Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Brown University, Providence, RI

Internship

Pediatrics - University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Residency

Pediatrics - University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Fellowship

Pediatric Cardiology - University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Board Certification

Pediatric Cardiology
Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Cardiologist

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

Departments and Services

Research Interests

  • Aortopathy associated with bicuspid aortic valve and connective tissue disease.
  • Lifestyle Medicine in Pediatrics
  • Application of novel echocardiographic techniques to clinical practice.

Publications

Papers

2019

Singh A, Feingold B, Rivera-Lebron B, Weiner D, Drant S.: Correlating objective echocardiographic parameters in patients with pulmonary hypertension due to bronchopulmonary dysplasia. J Perinatol. 39(9): 1282-1290, Sep 2019.

2017

Feingold B, Salgado CM, Reyes-Múgica M, Drant SE, Miller SA, Kennedy M, Kellman P, Schelbert EB, Wong TC.: Diffuse myocardial fibrosis among healthy pediatric heart transplant recipients: Correlation of histology, cardiovascular magnetic resonance, and clinical phenotype. Pediatr Transplant. 21(5): e12986, Aug 2017.

2015

Horner K, Kuk JL, Barinas-Mitchell E, Drant S, DeGroff C, Lee S.: Effect of Aerobic versus Resistance Exercise on Pulse Wave Velocity, Intima Media Thickness and Left Ventricular Mass in Obese Adolescents. Pediatr Exerc Sci. 27(4): 494-502, Nov 2015.

2013

Flanagan R, Cain N, Tatum GH, Debrunner MG, Drant S, Feingold B.: Left ventricular myocardial performance index change for detection of acute cellular rejection in pediatric heart transplantation. Pediatr Transplant. 17(8): 782-6, Dec 2013.

2008

Behera SK, Trang J, Feeley BT, Levi DS, Alejos JC, Drant S.: The use of Doppler tissue imaging to predict cellular and antibody-mediated rejection in pediatric heart transplant recipients. Pediatr Transplant. 12(2): 207-14, Mar 2008.

2006

Perens G S, Shannon K M, Levi D S, Drant S: Successful treatment of eosinophilic pleural effusions following congenital heart surgery. Pediatr Cardiol. 27(1): 168-169, Jan-Feb 2006.

Odim JN, Wu J, Laks H, Banerji A, Drant S.: Cardiac surgery in children with end-stage liver disease awaiting liver transplantation. Ann Thorac Surg. 81(2): 697-700, Feb 2006.

Peterson RE, Levi DS, Williams RJ, Lai WW, Sklansky MS, Drant S.: Echocardiographic predictors of outcome in fetuses with pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 19(11): 1393-400, Nov 2006.

2004

Gupta A, Daggett C, Drant S, Rivero N, Lewis A.: Prospective randomized trial of ketorolac after congenital heart surgery. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 18(4): 454-7, Aug 2004.

Gurvitz M, Chang RK, Drant S, Allada V.: Frequency of aortic root dilation in children with a bicuspid aortic valve. Am J Cardiol. 94(10): 1337-40, Nov 2004.

2002

Lan YT, Chang RK, Drant S, Odim J, Laks H, Wong AL, Allada V.: Outcome of staged surgical approach to neonates with single left ventricle and moderate size bulboventricular foramen. Am J Cardiol. 89(8): 959-63, Apr 2002.

2001

Chang RK, McDiarmid SV, Alejos JC, Drant SE, Klitzner TS.: Echocardiographic findings of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in children after orthotopic liver transplantation. Pediatr Transplant. 5(3): 187-91, Jun 2001.

1999

Chang RK, Alejos JC, Atkinson D, Jensen R, Drant S, Galindo A, Laks H.: Bubble contrast echocardiography in detecting pulmonary arteriovenous shunting in children with univentricular heart after cavopulmonary anastomosis. J Am Coll Cardiol. 33(7): 2052-8, Jun 1999.

1998

Atkinson DE, Drant S.: Diagnosis of heterotaxy syndrome by fetal echocardiography. Am J Cardiol. 82(9): 1147-9, A10, Nov 1998.

