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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:

  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, 2009

Clinical Expertise:

  • Aortic Coarctation
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Procedures
  • Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Congenital Heart Disease in Adult
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG)
  • Cyanotic Heart Disease
  • Esophageal Disorders
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Left Ventricular Assist Device
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mediastinal Disorders
  • Mediastinal Tumors
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Mitral Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis (PVS)
  • Robotic Cardiac Surgery
  • Septal Myectomy
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Tricuspid Regurgitation
  • Truncus Arteriosus
  • Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)
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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)