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Pediatric Cardiologist, Preventative Cardiology

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



Board Certified

About Me


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.

Clinical Interests

Echocardiography; congenital heart disease; preventive cardiology; pediatric obesity

Research Interests

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

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Surgical Weight Loss, Preventive Cardiology, Coronary Artery Defects

My Locations

My Education

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.

My Publications

Hypertriglyceridemia Induced Pancreatitis: Inpatient Management at a Single Pediatric Institution. Ippisch, HM; Alfaro-Cruz, L; Fei, L; Zou, Y; Thompson, T; Abu-El-Haija, M. Pancreas. 2020; 49:429-434.

Pediatric hypertriglyceridemia induced pancreatitis: Experience from one large institution. Ippisch, H; Cruz, L; Fei, L; Yuanshu, Z; Thompson, T; Abu-El-Haija, M. Pancreatology. 2017; 17.