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Pediatric Cardiologist, Heart Failure & Transplantation
Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Children with severe heart disease once had few clinical options. While we’ve made many advances, it’s still critical that we improve therapeutic options and develop new approaches.
At Cincinnati Children’s, I care for children with complex medical needs and severe heart disease. This includes children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, RASopathies, and those in need of ventricular assist device therapy and heart transplant.
My research is focused on finding ways to provide care to children and young adults with heart disease who have limited access to advanced therapies.
Advanced heart failure; heart transplantation; cardiomyopathy; mechanical circulatory support
Ventricular assist device therapy; Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Cardiomyopathy, Rasopathy, Cardio-Oncology, Neuromuscular Cardiology, Neuromuscular Disorders
By Chet Villa, MD5/30/2019
MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 2007.
Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.
Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 2010; Pediatric Cardiology, 2014.
A novel method of donor‒recipient size matching in pediatric heart transplantation: A total cardiac volume‒predictive model.
Szugye, NA; Zafar, F; Ollberding, NJ; Villa, C; Lorts, A; Taylor, MD; Morales, DL S; Moore, RA.
Journal of Heart Transplantation.
Impact of mechanical circulatory support on pediatric heart transplant candidates with elevated pulmonary vascular resistance.
Thangappan, K; Morales, DL S; Vu, Q; Lehenbauer, D; Villa, C; Wittekind, S; Hirsch, R; Lorts, A; Zafar, F.
ABCs of Stroke Prevention: Improving Stroke Outcomes in Children Supported With a Ventricular Assist Device in a Quality Improvement Network.
Villa, CR; Vanderpluym, CJ.
Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.
Left Ventricular Magnetic Resonance Imaging Strain Predicts the Onset of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy-Associated Cardiomyopathy.
Siddiqui, S; Alsaied, T; Henson, SE; Gandhi, J; Patel, P; Khoury, P; Villa, C; Ryan, TD; Wittekind, SG; Lang, SM; et al.
Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging.
A Validated Model for Sudden Cardiac Death Risk Prediction in Pediatric Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.
Miron, A; Lafreniere-Roula, M; Steve Fan, C; Armstrong, KR; Dragulescu, A; Papaz, T; Manlhiot, C; Kaufman, B; Butts, RJ; Gardin, L; et al.
Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Use in Males with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and Severe Left Ventricular Dysfunction.
McCulloch, MA; Lal, AK; Knecht, K; Butts, RJ; Villa, CR; Johnson, JN; Conway, J; Bock, MJ; Schumacher, KR; Law, SP; et al.
Commentary: The tortoise and the hare: Does speed matter in pediatric VAD therapy?.
Villa, CR; Morales, DL S.
Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.
Risk Factors for Cardiac and Non-cardiac Causes of Death in Males with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
Wittlieb-Weber, CA; Knecht, KR; Villa, CR; Cunningham, C; Conway, J; Bock, MJ; Gambetta, KE; Lal, AK; Schumacher, KR; Law, SP; et al.
The Creation of a Pediatric Health Care Learning Network: The ACTION Quality Improvement Collaborative.
Lorts, A; Smyth, L; Gajarski, RJ; VanderPluym, CJ; Mehegan, M; Villa, CR; Murray, JM; Niebler, RA; Almond, CS; Thrush, P; et al.
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.
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