Biography

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Dr. Mahony received her S.B. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and her M.D. from Stanford University. She completed residency training in pediatrics at Stanford University Medical Center, followed by fellowship training in cardiology at the Cardiovascular Research Institutes/University of California, San Francisco.

She joined the faculty of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 1985, and is currently Professor of Pediatrics. Dr. Mahony has chaired the NHLBI-funded Pediatric Heart Network since 2001.

Education

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

Research Interest

  • Congenital heart disease
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Dilated aorta
  • Marfan syndrome
  • Quality of life in pediatric patients with heart disease

Publications

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Clopidogrel and Aspirin in Acute Ischemic Stroke and High-Risk TIA.
Johnston SC, Easton JD, Farrant M, Barsan W, Conwit RA, Elm JJ, Kim AS, Lindblad AS, Palesch YY N. Engl. J. Med. 2018 07 379 3 215-225
Predictors of Rapid Aortic Root Dilation and Referral for Aortic Surgery in Marfan Syndrome.
Hoskoppal A, Menon S, Trachtenberg F, Burns KM, De Backer J, Gelb BD, Gleason M, James J, Lai WW, Liou A, Mahony L, Olson AK, Pyeritz RE, Sharkey AM, Stylianou M, Wechsler SB, Young L, Levine JC, Tierney ESS, Lacro RV, Bradley TJ Pediatr Cardiol 2018 Jun
Longitudinal Outcomes of Patients With Single Ventricle After the Fontan Procedure.
Atz AM, Zak V, Mahony L, Uzark K, D'agincourt N, Goldberg DJ, Williams RV, Breitbart RE, Colan SD, Burns KM, Margossian R, Henderson HT, Korsin R, Marino BS, Daniels K, McCrindle BW J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 2017 Jun 69 22 2735-2744
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
Impact of Surgical Complexity on Health-Related Quality of Life in Congenital Heart Disease Surgical Survivors.
O'Connor AM, Wray J, Tomlinson RS, Cassedy A, Jacobs JP, Jenkins KJ, Brown KL, Franklin RC, Mahony L, Mussatto K, Newburger JW, Wernovsky G, Ittenbach RF, Drotar D, Marino BS J Am Heart Assoc 2016 5 7

Books

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Honors & Awards

  • Best Pediatric Specialists
    D Magazine (2017-2018)
  • 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)
  • Texas Super Doctors
    Texas Monthly Magazine (2005-2018)
  • Walter M. Kirkendall, MD, American Heart Association
    Scientist/Educator Volunteer of the Year (1995)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Protocol Chair, Pediatric Heart Disease Clinical Research Network (NIH) (2011-2019)
  • Editorial Board, Circulation (2004-2009)
  • Chair, Pediatric Heart Disease Clinical Research Network (NIH) (2001-2010)
  • Dallas County Medical Society (1985-2019)
  • Texas Medical Association (1985-2019)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (1982-2011)
  • Fellow, American Heart Association (1980-2019)