Professor Emerita, Department of Pediatrics (Pediatric Cardiology)
Christine A. Walsh, MD, FAAP, FACC is the Interim Chief of Pediatric Cardiology at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore. She is board certified in Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology, and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. As an electrophysiologist and Director of the Pediatric Dysrhythmia Center, her areas of special interest include dysrhythmias, syncope, and chest pain, in addition to congenital and acquired heart disease in children. Dr. Walsh has been repeatedly listed in New York Magazine’s “Best Doctors,” American Health Magazine’s “Best Doctors in America,” and Castle Connolly’s Guides to “The Best Doctors in the New York Metro Area” and “America’s Top Doctors.”
Dr. Walsh graduated from the Yale University School of Medicine and did her Internship and Residency in Pediatrics at the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York. Her Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology was at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. Dr. Walsh performed research on postoperative and reperfusion dysrhythmias as an NIH Post-Doctoral Research Trainee in Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pharmacology. She has published in the areas of antitachycardia devices, pediatric dysrhythmias, syncope, and rheumatic fever. She has recently edited the Adolescent Cardiology edition of Adolescent Medicine: State of the Art Reviews. Her current research interests include the effect of levo-carnitine on cardiac function in chronic disease, QTc as an indicator of autonomic dysfunction in chronic disease, and cardiac drug trials.
Dr. Walsh is a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She has received the Lewis M. Fraad Award for Excellence in Teaching and has been named a Master Teacher by the Department of Pediatrics of the Albert.Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Walsh is Co-chairperson of the medical school Committee on Admissions and a Dean=s Letter Writer. She has given numerous Grand Rounds presentations and has been an invited lecturer at national and regional scientific meetings, including sessions of the Heart Rhythm Society.
Dr. Walsh has held office in professional organizations, including past President of the Pediatric Cardiology Society of Greater New York and Secretary of the Yale Association of Alumni in Medicine. She was Chairman of the Governance Council of the Department of Pediatrics. She is on the Medical Advisory Board of the Rachel Cooper Foundation and is a Founding Member of the Board of Directors of the Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome Educational Foundation.
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