James T. Connelly, BS, RRT-NPS

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James T. Connelly, BS, RRT-NPS, is the manager of the ECMO Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)
Locations: Main Hospital
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Undergraduate Degree

BS, Philadelphia University

Graduate Degree

Atlantic Community College

Titles and Academic Titles

Manager, ECMO Center

Departments and Services




Danzer E, Hoffman C, D'Agostino J, Connelly JT, Waqar LN, Gerdes M, Bernbaum J, Rintoul NE, Herkert LM, Peranteau WH, Flake AW, Adzick NS, Hedrick HL: Short-term neurodevelopmental outcome in congenital diaphragmatic hernia: The impact of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and timing of repair. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 19:64-74, 2018.


Partridge EA, Davey MG, Hornick MA, McGovern PE,  Mejaddam AY, Vrecenak JD, Mesas-Burgos C, Olive A, Caskey RC, Weiland TR, Han J, Schupper AJ, Connelly JT, Dysart KC, Rychik J, Hedrick HL, Peranteau WH, Flake AW. Corrigendum: An extra-uterine system to physiologically support the extreme premature lamb. Nat Commun. 2017 May 23;8:15794. Doi: 10.1038/ncomms15794.

Emily A. Partridge, Marcus G. Davey, Matthew A. Hornick, Patrick E. McGovern, Ali Y. Mejaddam, Jesse D. Vrecenak, Carmen Mesas-Burgos, Aliza Olive, Robert C. Caskey, Theodore R. Weiland III, Jiancheng Han, James T. Connelly, Kevin C. Dysart, Alexander J. Schupper, Jack Rychik, Holly L. Hedrick, William H. Peranteau, and Alan W. Flake. “An extra-uterine physiologic support system for the extreme premature lamb.” Nature Communications. Published online April 25, 2017. Read the abstract.


Bamat NA, Tharakan SJ, Connelly JT, Hedrick HL, Lorch SA, Rintoul NE, Williams SB, Dysart D’Agostino JA KC. Venoarterial extracorporeal life support for neonatal respiratory failure: indications and impact on mortality. ASAIO J. 2016 Dec 13. Doi:10.1097/MAT.0000000000000495 [Epub ahead of print]

Awards and Honors

Fellowship of the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (FELSO), Class of 2019