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Education 1972 - S.B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts. 1975 - M.D. Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California. 1975 - 1978 Resident in Pediatrics, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California. 1978 - 1981 Research Fellow, Cardiovascular Research Institute; Fellow in Pediatric Cardiology, University of California, San Francisco,California. Certifications 1976 - Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners 1979 - Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics) 1981 - Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics(Sub-board of Cardiology) 1997 - Elective Recertification, American Board of Pediatrics (Sub-board of Cardiology) Licensure - Texas Positions Held 2002 - Professor of Pediatrics (with tenure), University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center 1996- Director, Fellowship Training, Cardiology Division 1991 - 2001 Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology), University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center 1985 - 1991 Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology), University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 1981 - 1985 Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology), Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana


Medical School
Stanford University School of Medicine (1975)
Stanford University Hospital (1978), Pediatrics
Research Fellowship
University of California at San Francisco (1981), Pediatric Cardiology
University of California at San Francisco (1981), Pediatric Cardiology

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Marfan's Syndrome
  • Research Interest

    • Congestive heart failure
    • Kawasaki disease
    • Marfan syndrome
    • Quality of life in pediatric patients with heart disease


    Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

    Assessment of Quality of Life in Young Patients with Single Ventricle after the Fontan Operation.
    Uzark K, Zak V, Shrader P, McCrindle BW, Radojewski E, Varni JW, Daniels K, Handisides J, Hill KD, Lambert LM, Margossian R, Pemberton VL, Lai WW, Atz AM J. Pediatr. 2016 Mar 170 166-172.e1
    Design and rationale of a prospective, collaborative meta-analysis of all randomized controlled trials of angiotensin receptor antagonists in Marfan syndrome, based on individual patient data: A report from the Marfan Treatment Trialists' Collaboration.
    Pitcher A, Emberson J, Lacro RV, Sleeper LA, Stylianou M, Mahony L, Pearson GD, Groenink M, Mulder BJ, Zwinderman AH, De Backer J, De Paepe AM, Arbustini E, Erdem G, Jin XY, Flather MD, Mullen MJ, Child AH, Forteza A, Evangelista A, Chiu HH, Wu MH, Sandor G, Bhatt AB, Creager MA, Devereux RB, Loeys B, Forfar JC, Neubauer S, Watkins H, Boileau C, Jondeau G, Dietz HC, Baigent C Am. Heart J. 2015 May 169 5 605-12
    Prediction by clinicians of quality of life for children and adolescents with cardiac disease.
    Costello JM, Mussatto K, Cassedy A, Wray J, Mahony L, Teele SA, Brown KL, Franklin RC, Wernovsky G, Marino BS J. Pediatr. 2015 Mar 166 3 679-683.e2
    Quality of Life in Pediatric Patients Affected by Electrophysiologic Disease.
    Czosek RJ, Cassedy AE, Wray J, Wernovsky G, Newburger JW, Mussatto KA, Mahony L, Tanel RE, Cohen MI, Franklin RC, Brown KL, Rosenthal D, Drotar D, Marino BS Heart Rhythm 2015 Jan
    Impact of pre-stage II hemodynamics and pulmonary artery anatomy on 12-month outcomes in the Pediatric Heart Network Single Ventricle Reconstruction trial.
    Aiyagari R, Rhodes JF, Shrader P, Radtke WA, Bandisode VM, Bergersen L, Gillespie MJ, Gray RG, Guey LT, Hill KD, Hirsch R, Kim DW, Lee KJ, Pelech AN, Ringewald J, Takao C, Vincent JA, Ohye RG J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 2014 Oct 148 4 1467-74


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    Honors & Awards

    • Texas Super Doctors
      Texas Monthly Magazine (2015)
    • Protocol Chair
      Pediatric Heart Disease Clinical Research Network (NIH) (2011)
    • US News and World Report
      Top US Doctor (2011)
    • Core Clerkship Teaching Award
      Medical Student Teaching (2009)
    • William J. Rashkind Memorial Lecturer
      Cardiology 2009 Meeting, sponsored by the Children?s Hospital of Philadelphia (2009)
    • Meritorious Achievement Award
      American Heart Association (2007)
    • Editorial Board, Circulation
    • Chair
      Pediatric Heart Disease Clinical Research Network (NIH) (2001)
    • Walter M. Kirkendall, MD, American Heart Association
      Scientist/Educator Volunteer of the Year (1995)

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • Dallas County Medical Society (1985-2011)
    • Texas Medical Association (1985-2011)
    • American Academy of Pediatrics (1982-2011)
    • Fellow, American Heart Association (1980-2011)