. Lee, MD Director, Community Based Cardiology, Heart Institute 859-344-4732 firstname.lastname@example.org
Director, Community Based Cardiology, Heart Institute
Outpatient clinical management of cardiac disease; echocardiography
BA: Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, 1989.
MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1993.Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1993-1996.Fellowships: Pediatric Resident, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1994-1996; Pediatric Cardiology, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 1997-2000; Pediatric Echocardiography, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2000-2001.
Certification: Pediatrics, 1996; Pediatric Cardiology, 2000.
Lee LA. Innocent murmurs. Presented to the family practice residents and St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Edgewood, KY. January 10, 2003
Lee LA. Stress echocardiography in children. Pediatric Ultrasound Today. 2001 Volume 6, Lesson 4.
Lee LA, Goya G, Witt SA, Flascock BJ, Mays W, Kimball TR. Resting predictors of latent stress-induced left ventricular outflow tract obstruction in young patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. J Am Coll Cardiology. 2001 Oct.
Lee LA. Evaluation and management of hypertension in children. Presented to nurse practitioner students, University of Michigan School of Nursing, Ann Arbor, MI. March 2000.
Lee LA, Simon C, Bove EL, Mosca RS, Ebbini ES, Abrams GD, Ludomirsky A. High-intensity focused ultrasound effect on cardiac tissues: potential for clinical application. Echocardiography. 2000 Aug; 17(6 Pt 1):563-6.
Ohye RG, Kagisaki K, Lee LA, Mosca RS, Goldberg CS, Bove EL. Biventricular repair for aortic atresia or hypoplasia and ventricular septal defect. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1999;118(4):648-53.
Lee LA, Kimball TR, Daniels SR, Khoury P, Meyer RA. Left ventricular mechanics in the preterm infant and their effect on the measurement of cardiac performance. J Pediatr. 1992 Jan;120(1):114-9.
David L. S. Morales, MD Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery, Heart Institute, Cardiothoracic Surgery 513-803-9150 email@example.com
Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery, Heart Institute, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Clark-Helmsworth Chair of Cardiovascular Surgery
UC Division of Surgery
Congenital heart surgery; heterotaxy syndrome; pediatric heart and lung transplantation; mechanical circulatory support
MD: Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT.
Residency: General and cardiothoracic surgery, New York-Presbyterian Medical Center, Columbia University, New York, NY.Fellowships: Congenital heart surgery, Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor University, Waco, TX.
Board certifications: Surgery, thoracic surgery, congenital heart surgery.
David P. Nelson, MD, PhD Director, Cardiac Intensive Care 513-803-1801 firstname.lastname@example.org
Director, Cardiac Intensive Care
Neurodevelopmental outcomes; family-centered care; cardiopulmonary interactions; physiology of non-conventional circulations; endocrine abnormalities in cardiac intensive care; management of acute decompensated heart failure; cardio-renal syndrome; end of life care
David P. Nelson, MD, PhD, completed his fellowship in pediatric critical care at Harvard University, Boston Children’s Hospital. He served as the co-director of Cardiac Intensive Care at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center from July 1996 to August 2005. In September of 2005, Dr. Nelson served as the director of Cardiac Intensive Care at Texas Children’s Hospital for four years before rejoining Cincinnati Children's as the director of Cardiac Intensive Care in 2009.
Dr. Nelson’s clinical interests include neurodevelopmental outcomes in children with acquired and congenital disease; family-centered care; cardiopulmonary interactions and the physiology of non-conventional circulations; endocrine abnormalities in cardiac intensive care; management of acute decompensated heart failure in children; cardio-renal syndrome and end-of-life care.
His research focuses on quality of life and neurodevelopmental outcomes in children with acquired and congenital heart disease; etiology of adrenal dysfunction in cardiac intensive care; inflammatory organ system injury and congenital heart surgery.
Moffett BS, McDade E, Rossano JW, Dickerson HA, Nelson DP. Enteral potassium supplementation in a pediatric cardiac intensive care unit: Evaluation of a practice change. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2011 Feb 3.
Jefferies JL, Hoffman TM, Nelson DP. Heart failure treatment in the intensive care unit in children. Heart Fail Clin. 2010 Oct;6(4):531-58, ix-x. Review.
Carlo WF, Nelson DP. Inhaled nitric oxide improves oxygen saturation in children with pulmonary arteriovenous malformations after the Fontan procedure. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2010 Aug 5.
