Maryanne Chrisant, MD

Medical Director, Pediatric Cardiac Transplant, Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Heart Institute

Pediatric Heart Failure and Transplant, Pediatric Cardiology
Locations

Memorial Division of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

1150 North 35th Avenue Suite 490
Hollywood, FL 33021

954-265-3437

954-265-3731

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Memorial Division of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

1150 North 35th Avenue Suite 445
Hollywood, FL 33021

954-265-3924

954-276-1234

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Memorial Division of Pediatric Advanced Heart Failure Transplant

1971 SW 172nd Avenue Suite 500
Miramar, FL 33029-5592

954-265-3437

954-265-3731

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About Me

Medical Director, Pediatric Cardiac Transplant, Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Heart Institute

Dr. 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 fellowship training in pediatric cardiology and an advanced fellowship in pediatric cardiac transplant, heart failure and cardiomyopathy management at (then) Babies Hospital, Columbia University in New York. 

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 is on the Foundation Board of Directors and 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.

Hospital Affiliations

Gender

  • Female

Education

Education

New York Medical College, 1986

Residency

New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia Campus, 1989, Pediatrics

Fellowships

New York Presbyterian Hospital, 1992, Pediatric Cardiology

Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics-Pediatric Cardiology
American Board of Pediatrics-Pediatrics

Awards, Achievements, and More

Publications

View Dr. Maryanne Chrisant's publications on PubMed

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

Research

  • 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

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

Presentations

  • “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

Awards

  • 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
Timothy's Heart Transplant Journey

Timothy's Heart Transplant Journey

Follow the events in Timothy's heart transplant journey as they unfold at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.
Cardiomyopathy Program at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital

Cardiomyopathy Program at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital

Dr. Maryanne Chrisant describes the cardiomyopathy program at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.

Cardiomyopathy is a primary disease of the heart muscle. It can be due to genetics, metabolic or caused by other conditions. Children with cardiomyopathy may tire easily and have poor growth as their heart struggles to pump enough blood to support the body's needs.

Some types of cardiomyopathy can cause sudden death in otherwise young, healthy children and young athletes.

While cardiomyopathy isn’t typically curable, an accurate diagnosis and early treatment can reduce symptoms and control the condition’s progression. We successfully treat children for cardiomyopathy and help families obtain screening for other family members.
Cardiomyopathy Program Earns Accreditation

Cardiomyopathy Program Earns Accreditation

Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Program recently received accreditation from the Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation for consistently providing high-quality cardiac care and specialized disease management to children with cardiomyopathy.

The hospital’s Cardiomyopathy Program is the only one accredited in South Florida and the second one in the state.