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Stephanie M.P.N. Fuller, M.D.
Pediatric Surgery

 
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Administrative Office:
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
34th Street & Civic Center Boulevard
12 NW 10, Main Building
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Administrative Assistant: Christine Seavey
Administrative Telephone: 215-590-2708
Administrative Fax: 215-590-2715
Patient Appointments: 215-590-5932

Clinical Offices:
The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia
Department of Pediatric General Surgery
34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Clinical Telephone: 215-590-2708
Clinical Fax: 215-590-2715
Patient Appointments: 215-590-5932

fullers@email.chop.edu

Link to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

 

Stephanie Fuller, MD, is an attending surgeon in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She is board certified in general surgery, thoracic surgery and congenital cardiothoracic surgery.

In addition to her pediatric patients, Dr. Fuller also operates on adult patients at Penn Medicine’s Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Hospital (both in Philadelphia). She is on the staff of the Philadelphia Adult Congenital Heart Center, a joint program of CHOP and Penn Medicine for adult survivors.

Dr. Fuller lectures around the world and has published numerous articles in such journals as The Annals of Thoracic Surgery and The Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery. She has authored and co-authored chapters for textbooks for medical students and doctors.

Dr. Fuller earned her medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Va., and then underwent nine years of training before she was appointed a surgeon at CHOP, including a residency in general surgery at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, and residencies in cardiothoracic surgery at George Washington University, Washington, D.C., and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia. She completed her training with a fellowship in congenital cardiothoracic surgery at CHOP.

Her research interests include neurodevelopmental outcomes and other quality of life outcomes after heart surgery; genetic factors in heart defects; and quality of life into adolescence and young adulthood in patients with pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum.

 
Faculty Appointments
2009 - present Assistant Professor of Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Hospital and/or Administrative Appointments
2010 - present Active Staff, Capital Health
Trenton, New Jersey
 
2009 - present Active Staff, The Reading Hospital and Medical Center
Reading, Pennsylvania
 
2009 - present Active Surgeon, Abington Memorial Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2008 - 2013 Active Staff, Temple University Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2008 - present Active Staff, Albert Einstein Medical Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2008 - present Active Staff, Monmouth Medical Center
Monmouth, New Jersey
 
2008 - present Active Staff, LeHigh Valley Hospital
Lehigh, Pennsylvania
 
2008 - present Active Staff, St. Luke's Hospital
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
 
2008 - present Active Surgeon, Pennsylvania Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2008 - present Active Surgeon, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2008 - present Active Surgeon, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Other Appointments
2002 - 2005 ATLS Instructor, Albert Einstein Medical Center
 
1996 - 1999 Research Assistant to Daniel P. Criotoru, MD, Robert E. Kelly, MD and Donald Nuss, MD, Children's Hospital of the Kings' Daughters and Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia
 
1994 Teaching Assistant, Organic Chemistry
Supervised laboratory class and taught Organic Chemistry to premed and chemistry majors., George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia
 
1993 - 1994 Research Assistant to Mary Adamkewicz, PhD, George Mason University
Arlington, Virginia
 
Education/Training
1995 - 1999 MD - Eastern Virginia Medical School
Norfolk, Virginia
 
1992 - 1994 MS - George Mason University
Fairfax, Virginia (Chemistry)
 
1988 - 1992 BS - Mary Washington College
Fredericksburg, Virginia
(Chemistry and French Literature)
 
Postgraduate Training and Fellowship Appointments
2007 - 2008 Fellowship in Congenital Cardiothoracic Surgery
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2005 - 2007 Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2004 - 2004 Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency
George Washington University
Washington, DC
 
1999 - 2004 General Surgery Residency
Albert Einstein Medical Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Memberships/Societies
 
National
2014 - present Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society
 
2013 - present Society of Thoracic Surgeons Workforce on Surgical Treatment of Adults with Congenital Heart Disease
 
2011 - present World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery
 
2010 - present Society of Thoracic Surgeons
 
2010 - present American Heart Association
 
2010 - present Adult Congenital Heart Association
 
2009 - present Women in Thoracic Surgery
 
2002 - present American College of Surgeons
 
1998 - present American Medical Association
 
Local
2003 - present Pennsylvania Association for Thoracic Surgery
 
Research
2008 - present Genetic Predisposition for Neurodevelopmental Dysfunction after Repair of Congenital Heart Disease PG Colla-borator
 
