Sara Trucco, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Major Lectureships and Seminars

  • Interventional Cardiac Catheterization for Diseases of the Pulmonary Root,” 9th Annual Pittsburgh Master Class in Congenital Cardiac Morphology, Pittsburgh Pa., September 2016
  • “Hybrid Strategy for Neonates with Ductal-dependent Systemic Circulation at High Risk for Norwood.” Pediatric and Adult Interventional Cardiac Symposium, “Best of the Best” abstract winner, 2016
  • “Reducing ACHD Cardiac Catheterization Complications in a Pediatric Facility: A Single Institution Experience,” 20th Annual Update on Pediatric Cardiovascular Disease, Award Finalist, 2017
  • Interventional Cardiology Research Projects II,” Heart Institute Research Retreat, April 2017

Professional Affiliations/Society Memberships

  • ACC
  • AHA
  • Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions
    • Elected as Clinical Vice President of Pediatric Interventional Cardiology Early-career Section (PICES)

Education & Training

  • MD: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Residency: Stanford University Medical Center Stanford, CA
  • Fellowship: University of California at San Francisco San Francisco, CA
  • Fellowship: Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital New York, NY

Research Interests

Sara Trucco’s research involves interventional cardiac catheterization and includes the following:

  • Acute and Intermediate Follow-up Results of Hybrid Device Closure of Ventricular Septal Defects: A Multicenter Experience
  • Comparison between Surgical Versus Balloon Angioplasty Versus Intravascular Stent Placement for Recurrent or Native Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Covered Cheatham Platinum Stent for Prevention or Treatment of Aorta Wall Injury Associated with Aortic Coarctation (COAST II)
  • Amplatzer Atrial Septal Defect Occluder Post-Marketing Study II, a clinical study through AGA Medical Corporation
  • Access-related Adverse Event multicenter project through C3PO (Principal Investigator)
  • C3PO-QI radiation-safety benchmark study (Sub-investigator)
  • Medtronic Melody valve post-marketing study
  • Endovascular therapies in congenital heart disease
  • Edwards-Sapien XT transcatheter pulmonary valve post-marketing study (Co-investigator)
  • CCISC Coronary artery fistula study, (Local Principal Investigator)
  • ALK1 Signaling in Development of Superior Cavopulmonary Anastomosis-Associated Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformations (Principal Investigator, Co-PI: Beth Roman, PhD)