Amy Hirshfeld Schultz, MD, MSCE

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Amy Hirshfeld Schultz, MD, MSCE, is an attending cardiologist with the Cardiac Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Internship

Pediatrics - Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Residency

Pediatrics - Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Fellowship

Cardiology - The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Pediatric Cardiology

Graduate Degree

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

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Cardiologist

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

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2021

Kwon MH, Schultz AH, Lee M, Permut L, McMullan D, Nuri, MK. Complete atrioventricular canal defect with absent or diminutive primum atrial septal defect: incidence, anatomic features, and surgical outcomes. Submitted to Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2021;Jun 26:S0022-5223(21)00995-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2021.06.041. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34266667.

2020

Lee ME, Kemna M, Schultz AH, McMullan DM, A rare pediatric case of left ventricular outflow tract infective endocarditis in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. JTCVS Techniques, 2020, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/ j.xjtc.2020.09.019.

2017

Kourtidou S, Evers PD, Jorgensen NW, Kronmal RA, Lewin MB, Schultz AH, Pediatric appropriate use criteria for outpatient echocardiography: practice variations among pediatric cardiologists, non-cardiologist subspecialists and primary care providers. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, 30(12):1214-1224 2017. PMID 29079043.

Johnson JN, Barrett CS, Franklin WH, Graham EM, Hanlon NJ, Hattendorf BA, Krawczeski CD, McGovern JJ, O’Connor JM, Schultz AH, Vinocur JM, Chowdhury D, Anderson JB, Development of quality metrics for ambulatory Pediatric Cardiology – infection prevention, Congenital Heart Disease, 12(6): 756-761, 2017. PMID 28741863.

Schultz AH, Ittenbach RF, Gerdes M, Jarvik GP, Wernovsky G, Bernbaum J, Solot C, Clancy RR, Nicolson SC, Spray TL, McDonald-McGinn D, Zackai E, Gaynor JW, Effect of congenital heart disease on 4 year neurodevelopment within multiple gestation births. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 154:273-81, 2017. PMID: 28320512.

2015

Vernon MM, Schultz AH, Simon TD, Doherty D, Is routine preoperative transthoracic echocardiography necessary in newborns with myelomeningocele? Journal of Perinatology, 32:842-845, 2015. PMID: 26156062

McDermott TL, Vernon MM, Schultz AH, Voluntary implementation of Critical Congenital Heart Disease Screening in Washington Hospitals, Hosp Pediatr 5(4): 193-202, 2015. PMID: 25832974

Evers PD, Vernon, MM, Schultz AH, Critical Congenital Heart Disease Screening Practices Among Licensed Midwives in Washington State, J Midwifery Women’s Health 60:206-210, 2015. PMID: 25782853

2008

Schultz AH, Localio AR, Clark BJ, Ravishankar C, Videon N, Kimmel SE, Epidemiologic features of the presentation of critical congenital heart disease: implications for screening, Pediatrics 121:751-757, 2008. PMID: 18381540

2006

Cohen MS, Schultz AH, Tian Z-Y, Donaghue DD, Weinberg PM, Gaynor JW, Rychik J, Heterotaxy syndrome with functional single ventricle: Does prenatal diagnosis improve survival? Ann Thorac Surg 82(5):1629-36, 2006. PMID: 17062216

Seliem MA, Fedec A, Cohen MS, Ewing S, Farrell PE, Rychik J, Schultz AH, Gaynor JW, Spray TL, Real time 3-dimensional echocardiographic imaging of congenital heart disease using matrix array technology: free-hand real time scanning adds instant morphologic details not well delineated by conventional 2- dimensional imaging. J Am Soc Echocardiogr 19(2):121-9, 2006. PMID: 16455415

2005

Schultz AH, Jarvik GP, Wernovsky G, Bernbaum J, Clancy RR, D’Agostino JA, Gerdes M, McDonald-McGinn D, Nicolson SC, Spray TL, Zackai E, Gaynor JW, Effect of congenital heart disease on neurodevelopmental outcome within multiple gestation births. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 130(6):1511-1516, 2005. PMID: 16307991

2004

Hirshfeld AB, Kahle AL, Clark III BJ, Bridges ND, Parent-reported health status following pediatric thoracic organ transplant. J Heart Lung Transplant, 23:1111-1118, 2004. PMID: 15454179

2001

Hirshfeld AB, Thompson WR, Patel A, Boone LB, Murphy AM, Proximal trisomy 1q mosaicism in a girl with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy associated with Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome and multiple congenital anomalies. Am J Med Genet 100:264-268, 2001. PMID: 11343316

2000

Sobel J, Hirshfeld AB, McTigue K, Burnett C, Altekruse S, Brenner F, Malcolm G, Mottice SL, Nichols CK, Swerdlow DL, The pandemic of Salmonella enteritidis phage type 4 reaches Utah: a complex investigation confirms the need for continuing rigorous control measures. Epidemiol Infect 125(1):1-8, 2000. PMID: 11057952

1994

Lopez JM, Song K, Hirshfeld AB, Lin H, Wolfner MF, The Drosophila fs(1)ya protein, which is needed for the first mitotic division, is in the nuclear lamina and in the envelopes of cleavage nuclei, pronuclei and nonmitotic nuclei. DevBiol 163:202-211, 1994. PMID: 8174776

Abstracts

2021

Vernon M, Young L, Cuffee H, Nichols K, Bhat A, Schultz AH, Buddhe S. Using a Quality Improvement Project to Implement Myocardial Strain Imaging in an Academic Pediatric Echocardiography Lab. American Society of Echocardiography Virtual Scientific Sessions 2021.

