Matthew Harris, MD

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Matthew Harris, MD, is a board-certified attending cardiologist and Associate Director of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance in the Cardiac Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Locations: Main Hospital
Phone: 215-590-4040

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Chicago, IL


Pediatrics - University of Chicago Children's Hospital, Chicago, IL


Pediatric Cardiology - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Cardiac Magnetic Resonance and Cardiac Pathology Fellowship - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Pediatric Cardiology – American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics

Additional Training

Advanced Training in Pediatric Echocardiography - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Cardiologist

Associate Director, Cardiac Magnetic Resonance

Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Radiology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services




Biko DM, DeWitt AG, Pinto EM, Morrison RE, Johnstone JA, Griffis H, O'Byrne ML, Fogel MA, Harris MA, Partington SL, Whitehead KK, Saul D, Goldberg DJ, Rychik J, Glatz AC, Gillespie MJ, Rome JJ, Dori Y.: MRI evaluation of Lymphatic Abnormalities in the Neck and Thorax after Fontan surgery: relationship with outcome. RADIOLOGY April 2019 Notes: DOI: 10.1148/radiol.2019180877.

Biko DM, Gaynor JW, Partington SL, Harris MA, Whitehead KK, Trusty P, Yoganathan AP, Fogel M.: Relationship of Aortic Stiffness to Exercise and Ventricular Volumes in Single Ventricles. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery April 2019 Notes: DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.03.019


Anwar S, Harris MA, Whitehead KKW, Keller MS, Goldmuntz E, Fogel MA, Mercer-Rosa L : The Impact of the Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Patch on Right Ventricular Strain in Tetralogy of Fallot: A Comparison with Valvar Pulmonary Stenosis Utilizing Cardiac Magnetic Resonance. Pediatric Cardiology March 2017.

Biko DM, Collins RT, Partington SL, Harris M, Whitehead KK, Keller MS, Fogel MA.: Magnetic Resonance Myocardial Perfusion Imaging: Safety and Indications in Pediatrics and Young Adults. Pediatric Cardiology October  2017 Notes: PMID: 29063953 DOI: 10.1007/s00246-017-1752-0

Bhat M, Mercer-Rosa L, Fogel MA, Harris MA,Paridon SM, McBride MG, Shults J, Zhang X, Goldmuntz E: Longitudinal changes in adolescents with TOF: implications for care. European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging 18(3): 356-363, 2017.

David Biko, Aaron Dewitt, Erin Pinto,Rodney Morrison, Jordan Johnstone, Heather Griffis, Michael O'Byrne, Mark Fogel, Matthew Harris, Sara Partington, Kevin Whitehead, David Saul, David Goldberg, Jack Rychik, Andrew Glatz, Matthew Gillespie, Jonathan Rome, andYoav Dori: Association of T2 Lymphatic Imaging in Single Ventricle Patients After superior Cavopulmonary Connection with Acute Post - Fontan Outcomes. Circ Imaging 2017 Notes: In Review.


Harris MA, Avitabile CM, Fu GL, Kim DW, Kim TS, Gillespie MJ, Keller MS, Fogel MA, Whitehead KK: Accuracy and Internal Consistency of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Measuring Branch Pulmonary Artery Flows in Patients with Conotruncal Anomalies and Branch Pulmonary Artery Stents. American Journal of Cardiology April 2016 Notes: In-Press.

Brothers JA, Kim TS, Fogel MA, Whitehead KK, Morrison TM, Paridon SM, Harris MA: Cardiac MRI identifies coronary stenosis, perfusion defects, and delayed enhancement in pediatric patients with anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery before and after surgical repair. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery July 2016.

Avitabile CM Whitehead KK, Fogel MA, Kim DW Kim TS, Rose JD, Keller MS, GL Fu, Harris MA: Holodiastolic Flow Reversal at the Descending Aorta on Cardiac Magnetic Resonance is Neither Sensitive Nor Specific for Significant Aortic Regurgitation in Patients with Congenital Heart Disease  Pediatric Cardiology October 2016.

