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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
Research Fellowship
University of California at San Francisco (1981), Pediatric Cardiology
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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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
The association of congenital heart disease with necrotizing enterocolitis in preterm infants: a birth cohort study.
Motta C, Scott W, Mahony L, Koch J, Wyckoff M, Reisch J, Burchfield PJ, Brion LP J Perinatol 2015 Aug
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
Factors associated with neurodevelopment for children with single ventricle lesions.
Goldberg CS, Lu M, Sleeper LA, Mahle WT, Gaynor JW, Williams IA, Mussatto KA, Ohye RG, Graham EM, Frank DU, Jacobs JP, Krawczeski C, Lambert L, Lewis A, Pemberton VL, Sananes R, Sood E, Wechsler SB, Bellinger DC, Newburger JW J. Pediatr. 2014 Sep 165 3 490-496.e8
Technical performance score is associated with outcomes after the Norwood procedure.
Nathan M, Sleeper LA, Ohye RG, Frommelt PC, Caldarone CA, Tweddell JS, Lu M, Pearson GD, Gaynor JW, Pizarro C, Williams IA, Colan SD, Dunbar-Masterson C, Gruber PJ, Hill K, Hirsch-Romano J, Jacobs JP, Kaltman JR, Kumar SR, Morales D, Bradley SM, Kanter K, Newburger JW J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 2014 Jun
Functional health status in children and adolescents after Fontan: comparison of generic and disease-specific assessments.
McCrindle BW, Zak V, Pemberton VL, Lambert LM, Vetter VL, Lai WW, Uzark K, Margossian R, Atz AM, Cook A, Newburger JW Cardiol Young 2014 Jun 24 3 469-77
Variation in feeding practices following the Norwood procedure.
Lambert LM, Pike NA, Medoff-Cooper B, Zak V, Pemberton VL, Young-Borkowski L, Clabby ML, Nelson KN, Ohye RG, Trainor B, Uzark K, Rudd N, Bannister L, Korsin R, Cooper DS, Pizarro C, Zyblewski SC, Bartle BH, Williams RV J. Pediatr. 2014 Feb 164 2 237-42.e1

Books

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Honors & Awards

  • Best Pediatric Specialists/Doctors in Dallas
    D Magazine (2010) (2016-2018)
  • 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)