| March 5, 2003
Maryanne R.K. Chrisant, MD, Named
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of
Pennsylvania School of Medicine
PA) - Maryanne R.K. Chrisant, MD, has been named
an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics
at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
Dr. Chrisant is a 1981 graduate of Tufts University,
where she received her BS in Biology. She went on to
earn her MD in 1986 from New York Medical College. She
completed her internship, residency and fellowships
at Babies Hospital, College of Physicians and Surgeons,
Columbia University in New York. Prior to her appointment
at Penn, Dr. Chrisant held a faculty position at the
Babies and Children's Hospital of Columbia University
(currently named The Children's Hospital of New York).
Dr. Chrisant's research interests include heart failure,
heart transplantation, immune tolerance and ventricular
assist devices. She is the Medical Director of the Pediatric
Heart Failure and Heart Transplant Programs at The Children's
Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Prior to working for
CHOP, she built and directed the Pediatric Heart Failure
and Heart Transplantation Services unit of The Cleveland
She is a member of several professional organizations
including the American Heart Association, the International
Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, the International
Pediatric Transplant Association, and Chair of the Pediatric
Subcommittee for the Heart Failure Society of America.
She is also an editorial reviewer for Circulation,
the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplant, the
American Journal of Cardiology, and the Annals
of Thoracic Surgery, among others. Dr. Chrisant's
research has been published in peer-reviewed journals
including Hypertension, Circulation, the Journal
of Heart and Lung Transplantation, the Journal
of Pediatrics, and the American Journal of Cardiology.
She has been an invited lecturer on several occasions,
most recently at the 22nd International Society for
Heart and Lung Transplantation in Washington, DC, on
the topic, 'Defining Idiopathic Cardiomyopathy in Children.'
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