Elizabeth DeWitt

Elizabeth DeWitt, MD

Staff Physician

Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

"Applying my education and training to help relieve a family’s anxiety in this manner is one of the most fulfilling aspects of my job."

Medical Services

Specialties

  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Arrhythmia
  • Ablation
  • Pacemaker
  • Cardiology

Departments

  • Cardiology

Programs

  • Electrophysiology Service
  • Cardiovascular Program
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Elizabeth DeWitt

Being told your child has a heart problem, no matter how simple or complex, is overwhelming information for a parent to hear.  

One of my most important roles as a physician caring for patients with heart disease is to educate patients and their families about their condition.  Applying my education and training to help relieve a family’s anxiety in this manner is one of the most fulfilling aspects of my job.

Experience and Education

Education

Medical School

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2005-2009

Bronx, NY

Internship

Boston Children's Hospital/Boston Medical Center, 2009-2010

Boston, MA

Residency

Boston Children's Hospital/Boston Medical Center, 2010-2012

Boston, MA

Fellowship

Boston Children's Hospital, 2012-2015

Boston, MA

Senior Fellowship

Boston Children's Hospital, 2015-2016

Boston, MA

Certifications

  • Pediatrics

Professional History

Dr. DeWitt completed medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY, and then came to the Boston Combined Residency Program at Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center, where she completed internship and residency in Pediatrics.  She then stayed on for categorical cardiology fellowship, during which time she served as Chief Fellow. She then completed advanced training in electrophysiology at Boston Children’s Hospital.  Dr. DeWitt is currently a member of the Electrophysiology Division at Boston Children’s Hospital.  She takes care of patients with heart rhythm disorders, in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.  She also performs arrhythmia ablations and pacemaker/ defibrillator and implantable loop recorder implants.   Recent research has focused on the ongoing clinical consequences of ICD therapy, and on initial management strategies in adults with repaired congenital heart disease and atrial tachycardia.  In addition, she has used an animal model to evaluate the physiologic effects of intravenous anti-arrhythmic therapy and inotropic agents on isolated hearts.

Publications

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  1. DeWitt ES, Black KJ, Kheir JN. Rodent Working Heart Model for the Study of Myocardial Performance and Oxygen Consumption. J Vis Exp. 2016; (114).
  2. DeWitt ES, Black KJ, Thiagarajan RR, DiNardo JA, Colan SD, McGowan FX, Kheir JN. Effects of commonly used inotropes on myocardial function and oxygen consumption under constant ventricular loading conditions. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2016 Jul 1; 121(1):7-14.
  3. DeWitt ES, Triedman JK, Cecchin F, Mah DY, Abrams DJ, Walsh EP, Gauvreau K, Alexander ME. Time dependence of risks and benefits in pediatric primary prevention implantable cardioverter-defibrillator therapy. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2014 Dec; 7(6):1057-63.
  4. DeWitt ES, Abrams DJ. Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators in children. Arch Dis Child. 2015 Mar; 100(3):265-70.
  5. DeWitt ES, DiMichele DM, Larsen K, Pass RH. Successful cryoablation of atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia in a child with hemophilia A. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2010 Jul; 32(5):404-6.
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