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Chitra Ravishankar, MBBS

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 covering "The Infant Single Ventricle Management and Monitoring Program", The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Attending in Pediatric Cardiology (including heart failure/transplant), The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Cardiology consultation service in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Cardiology lead for Global Patient Services, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Attending in Pediatric Cardiology for the Lymphatic service, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Division of Cardiology
3401 Civic Center Blvd.
Suite 8NW90 - Main Bldg.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 267-425-6116
Fax: 215-590-5825
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, England, 1993-1994.
Pediatric Resident, St. Thomas Hospital, London, England, 1994-1994.
Pediatric Resident, Dewsbury Hospital, Northern Yorkshire , England, 1994-1995.
Cardiology Registrar, Birmingham Children's Hospital, Birmingham, England, 1995-1996.
PL3 Pediatric Resident, Schneider Children's Hospital, Long Island, New York, 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: 2017, 2000.
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Selected Publications

Fleck, DF, Marino BS, Costello JM, Ravishankar C, Torowicz D, Alden C, Van’t Hof K, Medoff-Cooper B. : The REACH Protocol: An Innovative strategy for Home Management of Infants with Complex Congenital Heart Disease (Accepted for publication). Cardiol Young 28(7): 961-967, July 2018.

Mercer-Rosa L, Elci Ou, DeCost G, Ravishankar C, Mascio CE, Kawut SM, Goldmuntz E: Predictors of Length of Hospital Stay after Complete Repair for Tetralogy of Fallot: A prospective Cohort Study. J Am Heart Assoc 7 (11): 1-13, May 2018.

Marino BS, Tabbut S, MacLaren G, Hazinski MF, Adatia I, Atkins DL, Checchia PA, DeCaen A, Fink EL, Hoffman GM, Jeffreies JL, Kleinman M, Krawczeski CD, Licht DJ, Macrae D, Ravishankar C, Samson RA, Thiagarajan RR, Toms R, Tweddell J, Laussen PC; American Heart Association Congental Cardiac Defects Committee of Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing; Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Infants and Children with Cardiac Disease: A Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association Circ 137(22): e691-e782, May 2018.

O'Connor MJ, Miller K, Shaddy RE, Lin KY, Hanna BD, Ravishankar C, Rossano JW.: Disopyramide use in infants and children with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Cardiol Young 28(4): 530-535. April 2018.

O’Connor MJ,*, Glatz AC, Rossano JW, Shaddy RE, Ryan R, Ravishankar C, Fuller S, Mascio CE, Gaynor JW, Lin KY.: Cumulative Effect of Preoperative Risk Factors on Mortality after Pediatric Heart Transplantation Ann Thorac Surg S0003-4975 (18): 30538, April 2018.

Butto,A; Rossano, JW; Nandi, D; Ravishankar, C; Lin, KY; O'Connor, MJ; Shaddy, RE; Shamszad, P.: Elevated Troponin in the First 72 Hours of Hospitalization for Pediatric Viral Myocarditis is Associated with Death and ECMO: an Analysis of the PHIS+ Database Pediatr Card 10: 1871-2, April 2018.

Edelson JB, Rossano JW, Griffis H, DaI D, Faerber J, Ravishankar C, Mascio CE, Mercer-Rosa LM, Glatz AC, Lin KY.: Emergency Department Visits Among Children with Congenital Heart Disease in the United States from 2006 to 2014. Poster presentation at the Scientific Sessions of the American College of Cardiology, New Orleans, LA. Poster presentation, 67th Annual Session of the ACC March 2018.

Mejia EJ, O'Connor MJ, Lin KY, Dong L, Griffis H, Mascio CE, Shamszad P, Donoghue A, Ravishankar C, Shaddy RE, Rossano JW: Characteristics and Outcomes of Pediatric Heart Failure Related Emergency Department Visits in the United States: A Population-Based Study. J Pediatr 193: 114-118. February 2018.

Wernovsky G, Chang AC, Wessel DL, Ravishankar C: Cardiac Intensive Care. Chapter In: Moss and Adams’ Heart Disease in Infants, Children, and Adolescents, 7/E Moss and Adams' Heart Disease in Infants, Children and Adolescents(7/E), 2018.

Eckhauser A, Pasquali SK, Ravishankar C, Lambert LM, Newburger JW, Altz, AM, Ghanayem N, Schwartz SM, Zhang C, Jacobs JP, Minich LL: Variation in Care for Infants Undergoing the Stage II Palliation for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (Accepted for publication). Cardiol Young 2018.

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