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  • 1. DIVISION OF CARDIOLOGY FACULTY LISTING Robert H. Beekman, III, M.D., Division Director, Professor D. Woodrow Benson, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Director Cardiovascular Genetics Randal P. Claytor, Adjunct Associate Professor Linda Cripe, M.D., Assistant Professor Stephen Daniels, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Director, Preventive Cardiology, Associate Chair, Department of Pediatrics Catherine Dent, M.D., Assistant Professor Michael Epstein, M.D., Assistant Professor Jeanne James, M.D., Research Assistant Professor Thomas Kimball, M.D., Professor, Director, Echocardiography Timothy Knilans, M.D., Associate Professor, Director, Electrophysiology Richard Meyer, M.D., Professor Erik Michelfelder, M.D., Assistant Professor John Morrison, Ph.D., Research Associate Professor David Nelson, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Co-director, Cardiac ICU Steven Schwartz, M.D., Assistant Professor, Co-director, Cardiac ICU David Shim, M.D., Assistant Professor, Director, Cardiac Cath Lab Robert Spicer, M.D., Professor, Medical Director of Heart Transplant Program Karen Uzark, R.N., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Director, Cardiac Process Improvement and Clinical Effectiveness Kathy Wright, D.V.M., Research Assistant Professor Left to right: (1st row) T. Knilans, R. Beekman, J. James, (2nd row) M. Epstein, R. Meyer, C. Dent, J. Morrison 25
  • 2. OVERVIEW The Division of Cardiology has three fundamental missions: 1) To advance pediatric cardiovascular medicine through clinical and laboratory research; 2) To train future leaders in academic pediatric cardiology; and 3) To provide outstanding care to patients with congenital or acquired cardiovascular disease, from the fetus through the young adult. The division supports active research programs in the clinical and basic sciences. Clinical research is underway in the key subspecialties of pediatric cardiology including cardiac critical care, echocardiography, electrophysiology, genetic cardiology, heart failure, interventional cardiology, outcomes research and preventive cardiology. Basic science research is strengthened through an active collaboration with the Division of Molecular Cardiovascular Biology. Investigations are underway to elucidate the molecular and genetic aspects of pediatric cardiovascular disease. Several faculty members have joint appointments in Cardiology and Molecular Cardiovascular Biology to facilitate the translation of basic science to the clinical arena and patient care. The goal of the pediatric cardiology fellowship program is to provide excellent training experiences to develop future academic leaders in the field of pediatric cardiology. The core three-year fellowship includes approximately 20 months of intense clinical rotations to provide each fellow with an in-depth experience in general and subspecialty pediatric cardiology. Approximately 12-14 months are available to each fellow to pursue clinical or basic research interests. The second year of fellowship begins with a two month protected “research launch” rotation designed to enable each fellow to get a rapid effective start on an academic career. During this rotation each fellow meets with the Cardiology Research Council to ensure that each fellow receives strong guidance and mentoring in academic cardiology and career development. During the past two years, as a result of this new “research launch” experience, approximately 50% of our fellows have received American Heart Association fellowship grant awards. The fellowship experience also includes a large number of didactic teaching sessions, including a three month core curriculum lecture series which begins each July. The Division of Cardiology provides comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic care, on an inpatient and outpatient basis, for the fetus, newborn, child and young adult with congenital or acquired cardiovascular disease. The Fetal Cardiology Program is a multidisciplinary approach to diagnostic and therapeutic planning for families whose fetus has suspected or identified congenital heart disease. The Inpatient Cardiology Service consists of two pediatric interns, a cardiology fellow and attending faculty who together provide daily inpatient and consultative care throughout the medical center. The Cardiac Intensive Care Unit provides state-of-the-art care for patients with the most complex congenital or acquired cardiovascular disease. The cardiac ICU team consists of a cardiology fellow, cardiac intensivist, and well-trained cardiac-focused intensive care nurses. There is close collaboration with the Division of Critical Care Medicine, and three of our cardiologists are also fully trained in pediatric critical care. Cutting edge inpatient and outpatient care is also provided by the division’s subspecialty cardiology 26
