Pediatrics: Critical Care

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Nancy Ghanayem, MD
Assistant Professor
Pediatric Critical Care

Titles: Assistant professor, Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin; associate medical director, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.

Education: MD: Rush Medical College, Chicago, 1993; residency, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1996;

Fellowship: Pediatric Critical Care, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1999;

Fellowship: Cardiac Critical Care, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, 1999;

Fellowship: Cardiac Critical Care, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia, 2000.

Research interests: Cardiac critical care and perioperative monitoring, single ventricle physiology, long-term outcomes after congenital heart surgery and pulmonary hypertension.

Current grants:

•    Infant Single Ventricle Trial, Pediatric Heart Network/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, site principal investigator.

•    Single Ventricle Reconstruction Trial, Pediatric Heart Network/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, site principal investigator.

•    Corticosteroid Effect on Cardiopulmonary Bypass Induced Cytokine Production in Infant Congenital Heart Surgery, Children's Hospital Foundation, co-principal investigator.

•    The Prevalence of Heparin Dependent Antibodies in Children after Cardiopulmonary Bypass, Children's Hospital Foundation, co-principal investigator.
Representative Publications:

•    Tweddell JS, Hoffman GM, Mussatto KA, Fedderly RT, Berger S, Jaquiss RDB, Ghanayem NS, Frisbee SJ, Litwin SB. Improved Survival of Patients Undergoing Palliation of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome: Lessons Learned From 115 Consecutive Patients. Circulation: 24;106(12 Suppl 1): I82-9, September 2002.

•    Jaquiss RD, Tweddell JS, Ghanayem NS, Mussatto KM, Zachariasen MC, Litwin B. Safety of Aprotinin Use and Re-Use in Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery. Circulation: 106(12 Suppl 1): I90-4, September 2002.

•    Ghanayem NS, Hoffman GM, Mussatto KA, Cava JR, Frommelt PC, Rudd NA, Steltzer MM, Bevandic SM, Frisbee SJ, Jaquiss RDB, Litwin SB, Tweddell JS. Home Surveillance Program Prevents Interstage Mortality Following the Norwood Procedure. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery: 126(5): 1367-75, November 2003.

•    Hoffman GM, Stuth EA, Jaquiss RD, VanderWal PL, Staudt SR, Troshynski TJ, Ghanayem NS, Tweddell JS. Changes in Cerebral and Somatic Oxygenation During Stage 1 Palliation of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome using Continuous Regional Cerebral Perfusion. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery: 127(1): 223-33, January 2004.

•    Hoffman GM, Tweddell JS, Ghanayem NS, Mussatto KA, Stuth EA, Jaquiss RDB, Berger S. Alterations of the Critical Arteriovenous Oxygen Saturation Relationship by Sustained Afterload Reduction after the Norwood Procedure. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery: 127(3): 738-45, March 2004.

•    Jaquiss RDB, Ghanayem NS, Hoffman GM, Fedderly RT, Cava JR, Mussatto KA, Tweddell JS. Early Cardiopulmonary Anastomosis in Very Young Infants after the Norwood Procedure: Impact on Oxygenation, Resource Utilization and Mortality. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery: 127(4): 982-89, April 2004.

Contact information: PO Box 1997, Milwaukee, WI 53201. Phone: (414) 266-3360. Fax: (414) 266-3563. E-mail: nancyg@mcw.edu.

 

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