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Director, Ventricular Assist Device Program

Associate Chair of Quality, Outcomes

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



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My Biography & Research

Clinical Interests

Advanced heart failure; cardiopulmonary bypass mediated myocardial dysfunction; novel uses of pediatric VADs; cardiomyopathy; mechanical circulatory support and transplant

Research Interests

Myocardial remodeling

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Cardiomyopathy, Heart Failure, Heart, Cardio-Oncology, Fontan Management, Heart

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My Education

MD: Creighton University Medical School, Omaha, NE, 1998.

Residency: The Children’s Hospital, Denver, CO, 2001.

Fellowship: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2004; University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI, 2006.

Certifications: American Board of Pediatrics, 2001; American Board of Pediatrics, Sub-Board of Pediatric Cardiology, 2004; American Board of Pediatrics, Sub-Board of Pediatric Critical Care, 2006.

My Publications

Marked Practice Variation in Antithrombotic Care with the Berlin Heart EXCOR Pediatric Ventricular Assist Device. May, LJ; Lorts, A; VanderPluym, C; Conway, J; Massicotte, MP; Millar, MM; Steiner, ME; Rosenthal, DN. ASAIO Journal. 2019; 65:731-737.

A learning health network for pediatric liver transplantation: Inaugural meeting report from the Starzl Network for Excellence in Pediatric Transplantation. Squires, JE; Logan, B; Lorts, A; Haskell, H; Sisaithong, K; Pillari, T; Szolna, J; Dodd, D; Gonzalez-Peralta, RP; Hsu, E; et al. Pediatric Transplantation. 2019; 23.

How small can you go? A 2.5-kg infant with pulmonary atresia and coronary atresia bridged to cardiac transplantation with a paracorporeal-continuous flow ventricular assist device. Villa, CR; Lorts, A; Riggs, KW; Alten, J; Morales, DL. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2019; 158:e67-e69.

Outcomes of children supported with an intracorporeal continuous-flow left ventricular assist system. VanderPluym, CJ; Adachi, I; Niebler, R; Griffiths, E; Fynn-Thompson, F; Chen, S; O'Connor, MJ; Machado, D; Hawkins, B; Bleiweis, MS; et al. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. 2019; 38:385-393.

Third Annual Pediatric Interagency Registry for Mechanical Circulatory Support (Pedimacs) Report: Preimplant Characteristics and Outcomes. Morales, DL S; Rossano, JW; VanderPluym, C; Lorts, A; Cantor, R; St Louis, JD; Koeh, D; Sutcliffe, DL; Adachi, I; Kirklin, JK; et al. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2019; 107:993-1004.

Can virtual heart transplantation via 3-dimensional imaging increase the maximum acceptable donor size?. Szugye, NA; Lorts, A; Zafar, F; Taylor, M; Morales, DL S; Moore, RA. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. 2019; 38:331-333.

Cardiac Networks United: an integrated paediatric and congenital cardiovascular research and improvement network. Gaies, M; Anderson, J; Kipps, A; Lorts, A; Madsen, N; Marino, B; Costello, JM; Brown, D; Jacobs, JP; Kasnic, D; et al. Cardiology in the Young. 2019; 29:111-8.

First Use of HeartMate 3 in a Failing Fontan Circulation. Lorts, A; Villa, C; Riggs, KW; Broderick, J; Morales, DL S. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2018; 106:e233-e234.

The Right Tool for the Right Job: Bridging a Failing Fontan to Transplant. Riggs, KW; Lorts, A; Villa, CR; Tweddell, J; III, BR; Morales, DL S. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2018; 106:e145-e146.

Worldwide Experience of a Durable Centrifugal Flow Pump in Pediatric Patients. Conway, J; Miera, O; Adachi, I; Maeda, K; Eghtesady, P; Henderson, HT; Guleserian, K; Fan, CP S; Kirk, R; Canter, CE; et al. Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2018; 30:327-335.