Education and Training
MD - New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
Pediatrics - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Preventive Cardiology - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Pediatric Cardiology - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics
Titles and Academic Titles
Departments and Services
Gardner MM, Faerber J, Glatz AC, Preminger TJ, Avitabile CM, Shankar S, Shustak R, Weber DR, Schachtner S, Ravishankar C, Goldberg DJ. Relationship Between Serum Brain-type Natriuretic Peptide and Biomarkers of Growth in Infants with Shunt-Dependent Single Cardiac Ventricle. American Journal of Cardiology. 2022.
Shustak RJ, Cohen MS. What influences outcomes in pediatric and congenital cardiovascular disease?: A healthy lifestyle; obesity and overweight. Progress in Pediatric Cardiology, 2019.
Yin HS, Sanders LM, Rothman RL, Shustak RJ, Eden SK, Shintani A, Cerra ME, Cruzette EF, Perrin EM. Parent health literacy and "obesogenic" feeding and physical activity-related infant care behaviors. J Pediatr. 2014; 164(3):577–83.e1.
Shustak RJ, McGuire SB, October TW, Phoon CK & Chun AJ. Prevalence of Obesity among Patients with Congenital and Acquired Heart Disease. Pediatr Cardiol 33, 8-14 (2012).
Posters and Presentations
Shustak RJ, Mercer-Rosa L, Faerber J, Giglia TM, Stagg A, Hehir DA, Natarajan SS, Preminger TJ, Szwast AL, Rome JJ, Ravishankar C, Gardner MM. (2021) “Unanticipated Interstage Readmissions in Infants with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome: Impact of Home Monitoring and Identification of Patient Risk Factors.” American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, Moderated Digital Poster Presentation.
Shustak RJ, Berger JH, Lin K, O’Connor MJ, Brothers J. (2021) “Coronary Artery Disease due to Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia: An Indication for Combined Pediatric Heart Liver Transplant.” Cardiology 2021, Virtual Poster.
Shustak RJ, Montenegro L, Nicolson S, Tiyan Z, Savla J, Rome JJ, Rychik J. (2020) “Fetal Large Pulmonary Arterial-Venous Fistula: Successful Outcomes Utilizing a Strategy of IMPACT Delivery.” Cardiology 2020, Orlando, Florida.
Awards and Honors
2022, AHA Young Hearts Early Career Investigator Finalist
2020, Ann Newman Award for Clinical Excellence in Pediatric Cardiology Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
2019, CHOP Cardiac Center Research Award
2020, Matthew’s Hearts of Hope Research Grant Recipient
2013, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, New York University School of Medicine
2011, Pediatrics Summer Research Fellowship Recipient, New York University School of Medicine
2009, Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Johns Hopkins University
2006-2009, General and Departmental Honors, Johns Hopkins University
Patient Experience Ratings
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