VP, Medical Staff Affairs at Childrens Medical Center Dallas. Interventional Pediatric Cardiologist involved in clinical trials of several transcatheter delivered devices for treatment of structural heart disease.


Medical School
UT Southwestern Medical Center (1983)
University of Virginia Health System (1986), Pediatric Medicine
Mayo Clinic Rochester (1989), Pediatric Cardiology
Baylor College of Medicine (1997), Interventional Cardiac Catheterization

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Balloon Valvuloplasty, Angioplasty, & Stenting
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Research Interest

    • Innovative transcatheter therapy to prevent structural heart disease in the fetus and newborn
    • Transcatheter delivered devices in the treatment of structural heart disease


    Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

    Comprehensive assessment of PDA by echocardiography prior to transcatheter closure of a small patent ductus arteriosus
    Ramaciotti C, Lemler MS, Moake L, Zellers TM Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography 2002 15 1154-9
    Bedside balloon atrial septostomy is a safe, efficacious and cost effective therapy compared to septostomy performed in the cardiac catheterization laboratory
    Zellers TM, Dixon K, Moake L, Wright J, Ramaciotti C American Journal of Cardiology 2002 89(5) 613-615

    Honors & Awards

    • Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award
      Awarded by Children’s Medical Center of Dallas (1991)
    • Second Place, Young Investigator Award
      Awarded by American Academy of Pediatrics Section of Cardiology, San Francisco, CA (1989)
    • Finalist, Young Investigator Award
      Awarded by American Academy of Pediatrics Section of Cardiology, Chicago, IL (1988)
    • Best Paper by a Resident or Fellow
      Awarded by Annual Meeting of Northwestern Pediatric Society, Bloomington, MN (1987)
    • Eli Lilly Scholar
      Awarded byWabash College (1977)

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • American Heart Association Councils for Basic Science and CVDY
    • Society for Cardiac Angiography and Intervention