My favorite part of my clinical time is spent face-to-face talking with patients and their families, learning about their lives outside the hospital and teaching them about the nature of their medical problems.
Hank Wirth, MD

About

Biography

I am a cardiology fellow at Cincinnati Children’s, treating children and young adults with heart conditions and general pediatric problems. My favorite part of my clinical time is spent face-to-face talking with patients and their families, learning about their lives outside the hospital and teaching them about the nature of their medical problems.

In my clinical fellowship in pediatric cardiology, I treat some of the sickest and most medically complex patients in our hospital. I rely on my understanding of physiology to develop care plans and follow patients from as early as their prenatal life until their adult years.

When I’m not working, I enjoy digging large holes in my backyard, playing pick-up basketball and spending time with my family. I also like watching my daughter grow and learn to be a toddler.

MD: Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC.

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

Interests

Pediatric cardiology; general pediatrics

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Publications

Abstract 12362: High Rates of Mortality in Uganda Following Acute Rheumatic Fever: Findings From a Community-Based Prospective Cohort Study. Wirth, SH; Pulle, J; Seo, JD; Nakagaayi, D; Sable, C; Bowen, AC; Parks, T; Carapetis, J; Okello, E; Beaton, AZ; et al. Circulation. 2023; 148.

Increasing Use of the Right Ventricle-to-Pulmonary Artery Shunt for Stage 1 Palliation. Wirth, SH; Heydarian, HC; Marcuccio, E; Tepe, BE; Stein, LH; Hill, GD. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2023; 115:1229-1236.

Cardiac Tamponade Related to a Large Pericardial Mass in a Female with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. Wirth, SH; Pater, CM; Wells, D; Tretter, JT; Hahn, E; Morales, DL S; Powell, AW. World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Hearth Surgery. 2023; 14:246-248.

Abstract 15393: Low Risk of Rheumatic Heart Disease Among Children Found to Have an Alternate Diagnosis to Acute Rheumatic Fever in a High Risk Setting. Pulle, J; Ndagire, E; Fall, N; Nakagaayi, D; Okello, E; Rwebembera, J; Sable, CA; Sarnacki, R; Wirth, S; Carapetis, J; et al. Circulation. 2022; 146:a15393.

Rheumatic Heart Disease in the United States: Forgotten But Not Gone: Results of a 10 Year Multicenter Review. de Loizaga, SR; Arthur, L; Arya, B; Beckman, B; Belay, W; Brokamp, C; Choi, NH; Connolly, S; Dasgupta, S; Dibert, T; et al. Journal of the American Heart Association: Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease. 2021; 10:e020992.

Association of household food insecurity and childhood weight status in a low-income population. Wirth, SH; Palakshappa, D; Brown, CL. Clinical obesity. 2020; 10:e12401.

Feasibility and Impact of a Student-Led, Semi-Structured, Near-Peer Student Guides Program on Navigating Through Medical School. Laurence, CE; Jones, JR; Stone, SN; Moses-Hampton, M; Yates, SJ; Khalil, ME; Callese, TE; Kaye, SP; Wirth, SH; Keskinyan, VS; et al. Medical Science Educator. 2020; 30:457-466.