Medical School
Universidade Federal (1977)
Universidad Federal De Rio De Janeiro (1978), Pediatrics
Hospital dos Servidores de Estado (1979), Pediatrics
University of London (1984), Pediatric Cardiology
Research Fellowship
UCSF School of Medicine (1985), Pediatric Cardiography
Emory University Hospital (1989), Pediatrics
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (1993), Pediatric Cardiology

Research Interest

  • Diagnosis of congenital heart disease
  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy
  • Ventricular function


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Isolated Mitral Cleft in Trisomy 21: An Initially 'Silent' Lesion.
Thankavel PP, Ramaciotti C Pediatr Cardiol 2015 Oct
Neonatal double switch for congenitally corrected transposition with Ebstein anomaly and bilateral superior venae cavae.
Sebastian VA, Cooley A, Ramaciotti C, Guleserian KJ, Forbess JM J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 2014 Sep
Utility and Importance of New Echocardiographic Screening Methods in Diagnosis of Anomalous Coronary Origins in the Pediatric Population: Assessment of Quality Improvement.
Thankavel PP, Lemler MS, Ramaciotti C Pediatr Cardiol 2014 Aug
Double-Outlet Right Atrium Associated with Hypoplastic Right Heart Structures and Aortic Stenosis: Echocardiographic Features.
Thankavel PP, Gabbert B, Ramaciotti C Echocardiography 2014 Mar
Unruptured Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm in a Neonate with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome: Echocardiographic Diagnosis and Features.
Thankavel PP, Lemler MS, Ramaciotti C Echocardiography 2013 Dec
Elevated troponin levels in previously healthy children: value of diagnostic modalities and the importance of a drug screen.
Thankavel PP, Mir A, Ramaciotti C Cardiol Young 2013 Mar 1-7
Anomalous Left Main Coronary Artery Origin From the Right Sinus of Valsalva: A Novel Echocardiographic Screening Method.
Thankavel PP, Balakrishnan PL, Lemler MS, Ramaciotti C Pediatr Cardiol 2012 Oct
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in a neonate associated with nemaline myopathy.
Mir A, Lemler M, Ramaciotti C, Blalock S, Ikemba C Congenit Heart Dis 2012 Jul-Aug 7 4 E37-41
Atherotome dislodgement and successful retrieval during cutting balloon pulmonary angioplasty.
DeSena HC, Ramaciotti C, Nugent AW Circ Cardiovasc Interv 2012 Jun 5 3 e37-8
Imaging the coronary artery: is it really normal? How to avoid common echocardiographic pitfalls.
Thankavel PP, Brown PS, Carron HD, Ramaciotti C Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 2012 May 5 3 415-8


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Honors & Awards

  • Best Pediatric Specialists/Doctors in Dallas
    D Magazine (2010) (2012-2018)
  • Texas Super Doctors
    Texas Monthly Magazine (2008-2018)
  • Ann Newman Fellowship Award
    Awarded as most outstanding fellow by staff of Division of Cardiology/Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (1990)
  • Premio Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
    Awarded for graduating in top 3% (1977)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Heart Association
  • American Society of Echocardiography