Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ  

Residency

Pediatrics - Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital, New Haven, CT

Fellowship

Heart Failure/Transplant & Non-invasive Imaging - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Pediatric Cardiology - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Pediatric Cardiology
Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Cardiologist

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

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2020

McCulloch MA, Lal AK, Knecht K, Butts RJ, Villa CR, Johnson JN, Conway J, Bock MD, Schumacher KR, Law SP, Friedland-Little JM, Deshpande SR, West SC, Lytrivi ID, Gambetta KE, Wittlieb-Weber CA. Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Use in Males with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and Severe Left Ventricular Dysfunction. Pediatr Cardiol. 2020 Mar 10. doi: 10.1007/s00246-020-02336-9 [Epub ahead of print].

Wittlieb-Weber CA, Knecht KR, Villa CR, Cunningham C, Bock MJ, Gambetta KE, Lal AK, Schumacher KR, Law SP, Deshpande SR, West SC, Friedland-Little JM, Lytrivi ID, McCulloch MA, RJ Butts, Weber DR, Johnson JN. Risk factors for cardiac and non-cardiac causes of death in males with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Pediatr Cardiol. 2020 Feb 3. doi: 10.1007/s00246-020-02309-y [Epub ahead of print].

2019

Wittlieb-Weber CA, Villa CR, Conway J, Bock MJ, Gambetta KE, Johnson JN, Lal AK, Schumacher KR,  Law SP, Deshpande SR, West SC, Friedland-Little JM, Lytrivi ID, McCulloch MA, Butts RJ, Weber DR,  Knecht KR. Use of advanced heart failure therapies in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Prog Pediatr Cardiol. Published online: January 11, 2019.

2018

Wittlieb-Weber, CA, Pantea C, Krikov S, Westfield C, Fox DJ, Pandya S, Bounsanga J, Johnson NE, Butterfield RJ, Venkatesh YS, Ciafaloni E. Cardiovascular health supervision for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy; Data from the MD STARnet. Prog Pediatr Cardiol. 2018 Mar;48:98-104.

Bounds RL*, Kuebler J, Cholette JM, Alfieris GM, Emani SM, Wittlieb-Weber CA. Left main coronary artery atresia in an infant with Inclusion-Cell Disease. World J Pediatr and Congenit Heart Surg. 2018 Mar;9(2):246-250. PMID: 27619328.

2017

Wittlieb-Weber  CA, Rossano JW, Weber DR, Lin KY, Ravishankar C, Mascio CE, Shaddy RE, O’Connor MJ. Emergency department utilization by pediatric heart transplant recipients. Pediatr Transplant. 2017 Jun;21(4):e12936. PMID: 28455909.

Schubmel HB, Swartz MF, Atallah-Yunes N, Wittlieb-Weber CA, Pratt RE, Alfieris GM. Sustained improvement in right ventricular chamber dimensions 10 Years following xenograft pulmonary valve replacement.. World J Pediatr and Congenit Heart Surg. 2017 Jan;8(1):39-47. PMID: 28033079.

2016

Traa BS*, Alfieris GM, Wittlieb-Weber CA. Successful surgical palliation of triple outlet right ventricle: A rare congenital malformation. Cardiol Young. 2016 Feb;26(2):403-5. PMID: 26486854.

2015

Wittlieb-Weber CA, Haude KM, Fong C, Vinocur JM. A Novel GJA1 mutation causing familial oculodentodigital dysplasia with dilated cardiomyopathy and arrhythmia. Heart Rhythm Case Reports. 2015 Oct 13;2(1):32-35. PMID: 28491627.

Wittlieb-Weber CA, Lin KY, Zaoutis TE, O’Connor MJ, Gerald K, Paridon SM, Shaddy RE, Rossano JW. Pediatric versus adult cardiomyopathy and heart failure related hospitalizations: A value-based analysis. J Card Fail. 2015 Jan; 21(1):76-82. PMID: 25451708.

Wittlieb-Weber CA, Harris MA, Rossano JW. Transient left ventricular wall thickening in a 14-year-old girl with influenza A myocarditis. Cardiol Young. 2015 Jan;25(1):187-90. PMID: 24480544.

2014

Wittlieb-Weber C, Paridon SM, Gaynor JW, Spray TL, Weber DR, Brothers, JA. Medium-term outcome after anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery repair in a pediatric cohort. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 May;147(5):1580-6. PMID: 23988284.

2013

Wittlieb-Weber C, 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. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2013 Dec;26(12):1372-8. PMID: 24139056.

Posters and Presentations

2020

Westen EA, Wittlieb-Weber CA, Rees MA, Olson-Chen C, Malshe AK. Middle cerebral artery peak systolic velocity predicts neonatal hematocrit in congenital heart disease. Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine 40th Annual Pregnancy Meeting, Grapevine, Texas. 2020.

2019

Wittlieb-Weber CA, Knecht KR, Villa CR, Cunningham C, Bock MJ, Gambetta KE, Lal AK, 2019 Schumacher KR, Law SP, Deshpande SR, West SC, Friedland-Little JM, Lytrivi ID, McCulloch MA, RJ Butts, Weber DR, Johnson JN. Risk factors for cardiac causes of death in males with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The International Society for Heart Lung Scientific Sessions, Orlando, FL. 2019.

Gambetta KE, Wittlieb-Weber CA, Villa CR, Conway J, Johnson JN , Bock MJ, Lal AK, Schumacher KR, Law SP, Deshpande SR, West SC, Friedland-Little JM, Lytrivi ID, Butts RJ, Knecht KR, McCulloch MA. Electrocardiographic trends in boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The International Society for Heart Lung Scientific Sessions, Orlando, FL.  2019.

