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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

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.

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.

Achuff BJ, Elias MD, O'Connor MJ, Ittenbah RF, Ravishankar C, Nicolson SC, Spray TL, Fuller S, Gaynor JW: Risk Factors of Motaality in Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit Patients Managed with Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in a Contemporary Cohort. Poster Presentation at the 65th Annual Scientific Session of the ACC, Chicago, IL ACC April 2016.

Elias MD, Achuff BJ, Ittenbach RF, Ravishankar C, Spray TL, Fuller S, Mongenegro LM, Gaynor JW, O'Connor MJ: Long-Term Outcomes of Pediatric Cardiac Patients Supported by Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. Poster Presentation at the 65th Annual Scientific Session of the ACC, Chicago, IL. ACC April 2016.

Downing TE, Allen KY, Goldberg DJ, Rogers LS, Ravishankar C, Rychik, J, Fuller S, Montenegro LM, Steven JM, Spray TL, Nicolson SC, Gaynor JW Glatz AC: Beyond the Fontan: Surgical and Catheter Based Reinterventions are Common in Long-Term Single Ventricle Survivors. Moderated poster presentation at the 65th Annual Scientific Session of the ACC, Chicago, IL. ACC April 2016.

Burch P, Ravishankar C, Newburger J, Lambert L, Pemberton V, Suzanne G, Floh, A, Andersn J, Hill G, Hill K, Oster M, Davies R, Jacobs J, Lai W, Lewis A, Schumacher K, Zyblewski S, Minich LA: For the Pediatric Heart Network Investigators. Longitudinal Assessment of Growth 6 Years after the Norwood Operation: Results from the Single Ventricle Reconstruction Trial. Poster Presentation at the 65th Annual Scientific Session of the ACC, Chicago, IL. ACC April 2016.

Nandi D, Edwards L, O'Connor MJ, Lin KY, Ravishankar C, Paridon S, Deepchand AI, Shaddy RE, Rossano JW: Pediatric heart transplant donor and recipient factors associated with death or re-transplantation by one year. Poster Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the ISHLT, Washington, DC April 2016.

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