Giuliano JS Jr, Lahni PM, Bigham MT, Manning PB, Nelson DP, Wong HR, Wheeler DS. Plasma angiopoietin-2 levels increase in children following cardiopulmonary bypass. Intensive Care Med. 2008 Oct;34(10):1851-7.
Moffet, BS, AR Mott, DP Nelson, KD Gurwitch. Medication dosing and renal insufficiency in a pediatric cardiac intensive care unit: impact of pharmacist consultation. Pediatr Cardiol. 2008 29(4):744-8.
Wheeler DS, Dent CL, Manning PB, Nelson DP. Factors prolonging length of stay in the cardiac intensive care unit following the arterial switch operation. Cardiol Young. 2008 Feb;18(1):41-50.
Price JF, AR Mott, DP Nelson, AC Chang, E O'Brian Smith, JA Towbin, WJ Dreyer, SW Denfield, SL Goldstein. Worsening renal function in children hospitalized with decompensated heart failure: evidence for a pediatric cardiorenal syndrome. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2008 9(3):279-84.
Moffett, BS, AR Mott, D.P. Nelson, SL Goldstein, JL Jefferies. Renal effects of fenoldopam in critically ill pediatric patients: A retrospective review. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2008 9(4):403-406.
Rossano JW, MD Taylor, EO Smith, CD Fraser, Jr., ED McKenzie, JF Price, HA Dickerson, DP Nelson, AR Mott. Glycemic profile in infants who have undergone the arterial switch operation: Hyperglycemia is not associated with adverse events. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008 135(4):739-45.
Wheeler, DS, CL Dent, PB Manning, DP Nelson. Factors prolonging length of stay in the cardiac intensive care unit following the arterial switch operation. Cardiol Young. 2008 18(1):41-50.
Wheeler, DS, JM Pearl, PB Manning, SM Schwartz, CL Dent, P Khoury, DP Nelson. Factors Prolonging Cardiac Intensive Care Unit Stay after neonatal congenital heart surgery. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2008 18(1):41-50.
James P. Spaeth, MD Director, Cardiac Anesthesia 513-636-4408 email@example.com
Director, Cardiac Anesthesia
Associate Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia
MD: University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, 1993.
Internship: Internal Medicine, University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA, 1994.
Residency: Anesthesiology, University of California, San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, CA, 1997.
Fellowship: Pediatric Anesthesiology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 1998.
Certification: Anesthesiology, 1998.
Gunter JB, McAuliffe JJ, Beckman EC, Wittkugel EP, Spaeth JP, Varughese AM. A factorial study of ondansetron, metoclopramide, and dexamethasone for emesis prophylaxis after adenotonsillectomy in children. Paediatr Anaesth. 2006 Nov;16(11):1153-65.
Dent CL, Spaeth JP, Jones BV, Schwartz SM, Glauser TA, Hallinan B, Pearl JM, Khoury PR, Kurth CD. Brain magnetic resonance imaging abnormalities after the Norwood procedure using regional cerebral perfusion. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2006 Jan;131(1):190-7. Aronson LA, Spaeth JP. Frontiers in pediatric anesthesia: cardiac anesthesia. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2006 Winter;44(1):33-49. Dent CL, Spaeth JP, Jones BV, Schwartz SM, Glauser TA, Hallinan B, Pearl JM, Khoury PR, Kurth CD. Brain magnetic resonance imaging abnormalities after the Norwood procedure using regional cerebral perfusion. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2005 Dec;130(6):1523-30.
Loepke AW, Spaeth JP. Glucose and Heart Surgery: Neonates Are Not Just Small Adults. Anesthesiology. 2004 Jun;100(6):1345-52.Baker RC, Schubert CJ, Kirwan KA, Lenkauskas SM, Spaeth JT. After-hours telephone triage and advice in private and nonprivate pediatric populations. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1999 Mar;153(3):292-6.
