Michelle Gurvitz, MD

Co-Director, BACH research

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

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Medical Services


  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Cardiology


  • Cardiology


  • English


  • Cardiac Inpatient Unit
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Experience and Education


Undergraduate Degree

University of Michigan, 1991

Ann Arbor, MI

Medical Degree

University of California, David Geffen School of Medicine, 1995

Los Angeles, CA


Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 1999

Los Angeles, CA


Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA, 2003

Los Angeles, CA

Graduate School

University of California Los Angeles School of Public Health, 2005

Los Angeles, CA


  • American Board of Pediatrics

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

  • American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Adult Congenital Heart Disease

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


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  1. 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.
  2. 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. 2017 Dec 21.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
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  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Gurvitz M, Saidi A. Transition in congenital heart disease: it takes a village. Heart. 2014 Jul; 100(14):1075-6.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. Marelli AJ, Gurvitz M. From numbers to guidelines. Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2011 Jan-Feb; 53(4):239-46.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. Eisses M, Verma S, Gurvitz M, Joffe DC. Echo rounds: intramural left coronary artery. Anesth Analg. 2010 Aug; 111(2):354-7.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. Stout K, Gurvitz M. Distorted cardiac anatomy: the congenital (R)evolution. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2009 Feb; 22(2):141-4.
  38. Joffe D, Gurvitz M, Oxorn D. An unusual presentation in a patient with Shone's anomaly. Anesth Analg. 2008 Dec; 107(6):1825-7.
  39. 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.
  40. Chang RK, Gurvitz M, Rodriguez S. Missed diagnosis of critical congenital heart disease. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2008 Oct; 162(10):969-74.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. Gurvitz M, Stout K. Ebstein's anomaly of the tricuspid valve. Curr Cardiol Rep. 2007 Jul; 9(4):336-42.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
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