EDUCATION

Undergraduate Degree

  • University of Michigan , 1991 , Ann Arbor , MI

Medical School

  • University of California, David Geffen School of Medicine , 1995 , Los Angeles , CA

Residency

  • Cedars Sinai Medical Center , 1999 , Los Angeles , CA

Fellowship

  • Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA , 2003 , Los Angeles , CA

Graduate Degree

  • University of California Los Angeles School of Public Health , 2005 , Los Angeles , CA

Philosophy of Care

With experience as both a pediatric and adult congenital cardiologist, I have had the privilege of caring for patients with congenital heart disease across the age spectrum. From neonates to those in their 70s and still going strong, I learn from my patients and their families every day. They constantly reinforce that care is not only about the heart condition, but about the person with the heart condition. Working with our BACH adult congenital team and other Heart Center teams, I strive to give my patients the best care available and to keep them as healthy as possible now and for the decades to come.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Dr. Gurvitz is an assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and a staff cardiologist with the Boston Adult Congenital Heart program at Boston Children’s Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Gurvitz is board certified in pediatrics, internal medicine and pediatric cardiology and has a Master’s degree in Health Services Research. Currently, Dr. Gurvitz divides her time between research, clinical care, and administrative activities. Dr. Gurvitz also sits on a number of committees and advisory boards regarding care of adults with CHD. These include the Medical Advisory Board of the Adult Congenital Heart Association, steering committee of the Congenital Heart Public Health Consortium, founding member of the Alliance for Adult Research in Congenital Cardiology, member of the adult congenital committees of the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Gurvitz also maintains an active clinical practice seeing adolescents and adults with congenital heart disease

CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Stout KK, Daniels CJ, Aboulhosn JA, Bozkurt B, Broberg CS, Colman JM, Crumb SR, Dearani JA, Fuller S, Gurvitz M, Khairy P, Landzberg MJ, Saidi A, Valente AM, Van Hare GF. 2018 AHA/ACC Guideline for the Management of Adults With Congenital Heart Disease: Executive Summary: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018 Aug 10. View abstract
  2. Stout KK, Daniels CJ, Aboulhosn JA, Bozkurt B, Broberg CS, Colman JM, Crumb SR, Dearani JA, Fuller S, Gurvitz M, Khairy P, Landzberg MJ, Saidi A, Valente AM, Van Hare GF. 2018 AHA/ACC Guideline for the Management of Adults With Congenital Heart Disease: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018 Aug 10. View abstract
  3. Wu FM, Opotowsky AR, Denhoff ER, Gongwer R, Gurvitz MZ, Landzberg MJ, Shafer KM, Valente AM, Uluer AZ, Rhodes J. A Pilot Study of Inspiratory Muscle Training to Improve Exercise Capacity in Patients with Fontan Physiology. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Jul 29. View abstract
  4. Pickard SS, Gauvreau K, Gurvitz M, Gagne JJ, Opotowsky AR, Jenkins KJ, Prakash A. Stroke in Adults With Coarctation of the Aorta: A National Population-Based Study. J Am Heart Assoc. 2018 Jun 01; 7(11). View abstract
  5. Landzberg MJ, Gurvitz M. Transition Education: Formative Steps, in Need of Direction. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018 Apr 24; 71(16):1778-1780. View abstract
  6. Hardy RY, Gurvitz M, Jackson JL, May S, Miller P, Daskalov R, Foster E. College students with congenital heart disease: A critical time for transition. J Am Coll Health. 2018 May-Jun; 66(4):324-328. View abstract
  7. Rajpal S, Alshawabkeh L, Almaddah N, Joyce CM, Shafer K, Gurvitz M, Waikar SS, Mc Causland FR, Landzberg MJ, Opotowsky AR. Association of Albuminuria With Major Adverse Outcomes in Adults With Congenital Heart Disease: Results From the Boston Adult Congenital Heart Biobank. JAMA Cardiol. 2018 Apr 01; 3(4):308-316. View abstract
  8. Wilson WM, Valente AM, Hickey EJ, Clift P, Burchill L, Emmanuel Y, Gibson P, Greutmann M, Grewal J, Grigg LE, Gurvitz M, Hickey K, Khairy P, Mayer JE, Teo E, Vonder Muhll I, Roche SL, Silversides CK, Wald RM. Outcomes of Patients With Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome Reaching Adulthood After Fontan Palliation: Multicenter Study. Circulation. 2018 Feb 27; 137(9):978-981. View abstract
  9. Daniels CJ, Bradley EA, Landzberg MJ, Aboulhosn J, Beekman RH, Book W, Gurvitz M, John A, John B, Marelli A, Marino BS, Minich LL, Poterucha JJ, Rand EB, Veldtman GR. Fontan-Associated Liver Disease: Proceedings from the American College of Cardiology Stakeholders Meeting, October 1 to 2, 2015, Washington DC. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Dec 26; 70(25):3173-3194. View abstract
  10. Cohen S, Liu A, Gurvitz M, Guo L, Therrien J, Laprise C, Kaufman JS, Abrahamowicz M, Marelli AJ. Exposure to Low-Dose Ionizing Radiation From Cardiac Procedures and Malignancy Risk in Adults With Congenital Heart Disease. Circulation. 2018 Mar 27; 137(13):1334-1345. View abstract
  11. Chowdhury D, Gurvitz M, Marelli A, Anderson J, Baker-Smith C, Diab KA, Edwards TC, Hougen T, Jedeikin R, Johnson JN, Karpawich P, Lai W, Lu JC, Mitchell S, Newburger JW, Penny DJ, Portman MA, Satou G, Teitel D, Villafane J, Williams R, Jenkins K. Development of Quality Metrics in Ambulatory Pediatric Cardiology. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Feb 07; 69(5):541-555. View abstract
  12. Jorina M, Cammaerts A, Singer J, Ozonoff A, Chan E, Antonelli R, Gurvitz M, Jenkins K. Advancing the Measurement of Care Coordination in Pediatric Behavioral Health. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2016 Oct; 37(8):674-84. View abstract
  13. Gurvitz M, Ionescu-Ittu R, Guo L, Eisenberg MJ, Abrahamowicz M, Pilote L, Marelli AJ. Prevalence of Cancer in Adults With Congenital Heart Disease Compared With the General Population. Am J Cardiol. 2016 Dec 01; 118(11):1742-1750. View abstract
