Kevin K Whitehead, MD, PhD

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Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology) at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
Division of Cardiology
8th Floor Main Building, Rm 8NW71
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
34th & Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
BSE (Biomedical Engineering (magna cum laude))
Duke University, 1992.
PhD (Bioengineering)
University of Pittsburgh, 1998.
University of Pittsburgh, 2000.
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Description of Research Expertise

Computational fluid dynamics
In vitro flow phantoms
Fontan hemodynamics
Noninvasive quantification of blood flow

Description of Clinical Expertise

Pediatric cardiology
Cardiac MRI, cardiac imaging
Noninvasive quantification of blood flow
Quantification of aortopulmonary collateral flow

Selected Publications

Glatz Andrew C, Rome Jonathan J, Small Adam J, Gillespie Matthew J, Dori Yoav, Harris Matthew A, Keller Marc S, Fogel Mark A, Whitehead Kevin K: Systemic to Pulmonary Collateral Flow as Measured by Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging is Associated with Acute Post-Fontan Clinical Outcomes. Circulation. Cardiovascular imaging 5(2): 218-25, Mar 2012.

Fogel Mark A, Pawlowski Thomas W, Harris Matthew A, Whitehead Kevin K, Keller Marc S, Wilson Justine, Tipton Deanna, Harris Christine: Comparison and usefulness of cardiac magnetic resonance versus computed tomography in infants six months of age or younger with aortic arch anomalies without deep sedation or anesthesia. Am J Cardiol 108(1): 120-5, Jul 2011.

Harris Matthew A, Whitehead Kevin K, Gillespie Matthew J, Liu Timothy Y, Cosulich Michael T, Shin David C, Goldmuntz Elizabeth, Weinberg Paul M, Fogel Mark A: Differential branch pulmonary artery regurgitant fraction is a function of differential pulmonary arterial anatomy and pulmonary vascular resistance. JACC. Cardiovascular imaging 4(5): 506-13, May 2011.

Dori Yoav, Sarmiento Marily, Glatz Andrew C, Gillespie Matthew J, Jones Virginia M, Harris Matthew A, Whitehead Kevin K, Fogel Mark A, Rome Jonathan J: X-ray Magnetic Resonance Fusion to Internal Markers and Utility in Congenital Heart Disease Catheterization. Circulation. Cardiovascular imaging 4(4): 415-424, July 2011.

Dasi LP, Whitehead KK, Pekkan K, Zelicourt D, Sundareswaran K, Kanter K, Fogel MA, and Yoganathan AP: Pulmonary Hepatic Flow Distribution In Total Cavopulmonary Connections: Extra Cardiac vs Intra Cardiac. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 141(1): 207-214, January 2011.

Harris MA, Cosulich MT, Gillespie MJ, Whitehead KK, Liu TI, Weinberg PM, Fogel MA: Pre-Fontan cardiac magnetic resonance predicts post-Fontan length of stay and avoids ionizing radiation. The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery 138(4): 941-947, October 2009.

Whitehead KK, Gillespie MJ, Harris MA, Fogel MA, Rome JJ: Noninvasive quantification of systemic to pulmonary collateral flow: a major source of inefficiency in patients with superior cavopulmonary connections. Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging 2(5): 405-411, Sep 2009.

Kutty S, Whitehead KK, Natarajan S, Harris MA, Wernovsky G, Fogel MA: Qualitative Echocardiographic Assessment of Aortic Valve Regurgitation with Quantitative Cardiac Magnetic Resonance: A Comparative Study. Pediatric cardiology 30(7): 971-977, October 2009.

Whitehead Kevin K, Sundareswaran Kartik S, Parks W James, Harris Matthew A, Yoganathan Ajit P, Fogel Mark A: Blood flow distribution in a large series of patients having the Fontan operation: a cardiac magnetic resonance velocity mapping study. The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery 138(1): 96-102, Jul 2009.

Whitehead KK, Pekkan K, Kitajima HD, Paridon SM, Yoganathan AP, Fogel MA.: Non-linear power loss during exercise in single ventricle patients after the Fontan: insights from computational fluid dynamics. Circulation 116 [suppl I]: I165-I171, Sep 2007.

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