DIVISION OF CARDIOLOGY
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
Genetic Mechanisms of Cardiac Disease in the Young
National Institutes of Health
K24 HL69712 06/15/01 - 05/31/06 $122,526/$612,630
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
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
The Prevelance and Determinants of LV Diastolic Function in Hyoertensive
American Heart Associate – Ohio Valley Affiliate
PF 0120186B 07/01/01 - 06/30/02 $37,000/$76,000
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
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
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
The Epidemiology of Body Mass Index Rebound
National Institutes of Health
R01 HL64022 08/17/01 – 07/31/05 $465,926/$2,317,851
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
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
Effect of Methylpredrisolone on the Inflammatory Response Following
American Heart Association - Ohio Affiliate, Inc.
0020320B 07/01/00 – 06/30/02 $35,000/$70,000
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
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company $11,669
Knoll Pharmaceuticals $61,201
Merck and Company, Inc. $9,322
Warner-Lambert Company $8,640
Baxter Healthcare Corporation $12,003
Wyeth-Ayerst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. $4,619
Baxter Healthcare Corporation $3,662
Sanofi-Synthelabo Inc. $5,544
General Electric $3,811
Procter and Gamble $4,935
Current Year Direct Receipts $125,406
1. Moore JWM, Beekman RH, 3rd, Case CL, Danford DA, Klitzner TS, Mee RBB,
Newberger JW, Washington RL. Guidelines for pediatric cardiovascular centers.
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
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?
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
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.
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.
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
requirements in critically ill infants with congenital heart disease. Am J Cardiol
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
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
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,
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,
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
Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology; Regular Member Pediatric Electrophysiology
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.
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”