Scientific Publications and Presentations


Cancer and Blood Disorders

Bakshi, N., Smith, M. E., Ross, D. and Krishnamurti, L. (2017). Novel Metrics in the Longitudinal Evaluation of Pain Data in Sickle Cell Disease. The Clinical Journal of Pain, 33(6), 517-527. doi:10.1097/ajp.0000000000000431

Bakshi, N., Lukombo, I., Shnol, H., Belfer, I. and Krishnamurti, L. (2017). Psychological Characteristics and Pain Frequency Are Associated with Experimental Pain Sensitivity in Pediatric Patients with Sickle Cell Disease. The Journal of Pain. doi:10.1016/j.jpain.2017.05.005

, Fay M., Sakurai Y., McFarland B., Blanche S., Diprete C., Joiner C.H., Sulchek T. and Lam W.A. (2017) Normal Saline is Associated with Increased Sickle Red Cell Stiffness and Prolonged Transit Times in a Microfluidic Model of the Capillary System. Microcirculation. doi: 10.1111/micc.12353. [Epub ahead of print]

Dampier, C., Palermo, T.M., Darbari, D.S., Hassell, K., Smith, W. and Zempsky, W. (2017) AAPT Diagnostic Criteria for Chronic Sickle Cell Disease Pain; Journal of Pain 2017. doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2016.12.016.

Liu W., Yu W.M., Zhang J., Chan R.J., Loh M.L., Zhang Z., Bunting K.D. and Qu, C.K. (2017) Inhibition of the Gab2/PI3K/mTOR signaling ameliorates the myeloid malignancy caused by Ptpn11 (Shp2) gain-of-function mutations. Leukemia. In press.

Mannino R.G., Santiago-Miranda A.N., Pradhan P., Qiu Y., Mejias J.C., Neelapu S.S., Roy K. and Lam W.A. (2017) 3D microvascular model recapitulates the diffuse large B-cell lymphoma tumor microenvironment in vitro. Lab on a Chip, 17(3), 407-414. doi: 10.1039/c6lc01204c

Myers D.R., Qiu Y., Fay M.E., Tennenbaum M., Chester D., Cuadrado J., Sakurai Y., Baek J., Tran R., Ciciliano J.C., Ahn B., Mannino R.G., Bunting S.T., Bennett C., Briones M., Fernandez-Nieves A., Smith M.L., Brown A.C., Sulchek T. and Lam W.A.(2017) Single-platelet nanomechanics measured by high-throughput cytometry. Nature Materials, 16(2), 230-235. doi: 10.1038/nmat4772. PMID: 27723740

O’Leary H.A.,  Capitano M., Cooper S.,  Mantel C., Boswell H.S., Kapur R., Ramdas B., Chan R., Deng L., Qu C.K., and  H.E. Broxmeyer. (2017) DPP4 Truncated GM-CSF & IL-3 Manifest Distinct Receptor Binding and Regulatory Functions Compared to their Full Length Forms. Leukemia. 2017. In press.

Quarmyne M.O., Dong W., Theodore R., Anand S., Barry V., Adisa O., Buchanan I.D., Bost J., Brown R.C., Joiner C.H. and Lane P.A. (2017) Hydroxyurea effectiveness in children and adolescents with sickle cell anemia: A large retrospective, population-based cohort. American Journal of Hematology, 92(1), 77-81. doi: 10.1002/ajh.24587. Epub Nov. 18, 2016. PMID: 27761932

Siegel D.A., Claridy M., Mertens A., George E., Vangile K., Simoneaux S.F., Meacham L.R. and Wasilewski-Masker K. (2017) Risk factors and surveillance for reduced bone mineral density in pediatric cancer survivors. Pediatric Blood & Cancer. doi: 10.1002/pbc.26488. [Epub ahead of print]


Q1 Publications: January-March 2017

Phelps HM, Kelleman MS, McCracken CE, Benavidez OJ, Campbell RM, Douglas PS, Eidem BW, Lai WW, Lopez L, Stern KW, Welch E, Sachdeva R. Application of Pediatric Appropriate Use for Initial Outpatient Evaluation of Syncope. Echocardiography. 2017 Mar;34(3):441-445. doi: 10.1111/echo.13475. Epub 2017 Feb 8.

Hoeting NM, McCracken CE, McConnell M, Sallee D, Iannucci GJ, Oster ME. Systolic ejection click versus split first heart sound: Are our ears deceiving us? Congenit Heart Dis. 2017 Mar 16 [Epub ahead of print]

Hashemi S, Parks WJ, Sallee D 3rd, Slesnick T. Double Aortic Arch With Previously Undescribed Head and Neck Vessel Branching. Can J Cardiol. 2017 Apr;33(4):555.e21-555.e23.

Tree M, Trusty PM, Slesnick TC, Yoganathan A, Deshpande S, Maher K. In Vitro Examination of the HeartWare CircuLite Ventricular Assist Device in the Fontan Connection. ASAIO J. 2017 Jan 20. doi: 10.1097/MAT.0000000000000521. [Epub ahead of print]

Rose-Felker K, Border WL, Hong BJ, Chow EJ. Cardio-oncology Related to Heart Failure: Pediatric Considerations for Cardiac Dysfunction. Heart Fail Clin. 2017 Apr;13(2):311-325. doi: 10.1016/j.hfc.2016.12.007. Review. PubMed PMID: 28279417.

Grant EK, Kim DW, Border WL, Lerakis S, Babaliaros V, Vincent RN. Transseptal Anchored Vascular Plug Closure of Mitral Valve Perforation. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2017 Mar 13;10(5):e45-e46. doi: 10.1016/j.jcin.2016.12.004. Epub 2017 Feb 15. PubMed PMID: 28216218.

McLaughlin ES, Travers C, Border WL, Deshpande S, Sachdeva R. Tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion as a marker of right ventricular dysfunction in pediatric patients with dilated cardiomyopathy. Echocardiography. 2017 Jan;34(1):102-107. doi: 10.1111/echo.13416. Epub 2016 Dec 9. PubMed PMID: 27933640

Alsoufi B, McCracken C, Shashidharan S, Kogon B, Border W, Kanter K. Palliation Outcomes of Neonates Born With Single-Ventricle Anomalies Associated With Aortic Arch Obstruction. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Feb;103(2):637-644. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.06.040. Epub 2016 Sep 1. PubMed PMID: 27592600.

Naguib M, Kanaan U, Simon D, Guglani L. Risk factors for development of PH in infants with BPD: systemic review and meta-analysis. Paediatric Respiratory Reviews (epub ahead of print)

Hebson C, Book W, Elder R, Ford R, Jokhadar M, Kanter K, Kogon B, Kovacs AH, Levit RD, Lloyd M, Maher K, Reshamwala P, Rodriguez F, Romero R, TejadaT, Marie, Valente A, Veldtman G, McConnell M.. Frontiers in Fontan failure: A summary of conference proceedings. Congenit Heart Dis 12:6-16, 2017.

Jacobs JP, LaheySJ, Nichols FC, Levett JM, Johnston GG, Cleveland JC, DiSesa VJ, Freeman RK, St. Louis JD, Painter J, Yohe C, Wright CD, Kanter KR, Mayer JE, Naunheim KS, Rich JB, Bavaria JE: How is physician work valued? Ann Thorac Surg 103:373-80, 2017.

