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Director, Advanced Cardiomyopathy Services

Medical Director, Pediatric Heart Transplant

Director, Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing and Cardiac Rehabilitation

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



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About Me

Clinical Interests

Pediatric cardiology; cardiomyopathy and transplantation

Research Interests

Cardiomyopathy and transplantation

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Cardiomyopathy, Heart Failure, Heart, Cardio-Oncology, Neuromuscular Disorders

My Locations

My Education

MD: SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, 1989.

Residency: Pediatrics, University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA, 1989.

Fellowship: Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 1992.

My Publications

Abnormal submaximal cardiopulmonary exercise parameters predict impaired peak exercise performance in sickle cell anemia patients. Powell, AW; Alsaied, T; Niss, O; Fleck, RJ; Malik, P; Quinn, CT; Mays, WA; Taylor, MD; Chin, C. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2019; 66.

Contemporary Outcomes of Pediatric Restrictive Cardiomyopathy: A Single-Center Experience. Wittekind, SG; Ryan, TD; Gao, Z; Zafar, F; Czosek, RJ; Chin, CW; Jefferies, JL. Pediatric Cardiology. 2019; 40:694-704.

Pulmonary effects on exercise testing in tetralogy of Fallot patients repaired with a transannular patch. Powell, AW; Mays, WA; Knecht, SK; Chin, C. Cardiology in the Young. 2019; 29:133-139.

Statin Safety and Associated Adverse Events: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Newman, CB; Preiss, D; Tobert, JA; Jacobson, TA; Page, RL; Goldstein, LB; Chin, C; Tannock, LR; Miller, M; Raghuveer, G; et al. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology. 2019; 39:e38-e81.

Heart and Lung Transplantation. Ryan, T; Chin, C; Bryant III, R. In: Ungerleider RM; Nelson K; Cooper DS; Meliones J; Jacobs J, Ed. Critical Heart Disease in Infants and Children. Philadelphia: Elsevier; 2018.

Cardiopulmonary Aerobic Fitness Assessment During Maximal and Submaximal Exercise Testing in Pediatric Oncology Patients After Chemotherapy. Powell, AW; Nagarajan, R; Mays, WA; Chin, C; Knilans, TK; Knecht, SK; Amos, MA; Gerdes, YM; Ryan, TD. American Journal of Clinical Oncology: cancer clinical trials. 2018; 41:1058-1061.

Listing Low-Weight or Ill Infants for Heart Transplantation: Is It Prudent?. Rizwan, R; Zafar, F; Chin, C; Tweddell, J; III, BR; Morales, D. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2018; 106:1189-1196.

Cardiopulmonary fitness assessment on maximal and submaximal exercise testing in patients with Fabry disease. Powell, AW; Jefferies, JL; Hopkin, RJ; Mays, WA; Goa, Z; Chin, C. American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part A. 2018; 176:1852-1857.

Transplant Outcomes for Congenital Heart Disease Patients Bridged With a Ventricular Assist Device. III, BR; Rizwan, R; Villa, CR; Zafar, F; Wells, D; Chin, C; Lorts, A; Morales, DL. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2018; 106:588-594.

Diastolic dysfunction is associated with exercise impairment in patients with sickle cell anemia. Alsaied, T; Niss, O; Powell, AW; Fleck, RJ; Cnota, JF; Chin, C; Malik, P; Quinn, CT; Taylor, MD. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2018; 65:e27113-e27113.