Education and Training
MD - SUNY Upstate Medical College, Syracuse, NY
Pediatrics - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, P
Pediatric Critical Care - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Pediatric Cardiology - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Pediatric CardiologyPediatric Critical CarePediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics
MS in Clinical and Translational Research - Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Titles and Academic Titles
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Departments and Services
Martinenza C, Klug J, Hehir DA, Sood E: Implementation of a Tool to Promote Parent Partnership in a Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit: The Care Partnership Pyramid. Critical Care Nurse Accepted for Publication 2019.
Reeder R, Girling MA, …Hehir DA, …Sutton RM et al. Improving outcomes after pediatric cardiac arrest – the ICU RESUS Study. Trials. 2018 Apr 3;19(1):213.
Patterson T, Hehir DA, Scott JP, et al. Hemodynamic Profile of Acute Kidney Injury Following the Fontan Procedure: Impact of Renal Perfusion Pressure. WJPCHS. 2017; 9(3): 367-375.
Loomba RS, Shillingford AJ, Benson W, Hehir DA. Practice variability in management of infectious issues in heterotaxy syndrome; a survey of pediatric cardiologists. Congenital Heart Disease. 2017; 12(3): 332-339.
Hehir DH, Easley BR, Byrnes J. Non-Cardiac Challenges in the Cardiac ICU: Feeding, Growth and Gastrointestinal Complications, Anticoagulation and Analgesia. WJPCHS. 2016 Mar;7(2);199-209.
Loomba RS, Geddes GC, Hehir DH, et al. Bacteremia in Patients with Heterotaxy: A review and implications for management. Cong Heart Dis. Jul 2016. Epub Ahead of Print.
Hill GD, Rudd NA, Ghanayem NS, Hehir DA, Bartz PJ. Center variability in timing of stage 2 palliation and association with interstage mortality: A report from the National Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Collaborative. Pediatr Cardiol. 2016. Aug24 Epub Ahead of Print.
Geddes GC, Dimmock DP, Hehir DA, et al. A novel FOXF1 mutation associated with alveolar capillary dysplasia and coexisting colobomas and hemihyperplasia. J Perinatol. 2015 Feb;35(2):155-7.
Nichols BG, Jabbour J, Hehir DA, et al. Recovery of vocal fold immobility following isolated ductus arteriosus ligation. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2014 Aug;78(8):1316-9.
Burch PT, Gerstenberger E, Ravishankar C, Hehir DA, et al. Longitudinal assessment of growth in Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome: Results from the Single Ventricle Reconstruction Trial. For the Pediatric Heart Network Investigators. J Am Heart Assoc. 2014;3.
Abu-Sultaneh S, Hehir DA, Murkowski K, Ghanayem NS, Liedel J, Hoffmann RG, Cao Y, Mitchell ME, Jeromin A, Tweddell JS, Hoffman GM. Changes in Cerebral Oxygen Saturation Correlate with S100B in Infants Undergoing Cardiac Surgery With Cardiopulmonary Bypass. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2014 Mar;15(3):219-28.
Butts RJ, Zak V, Hsu D, Cnota J, Colan SD, Hehir DA, et al. Factors Associated with Serum B-Type Natriuretic Peptide in Infants with Single Ventricles. For the Pediatric Heart Network Investigators Infants with Single Ventricles Trial. Pediatric Cardiology 2014:35(5):879-87.
Rudd NA, Frommelt MA, Tweddell JS, Hehir DA, et al. Improving interstage survival after Norwood operation: Outcomes from 10 years of home monitoring. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Oct;148(4):1540-7.
Hill GD, Hehir DA, Bartz PJ, et al. Effect of Feeding Modality on Interstage Growth Following Stage 1 Palliation: A Report From the National Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Collaborative. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Oct;148(4):1534-9.
Cnota JF, Allen KR, Colan S, Covitz W, Graham EM, Hehir DA, Levine JC, Margossian R, McCrindle BW, Minich LL, Natarajan S, Richmond ME, Hsu DT. Pediatric Heart Network Investigators; Superior cavopulmonary anastomosis timing and outcomes in infants with single ventricle. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013May;145(5:1288-96.)
Machogu E, Balistrieri G, Hehir D, Quintero D. A case of tracheal varices in an adolescent patient with cyanotic heart disease. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2013 Feb;10(1):26-30.
Hehir DA, Ghanayem NS. Single ventricle infant home monitoring programs: outcomes and impact. Invited Review in: Current Opinion in Cardiology; 2013 Mar;28(2):97-102.
Hehir DA, Rudd N, Mussatto KA, Simpson P, Li SH, Frommelt MA, Tweddell JS, Ghanayem NS. Normal Interstage Growth After the Norwood Operation Associated With Interstage Home Monitoring. Pediatr Cardiol. 2012 Dec;33(8):1315-22.
Hehir DA, Niebler RA, Brabant CC, Tweddell JS, Ghanayem NS. Intensive care of the pediatric ventricular assist device patient. WJPCHS. 2011; 3(1), 58-66.