Nathan M, Jacobs ML, Gaynor JW, Newburger JW, Masterson CD, Lambert LM, Hollenbeck-Pringle D, Trachtenberg FL, White O, Anderson BR, Bell MC, Burch PT, Graham EM, Kaltman JR, Kanter KR, Mery CM, Pizarro C, Schamberger MS, Taylor MD, Jacobs JP, Pasquali SK: Completeness and accuracy of local clinical registry data for children undergoing heart surgery.  Ann Thorac Surg 103:629-36, 2017.

Baldwin JT, Adachi I, Teal J, Almond CA, Jaquiss RD, Massicotte MP, Dasse K, Siami FS, Zak V, Kaltman JR, Mahle WT, Jarvik R. Closing in on the PumpKIN Trial of the Jarvik 2015 Ventricular Assist Device.  Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Pediatr Card Surg Annu. 2017 Jan;20:9-15.

Karsch E, Irving SY, Aylward BS, Mahle WT. The prevalence and effects of aspiration among neonates at the time of discharge. Cardiol Young. 2017 Feb 6:1-7. doi: 10.1017/S104795111600278X. [Epub ahead of print]

Sacks JH, Flueckiger PB, Spandorfer PR, Mahle WT, Costello BE. Adult Chest Pain in the Pediatric Emergency Department: Treatment and Timeliness From Door In To Door Out. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2017 Mar 21. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000001081 [Epub ahead of print]

Rose-Felker K, Kelleman MS, Campbell RM, Sachdeva R. Appropriateness of Outpatient Echocardiograms Ordered by Pediatric Cardiologists or Other Clinicians. J Pediatr. 2017 Feb 24. pii: S0022-3476(17)30183-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.01.073. [Epub ahead of print]

Fischbach P. Cardiol Young. The role of illicit drug use in sudden death in the young. 2017 Jan;27(S1):S75-S79. doi: 10.1017/S1047951116002274. Review.

Marino BS, Goldberg DJ, Dorfman AL, King E, Kalkwarf H, Zemel BS, Smith M, Pratt J, Fogel MA, Shillingford AJ, Deal BJ, John AS, Goldberg CS, Hoffman TM, Jacobs ML, Lisec A, Finan S, Kochilas LK, Pawlowski TW, Campbell K, Joiner C, Goldstein SL, Stephens P, Chin AJ. Cardiol Young. Abnormalities in serum biomarkers correlate with lower cardiac index in the Fontan population. 2017 Jan;27(1):59-68. doi: 10.1017/S1047951116000093.

Ligon RA, Petit CJ. Not that atretic: Use of an atretic femoral vein for transcatheter pulmonary valve implantation.Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2017 Feb 1;89(2):321-323. doi: 10.1002/ccd.26687. Epub 2016 Aug 12.

Sachdeva R, Travers CD, McCracken CE, Samai C, Campbell RM, Slesnick TC, Border WL. Temporal Trends in Utilization of Transthoracic Echocardiography for Common Outpatient Pediatric Cardiology Diagnoses over the Past 15 Years. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2017 Mar;30(3):201-208. doi: 10.1016/j.echo.2016.12.008.

Ross RD, Srivastava S, Cabrera AG, Ruch-Ross HS, Radabaugh CL, Minich LL, Mahle WT, Brown DW. The United States Pediatric Cardiology 2015 Workforce Assessment: A Survey of Current Training and Employment Patterns: A Report of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, and Society for Pediatric Cardiology Training Program Directors. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Mar 14;69(10):1347-1352. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2016.09.921. Epub 2016 Nov 28. No abstract available.

Q2 Publications: April-June 2017

Kogon B, Fernandez J, Shashidharan S, Kanter K, Alsoufi B. A 30-year experience with mixed-type total anomalous pulmonary venous connection: a word of caution. Cardiol Young 27: 870-76, 2017

Nathan M, Jacobs ML, Gaynor JW, Newburger JW, Masterson CD, Lambert LM, Hollenbeck-Pringle D, Trachtenberg FL, White O, Anderson BR, Bell MC, Burch PT, Graham EM, Kaltman JR, Kanter KR, Mery CM, Pizarro C, Schamberger MS, Taylor MD, Jacobs JP, Pasquali SK: Completeness and accuracy of local clinical registry data for children undergoing heart surgery.  Ann Thorac Surg 103:629-36, 2017.

Rose-Felker K, Border WL, Hong BJ, Chow EJ. Cardio-oncology related to heart failure: pediatric considerations for cardiac dysfunction. Heart Fail Clin. 2017 Apr;13(2):311-325.

Nguyen T, Fundora MP, Welch E, Douglas PS, Eidem BW, Campbell RM, Weiner RB, Stern KW, Benavidez OJ, Lai WW, Sachdeva R, Lopez L. Application of the Pediatric Appropriate Use Criteria for Chest Pain. J Pediatr. 2017 Mar 30. pii: S0022-3476(17)30339-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.02.073. [Epub ahead of print]

Vyas-Read S, Kanaan U, Shankar P, Stremming J, Travers C, Carlton DP, Fitzpatrick A. Early characteristics of infants with pulmonary hypertension in a referral neonatal intensive care unit. BMC Pediatrics, July 2017, 17:163

Morray BH, Dimas VV, Lim S, Balzer DT, Parekh DR, Van Mieghem NM, Ewert P, Kim DW, Justino H, McElhinney DB, Jones TK, (2017) Circulatory support using the Impella device in Fontan patients with systemic ventricular dysfunction: a multicenter experience, Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions

Babaliaros, VC, Greenbaum, AB, Khan. JM, Rogers, T, Wang, D, Eng, MH, O’Neill, W.W., Paone, G, Thourani, VH, Lerakis, S, Kim, DW, Chen, MY, Lederman, RJ, (2017) Intentional Percutaneous Laceration of the Anterior Mitral Leaflet to Prevent Outflow Obstruction During Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement, First in Human Experience, JACC Cardiovascular Interventions, 10(8): 798-809

Rostad CA, Wehrheim K, Kirklin JK, Naftel D, Pruitt E, Hoffman TM, L'Ecuyer T, Berkowitz K, Mahle WT, Scheel JN.  Bacterial infections after pediatric heart transplantation: Epidemiology, risk factors and outcomes. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2017 May 11 pii: S1053-2498(17)31790-4

Oster ME, Watkins S, Hill KD, Knight JH, Meyer RE. Academic Outcomes in Children with Congenital Heart Defects: A Population-based Cohort Study. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality Outcomes. (Epub)

Finn KB, Farr Sl, Oster ME. Preparing Adolescents with Heart Disease for Transition to Adult Care in the 2009-2010 National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs. Congenit Heart Dis. 2017 May 19. (Epub)

Petit CJ, Glatz AC, Qureshi AM, Sachdeva R, Maskatia SA, Justino H, Goldberg DJ, Mozumdar N, Whiteside W, Rogers LS, Nicholson GT, McCracken C, Kelleman M, Goldstein BH.  Outcomes after decompression of the right ventricle in infants with pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum are associated with degree of tricuspid regurgitation, Results from the Congenital Catheterization Research Collaborative. Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions, May 2017.

Hebson C, Ephrem G, Rodriguez F. Coincidental Significant Tricuspid Regurgitation at the Time of Right Ventricle-to-Pulmonary Artery Conduit Intervention: Should We Address it, Ignore it, or Take a More Nuanced Approach? JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2017 Apr 10;10(7):709-711.

