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Stephanie Fuller, MD

Stephanie Fuller, MD Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Provider

Surgical Director, Philadelphia Adult Congenital Heart Center Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery

Dr. Fuller is employed by the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Cardiac Surgery

Programs & Centers:

  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

Board Certification:

  • Congenital Cardiac Surgery, 2012
  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, 2009

Clinical Expertise:

  • Acquired Heart Block
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease in Pregnancy
  • Adventitial Cystic Disease
  • Aneurysm Repair Surgery
  • Anomalies of Pulmonary Circulation
  • Anomalies of the Aorta
  • Anomalous Coronary Artery
  • Anomalous Pulmonary Artery
  • Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return
  • Aortic Angioplasty
  • Aortic Arch Aneurysm
  • Aortic Coarctation
  • Aortic Root Replacement
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Ulcer
  • Aortic Valve Procedures
  • Aortic Valve Sclerosis
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Aortopulmonary Window
  • Atrial Arrhythmia
  • Atrial Isomerism
  • Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)
  • Atrial Septal Defect Repair
  • Atrioventricular Canal Defect
  • Atrioventricular Septal Defect
  • Balloon Catheter
  • Bloodless Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiac Implant Closure Devices
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Chylothorax
  • Circulatory Assist Devices
  • Collateral Vessel Closure
  • Combined Heart Lung Transplant
  • Common Aortopulmonary Trunk
  • Congenital Anomaly of Great Veins
  • Congenital Anomaly of the Aortic Arch
  • Congenital Anomaly of the Coronary Artery
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disease
  • Congenital Atresia of the Pulmonary Valve
  • Congenital Heart Disease in Adult
  • Congenital Insufficiency of the Aortic Valve
  • Congenital Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Congenital Pulmonary Valve Atresia
  • Congenital Stenosis of the Aortic Valve
  • Congenital Stenosis of the Mitral Valve
  • Congenital Stenosis of the Pulmonary Valve
  • Congenital Subaortic Stenosis
  • Congenital Tricuspid Stenosis
  • Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries
  • Convergent Procedure
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG)
  • Cyanotic Heart Disease
  • Double Aortic Arch
  • Double Outlet Left Ventricle
  • Double Outlet Right Ventricle
  • Ebstein Anomaly
  • Embolectomy
  • Endocardial Cushion Defect
  • Enhanced External Counterpulsation
  • Epicardial Lead Placement
  • Esophageal Disorders
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
  • Heart Block
  • Heart Transplant Rejection
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Hemitruncus
  • Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
  • Hypoplastic Right Ventricle
  • Idiopathic Hypertrophic Subaortic Stenosis
  • Impella Insertion
  • Impella Management
  • Infiltrative Disorders of the Heart
  • Infundibular Pulmonic Stenosis
  • Interrupted Aortic Arch
  • Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump
  • Intracardiac Foreign Body
  • Intravascular Foreign Body
  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Junctional Arrhythmia
  • Konno Procedure
  • Left Atrial Appendage Closure
  • Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion
  • Left Ventricular Assist Device
  • Levocardia
  • Loeys-Dietz Syndrome
  • LV to Aorta Tunnel
  • Malformation of the Heart
  • Malposition of the Heart and Cardiac Apex
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Maternal Valvular Disease
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Median Sternotomy
  • Mediastinal Disease
  • Mediastinal Disorders
  • Mediastinal Tumors
  • Mediastinitis
  • Mesocardia
  • Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Closure of Atrial Septal Defect
  • Minimally Invasive Coronary Bypass Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Ventricular Septal Defect Closure
  • Mitral Regurgitation
  • Mitral Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Myocardial Bridge
  • Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass
  • Overriding Aorta
  • Paravalvular Leak Repair
  • Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Patent Foramen Ovale Closure
  • Percutaneous Atrial Septal Defect Closure
  • Percutaneous Valvuloplasty
  • Percutaneous Ventricular Septal Defect Closure
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Pericardiotomy
  • Peripheral Pulmonary Stenosis
  • Persistant Fetal Circulation
  • Persistent Ostium Primum
  • Prosthetic Heart Valves
  • Prosthetic Valve Failure
  • Pulmonary and Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Pulmonary Artery Aneurysm
  • Pulmonary Artery Coarctation and Atresia
  • Pulmonary Artery Sling
  • Pulmonary Artery Stenosis
  • Pulmonary AV Fistula
  • Pulmonary Clearance for Surgery
  • Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy
  • Pulmonary Valve Disorders
  • Pulmonary Valve Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis (PVS)
  • Pulmonary Vein Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Venous Anomalies
  • Pulmonic Valve Replacement
  • Reoperative Cardiac Surgery
  • Replacement of Heart Valve
  • Rheolytic Thrombectomy
  • Rheumatic Mitral Stenosis
  • Rib Tumor
  • Right Ventricular Outlet Tract Obstruction
  • Robotic Cardiac Surgery
  • Rupture of Papillary Muscle
  • Scimitar Syndrome
  • Septal Myectomy
  • Shone's Complex
  • Single Ventricle Defects
  • Situs Inversus
  • Sternal Tumor
  • Surgical Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Systemic Venous Anomalies
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Thoracic Aneurysm Repair
  • Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair
  • Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm
  • Thrombectomy
  • Total Endoscopic Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve Replacement
  • Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve Replacement
  • Transposition of the Great Vessels
  • Tricuspid Atresia
  • Tricuspid Regurgitation
  • Tricuspid Stenosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Tricuspid Valve Repair
  • Truncus Arteriosus
  • Truncus Arteriosus Communis
  • Tube Pericardiostomy
  • Valve-Sparing Surgery
  • Valvuloplasty
  • Vascular Ring
  • Ventricular Aneurysm
  • Ventricular Arrhythmia
  • Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)
  • Ventricular Septal Defect Repair
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Education and Training

Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Residency: Albert Einstein Medical Center
Residency: George Washington University Medical Center
Residency: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


ACC/AHA Working Group for the NIH/NHLBI on Adults with Congenital Heart Disease, Vascular Subgroup, National Adult Congenital and Pediatric CV Council, National Adult Congenital Heart Association, National American College of Cardiology, National American College of Surgeons, National American Heart Association, National American Medical Association, National Cardiovascular Disease in the Young, National Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia, National Congenital Heart Public Health Consortium (CHSS Representative), National Congenital Heart Surgeons' Society (CHSS), National Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society, National Greater Delaware Valley, Local Pennsylvania Association for Thoracic Surgery, Local SESATS IX Congenital Heart Surgery Subcommittee, National Society of Thoracic Surgeons, National Women in Thoracic Surgery, National World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Fuller is employed by the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Forfia P, D’Souza B, Fuller S, Toyoda Y, Kim Y: Use of selective pulmonary vasodilators to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension prior to successful surgical closure of atrial level shunts IJC Heart and Vasculature : 2019 (accepted for publication).

Fuller Stephanie, Ramachandran Abhinay, Awh Katherine, Faerber Jennifer A, Patel Prakash A, Nicolson Susan C, O'Byrne Michael L, Mascio Christopher E, Kim Yuli Y: Comparison of outcomes of pulmonary valve replacement in adult versus paediatric hospitals: institutional influence† European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery : 2019 (Epub).

Mascio CE, Irons ML, Ittenbach RF, Gaynor JW, Fuller SM, Kaplinski M, Kennedy AT, Steven JM, Nicolson SC, Spray TL: Thirty years and 1663 consecutive Norwood procedures: Has survival plateaued? Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery 158 (1): 220-229,2019.

Deng LX, Gleason LP, Awh K, Khan AM, Drajpuch D, Fuller S, Goldberg LA, Mascio CE, Partington SL, Tobin L, Kovacs AH, Kim YY: Too little too late? Communication with patients with congenital heart disease about challenges of adult life Congenital Heart Disease 14 (4): 534-540,2019.

ielonka B, Snarr BS, Liu MY, Zhang X, Mascio CE, Fuller S, Gaynor JW, Spray TL, Rychik J: Resource utilization for prenatally diagnosed single-ventricle cardiac defects: A Philadelphia fetus-to-Fontan cohort study Journal of the American Heart Association 8 (11): e011284,2019.

Gardner MM, Mercer-Rosa L, Faerber J, DiLorenzo MP, Bates KE, Stagg A, Natarajan SS, Szwast A, Fuller S, Mascio CE, Fleck D, Torowicz DL, Giglia TM, Rome JJ, Ravishankar C: Association of a home monitoring program with interstage and stage 2 outcomes Journal of the American Heart Association 8 (10): e010783,2019.

Kim Yuli Y, Awh Katherine, Acker Michael, Atluri Pavan, Bermudez Christian, Crespo Maria, Diamond Joshua M, Drajpuch David, Forde-Mclean Rhondalyn, Fuller Stephanie, Goldberg Lee, Mazurek Jeremy, Mascio Christopher, Menachem Jonathan N, Rame Eduardo, Ruckdeschel Emily, Tobin Lynda, Wald Joyce: Pulmonary arterial hypertension in adults with systemic right ventricles referred for cardiac transplantation Clinical Transplantation 33 (4): e13496,2019.

Gleason Lacey P, Deng Lisa X, Khan Abigail M, Drajpuch David, Fuller Stephanie, Ludmir Jonathan, Mascio Christopher E, Partington Sara L, Tobin Lynda, Kim Yuli Y, Kovacs Adrienne H: Psychological distress in adults with congenital heart disease: focus beyond depression Cardiology in the Young 29 (2): 185-189,2019.

Milewski Rita Karianna, Habertheuer Andreas, Bavaria Joseph E, Fuller Stephanie, Desai Nimesh D, Szeto Wilson Y, Korutla Varun, Vallabhajosyula Prashanth: Selection of prosthetic aortic valve and root replacement in patients younger than age 30 years Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery 157 (2): 714-725,2019.

Achuff Barbara-Jo, Elias Matthew D, Ittenbach Richard F, Ravishankar Chitra, Nicolson Susan C, Spray Thomas L, Fuller Stephanie, Gaynor J William, O'Connor Matthew J: Risk factors for mortality in paediatric cardiac ICU patients managed with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation Cardiology in the Young 29 (1): 40-47,2019.

Academic Contact Info

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
34th Street & Civic Center Boulevard
Suite #12NW10, Main Building

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 590-2708
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)