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Research Interests

Roger P. Vermilion, M.D., Chief

  • Clinical outcomes in surgery for congenital heart disease
  • Echocardiographic methods of assessing cardiac hemodynamics and function

Nader Atallah-Yunes, M.D.

  • Surgical outcomes in congenital heart disease

Gisella Beutner, Ph.D.

  • Mitochondrial energy generation in the heart in physiological and pathological conditions
  • Impact of the mitochondrial permeability transition pore on energy generation
  • Regulation of the permeability transition pore during cardiac development

Carol J. Buzzard, M.D.

  • Fetal cardiology

Jill M. Cholette, M.D.

  • Blood cell utilization, modification and impact on inflammation and immune modulation
  • Clinical outcomes after blood transfusions in children with congenital heart disease status post cardiac surgery
  • Venous thrombosis prevention, as well as management, particularly in pediatric cardiac surgery and in association with central venous lines

Rajiv Devanagondi, M.D.

  • Long-term outcomes following transcatheter interventions for congenital heart disease
  • Impact of cardiac anatomy on cardiac surgery outcomes

Michael Joynt, M.D.

  • Long term complications and indications for intervention for patients with tetralogy of Fallot
  • Pregnancy in the adult congenital heart patient
  • Management of the adult Fontan patient

Glenn Leonard, M.D.

  • Cardiac interventions

Cecilia C. Meagher, M.D.

  • Surgical outcomes in congenital heart disease

George A. Porter, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.

  • The genetics of congenital heart disease
  • The role in environmental factors in congenital heart disease
  • Fundamental mechanisms of cardiac development, including
    - Bioenergetics and mitochondrial biology
    - Oxidative stress
    - Hyperoxia and hypoxia
    - Calcium signaling

Jeffrey Vinocur, M.D.

  • Quality improvement, performance improvement and patient safety in many aspects of pediatric cardiology, including electrophysiology and cardiac surgery.

Carol Wittlieb-Weber, M.D.

  • Cardiomyopathy/ Heart Failure and Heart Transplantation
  • Preventive Cardiology (Hyperlipidemia)

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