Elfriede Pahl

  • 4415 Citations
1987 …2022
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Personal profile

Research Interests

I am interested in the causes and treatment of heart failure in children, both congenital and acquired--this includes myocarditis, Single ventricle patients and all types of cardiomyopathy. I believe we can make significant improvements in the long term outcomes of young patients with cardiomyopathy, in terms of their quality of life, and survival. As the medical director of transplant/heart failure, I am committed to studying the clinical aspects of pediatric heart transplantation, particularly in improving the late outcomes that impact on survival, such as allograft vasculopathy and late rejection. In addition, i am interested in the succesful transition of adolescents/young adults to adult centers. I have a long standing interest in Kawasaki Disease, which overlaps with my research interest in coronary abnornailties in transplanted patients and in congenital coronary anomalies.

Certifications and Licenses

Pediatric Cardiology

Training Experience

1986Residency, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Children’s Memorial Hospital)
1988Fellowship, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Education/Academic qualification

MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

… → 1983


  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Sudden Cardiac Death
  • Transplant Pathology

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Grants 2012 2022

Research Output 1987 2019

Coronary artery aneurysms are more severe in infants than in older children with Kawasaki disease

Cameron, S. A., Carr, M. R., Pahl, E., Demarais, N., Shulman, S. T. & Rowley, A. H., May 1 2019, In : Archives of disease in childhood. 104, 5, p. 451-455 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Coronary Aneurysm
Mucocutaneous Lymph Node Syndrome
Coronary Vessels

Variations in Criteria and Practices for Heart Transplantation Listing Among Pediatric Transplant Cardiologists

Patel, A., Michelson, K., Andrei, A. C., Pahl, E. & Gossett, J. G., Jan 15 2019, In : Pediatric cardiology. 40, 1, p. 101-109 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Heart Transplantation
Decision Making

Current Topics and Controversies in Pediatric Heart Transplantation: Proceedings of the Pediatric Heart Transplantation Summit 2017

Chen, J. M., Canter, C. E., Hsu, D. T., Kindel, S. J., Law, Y. M., McKeever, J. E., Pahl, E. & Schumacher, K. R., Sep 1 2018, In : World journal for pediatric & congenital heart surgery. 9, 5, p. 575-581 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Heart Transplantation
Heart Failure
1 Citation (Scopus)

Development and validation of a major adverse transplant event (MATE) score to predict late graft loss in pediatric heart transplantation

Almond, C. S., Hoen, H., Rossano, J. W., Castleberry, C., Auerbach, S. R., Yang, L., Lal, A. K., Everitt, M. D., Fenton, M., Hollander, S. A., Pahl, E., Pruitt, E., Rosenthal, D. N., McElhinney, D. B., Daly, K. P. & Desai, M., Apr 1 2018, In : Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. 37, 4, p. 441-450 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Heart Transplantation
Chronic Renal Insufficiency
3 Citations (Scopus)

No Obesity Paradox in Pediatric Patients With Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Castleberry, C. D., Jefferies, J. L., Shi, L., Wilkinson, J. D., Towbin, J. A., Harrison, R. W., Rossano, J. W., Pahl, E., Lee, T. M., Addonizio, L. J., Everitt, M. D., Godown, J., Mahgerefteh, J., Rusconi, P., Canter, C. E., Colan, S. D., Kantor, P. F., Razoky, H., Lipshultz, S. E. & Miller, T. L., Mar 1 2018, In : JACC: Heart Failure. 6, 3, p. 222-230 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dilated Cardiomyopathy