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

The aortic translocation (Nikaidoh) procedure: midterm results superior to the Rastelli procedure.
Yeh T, Ramaciotti C, Leonard SR, Roy L, Nikaidoh H J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 2007 Feb 133 2 461-9
Left ventricular function and response to enalapril in patients with duchenne muscular dystrophy during the second decade of life.
Ramaciotti C, Heistein LC, Coursey M, Lemler MS, Eapen RS, Iannaccone ST, Scott WA Am. J. Cardiol. 2006 Sep 98 6 825-7
The extracardiac lateral tunnel Fontan, constructed with bovine pericardium: comparison with the extracardiac conduit Fontan.
Lemler MS, Ramaciotti C, Stromberg D, Scott WA, Leonard SR Am. Heart J. 2006 Apr 151 4 928-33
Prevalence of spontaneous closure of the ductus arteriosus in neonates at a birth weight of 1000 grams or less.
Koch J, Hensley G, Roy L, Brown S, Ramaciotti C, Rosenfeld CR Pediatrics 2006 Apr 117 4 1113-21
Chloral hydrate sedation for pediatric echocardiography: physiologic responses, adverse events, and risk factors.
Heistein LC, Ramaciotti C, Scott WA, Coursey M, Sheeran PW, Lemler MS Pediatrics 2006 Mar 117 3 e434-41
Atrial septal defect treatment options.
Moake L, Ramaciotti C AACN Clin Issues 2005 Apr-Jun 16 2 252-66
Trisomy 21 and congenital heart disease: effect of timing of initial echocardiogram.
Ghaffar S, Lemler MS, Fixler DE, Ramaciotti C Clin Pediatr (Phila) 2005 Jan-Feb 44 1 39-42
Myocardial cell damage in Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Ramaciotti C, Iannaccone ST, Scott WA Pediatr Cardiol 2003 Sep-Oct 24 5 503-6
Images in cardiovascular medicine. Echocardiographic diagnosis of anomalous drainage of the superior vena cava into the left atrium.
Kahwaji I, Ramaciotti C, Nikaidoh H, Leonard S, Harris K, Lemler M Circulation 2003 Mar 107 11 1560-1
Sedation for pediatric echocardiography: evaluation of preprocedure fasting guidelines.
Ghaffar S, Haverland C, Ramaciotti C, Scott WA, Lemler MS J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2002 Sep 15 9 980-3


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