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

Prevalence of pulmonary hypertension in hereditary spherocytosis.
Crary SE, Ramaciotti C, Buchanan GR Am. J. Hematol. 2011 Dec 86 12 E73-6
A Neonate with Left Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia and Transient Retrograde Flow in the Aortic Arch.
Thankavel PP, Ramaciotti C, Lemler MS Pediatric cardiology 2011 Apr
Diagnosing a patent foramen ovale in children: is transesophageal echocardiography necessary?
Hubail Z, Lemler M, Ramaciotti C, Moore J, Ikemba C Stroke 2011 Jan 42 1 98-101
Oxygen supplementation is helpful for the echocardiographic detection of anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery.
Blanco VM, Blalock SE, Ramaciotti C, Lemler M, Heistein L, Moore J, Ikemba C J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2010 Oct 23 10 1099-102
Cardiac findings in congenital muscular dystrophies.
Finsterer J, Ramaciotti C, Wang CH, Wahbi K, Rosenthal D, Duboc D, Melacini P Pediatrics 2010 Sep 126 3 538-45
Prevalence of intracardiac shunting in children with sickle cell disease and stroke.
Dowling MM, Lee N, Quinn CT, Rogers ZR, Boger D, Ahmad N, Ramaciotti C, Buchanan GR J. Pediatr. 2010 Apr 156 4 645-50
Clinical and echocardiographic diagnosis of patent ductus arteriosus in premature neonates.
Chiruvolu A, Punjwani P, Ramaciotti C Early Hum. Dev. 2009 Mar 85 3 147-9
Echocardiography, not chest radiography, for evaluation of cannula placement during pediatric extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.
Thomas TH, Price R, Ramaciotti C, Thompson M, Megison S, Lemler MS Pediatr Crit Care Med 2009 Jan 10 1 56-9
Aspirin resistance in children with heart disease at risk for thromboembolism: prevalence and possible mechanisms.
Heistein LC, Scott WA, Zellers TM, Fixler DE, Ramaciotti C, Journeycake JM, Lemler MS Pediatr Cardiol 2008 Mar 29 2 285-91
Spatial relationship between the ventricular septal defect and the anomalous muscle bundle in a double-chambered right ventricle.
Hubail ZJ, Ramaciotti C Congenit Heart Dis 2007 Nov-Dec 2 6 421-3


Featured Books Legend Featured Books

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