Everitt IK, Gerardin JF, Rodriguez FH 3rd, Book WM. Improving the quality of transition and transfer of care in young adults with congenital heart disease. 2017 May 12(3):242-250.

Hashemi S, Parks WJ, Sallee D 3rd, Slesnick T. “Double Aortic Arch With Previously Undescribed Head and Neck Vessel Branching.”  Can J Cardiol. 2017 Apr;33(4):555.e21-555.e23

Fernandes BA, Maher KO, Deshpande SR. Cardiac biomarkers in pediatric heart disease: A state of art review. World J Cardiol. 2016 Dec 26;8(12):719-727. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v8.i12.719. Review. PMID: 28070239 [PubMed]

Deshpande SR, Dalal A, Kim DW, Babaliaros V, Jokhadar M. Acute emoblic myocardial infarction and heart failure in a Fontan patient: recovery with impella device and successful transplantation. ASAIO J. 2016 Nov/Dec;62(6):e52-e54. PMID: 27045968 [PubMed - in process]

Botha P, Deshpande SR, Wolf M, Heard M, Alsoufi B, Kogon B, Kanter K. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenator support in infants with systemic-pulmonary shunts. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Sep;152(3):912-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2016.03.075. Epub 2016 Apr 11. PMID: 27530641 [PubMed - in process]

Hastings SM, Deshpande SR, Wagoner S, Maher K, Ku DN. Thrombosis in centrifugal pumps: location and composition in clinical and in vitro circuits. Int J Artif Organs. 2016 Jun 15;39(4):200-4. doi: 10.5301/ijao.5000498. Epub 2016 Jun 2. PMID: 27323916 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Deshpande SR, Shehata BM, Sallee D, Kogon BE, Mahle WT. Late primary transplantation in complex congenital heart disease. Pediatr Transplant. 2016 Mar;20(2):325-8. doi: 10.1111/petr.12676. Epub 2016 Jan 25. PMID: 26803993 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Deshpande SR, Herman HK, Quigley PC, Shinnick JK, Cundiff CA, Caltharp S, Shehata BM. Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia (ARVC/D): review of 16 pediatric cases and a proposal of Modified Pediatric Criteria. Pediatr Cardiol. 2016 Apr;37(4):646-55. doi: 10.1007/s00246-015-1327-x. Epub 2016 Jan 8. PMID: 26743400 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Butts RJ, Boyle GJ, Deshpande SR, Gambetta K, Knecht KR, Prada-Ruiz CA, Richmond ME, West SC, Lal AK. Characteristics of clinically diagnosed pediatric myocarditis in a contemporary multi-center cohort. Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 Aug;38(6):1175-1182. doi: 10.1007/s00246-017-1638-1. Epub 2017 May 23. PMID: 28536746 [PubMed - in process]

Tree M, Trusty PM, Slesnick TC, Yoganathan A, Deshpande S, Maher K. In vitro examination of the Heartware CircuLite Ventricular Assist Device in the Fontan connection. ASAIO J. 2017 Jul/Aug;63(4):482-489. doi: 10.1097/MAT.0000000000000521. PMID: 28118264 [PubMed - in process]

Deshpande SR, Kasniya G, Cuadrado AR, Maher KO. Idiopathic infantile arterial calcification: a case report of successful extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support. Int J Artif Organs. 2017 Jan 13;39(11):575-579. doi: 10.5301/ijao.5000544. Epub 2017 Jan 12. PMID: 28085170 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

McLaughlin ES, Travers C, Border WL, Deshpande S, Sachdeva R. Tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion as a marker of right ventricular dysfunction in pediatric patients with dilated cardiomyopathy. Echocardiography. 2017 Jan;34(1):102-107. doi: 10.1111/echo.13416. Epub 2016 Dec 9. PMID: 27933640 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Hastings SM, Ku DN, Wagoner S, Maher KO, Deshpande S. Sources of circuit thrombosis in pediatric extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. ASAIO J. 2017 Jan/Feb;63(1):86-92. doi: 10.1097/MAT.0000000000000444. PMID: 27660905 [PubMed - in process]

Alsoufi B, Gillespie S, Mahle WT, Deshpande S, Kogon B, Maher K, Kanter K. The effect of noncardiac and genetic abnormalities on outcomes following neonatal congenital heart surgery. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Spring;28(1):105-14. doi: 10.1053/j.semtcvs.2015.10.016. Epub 2015 Nov 17. PMID: 27568146 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Rossano JW, Jefferies JL, Pahl E, Naftel DC, Pruitt E, Lupton K, Dreyer WJ, Chinnock R, Boyle G, Mahle WT.Use of sirolimus in pediatric heart transplant patients: A multi-institutional study from the Pediatric Heart Transplant Study Group. Pediatric Heart Transplant Study Investigators. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2017 Apr;36(4):427-433. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2016.09.009. Epub 2016 Oct 4.

Bauser-Heaton H, Borquez A, Han B, Ladd M, Asija R, Downey L, Koth A, Algaze CA, Wise-Faberowski L, Perry SB, Shin A, Peng LF, Hanley FL, McElhinney DB. Programmatic Approach to Management of Tetralogy of Fallot With Major Aortopulmonary Collateral Arteries: A 15-Year Experience With 458 Patients. Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2017 Apr;10(4). pii: e004952. doi: 10.1161/CIRCINTERVENTIONS.116.004952.

Sachdeva R, Douglas PS, Kelleman MS, McCracken CE, Lopez L, Stern KWD, Eidem BW, Benavidez OJ, Weiner RB, Welch E, Campbell RM, Lai WW. Educational intervention for improving the appropriateness of transthoracic echocardiograms ordered by pediatric cardiologists. Congenit Heart Dis. 2017 May;12(3):373-381. doi: 10.1111/chd.12455. Epub 2017 Feb 22.

Nicholson GT, Kelleman MS, De la Uz CM, Pignatelli RH, Ayres NA, Petit CJ.Late outcomes in children with Shone's complex: a single-centre, 20-year experience. Cardiol Young. 2017 May;27(4):697-705. doi: 10.1017/S1047951116001104. Epub 2016 Jul 26.

Spewak MB, Williamson RS, Mertens AC, Border WL, Meacham LR, Wasilewski-Masker KJ. Yield of screening echocardiograms during pediatric follow-up in survivors treated with anthracyclines and cardiotoxic radiation. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2017 Jun;64(6). doi: 10.1002/pbc.26367. Epub 2016 Dec 14.

Walsh MJ, Verghese GR, Ferguson ME, Fino NF, Goldberg DJ, Owens ST, Pinto N, Zyblewski SC, Quartermain MD. Counseling Practices for Fetal Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 Jun;38(5):946-958. doi: 10.1007/s00246-017-1601-1. Epub 2017 Mar 27.

Nagiub M, Kanaan U, Simon D, Guglani L. Risk Factors for Development of Pulmonary Hypertension in Infants with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Paediatr Respir Rev. 2017 Jun;23:27-32. doi: 10.1016/j.prrv.2016.11.003. Epub 2016 Nov 22. Review.

Peterson JK, Kochilas LK, Catton KG, Moller JH, Setty SP. Long-Term Outcomes of Children With Trisomy 13 and 18 After Congenital Heart Disease Interventions. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Jun;103(6):1941-1949. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.02.068. Epub 2017 Apr 26.

