Maryanne R Chrisant, MD

Chrisant Maryanne R
Pediatric Heart Failure and Transplant, Pediatric Cardiology

Primary Office
1150 North 35th Avenue
Suite 575
Hollywood, FL 33021
Alternate Location
1005 Joe Dimaggio Drive
Pediatric Heart Station
Hollywood, FL 33021

Meet the Physician

Director, Pediatric Cardiac Transplant, Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy, The Cardiac Center, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital

Dr. Maryanne Chrisant has an established reputation for helping pediatric heart transplant programs grow and thrive. She holds a bachelor's degree from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts and a medical degree from New York Medical College in Westchester County. She completed two fellowships at Columbia University in New York, one in pediatric cardiology and the other in pediatric cardiac transplant.
Her career highlights include directing heart transplant programs at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio; Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) in Pennsylvania; and University of Virginia Children's Hospital in Charlottesville.

Dr. Chrisant participates in ongoing research in the Pediatric Heart Transplant Study Group, which examines management and outcomes of children undergoing cardiac transplantation. She has lectured internationally on the topics of pediatric heart transplantation, heart failure and cardiomyopathies. She also has authored many papers about heart transplantation and heart failure in children and congenital heart disease, and has co-authored pediatric guidelines for heart transplant and heart failure management. 


Awards and honors
  • LifeBanc Donor Awareness Award, LifeBanc of Northeast Ohio, 1999
  • Claire Lucille Pace Humanitarian Award, Babies and Children’s Hospital, Columbia University, 1996
  • Hatch Fellow in Cardiovascular Research, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, 199201993
  • Babies Heart Fund Fellow, Babies Hospital, 1990-1991
  • Heddens-Good Research Fellowship, American Heart Association (local), 1985
  • Boehringer Ingelheim National Pharmacology Contest, First Prize, 1985
  • Student Research Forum Award, New York Medical College, 1983

Professional organizations
  • Heart Failure Society of America
  • International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation
  • International Pediatric Transplant Association
  • American Heart Association
  • Heart Care International
  • Healing the Children, North-East

  • Pediatric Heart Transplant Study Group, 2011-present
  • EXCOR Berlin Heart-Pediatric Data Collection for FDA IND, 2007-2010
  • Berlin Heart Portal to Intermacs for Data Collection and Device Registry, 2007-2010

  • “Too Fat or Too Thin? Body Habitus Assessment in Children Listed for Heart Transplant and Impact on Outcome,” Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 2008
  • “Prevalence and Risk Factors for Tricuspid Valve Regurgitation After Pediatric Heart Transplantation,” Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 2008
  • “Ventricular Assist Device-Associated Anti-HLA Antibody Sensitization in Pediatric Patients Bridged to Heart Transplantation,” Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 2008

Editorial positions
  • Reviewer, Circulation, 2002-present
  • Reviewer, American Journal of Cardiology, 2001-present
  • Reviewer, Pediatric Transplantation, 2001-present
  • Reviewer, Journal of Heart and Lung Transplant, 2000-present
  • Reviewer, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 2000-present

  • “Pediatric Cardiac Transplantation,” Lunch & Learn Series, Memorial Healthcare System, 2011
  • “Pediatric Cardiac Transplantation (Critical Care),” Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, 2010
  • “Pediatric Cardiac Transplantation (Emergency Medicine),” Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, 2010
  • “Pediatric Cardiac Transplantation (Pediatrics),” Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, 2010
  • Pediatric Cardiac Transplantation course organizer/moderator/speaker, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, 2010
  • “Pediatric Cardiac Transplantation,” Children’s Hospital at the University of Virginia, 2010


  • New York Medical College, 1986
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia Campus, 1989, Pediatrics
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital, 1992, Pediatric Cardiology
  • American Board of Pediatrics-Pediatric Cardiology
  • American Board of Pediatrics-Pediatrics

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