2008 - present APOE Genotype and Sequelae of Infant Heart Surgery PG Colla-borator
 
2007 - 2008 Outcomes of Patients after Cardiac Intervention or Surgery for Pulmonary Atresia and Intact Ventricular Septum
 
2001 - 2003 Post-Operative Atrial Fibrillation Trial
 
 
Publications
 
Research Publications, peer reviewed (print or other media)
  1. Rhee E, Hurst R, Pukenas B, Ichord R, Cahill AM, Rossano J, Fuller S, Lin K. : Mechanical embolectomy for ischemic stroke in a pediatric ventricular assist device patient. Critical Care Medicine 41(12 (Suppl)): 1221, December 2013.
  2. Fuller S, Rajagopalan R, Jarvik GP, Gerdes M, Bernbaum J, Wernovsky G, Clancy RC, Solot C, Nicolson SC, Spray TL, Gaynor JW.: Deep Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest Does Not Impair Neurodevelopmental Outcome In School-Age Children After Infant Cardiac Surgery. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 90(6): 1985-1995, December 2010.
  3. Goldfarb S, Gaynor JW, Fuller S, Kreindler J, Montenegro LM, Fynn-Thompson F, Visner G: Induction Therapy with Antithmocyte Globulin Prior to Reperfusion Reduces the Incidence of Acute Cellular Rejection During the First Six Months Post Transplantation. Ann Thorac Surg 90: 1110-5, October 2010.
  4. Fuller S, Nord AS, Gerdes M, Wernovsky G, Jarvik GP, Bernbaum J,  Zackai E, Gaynor JW: Predictors of impaired neurodevelopmental outcomes at one year of age after infant cardiac surgery. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery/Chapter 36 1: 40-48, 2009.
  5. Gruber PJ, Fuller S, Cleaver KM, Abdullah I, Gruber SB, Nicolson SC, Gaynor JW, Wernovsky G, Spray TL: Early results of single-stage biventricular repair of severe aortic hypoplasia or atresia with ventricular septal defect and a normal left ventricle.   Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery  132(2): 260-3, August 2006.
Research Publications, non-peer reviewed
  1. Neves S, Criotoru DP, Kelly RE, Nuss D, Buescher S, Werner E and Flemmer L: Central venous catheter (CVC) utilization and complications in a pediatric oncology population.   VMQ  124: 120, 1997.
Abstracts
  1. Jennifer M. Lynch, Erin Buckley, Peter Schwab, David Busch, Rui Xiao, Susan C. Nicolson, Lisa M. Montenegro, Stephanie Fuller, J. William Gaynor, Thomas L. Spray, Arjun G. Yodh, Maram Y. Naim, Daniel J. Licht: Time to surgery and preoperative cerebral oxygenation predict post-operative ischemic injury in hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Circulation Page: 128, 2013 Notes: A13699.
  2. Peter J. Schwab, Erin M. Buckley, Jennifer M. Lynch, David Busch, Christine Li, Tom Pawlowski, Mary Putt, Lisa Montenegro, Susan Nicolson, Thomas L. Spray, J. William Gaynor, Stephanie Fuller, Daniel Licht, Mark Fogel: Cerebral CO2 reactivity is decreased in children with post-Bidirectional Glenn physiology. Circulation(128), November 2013 Notes: A15078.
  3. Shinkawa T, Ravishankar C, Nance ML, Montenegro LM, Nicolson SC, Spray TL, Gaynor JW and Fuller S.: Surgical Outcomes of Combined Congenital Heart Disease and Intestinal Atresia in Neonates.   World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery 2(1): 158, 2011.
  4. Eckhauser AE, O'Connor MJ, Ravishankar C, Montenegro LM, Nicolson SC, Gruber PJ, Spray TL, Gaynor JW, Kaufman BD, Fuller S: Ventricular Assist Device Use: A Single Pediatric Center Experience. Society of Thoracic Surgeons 47th Annual Meeting 2011.
  5. Bates K, Fuller S, Apkon M and Bird G.: Perceptions of Shift-to-Shift Handoff Process Between Front Line Clinicians in a Mixed-Provider Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit.   World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery 2(1): 145, 2011.