Janene R. Allen, CPNP Nurse Practitioner, Heart Institute 513-636-0911 firstname.lastname@example.org
Nurse Practitioner, Heart Institute
Jeffrey B. Anderson, MD, MPH 513-636-3865 email@example.com
Pediatric electrophysiology; Syncope; Quality improvement and outcomes
Syncope, nutrition and growth in congenital heart disease, large database analysis, quality improvement
Jeffrey B. Anderson MD, MPH, is an assistant professor of pediatrics with the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and holds a joint appointment with the Heart Institute and the James M. Anderson Center for Clinical Excellence at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
Dr. Anderson obtained both his medical degree and his Masters in Public Health from the University of Utah School of Medicine. He completed an internship in internal medicine and pediatrics at the North Carolina Memorial Hospital followed by a pediatrics residency at the North Carolina Children’s Hospital in Chapel Hill, NC. Following a year serving as pediatric chief resident in Chapel Hill, he completed his pediatric cardiology fellowship and advanced training in electrophysiology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
Dr. Anderson’s research interests include nutrition in congenital heart disease, syncope in the pediatric population and application of quality improvement methodology to improve outcomes in congenital heart disease. Dr. Anderson has spent the last several years working with infants with congenital heart disease with nutritional failure to better understand the etiology of their growth problems and to design interventions to improve their growth.
Following cardiology fellowship, Dr. Anderson helped establish the Syncope Clinic in the Heart Institute at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and he continues to direct the work in this clinic.
Anderson JB, Kalkwarf HJ, Kehl JE, Eghtesady P, Marino BS. Low Weight-for-Age Z-Score and Infection Risk After the Fontan Procedure. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 May;91(5):1460-6.
Anderson JB, Marino BS, Irving SY, García-España JF, Ravishankar C, Stallings VA, Medoff-Cooper B. Poor post-operative growth in infants with two-ventricle physiology. Cardiol Young. 2011 Mar 9:1-9.
Anderson JB, Benson DW. Genetics of sick sinus syndrome. Card Electrophysiol Clin. 2010 Dec 1;2(4):499-507.
Czosek RJ, Anderson JB, Cao J, Knilans TK. Assessment of T-wave oversensing in an infant with an implanted defibrillator. Heart Rhythm. 2010 Oct;7(10):1516-7.
Anderson JB, Beekman RH 3rd, Eghtesady P, Kalkwarf HJ, Uzark K, Kehl JE, Marino BS. Predictors of poor weight gain in infants with a single ventricle. J Pediatr. 2010 Sep;157(3):407-13, 413.e1. Dixon CA, Anderson JB, Ruddy RM, Cripe LH. Infantile-onset Pompe disease: a diagnosis not to miss. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2010 Apr;26(4):293-5. Anderson JB, Beekman RH 3rd, Border WL, Kalkwarf HJ, Khoury PR, Uzark K, Eghtesady P, Marino BS. Lower weight-for-age z score adversely affects hospital length of stay after the bidirectional Glenn procedure in 100 infants with a single ventricle. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009 Aug;138(2):397-404.e1.
Anderson J, Kocis K. Echocardiographic evaluation of pericardial effusions and cardiac tamponade in children. Pediatric Ultrasound Today. 2006; 11(8): 137-52. Anderson JB, Fuller TC, Hawkins JA, Brinkman MK, Profaizer T, Shaddy MD. Long-term reduction of panel reactive antibodies in children receiving mycophenolate mofetil after valved allograft placement. Transplantation. 2005 Aug 15;80(3):414-6. Shaddy RE, Fuller TC, Anderson JB, Lambert LM, Brinkman MK, Profaizer T, Hawkins JA. Mycophenolic mofetil reduces the HLA antibody response of children to valved allograft implantation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2004 May;77(5):1734-9.
Robert H. Beekman III, MD 513-636-7072 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cardiac catheterization; intervention for congenital heart disease; quality improvement
Robert H. Beekman III, MD, is currently a professor of pediatric cardiology at Children's Hospital Medical Center of Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Beekman's subspecialty interests involve cardiac catheterization and interventional cardiology, and clinical quality improvement.
A native of California, Dr. Beekman graduated from Occidental College in Los Angeles, and earned his MD from Duke University in Durham, NC. Dr. Beekman completed his pediatric internship and residency at UCLA Medical Center, and his pediatric cardiology fellowship at the University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI. Dr. Beekman also obtained a master's degree in statistical analysis and research design from the University of Michigan. From 1985 to 1996, Dr. Beekman was a member of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Michigan School of Medicine. From 1996-2006 he was director of Cardiology at Children's Hospital Medical Center of Cincinnati, and professor of pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine.
Dr. Beekman's academic interests relate to cardiac catheterization, and he has made numerous scholarly contributions in the field of hemodynamic assessment and transcatheter intervention for congenital heart disease. He has published more than 170 manuscripts in cardiology journals.