  • 3. programs in echocardiography, electrophysiology, cardiac catheterization and intervention, genetic cardiology, heart failure and cardiac transplantation, and preventive cardiology. Twenty-five cardiology clinics are held at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center weekly, and the division staffs approximately 150 satellite cardiology clinics annually throughout the region. HIGHLIGHTS The division’s research activities continued to be strong during the past year. The Preventive Cardiology Research Program led by Stephen Daniels, M.D., Ph.D., continued to be highly successful. Substantial NIH grant funding supported investigation of the effects of race on blood pressure in adolescent females, the effects of visceral adiposity on cardiovascular disease risk in females, and the epidemiology of body mass rebound following weight loss. The Cardiovascular Genetics Research Program led by Woody Benson, M.D., Ph.D., continued its pioneering work to uncover the genetic origins of human congenital heart disease. Dr. Benson received NIH funding to support studies of the genetic and molecular origins of cardiovascular disease, and the genetic origin of AV conduction abnormalities in children. Research activity continued at a very high level in the pediatric echocardiography program. Led by Tom Kimball, M.D., this program has achieved national stature as a leader in the non-invasive assessment of ventricular function in children with acquired and congenital cardiovascular disease. The cardiology clinical programs continued to provide a very high level care to children and young adults with the most complex cardiovascular disease. The Heart Center, a multidisciplinary clinical program unifying the efforts of cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery and cardiac-focused nursing and patient services, provided the mechanism to successfully achieve the goal of clinical excellence. This past year is particularly notable for a high level of planning activity for near term creative growth and development of our clinical programs. These include: 1) The conversion of our echo lab to an entirely digital infrastructure and network; 2) The establishment of a cardiology information network to manage patient care and clinical research information digitally; 3) The expansion of our cardiac catheterization program to two new all digital labs, to include a digital cardiac angiography network and archiving system; and 4) planning for a new cardiac inpatient ward and stepdown unit to be housed in the new patient care building A. Important functional changes will include incorporation of the cardiac ward nursing team into the Heart Center Program, and integration of the cardiac catheterization program into the inpatient ward facility. All of these clinical enhancements are expected to come on line over the next 12 months. CLINICAL DATA Patient Encounters: Inpatient 2,568 Outpatient 8,395 27
  • 4. TRAINING Terrence Chun, M.D. PL V Cedars-Sinai Medical Center William Border, M.D. PL VI Baystate Medical Center David Cooper, M.D. PL VI University of South Florida Daniel Gruenstein, M.D. PL VI Children’s Hospital Medical Center Holly Ippisch, M.D. PL IV Loma Linda University Children’s Gerald Johnson, M.D. PL V Vanderbilt University Medical Ctr. Larry Markham, M.D. PL IV Albany Medical Center Christopher McDermott, M.D. PL IV Univ. of Arkansas, Medical Sciences Mark Zilberman, M.D. PL V Indiana University Medical Center GRANTS, CONTRACTS & INDUSTRY AGREEMENTS Grant and Contract Awards Benson, W. Genetic Mechanisms of Cardiac Disease in the Young National Institutes of Health K24 HL69712 06/15/01 - 05/31/06 $122,526/$612,630 Benson, W. Genetic Origin of Structural and Functional Defects of Atrioventricular Conduction in Humans National Institutes of Health (Medical University of South Carolina subcontract) P01 HD39946 06/28/01 – 04/30/06 $85,491/$440,658 Benson, W. Molecular Determinants of Pediatric Heart Disease National Institutes of Health (Washington University subcontract) P50 HL61006 03/01/01 - 12/31/03 $154,470/$439,487 Border, W. The Prevelance and Determinants of LV Diastolic Function in Hyoertensive Children American Heart Associate – Ohio Valley Affiliate PF 0120186B 07/01/01 - 06/30/02 $37,000/$76,000 28
