Ginnie Abarbanell

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Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Cardiology

phone: (314) 454-6095

Clinical Interests

Echocardiography, Fetal cardiology, Neurodevelopmental outcomes in children with congenital heart disease, Medical education.


  • BS, Cornell University1996
  • MD, University of Washington2000


  • Internship and Residency in Pediatrics, Loma Linda University2000 - 2003
  • Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship, University of Michigan Health System, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital2003 - 2006
  • Leadership Development Training, Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics2018
  • Teaching Scholar Program, Washington University School of Medicine2018 - 2019
  • Academic Medical Leadership Program for Physicians and Scientists, Washington University School of Medicine2020

Licensure and Board Certification

  • 2001National Board of Medical Examiners
  • 2003 - 2016MI, State Educational License
  • 2003 - PresAmerican Board of Pediatrics (Recertification 2013)
  • 2006 - 2017IN, State Medical License
  • 2006 - PresAmerican Board of Pediatrics, Sub-Board of Pediatric Cardiology (Recertification 2016)
  • 2013 - 2018GA, State Medical License
  • 2017 - PresMO, State Medical License
  • 2017 - PresIL State medical License

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Merit Award- Top GPA for major1996
  • Chul Choon Cha Award, Neonatology intensive care unit junior resident of the year2001
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Section of Allergy and Immunology. National Conference and Exhibition Travel Grant Recipient2001
  • Hertha Ehlers Resident Award of Excellence, Pediatric resident of the year2003
  • Castle Connelly Top Doctor2012
  • U.S. News and World Report Top Doctor2012
  • Castle Connelly Top Doctor2015
  • Atlanta’s Top Doctor2016
  • Castle Connelly Top Doctor2016
  • Sibley Heart Center Cardiology High Performance Physician Award2017
  • Castle Connelly Top Doctor2017
  • Atlanta’s Top Doctor2017
  • Castle Connelly Top Doctor2018
  • Castle Connelly Top Doctor2019

Recent Publications view all (10)

  1. Contraceptive methods of privately insured US women with congenital heart defects. Am Heart J. 2020;222:38-45. PMID:32014720 
  2. Safety, tolerability, and immunogenicity of PfSPZ Vaccine administered by direct venous inoculation to infants and young children: findings from an age de-escalation, dose-escalation double-blinded randomized, controlled study in western Kenya. Clin Infect Dis. 2019. PMID:31555824 
  3. Safety of contraceptive use among women with congenital heart disease: A systematic review. Congenit Heart Dis. 2019;14(3):331-340. PMID:30681774 
  4. Functional limitations and educational needs among children and adolescents with heart disease. Congenit Heart Dis. 2018;13(4):633-639. PMID:30033554 
  5. Preoperative echocardiographic measures in interrupted aortic arch: Which ones best predict surgical approach and outcome? Congenit Heart Dis. 2018. PMID:29520990 
  6. Databases for Congenital Heart Defect Public Health Studies Across the Lifespan. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016;5(11). PMCID:PMC5210337  PMID:27912209 
  7. Echocardiographic Predictors of Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction following Repair of Atrioventricular Septal Defect. Congenit Heart Dis. 2016. PMID:27834986 
  8. Early surgical morbidity and mortality in adults with congenital heart disease: the University of Michigan experience. Congenit Heart Dis. 2008;3(2):82-9. PMID:18380757 
  9. Exercise assessment in infants after cardiac transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2004;23(12):1334-8. PMID:15607660 
  10. Failure to thrive and history of pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in a six-year-old Hispanic boy. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2002;21(3):259, 268-9. PMID:12005094 
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