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Chitra Ravishankar, MD, 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
Medical Director of the Cardiology Consult 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
Education:
MBBS
University of Bombay, India, 1989.
MD (Pediatrics)
University of Bombay, India, 1992.
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.
Certifications
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

Edelson JB, Ravishankar C, Griffis H, Zhang X, Faerber J, Naim MY, Mascio CE, Glatz AC, Goldberg DJ: A Comparison of Bidirectional Glenn vs. Hemi-Fontan using Data from the Single Ventricle Reconstruction Trial. Poster Presentation, American Heart Association, Chicago, IL November 2018.

Geanacopoulos AT, Savla JJ, Smith CL, Biko DM, Pinto EM, DeSantis M, Ravishankar C, Glatz AC, O'Byrne ML, Gillespie MJ, Rome JJ, Goldfarb SB, Blinder jJ, Dori Y, DeWitt AG: Short-Term Outcomes and Complications after Lymphatic Intervention for Plastic Bronchitis in Patients with Congenital Heart Disease. Poster Presentation, American Heart Association, Chicago, IL November 2018.

Savla JJ, Geanacopoulos AT, Smith CL, Biko DM, Pinto EM, DeSantis M, Ravishankar C, Glatz AC, O'Byrne ML, Gillespie MJ, Rome JJ, Goldfarb SB, DeWitt AG, Dori Y, Blinder JJ: Lympatic Intervention for Plastic Bronchitis Improves Outcomes in Patients with Congenital Heart Diease. Rapid Fire Oral Presentation, American Heart Association, Chicago, IL November 2018.

Eckhauser A, Van Rompay M, Ravishankar C, Newburger J, S. Ram Kumar, Pizarro C, Ghanayem N, Trachtenberg F, Burns K, Hill G, Atz A, Hamstra M, Park P, Richmond M, Wolf M, Zampi J, Jacobs J, Minich L for the Pediatric Heart Network Investigators. : Variation in Care for Children undergoing the Fontan Operation for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome: Results from the Single Ventricle Reconstruction Trial. 6th Scientific Meeting of the World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery and 18th International Symposium on CHD. Oral Presentation, World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery, Orlando, FL July 2018.

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 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 Circulation 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.

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