Dr. Beekman has been active in the cardiology community, locally and nationally. He is chair of the Section on Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Beekman also is the chair of the JCCHD National Quality Improvement Collaborative for pediatric cardiology. Dr. Beekman has been a member of the Executive Committee and the Training Committee of the AHA Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young, and of the Congenital Heart Committee of the ACC. He is currently on the editorial board of the Journal of Interventional Cardiology, a contributing editor of theHeart.org, an Internet cardiology journal, and an associate editor of Congenital Heart Disease.
MD: Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, 1976.
MS: Clinical Research Design and Statistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1986.Residency: Pediatrics, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, 1976 to 1979.Fellowship: Pediatric Cardiology, CS Mott Children's Hospital, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1979 to 1982.Certification: Pediatrics, 1981; Pediatric Cardiology, 1983.
Anderson JB, Beekman RH 3rd, Eghtesady P, Kalkwarf HJ, Uzark K, Kehl JE, Marino BS. Predictors of poor weight gain in infants with a single ventricle. J Pediatr. 2010 Sep;157(3):407-13, 413.e1. Sutherell JS, Hirsch R, Beekman RH 3rd. Pediatric interventional cardiology in the United States is dependent on the off-label use of medical devices. Congenit Heart Dis. 2010 Jan;5(1):2-7.
Anderson JB, Beekman RH 3rd, Border WL, Kalkwarf HJ, Khoury PR, Uzark K, Eghtesady P, Marino BS. Lower weight-for-age z score adversely affects hospital length of stay after the bidirectional Glenn procedure in 100 infants with a single ventricle. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009 Aug;138(2):397-404.e1. Beekman RH 3rd, Duncan BW, Hagler DJ, Jones TK, Kugler JD, Moore JW, Jenkins KJ; Workgroup on Pediatric Cardiac Devices, Section on Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, American Academy of Pediatrics. Pathways to approval of pediatric cardiac devices in the United States: challenges and solutions. Pediatrics. 2009 Jul;124(1):e155-62. Bennett MR, Ravipati N, Ross G, Nguyen MT, Hirsch R, Beekman RH, Rovner L, Devarajan P. Using proteomics to identify preprocedural risk factors for contrast induced nephropathy. Proteomics Clin Appl. 2008;2(7-8):1058-1064.
Cooper DS, Jacobs JP, Chai PJ, Jaggers J, Barach P, Beekman RH, Krogman O, Manning P. Pulmonary complications associated with the treatment of patients with congenital heart disease: Consensus definitions from the Multi-Societal Database Committee for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease. Cardiology in the Young. 2008;18:215-221.
Jenkins KJ, Beekman RH, Bergersen LJ, Everett AD, Forbes TJ, Franklin RCG, Klitzner TS, Krogman ON, Martin GR, Webb CL. Databases for assessing the outcomes of the treatment of patients with congenital and paediatric cardiac disease: The perspective of cardiology. Cardiology in the Young. 2008;18:116-123, 2008.
Mays WA, Border WL, Knecht SK, Gerdes YM, Pfriem H, Claytor RP, Knilans TK, Hirsch R, Mone SM, Beekman RH. Exercise capacity improves after transcatheter closure of the Fontan fenestration in children. Congenital Heart Disease. 2008;3: 254-261.
Gudausky TM, Hirsch R, Khoury PR, Beekman RH. Comparison of two transcatheter device strategies for occlusion of the patent ductus arteriosus. Catheter Cardiovasc Interven. 2008;72: 675-680.
Gruenstein DH, Beekman RH, Spicer RL. Ductal stent and cavo-atrial sac occlusion in an adult with profound cyanosis after palliated cyanotic congenital heart disease. residual superior vena caval-right atrial shunt in an adult with palliated complex congenital heart disease. J Invasive Cardiol. 2008;20: E41-43.
George Benzing III, MD 513-636-8266 email@example.com
Emeritus, UC Department of Pediatrics
Critical cardiac care
MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1958.
Residency: Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Fellowship: Pediatric Cardiology, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Certification: Pediatrics, 1963; Pediatric Cardiology, 1964.
Jonathan W. Byrnes, MD Attending Cardiac Intensivist, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit 513-803-1801 firstname.lastname@example.org
Attending Cardiac Intensivist, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
Jonathan Byrnes, MD, is an assistant professor of pediatrics with the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and an attending cardiac intensivist in Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. He joined the faculty in July 2013.
