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S. Melissa Magness, MSN, APRN, CNP-AC

  • Nurse Practitioner, Heart Institute



Melissa has a long experience in working in pediatric cardiology as a nurse and most recently as a nurse practitioner. She has extensive experience in cardiac critical care. Most recently she has a special interest in caring children with pulmonary hypertension and their families. Melissa continues to partner with Dr. Russel Hirsch and Michelle Cash, CNP, in their clinical and research endeavors to improve care for children with pulmonary hypertension.

MSN: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2012.

BSN: Wright State University, Dayton, OH, 1991.

Certifications: Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Acute Care, 2012; Ohio Board of Nursing, 1991.


Pediatric cardiology; pulmonary arterial hypertension

Services and Specialties

Pulmonary Hypertension, Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia BPD


LONG-TERM EXERCISE OUTCOMES IN A CONTEMPORARY COHORT OF CHILDREN WITH CONGENITAL DIAPHRAGMATIC HERNIA AND PULMONARY HYPERTENSION. Miles, K; Powell, AW; Critser, P; Oneil, M; Geers, E; Cash, M; Mays, W; Magness, SM; Hirsch, R. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2022; 79.

Cost-Utility of Sildenafil for Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn. Evers, PD; Critser, PJ; Cash, M; Magness, M; Hoelle, S; Hirsch, R. American Journal of Perinatology. 2021; 38:1505-1512.

Pulmonary-to-Systemic Arterial Shunt to Treat Children With Severe Pulmonary Hypertension. Grady, RM; Canter, MW; Wan, F; Shmalts, AA; Coleman, RD; Beghetti, M; Berger, RM F; del Cerro Marin, MJ; Fletcher, SE; Hirsch, R; et al. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2021; 78:468-477.

Prognostic Value of Change in Cardiac Index After Prostacyclin Initiation in Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension. Evers, PD; Critser, PJ; Cash, M; Magness, M; Hirsch, R. Pediatric Cardiology. 2021; 42:116-122.

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