Marcus BS, Perez P, Lee A, Jensen R, Dullanty BS, Parrish R, Park MV, Kronmal R, Schultz AH. Identification of Critical Congenital Heart Disease in the Northwest United States. Cardiology 2021.

2020

Kwon M, Schultz AH, Permut L, McMullan D, Nuri, MK. Complete atrioventricular canal defect with absent or diminutive primum atrial septal defect: incidence, anatomic features, and surgical outcomes. Accepted to: 46th Annual Meeting of the Western Thoracic Surgical Association, 2020 (meeting cancelled due to COVID-19).

Books

Chapters

2020

Schultz AH, Soriano BD, D-Transposition of the Great Arteries, in Eidem B, Cetta F, O’Leary P, editors, Echocardiography in Pediatric and Adult Congenital Heart Disease, 3rd ed, Philadelphia, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2020.

2018

Weldin J, Schultz AH, Infective Endocarditis, in Deepak K, Johnson J, Common Cardiac Issues in Pediatrics, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2018.

2014

Schultz AH, Soriano BD, D-Transposition of the Great Arteries, in Eidem B, Cetta F, O’Leary P, editors, Echocardiography in Pediatric and Adult Congenital Heart Disease, 2nd ed, Philadelphia, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2014.

2012

Schultz AH, Transposition of the Great Arteries, in Lewin MB, Stout K, Echocardiography in Congenital Heart Disease, Philadelphia, Elsevier Saunders, 2012.

Schultz AH, Conotruncal Lesions, in Lewin MB, Stout K, Echocardiography in Congenital Heart Disease, Philadelphia, Elsevier Saunders, 2012.

Schultz AH, Right and Left Heart Obstructive Lesions, in Elzouki AY, Harfi HA, Nazer H et al, editors., Textbook of Clinical Pediatrics, 2nd ed, Springer, 2012.

2009

Schultz AH, Lewin MB, D-Transposition of the Great Arteries, in Eidem B, Cetta F, O’Leary P, editors, Echocardiography in Pediatric and Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Philadelphia, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2009.

2008

Schultz AH, Pleural Effusions, in Zorc JJ, Alpern ER, Brown L, Clark BJ, Marino BS, Mollen CM, editors, Schwartz’s Clinical Handbook of Pediatrics, 4th ed. Baltimore: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2008.

2006

Schultz AH and Kreutzer J, Cyanotic Heart Disease, in Vetter VL, Requisites in Pediatrics: Cardiology, Elsevier, 2006.

2005

Schultz AH, Ventricular Septal Defects, in Schwartz MW et al, The 5 Minute Pediatric Consult, 4th ed., Philadelphia, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2005.

Schultz AH, History and Physical Examination, in Fogel MA, Ventricular Function and Blood Flow in Congenital Heart Disease, Futura, 2005.

2003

Hirshfeld AB, Pleural Effusions, in Schwartz MW et al, Clinical Handbook of Pediatrics, 3rd ed., Philadelphia, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2003.

2002

Hirshfeld AB, Ventricular Septal Defects, in Schwartz MW et al, The 5 Minute Pediatric Consult, 3rd ed., Philadelphia, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2002.

1999

Ebel BE and Hirshfeld AB, Immunoprophylaxis, in Iannone R and Siberry GK, The Harriet Lane Handbook, 15th ed., St. Louis, Mosby, 1999.

Hirshfeld AB, Genetics, in Iannone R and Siberry GK, The Harriet Lane Handbook, 15th ed., St. Louis, Mosby, 1999.

Posters and Presentations

2020

Lee ME, Arya, B, Schultz AH, Healey P, McMullan DM, A Rare Case of Thoracic Ectopia Cordis: Staged Early Complete Intracardiac Repair. Congenital Heart Surgeons’ Society and the European Congenital Heart Surgeons Association Joint Annual Meeting, 2020 (presented virtually).

Awards and Honors

2004, W. W. Smith Charitable Trust Named Research Award
2004, American College of Cardiology Foundation/Pfizer Career Development Award (declined due to overlap with other grants)
2001, American Heart Association Women in Cardiology Travel Grant
2001, Ann Newman Fellow in Pediatric Cardiology
1996, American Women’s Medical Association Scholarship Citation
1995, Alpha Omega Alpha
1994, American Society of Clinical Pathologists Award for Academic Excellence and Achievement
1993, American Academy of Allergy and Immunology Summer Research Fellowship
1992, Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences Degree Marshall
1992, Cornell University Merrill Presidential Scholar
1992, Phi Beta Kappa

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP)
American College of Cardiology (FACC)
Alpha Omega Alpha
American Society of Echocardiography
Society of Pediatric Echocardiography
Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Outcome Collaborative