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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

Contact information
Division of Cardiology
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
34th & Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 267-425-6116
Fax: 215-590-4620
Education:
MBBS
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.
Certifications
MRCP-Member of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom, 1994.
American Board of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics), 1997.
Subboard in Pediatric Cardiology, 2000.
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Selected Publications

Murphy MO, Glatz AC, Goldberg DJ, Rogers LS, Ravishankar C, Nicolson SC, Steven JM, Fuller S, Spray TL, Gaynor JW: Management of early Fontan failure: A single-institution experience. (in press). Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2014.

Wellen Sl, Glatz AC, Gillespie MJ, Ravishankar C, Cohen MC: Transthoracic echocardiography accurately predicts recoarctation of the aorta after the Norwood procedure. Accepted for publication in Am. J. Card. 2014.

Avitable CM, Goldberg DJ, Dodds K, Dori Y, Ravishankar C, Rychik J: A Multifaceted Approach to the Management of Plastic Bronchitis after Cavopulmonary Palliation. Accepted for publication in Ann Thorac Surg 2014.

Too many to list: ISHLT Guidelines for the Care of Pediatric Heart Failure: Monograph Series. Contributed to Sections on Single Ventricle CHD and postoperative LV dysfunction (Accepted for publication). Monograph series for the ISHLT 2014.

Rossano JW, Miller KD, O'Connor MJ, Lin KY, Mascio CE, Rame E, Gaynor JW, Ravishankar C, Shaddy RE: Use and Outcomes of Mechanical Circulatory Support for Mycarditis in Pediatric and Adult Patients in the United States. Poster presentation at the 34th Annual Meeting of the ISHLT, April 11-14 2014,San Diego. n/a 2014.

Rossano JW, Goldberg DJ, Fuller S, Ravishankar C, Montenegro LM, Gaynor JW: Bridge to Transplant with Total Artificial Heart in the Failing Fontan Circulation. Accepted for publication in Ann Thorac Surg 2014.

Burch PT, Gerstenberger E, Ravishankar C, Hehir DA, Davies RR, Colan SD, Sleeper LA, Newburger JW, Clabby ML, Williams IA, Li JS, Uzark K, Cooper DS, Lambert LM, Pemberton VL, Pike NA, Anderson JB, Dunbar-Masterson C, Khaikiin S, Zyblewski SC, Minich L: Longitudinal assessment of growth in hypoplastic left heart syndrome: results of the Single Ventricle Reconstruction Trial (Accepted by JAHA). JAHA 2014.

Burch P, Anderson J, Sleeper L, Newburger JW, Williams IA, Gerstenberger E, Cooper D, Ravishankar C, Clabby M, Hehir DE, Li J, Dunbar-Masterson C, Lambert L, Pemberton VL, Pike N, Uzark K, Davies R, Zyblewski S, Khaikin S, Minich L: For the Pediatric Heart Network Investigators: Factors Affecting Growth from Birth to Norwood Discharge: Results from the Single Ventricle Reconstruction Trial. Poster presentation at the 6th World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, February 17-22, South Africa. n/a 2013.

Murphy O. M, Glatz C. A, Goldberg J. D, Rogers S. L, Ravishankar C, Nicolson C. S, Steven M. J, Fuller S, Spray L. T, and Gaynor W J : Management of Early Fontan Failure: A Single Institution Experience Oral presentation at the annual meeting of the European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery, October 6-9 2013, Vienna n/a 2013.

McCandless KV, Ravishankar C, Lin KY, Mohamad Z, Kaufman BD, Shaddy RE, Zaoutis TE, Rossano, JW : Hospital charges, length of stay, and outcomes of hospital readmissions in the first two years after Pediatric heart transplantation. Oral presentation at the 33rd Annual meeting of the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, April 24-27, 2013, Montreal. n/a 2013.

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