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Director, Cardiology Fellowship Program

Pediatric Cardiologist, Heart Failure & Transplantation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Board Certified

My Biography & Research


Ivan Wilmot, MD, graduated summa cum laude from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in zoology. 

In 1998 he began medical school at Emory University. His general pediatrics residency training took place at the Emory Affiliated Hospitals from 2002 to 2006. He completed his pediatric cardiology fellowship training from 2006 to 2009, and advanced fellowship in heart failure and transplant from 2009 to 2010.

His clinical and research interests focus on heart failure, cardiac transplantation and mechanical circulatory support (MCS).

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Clinical Interests

Advanced heart failure; transplantation; mechanical circulatory support and transplant; cardiomyopathy; quality of life

Research Interests

Care of children with advanced heart failure requiring mechanical circulatory support; quality of life in children with heart failure; transplant and mechanical circulatory support (MCS); advanced strain imaging in evaluation of ventricular function in pediatric heart transplant patients; novel tools in pediatric cardiology trainee education

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Cardiomyopathy, Heart Failure, Cardio-Oncology, Heart, Neuromuscular Disorders

Research Divisions

Cardiology, Heart

My Locations

My Education

BS: Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, 1998.

MD: Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, 2002.

Residency: Emory Affiliated Hospitals, Atlanta, GA, 2005; Chief Resident: Emory Affiliated Hospitals, Atlanta, GA, 2006.

Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, TX, 2009.

Advanced Fellowship: Heart Failure and Transplant, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, TX, 2010.

Certification: American Board of Pediatrics; American Board of Pediatrics Sub-board of Pediatric Cardiology.

My Publications

Fontan-associated protein-losing enteropathy and post‒heart transplant outcomes: A multicenter study. Schumacher, KR; Yu, S; Butts, R; Castleberry, C; Chen, S; Edens, E; Godown, J; Johnson, J; Kemna, M; Lin, K; et al. Journal of Heart Transplantation. 2019; 38:17-25.

Myocarditis and Pericarditis. Jefferies, JL; Wilmot, I. In: Shah SS; Ratner AJ; Kemper AR, Ed. Pediatric Infectious Diseases: Essentials for Practice, 2nd Edition. New York: McGraw Hill Professional; 2018.

Quality of Life and Psychosocial Care in Pediatric Heart Failure. Wilmot, I; Marino, BS. Heart Failure in the Child and Young Adult: From Bench to Bedside. 2018.

Pediatric Heart Transplantation Long-Term Survival in Different Age and Diagnostic Groups: Analysis of a National Database. Alsaied, T; Khan, MS; Rizwan, R; Zafar, F; Castleberry, CD; III, BR; Wilmot, I; Chin, C; Jefferies, JL; Morales, DL. World journal for pediatric & congenital heart surgery. 2017; 8:337-345.

Dilated Cardiomyopathy and Cardioskeletal Involvement. Wilmot, I; Jefferies, JL; Ryan, TD. Cardioskeletal Myopathies in Children and Young Adults. 2017.

Heart transplantation in pediatric patient with Noonan syndrome. Kotlukova, NP; Zaklyazminskaya, EV; Wilmot, I. Clinical and Experimental Surgery. 2017; 5:65-70.

Right sided heart failure and pulmonary hypertension: New insights into disease mechanisms and treatment modalities. Drogalis-Kim, D; Jefferies, J; Wilmot, I; Alejos, J. Progress in Pediatric Cardiology. 2016; 43:71-80.

Health-related quality of life in children with heart failure as perceived by children and parents. Wilmot, I; Cephus, CE; Cassedy, A; Kudel, I; Marino, BS; Jefferies, JL. Cardiology in the Young. 2016; 26:885-893.

Arrhythmic Burden and Ambulatory Monitoring of Pediatric Patients with Cardiomyopathy. Czosek, RJ; Jefferies, JL; Khoury, PR; Anderson, JB; Wilmot, I; Knilans, TK; Spar, DS. PACE - Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology. 2016; 39:443-451.