Joan LaRovere MD

Joan M. LaRovere, MD

Attending, Cardiovascular Critical Care

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

    Contact: 617-355-7866
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Medical Services


  • Critical Care
  • Cardiology


  • Cardiology


  • Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
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Experience and Education


Undergraduate School

Harvard University, 1988

Cambridge, MA

Graduate School, MSc

University of St. Andrews, 1990

Medical School

Columbia University, 1993


Children's Hospital Boston, 1993-1994

Boston, MA


Children's Hospital Boston, 1994-1996

Boston, MA

Fellowship, Pediatric Intensive Care

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children, 1997-1999

London, UK



Publications powered by Harvard Catalyst Profiles
  1. Iliopoulos I, Branco RG, Brinkhuis N, Furck A, LaRovere J, Cooper DS, Pathan N. Mesenteric near-infrared spectroscopy and risk of gastrointestinal complications in infants undergoing surgery for congenital heart disease. Cardiol Young. 2016 Apr; 26(4):772-80.
  2. Balfour-Lynn RE, Marsh G, Gorayi D, Elahi E, LaRovere J. Non-invasive ventilation for children with acute respiratory failure in the developing world: literature review and an implementation example. Paediatr Respir Rev. 2014 Jun; 15(2):181-7.
  3. Desai AR, Branco RG, Comitis GA, Maiya S, Vyas DB, Vaz Silva P, Sethia B, Slavik Z, Larovere JM. Early postoperative outcomes following surgical repair of complete atrioventricular septal defects: is down syndrome a risk factor? Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2014 Jan; 15(1):35-41.
  4. Gardiner HM, Kovacevic A, van der Heijden LB, Pfeiffer PW, Franklin RC, Gibbs JL, Averiss IE, Larovere JM. Prenatal screening for major congenital heart disease: assessing performance by combining national cardiac audit with maternity data. Heart. 2014 Mar; 100(5):375-82.
  5. Laussen PC, Allan CK, Larovere JM. Risky business: human factors in critical care. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2011 Jul 01; 2(3):468-71.
  6. LaRovere JM, Jeffries HE, Sachdeva RC, Rice TB, Wetzel RC, Cooper DS, Bird GL, Ghanayem NS, Checchia PA, Chang AC, Wessel DL. Databases for assessing the outcomes of the treatment of patients with congenital and paediatric cardiac disease--the perspective of critical care. Cardiol Young. 2008 Dec; 18 Suppl 2:130-6.
  7. Davies J, Chaudry R, Larovere J, Hansell D, Dawson M, Abrahamson E. Cystic fibrosis presenting as acute upper airway obstruction. Thorax. 2006 Jan; 61(1):92.
  8. Marello K, LaRovere J, Sommerville J. Binding of Xenopus oocyte masking proteins to mRNA sequences. Nucleic Acids Res. 1992 Nov 11; 20(21):5593-600.
  9. Badger TM, Millard WJ, Owens SM, LaRovere J, O'Sullivan D. Effects of gonadal steroids on clearance of growth hormone at steady state in the rat. Endocrinology. 1991 Feb; 128(2):1065-72.
  10. Wierman ME, Gharib SD, Wang C, LaRovere JM, Badger TM, Chin WW. Divergent regulation of gonadotropin subunit mRNA levels by androgens in the female rat. Biol Reprod. 1990 Aug; 43(2):191-5.
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  12. Wierman ME, Gharib SD, LaRovere JM, Badger TM, Chin WW. Selective failure of androgens to regulate follicle stimulating hormone beta messenger ribonucleic acid levels in the male rat. Mol Endocrinol. 1988 Jun; 2(6):492-8.
  13. Hamilton AJ, Carr DB, LaRovere JM, Black PM. Endotoxic shock elicits greater endorphin secretion than hemorrhage. Circ Shock. 1986; 19(1):47-54.
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