McCulloch MA, Knecht K, Butts RJ, Villa CR, Johnson JN, Conway J, Bock MJ, Lal AK, Schumacher KR, Law SP, Friedland-Little JM, Deshpande SR, West SC, Lytrivi ID, Gambetta KE, Wittlieb-Weber CA. Implantable cardioverter defibrillator use in males with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and severe left ventricular dysfunction. The International Society for Heart Lung Scientific Sessions, Orlando, FL. 2019.

Lal AK, Wittlieb-Weber CA, Villa CR, Cunningham C, Matthew Bock MJ, Gambetta KE, Johnson JN, Schumacher KR, Law SP, Deshpande SR, West SC, Friedland-Little JM, Lytrivi ID, McCulloch MD, Knecht KR, Zhining O, Presson AP, Butts RJ. Utilization of heart failure medications in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction. The International Society for Heart Lung Scientific Sessions, Orlando, FL. 2019.

Lal AK, Wittlieb-Weber CA, Villa CR, Conway J, Bock MJ, Gambetta KE, Schumacher KR, Law SP, Deshpande SR, West SC, Friedland-Little JM, Lytrivi ID, McCulloch MA, Butts RJ, Knecht KR, Zhining O, Presson AP, Johnson JN. The role of prophylactic heart failure therapy in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The International Society for Heart Lung Scientific Sessions, Orlando, FL. 2019.

Krishnan A, Jacobs M, Bhat A, Chelliah A, Chiu J, Cuneo B, Freire G, Hornberger L, Howley L, Husain N, Ikemba C, Kavanaugh-McHugh A, Kutty S, Lee C, Lopez K, Michelfelder E, Morris S, Peyvandi S, Pinto N, Stern K, Taylor C, Thakur V, Tworetzky W, Wittlieb-Weber C, Donofrio M. Identifying socioeconomic and geographic barriers to prenatal detection of hypoplastic left heart syndrome and transposition of the great arteries American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions. New Orleans, LA. 2019.

2018

Gambetta KE, Wittlieb-Weber CA, Villa CR, Conway J, Bock MJ, Johnson JN, Lal AK, Schumacher KR, Law SP, Deshpande SR, West SC, Friedland-Little JM, Lytrivi ID, Butts RJ, Knecht KR, McCulloch MA. Impact of genotype on boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. International Society of Heart and Lung Transplant Scientific Sessions. Nice, France. 2018.

Wittlieb-Weber CA, Villa CR, Conway J, Bock MJ, Gambetta KE, Johnson JN, Lal AK, Schumacher KR, Law SP, Deshpande SR, West SC, Friedland-Little JM, Lytrivi ID, McCulloch MA, Butts RJ, Weber DR, Knecht KR. Use of advanced heart failure therapies in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. International Society of Heart and Lung Transplant Scientific Sessions. Nice, France. 2018.

Deshpande SR, Wittlieb-Weber CA, Gambetta KE, Bock MJ, Lal Ak, Conway J, Villa CR, Johnson JN, Schumacher KR, West SC, Friedland-Little JM, Lytrivi ID, McCulloch MA, Butts RJ, Knecht KR, Law SP. Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy related acute heart failure: Multicenter study of hospitalizations and outcomes. International Society of Heart and Lung Transplant Scientific Sessions. Nice, France. 2018.

West SC, Wittlieb-Weber CA, Villa CR, Cunningham C, Bock MJ, Gambetta KE, Johnson JN, Lal AK, Schumacher KR, Law SP, Friedland-Little JM, McCulloch MA, Butts RJ, Knecht KR, Lytrivi ID. Utilization of cardiac MRI in patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. International Society of Heart and Lung Transplant Scientific Sessions. Nice, France.

2017

Wittlieb-Weber CA, Pantea C, Krikov S, Westfield C, Fox DJ, Pandya S, Bounsanga J, Johnson NE, Butterfield RJ, Venkatesh YS, Ciafaloni E and the MDSTARnet. Cardiac medication use in the presence of ventricular dysfunction in boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy; Data from the Muscular Dystrophy Surveillance Tracking and Research Network (MDSTARnet). Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy Care Connect Conference. Chicago, IL. 2017.

2016

Schubmel HB, Swartz MF, Atallah-Yunes N, Wittlieb-Weber CA, Pratt RE, Alfieris GM. One hundred percent freedom from re-intervention and sustained improvement in right ventricular chamber dimensions at 10 years following pulmonary valve replacement. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Phoenix, AZ. 2016.

Wittlieb-Weber CA, Rossano JW, Weber DR, Lin KY, Ravishankar C, Mascio CE, Shaddy RE, O’Connor MJ. Emergency department utilization by pediatric heart transplant recipients. International Society for Heart and Lung Transplant Scientific Sessions. Washington, DC. 2016.

Invited Lectures

2019

Wittlieb-Weber CA. Understanding more about DMD care; Cardiac Care. JETT Foundation, Rochester Family Workshop, Rochester, NY. 2019.

2018

Wittlieb-Weber CA. Use of advanced heart failure therapies in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. 2018.

2017

Wittlieb-Weber CA. Muscular Dystrophy Association, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Day, Rochester, NY. DMD and the heart. 2017.

Awards and Honors

2019, AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar
2012, American Heart Association Women in Cardiology Trainee Award for Excellence
2003, Excellence in Biology, James Madison University

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

International

2014-present, The International Society for Heart & Lung Transplant