Jacqueline Kreutzer, MD, FSCAI, FACC

  • Division Director, Cardiology and Professor of Pediatrics
  • Peter and Ada Rossin Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cardiology, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Member, McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
  • Co-Director, Heart Institute, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Administrative Assistant: Wanda Gilliam

Kreutzer is Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Division Director of Cardiology. She is co-director of the Heart Institute at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and holds the Peter and Ada Rossin Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cardiology.

She has over 20 years of practice in congenital catheter intervention, and directed the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory for 15 years at Children’s. Main areas of academic interest include: novel catheter/device technology, animal testing & clinical trials; prenatal cardiac catheter intervention; Single ventricle variants: transcatheter therapies; Transcatheter management of peripheral pulmonary artery stenosis; Cardiac catheterization Outcomes Research and Quality Improvement; and Transcatheter valve therapies.

Kreutzer is Board Certified in Pediatric Cardiology and Adult Congenital Heart Disease. She has lectured extensively nationally and internationally. Dr. Kreutzer has authored close to 100 publications, and has a long history of commitment to teaching and mentoring students, residents, fellows, and colleagues from the United States and abroad. She has also served and continues to serve in many academic committees (SCAI, AHA, NCDR®, CCISC, etc.), as well as several editorial positions (i.e., JACC).

Kreutzer has led the Division of Cardiology since 2017, expanding quality of care and outcomes in collaboration with Heart Institute and hospital leadership to achieve the highest standards becoming among the best cardiac programs in the country, as evaluated by U.S. News and World Report.

Professional and Scientific Society Memberships

  • American College of Cardiology, 1993-Present
  • American Heart Association, Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young, 1995-Present
  • Sociedad Argentina de Cardiología, Honorary Member, 1996-Present
  • Sociedad Latina de Cardiología y Cirugía Cardiovascular Pediátrica, 1996-Present
  • American Heart Association, Council on Cardiovascular Radiology and Intervention, 2006-Present
  • American College of Cardiology, Pennsylvania Chapter, 2000-Present
  • American Heart Association, CDVY Committee on Congenital Cardiac Defects, 2002-2007
  • American College of Cardiology, Fellow, 1997-Present
  • National Registry of Who is Who, Life Member, 2000-Present
  • Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions, Member, 2001-Present
  • Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions, Fellow, 2002-Present
  • American College of Cardiology Women in Cardiology Section, 2004-Present
  • American College of Cardiology, Congenital Heart Disease and Pediatric Cardiology Section, 2005-Present
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Subboard of Pediatric Cardiology, Associate Member, 2006-2012
  • SCAI Congenital Heart Disease Committee, 2006-Present
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Subboard of Pediatric Cardiology Credentials Committee, Member, 2007-2012
  • Congenital Cardiovascular Interventional Study Consortium, 2007-Present
  • Society of Cardiac Angiography and Intervention, Congenital Heart Disease Program Chair, 2016
  • American Pediatric Society, 2020-Present

Education & Training

  • BS, Science, Physics, and Mathematics, magna cum laude, Instituto Normal Superior (Buenos Aires, Argentina), 1981
  • MD, University of Buenos Aires Medical School, 1987
  • Clinical Fellowship in Cardiac Pathology, Harvard Medical School-Boston Children's Hospital, 1988-1989
  • Internship in Pediatrics, University of Florida Affiliated Hospitals, 1989-1990
  • Residency in Pediatrics, University of Florida Affiliated Hospitals, 1990-1992
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology, Harvard Medical School-Boston Children's Hospital, 1992-1995
  • Advanced Faculty Leadership Academy, University of Pittsburgh, 2017

Selected Publications

El-Said H, Hegde S, Foerster S, Hellenbrand W, Kreutzer J, Trucco SM, Holzer R, Burch G, Mirani A, Nicolas R, Porras D, Bergersen L, Moore J. Device therapy for atrial septal defects in a multicenter cohort: acute outcomes and adverse events.  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2015 Feb 1;85(2):227-33. 

Lin CH, Desai S, Nicolas R, Gauvreau K, Foerster S, Sharma A, Armsby L, Marshall AC, Odegard K, DiNardo J, Vincent J, El-Said H, Spaeth J, Goldstein B, Holzer R, Kreutzer J, Balzer D, Bergersen L. Sedation and anesthesia in pediatric and congenital cardiac catheterization: A prospective multicenter experience.  Pediatr Cardiol. 2015; 36(7):1363-75.

