Personal HistoryGeoffrey L. Rosenthal, M.D., PhD., a nationally-known pediatric cardiologist, is professor of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Rosenthal is the Director of the Children's Heart Program and the Executive Director of Pediatric Critical Care Services at the University of Maryland Children's Hospital.
Dr. Rosenthal came to the University of Maryland from the Cleveland Clinic in July 2009. At Cleveland Clinic, he served as Director of Inpatient Medicine for Pediatric Cardiovascular Services and Director of Pediatric Cardiovascular Research.
Dr. Rosenthal earned his undergraduate degree in psychology from Boston University, a master's degree in biostatistics & epidemiology from Georgetown University, a medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and a doctor of philosophy degree in epidemiology from the University of Maryland Graduate School.
Dr. Rosenthal completed his pediatric residency, neonatology chief residency, pediatric cardiology fellowship, and perioperative fellowship in pediatric cardiology at Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital. Dr. Rosenthal is certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Pediatrics in General Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology.
Dr. Rosenthal is the Chair of the Pediatric Advisory Committee to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and has been a member since 2007. Dr. Rosenthal is the Co-Chair of the Congenital Heart Public Health Consortium. He is the Co-Chair of the Quality Metrics Working Group of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Rosenthal serves on the Executive Committee for the Section of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is a founding member and current task force member of the National Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Collaborative of the Joint Council on Congenital Heart Disease. Dr. Rosenthal is also a member of the National Program to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk Coordinating Committee of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, representing the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Research InterestsPediatric cardiac research, medical education
General pediatric cardiology, pediatric cardiac intensive care
Selected Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
Rosenthal GL, Wilson PD, Permutt T, Boughman JA, Ferencz C. Birth weight and cardiovascular malformations: a population-based study. The Baltimore-Washington Infant Study. Am J Epidemiol, 1991; 133(12): 1273-81.
Rosenthal GL. Patterns of prenatal growth among infants with cardiovascular malformations: possible fetal hemodynamic effects. Am J Epidemiol, 1996; 143(5): 505-513.
Denfield SW, Rosenthal GL, Gajarski RJ, Bricker JT, Schowengerdt KO, Price JK, Towbin JA. Restrictive cardiomyopathies in childhood: etiologies and natural history. Tex Heart Inst J, 1997; 24(1): 38-44.
Schowengerdt KO, Ni J, Denfield SW, Gajarski RJ, Bowles NE, Rosenthal GL, Kearney DL, Price JK, Rogers BB, Schauer GM, Chinnock RE, Towbin JA. Association of Parvovirus B19 genome in children with myocarditis and cardiac allograft rejection: diagnosis using the polymerase chain reaction. Circulation, 1997; 96(10): 3549-54.
Forbes TJ, Rosenthal GL, Reul GR, Ott DA, Feltes TF. Risk factors for life-threatening cavopulmonary thrombosis in patients undergoing bidirectional superior cavopulmonary shunt: an exploratory study. Am Heart J, 1997; 135(5 Pt 1): 865-71.
Kovalchin JP, Brook MM, Rosenthal GL, Suda K, Hoffman JI, Silverman NH. Echocardiographic, Hemodynamic and Morphometric Predictors of Survival After Two-Ventricle Repair in Infants with Critical Aortic Stenosis. J Am Coll Cardiol, 1998; 32(1): 237-44.
Duncan BW, Kneebone JM, Chi EY, Hraska V, Isik FF, Rosenthal GL, Jones TK, Starnes SL, Lupinetti FM. A detailed histologic analysis of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations in children with cyanotic congenital heart disease. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, 1999; 117(5): 931-8.
Akhtar N, Ni J, Stromberg D, Rosenthal GL, Bowles M, Towbin JA. Tracheal aspirate as a substrate for polymerase chain reaction detection of viral genome in childhood pneumonia and myocarditis. Circulation, 1999; 99(15): 2011-8.
Stromberg D, Pignatelli R, Rosenthal GL, Ing FF. Does ductal occlusion with the Gianturco coil cause left pulmonary artery and/or descending aorta obstruction? Am J Cardiol, 1999; 83(8): 1229-35.
