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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 Locations

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

Investigation of de novo variation in pediatric cardiomyopathy. Parrott, A; Khoury, PR; Shikany, AR; Lorts, A; Villa, CR; Miller, EM. American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part C: Seminars in Medical Genetics. 2020; 184:116-123.

The total artificial heart in pediatrics: outcomes in an evolving field. Villa, CR; Moore, RA; Morales, DL; Lorts, A. Annals of cardiothoracic surgery. 2020; 9:104-109.

Thromboembolic Events Are Independently Associated with Liver Stiffness in Patients with Fontan Circulation. Alsaied, T; Possner, M; Lubert, AM; Trout, AT; Gandhi, JP; Garr, B; Palumbo, JS; Palermo, JJ; Lorts, A; Veldtman, GR; et al. Journal of Clinical Medicine. 2020; 9:418-418.

Expanding the donor pool for congenital heart disease transplant candidates by implementing 3D imaging-derived total cardiac volumes. Shugh, SB; Szugye, NA; Zafar, F; Riggs, KW; Villa, C; Lorts, A; Morales, DL S; Moore, RA. Pediatric Transplantation. 2020; 24.

Cost-utility of continuous-flow ventricular assist devices as bridge to transplant in pediatrics. Evers, PD; Villa, C; Wittekind, SG; Hobing, R; Morales, DL S; Lorts, A. Pediatric Transplantation. 2019; 23.

Relation of Magnetic Resonance Elastography to Fontan Failure and Portal Hypertension. Alsaied, T; Possner, M; Lubert, AM; Trout, AT; Szugye, C; Palermo, JJ; Lorts, A; Goldstein, BH; Veldtman, GR; Anwar, N; et al. American Journal of Cardiology. 2019; 124:1454-1459.

Profound Iron Deficiency Anemia and Irreversible Dilated Cardiomyopathy in a Child. Wittekind, SG; Martinez, HR; Villa, C; Bacon, M; Hammill, AM; Lorts, A. Case Reports in Cardiology. 2019; 2019:7513782-4.

Collaboration and new data in ACTION: a learning health care system to improve pediatric heart failure and ventricular assist device outcomes. Peng, DM; Rosenthal, DN; Zafar, F; Smyth, L; VanderPluym, CJ; Lorts, A. Translational pediatrics. 2019; 8:349-355.

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.