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Ronald  Lacro, MD

Department: Cardiology
Research Centers: Cardiology Research Center
Hospital Title: Cardiologist
Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Research Area: Noninvasive cardiology

Research Overview 

Ron Lacro is trained in dysmorphology/clinical genetics as well as pediatric cardiology. As a result, his research interests lie at the intersection of these two disciplines. He is particularly interested in the pathogenesis of congenital cardiovascular malformations and, clinically, on evaluating the management of patients with multiple malformation syndromes such as Williams snydrome and Marfan syndrome and other connective tissue disorders. 

About Ronald Lacro 

Ronald Lacro received his MD from Northwestern University Medical School. He completed an internship, residency, and fellowship in dysmorpholog/genetics at University of California Medical Center, San Diego, and a fellowship in cardiology at Boston Children's Hospital.

Key Publications

  • Lacro RV. Genetics of congenital cardiovascular malformations. In: Allan L, Hornberger LK, Sharland G eds. Textbook of fetal echocardiography. London: Greenwich Medical Media, 2000.
  • Lacro RV. Marfan syndrome and related disorders of fibrillin. In: Berul CI and Towbin JA eds. Molecular genetics of cardiac electrophysiology. Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000.
  • Lacro RV. Genetics, tetralogy and syndromes of congenital heart disease. In Freedom R ed. Volume I: Congenital heart disease. In Braunwald E, ed. Atlas of heart diseases. Philadelphia: Current Medicine 1997:2.1-

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