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Maryanne Chrisant, MD

Maryanne Chrisant, MD

Maryanne is currently the Medical Director of Pediatric Cardiac Transplant, Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy at the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Heart Institute in Hollywood, FL.  She has been a friend to BSF for over a decade, since BSF first met her when she was directing similar programs at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).  She has established a track record for leading pediatric heart transplantation programs in their development and evolution and has lead the programs at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville.

Dr. Chrisant has written many papers about heart failure and heart transplantation in children, has lectured internationally and has co-authored guidelines for pediatric heart failure management and heart transplantation.  Her education includes an MD from New York Medical College and pediatric residency, cardiology fellowship and advanced transplant and heart failure training at Babies Hospital, New York Hospital – Columbia University (now New York Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital).  In addition, she has cared for at least two boys with Barth, participating in diagnosing them both in infancy and providing ongoing cardiac care.

Maryanne is the mother of teenage twin boys and lives in Florida.

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