Schoonbeek R, Takebayashi T, Aoki C, Shimaoka T, Harris MA, Fu GL,Kim TS, Dori Y, McGarvey J, Litt H, Bouma W, Zsido G, Glatz A, Rome JJ, Gorman R, Gorman III J, and Gillespie MJ: Implantation of the Medtronic Harmony Transcatheter Pulmonary ValveImproves Right Ventricular Size and Function in an Ovine Model ofPostoperative Chronic Pulmonary Insufficiency. Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions October 2016.

Fogel MA, Li CJ, Elci OU, Pawlowski T, Schwab PJ, Wilson FB, Nicolson SC, Montenegro LM, Diaz L, Spray TL, Gaynor JW, Fuller S, Mascio CE, Keller MS, Harris MA, Whitehead KK, Bethel J, Vossough A, Licht DJ.: Neurologic Injury and Cerebral Blood Flow in Single Ventricles Throughout Staged Surgical Reconstruction. Circulation December 2016.


Brothers JA, Whitehead KK, Keller MS, Fogel MA, Paridon SM, Weinberg PM, and Harris MA: Cardiac MRI and CT Differentiates the Normal Ostium and Intraseptal Course from the Slit-Like Ostium and Interarterial Course in Anomalous Left Coronary Artery in Children. Am J Roentgenol 204(1): 104-9, January 2015.

Kaufman BD, Videon N, Zhang X, Harris MA, Shaddy RE,Goldmuntz E: Procollagen type III amino-terminal propeptide: a serumbiomarker of left ventricular remodelling in paediatric dilated cardiomyopathy. Cardiology in the Young 25(2): 228-36, February 2015.

Di Maria MV, Cohen MS, Harris MA, Fogel MA, Whitehead KK: Doppler-derived Flow Pattern in the Descending Aorta Does Not Predict Systemic to Pulmonary Arterial Collateral Flow in Patients with Single Ventricle Palliation: A Cross Sectional Study. World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery 6(2): 209-214, April 2015.

Shariat M, Mertens L, Seed M, Grosse-Wortmann L, Golding F, Mercer-Rosa L,Harris M, Whitehead KK, Li C, Fogel MA, Yoo S: Utility of Feed-and-Sleep Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance in Young Infants with Complex Cardiovascular Disease. Pediatr Cardiol 36(4): 809-12, April 2015.

*Co-senior Authors: Whitehead KK, *Harris MA, Glatz AC, Gillespie MJ, DiMaria MV, Harrison N,  Dori Y, Keller MS, Rome JJ, *Fogel MA,: Status of Systemic to Pulmonary Arterial Collateral Flow After The Fontan Procedure  Am J Cardiol 115(12): 1739-45, June 2015.

Harris MA, Whitehead KK, Shin DC, Keller MS, Weinberg PM, and Fogel MA: Identifying Abnormal Ostial Morphology in Anomalous Aortic Origin of a Coronary Artery. Ann Thorac Surg 100(1): 174-179, July 2015.

Fogel MA, Li C, Wilson F, Pawlowski T, Nicolson SC, Montenegro LM, Diaz- Berenstein L, Spray TL, Gaynor JW, Fuller S, Keller MS, Harris MA, Whitehead KK, Elci O, Bethel J, Vossough A, Licht DJ: Relationship of cerebral blood flow to aortic-to-pulmonary collateral/shunt flow in single ventricles. Heart 101(16): 1325-1331, August 2015.

Fogel MA, Pawlowski T, Keller MS, Cohen MS, Goldmuntz E, Diaz L, Li C, Shore D, Whitehead KK, Harris MA : The Cardiovascular Effects of Obesity on Ventricular Function and Mass in Patients After Tetralogy of Fallot Repair Utilizing Cardiac Magnetic Resonance. JPediatr 167(2): 325-30, August 2015.

