Selected Research Studies

Gaurav Arora, MD

  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome in Children, Fischerkeller Grant Database

Brian Feingold, MD, MS, FAHA

  • An Observational Cohort Study to Determine the Impact of Alloantibodies and Antibodies to Self Antigens on Chronic Allograft Function up to 5 years after Pediatric Heart Transplantation (CTOTC-09)  
  • Randomized, Controlled Trial of a Novel Mobile Device Application to Improve Adherence in Children Greater than 11 years of Age after Cardiac Transplantation (CTOTC-10)
  • Immune Cell Function and Transplant Outcomes- Heart Transplants 
  • Multiparameter Investigation of Cardiac Diseases in Infants, Childrens, Adolescents, and Adults 
  • Cardiac Biomarkers in Pediatric Cardiomyopathy
  • MRI quantification of cardiac fibrosis after heart transplantation
  • Pediatric Heart Transplant Study
  • Alloantibodies: Prevalence and Impact in Pediatric Heart Transplant Outcomes
  • Phase III Multi-Center Open Label Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing Everolimus and Low Dose Tacrolimus to Tacrolimus and Mycophenalate Mofetil at 6 Months Post Heart Transplant to Prevent Long-Term Complicatons after Pediatric Heart Transplantation

Bryan Goldstein, MD

  • Neurocognitive Function of Adolescents and Young Adults with Repaired Complex Congenital Heart Disease After Recent Cardiac Re-Interventions: A Pilot Study

Tyler Harris, MD

  • Effect of Exercise on Serum Cardiac Biomarker Levels in Children and Adolescents
  • The Association of Kawasaki Disease and COVID-19 with Cardiac Complications: A Focused Sub-study of the International Kawasaki Disease Registry (IKDR)

Arvind Hoskoppal, MD

  • Atrial Switch Database for Transposition of Great Arteries
  • COVID-19 in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease

Jennifer Johnson, DO, FASHE

  • Fetal Predictors of Pulmonary Valve Stenosis and Determining Post-Delivery Management

Jacqueline Kreutzer, MD, FSCAI, FACC

  • Progression and Outcomes in Pulmonary Vein Stenosis (PVS)
  • Melody Valve Reintervention Protocol
  • Comparison Between Surgical vs Balloon Angioplasty vs Intravascular Stent Placement for Recurrent or Native Coarctation of the aorta

Bernhard Kühn, MD

  • A Pilot Study Quantifying New Heart Muscle Cells in Pediatric Patients
  • Mechanistic clinical trial of β-blocker administration for reactivating cardiomyocyte division in Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Pittsburgh Functional Cardiac Genomics Project

Evonne M. Morell, DO

  • National Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Collaborative(NPC-QIC)-A Collaborative Initiative to Improve Care of Children with Complex Congenital Heart Disease

Mousumi Moulik, MD 

  • Molecular Diagnosis in Infantile Cardiomyopathy: A retrospective review 

Sara Trucco, MD

  • Congenital Coronary Artery Fistulae: Longitudinal Follow-up with Focus on Thrombus Formation, Stenosis, and Perfusion Defects Following Standard Therapy 
  • Ductal Stenting vs. Surgical Shunt for Infants with Duct Dependent Pulmonary Blood Flow
  • Perforation of the atretic pulmonary valve in patients with pulmonary atresia and intact ventricular septum: A procedural outcomes analysis of chronic total occlusion wire versus radiofrequency perforation
  • Pulmonary Vein Stenosis (PVS): Disease Mechanisms and Outcomes
  • Retrospective Review of PDA Closure with Medtronic Microvascular PlugTM

Shawn West, MD

  • The Fontan Liver after Cardiac Transplantation

Matthew D. Zinn, DO

  • Advanced Cardiac Therapies Improving Outcomes Network to Improve the Health of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease Patients with Heart Failure