Lupinetti FM, Duncan BW, Scifres AM, Fearneyhough C, Kilian K, Rosenthal GL, Cecchin F, Jones TK, Herndon SP. Intermediate-term results in pediatric aortic valve replacement. Ann Thorac Surg, 1999; 68(2): 521-5; discussion 525-6.
Starnes SL, Duncan BW, Kneebone JM, Rosenthal GL, Jones TK, Grifka RG, Cecchin F, Owens DJ, Fearneyhough C, Lupinetti FM. Vascular endothelial growth factor and basic fibroblast growth factor in children with cyanotic congenital heart disease. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, 2000; 119(3): 534-9.
Portman MA, Fearneyhough C, Ning XH, Duncan BW, Rosenthal GL, Lupinetti FM. Triiodothyronine repletion in infants during cardiopulmonary bypass for congenital heart disease. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, 2000; 120(3): 604-8.
Starnes SL, Duncan BW, Kneebone JM, Fraga CH, States S, Rosenthal G, Lupinetti FM. Pulmonary microvessel density is a marker of angiogenesis in children after cavopulmonary anastomosis. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, 2000; 120(5): 902-7.
Starnes SL, Duncan BW, Kneebone JM, Rosenthal GL, Patterson L, Fraga CJ, Lupinetti FM. (2000) Angiogenic proteins in the lungs of children after cavopulmonary anastomosis. Surgical Forum 51: 95-97.
Bowles NE, Shirali GS, Chinnock RE, Rosenthal GL, Towbin JA. (2001) Association of viral genome with transplant coronary arteriopathy and graft loss in children following cardiac transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant 20(2): 198, 2001 Feb.
Shirali GS, Ni J, Ni J, Chinnock RE, Johnston JK, Rosenthal GL, Bowles NE, Towbin JA. (2001) Association of viral genome with graft loss in children after cardiac transplantation. N Engl J Med 344 (20):1498-503, 2001 May.
Cecchin F, Jorgenson D, Berul CI, Perry JC, Zimmerman AA, Duncan BW, Lupinetti FM, Snyder D, Lyster TD, Rosenthal GL, Cross B, Atkins DL. (2001) Is arrhythmia detection by automatic external defibrillator accurate for children? Sensitivity and specificity of an automatic external defibrillator algorithm in 696 pediatric arrhythmias. Circulation 103 (20):2483-8, 2001 May.
Starnes SL, Duncan BW, Kneebone JM, Rosenthal GL, Patterson K, Fraga CH, Kilian KM, Mathur SK, Lupinetti FM. (2001) Angiogenic proteins in the lungs of children after cavopulmonary anastomosis. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 122 (3):518-23, 2001 Sep. 2001.
Duncan BW, Rosenthal GL, Jones TK, Lupinetti FM. (2001) First-stage palliation of complex univentricular cardiac anomalies in older infants. Ann Thorac Surg 72 (6):2077-80, 2001 Dec.
Nowlen TT, Rosenthal GL, Johnson GL, Tom DJ, Vargo TA. (2002) Pericardial effusion and tamponade in infants with central catheters. Pediatrics 110 (1 Pt 1):137-42, 2002 Jul.
Starnes SL, Duncan BW, Fraga CH, Desai SY, Jones TK, Mathur SK, et.al. (2002) Rat model of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations after right superior cavopulmonary anastomosis. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 283 (5):H 2151-6, 2002 Nov.
Snyder CS, Fenrich AL, Friedman RA, Rosenthal G, Kertesz NJ. Usefulness of echocardiograph in infants with supraventricular tachycardia. Am J Cardiol. 2003 May 7;270(1518):897-904.
Duncan BW, Mee RBB, Mesia CI, Qureshi A, Rosenthal GL, Seshadri SG, Lane GK, Latson LA. (2003) Results of the double switch operation
for congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 24(1):11-9, discussion 19-20, 2003 Jul.
Lupinetti FM, Duncan BW, Lewin M, Dyamenahalli U, Rosenthal GL. (2003) Comparison of autograft and allograft aortic valve replacement in children. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 126(1):240-6, 2003 Jul.
Duncan BW, Mee RBB, Prieto LR, Rosenthal GL, Mesia CI, Qureshi A, et al. (2003) Staged repair of tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia and major aortopulmonary collateral arteries. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 126(3):694-702, 2003 Sep.
