Alvin J. Chin, MD

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Emeritus Professor CE of Pediatrics (Cardiology)
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
A.B. (Biochemical Sciences)
Harvard College, 1973.
M.D. (medicine)
Stanford University School of Medicine, 1977.
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Description of Research Expertise

vertebrate developmental biology, especially the cardiovascular system;
cardiovascular ultrasound;
congenital heart disease;

Description of Clinical Expertise

pediatric cardiology;
cardiovascular ultrasound;

Selected Publications

Batsis M, Kochilas L, Chin A, Kelleman MS, Ferguson M, Oster M: Association of digoxin with preserved echocardiographic indices in the interstage period: a possible mechanism to explain improved survival? J Am Heart Association 10: e021443, December 2021.

Bradley S. Marino, MD, MPP, MSCE, Amy Cassedy, PhD, Adam L. Dorfman, MD, Michael Taylor, MD, Mark Fogel, MD, Alvin Chin, MD, Caren Goldberg, MD, David J. Goldberg, MD, Bryan H. Goldstein, MD, David Gremmels, MD, Marshall L Jacobs, MD, Anitha S. John, MD, PhD, Heidi Kalkwarf, PhD, Eileen King, PhD, David Overman, MD, Christina Phelps, MD, Robert Stewart, MD, Babette Zemel, PhD, Amanda J. Shillingford*, MD, Lazaros Kochilas*, MD: Serum Biochemical Biomarkers Predict Lower Cardiac Index in Adolescents and Young Adults with Fontan Circulation (abstract). Circulation 140: A12537, November 2019.

Chin, AJ: Single Ventricle. August 2018.

Chin, AJ: Heterotaxy Syndrome and Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia. April 2017.

Watrous RL, Chin AJ: Model-based comparison of the normal and Fontan circulatory systems. Part III: Major differences in performance with respiration and exercise. World Journal of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery. Sage, 8(2): 148-160, March/April 2017.

Marino BS, Goldberg D, Dorfman AL, Kalkwarf H, Zemel B, Smith M, Pratt J, King E, Fogel M, Shillingford AJ, Deal B, John AS, Goldberg C, Hoffman T, Jacobs M, Lisec A, Finan S, Kochilas L, Pawlowski T, Campbell K, Joiner C, Goldstein S, Stephens P, Chin A. : Serum Biomarkers Correlate with Lower Cardiac Index in the Fontan Population. Cardiology in the Young 27(1): 59-68, January 2017.

Chin, AJ: Interrupted aortic arch. March 2016.

Chin AJ, Watrous RL.: Model-based comparison of the normal and Fontan circulatory systems. Part II: Major differences in performance characteristics. World Journal of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery. Sage Publications, 6(3): 360-373, July-August 2015.

Jacobs ML, Jacobs JP, Chin AJ: Interrupted aortic arch (Chapter 122). In Sabiston and Spencer, Surgery of the Chest, 9th edition Frank W. Sellke, Pedro J. del Nido, Scott J. Swanson (eds.). Elsevier, B.V. Page: 2180-2197, 2015.

Kochilas L, Shepard C, Berry JM, Chin AJ. : Ultrasound Imaging of the Cervical Thoracic Duct in Patients with Congenital Heart Disease. Echocardiography 31(9): E282–E286, October 2014.

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