  • 5. Cooper, D. Ventricular Resynchronization in Patients with Right Ventricular Dysfunction and Abnormal Conduction after Congenital Heart Surgery American Heart Associate – Ohio Valley Affiliate PF 0120297B 07/01/01 - 06/30/02 $37,000/$76,000 Daniels, S. Visceral Adiposity and CVD Risk in Women National Institutes of Health R01 HL66430-02 03/05/01 – 02/28/06 $487,263/$2,251,463 Daniels, S. Fibromyalgia and TMD in Young Women-Multiracial Study National Institutes of Health (University of California San Francisco subcontract) R01 DE13487 09/25/99 – 08/31/02 $20,684/$103,622 Daniels, S. The Epidemiology of Body Mass Index Rebound National Institutes of Health R01 HL64022 08/17/01 – 07/31/05 $465,926/$2,317,851 Daniels, S. Genetic Epidemiology of Energy Metabolism in Black Girls National Institutes of Health (University of Pittsburgh subcontract) R01 HL66070 05/01/01 – 04/30/05 $172,686/$676,944 Morrison, J. Longitudinal LDL-C Studies in Black and White Families National Institutes of Health R01 HL62394 07/01/00 – 06/30/04 $413,123/$1,674,525 Schroeder, V. Effect of Methylpredrisolone on the Inflammatory Response Following Cardiopulmonary Bypass American Heart Association - Ohio Affiliate, Inc. 0020320B 07/01/00 – 06/30/02 $35,000/$70,000 29
  • 6. Wright, K. Developmental Changes in Chamber-Specific K+ Channels American Heart Association - Ohio Affiliate, Inc. 0060335B 07/01/00 – 06/30/02 $35,000/$70,000 Current Year Direct $2,344,590 Industry Contracts Daniels, S. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company $11,669 Daniels, S. Knoll Pharmaceuticals $61,201 Daniels, S. Merck and Company, Inc. $9,322 Daniels, S. Warner-Lambert Company $8,640 Epstein, M. Baxter Healthcare Corporation $12,003 Knilans, T. Wyeth-Ayerst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. $4,619 Nelson, D. Baxter Healthcare Corporation $3,662 Schwartz, S. Sanofi-Synthelabo Inc. $5,544 Shim, D. General Electric $3,811 Wright, K. Procter and Gamble $4,935 Current Year Direct Receipts $125,406 TOTAL $2,469,996 30
  • 7. PUBLICATIONS 1. Moore JWM, Beekman RH, 3rd, Case CL, Danford DA, Klitzner TS, Mee RBB, Newberger JW, Washington RL. Guidelines for pediatric cardiovascular centers. Pediatrics 2002;109(3):544-9. 2. Mendelsohn A, Shim D, Beekman RH, 3rd. Catheter interventions in congenital heart disease. In: Topol EJ, Califf RM, editors. Textbook of cardiovascular medicine. 2nd ed ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2002. 3. Goldmuntz E, Geiger E, Benson D W . NKX2.5 mutations in patients with tetralogy of fallot. Circulation 2001;104(21):2565-8. 4. Wang DW, Viswanathan PC, Balser JR, George AL, Jr., Benson DW. Clinical, genetic, and biophysical characterization of SCN5A mutations associated with atrioventricular conduction block. Circulation 2002;105(3):341-6. 5. Arad M, Benson DW, Perez-Atayde AR, McKenna WJ, Sparks EA, Kanter RJ, McGarry K, Seidman JG, Seidman CE. Constitutively active AMP kinase mutations cause glycogen storage disease mimicking hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. J Clin Invest 2002;109(3):357-62. 6. Benson DW. Genetic basis of distrubances of cardiac rhythm and conduction. In: Walsh EP, Saul JP, Triedman JK, editors. Cardiac arrhythmias in children and young adults with congenital heart disease. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2001. p. 23-32. 7. Benson DW, Law I. The electrocardiogram: preliminary interpretation. In: Finberg L, Kleinman RE, editors. Saunders manual of pediatric practice. 2nd ed ed. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders; 2002. p. 696-699. 8. Claytor RP. Characteristics of excellent coaching. In: Patrick K, United States. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health (U.S.), editors. Bright futures in practice : physical activity. Arlington, VA: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health; 2001. p. 196-198. 9. Kimm SY, Glynn NW, Aston CE, Poehlman ET, Daniels SR. Effects of race, cigarette smoking, and use of contraceptive medications on resting energy expenditure in young women. Am J Epidemiol 2001;154(8):718-24. 10. Kay JD, Sinaiko AR, Daniels S R. Pediatric hypertension. Am Heart J 2001;142(3):422-32. 31
