Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, WI

Residency

Pediatrics - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship

Pediatric Cardiology - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Cardiac Morphology & Pathology - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Non-Invasive Imaging & Fetal Echocardiography - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Pediatric Cardiology
Pediatrics

Graduate Degree

MSCE - University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Cardiologist

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2018

Geanacopoulos AT, Savla JJ, Pogoriler J, Piccone J, Phinizy P, DeWitt AG, Blinder JJ, Pinto E, Itkin M, Dori Y, Goldfarb SB. Bronchoscopic and Histologic Findings During Lymphatic Intervention for Plastic Bronchitis. Pediatric Pulmonology. 2018;53(11):1574-1581.

Savla JJ, Fisher BT, Faerber JA, Huang YV, Mercer-Rosa L. Complete Versus Staged Repair for Neonates with Tetralogy of Fallot: Establishment and Validation of a Cohort of 2235 Patients Using Detailed Surgery Sequence Review of Health Care Administrative Data. Med Care. 2018;56(11):76-82.

2017

Savla JJ, Itkin M, Rossano JW, Dori Y. Post-operative Chylothorax in Patients with Congenital Heart Disease. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2017;69(19):2410-2422.

2015

Savla J, Lin KY, Pradhan M, Ruebner R, Rogers R, Srey S, Owens AT, Abt P, Gaynor JW, Shaddy RE, Rossano JW. Heart Retransplant Recipients Have Better Survival with Concurrent Kidney Transplants than with Heart Retransplant Alone. Journal of the American Heart Association. 2015;4(12):1-11.

2014

Sahulee R, Lytrivi ID, Savla JJ, Rossano JW. Centers for Disease Control “High Risk” Donor Status Does Not Significantly Affect Recipient Outcome after Heart Transplantation in Children. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. 2014;33:1173-1177

Savla J, Lin KY, Lefkowitz DS, Paridon SM, Gaynor JW, Hammond R, Shaddy RE, Rossano JW. Adolescent Age and Heart Transplantation Outcomes in Myocarditis or Congenital Heart Disease. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. 2014;33:943-949.

2004

Savla J, Holt JM, Ackers GK. Molecular Mechanisms of Cooperative Oxygen Binding in Human Hemoglobin. Apex: Washington University’s Journal of Undergraduate Scholarship. 2004;1(1):46-47.

Abstracts

2019

Savla JJ, Faerber J, Wang Y, Soffer D, McCann M, Black T, Tian Z, Rychik J, Mercer-Rosa L. Assessment of Right Ventricular Function Using Strain Echocardiography in Fetuses with Conotruncal Heart Defects. Pediatric Cardiology. 2019;40:672.

2018

Geanacopoulos AT, Savla JJ, Smith CL, Biko DM, Pinto EM, DeSantis M, Ravishankar C, Glatz AC, O’Byrne ML, Gillespie MJ, Rome JJ, Goldfarb SB, Blinder JJ, Dori Y, DeWitt AG. Short-Term Outcomes and Complications After Lymphatic Intervention for Plastic Bronchitis in Patients With Congenital Heart Disease. Circulation. 2018;138:A16447.

Savla JJ, Geanacopoulos AT, Smith CL, Biko DM, Pinto EM, DeSantis M, Ravishankar C, Glatz AC, O’Byrne ML, Gillespie MJ, Rome JJ, Goldfarb SB, DeWitt AG, Dori Y, Blinder JJ. Lymphatic Intervention for Plastic Bronchitis Improves Outcomes in Patients with Congenital Heart Disease. Circulation. 2018;138:A11921.

Savla JJ, Katcoff H, Faerber J, DeCost G, Groeneveld P, Rossano J, Mercer-Rosa, L. Resource Utilization Associated with Tetralogy of Fallot Two Years Beyond Surgical Repair. 2018;E-PAS:1402.24.

2017

Savla JJ, Smith C, DeWitt AG, Pinto EM, Glatz AC, Gillespie MJ, Rome JJ, Dori Y. Direct Measurement of Thoracic Duct Pressure in Patients with Fontan Physiology. Circulation. 2017;136:A19357.

Books

Chapters

2018

Savla JJ, O’Connor MJ, Ravishankar C, Rossano JW. Chapter 5 – Cardiology. The Philadelphia Guide: Inpatient Pediatrics, Third Edition. Shah SS, Zaoutis LB, Catallozzi M, Frank G (editors). McGraw-Hill Education. 2018.

Posters and Presentations

2019

Savla JJ. Lymphatic Intervention for Plastic Bronchitis Improves Outcomes in Patients with Congenital Heart Disease. Poster Presentation. Cardiology 2019: Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease; February 2019.

2018

Savla JJ. Lymphatic Intervention for Plastic Bronchitis Improves Outcomes in Patients with Congenital Heart Disease. Oral Presentation. American Heart Association Scientific Sessions; November 2018.

