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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

Butto A, Rossano JW, Nandi D, Ravishankar C, Lin K, O'Connor M, Shaddy RE, Pirouz S.: Peak troponin is associated with death and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in Pediatric myocarditis. National meeting of the ISHLT (accepted) April 2017.

Allen KY, Downing TE, Glatz AC, Rogers LS, Ravishankar C, Rychik J, Fuller S, Montenego LMS, Steven JM, Spray TL, Nicolson SC, Gaynor JW, Goldberg DJ.: Effect of Fontan Associated Morbidities on Survival with Intact Fontan Circulation. Am J Cardiol April 2017.

Carol A. Wittlieb-Weber, Joseph W. Rossano, David R. Weber, Kimberly Y. Lin, Chitra Ravishankar, Christopher E. Mascio, Robert E. Shaddy, Matthew J. O’Connor.: Emergency Department Utilization In Pediatric Heart Transplant Recipients. Pediatr Transplant (In press) April 2017.

O'Connor MJ, Glatz AC, Rossano JW, Shaddy RE, Ryan R, Ravishankar C, Fuller S, Spray TL, Mascio CE, Gaynor JW, Lin KY.: Preoperative recipient factors predict outcome in Pediatric heart transplant recipients using a novel risk prediction score. Poster presentation at the Annual meeting of the ISHLT (accepted). Poster presentation at the Annual meeting of the ISHLT (accepted) April 2017.

Elias MD, Achuff B, Ittenbach RF, Ravishankar C, Spray TL, Fuller S, Montenegro LM, Gaynor JW, O'Connor MJ: Long-term Outcomes of Pediatric Cardiac Patients supported by Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. Pediatr Card Crit Care (In press) April 2017.

Downing TE, Allen KY, Glatz AC, Rogers LS, Ravishankar C, Rychik J, Fuller S, Montenegro LM, Steven JM, Spray TL, Nicolson SC, Gaynor JW, Goldberg DJ: Long-Term Mortality after the Fontan Operation: 20 Years of Experience at a Single Center. J.Thorac. Cardiovasc Surg Page: S0022-S223, March 2017.

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 March 2017.

Elias MD, Glatz AC, O'Connor MJ, Schatner S, Ravishankar C, Mascio CE, Cohen MS.: Prevalence and risk factors for pericardial effusion requiring readmission after pediatric cardiac surgery Pediatr Card 38(3): 484-494, March 2017.

Zak V, Hsu DP, Pemberton VL, Levine JC, Atz AM, Cnota JF, Ravishankar C, Barker P, Lambert LM, McCrindle BW, Frommelt MA, Altmann K, Chen S, Williams RV: Pediatric Heart Network Investigators: Translating clinical trials into clinical practice: A survey assessing the potential impact of the Pediatric Heart Network Infant Single Ventricle Trial. Cardiol Young 10: 1-6, February 2017.

Burch PT, Ravishankar C, Newburger JW, Lambert LM, Pemberton VL, Granger S, Floh AA, Anderson JB, Garick D, Hill KD, Oster ME, Lewis AB, Schumacher KR, Zyblewiski SC, Davies RR, Jacobs JP, Lai WW, Minich LL: Longitudinal assessment of growth six years after the Norwood operation: Results from the single ventricle reconstruction trial. J. Pediatr 180: 270-274, January 2017.

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