Francis Michael McCaffrey, MD

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics

McCaffrey is a senior member in the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at UPMC Children’s Hospital. He is a native of southwestern Pennsylvania and is a graduate of Bishop Canevin HS, W&J College, and the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. He did his pediatric residency at the University of Nebraska. His Pediatric cardiology training was at the Medical College of Georgia and the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. McCaffrey is a veteran with 9 years active duty in the US Navy caring for pediatric patients. His clinical experience includes service at Naval Hospitals in Okinawa, Japan, Jacksonville, Florida, and Portsmouth, VA. Following discharge from the navy he served as a staff pediatric cardiologist at the University of Kentucky, A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children, and UPMC Children’s Hospital. His clinical interests are general pediatric cardiology, exercise physiology, and echocardiography.

Professional and Scientific Society Memberships

  • American Society of Echocardiography, 2000-Present

Education & Training

  • BS, Chemistry and Biology, Washington & Jefferson College, 1976
  • MD, Medicine, The Pennsylvania State University, 1980
  • Internship and Residency in Pediatrics, University of Nebraska, 1980-1983
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology, Medical College of Georgia, 1988-1991
  • Fellowship in Perinatal Cardiology, Magee-Women's Hospital & The Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 1993-1994

Selected Publications

McCaffrey FM, Sherman FS. Prenatal diagnosis of severe aortic stenosis. Pediatric Cardiology, 1997; 18: 276-281

Luedtke SA, Kuhn RJ, McCaffrey FM. The pharmacologic management of pediatric supraventricular tachycardias: Part 1. The Annals of Pharmacotherapy, 1997; Oct 31(10): 1227-1243

Luedtke SA, Kuhn RJ, McCaffrey FM. The pharmacologic management of pediatric supraventricular tachycardias: Part 2. The Annals of Pharmacotherapy. 1997; Nov 31(11):

Fyfe DA, Emge F, Johnson G, McCaffrey F, Luten W, Couse D, Schrum A. Clinical validation of digital image compression levels for fetal echocardiograms for telemedicine. Echocardiography, 1998; May 15(4):363-368

Lutin WA, Brumund MR, Jones C, Tharpe CE, Montgomery M, McCaffrey FM. Hemodynamic abnormalities in fetuses with congenital heart disease. Pediatric Cardiology, 1999; Dec 20(6): 390-395    

O’Brien J, McCaffrey FM. Prenatal diagnosis and outcome of a ruptured aneurysm arising from the left atrium. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2001; April 17 (4):347-349

Richardson L, Topor Z, Bhakta D, McCaffrey F, Bruce E, Patwardhan A. Assessment of ventilatory sensitivity to carbon dioxide changes during orthostatis. Biomed Sci Instrum, 2002; 38:301-305

Emery SP, Kreutzer J, McCaffrey FM, Sherman FS, Sinham HN, Keller BB. The learning curve for a fetal cardiac intervention team. Minimally Invasive Surgery, 2010; 674185. Epub 2010 Mar 30

Marcuccio E, Arora G, Quivers E, Yurchak MK, McCaffrey F. Noninvasive measurement of cardiac output during exercise in children with tetralogy of Fallot. Pediatric Cardiology, 2012; Oct. 33(7):1165-70

Spurney CF, McCaffrey FM, Cnaan A, Morgenroth LP, Ghelani SJ, Gordish-Dressman H, Arrieta A, Connolly AM, Lotze TE, McDonald CM, Lesher RT, Clemens PR. Feasibility and reproducibility of echocardiographic measures in children with muscular dystrophies. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2015 Aug;28(8):999-1008.

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