Robert L.  Geggel

Robert Geggel, MD

Senior Associate in Cardiology

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

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Medical Services


  • Cardiology


  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Program


  • Cardiology Outpatient Services
  • Cardiology Consultation Service
  • Preventive Cardiology Clinic
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Experience and Education



Yale College, 1974

New Haven , CT

Medical School

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1978

Philadelphia, PA


Boston Children's Hospital, 07/81 to 06/84

Boston, MA


Boston Children's Hospital, 07/78 to 06/79

Boston, MA


Boston Children's Hospital, 07/80 to 06/81

Boston, MA



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  1. Geggel RL. Clinical Detection of Hemodynamically Significant Isolated Secundum Atrial Septal Defect. J Pediatr. 2017 Nov; 190:261-264.e1.
  2. Kane DA, Friedman KG, Fulton DR, Geggel RL, Saleeb SF. Needles in Hay II: Detecting Cardiac Pathology by the Pediatric Chest Pain Standardized Clinical Assessment and Management Plan. Congenit Heart Dis. 2016 Sep; 11(5):396-402.
  3. Johnson LC, Lieberman E, O'Leary E, Geggel RL. Prenatal and newborn screening for critical congenital heart disease: findings from a nursery. Pediatrics. 2014 Nov; 134(5):916-22.
  4. Angoff GH, Kane DA, Giddins N, Paris YM, Moran AM, Tantengco V, Rotondo KM, Arnold L, Toro-Salazar OH, Gauthier NS, Kanevsky E, Renaud A, Geggel RL, Brown DW, Fulton DR. Regional implementation of a pediatric cardiology chest pain guideline using SCAMPs methodology. Pediatrics. 2013 Oct; 132(4):e1010-7.
  5. Dusenbery SM, Geva T, Seale A, Valente AM, Zhou J, Sena L, Geggel RL. Outcome predictors and implications for management of scimitar syndrome. Am Heart J. 2013 May; 165(5):770-7.
  6. Hasan BS, Bautista-Hernandez V, McElhinney DB, Salvin J, Laussen PC, Prakash A, Geggel RL, Pigula FA. Outcomes of transcatheter approach for initial treatment of pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2013 Jan 01; 81(1):111-8.
  7. Verghese GR, Friedman KG, Rathod RH, Meiri A, Saleeb SF, Graham DA, Geggel RL, Fulton DR. Resource Utilization Reduction for Evaluation of Chest Pain in Pediatrics Using a Novel Standardized Clinical Assessment and Management Plan (SCAMP). J Am Heart Assoc. 2012 Apr; 1(2).
  8. Friedman KG, Kane DA, Rathod RH, Renaud A, Farias M, Geggel R, Fulton DR, Lock JE, Saleeb SF. Management of pediatric chest pain using a standardized assessment and management plan. Pediatrics. 2011 Aug; 128(2):239-45.
  9. Robinson JD, Del Nido PJ, Geggel RL, Perez-Atayde AR, Lock JE, Powell AJ. Left ventricular diastolic heart failure in teenagers who underwent balloon aortic valvuloplasty in early infancy. Am J Cardiol. 2010 Aug 01; 106(3):426-9.
  10. Kane DA, Fulton DR, Saleeb S, Zhou J, Lock JE, Geggel RL. Needles in hay: chest pain as the presenting symptom in children with serious underlying cardiac pathology. Congenit Heart Dis. 2010 Jul-Aug; 5(4):366-73.
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  12. Banka P, Geva T, Powell AJ, Geggel R, Lahiri T, Valente AM. Images in cardiovascular medicine. Right aortic arch with aberrant left innominate artery: a rare vascular ring. Circulation. 2009 Jul 21; 120(3):264-5.
  13. Tzifa A, Gauvreau K, Geggel RL. Factors associated with development of atrial septal restriction in patients with tricuspid atresia involving the right-sided atrioventricular valve. Am Heart J. 2007 Dec; 154(6):1235-41.
