- Fellowship - University of California at San Francisco (1978-1981), Pediatric Cardiology
- Residency - Stanford University Hospital (1975-1978), Pediatrics
- Medical School - Stanford University School of Medicine (1971-1975)
Dr. Mahony received her S.B. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and her M.D. from Stanford University. She completed residency training in pediatrics at Stanford University Medical Center, followed by fellowship training in cardiology at the Cardiovascular Research Institutes/University of California, San Francisco.
Dr. Mahony joined the faculty of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 1985, and is currently Professor of Pediatrics. She is the Director of the Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Training Program. She has chaired the NHLBI-funded Pediatric Heart Network since 2001.
In 2018, she was included in D Magazine's Best Doctors list and was named a Super Doctor by Texas Monthly.
- Dallas County Medical Society (1985-2011)
- Fellow, American Heart Association (1980-2011)
- American Academy of Pediatrics (1982-2011)
- Texas Medical Association (1985-2011)
- Protocol Chair 2011, Pediatric Heart Disease Clinical Research Network (NIH)
- Walter M. Kirkendall, MD, American Heart Association 1995, Scientist/Educator Volunteer of the Year
- Chair 2001, Pediatric Heart Disease Clinical Research Network (NIH)
- Editorial Board, Circulation 2004
- Texas Super Doctors 2005-2017, Texas Monthly Magazine
- Meritorious Achievement Award 2007, American Heart Association
- William J. Rashkind Memorial Lecturer 2009, Cardiology 2009 Meeting, sponsored by the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
- Core Clerkship Teaching Award 2009, Medical Student Teaching
- US News and World Report 2011, Top US Doctor
- Best Pediatric Specialists 2017, D Magazine
Artman MA, Mahony L, Teitel DF. (2011), New York: McGraw Hill
Longitudinal Follow-up Studies in the Pediatric Heart Network in Barach P, Jacobs J, Lipshultz SE, Laussen P, eds. Pediatric and Congenital Cardiac Care. Volume 1: Outcomes Analysis.
Mahony L, Sleeper LA, Pearson GD. (2015), New York: Springer; 435-443.
Development of Myocardial Structure and Function in Allen HD, Gutgesell HP, Clark EB, Driscoll DJ, eds. Moss and Adams' Heart Disease in Infants, Children, and Adolescents. 6th ed.
Mahony L. (2001), Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 24-40.
- Neonatal Cardiology
Design and rationale of a prospective, collaborative meta-analysis of all randomized controlled trials of angiotensin receptor antagonists in Marfan syndrome, based on individual patient data: A report from the Marfan Treatment Trialists' Collaboration.
Pitcher A, Emberson J, Lacro RV, Sleeper LA, Stylianou M, Mahony L, Pearson GD, Groenink M, Mulder BJ, Zwinderman AH, De Backer J, De Paepe AM, Arbustini E, Erdem G, Jin XY, Flather MD, Mullen MJ, Child AH, Forteza A, Evangelista A, Chiu HH, Wu MH, Sandor G, Bhatt AB, Creager MA, Devereux RB, Loeys B, Forfar JC, Neubauer S, Watkins H, Boileau C, Jondeau G, Dietz HC, Baigent C American heart journal 2015 May 169 5 605-12
Health-Related Quality of Life Outcomes in Children and Adolescents with Congenital Heart Disease.
Mellion K, Uzark K, Cassedy A, Drotar D, Wernovsky G, Newburger JW, Mahony L, Mussatto K, Cohen M, Limbers C, Marino BS The Journal of pediatrics 2014 Jan
Factors impacting echocardiographic imaging after the Fontan procedure: a report from the pediatric heart network fontan cross-sectional study.
Williams RV, Margossian R, Lu M, Atz AM, Bradley TJ, Jay Campbell M, Colan SD, Gallagher D, Lai WW, Pearson GD, Prakash A, Shirali G, Cohen MS Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.) 2013 Oct 30 9 1098-106
Surgical management of complete atrioventricular septal defect: associations with surgical technique, age, and trisomy 21.
Atz AM, Hawkins JA, Lu M, Cohen MS, Colan SD, Jaggers J, Lacro RV, McCrindle BW, Margossian R, Mosca RS, Sleeper LA, Minich LL The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery 2011 Jun 141 6 1371-9
Validation of the pediatric cardiac quality of life inventory.
