A photo of Michelle Cash.

Nurse Practitioner, Heart Institute


Board Certified

About Me


Michelle has practiced in the field of pediatric pulmonary hypertension, alongside Dr. Russel Hirsch, for over a decade. In that time, she has had the honor of serving the Pulmonary Hypertension Association in following capacities: Executive Committee Board Member, Chair of Symposium Committee, Comprehensive Care Review Committee, Mentor, Pediatric Resource Ad Hock Committee and awarded the PHA Periwinkle Pioneer Award for individuals and groups responsible for advancing care for pulmonary hypertension (PH) patients and helping to change the history of this disease. She regularly provides PH education from a local to national level and has served as an expert on Advisory Boards. In her spare time, she had participated in mission trips in South Africa, Ecuador and Honduras.

Clinical Divisions

Pulmonary Hypertension, Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia BPD

My Education

MSN: University of Cincinnati, OH, 2006.

BSN: University of Cincinnati, OH, 2003.

Certifications: American Nurses Credentialing Center, Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, 2006; Ohio Board of Nursing, 2003.

My Publications

Balloon atrial septostomy as initial therapy in pediatric pulmonary hypertension. Critser, PJ; Evers, PD; McGovern, E; Cash, M; Hirsch, R. Pulmonary Circulation. 2020; 10:2045894020958970-204589402095897.

Team-based approach to identify cardiac toxicity in critically ill hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients. Dandoy, CE; Jodele, S; Paff, Z; Hirsch, R; Ryan, TD; Jefferies, JL; Cash, M; Rotz, S; Pate, A; Taylor, MD; et al. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2017; 64:e26513-e26513.

The injured heart: early cardiac effects of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in children and young adults. Rotz, SJ; Ryan, TD; Jodele, S; Jefferies, JL; Lane, A; Pate, A; Hirsch, R; Hlavaty, J; Levesque, AE; Taylor, MD; et al. Bone Marrow Transplantation. 2017; 52:1171-1179.

Changes in Ventricular Geometry Predict Severity of Right Ventricular Hypertension. Averin, K; Michelfelder, E; Sticka, J; Cash, M; Hirsch, R. Pediatric Cardiology. 2016; 37:575-581.

Management of a child with pulmonary arterial hypertension presenting with systemic hypertension. Flores, S; Daily, J; Pratap, JN; Cash, MC; Hirsch, R. Cardiology in the Young. 2016; 26:378-381.