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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

Education

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

    Publications

    Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

    Health-Related Quality of Life Outcomes in Children and Adolescents with Congenital Heart Disease.
    Mellion K, Uzark K, Cassedy A, Drotar D, Wernovsky G, Newburger JW, Mahony L, Mussatto K, Cohen M, Limbers C, Marino BS J. Pediatr. 2014 Jan
    Evaluation of Health-related Quality of Life in Children and Adolescents with Congenital or Acquired Heart Disease: Validation of the Pediatric Cardiac Quality of Life Inventory
    Marino B, Tomlinson R, Wernovsky, G, Drotar, D, Newburger J, Mahony L, Mussatto K, Tong E, Cohen M, Andersen C, Shera D, Khoury P. Wray J, Gaynor JW, Helfaer M, Kazak A, Shea J Pediatrics 2010 126 498-508
    Contemporary Outcomes after the Fontan Procedure: A Pediatric Heart Network Multicenter Study
    Anderson, PAW, Sleeper, LA, Mahony, L, Colan, SD, Atz, AM, Breitbart, RE, Gersony WM, Gallagher, D, Geva, T, Margossian, R., McCrindle, B, Paridon, S, Schwartz, M, Stylianou, M, Williams, RV, Clark, BJ J Am Coll Cardiol 2008 52 85-98
    The Pediatric Heart Network: A Primer for the Conduct of Multicenter Studies in Children with Congenital and Acquired Heart Disease
    Mahony L, Sleeper LA, Anderson PAW, Gersony WM, McCrindle BW, Minich LL, Newburger JW, Saul JP, Vetter VL, Pearson GD Pediatric Cardiology 2006 27 191-198

    Books

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    Honors & Awards

    • 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
      (2004)
    • 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)