Chan SC, Whitehead KK, Kim TS, Fu GL, Keller MS, Fogel MA, Harris MA: Repaired Tetralogy of Fallot with Coexisting Unrepaired Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection is Associated with Diminished Right Ventricular Ejection Fraction and More Severe Right Ventricular Dilation. Pediatr Radiol 45(10): 1465-71, September 2015.

Banka P, Robinson J, Uppu S, Harris MA, Hasbani K, Lai W, Richmond M, Fratz S, Jain S, Johnson T, Maskatia S, Lu J, Samyn M, Patton D, Powell A.: Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Techniques and Findings in Children with Myocarditis: a Multicenter Retrospective Study. Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance November 2015.

Glatz AC, Harrison N, Small AJ, Dori Y, Gillespie MJ, Harris MA, Fogel MA, Rome JJ: Factors Associated With Systemic to Pulmonary Arterial Collateral Flow in Single Ventricle Patients With Superior Cavopulmonary Connections. Heart 101(22): 1813-8, November 2015.


Shafkat A, Whitehead KK, Harris MA: Leaving Antegrade Pulmonary Blood Flow Results in Reversal of Flow in the Azygous Vein and Decompression of the Cavopulmonary Circulation; Mechanism of Cyanosis Defined with Cardiac MRI. Cardiol Young 24(3): 515-6, June 2014.

Dori Y, Keller M, Fogel MA, Whitehead, KK, Harris MA, Rome JJ, Itkin M: Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Lymphatic Abnormalities After Functional Single Ventricle Palliation Surgery. Am J Roentgenol 203(2): 426-31, August 2014.

Abu Hazeem, AA, Dori Y, Whitehead KK, Harris MA, Fogel MA, Gillespie MJ, Rome JJ, Glatz AC.: X-ray Magnetic Resonance Fusion Modality May Reduce Radiation Exposure and Contrast Dose in Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization of Congenital Heart Disease. Circulation Cardiovascular Interventions 84(5): 795-800, November 2014.

Fogel MA, Pawlowski T, Schwab PJ, Nicolson SC, Montenegro LM, Diaz Berenstein L, Spray TL, Gaynor JW, Fuller S, Keller MS, Harris MA, Whitehead KK, Vossough A, Licht DJ: Brain Magnetic Resonance Immediately Prior To Surgery In Single Ventricles and Surgical Postponement. Ann Thorac Surg 98(5): 1693-8, November 2014.

Fogel MA, Li C, Nicolson SC, Spray TL, Gaynor JW, Fuller S, Keller MS, Harris MA, Yoganathan AP, Whitehead KK: Comparison by Magnetic Resonance Phase Contrast of Pulse Wave Velocity in Patients with Single Ventricle and Reconstructed Aortas versus Those Without. Am J Cardiol 114(12): 1902-1907, December 2014.


Dori Y, Glatz AC, Hanna BD, Gillespie MJ, Harris MA, Keller MS, Fogel MA, Rome JJ, Whitehead KK: Acute Effects of Embolizing Systemic-to-Pulmonary Arterial Collaterals on Blood Flow in Patients With Superior Cavopulmonary Connections: A Pilot Study  Circ Cardiovasc Interv 6(1): 101-6, Feb 2013.

Downing DE, Whitehead KK, Dori Y, Gillespie MJ, Harris MA, Fogel MA, Rome JJ, Glatz AC: Accuracy of Conventional Oximetry for Flow Estimation in Patients with  Superior Cavopulmonary Connection: A Comparison with Phase-Contrast Cardiac MRI. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 6(6): 943-9, November 2013.


Schwartz MC, Rome JJ, Gillespie MJ, Whitehead K, Harris MA, Fogel MA, Glatz AC: Relation of Left Ventricular End Diastolic Pressure to Right Ventricular End Diastolic Volume After Operative Treatment of Tetralogy of Fallot Am J Cardiol.  (eds.). 109(3): 417-22, February 2012.

Glatz A, Rome JJ, Small AJ, Gillespie MJ, Dori Y, Harris MA, Fogel MA, Keller MS, Whitehead KK: Systemic to Pulmonary Collateral Flow as Measured by Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging is Associated with Acute Post-Fontan Clinical Outcomes. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 5(2): 218-25, March 2012.