  14. Tzifa A, Marshall AC, McElhinney DB, Lock JE, Geggel RL. Endovascular treatment for superior vena cava occlusion or obstruction in a pediatric and young adult population: a 22-year experience. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2007 Mar 06; 49(9):1003-9.
  15. Sutton N, Lock JE, Geggel RL. Cardiac catheterization in infants weighing less than 1,500 grams. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2006 Dec; 68(6):948-56.
  16. Geggel RL. Conditions leading to pediatric cardiology consultation in a tertiary academic hospital. Pediatrics. 2004 Oct; 114(4):e409-17.
  17. Allen J, Zwerdling R, Ehrenkranz R, Gaultier C, Geggel R, Greenough A, Kleinman R, Klijanowicz A, Martinez F, Ozdemir A, Panitch HB, Nickerson B, Stein MT, Tomezsko J, Van Der Anker J. Statement on the care of the child with chronic lung disease of infancy and childhood. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2003 Aug 01; 168(3):356-96.
  18. Rosales AM, Lock JE, Perry SB, Geggel RL. Interventional catheterization management of perioperative peripheral pulmonary stenosis: balloon angioplasty or endovascular stenting. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2002 Jun; 56(2):272-7.
  19. Geggel RL, Horowitz LM, Brown EA, Parsons M, Wang PS, Fulton DR. Parental anxiety associated with referral of a child to a pediatric cardiologist for evaluation of a Still's murmur. J Pediatr. 2002 Jun; 140(6):747-52.
  20. Feingold M, Geggel RL. Health supervision for children with Down syndrome. Pediatrics. 2001 Dec; 108(6):1384; author reply 1385.
  21. Geggel RL, Gauvreau K, Lock JE. Balloon dilation angioplasty of peripheral pulmonary stenosis associated with Williams syndrome. Circulation. 2001 May 01; 103(17):2165-70.
  22. Geggel RL, Perry SB, Blume ED, Baker CM. Left superior vena cava connection to unroofed coronary sinus associated with positional cyanosis: successful transcatheter treatment using Gianturco-Grifka vascular occlusion device. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 1999 Dec; 48(4):369-73.
  23. Geggel RL, Fulton DR, Rockenmacher S. Nonobstructive cor triatriatum in infancy. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 1999 Aug; 38(8):489-91.
  24. Geggel RL. Ebstein's anomaly associated with severe valvar pulmonary stenosis: successful palliation with balloon pulmonary valvuloplasty in an adult. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 1999 Apr; 46(4):441-4.
  25. Seirafi PA, Warner KG, Geggel RL, Payne DD, Cleveland RJ. Repair of coarctation of the aorta during infancy minimizes the risk of late hypertension. Ann Thorac Surg. 1998 Oct; 66(4):1378-82.
  26. Tarquino M, Geggel RL, Strauss RS, Rhodes J, Wunderlich B, Rohrer RJ. Treatment of pulmonary hypertension with inhaled nitric oxide during hepatic transplantation in an adolescent: reversibility of pulmonary hypertension after transplantation. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 1998 Aug; 37(8):505-9.
  27. Rhodes J, Dave A, Pulling MC, Geggel RL, Marx GR, Fulton DR, Hijazi ZM. Effect of pulmonary artery stenoses on the cardiopulmonary response to exercise following repair of tetralogy of Fallot. Am J Cardiol. 1998 May 15; 81(10):1217-9.
  28. Geggel RL, Hijazi ZM. Reduced incidence of ventricular ectopy with a 4F Halo catheter during pediatric cardiac catheterization. Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn. 1998 Jan; 43(1):55-7.