  6. Eckhauser AE, O’Connor MJ, Ravishankar C, Montenegro LM, Nicolson SC, Gruber PJ, Spray TL, Gaynor JW, Kaufman BD, Fuller S. Ventricular Assist Device Use: A Single Pediatric Center Experience. Submitted for Society of Thoracic Surgeons 47th Annual Meeting.
  7. Silber JH, Smith-Simone SY, Fuller S, Ravishankar C, Teng Y, Even-Shoshan O, Kennedy A, Gaynor JW. A Congenital Heart Surgery Failure-to-Rescue Measure. Poster Presentation at Society of Thoracic Surgeons 46th Annual Meeting, January 25, 2010, Fort Lauderdale FL. (link)
  8. Fuller S, Rajagopalan R, Jarvik GP, Gerdes M, Bernbaum J, Wernovsky G, Clancy RC, Solot C, Nicolson SC, Spray TL, Gaynor JW. Deep Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest (DHCA) Is Not A Risk For Impaired Neurodevelopmental Outcome In School-Age Children Following Infant Cardiac Surgery. J. Maxwell Chamberlain Memorial Paper for Congenital Heart Surgery, Oral Presentation at Society of Thoracic Surgeons 46th Annual Meeting, January 25, 2010, Fort Lauderdale FL. In publication.
  9. Goldfarb S, Fuller S, Gaynor JW, Visner G. Induction Therapy with Antithymocyte Globulin Prior to Reperfusion Reduces the Incidence of Acute Cellular Rejection During the First Six Months Post Transplantation. Oral Presentation at Society of Thoracic Surgeons 46th Annual Meeting, January 26, 2010, Fort Lauderdale FL. In publication.
  10. Silber JH, Smith-Simone SY, Fuller S, Ravishankar C, Teng Y, Even-Shoshan O, Kennedy A, Gaynor JW. A Congenital Heart Surgery Failure-to-Rescue Measure. Accepter for poster presentation at the Society of Thoracic Surgeons 46th Annual Meeting, January 2010, Fort Lauderdale, FL. In publication.
  11. Fuller S, Nord AS, Gerdes M, Wernovsky G, Jarvik GP, Bernbaum J, Zackai E, Gaynor JW. Predictors of impaired neurodevelopmental outcomes at one year of age after infant cardiac surgery. Accepted for oral presentation at the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Sept. 13-17, 2008, and for publication in European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 2008.
Editorials, Reviews, Chapters, including participation in committee reports (print or other media)
  1. Stephanie Fuller: Right ventricular outflow tract obstruction with intact ventricular septum. Operative Cardiac Surgery Textbook/Chapter 50. Michael A. Acker, Thomas L. Spray (eds.). CRC Press, 6th Edition, February 2015.
  2. Stephanie Fuller, Bradley S. Marino, Thomas L. Spray: Surgical Interventions for Congenital Heart Disease. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine: Peri-Operative Care of the Critically Ill or Injured Child. Derek S. Wheeler, Hector R. Wong, Thomas P. Shanley (eds.). Springer, Volume 4(2nd Edition): 303-321, 2014.
  3. Stephanie Fuller, Thomas L. Spray: Heart and Lung Transplantation in Children. Mastery of Cardiothoracic Surgery/Chapter 100. Larry Kaiser, Irving Kron, Thomas L. Spray (eds.). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 3rd Edition: 1085-1097, 2013.
  4. Stephanie Fuller, Pradeep Kaushik: Tricuspid Atresia/Single Ventricle and the Fontan Operation. Mastery of Cardiothoracic Surgery/Chapter 95. Larry Kaiser, Irving Kron, Thomas L. Spray (eds.). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 3rd Edition: 1020-1029, 2013.
  5. Stephanie Fuller and Thomas L. Spray: Aortico-Left Ventriculary Tunnel. Pediatric Cardiac Surgery. Constantine Mavroudis, Carl L. Backer (eds.). Wiley-Blackwell, Fourth Edition: 636, 2013.
  6. Stephanie Fuller and J. William Gaynor: Aortopulmonary Window and Aortic Origin of a Pulmonary Artery. Pediatric Cardiac Surgery. Constantine Mavroudis, Carl L. Backer (eds.). Wiley-Blackwell, 4th Edition: 376-384, 2013.
  7. Stephanie Fuller: Ventricular Septal Defects. Mastery of Cardiothoracic Surgery/Chapter 80. Larry Kaiser, Irving Kron, Thomas L. Spray (eds.). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 3rd Edition: 829-837, 2013.