Robb JD, Harris MA, Minakawa M, Rodriguez E, Koomalsingh KJ, Shuto T, Dori Y, Gorman RC, Gorman JH 3rd, Gillespie MJ: An Ovine Model of Pulmonary Insufficiency and Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Dilatation  J Heart Valve Dis 21(2): 247-52, March 2012.

Fogel MA, Pawlowski TW, Whitehead KK, Harris MA, Keller MS, Glatz AC, Zhu W, Shore D, Diaz LK, Rome JJ: Cardiac Magnetic Resonance And The Need for Routine CardiacCatheterization In Single Ventricle Patients Prior to Fontan: A Comparisonof Three Groups, Pre-Fontan CMR versus Cath Evaluation. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 60(12): 1094-102, September 2012.


*Co-first Authors: *Robb JD and *Harris MA, Minakawa M, Rodriguez E, Koomalsingh KJ, Shuto T, Shin D, Dori Y, Glatz AC, Rome JJ, Gorman RC, Gorman JC, and Gillespie MJ : Melody® Valve Implantation into the Branch Pulmonary Arteries for Treatment of PulmonaryInsufficiency in an Ovine Model of Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Dysfunction following Tetralogy ofFallot Repair Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions 4(1): 80-7, Feb 2011.

Harris MA, Whitehead KK, Gillespie MJ, Liu TY, Cosulich MC, Shin DC,Goldmuntz E, Weinberg PM, Fogel MA: Differential Branch Pulmonary Artery Regurgitant Fraction Is a Function of Differential Pulmonary Arterial Anatomy and Pulmonary Vascular Resistance. JACC Imaging 4(5): 506-513, May 2011.

Dori Y, Sarmiento M, Glatz AC, Gillespie MJ, Jones VM, Harris MA, Whitehead KK, Fogel MA, Rome JJ: X-ray Magnetic Resonance Fusion to Internal Markers and Utility in Congenital Heart Disease Interventions. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 4(4): 415-24, July 2011.

Fogel MA, Pawlowski TW, Harris MA, Whitehead KK, Keller MS, Wilson J, Tipton D, Harris C: Comparison and Usefulness of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Versus Computerized Tomography in Infants < Six Months of Age With Aortic Arch Anomalies Without Deep Sedation or Anesthesia. Am J Cardiol 108(1): 120-5, July 2011.

Rhodes J, Margossian R, Sleeper LA, Barker P,Bradley TJ, Lu M, Fogel MA, Harris MA, Lai WW, Powell AJ, Puchalski MD, Shirali G, Colan SD : Non-Geometric Echocardiographic Indices of Ventricular Function in Patients with a Fontan Circulation. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography 24: 1213-9, November 2011.


Collins RT 2nd, Weinberg PM, Goldmuntz E, Harris M: Images in cardiovascular medicine. Partial anomalous left pulmonary artery. Circulation 119(17): 2405-7, May 2009

Whitehead KK, Sundareswaran KS, Parks WJ, Harris MA, Yoganathan AP, Fogel MA: Blood flow distribution in a large series of patients having the Fontan operation: a cardiac magnetic resonance velocity mapping study. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 138(1): 96-102, July 2009.

Petit CJ, Gillespie MJ, Seymour TL, Harris MA, Liu TY, Khan AR, Gaynor JW, Rome JJ: Relief of branch pulmonary artery stenosis reduces pulmonary valve insufficiency in a swine model. J Thorac and Cardiovasc Surg 138(2): 382-9, August 2009.

Whitehead KK, Gillespie MJ, Harris MA, Fogel MA, Rome JJ: Noninvasive Quantification of Systemic To Pulmonary Collateral Flow: A Major Source of Inefficiency in Patients with Superior Cavopulmonary Connections Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 2(5): 405-11, September 2009.