  • 8. 11. de Simone G, Devereux RB, Kimball TR, Roman MJ, Palmieri V, Celentano A, Daniels SR. Relation of heart rate to left ventricular dimensions in normotensive, normal-weight children, adolescents and adults. Ital Heart J 2001;2(8):599-604. 12. Daniels SR. Cardiovascular disease risk factors and atherosclerosis in children and adolescents. Curr Atheroscler Rep 2001;3(6):479-85. 13. Daniels SR. Repair of coarctation of the aorta and hypertension: does age matter? Lancet 2001;358(9276):89. 14. Sinaiko AR, Daniels SR. The use of short-acting nifedipine in children with hypertension: another example of the need for comprehensive drug testing in children. J Pediatr 2001;139(1):7-9. 15. Daniels SR. Cardiovascular sequelae of childhood hypertension. Am J Hypertens 2002;15(2 Pt 2):61S-63S. 16. Kimm SY, Glynn NW, Aston CE, Damcott CM, Poehlman ET, Daniels SR, Ferrell RE. Racial differences in the relation between uncoupling protein genes and resting energy expenditure. Am J Clin Nutr 2002;75(4):714-9. 17. Amin RS, Kimball TR, Bean JA, Jeffries JL, Willging JP, Cotton RT, Witt SA, Glascock BJ, Daniels SR. Left Ventricular Hypertrophy and Abnormal Ventricular Geometry in Children and Adolescents with Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2002;165(10):1395-1399. 18. Dent CL, Bowman AW, Scott MJ, Allen JS, Lisauskas JB, Janif M, Wickline SA, Kovacs SJ. Echocardiographic characterization of fundamental mechanisms of abnormal diastolic filling in diabetic rats with a parameterized diastolic filling formalism. J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2001;14(12):1166-72. 19. Dent CL. Pulmonary hypertension in children. In: Burg FD, Gellis SS, Kagan BM, editors. Gellis & Kagan's current pediatric therapy 17. 17[th ] ed. Philadelphia: Saunders; 2002. p. 553-556. 20. Love BA, Barrett KS, Alexander ME, Bevilacqua LM, Epstein MR, Triedman JK, Walsh EP, Berul CI. Supraventricular arrhythmias in children and young adults with implantable cardioverter defibrillators. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2001;12(10):1097-101. 21. Sohal DS, Nghiem M, Crackower MA, Witt SA, Kimball TR, Tymitz KM, Penninger JM, Molkentin JD. Temporally regulated and tissue-specific gene manipulations in the adult and embryonic heart using a tamoxifen-inducible Cre protein. Circ Res 2001;89(1):20-5. 32
  • 9. 22. Mitsnefes MM, Schwartz SM, Daniels SR, Kimball TR, Khoury P, Strife CF. Changes in left ventricular mass index in children and adolescents after renal transplantation. Pediatr Transplant 2001;5(4):279-84. 23. Silber JH, Cnaan A, Clark BJ, Paridon SM, Chin AJ, Rychik J, Hogarty AN, Cohen MI, Barber G, Rutkowsky M, Kimball TR, Delaat C, Steinherz LJ, Zhao H, Tartaglione MR. Design and baseline characteristics for the ACE Inhibitor After Anthracycline (AAA) study of cardiac dysfunction in long-term pediatric cancer survivors. Am Heart J 2001;142(4):577-85. 24. Schultz Jel J, Witt SA, Glascock BJ, Nieman ML, Reiser PJ, Nix SL, Kimball TR, Doetschman T. TGF-beta1 mediates the hypertrophic cardiomyocyte growth induced by angiotensin II. J Clin Invest 2002;109(6):787-96. 25. Bueno OF, Wilkins BJ, Tymitz KM, Glascock BJ, Kimball TR, Lorenz JN, Molkentin JD. Impaired cardiac hypertrophic response in Calcineurin Abeta - deficient mice. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2002;99(7):4586-91. 26. Steinberg LA, Knilans TK. Costs and utility of tests in the evaluation of the pediatric patients with syncope. Prog Pediatr Cardiol. 2001;13(2):139-149. 27. Wenstrup RJ, Meyer R A , Lyle JS, Hoechstetter L, Rose PS, Levy HP, Francomano CA. Prevalence of aortic root dilation in the Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Genet Med 2002;4(3):112-7. 28. M i c h e l f e l d e r E C , Khoury P, Witt SA, Glascock BJ, Kimball TR. Noncircumferential myofiber function: impact on early diastolic filling in children. J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2001;14(11):1065-9. 29. Michelfelder EC, Shim D. Kawasaki Disease: Current Therapeutic Perspectives. 2002;4(4):341-350. 30. Michelfelder EC, Kimball TR, Pearl JM, Manning PB, Beekman RH, 3rd. Effect of superior cavopulmonary anastomosis on the rate of tricuspid annulus dilation in hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Am J Cardiol 2002;89(1):96-8. 31. Morrison JA, Sprecher DL, Biro FM, Apperson-Hansen C, Dipaola LM. Serum testosterone associates with lower high-density lipoprotein cholesterol in black and white males, 10 to 15 years of age, through lowered apolipoprotein AI and AII concentrations. Metabolism 2002;51(4):432-7. 32. Morrison JA, Cottingham EM, Barton BA. Metformin for weight loss in pediatric patients taking psychotropic drugs. Am J Psychiatry 2002;159(4):655-7. 33. Shore S, Nelson DP, Pearl JM, Manning PB, Wong H, Shanley TP, Keyser T, Schwartz SM. Usefulness of corticosteroid therapy in decreasing epinephrine 33
