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)
Residency University of Virginia Health System (1986), Pediatric Medicine
Fellowship Mayo Clinic Rochester (1989), Pediatric Cardiology
Fellowship Baylor College of Medicine (1997), Interventional Cardiac Catheterization

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Balloon Valvuloplasty, Angioplasty, & Stenting
  • Coarctation of Aorta Treatment including Coarctation Stent
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Replacement (Melody Valve Site)
  • Transplant Catheterezation

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