Tree M, Wei ZA, Munz B, Maher K, Deshpande S, Slesnick T, Yoganathan A. A Method for In Vitro TCPC Compliance Verification. J Biomech Eng. 2017 Jun 1;139(6). doi: 10.1115/1.4036474.

Q3 Publications: July-September 2017

Agrawal H, Petit CJ, Miro J, Miranda CD, Kenny D, Justino H. Contralateral Pulmonary Hypertension Following Resuscitation of Unilateral Ductal Origin of a Pulmonary Artery: A Multi-institutional Review. Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 Sep 25. doi: 10.1007/s00246-017-1729-z. [Epub ahead of print]

Sullivan PM, Liou A, Takao C, Justino H, Petit CJ, Salazar JD, Ing FF. Tailoring stents to fit the anatomy of unique vascular stenoses in congenital heart disease. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2017 Sep 1. doi: 10.1002/ccd.27234. [Epub ahead of print]

Cory MJ, Ooi YK, Kelleman MS, Vincent RN, Kim DW, Petit CJ. Reintervention Is Associated With Improved Survival in Pediatric Patients With Pulmonary Vein Stenosis. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2017 Sep 11;10(17):1788-1798. doi: 10.1016/j.jcin.2017.05.052. Epub 2017 Aug 16

Ligon RA, Ooi YK, Kim DW, Vincent RN, Petit CJ. Intervention on Surgical Systemic-to-Pulmonary Artery Shunts: Carotid Versus Femoral Access. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2017 Sep 11;10(17):1738-1744. doi: 10.1016/j.jcin.2017.05.023. Epub 2017 Aug 16.

Votava-Smith JK, Statile CJ, Taylor MD, King EC, Pratt JM, Nelson DP, Michelfelder EC. Impaired Cerebral Autoregulation in Preoperative Newborn Infants with Congenital Heart Disease. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2017 Sep;154(3):1038-1044

Hill KD, Slesnick TC,Einstein AJ; Image Gently Alliance. Radiation safety in children with congenital and acquired heart disease: A scientific position statement on multimodality dose optimization from the Image Gently Alliance. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging, 2017, 10(7):797-818.

Sahu A, Slesnick TC. Imaging adults with congenital heart disease part II: Advanced CMR techniques. J Thorac Imaging, 2017; 32(4):245-57.

Boris JR, Slesnick TC,Weinberg PM. 2017 AHA/ACC Key data elements and definitions for ambulatory electronic health records in pediatric and congenital cardiology: A report of the American College of Cardiology / American Heart Association task force on clinical data standards. J Am Coll Cardiol, 2017;70(8):1029-95.

Vyas-Read S, Kanaan U, Shankar P, Stremming J, et al. Early characteristics of infants with pulmonary hypertension in a referral NICU. BMC Pediatrics 2017 Jul 11;17(1):163.

J.D. St. Louis, C.E. McCracken, E.M. Turk, H. Hancock, J.S. Menk, B.A. Harvey, J.M. Vinocur, M.E. Oster, J. Moller, L.G. Spector, L.K. Kochilas: " Long-term Transplant-free Survival following Repair of Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection (TAPVC): A study from the Pediatric Cardiac Care Consortium (PCCC) Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Aug 25. pii: S0003-4975(17)30787-7. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.05.052. [Epub ahead of print]

C. Sung, J.L. Bass, J.M. Berry, C.W. Shepard, B. Lindgren, L.K. Kochilas: The Thoracic Duct and the Fontan Patient “. 2017 Sep;34(9):1347-1352. doi: 10.1111/echo.13639. Epub 2017 Aug 22.

Sachdeva R, Kelleman MS, McCracken CE, Campbell RM, Lai WW, Lopez L, Stern KWD, Welch E, Douglas PS. Physician Attitudes toward the First Pediatric Appropriate Use Criteria and Engagement With Educational Intervention to Improve the Appropriateness of Outpatient Echocardiography. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2017 Sep;30(9):926-931.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.echo.2017.05.007. Epub 2017 Jun 23.

Butts RJ, Boyle GJ, Deshpande SR, Gambetta K, Knecht KR, Prada-Ruiz CA, Richmond ME, West SC, Lal AK. Characteristics of Clinically Diagnosed Pediatric Myocarditis in a Contemporary Multi-Center Cohort. Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 Aug;38(6):1175-1182. doi: 10.1007/s00246-017-1638-1. Epub 2017 May 23.

Mussatto KA, Hollenbeck-Pringle D, Trachtenberg F, Sood E, Sananes R, Pike NA, Lambert LM, Mahle WT, Goldberg DJ, Goldberg CS, Dunbar-Masterson C, Otto M, Marino BS, Bartle BH, Williams IA, Jacobs JP, Zyblewski SC, Pemberton VL. Utilisation of early intervention services in young children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Cardiol Young. 2017 Aug 29:1-8. doi: 10.1017/S104795111700169X. [Epub ahead of print]

Feingold B, Mahle WT, Auerbach S, Clemens P, Domenighetti AA, Jefferies JL, Judge DP, Lal AK, Markham LW, Parks WJ, Tsuda T, Wang PJ, Yoo SJ; American Heart Association Pediatric Heart Failure Committee of the Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young; Council on Clinical Cardiology; Council on Cardiovascular Radiology and Intervention; Council on Functional Genomics and Translational Biology; and Stroke Council. Management of Cardiac Involvement Associated With Neuromuscular Diseases: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2017 Sep 26;136(13):e200-e231. doi: 10.1161/CIR.0000000000000526. Epub 2017 Aug 24.

Karsch E, Irving SY, Aylward BS, Mahle WT. The prevalence and effects of aspiration among neonates at the time of discharge. Cardiol Young. 2017 Sep;27(7):1241-1247. doi: 10.1017/S104795111600278X. Epub 2017 Feb 6.

Venugopalan J, Chanani N, Maher K, Wang MD. Combination of static and temporal data analysis to predict mortality and readmission in the intensive care. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2017 Jul;2017:2570-2573. doi: 10.1109/EMBC.2017.8037382.

Sable CA, Ivy DD, Beekman RH 3rd, Clayton-Jeter HD, Jenkins KJ, Mahle WT, Morrow WR, Murphy MD, Nelson RM, Rosenthal GL, Stockbridge N, Wessel DL. 2017 ACC/AAP/AHA Health Policy Statement on Opportunities and Challenges in Pediatric Drug Development: Learning From Sildenafil. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2017 Jul;10(7). pii: e000026. doi: 10.1161/HCQ.0000000000000026. Review. No abstract available.

Cevallos PC, Armstrong AK, Glatz AC, Goldstein BH, Gudausky TM, Leahy RA, Petit CJ, Shahanavaz S, Trucco SM, Bergersen LJ. Radiation dose benchmarks in pediatric cardiac catheterization: A prospective multi-center C3PO-QI study. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2017 Aug 1;90(2):269-280. doi: 10.1002/ccd.26911. Epub 2017 Feb 15.

Kirkpatrick EC, Steltzer J, Simpson P, Pan A, Dragulescu A, Falkensammer CB, Gelehrter S, Lai WW, Levine J, Miller S, Miller TA, Pruetz J, Sachdeva R, Thacker D, Frommelt P. Pulmonary Vein Doppler Patterns in Infants with Single Right Ventricle Anomalies After Initial Staged Palliations. Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 Aug;38(6):1288-1295. doi: 10.1007/s00246-017-1660-3. Epub 2017 Jun 19.