Marino BS, Tomlinson RS, Wernovsky G, Drotar D, Newburger JW, Mahony L, Mussatto K, Tong E, Cohen M, Andersen C, Shera D, Khoury PR, Wray J, Gaynor JW, Helfaer MA, Kazak AE, Shea JA Pediatrics 2010 Sep 126 3 498-508
Assessment of Quality of Life in Young Patients with Single Ventricle after the Fontan Operation.
Uzark K, Zak V, Shrader P, McCrindle BW, Radojewski E, Varni JW, Daniels K, Handisides J, Hill KD, Lambert LM, Margossian R, Pemberton VL, Lai WW, Atz AM The Journal of pediatrics 2016 Mar 170 166-172.e1
Factors associated with neurodevelopment for children with single ventricle lesions.
Goldberg CS, Lu M, Sleeper LA, Mahle WT, Gaynor JW, Williams IA, Mussatto KA, Ohye RG, Graham EM, Frank DU, Jacobs JP, Krawczeski C, Lambert L, Lewis A, Pemberton VL, Sananes R, Sood E, Wechsler SB, Bellinger DC, Newburger JW The Journal of pediatrics 2014 Sep 165 3 490-496.e8
Late status of Fontan patients with persistent surgical fenestration.
Atz AM, Travison TG, McCrindle BW, Mahony L, Quartermain M, Williams RV, Breitbart RE, Lu M, Radojewski E, Margossian R, Covitz W, Gersony WM Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2011 Jun 57 24 2437-43
Factors Associated with Serum Brain Natriuretic Peptide Levels after the Fontan Procedure.
Atz AM, Zak V, Breitbart RE, Colan SD, Pasquali SK, Hsu DT, Lu M, Mahony L, Paridon SM, Puchalski MD, Geva T, McCrindle BW Congenital heart disease 2011 Jul 6 4 313-21
Enalapril in infants with single ventricle: results of a multicenter randomized trial.
Hsu DT, Zak V, Mahony L, Sleeper LA, Atz AM, Levine JC, Barker PC, Ravishankar C, McCrindle BW, Williams RV, Altmann K, Ghanayem NS, Margossian R, Chung WK, Border WL, Pearson GD, Stylianou MP, Mital S Circulation 2010 Jul 122 4 333-40
Longitudinal Outcomes of Patients With Single Ventricle After the Fontan Procedure.
Atz AM, Zak V, Mahony L, Uzark K, D'agincourt N, Goldberg DJ, Williams RV, Breitbart RE, Colan SD, Burns KM, Margossian R, Henderson HT, Korsin R, Marino BS, Daniels K, McCrindle BW Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2017 Jun 69 22 2735-2744
Impact of Surgical Complexity on Health-Related Quality of Life in Congenital Heart Disease Surgical Survivors.
O'Connor AM, Wray J, Tomlinson RS, Cassedy A, Jacobs JP, Jenkins KJ, Brown KL, Franklin RC, Mahony L, Mussatto K, Newburger JW, Wernovsky G, Ittenbach RF, Drotar D, Marino BS Journal of the American Heart Association 2016 5 7
Quality of Life in Pediatric Patients Affected by Electrophysiologic Disease.
Czosek RJ, Cassedy AE, Wray J, Wernovsky G, Newburger JW, Mussatto KA, Mahony L, Tanel RE, Cohen MI, Franklin RC, Brown KL, Rosenthal D, Drotar D, Marino BS Heart rhythm : the official journal of the Heart Rhythm Society 2015 Jan
Impact of pre-stage II hemodynamics and pulmonary artery anatomy on 12-month outcomes in the Pediatric Heart Network Single Ventricle Reconstruction trial.
Aiyagari R, Rhodes JF, Shrader P, Radtke WA, Bandisode VM, Bergersen L, Gillespie MJ, Gray RG, Guey LT, Hill KD, Hirsch R, Kim DW, Lee KJ, Pelech AN, Ringewald J, Takao C, Vincent JA, Ohye RG The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery 2014 Oct 148 4 1467-74
Atenolol versus losartan in children and young adults with Marfan's syndrome.