  • 10. requirements in critically ill infants with congenital heart disease. Am J Cardiol 2001;88(5):591-4. 34. Schwartz SM, Duffy JY, Pearl JM, Nelson DP. Cellular and molecular aspects of myocardial dysfunction. Crit Care Med 2001;29(10 Suppl):S214-9. 35. Nelson DP, Wechsler SB, Miura T, Stagg A, Newburger JW, Mayer JE, Jr., Neufeld EJ. Myocardial immediate early gene activation after cardiopulmonary bypass with cardiac ischemia-reperfusion. Ann Thorac Surg 2002;73(1):156-62. 36. Pearl JM, Nelson D P, Schwartz SM, Manning PB. First-stage palliation for hypoplastic left heart syndrome in the twenty-first century. Ann Thorac Surg 2002;73(1):331-9; discussion 339-40. 37. Pearl JM, Nelson DP, Raake JL, Manning PB, Schwartz SM, Koons L, Shanley TP, Wong HR, Duffy JY. Inhaled nitric oxide increases endothelin-1 levels: a potential cause of rebound pulmonary hypertension. Crit Care Med 2002;30(1):89-93. 38. Hoffman TM, Wernovsky G, Atz AM, Bailey JM, Akbary A, Kocsis JF, Nelson DP, Chang AC, Kulik TJ, Spray TL, Wessel DL. Prophylactic intravenous use of milrinone after cardiac operation in pediatrics (PRIMACORP) study. Prophylactic Intravenous Use of Milrinone After Cardiac Operation in Pediatrics. Am Heart J 2002;143(1):15-21. 39. Chu G, Carr AN, Young KB, Lester JW, Yatani A, Sanbe A, Colbert MC, Schwartz SM, Frank KF, Lampe PD, Robbins J, Molkentin JD, Kranias EG. Enhanced myocyte contractility and Ca2+ handling in a calcineurin transgenic model of heart failure. Cardiovasc Res 2002;54(1):105-16. 40. Varni JW, Seid M, Knight TS, Uzark K, Szer IS. The PedsQL 4.0 Generic Core Scales: sensitivity, responsiveness, and impact on clinical decision-making. J Behav Med 2002;25(2):175-93. NATIONAL HONORS AND NATIONAL COMMITTEE PARTICIPATION Beekman, RH: Pediatric Chair, Annual Scientific Sessions Program Committee, American College of Cardiology; Member, Congenital Heart Disease and Pediatric Cardiology Committee, American College of Cardiology; President, Society of Pediatric Cardiology, Training Program Directors; Member, Executive Committee, Section of Cardiology, American Academy of Pediatrics; Member, Board of Trustees, Cincinnati Division of Ohio Affiliate, American Heart Association; Cardiac Standards Committee, Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps, Ohio Department of Health; Inaugural Arthur J. Moss Lecturer Department of Pediatrics, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles; Faculty, Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization Update 2002 ACC Heart House, 34
  • 11. Bethesda, MD; Pediatric Cardiology Highlights: ACC 2002 American College of Cardiology, Atlanta; Moderator: Controversies in Pediatric Cardiology, American College of Cardiology, Atlanta; Co-Chair: Marfan Syndrome-State of the Art in 2002 American College of Cardiology, Atlanta Benson, DW: Best Doctors in America 2001-2002 Claytor, RP: Presentations, “Exercise Programming for a Pediatric Weight Management Program: Children are Not Adults” American College of Sports Medicine, Health and Fitness Summit, Las Vegas, NV; Aerobic fitness is related to fasting insulin in obese children, American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meetings, Baltimore, MD; Obese children exhibit similar improvements in submaximal cardiovascular function with and without improvements in Vo2max. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meetings, Baltimore, MD; Improved submaximal cardiovascular responses to exercise in children undergoing a weight management program, American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meetings, Baltimore, MD; Modified maximal cycle ergometer test protocol for patients with univentricular hearts after Fontan palliation, American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meetings, Baltimore, MD; Member in American College of Sports Medicine; MI west Region American College of Sports Medicine; Society of Behavioral Medicine; North American Society of Pediatric Exercise Medicine; Steering Committee Member, Bright Futures in Practice: Physical Activity, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Research Grant Review Committee - Minority Biomedical Research Support Program; National Institutes of Health-National Institute of General Medical Services (NIH-NIGMS); Manuscript Review - Journal Applied