Maryanne Chrisant, MD

Maryanne Chrisant
Pediatric Heart Failure and Transplant, Pediatric Cardiology
Primary Office
Address 1150 North 35th Avenue
Suite 490
Hollywood, FL 33021
Alternate Location
Address 1150 North 35th Avenue
Suite 445
Hollywood, FL 33021

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. 

Related Medical Services


  • 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



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


  • 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


  • “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

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