A native of Mississippi, Dr. Byrnes graduated with Honors from University of Mississippi and earned his medical degree from University of Mississippi Medical Center in 2005. He completed his pediatric residency at Blair Batson Children's Hospital in Jackson, MS and a combined fellowship in cardiology and critical care medicine at Arkansas Children's Hospital. Dr. Byrnes’s clinical interests are providing superb, cost-effective care and delivering cohesive management amongst all specialties in the cardiac intensive care unit.
Dr. Byrnes is active in clinical and translational research involving extracorporeal life support that would benefit critically ill children. This research is primarily focused on the biocompatibility of the patient / device interface and the associated interaction of the coagulation and inflammatory pathways. The aim of these endeavors is to ultimately decrease the incidence of end organ dysfunction and stroke associated with these therapies.
MD: University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS, 2005.
Residency: Pediatrics, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS, 2008.
Fellowships: Combined Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Arkansas Children's Hospital, University of Arkansas Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, 2013.
Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 2008.
Prodhan P, Imamura M, Garcia X, Byrnes J, Bhutta A, Dyamenahalli U. Abdominal Compartment Syndrome in Newborns and Children supported on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. ASAIO J. 2012;58(2): 143-147.
Byrnes J, Williams B, Prodhan P, Erdem E, Williamson R, Gautam N, James C, Jaquiss R, Imamura M, Bhutta A. Successful intra-arterial thrombolytic therapy for a right middle cerebral artery stroke in a 2-year old supported by a ventricular assist device. Transpl Int. 2012;25(3): e31-33.
Byrnes J, W McKamie, C Swearingen, Gossett J, Prodhan P, Bhutta A, Jaquiss R, Imamura M, Fiser R. Hemolysis during Cardiac Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: A Case-Control Comparison of a Roller Pump and a Centrifugal Pump in a Pediatric Population. ASAIO J. 2011 Sep-Oct;57(5):456-61.
Byrnes J, Prodhan P, Imamura M, Frazier E. Accidental Azygos Vein Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Cannulation in a Neonate with Premature Closure of the Ductus Arteriosus. ASAIO J. 2011 Jul-Aug; 57(4): 344-5.
Michelle C. Cash, MSN, APRN, CNP Nurse Practitioner, Heart Institute 513-803-0695 email@example.com
Pediatrics; pulmonary hypertension
Michelle has been working in cardiology exclusively since becoming a nurse practitioner. She has a special interest in caring children with pulmonary hypertension and their families. She is very involved with the Pulmonary Hypertension Association, serving in many capacities, to ensure that her patients are receiving the best care. Michelle continues to partner with Dr. Russel Hirsch in their clinical and research endeavors to improve care for children with pulmonary hypertension.
MSN: University of Cincinnati, OH, 2006
BSN: University of Cincinnati, OH, 2003
Certifications: American Nurses Creditialing Center, Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, 2006; Ohio Board of Nursing, 2003
Cash M. 2013 PH Professional Network Symposium Honors a Decade of Growth in the PH Field. Pathlight. 2014; 23:16(1).
Garritano N. (2013 November) Collaboration: An APRN/MD Model That Works (featuring Michelle Cash, and Russel Hirsch, MD; The Advocate. Retrieved from COHCAONLINE.ORG.
Bagby M (Cash), Zussman M, Hirsch R, Gupta, R, Benson, D. Pulmonary Vascular Resistance in Repaired Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia vs. Age Matched Controls. Pediatr Res. 2012 Jun;71(6):697-700.
Bagby M (Cash), Zussman M, Benson W. Gupta R. Hirsch R. Fenestrated Atrial Septal Defect Closure in a Child with Idiopathic Pulmonary Hypertension and Exercise Desaturation. Congenit Heart Dis. 2011;6:162-166.
Chesney Castleberry, MD Heart Failure, Transplant, VAD Physician 513-803-2913 firstname.lastname@example.org
Heart Failure, Transplant, VAD Physician
Management and transplantation in patients with palliated congenital heart disease; management of sensitized patients pre- and post- transplant
MD: University of Texas San Antonio Medical School, San Antonio, TX.
Residency: Pediatrics, Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL.
Fellowship: Pediatric cardiology, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI; advanced heart failure and transplant, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Palo Alto, CA.
James F. Cnota, MD 513-636-0426 email@example.com
Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Fetal cardiology including fetal echocardiography
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.
Richard J. Czosek, MD 513-636-2237