Slesnick TC. Role of Computational Modelling in Planning and Executing Interventional Procedures for Congenital Heart Disease. Can J Cardiol. 2017 Sep;33(9):1159-1170. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2017.05.024. Epub 2017 Jun 3. Review.

Trusty PM, Wei Z, Tree M, Kanter KR, Fogel MA, Yoganathan AP, Slesnick TC. Local Hemodynamic Differences Between Commercially Available Y-Grafts and Traditional Fontan Baffles Under Simulated Exercise Conditions: Implications for Exercise Tolerance. Cardiovasc Eng Technol. 2017 Sep;8(3):390-399. doi: 10.1007/s13239-017-0310-5. Epub 2017 May 30

Bhatia AK, Yabrodi M, Carroll M, Bunting S, Kanter K, Maher KO, Deshpande SR. Utility and correlation of known anticoagulation parameters in the management of pediatric ventricular assist devices. World J Cardiol. 2017 Sep 26;9(9):749-756. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i9.749.

Q4 Publications: October-December 2017

Peters JR, Campbell RM Jr, Balasubramanian S. Characterization of the age-dependent shape of the pediatric thoracic spine and vertebrae using generalized procrustes analysis. J Biomech. 2017 Oct 3;63:32-40. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2017.07.030. Epub 2017 Aug 11.

Writing Group Members, Doherty JU, Kort S, Mehran R, Schoenhagen P, Soman P; Rating Panel Members, Dehmer GJ, Doherty JU, Schoenhagen P, Amin Z, Bashore TM, Boyle A, Calnon DA, Carabello B, Cerqueira MD, Conte J, Desai M, Edmundowicz D, Ferrari VA, Ghoshhajra B, Mehrotra P, Nazarian S, Reece TB, Tamarappoo B, Tzou WS, Wong JB; Appropriate Use Criteria Task Force, Doherty JU, Dehmer GJ, Bailey SR, Bhave NM, Brown AS, Daugherty SL, Dean LS, Desai MY, Duvernoy CS, Gillam LD, Hendel RC, Kramer CM, Lindsay BD, Manning WJ, Mehrotra P, Patel MR, Sachdeva R, Wann LS, Winchester DE, Wolk MJ, Allen JM. ACC/AATS/AHA/ASE/ASNC/HRS/SCAI/SCCT/SCMR/STS 2017 Appropriate Use Criteria for Multimodality Imaging in Valvular Heart Disease: A Report of the American College of Cardiology Appropriate Use Criteria Task Force, American Association for Thoracic Surgery, American Heart Association, American Society of Echocardiography, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Heart Rhythm Society, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, and Society of Thoracic Surgeons. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2017 Oct 20. pii: S0894-7317(17)30624-7. doi: 10.1016/j.echo.2017.08.012. [Epub ahead of print]

Lopez L, Colan S, Stylianou M, Granger S, Trachtenberg F, Frommelt P, Pearson G, Camarda J, Cnota J, Cohen M, Dragulescu A, Frommelt M, Garuba O, Johnson T, Lai W, Mahgerefteh J, Pignatelli R, Prakash A, Sachdeva R, Soriano B, Soslow J, Spurney C, Srivastava S, Taylor C, Thankavel P, van der Velde M, Minich L. Relationship of Echocardiographic Scores Adjusted for Body Surface Area to Age, Sex, Race, and Ethnicity: The Pediatric Heart Network Normal Echocardiogram Database. Pediatric Heart Network Investigators*. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2017 Nov;10(11). pii: e006979. doi: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.117.006979.

Ellepola CD, Knight LM, Fischbach P, Deshpande SR. Genetic Testing in Pediatric Cardiomyopathy. Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 Nov 29. doi: 10.1007/s00246-017-1779-2. [Epub ahead of print]

Sulejmani F, Pokutta-Paskaleva A, Ziganshin B, Leshnower B, Iannucci G, Elefteriades J, Sun W. Biomechanical properties of the thoracic aorta in Marfan patients. Ann Cardiothorac Surg. 2017 Nov;6(6):610-624. doi: 10.21037/acs.2017.09.12.

Ramroop R, Manase G, Lu D, Manase D, Chen S, Kim R, Lee T, Mahle WT, McHugh K, Mitchell M, Tristani-Firouzi M, Wechsler SB, Wilder NS, Zak V, Lafreniere-Roula M, Newburger JW, Gaynor JW, Russell MW, Mital S. Adrenergic receptor genotypes influence postoperative outcomes in infants in the Single-Ventricle Reconstruction Trial. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Nov;154(5):1703-1710.e3. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.06.041. Epub 2017 Jun 24.

Bauser-Heaton H, Borquez A, Asija R, Wise-Faberowski L, Zhang Y, Downey L, Perry SB, Koth A, Peng LF, Algaze CA, Hanley FL, McElhinney DB. Pulmonary reinterventions after complete unifocalization and repair in infants and young children with tetralogy of Fallot with major aortopulmonary collaterals. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Dec 13. pii: S0022-5223(17)32848-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.11.086. [Epub ahead of print]

Sidell DR, Koth AM, Bauser-Heaton H, McElhinney DB, Wise-Faberowski L, Tracy MC, Hanley FL, Asija R. Bronchoscopy in children with tetralogy of fallot, pulmonary atresia, and major aortopulmonary collaterals. Pulmonary Artery Reconstruction Program at Stanford University. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2017 Dec;52(12):1599-1604. doi: 10.1002/ppul.23732. Epub 2017 May 15.

Stern KWD, Gulesserian T, Choi J, Lang SM, Statile CJ, Michelfelder EC, McLaughlin ES, Nguyen T, Lopez L, Verghese GR, Hsu DT, Sachdeva R. Factors Influencing Pediatric Outpatient Transthoracic Echocardiography Utilization Before Appropriate Use Criteria Release: A Multicenter Study. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2017 Dec;30(12):1225-1233. doi: 10.1016/j.echo.2017.08.015.

Grosse SD, Peterson C, Abouk R, Glidewell J, strong>Oster ME. Cost and Cost-Effectiveness Assessments of Newborn Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease Using Pulse Oximetry: A Review. Int J Neonatal Screen. 2017;3(4):34. doi: 10.3390/ijns3040034. Epub 2017 Dec 14.

Abouk R, Grosse SD, Ailes EC, Oster ME. Association of US State Implementation of Newborn Screening Policies for Critical Congenital Heart Disease With Early Infant Cardiac Deaths. JAMA. 2017 Dec 5;318(21):2111-2118. doi: 10.1001/jama.2017.17627. Benavidez OJ


Recent Publications 

Murdaugh, D., Ono, K.E., Morris S., Burns, T.G. (2018). Effects of Developmental Age on Symptom Reporting and Neurocognitive Performance in Youth After Sports-Related Concussion Compared to Control Athletes.