  14. Gurvitz M, Burns KM, Brindis R, Broberg CS, Daniels CJ, Fuller SM, Honein MA, Khairy P, Kuehl KS, Landzberg MJ, Mahle WT, Mann DL, Marelli A, Newburger JW, Pearson GD, Starling RC, Tringali GR, Valente AM, Wu JC, Califf RM. Emerging Research Directions in Adult Congenital Heart Disease: A Report From an NHLBI/ACHA Working Group. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016 Apr 26; 67(16):1956-64. View abstract
  15. Beauséjour Ladouceur V, Lawler PR, Gurvitz M, Pilote L, Eisenberg MJ, Ionescu-Ittu R, Guo L, Marelli AJ. Exposure to Low-Dose Ionizing Radiation From Cardiac Procedures in Patients With Congenital Heart Disease: 15-Year Data From a Population-Based Longitudinal Cohort. Circulation. 2016 Jan 05; 133(1):12-20. View abstract
  16. Porras D, Gurvitz M, Marshall AC, Emani SM. Hybrid Approach for Off-Pump Pulmonary Valve Replacement in Patients With a Dilated Right Ventricular Outflow Tract. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Nov; 100(5):e99-101. View abstract
  17. Shafer K, Gurvitz M. Evaluation of Health Care Quality in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease. Cardiol Clin. 2015 Nov; 33(4):635-41, ix-x. View abstract
  18. Broberg C, Sklenar J, Burchill L, Daniels C, Marelli A, Gurvitz M. Feasibility of Using Electronic Medical Record Data for Tracking Quality Indicators in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease. Congenit Heart Dis. 2015 Nov-Dec; 10(6):E268-77. View abstract
  19. Landzberg MJ, Gurvitz M. Survival of adults with ASD2: a call for a longitudinal clinical registry. Eur Heart J. 2015 Aug 14; 36(31):2036-2038. View abstract
  20. Broberg CS, Mitchell J, Rehel S, Grant A, Gianola A, Beninato P, Winter C, Verstappen A, Valente AM, Weiss J, Zaidi A, Earing MG, Cook S, Daniels C, Webb G, Khairy P, Marelli A, Gurvitz MZ, Sahn DJ. Electronic medical record integration with a database for adult congenital heart disease: Early experience and progress in automating multicenter data collection. Int J Cardiol. 2015 Oct 01; 196:178-82. View abstract
  21. Stout K, Valente AM, Bartz PJ, Cook S, Gurvitz M, Saidi A, Ross RD. Task Force 6: Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Training in Adult Congenital Heart Disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Aug 11; 66(6):723-31. View abstract
  22. Stout K, Valente AM, Bartz PJ, Cook S, Gurvitz M, Saidi A, Ross RD. Task Force 6: Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Training in Adult Congenital Heart Disease. SPCTPD/ACC/AAP/AHA. Circulation. 2015 Aug 11; 132(6):e91-8. View abstract
  23. Ross RD, Brook M, Feinstein JA, Koenig P, Lang P, Spicer R, Vincent JA, Lewis AB, Martin GR, Bartz PJ, Fischbach PS, Fulton DR, Matherne GP, Reinking B, Srivastava S, Printz B, Geva T, Shirali GS, Weinberg P, Wong PC, Armsby LB, Vincent RN, Foerster SR, Holzer RJ, Moore JW, Marshall AC, Latson L, Dubin AM, Walsh EP, Franklin W, Kanter RJ, Saul JP, Shah MJ, Van Hare GF, Feltes TF, Roth SJ, Almodovar MC, Andropoulos DB, Bohn DJ, Costello JM, Gajarski RJ, Mott AR, Stout K, Valente AM, Cook S, Gurvitz M, Saidi A, Webber SA, Hsu DT, Ivy DD, Kulik TJ, Pahl E, Rosenthal DN, Morrow R, Mahle WT, Murphy AM, Li JS, Law YM, Newburger JW, Daniels SR, Bernstein D, Marino BS. 2015 SPCTPD/ACC/AAP/AHA Training Guidelines for Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Programs (Revision of the 2005 Training Guidelines for Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Programs). J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Mar 13. View abstract
  24. Nguyen LT, Maul TM, Hindes M, Daniels CJ, Gurvitz M, Cook SC. Current and future status of adult congenital training in North America. Am J Cardiol. 2015 Apr 15; 115(8):1151-3. View abstract
  25. Rozenblum R, Gianola A, Ionescu-Ittu R, Verstappen A, Landzberg M, Gurvitz M, Jenkins K, Bates DW, Marelli AJ. Clinicians' perspectives on patient satisfaction in adult congenital heart disease clinics--a dimension of health care quality whose time has come. Congenit Heart Dis. 2015 Mar-Apr; 10(2):128-36. View abstract
