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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
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), 1997.
Subboard in Pediatric Cardiology, 2000.
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Selected Publications

Ravishankar C, Gerstenberger E, Atz AM, Affolter J, Bradley T, Menon S, Schumacher K, Sleeper LA, Gaynor JW, Goldstein B, Henderson H, Jacobs J, Lewis AB, Dunbar-Masterson C, Pemberton VL, Petit C, Pike N, Pizarro C, Williams IA, Newburger JW for the Pediatric Heart Network. : Factors Associated with Fontan Length of Stay: Results from the Single Ventricle Reconstruction Trial. (Accepted for Poster Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the AHA, November 2014). AHA November 2014.

Patel, JK, Ghosh RM, Glatz AC, Ravishankar C, Mascio CE, Spray TL, Cohen MS: Intramural Ventricular Septal Defects after Repair of Conotruncal Anomalies are Associated with Postoperative Morbidity. (Accepted for Poster Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the AHA, November 2014). AHA November 2014.

Miller TA, Zak V, Shrader P, Ravishankar C, Pemberton VL, Newburger JW, Shillingford AJ, Lambert LM, Sanaes R, Richmond ME, Cnota JF, Hus DT, Miller SG, Zyblewski SC, Williams RV: Growth Asymmetry, Head Circumference and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Infants with Single Ventricles. (Accepted for Poster Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the AHA, November 2014). AHA November 2014.

Rossano JW, Goldberg DJ, Fuller S, Ravishankar C, Montenegro LM, Gaynor JW: Successful Use of the Total Artificial Heart in the Failing Fontan Circulation. Ann Thorac Surg 97(4): 1438-40, April 2014.

Gaynor JW, Kim DS, Arrington CB, Atz AM, Bellinger DC, Burt AA, Ghanayem NS, Jacobs JP, Lee TM, Lewis AB, Mahle WT, Marino BS, Miller SG, Newburger JW, Pizarro C, Ravishankar C, Santani AB, Wilder NS, Jarvik, GP, Mital S, Russell MW: Validation of Association of the Apolipoprotein E e2 Allele with Neurodevelopmental Dysfunction after Cardiac Surgery in Neonataes and Infants. (Oral Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the AATS). J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg April 2014.

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.

Ravishankar C: Contributed to Sections on Single Ventricle Heart Failure, Congenital Heart Disease and Perioperative Heart Failure. In: ISHLT Guidelines for the Care of Pediatric Heart Failure: Monograph Series. Kirk R, Dipochand AI and Rosenthal D, eds. (eds.). 8, 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.

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