James F. Cnota, MD

Director of Fetal Echocardiography/Cardiology

Phone 513-636-1199

Email james.cnota@cchmc.org


Congenital heart disease; echocardiography; fetal cardiology; Cardiology Consult Service; General Cardiology Outpatient Clinic; Interstage Program


Multicenter clinical studies; perinatal outcomes in congenital heart disease

Dr. Cnota is an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Cincinnati Children's Hospital. His patient care activities focus on echocardiography and fetal cardiology. He is currently director of the Neonatal Cardiology service.

His clinical research focuses on two areas. He is the site principal investigator of the Prairieland Consortium within the NHLBI sponsored Pediatric Heart Network. He also studies growth and development in the fetus with congenital 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.

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Votava-Smith JK, Habli M, Cnota JF, Divanovic A, Polzin W, Lim FY, Michelfelder EC. Diastolic Dysfunction and Cerebrovascular Redistribution Precede Overt Recipient Twin Cardiomyopathy in Early-Stage Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2015 Jan 7.

Frommelt PC, Gerstenberger E, Cnota JF, Cohen MS, Gorentz J, Hill KD, John JB, Levine JC, Lu J, Mahle WT, McCandless RT, Mertens L, Pearson GD, Spencer C, Thacker D, Williams IA, Wong PC, Newburger JW, Pediatric Heart Network Investigators. Impact of initial shunt type on cardiac size and function in children with single right ventricle anomalies before the Fontan procedure: the single ventricle reconstruction extension trial. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 Nov 11;64(19):2026-35.

Weaver KN, Wang D, Cnota J, Gardner N, Stabley D, Sol-Church K, Gripp KW, Witte DP, Bove KE, Hopkin RJ. Early-lethal Costello syndrome due to rare HRAS Tandem Base substitution (c.35_36GC>AA; p.G12E)-associated pulmonary vascular disease. Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2014 Nov-Dec;17(6):421-30.

Czosek RJ, Cnota JF, Knilans TK, Pratt J, Guerrier K, Anderson JB. Relationship between echocardiographic LV mass and ECG based left ventricular voltages in an adolescent population: related or random? Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2014 Sep;37(9):1133-40.

Butts RJ, Zak V, Hsu D, Cnota J, Colan SD, Hehir D, Kantor P, Levine JC, Margossian R, Richmond M, Szwast A, Williams D, Williams R, Atz AM. Factors associated with serum B-type natriuretic peptide in infants with single ventricles. Pediatr Cardiol. 2014 Jun;35(5):879-87.

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. 2014 Jun;43(6):646-51.

Sekar P, Heydarian HC, Cnota JF, Hornberger LK, Michelfelder EC. Diagnosis of congenital heart disease in an era of universal prenatal ultrasound screening in southwest Ohio. Cardiol Young. 2015 Jan;25(1):35-41.

Marx GR, Shirali G, Levine JC, Guey LT, Cnota JF, Baffa JM, Border WL, Colan S, Ensing G, Friedberg MK, Goldberg DJ, Idriss SF, John JB, Lai WW, Lu M, Menon SC, Ohye RG, Saudek D, Wong PC, Pearson GD, Pediatric Heart Network Investigators. Multicenter study comparing shunt type in the norwood procedure for single-ventricle lesions: three-dimensional echocardiographic analysis. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013 Nov;6(6):934-42.

Michelfelder E, Tan X, Cnota J, Divanovic A, Statile C, Lim FY, Crombleholme T. Prevalence, Spectrum, and Outcome of Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Abnormalities in Twin-twin Transfusion Syndrome: A Large, Single-center Experience. Congenit Heart Dis. 2014 Aug 25.

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.