Thomas J. Seery, MD

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Seery joined the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine faculty in May 2018. He enjoys taking care of children with congenital and acquired heart disease in both the inpatient and ambulatory settings. Additionally, a significant portion of Seery’s duties include the interpretation of echocardiograms in the non-invasive imaging laboratory. A particularly gratifying part of his position is his clinical teaching role within the General Pediatric Residency and Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship training programs. Seery currently serves on the Editorial Board of the American Academy of Pediatrics PREP Cardiology Subspecialty Review.

Seery received the UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Excellence in Teaching Award in June 2019. He was awarded a Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching and Evaluation by Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital, where he was on faculty prior to moving to Pittsburgh. He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics for General Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology.

Professional and Scientific Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow
  • American Academy of Cardiology, Fellow

Education & Training

  • MD, The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, 2003
  • Internship/Residency in Pediatrics, National Capital Consortium, 2003-2006
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology, Children's National Medical Center, 2009-2012

Selected Publications

Kozak M, Adams DR, Ioffreda MD, Nickolaus MJ, Seery TJ, Chamber CE, Ettinger SM, McNulty PH, Gilchrist IC.  Sterile inflammation associated with transradial catheterization and hydrophilic sheaths.  Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions.  2003; 59(2):207-13.  

Seery TJ and Spencer S.  Group B streptococcus abscess as the initial presentation of a new onset diabetic child.  Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases.  2008; 3(3):203-4.

Seery TJ, Sinha P, Zurakowski D, Jonas R.  Femoral vein homograft for neoaortic reconstruction in the Norwood stage 1 operation: A follow-up study.  Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  2013; 146(3):550-6.

Seery TJ and Slack M.  Percutaneous closure of a prosthetic pulmonary paravalvular leak.  Congenital Heart Disease.  2014; 9(1):E19-22.

Seery T, Boswell H, Lara A.  Caring for refugee children.  Pediatrics in Review.  2015; 36(8):323-340.

Wilkes J, Fraser C, Seery TJ.  Accessory mitral valve leaflet causing severe left ventricular outflow tract obstruction in a preterm neonate with a partial atrioventricular septal defect.  Texas Heart Institute Journal.  2016; 43(6):543-545.

Artunduaga M, Jadhav S, Eldin K, Seery TJ, Masand P.  Radiopathologic correlation of a tricuspid valve papillary fibroelastoma detected in an infant.  Radiology Case Reports. 2017; 12(4):668-671.

Menon S, Al-Dulaimi R, McCrindle B, Goldberg D, Sachdeva R, Goldstein B, Seery T, Uzark K, Chelliah A, Butts R, Henderson H, Johnson T, Williams W.  Delayed puberty and abnormal anthropometry and its associations with quality of life in young Fontan survivors: A multicenter cross-sectional study.  Congenital Heart Disease.  2018; 00:1-7.

Schmucker K, Salciccioli KB, Seery TJ.  Paraganglioma-related hypertrophic cardiomyopathy resolves with tumor resection. Pediatrics in Review.  2021; 42:S39-S42.  

Agrawal H, Dokania G, Allen HD, Acosta S, Caracostis A, Havemann L, Lara A, Riley A, Seery TJ. Bridging the cardiac needs of a large underserved immigrant and resettled refugee population. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2020; 219:83-88.

Academic and Research Interests

  • Pediatric cardiology