Physiology, Medicine and Science in Sport Exercise, Research Quarterly; Physiology and Behavior, and Journal of Pediatrics Cripe, L: Member International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation and American Heart Association; Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics; Family Friendly Committee, Children's Hospital Medical Center Daniels, SR: Co-chair, Committee 1A, Southeast Consortium Research Peer Review Committee, American Heart Association; Chairman, Atherosclerosis Hypertension and Obesity in Youth (AHOY) Committee, American Heart Association; Chairman, Program Committee for the Council on Nutrition, Physical Activity & Metabolism, American Heart Association; Member of Steering Committee for Council on Nutrition, Physical Activity & Metabolism, American Heart Association; Member of Steering Committee for Council on Epidemiology, American Heart Association; Member, Population Science Committee, American Heart Association; Reviewer of grant proposals, Medical Education Research Fund, National Board of Medical Examiners; USMLE Step 2 Interdisciplinary Review Committee; USMLE Step 1 Biostatistics Task Force; Epidemiology and Disease Control Study Section-1, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD; Special Emphasis Panel, Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23) and Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (K24), National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, 35
  • 12. Bethesda, MD; Member, NHLBI Task Force on Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD; Visiting Lecturer, Distinguished Lecture Series, The Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation, "Integrated Cardiovascular Health Promotion in Children"; Moderator, Abstract Session, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease (Lipid/Nutrition) American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2001, Anaheim, CA; Moderator, Abstract Session, Obesity and Cardiovascular Risk (Epidemiology) American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2001, Anaheim, CA; Speaker, Obesity and its Complications in Adolescents, Prevention VIII: Obesity, A Worldwide Epidemic Related to Heart Disease and Stroke, American Heart Association Epstein, M: Invited Speaker, “ICD Troubleshooting” in “Pacemakers and ICDs in Children”, Mini Course at 22nd Annual Scientific Sessions of the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology (NASPE), Boston, MA; Member, Guidelines for Training in Pediatric Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Subcommittee; Society for Pediatric Cardiology Training Program Directors. Invited Speaker, “Prevention and Treatment of Arrhythmias after Fontan Surgery”, Brown-Bag Lunchtime Panel at American College of Cardiology 51st Annual Scientific Sessions, Atlanta, GA; Invited Speaker, “ Single vs. Dual Chamber Pacing Selection” in “Device Therapy in the Small and Young Patient”, Clinical Tutorial at 23rd Annual Scientific Sessions of the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology (NASPE), San Diego, CA; Member, Guidelines for Training in Pediatric Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Subcommittee; Society for Pediatric Cardiology Training Program Directors. Manuscript Reviews: The American Journal of Cardiology; The Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology; Journal of Pediatrics Kimball, T: Abstract Reviewer, American Heart Association Annual Scientific Sessions; Reviewer, Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories; Member, Sonographer Training and Education Committee, American Society of Echocardiography; Chairperson, Council of Pediatric Echocardiography, American Society of Echocardiography; Member, American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association/American Society of Echocardiography Committee to Update Guidelines for the Clinical Application of Echocardiography; Peer Review Grant Committee, Ohio and Southeastern Affiliates, American Heart Association; Member, Task Force on Training Pediatric Noninvasive Cardiac Imaging, Society of Pediatric Cardiology Training Program Directors; Member, American Society of Echocardiography Board of Directors; Member, Guidelines and Standards Committee, American Society of Echocardiography; Member, Nominating, Bylaws and Ethics Committee, American Society of Echocardiography Knilans, T: Drug Use Evaluation Subcommittee, Children's Hospital Medical Center Member & Co-Chair; Medication Safety Subcommittee, Children’s Hospital Medical Center; Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee, Children’s Hospital Medical Center; Reviewer for Journal of Pediatrics, Journal of American College of Cardiology, Circulation; Memberships - Academy of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio; American Association for the Advancement of Science; American College of Cardiology; Fellow American Medical Association; Ohio State Medical Association; North American 36
