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, Editor of CHiP (Congenital Heart international Professionals) Journal watch


  • 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

Licensure and Board Certification

  • National Board of Medical Examiners, 2001
  • MI, State Educational License, 2003 - 2016
  • American Board of Pediatrics (Recertification 2013), 2003 - Pres
  • IN, State Medical License, 2006
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Sub-Board of Pediatric Cardiology (Recertification 2016), 2006 - Pres
  • GA, State Medical License, 2013
  • MO, State Medical License, 2017 - Pres
  • IL State medical License, 2017 - Pres


  • Distinguished Merit Award1996
  • 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
  • Teaching Scholar Program, Washington University2018 - Pres

Recent Publications view all (7)

  1. Functional limitations and educational needs among children and adolescents with heart disease. Congenit Heart Dis. 2018;13(4):633-639. PMID:30033554 
  2. Preoperative echocardiographic measures in interrupted aortic arch: Which ones best predict surgical approach and outcome? Congenit Heart Dis. 2018. PMID:29520990 
  3. Databases for Congenital Heart Defect Public Health Studies Across the Lifespan. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016;5(11). PMCID:PMC5210337  PMID:27912209 
  4. Echocardiographic Predictors of Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction following Repair of Atrioventricular Septal Defect. Congenit Heart Dis. 2016. PMID:27834986 
  5. 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 
  6. Exercise assessment in infants after cardiac transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2004;23(12):1334-8. PMID:15607660 
  7. 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 
Last updated: 01/24/2019
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