Lacro RV, Dietz HC, Sleeper LA, Yetman AT, Bradley TJ, Colan SD, Pearson GD, Selamet Tierney ES, Levine JC, Atz AM, Benson DW, Braverman AC, Chen S, De Backer J, Gelb BD, Grossfeld PD, Klein GL, Lai WW, Liou A, Loeys BL, Markham LW, Olson AK, Paridon SM, Pemberton VL, Pierpont ME, Pyeritz RE, Radojewski E, Roman MJ, Sharkey AM, Stylianou MP, Wechsler SB, Young LT, Mahony L The New England journal of medicine 2014 Nov 371 22 2061-71
Survival Data and Predictors of Functional Outcome an Average of 15?Years after the Fontan Procedure: The Pediatric Heart Network Fontan Cohort.
Atz AM, Zak V, Mahony L, Uzark K, Shrader P, Gallagher D, Paridon SM, Williams RV, Breitbart RE, Colan SD, Kaltman JR, Margossian R, Pasquali SK, Allen K, Lai WW, Korsin R, Marino BS, Mirarchi N, McCrindle BW Congenital heart disease 2014 Jun
Functional health status in children and adolescents after Fontan: comparison of generic and disease-specific assessments.
McCrindle BW, Zak V, Pemberton VL, Lambert LM, Vetter VL, Lai WW, Uzark K, Margossian R, Atz AM, Cook A, Newburger JW Cardiology in the young 2014 Jun 24 3 469-77
The Relationship of Patient Medical and Laboratory Characteristics to Changes in Functional Health Status in Children and Adolescents After the Fontan Procedure.
McCrindle BW, Zak V, Breitbart RE, Mahony L, Shrader P, Lai WW, Burns KM, Colan SD, Williams RV, Goldberg D, Hill KD, Khaikin S, Atz AM Pediatric cardiology 2013 Nov
The impact of socio-economic status on health related quality of life for children and adolescents with heart disease.
Cassedy A, Drotar D, Ittenbach R, Hottinger S, Wray J, Wernovsky G, Newburger JW, Mahony L, Mussatto K, Cohen MI, Marino BS Health and quality of life outcomes 2013 11 1 99
Cause, timing, and location of death in the Single Ventricle Reconstruction trial.
Ohye RG, Schonbeck JV, Eghtesady P, Laussen PC, Pizarro C, Shrader P, Frank DU, Graham EM, Hill KD, Jacobs JP, Kanter KR, Kirsh JA, Lambert LM, Lewis AB, Ravishankar C, Tweddell JS, Williams IA, Pearson GD The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery 2012 Oct 144 4 907-14
Early developmental outcome in children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and related anomalies: the single ventricle reconstruction trial.
Newburger JW, Sleeper LA, Bellinger DC, Goldberg CS, Tabbutt S, Lu M, Mussatto KA, Williams IA, Gustafson KE, Mital S, Pike N, Sood E, Mahle WT, Cooper DS, Dunbar-Masterson C, Krawczeski CD, Lewis A, Menon SC, Pemberton VL, Ravishankar C, Atz TW, Ohye RG, Gaynor JW Circulation 2012 May 125 17 2081-91
Cardiac performance and quality of life in patients who have undergone the Fontan procedure with and without prior superior cavopulmonary connection.
Atz AM, Travison TG, McCrindle BW, Mahony L, Glatz AC, Kaza AK, Breitbart RE, Colan SD, Kaltman JR, Margossian R, Pasquali SK, Wang Y, Gersony WM Cardiology in the young 2012 Jul 1-9
Intermediate-term mortality and cardiac transplantation in infants with single-ventricle lesions: risk factors and their interaction with shunt type.
Tweddell JS, Sleeper LA, Ohye RG, Williams IA, Mahony L, Pizarro C, Pemberton VL, Frommelt PC, Bradley SM, Cnota JF, Hirsch J, Kirshbom PM, Li JS, Pike N, Puchalski M, Ravishankar C, Jacobs JP, Laussen PC, McCrindle BW The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery 2012 Jul 144 1 152-9
Renin-angiotensin-aldosterone genotype influences ventricular remodeling in infants with single ventricle.
