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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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Intermediate-term mortality and cardiac transplantation in infants with single-ventricle lesions: risk factors and their interaction with shunt type.
Tweddell JS, Sleeper LA, Ohye RG, Williams IA, Mahony L, Pizarro C, Pemberton VL, Frommelt PC, Bradley SM, Cnota JF, Hirsch J, Kirshbom PM, Li JS, Pike N, Puchalski M, Ravishankar C, Jacobs JP, Laussen PC, McCrindle BW J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 2012 Jul 144 1 152-9
Early developmental outcome in children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and related anomalies: the single ventricle reconstruction trial.
Newburger JW, Sleeper LA, Bellinger DC, Goldberg CS, Tabbutt S, Lu M, Mussatto KA, Williams IA, Gustafson KE, Mital S, Pike N, Sood E, Mahle WT, Cooper DS, Dunbar-Masterson C, Krawczeski CD, Lewis A, Menon SC, Pemberton VL, Ravishankar C, Atz TW, Ohye RG, Gaynor JW Circulation 2012 May 125 17 2081-91
Factors affecting growth in infants with single ventricle physiology: a report from the Pediatric Heart Network Infant Single Ventricle Trial.
Williams RV, Zak V, Ravishankar C, Altmann K, Anderson J, Atz AM, Dunbar-Masterson C, Ghanayem N, Lambert L, Lurito K, Medoff-Cooper B, Margossian R, Pemberton VL, Russell J, Stylianou M, Hsu D J. Pediatr. 2011 Dec 159 6 1017-22.e2
Factors Associated with Serum Brain Natriuretic Peptide Levels after the Fontan Procedure.
Atz AM, Zak V, Breitbart RE, Colan SD, Pasquali SK, Hsu DT, Lu M, Mahony L, Paridon SM, Puchalski MD, Geva T, McCrindle BW Congenital heart disease 2011 Jul 6 4 313-21
Late status of Fontan patients with persistent surgical fenestration.
Atz AM, Travison TG, McCrindle BW, Mahony L, Quartermain M, Williams RV, Breitbart RE, Lu M, Radojewski E, Margossian R, Covitz W, Gersony WM J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 2011 Jun 57 24 2437-43
Surgical management of complete atrioventricular septal defect: associations with surgical technique, age, and trisomy 21.
Atz AM, Hawkins JA, Lu M, Cohen MS, Colan SD, Jaggers J, Lacro RV, McCrindle BW, Margossian R, Mosca RS, Sleeper LA, Minich LL J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 2011 Jun 141 6 1371-9
Renin-angiotensin-aldosterone genotype influences ventricular remodeling in infants with single ventricle.
Mital S, Chung WK, Colan SD, Sleeper LA, Manlhiot C, Arrington CB, Cnota JF, Graham EM, Mitchell ME, Goldmuntz E, Li JS, Levine JC, Lee TM, Margossian R, Hsu DT Circulation 2011 May 123 21 2353-62
External validity of the pediatric cardiac quality of life inventory.
Marino BS, Drotar D, Cassedy A, Davis R, Tomlinson RS, Mellion K, Mussatto K, Mahony L, Newburger JW, Tong E, Cohen MI, Helfaer MA, Kazak AE, Wray J, Wernovsky G, Shea JA, Ittenbach R Qual Life Res 2011 Mar 20 2 205-14
BNP levels predict outcome in pediatric heart failure patients: post hoc analysis of the Pediatric Carvedilol Trial.
Auerbach SR, Richmond ME, Lamour JM, Blume ED, Addonizio LJ, Shaddy RE, Mahony L, Pahl E, Hsu DT Circ Heart Fail 2010 Sep 3 5 606-11
Validation of the pediatric cardiac quality of life inventory.
Marino BS, Tomlinson RS, Wernovsky G, Drotar D, Newburger JW, Mahony L, Mussatto K, Tong E, Cohen M, Andersen C, Shera D, Khoury PR, Wray J, Gaynor JW, Helfaer MA, Kazak AE, Shea JA Pediatrics 2010 Sep 126 3 498-508

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)