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
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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Laboratory measures of exercise capacity and ventricular characteristics and function are weakly associated with functional health status after Fontan procedure.
McCrindle BW, Zak V, Sleeper LA, Paridon SM, Colan SD, Geva T, Mahony L, Li JS, Breitbart RE, Margossian R, Williams RV, Gersony WM, Atz AM Circulation 2010 Jan 121 1 34-42
Rationale and design of a trial of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibition in infants with single ventricle.
Hsu DT, Mital S, Ravishankar C, Margossian R, Li JS, Sleeper LA, Williams RV, Levine JC, McCrindle BW, Atz AM, Servedio D, Mahony L Am. Heart J. 2009 Jan 157 1 37-45
Infliximab treatment of intravenous immunoglobulin-resistant Kawasaki disease.
Burns JC, Best BM, Mejias A, Mahony L, Fixler DE, Jafri HS, Melish ME, Jackson MA, Asmar BI, Lang DJ, Connor JD, Capparelli EV, Keen ML, Mamun K, Keenan GF, Ramilo O J. Pediatr. 2008 Dec 153 6 833-8
Design and rationale of a randomized trial comparing the Blalock-Taussig and right ventricle-pulmonary artery shunts in the Norwood procedure.
Ohye RG, Gaynor JW, Ghanayem NS, Goldberg CS, Laussen PC, Frommelt PC, Newburger JW, Pearson GD, Tabbutt S, Wernovsky G, Wruck LM, Atz AM, Colan SD, Jaggers J, McCrindle BW, Prakash A, Puchalski MD, Sleeper LA, Stylianou MP, Mahony L J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 2008 Oct 136 4 968-75
Contemporary outcomes after the Fontan procedure: a Pediatric Heart Network multicenter study.
Anderson PA, Sleeper LA, Mahony L, Colan SD, Atz AM, Breitbart RE, Gersony WM, Gallagher D, Geva T, Margossian R, McCrindle BW, Paridon S, Schwartz M, Stylianou M, Williams RV, Clark BJ J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 2008 Jul 52 2 85-98
Rationale and design of a randomized clinical trial of beta-blocker therapy (atenolol) versus angiotensin II receptor blocker therapy (losartan) in individuals with Marfan syndrome.
Lacro RV, Dietz HC, Wruck LM, Bradley TJ, Colan SD, Devereux RB, Klein GL, Li JS, Minich LL, Paridon SM, Pearson GD, Printz BF, Pyeritz RE, Radojewski E, Roman MJ, Saul JP, Stylianou MP, Mahony L Am. Heart J. 2007 Oct 154 4 624-31
Carvedilol for children and adolescents with heart failure: a randomized controlled trial.
Shaddy RE, Boucek MM, Hsu DT, Boucek RJ, Canter CE, Mahony L, Ross RD, Pahl E, Blume ED, Dodd DA, Rosenthal DN, Burr J, LaSalle B, Holubkov R, Lukas MA, Tani LY JAMA 2007 Sep 298 10 1171-9
Clinical outcomes of palliative surgery including a systemic-to-pulmonary artery shunt in infants with cyanotic congenital heart disease: does aspirin make a difference?
Li JS, Yow E, Berezny KY, Rhodes JF, Bokesch PM, Charpie JR, Forbus GA, Mahony L, Boshkov L, Lambert V, Bonnet D, Michel-Behnke I, Graham TP, Takahashi M, Jaggers J, Califf RM, Rakhit A, Fontecave S, Sanders SP Circulation 2007 Jul 116 3 293-7
Design of a large cross-sectional study to facilitate future clinical trials in children with the Fontan palliation.
Sleeper LA, Anderson P, Hsu DT, Mahony L, McCrindle BW, Roth SJ, Saul JP, Williams RV, Geva T, Colan SD, Clark BJ Am. Heart J. 2006 Sep 152 3 427-33
The Pediatric Heart Network: a primer for the conduct of multicenter studies in children with congenital and acquired heart disease.
Mahony L, Sleeper LA, Anderson PA, Gersony WM, McCrindle BW, Minich LL, Newburger JW, Saul JP, Vetter VL, Pearson GD Pediatr Cardiol 2006 Mar-Apr 27 2 191-8

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)