Lazaros Kochilas, MD

Philosophy of Care:

Comprehensive patient and family-centered care for children with heart diseases. I aim to improve the long-term outcome of survivors with complex congenital heart diseases by bridging the gap between basic sciences and clinical medicine.

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Board Certifications:

Best Doctors in America®, 2009-2010

Reviewer: Pediatrics Archives of Disease in Childhood

Member of the Society for Pediatric Research, 2003- present

American Academy of Pediatrics (Sections of Pediatric Cardiology and Neonatal Perinatal Medicine), 1996- present

American Heart Association (Basic CV Science Council and Cardiovascular Disease in the Young), 1999- present

C.W. Shepard, L. Kochilas, R.M. Rosengart, A.M. Brearley, R. Bryant III, J.H. Moller, J.D. St. Louis: “Repair of major congenital cardiac defects in low birth weight infants; is delay warranted?” JTVS 2010 ;140(5):1104-9.

J. Kern, R. Modi, M. Atalay, L. Kochilas: “High Levels of Cardiac Troponin I Mimicking Acute Coronary Syndromes in Children with Myocarditis“ J Pediatr 2009; 154:612-5.

L. Kochilas, F. Gundogan, M. Atalay, J.M. Bliss, M. Vatta, L. Smith Pena, D. Abuelo: “A Novel Mutation of the Fibrillin-1 (FBN1) Gene in a Patient with Neonatal Marfan Syndrome”. J Perinatol 2008; 28(4): 303-305.

J. Kreiling, Z. Balantac, J. Toure, S. Zchut, L. Kochilas, R. Creton: “Calcium Manipulation in Zebrafish Embryos Affects Left-Right Asymmetry of the Heart and Brain” Mech Develop 2008; 125: 396-410.

S. Ford, A. Rao, L. Kochilas: “Giant coronary artery aneurysm formation following meningococcal septicaemia”. Pediatr Cardiol 2007; 28(4): 300-302.

KG. Ackerman, BJ. Herron, SO. Vargas, H. Huang, L. Kochilas, C. Rao, B. Pober, RP. Babiuk, JA. Epstein, JJ. Greer, DR. Beier : “Mutations in Fog2 Cause Diaphragmatic Defects and Primary Pulmonary Hypoplasia in Mice and Man”. PLOS Genetics 2005, 1(1), e10 (001-007)*.

J. Liao, L. Kochilas, S. Nowotschin, JS. Arnold, VS. Aggarwal, J.A. Epstein, M.C. Brown, J. Adams, B.E. Morrow: “Full spectrum of malformations in velo-cardio-facial syndrome/DiGeorge syndrome mouse models by altering Tbx1 dosage”. Human Molecular Genetics 2004; 13(15), 1-9.

L. Kochilas, S. Merscher-Gomez, M. Lu, V. Potluri, J. Liao, R. Kucherlapati, B. Morrow, J. Epstein: “The role of neural crest during cardiac development in a mouse model of DiGeorge syndrome”. Devel Biology 2002; 251, 157-166.

B. Funke, J. Epstein, L. Kochilas, M. Lu, R. Pandita, J. Liao, R. Bauerndistel, T. Schüller, C. Brown, H. Schorle, J. Adams and B. Morrow: “ Mice overexpressing genes from the 22q11 region deleted in velo-cardio-facial syndrome/DiGeorge syndrome have middle and inner ear defects ”. Human Molecular Genetics 2001, 10(22) 2549-2556.

S. Stamatelopoulos, L. Kochilas, N. Zakopoulos, S. Moulopoulos: “ Optimization of left ventricular balloon pumping during intractable cardiac arrest “. Intern J Artif Organs 1996; 19(7): 422-430.

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