  29. Berul CI, Hill SL, Geggel RL, Hijazi ZM, Marx GR, Rhodes J, Walsh KA, Fulton DR. Electrocardiographic markers of late sudden death risk in postoperative tetralogy of Fallot children. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 1997 Dec; 8(12):1349-56.
  30. Rhodes J, Geggel RL, Marx GR, Bevilacqua L, Dambach YB, Hijazi ZM. Excessive anaerobic metabolism during exercise after repair of aortic coarctation. J Pediatr. 1997 Aug; 131(2):210-4.
  31. Evangelista JK, Hijazi ZM, Geggel RL, Oates E, Fulton DR. Effect of multiple coil closure of patent ductus arteriosus on blood flow to the left lung as determined by lung perfusion scans. Am J Cardiol. 1997 Jul 15; 80(2):242-4.
  32. Hijazi ZM, Geggel RL. Transcatheter closure of patent ductus arteriosus using coils. Am J Cardiol. 1997 May 01; 79(9):1279-80.
  33. Hijazi ZM, Abu Ata I, Kuhn MA, Cheatham JP, Latson L, Geggel RL. Balloon atrial septostomy using a new low-profile balloon catheter: initial clinical results. Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn. 1997 Feb; 40(2):187-90; discussion 191.
  34. Geggel RL. Update on the modified Fontan procedure. Curr Opin Cardiol. 1997 Jan; 12(1):51-62.
  35. Irons MB, Bianchi DW, Geggel RL, Marx GR, Bhan I. Possible new autosomal recessive syndrome of lymphedema, hydroceles, atrial septal defect, and characteristic facial changes. Am J Med Genet. 1996 Dec 02; 66(1):69-71.
  36. Hijazi ZM, Geggel RL. Transcatheter closure of large patent ductus arteriosus (&gt or = 4 mm) with multiple Gianturco coils: immediate and mid-term results. Heart. 1996 Dec; 76(6):536-40.
  37. Hijazi ZM, Lloyd TR, Beekman RH, Geggel RL. Transcatheter closure with single or multiple Gianturco coils of patent ductus arteriosus in infants weighing &lt or = 8 kg: retrograde versus antegrade approach. Am Heart J. 1996 Oct; 132(4):827-35.
  38. Geggel RL, Hijazi ZM, Rhodes J. Interventional cardiac catheterization therapy for combined coarctation of the aorta and patent ductus arteriosus: successful outcome in two infants. Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn. 1996 May; 38(1):67-70; discussion 71.
  39. Hijazi ZM, al-Fadley F, Geggel RL, Marx GR, Galal O, al-Halees Z, Abbag F, Fulton DR. Stent implantation for relief of pulmonary artery stenosis: immediate and short-term results. Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn. 1996 May; 38(1):16-23.
  40. Warner KG, Payne DD, Fulton DR, Geggel RL, Marx GR, Schwartz SL, Weintraub AR. Excision of a pulmonary valve abscess in a 61-year-old woman with single ventricle. Ann Thorac Surg. 1996 Jan; 61(1):213-5.
  41. Fulton DR, Geggel RL. In-hospital mortality for surgical repair of congenital heart defects: preliminary observations of variation by hospital caseload. Pediatrics. 1995 Nov; 96(5 Pt 1):980-1.
  42. Hijazi ZM, Geggel RL, al-Fadley F. Transcatheter closure of residual patent ductus arteriosus shunting after the Rashkind occluder device using single or multiple Gianturco coils. Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn. 1995 Nov; 36(3):255-8.
  43. Miller DS, Schwartz SL, Geggel RL, Smith JJ, Warner K, Pandian NG. Detection of partial anomalous right pulmonary venous return with an intact atrial septum by transesophageal echocardiography. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 1995 Nov-Dec; 8(6):924-7.
  44. Hijazi ZM, Geggel RL. Balloon angioplasty for postoperative recurrent coarctation of the aorta. J Interv Cardiol. 1995 Oct; 8(5):509-16.
  45. Hijazi ZM, Geggel RL. Results of anterograde transcatheter closure of patent ductus arteriosus using single or multiple Gianturco coils. Am J Cardiol. 1994 Nov 01; 74(9):925-9.