Mital S, Chung WK, Colan SD, Sleeper LA, Manlhiot C, Arrington CB, Cnota JF, Graham EM, Mitchell ME, Goldmuntz E, Li JS, Levine JC, Lee TM, Margossian R, Hsu DT Circulation 2011 May 123 21 2353-62
Factors affecting growth in infants with single ventricle physiology: a report from the Pediatric Heart Network Infant Single Ventricle Trial.
Williams RV, Zak V, Ravishankar C, Altmann K, Anderson J, Atz AM, Dunbar-Masterson C, Ghanayem N, Lambert L, Lurito K, Medoff-Cooper B, Margossian R, Pemberton VL, Russell J, Stylianou M, Hsu D The Journal of pediatrics 2011 Dec 159 6 1017-22.e2
Contemporary outcomes after the Fontan procedure: a Pediatric Heart Network multicenter study.
Anderson PA, Sleeper LA, Mahony L, Colan SD, Atz AM, Breitbart RE, Gersony WM, Gallagher D, Geva T, Margossian R, McCrindle BW, Paridon S, Schwartz M, Stylianou M, Williams RV, Clark BJ Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2008 Jul 52 2 85-98
The Pediatric Heart Network: a primer for the conduct of multicenter studies in children with congenital and acquired heart disease.
Mahony L, Sleeper LA, Anderson PA, Gersony WM, McCrindle BW, Minich LL, Newburger JW, Saul JP, Vetter VL, Pearson GD Pediatric cardiology 2006 Mar-Apr 27 2 191-8
Developmental changes in cardiac sarcoplasmic reticulum in sheep.
Mahony L, Jones LR The Journal of biological chemistry 1986 Nov 261 32 15257-65
Carvedilol for children and adolescents with heart failure: a randomized controlled trial.
Shaddy RE, Boucek MM, Hsu DT, Boucek RJ, Canter CE, Mahony L, Ross RD, Pahl E, Blume ED, Dodd DA, Rosenthal DN, Burr J, LaSalle B, Holubkov R, Lukas MA, Tani LY JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association 2007 Sep 298 10 1171-9
Cardiopulmonary bypass to repair an atrial septal defect does not affect cognitive function in children.
Stavinoha PL, Fixler DE, Mahony L Circulation 2003 Jun 107 21 2722-5
Technical performance score is associated with outcomes after the Norwood procedure.
Nathan M, Sleeper LA, Ohye RG, Frommelt PC, Caldarone CA, Tweddell JS, Lu M, Pearson GD, Gaynor JW, Pizarro C, Williams IA, Colan SD, Dunbar-Masterson C, Gruber PJ, Hill K, Hirsch-Romano J, Jacobs JP, Kaltman JR, Kumar SR, Morales D, Bradley SM, Kanter K, Newburger JW The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery 2014 Jun
Variation in feeding practices following the Norwood procedure.
Lambert LM, Pike NA, Medoff-Cooper B, Zak V, Pemberton VL, Young-Borkowski L, Clabby ML, Nelson KN, Ohye RG, Trainor B, Uzark K, Rudd N, Bannister L, Korsin R, Cooper DS, Pizarro C, Zyblewski SC, Bartle BH, Williams RV The Journal of pediatrics 2014 Feb 164 2 237-42.e1
Association of impaired linear growth and worse neurodevelopmental outcome in infants with single ventricle physiology: a report from the pediatric heart network infant single ventricle trial.
Ravishankar C, Zak V, Williams IA, Bellinger DC, Gaynor JW, Ghanayem NS, Krawczeski CD, Licht DJ, Mahony L, Newburger JW, Pemberton VL, Williams RV, Sananes R, Cook AL, Atz T, Khaikin S, Hsu DT The Journal of pediatrics 2013 Feb 162 2 250-6.e2
Comparison of shunt types in the Norwood procedure for single-ventricle lesions.