Woods RK, Dyamenahalli U, Duncan BW, Rosenthal GL, Lupinetti FM. Comparison of extracardiac Fontan techniques: pedicled pericardial tunnel versus conduit reconstruction. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 125(3):465-71, 2003 Mar.
Thayu M, Chandler WL, Jelacic S, Gordon CA, Rosenthal GL, Tarr PI. Cardiac ischemia during hemolytic uremic syndrome. Pediatr Nephrol 18(3):286-9, 2003 Mar.
Allpress AL, Rosenthal GL, Goodrich KM, Zerr DM. Risk factors for surgical site infections after pediatric cardiovascular surgery. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2004 Mar;23(3):231-4.
Balaguru D, Anderson RH, Rosenthal GL, Cook AC, Radtke WA. Predictors of residual defects following closure of defects in the oval fossa using the Amplatzer device: echocardiography recapitulates morphometry. Cardiol Young. 2003 Aug;13(4):352-60.
Myhre U, Duncan BW, Mee RBB, Joshi R, Seshadri SG, Herrera-Verdugo O, Rosenthal GL. Apical right ventriculotomy for closure of apical ventricular septal defects. Ann Thorac Surg 2004 July;78(1):204-8.
Snyder CS, Bricker JT, Fenrich AL, Friedman RA, Rosenthal GL, Johnsrude CL, Kertesz C, Kertesz NJ. Can pediatric residents interpret electrocardiograms? Pediatr Cardiol 2005; 26(4): 396-9.
Quader MA, Rosenthal GL, Qureshi AM, Mee RBB, Mumtaz MA, Joshi R, Duncan BW. Aortic valve repair for congenital abnormalities of the aortic valve. Heart Lung Circ 2006; 15(4): 248-55.
Snyder CS, Cannon B, Rosenthal GL, Moltedo J, Fenrich AL. Can pediatric electrophysiologists safely perform electrophysiology studies on adults with congenital heart disease? The Ochsner Journal 2007 Spring, 7(1): 16-19.
Moltedo JM, Rosenthal GL, Delaney J, Mello D, Snyder CS. The utility and safety of temporary pacing wires in postoperative patients with congenital heart disease. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 134(2):515-16, 2007 Aug.
Mumtaz MA, Rosenthal GL, Qureshi A, Prieto LR, Preminger T, Lorber R, Latson L, Duncan B. Melbourne shunt promotes growth of diminutive central pulmonary arteries in patients with pulmonary atresia, VSD and systemic-to-pulmonary collateral arteries. Accepted for publication in Ann Thorac Surg, 2008.
Bryant III R, Rajeswaran J, Duncan BW, Rosenthal GL, Mumtaz MA, Mohan U. Success and limitations of right ventricular sinus myectomy for pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, 2008 Sep;136(3):735-42. Epub 2008 Jun 9.
Sudhir MK, Richards N, Lorber R, Rosenthal GL. Abdominal Obesity, Waist Circumference, Body Mass Index, and Echocardiographic Measures in Children and Adolescents. Congenital Heart Dis. 2009;4:338-347.
Kugler JD, Beekman III RH, Rosenthal GL, Jenkins KJ, Klitzner TS, Martin GR, Neish SR, Lannon C. Development of a Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Collaborative: From Inception to Implementation. From the Joint Council on Congenital Heart Disease Quality Improvement Task Force. Congenital Heart Dis. 2009; 4:318-328.
Douglas PS, Hendel RC, Cummings JE, Dent JM, Hodgson JM, Hoffmann U, Horn RJ 3rd, Hundley WG, Kahn CE Jr, Martin CR, Masoudi FA, Peterson ED, Rosenthal GL, Solomon H, Stillman AE, Teague SD, Thomas JD, Tilkemeier PL, Weigold WG. ACCF/ACR/AHA/ASE/ASNC/HRS/NASCI/RSNA/SAIP/SCAI/SCCT/SCMR 2008 Health Policy Statement on Structured Reporting in Cardiovascular Imaging. Endorsed by the Society of Nuclear Medicine. Circulation. 2009 Jan 6:119(a): 187-200.
