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Medical Director, Outpatient Services

Medical Director, Consult Service

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



Board Certified

"My practice and my philosophy of care are all about putting patients and their families at the center of care. I believe in speaking to children at their level."

About Me


As a pediatric cardiologist, I practice general clinical cardiology as well as fetal cardiology. I treat children, adolescents and young adults who have congenital heart disease, syncope, chest pain and other issues. I also interpret echocardiography and fetal echocardiography imaging tests. I serve as the medical director for both Outpatient Services and Consult Services.

I have always loved medicine and always knew I wanted to be a pediatrician. I come from a long line of teachers, and interacting with children always came easily to me. My interest in cardiology is related to my love of physics, math and photography – the heart just makes sense to me.

My practice and my philosophy of care are all about putting patients and their families at the center of care. I believe in speaking to children at their level. As they become adults, I help them transition into being their own caretakers. I make myself available to families whenever they have questions, often answering MyChart questions whenever they pop up. I also believe in bringing care as close to the family as possible, such as with a mobile care clinic.

I strive to be friendly and available to my patients and their families, and I’m honored to have been on Cincinnati Magazine’s Best Doctors list since the first year after my fellowship.

In addition to helping my patients, I’m engaged in research. Most of my research time is spent on clinic processes and standardization of care. The goal is to make sure patients see a consistent approach across many different providers and get good value of care.

Outside the hospital, I enjoy spending time with my family. I’m a father of three, an avid salt-water fisherman and a Green Bay Packers fanatic.

Clinical Interests

Pediatric cardiology; fetal cardiology; echocardiography; fetal echocardiography; Cardiology Consult Service; General Cardiology Outpatient Clinic

Research Interests

Echocardiography; fetal cardiology; value of care; quality improvement

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Cardiac MRI, Heart

My Locations

  • Anderson


    7495 State Road
    Suite 355
    Cincinnati, Ohio 45255

My Education

Undergrad: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 2002.

MD: Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA, 2006.

Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2009.

Fellowship: Pediatric Cardiology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2012.

Advanced Fellowship: Fetal Cardiology/Imaging, 2013.

Additional Training: Intermediate Improvement Science Series, 2015; Advanced Improvement Methodology, 2017; Core Leadership Program, 2019.

My Publications

Surgical Timing and Outcomes of Unilateral Versus Bilateral Superior Cavopulmonary Anastomosis: An Analysis of Pediatric Heart Network Public Databases. Shuler, JM; Statile, C; Heydarian, H; Lehenbauer, DG; Hill, GD. Pediatric Cardiology. 2021; 42:662-667.

Using Quality Improvement Methodology to Standardize Doppler Acquisition in a Pediatric Cardiology Echocardiography Laboratory. Hahn, E; Taylor, M; Duncan, N; Statile, A; Brown, J; Hill, G; Statile, C. Pediatric Quality and Safety. 2021; 6.

Implementation of a Pediatric Chest Pain Local Consensus Guideline Decreases the Total Tests Performed Without Negatively Affecting the Yield of Abnormal Cardiac Results. Powell, AW; Pater, CM; Chin, C; Wittekind, SG; Mays, WA; Anderson, JB; Statile, CJ. Pediatric Cardiology. 2020; 41:1580-1586.

Myocardial Dysfunction Is Independently Associated With Mortality in Pediatric Septic Shock. Lautz, AJ; Wong, HR; Ryan, TD; Statile, CJ. Critical Care Explorations. 2020; 2.

Health literacy and caregiver understanding in the CHD population. Rodts, ME; Unaka, NI; Statile, CJ; Madsen, NL. Cardiology in the Young. 2020; 30:1439-1444.

Physician variation in ordering of transthoracic echocardiography in outpatient pediatric cardiac clinics. Stern, KW D; McCracken, CE; Gillespie, SE; Lang, SM; Statile, CJ; Lopez, L; Verghese, GR; Choueiter, NF; Sachdeva, R. Echocardiography. 2020; 37:1056-1064.

Pulmonary venous Doppler patterns and midterm outcomes in fetuses with left-sided obstructive lesions and restrictive atrial septum. Schneider, K; Hahn, E; Statile, C; Hirsch, R; Khoury, PR; Cnota, J; Divanovic, A. Prenatal Diagnosis. 2020; 40:776-784.

Resource utilisation in paediatric patients with secundum atrial septal defects. Ziebell, DS; Ghaleb, S; Anderson, J; Statile, CJ. Cardiology in the Young. 2020; 30:383-387.

1566: MYOCARDIAL DYSFUNCTION IN PEDIATRIC SEPTIC SHOCK: PERSEVERE II RISK AND MORTALITY. Lautz, A; Wong, H; Ryan, T; Statile, C. Critical Care Medicine. 2020; 48:759-759.

Short-term results in infants with multiple left heart obstructive lesions. Steele, JM; Komarlu, R; Worley, S; Alsaied, T; Statile, C; Erenberg, FG. Congenital Heart Disease. 2019; 14:1193-1198.