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Division Highlights - Cardiology

The Division of Pediatric Cardiology provides outstanding comprehensive care to children with congenital or acquired heart disease.

Clinical specialties include inherited arrhythmias, noninvasive cardiac imaging, exercise physiology, interventional catheterization, adult congenital heart disease, and preventive cardiology.

Basic research investigates the biology of inherited cardiomyopathies and the response of the immature heart to physiologic stress. Clinical research focuses on the use of newborn screening to identify congenital heart defects.

2011 Highlights

  • Adrian Grimes, PhD, received a two-year, $102,000 postdoctoral fellowship award from the American Heart Association’s Midwest Affiliate. This award will start in 2012 and will support Dr. Grimes’ work in the lab of his mentor, J. Carter Ralphe, MD, as he seeks to better understand the signaling pathways underlying the development of cardiac hypertrophy.
  • J. Carter Ralphe, MD, received a five-year, $1,250,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health – National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. His project, "Murine 3D Engineered Tissue Model of Human MYBPC3 Mutations," will use an innovative, three-dimensional, murine-engineered cardiac tissue model to assess the contractile phenotype and the factors that lead to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
  • The Pediatric Preventive Cardiology Clinic was launched in 2011 under the direction of Amy Peterson, MD, and Ann Dodge, PNP. The clinic provides a valuable community resource by identifying and treating children at risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
  • The electrophysiology (EP) service dramatically improved procedure safety by performing 78% of their interventional EP cases with no radiation exposure, and averaging only 1.5 minutes of exposure for cases requiring fluoroscopy.
  • Petros Anagnastopoulos, MD, joined UW Health as the chief of pediatric cardiothoracic surgery. His skill and experience allows patients of all ages with congenital heart defects to receive exceptional surgical care at American Family Children’s Hospital.


J. Carter Ralphe, MD

Assistant Professor and
Division Chief

John S. Hokanson, MD

Associate Professor

Ian H. Law, MD

Clinical Associate Professor

Kathleen R. Maginot, MD

Associate Professor

Amy L. H. Peterson, MD

Assistant Professor

Douglas J. Schneider, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Shardha Srinivasan, MD

Associate Professor

Nicholas H. Von Bergen, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Allen D. Wilson, MD



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Last updated: 01/04/2016
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