Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Quito-Ecuador

Residency

Pediatrics - Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship

Pediatric Cardiology - The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada

Board Certification

Pediatric Cardiology
Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Cardiologist

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

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2020

Aly S, Lizano Santamaria R, Devlin P, et al. Negative Impact of Obesity on Ventricular Size and Function and Exercise Performance in Children and Adolescents With Repaired Tetralogy of Fallot. Can J Cardiol. 2020 Sep; 36(9):1482-1490.

Lizano Santamaria R, Cohen M, Atkins M, Collazo L. Left Ventricular Aneurysm in a Child After Recovering From Dilated Cardiomyopathy. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2020 Jul;11(4):515-517.

Aly S, Lizano Santamaria R, Yoo Shi-Joon. Anomalous Origin of Left Coronary Artery From Right Pulmonary Artery in Association With Scimitar Syndrome. JACC: Case Reports. 2020 Feb; 2 (2):319-323.

Lizano Santamaria R, Jeewa A, Cedars A, Buchholz H, Conway J. Mechanical Circulatory Support in Pediatric and Adult Congenital Heart Disease. Can J Cardiol. 2020 Feb; 36 (2):223-233.

2018

Lizano Santamaria R, Hickey E, Haller C, Guerra V. Unusual Presentation of Congenital Pseudoaneurysm of Mitral Aortic Intervalvular Fibrosa in a Healthy Child. CASE. 2018 May.

2016

O'Byrne M, Rome J, Lizano Santamaria R, et. al. Intra-procedural Bronchoscopy to Prevent Bronchial Compression During Pulmonary Artery Stent Angioplasty. Pediatr Cardiol. 2016 Mar; 37(3):433-41.

2015

Lizano Santamaria R, Gillespie M, Dori Y, et. al. Palliative Balloon Pulmonary Valvuloplasty for Infants with Unrestrictive Ventricular Septal Defect or Single Ventricle Associated with Severe Pulmonary Valve Stenosis. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2015 Nov; 86(5):829-33.

2014

Lizano Santamaria R, Fornasini M, Sisa, I. Prevalencia de factores de riesgo cardiovascular en adolescentes del Distrito Metropolitano de Quito-Ecuador. Revista Ecuatoriana de Medicina Eugenio Espejo. Volumen 3 Numero 5 Oct 2014.

Posters and Presentations

2019

Lizano Santamaria R. Poster presentation: Indications for Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Therapy in Children with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. American Heart Association (AHA), Chicago, IL, November 2018.

Invited Lectures

2021

Lizano Santamaria R. Guest lecture: Dyslipidemias, Pediatric Residents Academic Day. Inova Children’s Hospital, Jan 19, 2021.

2020

Lizano Santamaria R. Guest lecture: Dyslipidemias, CME accredited. Inova Children’s Hospital, May 27, 2020.

Lizano Santamaria R. Panel discussion: Update on Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) Associated with Coronavirus Disease, CME accredited. Novant Prince William Medical Center, May 22, 2020.

Lizano Santamaria R. Guest Lecture: Acyanotic Congenital Heart Disease. Pediatric Residents Academic Day. Einstein Medical Center, April 22, 2020.

Lizano Santamaria R. Guest Lecture: Acyanotic Congenital Heart Disease. Pediatric Residents Academic Day. Inova Children’s Hospital, March 31, 2020.

Awards and Honors

2010, Third best graduate student, Medical School Class 2010, Universidad San Francisco de Quito
2010, Cum Laude, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador
2005-2010, Medical School Dean’s Honor List, Universidad San Francisco de Quito
2003-2005, University Chancellor’s Honor List, Universidad San Francisco de Quito
2003-2010, Academic Scholarship, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Medical School

Editorial and Academic Positions

2020-present, Peer-reviewer, Cardiology in the Young

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

International

International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation
International Medical Graduate Advisor Network
 - Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
 International Federation of Medical Student Associations-Ecuador (Alumni)

National

American College of Cardiology (FAAC)
American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP)
American Heart Association