Holly M. Ippisch, MD, MS

Academic Affiliations

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-4432

Fax 513-636-3952

Email holly.ippisch@cchmc.org


Echocardiography; congenital heart disease; preventive cardiology; pediatric obesity


Non-Invasive cardiac imaging modalities and techniques; cardiovascular effects of pediatric obesity; cardiovascular effects of exercise

Holly M. Ippisch, MD, has been an attending staff member of the Division of Cardiology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, since 2005.

Dr. Ippisch's clinical subspecialty interests include echocardiography, congenital heart disease, preventive cardiology and pediatric obesity. She has clinics for the treatment of hyperlipidemia and hypertension.

Dr. Ippisch is a native of Ohio and completed her medical degree at Wright State University. She completed her pediatric internship and residency at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital in Loma Linda, California and completed her pediatric cardiology fellowship at Cincinnati Children's.

Dr. Ippisch's academic research interests relate to echocardiography, preventive cardiology, and pediatric obesity. She is a faculty member of the Cardiovascular Imaging Core Research Laboratory. She has given several presentations at national meetings relating to both the cardiac effects of pediatric obesity and to newer imaging modalities such as color M-mode and tissue Doppler imaging for assessing diastolic function. She is also a reviewer for the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography.

Dr. Ippisch is also a cardiologist for the multidisciplinary Comprehensive Weight Management Center team. As part of this team she evaluates and treats cardiovascular diseases in extremely overweight adolescents before and after bariatric surgery. She is also a research cardiologist for the CWMC Team with special interests in scientific studies related to this population.

Dr. Ippisch is an alumni of the National Institutes of Health funded Master's Training Program. As part of this competitive program Dr. Ippisch concurrently completed a Master of Epidemiology Fellowship at the University of Cincinnati while attending her Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship at Cincinnati Children's. She has established collaborative relationships with faculty at the University of Cincinnati Department of Environmental Health.

Dr. Ippisch is an active member of the cardiology community. She is a member of the American Society of Echocardiography, Society of Pediatric Echocardiography, American Heart Association and Council of Cardiovascular Disease in the Young.

Dr. Ippisch is also active in community service as the volunteer associate medical director for the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon which is an event partially sponsored by Cincinnati Children's.

BS: Wright State University, Biology, Dayton, OH, 1990.

MD: Wright State University, Dayton, OH, 1997.

Residency: Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA, 1997 – 2000.

Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, 2001 – 2004.

Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, 2004 – 2005.

MS: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2006.

Certification: Board Certified Pediatrics, Board Eligible Pediatric Cardiology.

Additional Certification: Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS).

Licensure: State Medical Board of Ohio.

View PubMed Publications

Crowley DI, Khoury PR, Urbina EM, Ippisch HM, Kimball TR. Cardiovascular Impact of the Pediatric Obesity Epidemic: Higher Left Ventricular Mass is Related to Higher Body Mass Index. J Pediatr. 2010 Dec 11.

Shah AS, Khoury PR, Dolan LM, Ippisch HM, Urbina EM, Daniels SR, Kimball TR. The effects of obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus on cardiac structure and function in adolescents and young adults. Diabetologia. 2010 Nov 18.

Ippisch HM, Kimball TR. Anomalous origin of the right coronary artery from the left ventricle. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2010 Feb;23(2):222.e1-2.

Ippisch HM, Inge TH, Daniels SR, Wang B, Khoury PR, Witt SA, Glascock BJ, Garcia VF, Kimball TR. Reversibility of cardiac abnormalities in morbidly obese adolescents. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2008 Apr 8;51(14):1342-8.

Ippisch HM, Kimball TR. The impact of evolving hand-carried echocardiographic technology on outpatient physical examination accuracy in pediatric cardiology. Congenit Heart Dis. 2007 May;2(3):170-8.

Hao M, Ippisch HM, Cook RS, Perry DJ, Gottliebson WM, Hirsch R, Kimball TR. Implementation of an objective testing system in noninvasive cardiac imaging for evaluation of pediatric cardiology fellows. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2007 Oct;20(10):1211-8.

Ippisch HM, Border WL, Witt SA, Glascock BJ, Khoury PR, Kimball TR. Diastolic function in obese children assessed by tissue Doppler imaging. 52nd Annual Scientific Sessions of the American College of Cardiology. Chicago, IL. March 31, 2003.

Ippisch HM, Kimball TR. Hand-carried cardiac ultrasound compared to conventional ultrasound for the evaluation of congenital heart disease. 14th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Society of Echocardiography. Las Vegas, NV. June 13, 2003.

Ippisch HM, Witt SA, Border WL, Glascock BJ, Khoury PR, Daniels SR, Kimball TR. Does a Weight Loss Reduction Program Improve Cardiac Dysfunction in Obese Children? American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions. Orlando, Florida. November 12th, 2003.

Ippisch HM, Witt SA, Glascock BJ, Mays W, Knecht S, Forment Y, Claytor R, Knilans TK, Daniels SR, Kimball TR. Do Cardiac Function and Exercise Performance Change In Obese Children Following Participation In A Weight Loss Program? 15th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Society of Echocardiography.  San Diego, CA. June 28th, 2004.