Harris MA, Cosulich MT, Gillespie MJ, Whitehead KK, Liu TI, Weinberg PM, Fogel MA: Pre-Fontan cardiac magnetic resonance predicts post-Fontan length of stay and avoids ionizing radiation. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 138(4): 941-7, October 2009.

Kutty S, Whitehead KK, Natarajan S, Harris MA, Wernovsky G, Fogel MA: Qualitative echocardiographic assessment of aortic valve regurgitation with quantitative cardiac magnetic resonance: a comparative study. Pediatr Cardiol 30(7), October 2009.


Fogel MA, Weinberg PM, Parave E, Harris C, Montenegro L, Harris MA, Concepcion M: Deep Sedation For Cardiac Magnetic Resonance: A Comparison With Cardiac Anesthesia. J Pediatr  152(4): 534-9, April 2008.


Harris MA, Johnson TR, Weinberg PM, Fogel MA.: Delayed-enhancement cardiovascular magnetic resonance identifies fibrous tissue in children after surgery for congenital heart disease. J Thorac and Cardiovasc Surg  133: 676-81, March 2007.


Fogel MA, Weinberg PM, Harris M, Rhodes L: Usefulness of magnetic resonance imaging for the diagnosis of right ventricular dysplasia in children Am J Cardiol 97: 1232-1237, March 2006.


Harris MA, Weinberg PM, Whitehead KK, Fogel MA.: Usefulness of branch pulmonary artery regurgitant fraction to estimate the relative right and left pulmonary vascular resistances in congenital heart disease. Am J Cardiol 95: 1514-1517, June 2005.


Unterman TG, Fareeduddin A, Harris MA, Goswami RG, Porcella A, Costa RH, Lacson RG.: Hepatocyte nuclear factor-3 (HNF-3) binds to the insulin response sequence in the IGF binding protein-1 (IGFBP-1) promoter and enhances promoter function. Biochem Biophys Res Commun 203: 1835-1841, September 1994 Notes: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications Volume 203, Issue 3, 30 September 1994, Pages 1835-1841 Erratum in:Biochem Biophys Res Commun 1994 Dec 15;205(2):1496.




Shah M, Harris MA, Burstein D: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. In Moss & Adams' Heart Disease in Infants, Children, and Adolescents, Including the Fetus and Young Adult 9th Edition 2020.


Joyce Johnson, Matthew Harris, Robert Anderson, Diane Spicer, Marshall Jacobs, James Tweddell, Julie Brothers: Congenital Coronary Anomalies. Anderson's Pediatric Cardiology 4th Edition 2018 Notes: Chapter 47.


Srivstava A, Harris MA, Fuller S: Vascular Rings and Pulmonary Artery Slings. Disorder of the Neonatal Airway: Fundamentals for Practice. Lioy J and Sobol SE (eds.). Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, Page: 113-119, 2015 Notes: ISBN: 978-1-4939-1609-2.

Awards and Honors

2013, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Department of Radiology Pilot Research Award for Studying Ventricular Function Parameters in Normal Children Using Cardiac MRI
1997, Bertram A. Richardson Fellowship Award For International Medical Studies, University of Illinois College of Medicine
1994, American Diabetes Association Student Research Award, Northern Illinois Affiliate
1993, Graduated Cum Laude, Yeshiva University
1993, Professor Meyer Atlas Award for Excellence in Biology, Yeshiva University
1992, Howard Hughes/New York University Summer Undergraduate Research Award
1990-1993, Dean's List, Yeshiva University

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

2020-present, Reviewer, International Journal of Cardiology
2016-present, Reviewer, F1000Research 2016
2014-present, Reviewer, Cardiology in the Young
2014-present, Reviewer, Pediatric Emergency Care
2013-present, Reviewer, Circulation Interventions
2008-present, Guest Editor, Circulation
2008-present, Reviewer, Circulation
2006-present, Reviewer, Congenital Heart Disease

Academic and Institutional Committees

2012-present, Scholarship Oversight Committee

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2004-present, Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
2004-present, American Heart Association