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Chitra Ravishankar, 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 in Pediatric Cardiology (including heart failure/transplant), The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Cardiology lead for Global Patient Services, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Pediatrics

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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
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, St. Thomas Hospital, London, England, 1994-1994.
Pediatric Resident, Northern Yorkshire , England, 1994-1995.
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, Suh S, Vari D, Wu S, Katcoff H, Goldberg DJ, Ravishankar C, Gaynor JW, Chen J, Glatz AC: Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Infants with Single Ventricle Congenital Heart Disease and a Systemic-Pulmonary Artery Shunt as the Sole Source of Pulmonary Blood Flow Abstract accepted for poster session - AHA November 2017.

Griffs H, Song L, Mejia EJ, O'Connor MJ, Lin KY, Mascio C, Shamszad P, Donoghue A, Ravishankar C, Shaddy RE, Rossamo JW: Increased Disease Complexity and Resource Utilization Among Heart Failrue Related Visits in the Emergency Department from 2007-2014. Accepted as Poster for AHA November 2017.

Downing TE, Allen KY, Goldberg, DJ, Rogers LD, Ravishankar C, Rychik J, Fuller S, Montenegro LM, Steven JM, Gillespie MJ, Rome JJ, Spray TL, Nicolson SC, Gaynor JW, Glatz AC: Surgical and Catheter Based Reinterventions are Common in Long-Term Survivors of the Fontan Operation. Cir Cardiovasc Interv 10(9): e004924, Sept 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 Crit Crit Care 18(8): 787-794, August 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 21 (4), June 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 119 (11): 1866-1871, June 2017.

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. 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 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.

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.

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