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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

Avitable CM, Mercer-Rosa L, Ravishankar C, Rome JJ, Gaynor JW, Spray TL, Cohen MS: Experience with Biventricular Intervention for Neonates with Mitral Valve Abnormalities in the Setting of Critical Left-Side Heart Obstruction. Ann Thorac Surg 99: 877-83, March 2015.

Undar A, Ravishankar C, Wang S, Pekkan K, Akcevin A, Luciani GB: Outcomes of the 10th International Conference on Pediatric Mechanical Cirulatory Support Systems and Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Perfusion. Artif Organs 39: 1-6, January 2015.

Ravishankar CR: Author for Chapters on "ECMO in Single Ventricle Heart Defects" and "Introduction to VAD" Co-Author of section on "Mechanical Circulatory Support". Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Handbook. MB Jones, D Klugman, RK Fitzgerald, LM Kohr, JT Berger, JM Costello, R Bronicki (eds.). 2015.

Mansfield R, Lin K, Mott A, Zaoutis T, Mohamed Z, Luan X, Kaufman B, Ravishankar C, Gaynor JW, Shaddy RE: The Use of Pediatric Ventricular Assist Devices in Children's Hospitals from 2000 to 1010: Morbidity, Mortality and Hospital Charges. PCCM (in press) 2015.

Avitable CM, Leonard MB, Brodsky JL, Whitehead KK, Ravishankar C, Cohen MS, Gaynor JW, Rychik J, Goldberg DJ: Usefulness of Insulin-like Growth Factor I as a Marker of Heart Failure in Children and Young Adults after Fontan Palliation Procedure. Am J Cardiology 115(6): 816-20, 2015.

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 Operatio: 20 Years of Experience at a Single Center.(Oral Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Thoracic Surgeons, April 27, 2015, Seattle, WA). American Association of Thoracic Surgeons 2015.

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.

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