Hehir DA, Cooper DS, Walters EM, Ghanayem NS. Feeding, growth, nutrition, and optimal interstage surveillance for infants with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Cardiol Young. 2011 Dec;21 Suppl 2:59-6.
Johnson JN, Ansong AK, Li JS, Xu M, Gorentz J, Hehir DA, del Castillo SL, Lai WW, Uzark K, Pasquali SK. Celiac artery flow pattern in infants with single right ventricle following the Norwood procedure with a modified Blalock-Taussig or right ventricle to pulmonary artery shunt. Pediatr Cardiol. 2011 Apr;32(4):479-86.
Hehir DA, Dominguez TE, Ballweg JA, Ravishankar C, Marino BS, Bird GL, Nicolson SC, Spray TL, Gaynor JW, Tabbutt S. Risk Factors for Interstage Death Following Stage 1 Reconstruction of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and Variants. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2008;136:94-99.
Nathan A, Rose JB, Guite J, Hehir D, Milovcich K. Primary Erythromelalgia in a Child Responding to Intravenous Lidocaine and Oral Mexiletine Treatment. Pediatrics. 2005:115.
Bream K, Gennaro S, Kafulafula U, Mbweza E, Hehir D. Barriers to and Facilitators for Newborn Resuscitation in Malawi, Africa. Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health. 2005:50: p 329-334.
Anbar R, Hehir D. Hypnosis as a Diagnostic Modality for Vocal Cord Dysfunction. Pediatrics. 2000; 106: p e81.
Lorts A, Hehir DA, Krawczeski C. Biomarkers in Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery. In: Pediatric Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery, and Intensive Care, Second Edition. Springer. 2019. Editors: Da Cruz EM, Ivy DD, Jaggers J.
Behere S, Hehir DA. Rheumatic Fever. In: The 5 Minute Pediatric Clinical Consult, 8th edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2019.
Hehir DA. Rheumatic Fever. In: The 5 Minute Pediatric Clinical Consult, edition 7e. Cabana MD, Brakeman P, et. al., eds. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2018.
Lorts A, Hehir DA, Krawczeski C. Biomarkers in Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery. In: Pediatric Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery, and Intensive Care. Springer. 2013. Editors: Da Cruz EM, Ivy DD, Hraska V, Jaggers J.
Hehir DA. Rheumatic Fever. In: The 5 Minute Pediatric Clinical Consult, 6th edition. Schwartz MW, Bell LM, et. al., eds. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2012.
Hehir DA. Rheumatic Fever. In: The 5 Minute Pediatric Clinical Consult, 5th edition. Schwartz MW, Bell LM, et. al., eds. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2008.
Hehir DA, Panitch P. Pulmonary Diseases and Syndromes. and Mechanical Ventilation and Pulmonary Assessment. In: Frank G, Shah S, Catallozzi M, Zaoutis L. eds. The Philadelphia Guide: Inpatient Pediatrics. Boston:Blackwell Publishing 2005. Chapter 27, p 355-365.
Posters and Presentations
Hehir, DA. “Role of Biomarkers in diagnosis of heart failure” in: Nemours Cardiac Center Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Core Topics lecture series; 10/2018
Hehir DA. Annual meeting of the Delaware State Emergency Medical Services Childrens Advisory Board. “Providing continuity care in the community for complex cardiac kids.” Dover, DE 11/2018
Hehir DA. “Epidemiology of prolonged critical illness.” Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society Annual Meeting, Miami, Florida, 12/2018
Awards and Honors
2013-2017, Best Doctors in America
2012-2014, Milwaukee’s Top Docs
2006, Research Citation Finalist Award; Society of Critical Care Medicine Congress
2006, Clinical Research Award, Fellow's Poster Day - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
2000, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
1995, “Dud Hendrick Award,” Dartmouth College Men’s Lacrosse Most Improved Player
1995, Graduate with Honors, Dartmouth College
Editorial and Academic Positions
2017-present, Reviewer, The Journal of Pediatrics
2016-present, Reviewer, Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
2014-present, Grant Reviewer, Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity
2012-present, Reviewer, World Journal of Congenital and Pediatric Heart Surgery
2012-present, Reviewer, Cardiology in the Young
Leadership and Memberships
Memberships in Professional Organizations
2017-present, Institute of Healthcare Improvement
2015-present, American College of Cardiology
2015-present, American Heart Association
2011-present, National Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Collaborative
2008-present, Mend-A-Heart Foundation, Grant Reviewer
2008-present, Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society
- 2018-present, Education White Paper Committee
- 2017-present, Task Force on CICU dual training pathway
- 2017-present, Task Force on Advanced CICU fellowship training
- 2016-present, Cardiac Advisory Group
- 2016-present, Communications Committee
2003-present, Society of Critical Care Medicine
2000-present, American Academy of Pediatrics
2000-present, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
Patient Experience Ratings
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