  8. Stephanie Fuller and Thomas Spray: Aortico-Left Ventricular Tunnel. Mavroudis: Pediatric Cardiac Surgery. Constantine Mavroudis and Carl Baker (eds.). Blackwell Publishing, 4e: 636-639, 2012.
  9. Stephanie Fuller and J. William Gaynor: Aortopulmonary window and aortic origin of a pulmonary artery. Mavroudis: Pediatric Cardiac Surgery. Constantine Mavroudis and Carl Baker (eds.). Blackwell Publishing, 4e: 376-384, 2012.
  10. Schwartz MC, Turek, JW, Giglia TM, Fuller S and Glatz AC: Acyanotic Heart Disease: Valves, Outflow Tracts and Vasculature. Pediatric Practice: Cardiology. Alyssa Fried and Brian Kearns (eds.). The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. Page: 135-154, 2012.
  11. Sathanandam SK, Fuller S and Gillespie MJ : Evaluation and Therapy: Neonatal Critical Heart Disease. Pediatric Practice: Cardiology. Alyssa Fried and Brian Kearns (eds.). The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. Page: 95-116, 2012.
  12. Lasa JJ, Kirsch R, Fuller S and Rome JJ: Care of the Postprocedural Patient. Pediatric Practice: Cardiology. Alyssa Fried and Brian Kearns (eds.). The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. Page: 117-134, 2012.
  13. Davidson A, Kim YY, Fuller S and Drajpuch D: Survival to Adulthood. Pediatric Practice: Cardiology. Alyssa Fried and Brian Kearns (eds.). The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. Page: 335-350, 2012.
  14. Fuller S: Genetic Factors are Important Determinants of Neurodevelopmental Outcomes after Neonatal Cardiac Surgery. Progress in Pediatric Cardiology. JW Gaynor (eds.). 29: 73-77, 2010.
  15. Bogar LJ, Fuller S, Diehl JT: Bypass Grafts. Clinical Cardiac CT: Anatomy and Function. EJ Halpern (eds.). Thieme Medical Publishers, 2nd Edition: 155-172, 2010.
  16. Fuller S and Spray TL: How I manage mitral stenosis in the neonate and infant. Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery: Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Annual Page: 87-93, 2009.
  17. Fuller SM, Diehl JT: Coronary bypass grafts.   Clinical Cardiac CT:  Anatomy and Function. EJ Halpern  (eds.). New York: Thieme Medical Publishers, Page: 130-45, 2008 Notes: Chap. 8
  18. Spray TL, Fuller SM: Heart and lung transplantation.   Pediatric Surgery and Urology - Long Term Outcomes, 2nd Edition. Stringer MD, Oldham KT, Mouriquand PDE  (eds.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, Page: 897-914, 2006 Notes: Chap. 67
  19. Fuller SM, Spray TL: Cardiac transplantation.   Pediatric Surgery, 6th Edition. Grosfield JL, O'Neill JA, Fonkalsrud EW, Coran AG  (eds.). St. Louis: Mosby Elsevier, Page: 754-64, 2006 Notes: Chap. 47
  20. Gutierrez G, Fuller S: Commentary:  Of hemorrhagic shock, spherical cows and aloe vera.   Critical Care  8(6): 406-7, 2004.
  21. Fuller S, Cheung A: Literature Review:  Aspirin and Mortality from Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery.  Mangano et al. for the Multicenter Study of Perioperative Ischemia Research Group.   Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists December 2002.
 
Awards, Honors and Membership in Honorary Societies
2010 J. Maxwell Chamberlain Memorial Paper for Congenital Heart Surgery, Society of Thoracic Surgeons
 
2003 Annual Day of Trauma Award, Annual Day of Trauma, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2003 Resident Research Award, The Pennsylvania Association for Thoracic Surgery 41st Annual Meeting, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania
 
1998 Clinical Elective Abroad: One-month plastic surgery elective in Nakuru, Kenya, awarded by Operation Smile, Inc.
 
1996 - 1998 Informatics Research Grant, awarded by Children's Hospital of the Kings' Daughters
Norfolk, Virginia

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