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Chitra Ravishankar

Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Associate Director of Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Program, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Attending in Pediatric Cardiology (including heart failure/transplant), The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Pediatrics

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Division of Cardiology
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
34th & Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 267-425-6116
Fax: 215-590-4620
University of Bombay, India, 1989.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern and Resident in Pediatrics, Seth G.S. Medical College, Bombay, India, 1989-1992.
Cardiology Resident, Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, London, 1993-1994.
Pediatric Resident, Northern Yorkshire , England, 1994-1995.
Pediatric Resident, St. Thomas Hospital, London, England, 1994-1994.
Cardiology Fellow, Birmingham Children's Hospital, England, 1995-1996.
PL3 Pediatric Resident, Schneider Children's Hospita, Long Island, NY, 1996-1997.
Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, 1997-2000.
Senior Fellow, Cardiac Intensive Care and Thoracic Organ Transplantation, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2000-2000.
MRCP-Member of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom, 1994.
American Board of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics) Recertified: 2014., 1997.
Subboard in Pediatric Cardiology Recertified 2007, 2000.
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Selected Publications

Burch PT, Ravishankar C, Newburger JW, Lambert LM, Pemberton VL, Granger S, Floh AA, Anderson JB, Garick D, Hill KD, Oster ME, Lewis AB, Schumacher KR, Zyblewiski SC, Davies RR, Jacobs JP, Lai WW, Minich LL: Longitudinal assessment of growth six years after the Norwood operation: Results from the single ventricle reconstruction trial. J. Pediatr Page: 270-274, January 2017.

Downing TE, Allen KY, Glatz AC, Rogers LS, Ravishankar C, Rychik J, Fuller S, Montenegro LM, Steven JM, Spray TL, Nicolson SC, Gaynor JW, Goldberg DJ: Long-Term Mortality after the Fontan Operation: 20 Years of Experience at a Single Center. J.Thorac. Cardiovasc Surg (Accepted for publication) 2017.

Gardner MM, Mercer-Rosa L, Bates KE, Stagg A, Natarajan S, Szwast A, Tang J, Fuller S, Mascio C, Fleck D, Torowicz DL, Giglia TM, Rome JJ, Ravishankar C: Impact of home monitoring program on interstage mortality and stage II outcomes. poster presentation at the ACC 2017.

Zak V, Hsu DP, Pemberton VL, Levine JC, Atz AM, Cnota JF, Ravishankar C, Barker P, Lambert LM, McCrindle BW, Frommelt MA, Altmann K, Chen S, Williams RV: Pediatric Heart Network Investigators: Translating clinical trials into clinical practice: A survey assessing the potential impact of the Pediatric Heart Network Infant Single Ventricle Trial. Cardiol Young, in press 2017.

Butto A, Rossano JW, Nandi D, Ravishankar C, Lin K, O'Connor M, Shaddy RE, Pirouz S.: Peak troponin is associated with death and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in Pediatric myocarditis. National meeting of the ISHLT (accepted) 2017.

Pasquali SK, Ravishankar C, Romano JC, Kane K, Viers S. Kennedy A, Burnham N, Lowery R, Uzark K, Retzloff L, Rome JJ, Rossano JW, Charpie JR, Spray TL, Gaies MG, Ohye RG, Gaynor JW: Design and initial results of a programme for routine stantardised longitudinal follow-up after congenital heart surgery. Cardiol Young 26(8): 1590-1596, Dec 2016.

Patel JK, Glatz AC, Ghosh RM, Jones SM, Ravishankar C, Mascio C, Cohen MS.: Transesophageal echocardiography in the identification of postoperative intramural ventricular septal defects J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 152(3): 688-695, September 2016.

Ravishankar C: L-Transposition of the Great Arteries. Pediatr Crit Care Med 17(8 Supplement 1): S344-S346, August 2016.

Fuller S, Ravishankar C: Acquired and congenital coronary artery diseases. Pediatr Crict Care Med 17(8 Supplement 1): S356-S361, August 2016.

Gaies M, Pasquali S, Donohue J, Dimick J, Limbach S, Burnham N, Ravishankar C, Ohye R, Gaynor JW, Mascio C.: Seminal postoperative complications and mode of death after pediatric cardiac surgery. Ann Thorac Surg 102(2): 628-635, August 2016.

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