  46. Hijazi ZM, Geggel RL, Aronovitz MJ, Marx GR, Rhodes J, Fulton DR. A new low profile balloon atrial septostomy catheter: initial animal and clinical experience. J Invasive Cardiol. 1994 Jul-Aug; 6(6):209-12.
  47. Warner KG, Anderson JE, Fulton DR, Payne DD, Geggel RL, Marx GR. Restoration of the pulmonary valve reduces right ventricular volume overload after previous repair of tetralogy of Fallot. Circulation. 1993 Nov; 88(5 Pt 2):II189-97.
  48. Geggel RL. Scimitar syndrome associated with partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection at the supracardiac, cardiac, and infracardiac levels. Pediatr Cardiol. 1993 Oct; 14(4):234-7.
  49. Meissner HC, Fulton DR, Groothuis JR, Geggel RL, Marx GR, Hemming VG, Hougen T, Snydman DR. Controlled trial to evaluate protection of high-risk infants against respiratory syncytial virus disease by using standard intravenous immune globulin. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 1993 Aug; 37(8):1655-8.
  50. Geggel RL. Inhalational nitric oxide: a selective pulmonary vasodilator for treatment of persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn. J Pediatr. 1993 Jul; 123(1):76-9.
  51. Geggel RL, O'Brien JE, Feingold M. Development of valve dysfunction in adolescents and young adults with Down syndrome and no known congenital heart disease. J Pediatr. 1993 May; 122(5 Pt 1):821-3.
  52. Geggel RL. Supravalvar aortic stenosis: discordance in monozygotic twins and reduction in severity of obstruction during childhood. Pediatr Cardiol. 1992 Jul; 13(3):170-2.
  53. Geggel RL, Mayer JE, Fried R, Helgason H, Cook EF, Reid LM. Role of lung biopsy in patients undergoing a modified Fontan procedure. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1990 Mar; 99(3):451-9.
  54. Hu LM, Geggel R, Davies P, Reid L. The effect of heparin on the haemodynamic and structural response in the rat to acute and chronic hypoxia. Br J Exp Pathol. 1989 Apr; 70(2):113-24.
  55. Geggel RL, McInerny J, Estes NA. Transient neonatal ventricular tachycardia associated with maternal cocaine use. Am J Cardiol. 1989 Feb 01; 63(5):383-4.
  56. Geggel RL, Tucker L, Szer I. Postnatal progression from second- to third-degree heart block in neonatal lupus syndrome. J Pediatr. 1988 Dec; 113(6):1049-52.
  57. Geggel RL, Fulton DR, Chernoff HL, Cleveland R, Hougen TJ. Cor triatriatum associated with partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection to the coronary sinus: echocardiographic and angiocardiographic features. Pediatr Cardiol. 1987; 8(4):279-83.
  58. Geggel RL, Aronovitz MJ, Reid LM. Effects of chronic in utero hypoxemia on rat neonatal pulmonary arterial structure. J Pediatr. 1986 May; 108(5 Pt 1):756-9.
  59. Geggel RL, Murphy JD, Langleben D, Crone RK, Vacanti JP, Reid LM. Congenital diaphragmatic hernia: arterial structural changes and persistent pulmonary hypertension after surgical repair. J Pediatr. 1985 Sep; 107(3):457-64.
  60. Geggel RL, Reid LM. The structural basis of PPHN. Clin Perinatol. 1984 Oct; 11(3):525-49.
  61. Geggel RL, Fried R, Tuuri DT, Fyler DC, Reid LM. Congenital pulmonary vein stenosis: structural changes in a patient with normal pulmonary artery wedge pressure. J Am Coll Cardiol. 1984 Jan; 3(1):193-9.
  62. Geggel RL, Pereira GR, Spackman TJ. Fractured ribs: unusual presentation of rickets in premature infants. J Pediatr. 1978 Oct; 93(4):680-2.
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