Dai S, Harrist RB, Rosenthal GL, Labarthe DR. Effects of body size and body fatness on left ventricular mass in children and adolescents: Project HeartBeat. Am J Prev Med. 2009 Jul;37 (1 Suppl):S97-104.
Mehta SK, Richards N, Lorber R, Rosenthal GL. Abdominal obesity, waist circumference, body mass index, and echocardiographic measures in children and adolescents. Congenit Heart Dis. 2009 September-October; 4(5): 338-47
Anand RG, Rosenthal GL, Van Hare GF, Snyder CS. Is the mechanism of supraventricular tachycardia in pediatrics influenced by age, gender or ethnicity? Congenit Heart Dis. 2009 Nov; 4(6): 464-8.
Baker-Smith CM, Neish SR, Klitzner TS, Beekman RH, Kugler JD, Martin GR, Lannon C, Jenkins JG, Rosenthal GL; for the Joint Council on Congenital Heart Disease National Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Collaborative (NPC-QIC). Variation in Postoperative Care following Stage 1 Palliation for Single-ventricle Patients: A Report from the Joint Council on Congenital Heart Disease National Quality Improvement Collaborative. Congenit Heart Dis. 2011 March;6(2): 116-127
Brown DW, Connor JA, Pigula FA, Usmani K, Klitzner TS, Beekman Iii RH, Kugler JD, Martin GR, Neish SR, Rosenthal GL, Lannon C, Jenkins KJ; for the Joint Council on Congenital Heart Disease National Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Collaborative (NPC-QIC). Variation in Preoperative and Intraoperative Care for First-stage Palliation of Single-ventricle Heart Disease: A Report from the Joint Council on Congenital Heart Disease National Quality Improvement Collaborative. Congenit Heart Dis. 2011 Mar; 6(2): 108-115.
Schidlow DN, Anderson JB, Klitzner TS, Beekman Iii RH, Jenkins KJ, Kugler JD, Martin GR, Neish SR, Rosenthal GL, Lannon C; for the Joint Council on Congenital Heart Disease National Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Collaborative (NPC-QIC). Variation in Interstage Outpatient Care after the Norwood Procedure: A Report from the Joint Council on Congenital Heart Disease National Quality Improvement Collaborative. Congenit Heart Dis. 2011 Mar;6(2): 98-107.
Feinstein JA, Benson DW, Dubin AM, Cohen MS, Maxey DM, Mahle WT, Pahl E, VillafaÃ±e J, Bhatt AB, Peng LF, Johnson BA, Marsden AL, Daniels CJ, Rudd NA, Caldarone CA, Mussatto KA, Morales DL, Ivy DD, Gaynor JW, Tweddell JS, Deal BJ, Furck AK, Rosenthal GL, Ohye RG, Ghanayem NS, Cheatham JP, Tworetzky W, Martin GR. Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome: Current Considerations and Expectations. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 Jan 3;59(1 Suppl):S1-S42.
Books, Book Chapters
Rosenthal GL. An analysis of vital statistics measures of maternal and infant health in rural poor counties: United States, 1980-1983, Master's Thesis, Georgetown University, 109 pp. (1987).
Rosenthal GL. Fetal growth in infants with cardiovascular malformations, Doctoral Dissertation, University of Maryland Graduate School, 375 pp. (1992).
Rosenthal GL, JT Bricker. Research Design and Analysis. In: The Science and Practice of Pediatric Cardiology, Second Edition. Bricker JT, Garson A, Fisher DJ, Neish SR (Eds). Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, Maryland (1997).
Rosenthal GL. Prevalence and Risk Factors. In: The Science and Practice of Pediatric Cardiology, Second Edition. Bricker JT, Garson A, Fisher DJ, Neish SR (Eds). Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, Maryland (1997).
Rosenthal GL. Review of Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care (Eds. Chang AC, Hanley FL, Wernofsky G, and Wessel DL) for Doody’s Health Sciences Book Review Journal, 10/27/98, Doody Publishing (http://www.doody.com)
Rosenthal GL. TA Vargo. Cardiac Output Determination. In: Oski’s Pediatrics: Principles and Practice, 3rd Edition. McMillian et al. (Eds.) Lippincott-Raven Publishers (1999).