Allison A. Divanovic, MD

Associate Director, Fetal Heart Program

Co-director, Medical Student/Resident Education

Academic Affiliations

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-3867

Fax 513-636-9747



Pediatric cardiology; fetal and neonatal cardiology; echocardiography


Echocardiographic predictors of cardiac involvement in the fetus with twin-twin transfusion syndrome; risk factors for intrauterine fetal demise in the fetus with congenital heart disease; improvement in the prenatal identification of fetal coarctation; prediction of atrial septal restriction in the fetus with HLHS

Allison A. Divanovic, MD, is an assistant professor of pediatrics with the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and is currently the co-director of Medical Student and Resident Education in the Heart Institute.

A native of Cincinnati, Dr. Divanovic has completed all of her medical training locally, starting with medical school at the University of Cincinnati. She completed both her pediatric residency and cardiology fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. In addition to her three year cardiology fellowship, she completed a fourth year of training in order to gain further expertise in fetal echocardiography, transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography, and neonatal cardiology.

Dr. Divanovic has been an attending staff member in the Heart Institute at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center since 2009. Her academic interests include identifying factors that affect outcome in the setting of fetal congenital heart disease, improving the diagnosis of coarctation and hypoplastic left heart syndrome with restrictive atrial septum prior to birth and the cost effectiveness of referrals for murmur evaluations in children. In addition, Dr. Divanovic worked with the Ohio State Legislature to help pass into law the bill which led to the requirement for pulse oximetry screening in all Ohio newborns.

Dr. Divanovic has been active in the pediatric and cardiology communities as a member of the American Heart Association, American Society of Echocardiography and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

MD: Univeristy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

Fellowship: Pediatric Cardiology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

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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.

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.  

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.

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.

Hangge P, Cnota JF, Woo JG, Hinton AC, Divanovic AA, Manning PB, Ittenbach RF, Hinton RB. Microcephaly is Associated with Early Adverse Neurologic Outcomes in Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. Pediatr Res. 2013 Jul;74(1):61-7. 

Statile CJ, Cnota JF, Gomien S, Divanović A, Crombleholme T, Michelfelder E. The Relationship between Estimated Cardiac Output and Cardiovascular Profile Score in High Output Lesions in the Fetus. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Jan:41(1):54-8.

Divanović A, Witte D, Michelfelder E. A Fetus with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and Tricuspid Stenosis with Evolving Hydrops Fetalis. Pediatr Cardiol. 2012 Oct;33(7):1210-12.

Sheridan RM, Michelfelder EC, Choe KA, Divanovic A, Ware S, Liu C, Stanek JW. Ductus Arteriosus Aneurysm with Massive Thrombosis of Pulmonary Artery. Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2012 Jan-Feb;15(1):79-85.

Divanović A, Cnota J, Ittenbach R, Tan X, Border W, Crombleholme T, Michelfelder E. Characterization of Diastolic Dysfunction in Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome: Association between Doppler Findings and Ventricular Hypertrophy. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2011 Aug;24(8):834-40.

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. 2011 Apr;141(4):988-94.