Murdaugh, D., Ono, K.E., Reisner, A., Burns, T.G. (2018). Assessment of Sleep Quantity and Sleep Disturbances During Recovery from Sports-Related Concussion in Young Athletes. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Reisner, A, Burns, T.G., Hall, L.B., Jain, S., Weselman, B.C., De Grauw, T.J., Ono, K.E., Blackwell, L., Chern, J.J. (2017). Quality Improvement in Concussion Care: Influence of Guideline-Based Education, The Journal of Pediatrics, 2017 May;184:26-31. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.01.045. Epub 2017 Feb 21. PMID: 28233546

Keith H. May, P.T., D.P.T., S.C.S., A.T.C., C.S.C.S., David L. Marshall, M.D., Thomas G. Burns, Psy.D., ABPP/CN, David M. Popoli, M.D., John A. Polikandriotis, Ph.D., MBA, MPH, FACHE. Pediatric sports specific return to play guidelines following concussion. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, 9(2), pp. 242-255.

David Popoli, M.D., Thomas G. Burns, Psy.D., ABPP/CN, Meehan WP 3rd, Andrew Reisner, M.D. CHOA concussion consensus: establishing a uniform policy for academic accommodations. Clinical Pediatrics. 2014 Mar;53(3):217-24. doi: 10.1177/0009922813499070. Epub 2013 Aug 19.

Andrew Reisner, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P.; Natalie Tillman, R.N., B.S.N.; Linda Cole, R.N.; Elizabeth Atkins, R.N.; Greg Pereira, R.N., B.S.N., M.B.A., Mary Thacher, R.N., MSN, CEN. Concussion in Children. Neuro Update Vol 5, Issue 1, 2011. Dr. Reisner and the Children’s concussion team take a look at the history of concussions and provide insight into the definitions, guidelines and treatments for a condition that affects millions of children each year.

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Language and social functioning in children and adolescents with epilepsy. Byars AW, DeGrauw TJ, Johnson CS, Perkins SM, Fastenau PS, Dunn DW, Austin JK. Epilepsy Behav. 2014 Feb;31:167-71. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2013.11.007. Epub 2014 Jan 14


Howarth, R.A., Reisner, A., Chern, J., Hayes, L., Burns, T.G., & Berenstein, A. (2015). Neurocognitive improvements following endovascular repair for Vein of Galen arteriovenous malformation in childhood: A case report. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, 15, 197-202.

Burns, T.G. & Loring, D.W (2015). Psychological and social impact of epilepsy: pediatric and adolescent review. Journal of Pediatric Epilepsy, 4(3), pp. 1-7.

Reisner, A., Popoli, D.M., Burns, T.G., Marshall, D.L., Jain, S., Hall, L., Vova, J.A., Kroll, S., Wesselman, B.C., Palasis, S., Hayes, L., Clark, G., Speake, K.M., Holbrook, B.H., Wiskind, R.H., Licata, R.M., Ono, K.E., Hogan, E., Chern, J., DeGrauw, T. (2015). The Central Role of Community Practicing Pediatricians in Contemporary Concussion Care: A Case Study of CHOA’s Concussion Program. Clinical Pediatrics, pp. 1-7

Bodin, D., Roper, B., O’Toole, K., & Haines, M.E. (2015). Postdoctoral training in clinical neuropsychology: A review of the history, trends, and current issues. Training and Education in Professional Psychology.

McManus, S. & O’Toole, K. (2014). Book Review: Language Disorders in Children and Adolescents, by Joseph H. Beitchman & Elizabeth B. Brownlie. Child Neuropsychology. Published online: 23 May, 1-3.

Howarth, R.A., Adamson, A.M., Ashford, J.M., Merchant, T.E., Ogg, R.J., Schulenberg, S.E., Ogg, S., Li, J., Wu, S., Xiong, X, & Conklin, H.M. (2014). Investigating the relationship between COMT polymorphisms and working memory performance among childhood brain tumor survivors. Pediatric Blood & Cancer, 61, 40-45.

Jackson, S., Patay, Z., Howarth, R.A., Panandiker, A.S., Onar-Thomas, A., Gajjar, A., & Broniscer, A. (2013). Clinico-radiologic characteristics and neurocognitive assessment of long-term survivors of diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma. Journal of Neuro-Oncology, 114, 339-344.

Howarth, R.A., Ashford, J.M., Merchant, T.E., Ogg, R.J., Santana, V., Wu, S., Xiong, X., & Conklin, H.M. (2013). The utility of parent report in the assessment of working memory among childhood brain tumor survivors. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 19, 380-389.

Alriksson-Schmidt, A.I., Thibadeau, J.K., Swanson, M.E., Marcus, D., Carris, K.L., Siffel, C., Ward, E., (2013). The Natural History of Spina Bifida in Children Pilot Project: A Research Protocol. JMIR Research Protocols (2013)

Sun, B., Berl, M.M., Burns, T.G., Gaillard, W.D., Hayes, L., Adjouadi, M., & Jones, R.A (2013). Age Association of Language Task Induced Deactivation Induced in a Pediatric Population. Neuroimage, 65, 232-33.

Burns, T.G., King, T.Z., & Spencer, K.S. (2012). Mullen Scales of Early Learning: The Utility in Assessing Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, and Epilepsy. Journal of Applied Neuropsychology: Child, 1, pp. 1-10.

Sun, B., Brown, R.C., Hayes, L., Burns, T.G., Huamani, J., Bearden, D.J., & Jones, R.A. (2012). White matter damage in asymptomatic patients with sickle cell anemia: Screening with diffusion tensor imaging. American Journal of Neuroradiology, 33, pp. 1-7.

Burns, T.G. (2012). Book Review: Sherman, E.M.S., & Brooks, B.L. (Eds). (2012). Pediatric forensic Neuropsychology. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. Applied Neuropsychology: Child, (In press)

Christopher, G. & O’Toole, K. (2012). Book Review: Barkley, Russell. Executive Functions. New York: Guilford Press. “The chasm cries out for a bridge.” Child Neuropsychology, iFirst, 1-4.

Micklewright, J.L., King, T.Z., O’Toole, K., Henrich, C., & Floyd, F.J. (2012). Authoritarian Parenting Partially Mediates the Relationship between Parental Stress and Child Adaptive Outcomes 12-36 Months Following Traumatic Brain Injury. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 18, 1-8.

Conklin, H.C., Ashford, J.A., Howarth, R.A., Merchant, T.E., Ogg, R.J., Santana, V., et al. (2012). Working memory performance among childhood brain tumor survivors. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 18, 996-1005.


Read selected journal articles authored/co-authored by our surgeons available at PubMed, the online database provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health publications:

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Return to system within 30 days of discharge following pediatric shunt surgery. Joshua J. Chern, M.D., Ph.D., Markus Bookland, M.D., Javier Tejedor-Sojo, M.D., Jonathan Riley, M.D., Mohamm adali M. Shoja, M.D., R. Shane Tubb s, Ph.D., P.A.-C., and Andrew Reisner, M.D. J Neurosurg: Pediatrics / March 14, 2014 DOI: 10.3171/2014.2.PEDS13493

Guiding intracortical brain tumour cells to an extracortical cytotoxic hydrogel using aligned polymeric nanofibres. Anjana Jain, Martha Betancur, Gaurangkumar D. Patel, Chandra M. Valmikinathan, Vivek J. Mukhatyar, Ajit Vakharia, S. Balakrishna Pai, Barunashish
Brahma, Tobey J. MacDonald & Ravi V. Bellamkonda. Nature Materials 13, 308–316 (2014) doi:10.1038/nmat3878. Published online 16 February 2014

Aguilera, Flamini, Boydston, et al; Response of subependymal giant cell astrocytoma with spinal cord mestasis to everolimus. Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Reisner A, Gary MF, Chern JJ, D Grattan-Smith: Spinal cord infarction following minor trauma in children; Fibrocartilaginous embolism as a putative cause: J Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, April Vol 11, 445-450, 2013.