  26. Gurvitz M, Saidi A. Transition in congenital heart disease: it takes a village. Heart. 2014 Jul; 100(14):1075-6. View abstract
  27. Cotts T, Khairy P, Opotowsky AR, John AS, Valente AM, Zaidi AN, Cook SC, Aboulhosn J, Ting JG, Gurvitz M, Landzberg MJ, Verstappen A, Kay J, Earing M, Franklin W, Kogon B, Broberg CS. Clinical research priorities in adult congenital heart disease. Int J Cardiol. 2014 Feb 15; 171(3):351-60. View abstract
  28. Ruys TP, Roos-Hesselink JW, Hall R, Subirana-Domènech MT, Grando-Ting J, Estensen M, Crepaz R, Fesslova V, Gurvitz M, De Backer J, Johnson MR, Pieper PG. Heart failure in pregnant women with cardiac disease: data from the ROPAC. Heart. 2014 Feb; 100(3):231-8. View abstract
  29. Gurvitz M, Marelli A, Mangione-Smith R, Jenkins K. Building quality indicators to improve care for adults with congenital heart disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013 Dec 10; 62(23):2244-53. View abstract
  30. Oster ME, Riehle-Colarusso T, Simeone RM, Gurvitz M, Kaltman JR, McConnell M, Rosenthal GL, Honein MA. Public health science agenda for congenital heart defects: report from a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention experts meeting. J Am Heart Assoc. 2013 Aug 28; 2(5):e000256. View abstract
  31. Valente AM, Landzberg MJ, Gianola A, Harmon AJ, Cook S, Ting JG, Stout K, Kuehl K, Khairy P, Kay JD, Earing M, Houser L, Broberg C, Milliren C, Opotowsky AR, Webb G, Verstappen A, Gurvitz M. Improving heart disease knowledge and research participation in adults with congenital heart disease (the Health, Education and Access Research Trial: HEART-ACHD). Int J Cardiol. 2013 Oct 09; 168(4):3236-40. View abstract
  32. Gurvitz M, Valente AM, Broberg C, Cook S, Stout K, Kay J, Ting J, Kuehl K, Earing M, Webb G, Houser L, Opotowsky A, Harmon A, Graham D, Khairy P, Gianola A, Verstappen A, Landzberg M. Prevalence and predictors of gaps in care among adult congenital heart disease patients: HEART-ACHD (The Health, Education, and Access Research Trial). J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013 May 28; 61(21):2180-4. View abstract
  33. Aboulhosn JA, Lluri G, Gurvitz MZ, Khairy P, Mongeon FP, Kay J, Valente AM, Earing MG, Opotowsky AR, Lui G, Gersony DR, Cook S, Child J, Ting J, Webb G, Landzberg M, Broberg CS. Left and right ventricular diastolic function in adults with surgically repaired tetralogy of Fallot: a multi-institutional study. Can J Cardiol. 2013 Jul; 29(7):866-72. View abstract
  34. Baraona F, Gurvitz M, Landzberg MJ, Opotowsky AR. Hospitalizations and mortality in the United States for adults with Down syndrome and congenital heart disease. Am J Cardiol. 2013 Apr 01; 111(7):1046-51. View abstract
  35. Mongeon FP, Gurvitz MZ, Broberg CS, Aboulhosn J, Opotowsky AR, Kay JD, Valente AM, Earing MG, Lui GK, Fernandes SM, Gersony DR, Cook SC, Ting JG, Nickolaus MJ, Landzberg MJ, Khairy P. Aortic root dilatation in adults with surgically repaired tetralogy of fallot: a multicenter cross-sectional study. Circulation. 2013 Jan 15; 127(2):172-9. View abstract
  36. Sable C, Foster E, Uzark K, Bjornsen K, Canobbio MM, Connolly HM, Graham TP, Gurvitz MZ, Kovacs A, Meadows AK, Reid GJ, Reiss JG, Rosenbaum KN, Sagerman PJ, Saidi A, Schonberg R, Shah S, Tong E, Williams RG. Best practices in managing transition to adulthood for adolescents with congenital heart disease: the transition process and medical and psychosocial issues: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2011 Apr 05; 123(13):1454-85. View abstract
  37. Broberg CS, Aboulhosn J, Mongeon FP, Kay J, Valente AM, Khairy P, Earing MG, Opotowsky AR, Lui G, Gersony DR, Cook S, Ting JG, Webb G, Gurvitz MZ. Prevalence of left ventricular systolic dysfunction in adults with repaired tetralogy of fallot. Am J Cardiol. 2011 Apr 15; 107(8):1215-20. View abstract
  38. Marelli AJ, Gurvitz M. From numbers to guidelines. Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2011 Jan-Feb; 53(4):239-46. View abstract