Lai WW, Lipshultz SE, Easley KA, Starc TJ, Drant SE, Bricker JT, Colan SD, Moodie DS, Sopko G, Kaplan S.: Prevalence of congenital cardiovascular malformations in children of human immunodeficiency virus-infected women: the prospective P2C2 HIV Multicenter Study. P2C2 HIV Study Group, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Bethesda, Maryland. J Am Coll Cardiol. 32(6): 1749-55, Nov 1998.

1995

Laks H, Gates RN, Grant PW, Drant S, Allada V, Harake B.: Aortic to right ventricular shunt for pulmonary atresia and intact ventricular septum. Ann Thorac Surg. 59(2): 342-7, Feb 1995.

Drant SE, Klitzner TS, Shannon KM, Wetzel GT, Williams RG.: Guidance of radiofrequency catheter ablation by transesophageal echocardiography in children with palliated single ventricle. Am J Cardiol. 76(17): 1311-2, Dec 1995.

1986

Drant S, Montestruque S, Bradley G, Spira A, Bramhall J.: The use of DNA-intercalating dye to monitor cell fusion and microinjection. J Biochem Biophys Methods. 12(5-6): 253-64, Jun 1986.

 
 

Books

Chapters

2016

Drant S, Allada V: Echocardiography lab productivity. Echocardiography in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease: From Fetus to Adult. Lai W, Mertens L, Cohen M, Geva T (eds.). Wiley-Blackwell,Oxford, UK, Page: 19-30, 2016.

Posters and Presentations

2019

Handisides JC, Hollenbeck-Pringle D, Uzark K, Trachtenberg FL, Pemberton VL, Atz TW, Bradley TJ, Cappella E, De Nobele S, Groh GK, Hamstra MS, Korsin R, Levine JC, Lindauer B, Liou A, Neal MKM, Markham LW, Morrison T, Mussatto KA, Olson AK, Pierpont MEM, Pyeritz RE, Radojewski EA, Roman MJ, Xu M, Lacro RV; Health-Related Quality of Life in Children and Young Adults with Marfan Syndrome. Pediatric Heart Network Investigators. J Pediatr. 2019 Jan;204: 250-255.

Singh A, Feingold B, Rivera-Lebron B, Weiner D, Drant S. Correlating objective echocardiographic parameters in patients with pulmonary hypertension due to bronchpulmonary dysplasia. J Perinatol. 2019 Sep;39(9): 1282-1290.

2018

Hoskoppal A, Menon S, Trachtenberg F, Burns KM, De Backer J, Gelb BD, Gleason M, James J, Lai WW, Liou A, Mahony L, Olson AK, Pyeritz RE, Sharkey AM, Stylianou M, Wechsler SB, Young L, Levine JC, Tierney ESS, Lacro RV, Bradley TJ; Pediatric Heart Network Investigators. Predictors of Rapid Aortic Root Dilation and Referral for Aortic Surgery in Marfan Syndrome. Pediatr Cardiol 2018 Oct;39(7): 1453-1461

2017

Feingold B, Salgado CM, Reyes-Mugica M, Drant S, Miller SA, Kennedy M, Kellman P, Schelbert EB, Wong TC. Diffuse myocardial fibrosis among healthy pediatric heart transplant recipients: correlation of histology, cardiovascular magnetic resonance, and clinical phenotype. Pediatr Transplant; 2017.

Awards and Honors

2017, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Patient Satisfaction Award
2017, Wolff Center at UPMC Award for Excellence in Patient Experience
2016, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Patient Satisfaction Award
2016, UPMC Excellence in Patient Experience and Medical Staff Honor Roll

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

2006-present, Reviewer, Pediatric Cardiology

Academic and Institutional Committees

2017-present, Physician Well Being Committee

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2019-present, Acer Therapeutics, Advisory Board Member
2018-present, American College of Lifestyle Medicine
2015-present, American College of Cardiology
 - 2015-present, Adult Congenital and Pediatric Cardiology Quality Metric Group
2008-present, American Society of Echocardiography (ASE)
 - 2015-present, Pediatric Echo Lab Director's Group