  • 13. Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology; Regular Member Pediatric Electrophysiology Society Meyer, R: National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health, Member of the Consortium for Inherited Connective Tissue Disorders Michelfelder, E: Member, Fetal Therapeutics Team, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center/Good Samaritan Hospital; Faculty presenter, “Valvular Insufficiency in the Functional Single Ventricle,” 13th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Society of Echocardiography, Orlando, FL; Invited speaker, “Color Doppler M-Mode Assessment of Diastolic Function in Children”, Society of Pediatric Echocardiography Semi-Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL Morrison, J: Reviewer, Metabolism, European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Pediatrics, Journal of Pediatrics, Public Health Reports, and Annals of Epidemiology Nelson, D: An Overview of Research in the Cardiac Intensive Care Setting – Fourth International Symposium on Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care, Miami, FL: Low Cardiac Output Syndrome after Congenital Heart Surgery; Medical Center Grand Rounds, University of Tuzla Medical Center, Tuzla, Bosnia: Low Cardiac Output Syndrome after Congenital Heart Surgery; Croatian Medical Society, Zagreb, Croatia; Regulation of Bypass-related Inflammation; American College of Cardiology 51st Annual Scientific Session Atlanta, Ga.; 28th Annual Meeting, Congress of the European Society for Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care, Mainz, Germany Schwartz, S: American College of Cardiology 51st Annual Scientific Session, Atlanta, Ga. Ventricular Hypertrophy in Children: Is It Compensatory? Shim, D: Member, American College of Cardiology; Member, Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young of the American Heart Association; Member, Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions; Department of Cardiology Representative CHMC/SBI Quality Assurance Committee for Radiation Producing Devices; Reviewer eHealth Clinical Content Advisory Group; Physician Representative Professional Business Service (PBS) steering committee; Advisory Editor Pediatric Cardiology. Editorial Board, Pediatric Cardiology, TheHeart.org Spicer, R: Medical Society of UNOS and OPTN. Designated primary transplant physician for the heart transplant program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Uzark K: American Academy of Nursing (Fellow); American Nurses Association; National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners; Council on Cardiovascular Nursing, American Heart Association; Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young, American Heart Association; Member, Pediatric Cardiovascular Nursing Committee, American Heart Association; Officer, Society of Pediatric Cardiology Nurses; Presenter, St. Luke, St Elizabeth, American Heart Association Ohio Valley Affiliate Covington, KY; Presenter, Cardiovascular Nursing Update-Heart Disease in Infants and Children National Conference of Neonatal Nursing, Anaheim, CA. 37
  • 14. Where Are They Now? Outcomes of Congenital Heart Disease. Also Cyanotic Defects Bypassing the Lungs Wright, K: American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology); American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine); North American Society for Pacing and Electrophysiology; Pediatric Electrophysiologic Society; Council Membership, Cardiovascular Disease in the Young, American Heart Association; American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Specialty of Cardiology; Council Membership, Women in Cardiology, American Heart Association; American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Specialty of Internal Medicine; American Veterinary Medical Association; P.D. Cain Award, American Heart Association, Ohio Valley Affiliate; Invited speaker at the 2001 American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Conference: “Monophasic Action Potentials: Principles, Methods, Uses” 38