  39. Khairy P, Aboulhosn J, Gurvitz MZ, Opotowsky AR, Mongeon FP, Kay J, Valente AM, Earing MG, Lui G, Gersony DR, Cook S, Ting JG, Nickolaus MJ, Webb G, Landzberg MJ, Broberg CS. Arrhythmia burden in adults with surgically repaired tetralogy of Fallot: a multi-institutional study. Circulation. 2010 Aug 31; 122(9):868-75. View abstract
  40. Valente AM, Bhatt AB, Cook S, Earing MG, Gersony DR, Aboulhosn J, Opotowsky AR, Lui G, Gurvitz M, Graham D, Fernandes SM, Khairy P, Webb G, Gerhard-Herman M, Landzberg MJ. The CALF (Congenital Heart Disease in Adults Lower Extremity Systemic Venous Health in Fontan Patients) study. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010 Jul 06; 56(2):144-50. View abstract
  41. Eisses M, Verma S, Gurvitz M, Joffe DC. Echo rounds: intramural left coronary artery. Anesth Analg. 2010 Aug; 111(2):354-7. View abstract
  42. Chang RK, Rodriguez S, Gurvitz MZ. Electrocardiogram screening of infants for long QT syndrome: survey of pediatric cardiologists in North America. J Electrocardiol. 2010 Jan-Feb; 43(1):4-7. View abstract
  43. Riegel B, Moser DK, Anker SD, Appel LJ, Dunbar SB, Grady KL, Gurvitz MZ, Havranek EP, Lee CS, Lindenfeld J, Peterson PN, Pressler SJ, Schocken DD, Whellan DJ. State of the science: promoting self-care in persons with heart failure: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2009 Sep 22; 120(12):1141-63. View abstract
  44. Stout K, Gurvitz M. Distorted cardiac anatomy: the congenital (R)evolution. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2009 Feb; 22(2):141-4. View abstract
  45. Joffe D, Gurvitz M, Oxorn D. An unusual presentation in a patient with Shone's anomaly. Anesth Analg. 2008 Dec; 107(6):1825-7. View abstract
  46. Huehnergarth KV, Gurvitz M, Stout KK, Otto CM. Repaired tetralogy of Fallot in the adult: monitoring and management. Heart. 2008 Dec; 94(12):1663-9. View abstract
  47. Chang RK, Gurvitz M, Rodriguez S. Missed diagnosis of critical congenital heart disease. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2008 Oct; 162(10):969-74. View abstract
  48. Khairy P, Hosn JA, Broberg C, Cook S, Earing M, Gersony D, Kay J, Landzberg MJ, Nickolaus MJ, Opotowsky S, Valente AM, Warnes C, Webb G, Gurvitz MZ. Multicenter research in adult congenital heart disease. Int J Cardiol. 2008 Sep 26; 129(2):155-9. View abstract
  49. Joffe D, Gurvitz M, Stout K. Considerations of a one-and-one-half ventricle repair in a 47-year-old patient. Congenit Heart Dis. 2008 Jan-Feb; 3(1):69-72. View abstract
  50. Mitropoulos FA, Laks H, Kapadia N, Gurvitz M, Levi D, Williams R, Plunkett M. Intraoperative pulmonary artery stenting: an alternative technique for the management of pulmonary artery stenosis. Ann Thorac Surg. 2007 Oct; 84(4):1338-41; discussion 1342. View abstract
  51. Gurvitz M, Stout K. Ebstein's anomaly of the tricuspid valve. Curr Cardiol Rep. 2007 Jul; 9(4):336-42. View abstract
  52. Gurvitz MZ, Inkelas M, Lee M, Stout K, Escarce J, Chang RK. Changes in hospitalization patterns among patients with congenital heart disease during the transition from adolescence to adulthood. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2007 Feb 27; 49(8):875-82. View abstract
  53. Chang RR, Gurvitz M, Rodriguez S, Hong E, Klitzner TS. Current practice of exercise stress testing among pediatric cardiology and pulmonology centers in the United States. Pediatr Cardiol. 2006 Jan-Feb; 27(1):110-116. View abstract
  54. Gurvitz MZ, Chang RK, Ramos FJ, Allada V, Child JS, Klitzner TS. Variations in adult congenital heart disease training in adult and pediatric cardiology fellowship programs. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2005 Sep 06; 46(5):893-8. View abstract
  55. Gurvitz M, Chang RK, Drant S, Allada V. Frequency of aortic root dilation in children with a bicuspid aortic valve. Am J Cardiol. 2004 Nov 15; 94(10):1337-40. View abstract
  56. Weinstein RE, Gurvitz M, Greenberg D, Weinstein A, Solomon W, Subbaiah P, Pieper DR. Altered cerebral dominance in atopy and in children of asthmatic mothers. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 1992 Apr 15; 650:25-9. View abstract