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Director, Fetal Cardiology


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My Biography & Research


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.

Clinical Interests

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

Research Interests

Multicenter clinical studies; perinatal outcomes in congenital heart disease


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My Education

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.

My Publications

Gestational Age, Birth Weight, and Outcomes Six Years After the Norwood Procedure. Miller, TA; Ghanayem, NS; Newburger, JW; McCrindle, BW; Hu, C; DeWitt, AG; Cnota, JF; Tractenberg, FL; Pemberton, VL; Wolf, MJ; et al. Pediatrics. 2019; 143:e20182577-e20182577.

Tricuspid atresia with restrictive foramen ovale: A rare combination with implications on fetal growth. Tseng, SY; Alsaied, T; Barnard, K; Hahn, E; Divanovic, AA; Cnota, JF. Echocardiography: a journal of cardiovascular ultrasound and allied techniques. 2019; 36:800-802.

Prenatal heart block screening in mothers with SSA/SSB autoantibodies: Targeted screening protocol is a cost-effective strategy. Evers, PD; Alsaied, T; Anderson, JB; Cnota, JF; Divanovic, AA. Congenital Heart Disease. 2019; 14:221-229.

Prevalence of Noonan spectrum disorders in a pediatric population with valvar pulmonary stenosis. Anderson, K; Cnota, J; James, J; Miller, EM; Parrott, A; Pilipenko, V; Weaver, KN; Shikany, A. Congenital Heart Disease. 2019; 14:264-273.

Impact of Initial Shunt Type on Echocardiographic Indices in Children After Single Right Ventricle Palliations The SVR Trial at 6 Years. Frommelt, PC; Hu, C; Trachtenberg, F; Baffa, JM; Boruta, RJ; Chowdhury, S; Cnota, JF; Dragulescu, A; Levine, JC; Lu, J; et al. Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging. 2019; 12.

Health-Related Quality of Life in Children and Young Adults with Marfan Syndrome. Handisides, JC; Hollenbeck-Pringle, D; Uzark, K; Trachtenberg, FL; Pemberton, VL; Atz, TW; Bradley, TJ; Cappella, E; De Nobele, S; Groh, GK T; et al. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2019; 204:250-255.e1.

Cardiovascular Disease in the Young Council's Science and Clinical Education Lifelong Learning Committee: Year in Review. Reddy, S; Marino, BS; Baker-Smith, CM; Beaton, A; Krawczeski, CD; Miyake, CY; Cnota, JF; Glatz, AC; Feingold, B; Romano, JC; et al. Journal of the American Heart Association : Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease. 2018; 7.

Effect of fetal hemodynamics on growth in fetuses with single ventricle or transposition of the great arteries. Alsaied, T; Tseng, S; King, E; Hahn, E; Divanovic, A; Habli, M; Cnota, J. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2018; 52:479-487.

Predictors of Rapid Aortic Root Dilation and Referral for Aortic Surgery in Marfan Syndrome. Hoskoppal, A; Menon, S; Trachtenberg, F; Burns, KM; De Backer, J; Gelb, BD; Gleason, M; James, J; Lai, WW; Liou, A; et al. Pediatric Cardiology. 2018; 39:1453-1461.

Hemodynamic adaptation to suboptimal fetal growth in patients with single ventricle physiology. Alsaied, T; Tseng, S; King, E; Hahn, E; Divanovic, A; Habli, M; Cnota, J. Echocardiography: a journal of cardiovascular ultrasound and allied techniques. 2018; 35:1378-1384.