Kebriaei MA, Shoa MM, Salinas SM, Falkenstrom KL, Sibnick, EA, Tubbs RS, Reisner A,Chern JJ; Shunt infection in the first year of life. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics July 12:44-48, 2013.

David M. Popoli, MD, Thomas Burns, PhD, William Meehan III, MD, Andrew Reisner, MD. CHOA Concussion Consensus: Establishing a Uniform Policy for Academic Accomodations. J Pediatrics (accepted)

A Heads up on Craniosynostosis, Andrew Reisner, M.D., William R. Boydston, M.D., Ph.D., Barun Brahma, M.D.; Joshua Chern, M.D., Ph.D., David Wrubel, M.D.

Abnormalities of Headshape in an Infant, Andrew Reisner, M.D., William R. Boydston, M.D., Ph.D., Barun Brahma, M.D.; Joshua Chern, M.D., Ph.D., David Wrubel, M.D.

Neuro Spine Care for Kids, David Wrubel, M.D., and Barun Brahma, M.D.

The "Epidemic" of Occipital Flattening: Why It Is Happening and What To Do About It, Andrew Reisner, M.D., William R. Boydston, M.D., Ph.D., Barun Brahma, M.D.; Joshua Chern, M.D., Ph.D., David Wrubel, M.D.

Pediatric Radiosurgery and Gamma Knife, Andrew Reisner, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P.

Low Grade Leptomeningeal Neuroepithelial Tumor, Schniederjan, et al

Evans Blue Nanocarriers Visuall Demarcate Margins of Invasive Gliomas, Roller, et al

Nanofiber Transport of Brain Tumors, Jain et al

The Use of Inside-Outside Screws for Occipitocervial Fusion in Pediatric Patients – Accepted for publication in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics

Transient enlargement of craniopharyngioma after radiation therapy; Pattern of MRI response following radiation. Journal of Neurooncology September 2012; 109(2); 349-55

Maurice SM, Brahma B, Burnstein FD. Disappearing dermoid: Fact or Fiction? Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. May 2012; 23(3): 812-6

Nanoparticle Liposome-Imipramine Blue inhibits medulloblastoma in SmoA1 transgenic mice.

Chern JJ, Kirkman JL, Shannon CN, Tubbs RS, Stone JD, Royal SA, Oakes WJ, Rozzelle CJ, Wellons JC. Use of lumbar ultrasonography to detect occult spinal dysraphism. Journal Neurosurgery Pediatric. 9(3):274-9, 2012.

Tubbs RS, Hattab EM, Loukas M, Chern JJ, Wellons M, Wellons JC 3rd, Iskandar BJ, Cohen-Gadol AA. Histological analysis of the third ventricle floor in hydrocephalic and non hydrocephalic brains: application to neuroendocrine complications following third ventriculostomy procedures. Journal Neurosurgery Pediatrics. 9(2):178-181, 2012.

Chern JJ, Tubbs RS, Gordon AS, Donnithorne KJ, Oakes WJ. Management of Pediatric Patients with Pseudotumor Cerebri. Childs Nerv Syst. 28(4):575-578, 2012 Jan 19.

Chern JJ, Muhleman M, Tubbs RS, Miller JH, Johnston JM, Wellons JC 3rd, Blount JP, Oakes WJ, Rozzelle CJ. Clinical evaluation and surveillance imaging in children with Spina Bifida aperta and shunt-treated hydrocephalus. J Neurosurgery Pediatrics. 9(6): 621-6, 2012.

Hwang SW, Gressot LV, Chern JJ, Relyea K, Jea A. Complications of Occipital Screw Placement for Occipitolcervical Fusion in Childres. J Neurosurgery Pediatrics. 9(6); 586-93, 2012.

Tubbs RS, Chern JJ, Muhleman M, Loukas M, Shoja MM, Oakes WJ. Lateral Compressions of the Foramen Magnum with the Chiari 1 Malformation: case illustrations. Childs Nerv Syst Apr 19, 2012.

Tubbs RS, Muhleman M, McClugage SG, Loukas M, Miller JH, Chern JJ, Rozzelle CJ, Oakes WJ, Cohen-Gadol AA. Progressive symptomative increase in the size of choroidal fissure cysts. J Neurosurg Pediatr 10(4):306-9, 2012.

Chern JJ, Aksut B, Kirkman JL, Shoja MM, Tubbs RS, Royal SA, Wellons JC 3rd, Rozzelle CJ. The accuracy of abnormal lumbar sonography findings in detecting occult spinal dysraphism: a comparison with magnetic resonance imaging. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 10(2): 150-3, 2012.

Kebriaei MA, Shoa MM, Salinas SM, Falkenstrom KL, Sibnick, EA, Tubbs RS, Reisner a. Chern JJ; Shunt infection in the first year of life. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics July 12:44-48, 2013.

Chern JJ. Response, Spinal dysraphism. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 11(5): 613, 2013.

Tubbs RS, Mortazavi MM, Farrington WJ, Chern JJ, Shoja MM, Loukas M, Cohen-Gadol AA. Relationships between the posterior interosseous nerve and the supinator muscle: application to peripheral nerve compression syndromes and nerve transfer procedures. J Neurol Surg A Cent Eur Neurosurg, 2013 May 21.

Reisner A, Gary MF, Chern JJ, D Grattan-Smith: Spinal cord infarction following minor trauma in children; Fibrocartilaginous embolism as a putative cause: J Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, April Vol 11, 445-450, 2013.

Rizk E, Chern JJ, tagayun C, Tubbs RS, Hankinson T, Rozzelle CJ, Oakes WJ, Blount JP, Wellons JC. Institutional experience of endoscopic suprasellar arachnoid cyst fenestration. Childs Nerv Syst Jan 24, 2013.

Shoja MM, Chern JJ. Letter to the editor: Decompressive craniectomy. J Neurosurg Pediatr 11(3): 358, 2013.



Murphy JS, Upasani VY, Yaszay B, et al. Predictors of distal adding-on in thoracic major curves with AR lumbar modifiers. Spine 2017;42(4).

Fuller CT, Farnsworth CL, Murphy JS. Femoral version: comparison among advanced imaging methods. J Orthop Res 2017.

Willimon SC, Busch MT, Herzog MM. Time to return to school following 10 common orthopaedic surgeries among children and adolescents.
J Pediatr Orthop 2017.

Li Y, Donohue KS, Willimon SC, et al. Reliability of radiographic assessments of adolescent midshaft clavicle fractures by the FACTS multicenter study group.
J Orthop Trauma 2017;31(9):479-484.

Pennock AT, Willimon SC, Busch MT, et al. Adolescent clavicle nonunions: potential risk factors and surgical management. 
J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2017.

Herzog MM, Busch MT, Willimon SC, et al. Functional outcomes following non-operative versus operative treatment of clavicle fractures in adolescents.
J Child Orthop 2017;11:310-317.

Pennock AT, Ellis HB, Willimon SC, et al. Intra-articular physeal fractures of the distal femur: a frequently missed diagnosis in adolescent athletes.
Orthop J Sports Med 2017;5(10).


Neumann JA, Mannava S, Busch MT, et al. Arthroscopic debridement of pediatric accessory anterolateral talar facet causing impingement.
Arthrosc Tech 2016;5(3):413-417.

