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Mallory L. Irons, MD, MBE
Cardiac Surgery Direct Resident

 
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Office:
Department of Surgery
4 Maloney
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Administrative Telephone: 215-662-6156

Contact Information (internal use only)

Mallory.Irons@uphs.upenn.edu

 

Dr. Irons is a PGY2 in the Integrated Cardiac Surgery Training Program. Her research interests include long-term outcomes in children who have undergone staged reconstruction for hypoplastic left heart syndrome, as well as the public reporting of outcomes in congenital heart surgery. Dr. Irons plans to pursue a career in academic pediatric cardiac surgery.

 
Appointments
2016 - present Assistant Instructor in Surgery
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Education/Training
2016 – present Integrated Cardiac Surgery Training Program
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
 
2012 – 2016  MD - Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
MBE - Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
 
2005 – 2009  BA - Yale University
Economics, International Studies
 
 
 
 
Memberships/Societies
2015 - present Society of Thoracic Surgeons
 
2014 - present American College of Surgeons
 
2013 - present American Medical Women’s Association
 
2012 - present American Medical Association
 
 
 
Research
 
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
11/2014 – present           Research Assistant, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Faculty Mentors: J. William Gaynor, MD and Chris Mascio, MD
  • “Reconstructive Palliation for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome”
    • Conducting a thirty-year analysis of patients who underwent Stage 1 reconstruction (S1R) for HLHS at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in order to examine early and intermediate outcomes after S1R, as well as how patient and procedure-related factors contribute to morbidity and mortality 
  • “Parent Preferences Regarding Public Reporting of Outcomes in Congenital Heart Surgery”
    • Disseminated an anonymous survey to parents of children with congenital heart disease in order to identify preferences regarding the optimal content and format for public reporting of congenital heart surgery outcomes
 
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
6/2015 – present              Research Assistant, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery
Faculty Mentor: Pavan Atluri, MD
  • “Pre-operative Pulmonary Hypertension Does Impact Long Term Outcomes following Heart Transplantation: Review of the United Network for Organ Sharing Database”
    • Performed a retrospective analysis of the UNOS database to determine the impact of pre-operative pulmonary hypertension on long-term survival in patients undergoing orthotopic heart transplantation
 
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
7/2011 – 5/2012                Research Assistant, Division of Adolescent Medicine
Faculty Mentor: Maria Trent, MD, MPH
  • “Use of Text Messaging Technology in Clinical Practice”
    • Evaluated the viability of a text messaging program to improve clinic attendance, contraception adherence, and patient satisfaction at an urban adolescent medicine practice in Baltimore, MD through an analysis of patient interviews and structured surveys  
 
Publications
  1. Irons, M., Gaynor, J.W., Spray, T., and Feudtner, C. (2017) Parents’ Preferences Regarding Public Reporting of Outcomes in Congenital Heart Surgery. Accepted for publication in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.
  2. Herrmann, J., Irons, M., Mascio, C., Rychik, J., Spray, T., Gaynor, J., and Pogoriler, J. (2017) Congenital Pulmonary Lymphangiectasia and Early Mortality After Stage 1 Reconstruction Procedures. Cardiology in the Young, 1-5 doi: 10.1017/S1047951117000348
  3. Chiu, P., Irons, M., van de Rijn, M., Miller, D.C. (2016) Giant Pulmonary Artery Aneurysm in a Patient with Marfan Syndrome and Pulmonary Hypertension. Circulation; 133:1218-1221.
  4. Irons, M, Tomaszewski, K, Buchanan, CRM, and Trent, M. (2015) Understanding Adolescent Nonresponsiveness to Text Messages: Lessons from the DepoText Trial. Journal of Urban Health; 92(3): 502-512.
  5. Ranis G, Irons M, and Huang Y. (2011). Technology Change: Sources and Impediments. In V. Fitzgerald, J. Heyer, and R. Thorp (Ed.), Overcoming the persistence of inequality and poverty. Houndsmill, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave.
  6. Ullrich NJ, Rey-Casserly C, Irons ML, Allison C and Irons MB. (2010) Children with segmental neurofibromatosis are at increased risk for academic and cognitive difficulties. Journal of Pediatric Neurology; 8: 343-348.
Presentations and Posters
  1. Irons, M., Gaynor, J.W., Spray, T., Feudtner, C.  Parent Preferences Regarding Public Reporting of Outcomes in Congenital Heart Surgery: A Cross-Sectional Survey of Parents of Children with Congenital Heart Disease. Oral presentation at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Houston, Texas, USA, January 2017.
  2. Herrmann, J., Irons, M., Mascio, C., Rychik, J., Spray, T., Gaynor, J.W., Pogoriler, J.  Congenital Pulmonary Lymphangiectasia as an Early Cause of Mortality After Stage 1 Reconstruction Procedures. Oral presentation at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Barcelona, Spain, October 2016. 
  3. Irons, M., Gaffey, A., Chen, C., Vaidya, A., Acker, M., Atluri, P. Pre-operative Pulmonary Hypertension Does Impact Long Term Outcomes following Heart Transplantation: Review of the United Network for Organ Sharing Database. Poster presentation at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, Washington, D.C., April 2016. 
  4. Arnaoutakis, G., Irons, M., Blitzer, D., Fuller, S., Eckhauser, A., Montenegro, L., Rossano, J., Gaynor, J.W. Mechanical circulatory support as bridge to transplantation for the failing single ventricle circulation. Poster presentation at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Phoenix, Arizona, January 2016. 
  5. Irons, M., Tomaszewski, K., Trent, M. Understanding non-responsiveness to text messages – Lessons from the DepoText Trial. Poster presentation at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, Atlanta, GA, March 2013.
 
Awards
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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