Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT


Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR


Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR


The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

American Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics/Pediatric Cardiology

Titles and Academic Titles

Director, Lipid Heart Clinic

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Pediatric exercise testing and cardiovascular disease prevention
Coronary artery anomalies




Brothers JA, Paridon SM. The New AHA/ACC Guidelines for Competitive Sports Participation in Young Athletes With Anomalous Coronary Arteries: The Evolution of Change. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2016 Mar;7(2):241-4.


Lorber R, Srivastava S, Wilder TJ, McIntyre S, DeCampli WM, Williams WG, Frommelt P, Parness IA, Blackstone EH, Jacobs M, Mertens L, Brothers J, Herlon R, AAOCA Working Group of the Congenital Heart Surgeons Society. Anomalous Aortic Origin of Coronary Arteries in the Young: Echocardiographic Evaluation with Surgical Correlation. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2015 Nov;8(11):1239-49. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2015.04.027.

Brothers JA, Whitehead KK, Keller MS, Fogel MA, Paridon SM, Weinberg PM, Harris MA. Cardiac MR and CT Virtual Angioscopy Demonstrate Normal Coronary Ostial Morphology in Children with Anomalous Left Coronary Artery with Intraseptal Course. Am J Radiol. 204: W104-W109, Jan 2015.


Wittlieb-Weber CA, Brothers JA: Coronary Artery Anomalies: Current Recognition and Treatment Strategies. Update on Recent Progress. Curr Cardiovasc Risk Rep. 8:395-398. July 2014.

Poynter JA, Bondarenko I, Austin EH, DeCampli WM, Jacobs JP, Ziemer G, Kirshbom PM, Tchervenkov CI, Karamlou T, Blackstone EH, Walters III HL, Gaynor W, Mery CM, Pearl J, Brothers JA, Caldarone CA, Jacobs ML, Mavroudis C, the Congenital Heart Surgeons' Society AAOCA Working Group. Repair of Anomalous Aortic Origin of a Coronary Artery in 113 Patients: A Congenital Heart Surgeons' Society Report. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2014 Oct;5(4):507-14. doi: 10.1177/2150135114540182.

Brothers JA. Harris MA. Right Coronary Artery From Right Sinus of Valsalva and Ventricular Tachycardia. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Sep;98(3):1091-4. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.10.099.

Poynter JA, Williams WG, McIntyre S, Brothers JA, Jacobs ML, the Congenital Heart Surgeons Society AAOCA Working Group. Anomalous Aortic Origin of a Coronary Artery: A Report from the Congenital Heart Surgeons Society Registry. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2014 Jan 1;5(1):22-30. doi: 10.1177/2150135113516984.


Wittlieb CA, Paridon SM, Gaynor JW, Spray TL, Weber DR, Brothers JA. Medium-term outcome after anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery repair in a pediatric cohort. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 May;147(5):1580-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2013.07.022. Epub 2013 Aug 26.

Longmuir PE, Brothers JA, de Ferranti SD, Hayman LL, Van Hare GF, Matherne GP, Davis CK, Joy EA, McCrindle BW, American Heart Association Atherosclerosis, Hypertension and Obesity in Youth Committee of the Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young. Promotion of physical activity for children and adults with congenital heart disease: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2013 May 28;127(21):2147-59. doi: 10.1161/CIR.0b013e318293688f. Epub 2013 Apr 29.