Gillespie MJ, McElhinney DB, Kreutzer J, Hellenbrand WE, El-Said H, Ewert P, Rhodes JF, Søndergaard L, Jones TK. Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve Replacement for Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Conduit Dysfunction After the Ross Procedure.  Ann Thorac Surg. 2015: S0003-4975(15)00737.

Cevallos PC, Rose MJ, Armsby LB, Armstrong AM, EL-Said H, Foerster SR, Glatz AC, Goldstein BH, Hainstock MR, Kreutzer J, Latson LA,  Leahy RA,  Petit CJ, Torres A, Shahanavaz S,  Zampi D, Bergersen . Implementation of methodology for quality improvement in pediatric cardiac catheterization: a multi-center initiative by the Congenital Cardiac Catheterization Project on Outcomes - Quality Improvement (C3PO-QI) Pediatric Cardiology. 2016;37(8):1436-1445.

Cabalka AK, Hellenbrand WE, Eicken A, Kreutzer J, Gray RG, Bergersen L, Berger F, Armstrong AK, Cheatham JP, Zahn EM, McElhinney DB. Relationships among conduit type, pre-stenting, and outcomes in patients undergoing transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement in the Prospective North American and European Melody Valve Trials. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2017 Sep 11;10(17):1746-1759.

Nwankwo UT, Morell EM, Trucco SM, Morell VO, Kreutzer J. Hybrid strategy for neonates with ductal-dependent systemic circulation at high risk for Norwood. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018; Aug; Aug;106(2):595-601. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.03.007

Christopher A, Kreutzer J, Ezon D. DVHTi is Associated with Aortic Coarctation Gradient at Catheterization independent of echocardiographic and clinical blood pressure gradients. Congenit Heart Dis. 2018. Sep;13(5):713-720.

McElhinney DB, Sondergaard L, Armstrong AK, Bergersen L, Padera RF, Balzer DT, Lung TH, Berger F, Zahn EM, Gray RG, Hellenbrand WE, Kreutzer J, Eicken A, Jones TK, Ewert P. Endocarditis after transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018 Dec 4;72(22):2717-2728

McElhinney DB, Aboulhosn JA, Dvir D, Whisenant B, Zhang Y, Eicken A, Ribichini F, Tzifa A, Hainstock MR, Martin MH, Kornowski R, Schubert S, Latib A, Thomson JDR, Torres AJ, Meadows J, Delaney JW, Guerrero ME, Salizzoni S, El-Said H, Finkelstein A, George I, Gewillig M, Alvarez-Fuente M, Lamers L, Cheema AN, Kreutzer J, Rudolph T, Hildick-Smith D, Cabalka AK; VIVID Registry. Mid-Term valve-related outcomes after transcatheter tricuspid valve-in-valve or valve-in-ring replacement. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019 Jan 22;73(2):148-157.

Quinn BP, Armstrong AK, Bauser-Heaton HD, Callahan R, El-Said HG, Foerster SR, Goldstein BH, Goodman AS, Gudausky TM, Kreutzer J, Leahy RA, Petit CJ, Rockefeller TA, Shahanavaz S, Trucco SM, Bergersen L; Radiation risk categories in cardiac catheterization for congenital heart disease: A tool to aid in the evaluation of radiation outcomes. Congenital Cardiac Catheterization Project on Outcomes-Quality Improvement (C3PO-QI). Pediatr Cardiol 2019 Feb;40(2):445-453. doi: 10.1007/s00246-018-2024-3.

Goldstein BH, Bergersen L, Armstrong AK, Bow BA, El-Said H, Porras D, Shahanavaz S, Leahy RA, Kreutzer J, Zampi JD, Hainstock MR, Gudausky TM, Nicholson GT, Gauvreau K, Goodman A, Petit CJ. Adverse Events, Radiation Dose and Reinterventions Following Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve Replacement: A Report from the C3PO-QI Multicenter Registry. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2020 Feb 4;75(4):363-376.

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Academic and Research Interests

  • Cardiac catheterization and transcatheter intervention in congenital heart disease: novel catheter/device technology and clinical applications
  • Prenatal cardiac catheter intervention
  • Single ventricle: physiopathology, invasive assessment and transcatheter therapies
  • Transcatheter management of peripheral pulmonary artery stenosis
  • Outcomes Research and Quality Improvement, applied to pediatric cardiac catheterization
  • Transcatheter valve therapies