Sugimoto D, Christino MA, Micheli LJ. Effects of surgical intervention on trochlear remodeling in pediatric patients with recurrent patella dislocation cases.
J Pediatr Orthop B 2016;25(4):349-353.

Christino MA, Fleming BC, Machan JT, et al. Psychological factors associated with anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction recovery.
Orthop J Sports Med 2016;4(3).

Sugimoto D, Christino MA, Micheli LJ. Effects of surgical intervention on trochlear remodeling in pediatric patients with recurrent patellar dislocation cases.
J Pediatr Orthop B 2016;25(4):349-353.

Reaume J, Reaume D, Christino MA. Psychological aspects of ACL rehabilitation. Lower Extremity Review Magazine 2016.

Heyworth BE, Christino MA. Anterior cruciate ligament tears in skeletally immature athletes. Orthopaedic Knowledge Update Sports Medicine, ed 5. Rosemont, IL: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2016.

Christino MA, Mansuripur PK, Hayda R. Trauma. Comprehensive board review in orthopedic surgery. New York, NY: Thieme. 2016.

Schmitz, ML. and Giavedoni, BJ. Congenital longitudinal deficiencies of the fibula. AAOS Atlas of Amputations and Limb Deficiencies- Surgical, Prosthetic, and Rehabilitation Principles, 4th Ed 2016;Chapter 73:865-872

Schrader T, Jones CR, Kaufman AM, et al. Intraoperative monitoring of epiphyseal perfusion in slipped capital femoral epiphysis. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2016;98(12):1030-1040.

Willimon SC, Gaskill TR, Millett PJ. Acromioclavicular joint injuries: anatomy, diagnosis, and treatment. Phys Sports Med 2016;39(1):116 – 122.

Herzog MM, Axelrod JR, Willimon SC, et al. Functional outcomes following nonoperative versus operative treatment of clavicle fractures in adolescents. Pediatrics 2016;137(3).

Siegall E, Willimon SC, Busch MT, et al. Age predicts disruption of the articular surface of the femoral condyles in knee OCD: Can we reduce usage of the arthroscopy and MRI? J Pediat Ortho 2016.


Truntzer J, Vopat ML, Christino MA, et al. Forearm diaphyseal fractures in the adolescent population: treatment and management. Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol 2015;25(2):201-209.

Christino MA, Vopat BG, Mayer A, et al. Stability outcomes following computer-assisted ACL reconstruction. Minimally Invasive Surgery 2015.

Vopat BG, Daniels AH, Christino MA, et al. Hybrid anterolateral approach for open reduction internal fixation of femoral neck fractures.
Orthopedics 2015;38(7):430-434.

Christino MA, Fantry A, Vopat BG. Psychological aspects of recovery following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2015;23(8):501-509. 

Murphy JS, Mubarak SJ. Talocalcaneal coalitions. Foot Ankle Clin. 2015;20(4):681-91.

Wilcox, WR, Coulder, CP, Schmitz, ML. Congenital limb deficiencies. Clinics in Perinatology 42:281-300, 2015

Schrader T, Ward WT. Pericapsular osteotomies of pemberton and dega. In Wiesel S (Ed), Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery: 1924-1933. 2015.

Hyman JE, Trupia, Schrader T, et al. Interobserver and intraobserver reliability of the modified Waldenstrom classification system for staging of Legg-Calve-Perthes disease.
J Bone Joint Surg 2015;97(8):643-650.

Willimon SC, Jones CR, Herzog MM, May KH, Leake MJ, Busch MT. Micheli anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in skeletally immature youths: A retrospective case series with a mean 3-year follow-up. Am J Sports Med 2015;43(12): 2974-2981.

  • This study is to evaluate the clinical outcomes of a physeal-sparing technique using the illotibial band for combined intra-articular and extra-articular ACL reconstruction. At a mean 3-year follow-up, the study findings confirmed excellent functional outcomes, a low ACL revision rate, and no growth disturbances.

McLaren K, Byrd E, Willimon, SC, et al. Impact shoulder angles correlate with impact wrist angles in standing back handsprings in preadolescent and adolescent female gymnasts.
International journal of sports physical therapy 2015;10(3).

Steadman JR, Briggs KK, Willimon SC, et al. Outcomes following microfracture of full-thickness articular cartilage lesions of the knee in adolescent patients.
Journal of Knee Surgery 2015;28(2):145-150.


Archibald-Seiffer N, Weiss J, Busch MT. Cases and current concepts in pediatric sports medicineJ Pediatr Orthop 2014;34:S49-S56.

Christino MA, Vopat BG, Waryasz GR, et al. Adolescent differences in knee stability following computer-assisted ACL reconstruction.
Orthopedic Reviews 2014;6(4).

Vopat ML, Kane PM, Christino MA, et al. Treatment of forearm fractures in children.
Orthopedic Reviews 2014;6(2).

Fletcher ND, Shourbaji N, Devito DP, et al. Clinical and economic implications of early discharge following posterior spinal fusion for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.
J Child Orthop 2014;8(3):257-263.

Willimon SC, Briggs, KK, Philippon MJ. Intra-articular adhesions following hip arthroscopy: a risk factor analysis. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy 2014;22(4):822-825.


Garrigues GE, Warnick DE, Busch MT. Subscapularis avulsion of the lesser tuberosity in adolescent. J Pediatr Orthop. 2013;33(1):8-13. [PMID 23232372]

  • This study is a long-term clinical follow-up study of patients with isolated lesser tuberosity avulsions in skeletally immature patients. Operative treatment consisted of a diagnostic arthroscopy to evaluate for concomitant pathology, followed by an open reattachment of the tuberosity through an incision in line with the anterior axillary fold.

PI: Michael Schmitz, M.D., National Institutes of Health

The BrAIST study is a Phase III, multicenter, prospective partially-randomized, partially blinded clinical trial, designed to determine whether the use of the thoracolumbosacral orthoses (brace) lowers the risk of curve progression in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) relative to observation (watchful waiting).

Weinstein SL, Dolan LA, Wright JG, Dobbs MB. Effects of bracing in adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis. N Engl J Med. 2013;369(16):1512-1521. [PMID: 23232372]


Cancer and Blood Disorders

Ben Watkins, MD, Assistant Professor at Emory University, has earned an NIH K23 grant for his work with allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT), which is an effective treatment for hematological malignancy. However, significant complications limit its widespread application. Chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is the leading cause of long-term morbidity and mortality following HCT, and recent advances have failed to reduce the frequency or severity of this devastating complication. The mechanisms of the development and evolution of chronic GVHD have not been clearly defined, thus challenging progress in the design of new therapeutic approaches aimed at preventing or treating the disease. Flow cytometry and gene expression profiling have emerged as valuable tools to interrogate complex disease states and define the molecular changes that occur during the development of disease.

The long-term approach of this work is to identify the mechanistic drivers of chronic GVHD to aid in our understanding of the disease and help elucidate targetable pathways to alter its natural history. To identify the mechanisms driving GVHD, we have developed a systems biology approach that combines longitudinal flow cytometry with gene expression analysis linked to detailed clinical data. Utilizing data from an ongoing multi-center clinical trial investigating GVHD, we will apply supervised and unsupervised approaches to determine the molecular signature of T and B cells linked to the development and evolution of chronic GVHD.