Susan K. Schachtner, MD

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Susan K. Schachtner, MD, is Medical Director of the Cardiac Care Unit at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia with expertise in treating newborns with congenital heart defects.

Areas of Expertise: Cardiac evaluation in connective tissue disorders and other systemic disease, Murmurs, Newborns with congenital heart defects, Post-operative ambulatory care
Locations: Main Hospital

Phone: 215-590-4040

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA


Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC


Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Pediatric Cardiology

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Cardiologist

Medical Director, Cardiac Care Unit

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services



Taichman DB, Loomes KM, Schachtner SK, Guttentag S, Vu C, Williams P, Oakey RJ, Baldwin HS.  Notch1 and Jagged1 expression by the developing pulmonary vasculature. Dev Dyn. 2002 Oct;225(2):166-75. PMID: 12242716

Badran S, Schachtner SK, Baldwin HS, Rome JJ. Optimization of adenoviral vector-mediated gene transfer to pulmonary arteries in newborn swine. Hum Gene Ther. 2000 May 20;11(8):1113-21. PMID: 10834614

Schachtner SK, Wang Y, Scott Baldwin H. Qualitative and quantitative analysis of embryonic pulmonary vessel formation. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2000 Feb;22(2):157-65. PMID: 10657936

Schachtner S, Buck C, Bergelson J, Baldwin H. Temporally regulated expression patterns following in utero adenovirus-mediated gene transfer. Gene Ther. 1999 Jul;6(7):1249-57. PMID: 10455433