Ohye RG, Sleeper LA, Mahony L, Newburger JW, Pearson GD, Lu M, Goldberg CS, Tabbutt S, Frommelt PC, Ghanayem NS, Laussen PC, Rhodes JF, Lewis AB, Mital S, Ravishankar C, Williams IA, Dunbar-Masterson C, Atz AM, Colan S, Minich LL, Pizarro C, Kanter KR, Jaggers J, Jacobs JP, Krawczeski CD, Pike N, McCrindle BW, Virzi L, Gaynor JW The New England journal of medicine 2010 May 362 21 1980-92
Risk factors for hospital morbidity and mortality after the Norwood procedure: A report from the Pediatric Heart Network Single Ventricle Reconstruction trial.
Tabbutt S, Ghanayem N, Ravishankar C, Sleeper LA, Cooper DS, Frank DU, Lu M, Pizarro C, Frommelt P, Goldberg CS, Graham EM, Krawczeski CD, Lai WW, Lewis A, Kirsh JA, Mahony L, Ohye RG, Simsic J, Lodge AJ, Spurrier E, Stylianou M, Laussen P The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery 2012 Oct 144 4 882-95
Prediction by clinicians of quality of life for children and adolescents with cardiac disease.
Costello JM, Mussatto K, Cassedy A, Wray J, Mahony L, Teele SA, Brown KL, Franklin RC, Wernovsky G, Marino BS The Journal of pediatrics 2015 Mar 166 3 679-683.e2
Characteristics of children and young adults with Marfan syndrome and aortic root dilation in a randomized trial comparing atenolol and losartan therapy.
Lacro RV, Guey LT, Dietz HC, Pearson GD, Yetman AT, Gelb BD, Loeys BL, Benson DW, Bradley TJ, De Backer J, Forbus GA, Klein GL, Lai WW, Levine JC, Lewin MB, Markham LW, Paridon SM, Pierpont ME, Radojewski E, Selamet Tierney ES, Sharkey AM, Wechsler SB, Mahony L American heart journal 2013 May 165 5 828-835.e3
Interstage mortality after the Norwood procedure: Results of the multicenter Single Ventricle Reconstruction trial.
Ghanayem NS, Allen KR, Tabbutt S, Atz AM, Clabby ML, Cooper DS, Eghtesady P, Frommelt PC, Gruber PJ, Hill KD, Kaltman JR, Laussen PC, Lewis AB, Lurito KJ, Minich LL, Ohye RG, Schonbeck JV, Schwartz SM, Singh RK, Goldberg CS The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery 2012 Oct 144 4 896-906
Variation in perioperative care across centers for infants undergoing the Norwood procedure.
Pasquali SK, Ohye RG, Lu M, Kaltman J, Caldarone CA, Pizarro C, Dunbar-Masterson C, Gaynor JW, Jacobs JP, Kaza AK, Newburger J, Rhodes JF, Scheurer M, Silver E, Sleeper LA, Tabbutt S, Tweddell J, Uzark K, Wells W, Mahle WT, Pearson GD The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery 2012 Oct 144 4 915-21
Enalapril does not enhance exercise capacity in patients after Fontan procedure.
Kouatli AA, Garcia JA, Zellers TM, Weinstein EM, Mahony L Circulation 1997 Sep 96 5 1507-12
Predictors of Rapid Aortic Root Dilation and Referral for Aortic Surgery in Marfan Syndrome.
Hoskoppal A, Menon S, Trachtenberg F, Burns KM, De Backer J, Gelb BD, Gleason M, James J, Lai WW, Liou A, Mahony L, Olson AK, Pyeritz RE, Sharkey AM, Stylianou M, Wechsler SB, Young L, Levine JC, Tierney ESS, Lacro RV, Bradley TJ Pediatric cardiology 2018 Jun
Clopidogrel and Aspirin in Acute Ischemic Stroke and High-Risk TIA.
Johnston SC, Easton JD, Farrant M, Barsan W, Conwit RA, Elm JJ, Kim AS, Lindblad AS, Palesch YY The New England journal of medicine 2018 07 379 3 215-225
- Design and rationale of a prospective, collaborative meta-analysis of all randomized controlled trials of angiotensin receptor antagonists in Marfan syndrome, based on individual patient data: A report from the Marfan Treatment Trialists' Collaboration.
- Quality of life in pediatric patients with heart disease
- Marfan syndrome
- Congestive heart failure
- Congenital heart disease