Stephen Paridon, MD Stephen Paridon, MD, is an attending cardiologist and Director of the Exercise Physiology Laboratory at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Areas of Expertise: Cardiac transplantation, Echocardiography, Exercise physiology, Sports Medicine Locations: Main Campus; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, King of Prussia Phone: 215-590-4040 Education and Training Medical SchoolMD - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH InternshipUniversity of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA ResidencyBaylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX Board CertificationAmerican Board of PediatricsAmerican Board of Pediatrics/Pediatric Cardiology Titles and Academic Titles Director, Exercise Physiology LaboratoryMedical Director, Cardiovascular Exercise Physiology LaboratoryAttending CardiologistProfessor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Departments and Services Cardiac Center Heart Failure and Transplant Program Heart/Lung Transplant ProgramCoronary Anomaly Management Program (CAMP)Cardiovascular Exercise Physiology Laboratory Publications PapersBrothers 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. McBride MG, Schall JI, Zemel BS, Stallings VA, Ittenbach RF, Paridon SM. Clinical and genetic correlates of exercise performance in young children with cystic fibrosis. Percept Mot Skills. 2010 Jun;110(3 Pt 2):995-1009. Pasquali SK, Marino BS, Powell DJ, McBride MG, Paridon SM, Meyers KE, Mohler ER, Walker SA, Kren S, Cohen MS. Following the arterial switch operation, obese children have risk factors for early cardiovascular disease. Congenit Heart Dis. 2010 Jan;5(1):16-24. Glatz AC, McBride MG, Paridon SM, Cohen MS, Walker SA, Gaynor JW, Tanel RE. Long-term noninvasive arrhythmia assessment after surgical repair of sinus venosus atrial septal defect. Congenit Heart Dis. 2010 Mar;5(2):141-8. Pasquali SK, Marino BS, Powell DJ, McBride MG, Paridon SM, Meyers KE, Mohler ER, Walker SA, Kren S, Cohen MS. Following the arterial switch operation, obese children have risk factors for early cardiovascular disease. Congenit Heart Dis. 2010 Jan;5(1):16-24. O'Connor MJ, Menteer J, Chrisant MR, Monos D, Lind C, Levine S, Gaynor JW, Hanna BD, Paridon SM, Ravishankar C, Kaufman BD. Ventricular assist device-associated anti-human leukocyte antigen antibody sensitization in pediatric patients bridged to heart transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2010 Jan;29(1):109-16. McCrindle BW, Zak V, Sleeper LA, Paridon SM, Colan SD, Geva T, Mahony L, Li JS, Breitbart RE, Margossian R, Williams RV, Gersony WM, Atz AM; Pediatric Heart Network Investigators. Laboratory measures of exercise capacity and ventricular characteristics and function are weakly associated with functional health status after Fontan procedure. Circulation. 2010 Jan 5;121(1):34-42. Pasquali SK, Marino BS, Pudusseri A, Wernovsky G, Paridon SM, Walker SA, Cohen MS. Risk factors and comorbidities associated with obesity in children and adolescents after the arterial switch operation and Ross procedure. Am Heart J. 2009 Sep;158(3):473-9. Sethna CB, Salerno AE, McBride MG, Shults J, Paridon SM, Sharma N, Meyers KE, Leonard MB. Cardiorespiratory fitness in pediatric renal transplant recipients. Transplantation. 2009 Aug 15;88(3):395-401. Brothers JA, McBride MG, Marino BS, Tomlinson RS, Seliem MA, Pampaloni MH, Gaynor JW, Spray TL, Paridon SM. Exercise performance and quality of life following surgical repair of anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery in the pediatric population. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009 Feb;137(2):380-4. Paridon SM, Mitchell PD, Colan SD, Williams RV, Blaufox A, Li JS, Margossian R, Mital S, Russell J, Rhodes J; Pediatric Heart Network Investigators. A cross-sectional study of exercise performance during the first 2 decades of life after the Fontan operation. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2008 Jul 8;52(2):99-107. Brothers JA, Stephens P, Gaynor JW, Lorber R, Vricella LA, Paridon SM. Anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery with an interarterial course: should family screening be routine? J Am Coll Cardiol. 2008 May 27;51(21):2062-4. Ben Sivarajan V, Chrisant MR, Ittenbach RF, Clark BJ 3rd, Hanna BD, Paridon SM, Spray TL, Wernovsky G, Gaynor JW. Prevalence and risk factors for tricuspid valve regurgitation after pediatric heart transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2008 May;27(5):494-500 Anderson PA, Sleeper LA, Mahony L, Colan SD, Atz AM, Breitbart RE, Gersony WM, Gallagher D, Geva T, Margossian R, McCrindle BW, Paridon S, Schwartz M, Stylianou M, Williams RV, Clark BJ 3rd; Pediatric Heart Network Investigators. Contemporary outcomes after the Fontan procedure: a Pediatric Heart Network multicenter study. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2008 Jul 8;52(2):85-98. Brothers JA, Stephens P, Gaynor JW, Lorber R, Vricella LA, Paridon SM. Anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery with an interarterial course: should family screening be routine? J Am Coll Cardiol. 2008 May 27;51(21):2062-4. Brothers JA, McBride MG, Seliem MA, Marino BS, Tomlinson RS, Pampaloni MH, Gaynor JW, Spray TL, Paridon SM. Evaluation of myocardial ischemia after surgical repair of anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery in a series of pediatric patients. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2007 Nov 20;50(21):2078-82. Pasquali SK, Marino BS, McBride MG, Wernovsky G, Paridon SM. Coronary artery pattern and age impact exercise performance late after the arterial switch operation. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2007 Nov;134(5):1207-12. Lacro RV, Dietz HC, Wruck LM, Bradley TJ, Colan SD, Devereux RB, Klein GL, Li JS, Minich LL, Paridon SM, Pearson GD, Printz BF, Pyeritz RE, Radojewski E, Roman MJ, Saul JP, Stylianou MP, Mahony L; Pediatric Heart Network Investigators. Rationale and design of a randomized clinical trial of beta-blocker therapy (atenolol) versus angiotensin II receptor blocker therapy (losartan) in individuals with Marfan syndrome. Am Heart J. 2007 Oct;154(4):624-31. Whitehead KK, Pekkan K, Kitajima HD, Paridon SM, Yoganathan AP, Fogel MA. Nonlinear power loss during exercise in single-ventricle patients after the Fontan: insights from computational fluid dynamics. Circulation. 2007 Sep 11;116(11 Suppl):I165-71. McBride MG, Binder TJ, Paridon SM. Safety and feasibility of inpatient exercise training in pediatric heart failure: a preliminary report. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2007 Jul-Aug;27(4):219-22. McBride MG, Kirshbom PM, Gaynor JW, Ittenbach RF, Wernovsky G, Clancy RR, Flynn TB, Hartman DM, Spray TL, Tanel RE, Santiago MC, Paridon SM. Late cardiopulmonary and musculoskeletal exercise performance after repair for total anomalous pulmonary venous connection during infancy. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2007 Jun;133(6):1533-9. Tanel RE, Kirshbom PM, Paridon SM, Hartman DM, Burnham NB, McBride MG, Ittenbach RF, Spray TL, Gaynor JW. Long-term noninvasive arrhythmia assessment after total anomalous pulmonary venous connection repair. Am Heart J. 2007 Feb;153(2):267-74. Patient Experience Ratings About the Patient Experience Rating System The Patient Experience Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question. 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