Savla JJ. Assessment of Right Ventricular Function Using Strain Echocardiography in Fetuses with Conotruncal Heart Defects. Oral Presentation. Phoenix Fetal Cardiology Symposium; November 2018.

Savla JJ. Resource Utilization Associated with Tetralogy of Fallot Two Years Beyond Surgical Repair. Poster Presentation. Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting; May 2018.

Savla JJ. Direct Measurement of Thoracic Duct Pressure in Patients with Fontan Physiology. Oral Presentation. Cardiology 2018: Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease; February 2018.

2017

Savla JJ. Direct Measurement of Thoracic Duct Pressure in Patients with Fontan Physiology. Poster Presentation. American Heart Association Scientific Sessions; November 2017

Savla JJ. Postoperative Chylothorax in Patients with Congenital Heart Disease: Innovations in Diagnosis and Treatment. Poster Presentation. Cardiology 2017: Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease; February 2017.

Invited Lectures

2019

Savla J. “Morphology and Imaging of Heterotaxy Syndrome” – Invited Lecture, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. Jan 23, 2019.

Savla J. “Early-Life Risk Factors for Congenital Heart Disease Outcomes” – Invited Research Talk, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. Jan 22, 2019

Savla J. “Segmental Approach to Congenital Heart Disease” – Weekly Cardiac Pathology Conference, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Jan 3, 2019.

2018

Savla J. “Early-Life Risk Factors for Congenital Heart Disease Outcomes” – Invited Research Talk, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Oct 30, 2018.

Savla J. “Truncus Arteriosus Communis” – Advanced Congenital Cardiac Morphology, Annual Course, Philadelphia, PA. Oct 17, 2018.

Savla J. “Pulmonary Stenosis and Atresia” – Advanced Congenital Cardiac Morphology, Annual Course, Philadelphia, PA. Oct 16, 2018.

Savla J. “Influence of the Maternal-Fetal Environment on Outcomes after Pediatric Heart Surgery” – Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium (PC4) Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, OH. Oct 14, 2018.

Savla J. “The Influence of the Maternal-Fetal Environment on Outcomes after Pediatric Heart Surgery” – Cardiology Research Training Symposium, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. May 23, 2018.

Savla J. “Anatomy of the Pulmonary Valve” – Echocardiography of Congenital Heart Disease Course, Philadelphia, PA. April 17, 2018.

Savla J. “Tetralogy of Fallot” – Weekly Cardiac Pathology Conference, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.Feb 15, 2018.

2017

Savla J. “Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome” – Weekly Cardiac Pathology Conference, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Nov 11, 2017.

Savla J. “Truncus Arteriosus Communis” – Advanced Congenital Cardiac Morphology, Annual Course, Philadelphia, PA. Oct 25, 2017.

Savla J. “Pulmonary Stenosis and Atresia” – Advanced Congenital Cardiac Morphology, Annual Course, Philadelphia, PA. Oct 24, 2017.

Savla J. “Atrial Septal Defects” – Advanced Congenital Cardiac Morphology, Annual Course, Philadelphia, PA. Oct 23, 2017.

Savla J. “Tricuspid Atresia” – Advanced Congenital Cardiac Morphology, Annual Course, Philadelphia, PA. Oct 22, 2017.

Savla J. “Ventricular Septal Defects” – Weekly Cardiac Pathology Conference, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. July 7, 2017.

Savla J. “Assessment of Valve Regurgitation in Pediatrics” – Echocardiography Laboratory Quality Improvement (QI) & Quality Assurance (QA) Conference, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. May 22, 2017.

Savla J. “Assessment of Right Ventricular Function Using Strain in Fetuses with Conotruncal Heart Defects” – Fellows Research Conference, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. April 27, 2017.

Awards and Honors

2018, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Loan Repayment Program (LRP) Award, National Heart Lung Blood Institute (NHLBI)
2018, Outstanding Investigator Award Finalist, Cardiology 2018
2017, Pediatric Heart Network (PHN) Career Day, Invited Participant
2016, Abstract Travel Award, American Heart Association (AHA), Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young
2015, “Best Poster in Clinical Research”, Patient-oriented Research Award at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Poster Day
2013, “Best Poster in Clinical Research”, Patient-oriented Research Award at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Poster Day
2007-2011, Washington University “Scholars in Medicine” Scholarship
2007, Summa Cum Laude, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, WI
2003-2007, Washington University Dean’s List
2003, Girl Scout Gold Award
2003, United States Congressional Award Gold Medal

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

2019, Reviewer, Cardiology in the Young

Leadership and Memberships

International

2018-present, International Society for Nomenclature of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease

National

2018-present, Fetal Heart Society
2018-present, American Society of Echocardiography
2016-present, American Heart Association
 - 2016-present, Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young
2014-present, American College of Cardiology
2011-present, American Academy of Pediatrics