Jonathan B. Edelson, Danielle S. Burstein, Stephen Paridon, Paul Stephens Jr.: Exercise Stress Testing: A valuable tool to predict risk and prognosis. Progress in Pediatric Cardiology in press 2020.
Brian R White 1 , Deborah Y Ho 2 , Jennifer A Faerber 3 , Hannah Katcoff 3 , Andrew C Glatz 2 , Christopher E Mascio 4 , Paul Stephens Jr 2 , Meryl S Cohen 2 : Repair of Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection: Risk Factors for Postoperative Obstruction Annals of Thoracic Surgery. Elsevier, 108(1): 122, July 2019.
Kiona Y Allen 1 , Shannon Jones 2 , Tannoa Jackson 3 , Grace DeCost 4 , Paul Stephens 4 , Brian D Hanna 4 , Meryl S Cohen 4 , Kim Smith-Whitley 3 , Laura Mercer-Rosa 4 , Shobha S Natarajan: Echocardiographic Screening of Cardiovascular Status in Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease. Pediatr Cardiol. SpringerLink, 40(8): 1670, December 2019.
Ho D, White B, Glatz A, Mascio C, Stephens P, Cohen M. : Postoperative obstruction of the pulmonary veins in mixed total anomalous pulmonary venous connection. Pediatric Cardiology Springer 39(7): 1489, October 2018.
Mohan S, Nandi I, Stephens P, M'Farrej M, Vogel RL, Bonafide CP: Implementation of a Clinical Pathway for Chest Pain in a Pediatric Emergency Department. Pediatric Emergency Care. Wolters Kluwer, September 2016.
Murray B, Wagle R, Amat-Alarcon N, Wilkens A, Stephens P, Zackai EH, Goldmuntz E, Calkins H, Deardorff MA, Judge DP.: A family with a complex clinical presentation characterized by arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy and features of branchio-oculo-facial syndrome" American Journal of Medical Genetics. A Wiley-Blackwell, 161(2): 371, February 2013.
Wittlieb-Weber CA, Cohen MS, McBride MG, Paridon SM, Morrow R, Wasserman M, Wang Y, Stephens P: Elevated left ventricular outflow tract velocities on exercise stress echocardiography may be a normal physiologic response in healthy youth. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography. Elsevier, 26(12): 1372-1378, December 2013.
McBride M, Brothers J, Stephens P, Paridon SM: Interaction of the heart and lungs during exercise: physiology and pathophysiology in children with congenital heart disease. Current Respiratory Medicine Reviews 7: 97-105, 2011.
Kaltman JR, Ro PS, Stephens P, McBride MG, Cohen MI, Tanel RE, Vetter VL, Rhodes LA: Effects of beta-adrenergic antagonists on the QT measurements from exercise stress tests in pediatric patients with long QT syndrome. Pediatric Cardiology 24(6): 553-58, November-December 2003.
Gould DS, Montenegro LM, Gaynor JW, Lacy SP, Ittenbach R, Stephens P, Steven JR, Spray TL, Nicolson SC: A comparison of on-site and off-site patent ductus arteriosus ligation in premature infants. Pediatrics 112(6, part 1): 1298-1301, December 2003.
Brothers JA, Stephens P, Paridon SM: Exercise Screening and Sports Participation. Moss and Adams' Heart Disease in Infants, Children, and Adolescents, 10th edition Allen HD, Shaddy RE, Penny DJ, Feltes TF, Cetta F (eds.). Wolters Kluwer, in press 2020.
Stephens P, Bryant-Stephens T, Tanem J, Wernovsky G. : Discharge Planning, Communications with the Team Providing Care in the Ambulatory Setting and the "Medical Home" Pediatric Cardiology, 4th edition. Anderson RH (eds.). Churchill Livingstone / Elsevier, 4th edition, 2019.
Stephens P, McBride M, Opotowsky A, Paridon S.: Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing. Pediatric Cardiology, 4th edition. Anderson RH (eds.). Churchill Livingstone / Elsevier, 4th Edition, 2019.
Brothers JA, Stephens P, Paridon SM: Exercise Screening and Sports Participation. Moss and Adams' Heart Disease in Infants, Children, and Adolescents, 9th edition. Allen HD, Shaddy RE, Penny DJ, Feltes TF, Cetta F (eds.). Wolters Kluwer, 2016.
Paul Stephens Jr., Tyra Bryant-Stephens, Gil Wernovsky: Communication with the Referring Teams Providing Health Care Pediatric Cardiology, 3rd edition. Anderson RH, Baker EJ, Penny DJ, Redington AN, Rigby ML, Wernovsky G (eds.). Page: Chapter 65, 2010.
Paul Stephens Jr, Michael G. McBride, Stephen M. Paridon: Cardiopulmonary Stress Testing. Pediatric Cardiology, 3rd Edition. Anderson RH, Baker EJ, Penny DJ, Redington AN, Rigby ML, Wernovsky G (eds.). Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, Page: Chapter 20, 2010 Notes: chapter 20.
Posters and Presentations
Stephens P. Panelist, Fourth Annual CHOP Career Day, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. Feb 2021.
Stephens P. Panelist "Covid 19 Vaccine Information Session", Action for Justice Collective, Virtual Townhall Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. Feb 2021.
Stephens P. "Covid Stuff", Bottom Line Ministry, Virtual Meeting, Greenville, N.C. Jan 2021.
Stephens P. "Covid Stuff", Community Asthma Prevention Project, Virtual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. Jan 2021.
Stephens P. Panelist, "Covid 19 Vaccine", Action for Justice Collective, Virtual Townhall Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. Jan 2021.
Stephens P. "Covid Stuff", Enon Baptist Church Lady's Bible Study Ministry, Virtual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pa. Dec 2020.
Stephens P. "Covid Stuff", Enon Baptist Church My Brother's Keeper Ministry, Virtual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pa. Dec 2020.
Stephens P. "Wish I knew then what I know now", Cardiology 2020: Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiosvascular Disease. Feb 2020.
Stephens P. "Congenital Heart Disease and Exercise", American Heart Association Annual Scientific Session, Philadelphia, PA. Nov 2019.
Stephens P. "Echocardiographic Imaging of Congenital Heart Defects", 2019 China-US Clinical Frontier Technical Symposium on Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease Jinan, Shandong Province Western Hospital, China. June 2019.
Stephens P. "Repaired Congenital Heart Disease Wish List- Can Modern Engineering Improve Outcomes in Common Disorders", Sixth International Conference on Clinical Engineering Frontiers in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease. May 2019.
Stephens P. Exercise Stress Testing as a tool to predict risk and prognosis, Cardiology 2019, Huntington Beach, California. Feb 2019.
Awards and Honors
2018, Honorary Lifetime Membership, Slovak Society of Cardiology
2018, Certificate of Appreciation, United States Department of State
1995, Genentech/American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Cardiovascular Meeting Grant
1976-1980, Rufus Choate Scholar, Dartmouth College
Editorial and Academic Positions
2008-present, Reviewer, Cardiology in the Young
Academic and Institutional Committees
2020-present, Committee Member, Exercise Physiology Training Guidelines and Teaching Curricula, National Multi-Institutional Consortium
2020-present, Committee Member, Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)C
2020-present, Committee Member, Kawasaki Disease Multidisciplinary Committee
Leadership and Memberships
Memberships in Professional Organizations
2007-present, American Society of Echocardiography
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