EDUCATION

Medical School

  • Medical College of Wisconsin , 2000 , Milwaukee , WI

Residency

  • Tulane/Ochsner/Charity Hospital , 2003 , New Orleans , LA

Fellowship

  • Children's Hospital Colorado , 2006 , Denver , CO

Fellowship

  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2007 , Boston , MA

Philosophy of Care

It is a pleasure and an honor to care for children with heart disease, and to watch their lives transformed by medical treatment. My patients and their parents are some of the most courageous and amazing people I have ever met.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Dr. Beroukhim specializes in pediatric cardiology at Boston Children’s Hospital. Her major clinical interests focus on non-invasive imaging of congenital heart disease, including assessment of heart defects by echocardiography, magnetic resonance imaging, and cardiac CT. In this role, she is a member of the complex biventricular repair and coronary artery programs at Boston Children’s Hospital. Rebecca is nationally and internationally known for her work in the field of pediatric cardiac tumors, and is the co-director of the cardiac tumors program. Her main research efforts are aimed at advancing care for patients with cardiac tumors. Because cardiac tumors are rare and in some cases even coming to a correct diagnosis is challenging, this type of research relies on collaboration with other institutions throughout the United States and abroad. Furthermore she works closely with providers outside of Boston to care for patients, whether that involves staying locally or traveling to Boston.

"It is a pleasure and an honor to care for children with heart disease, and to watch their lives transformed by medical treatment. My patients and their parents are some of the most courageous and amazing people I have ever met. Congenital heart disease has fascinated me since my early days of medical school - since that time, pediatric cardiology has proven to be an even more exciting field as I have watched the development of new breakthroughs and treatments over the years. In my role as co-director of the Cardiac Tumors Program, I work with a world-class team to advance the field of pediatric cardiac tumors. Our mission is not only to provide the highest possible quality of care, but also to lead research and discovery, and to educate our community."

CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Super Glenn for staged biventricular repair: impact on left ventricular growth? Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 Sep 11; 60(3):534-541. View abstract
  2. Accuracy of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging Diagnosis of Pediatric Cardiac Masses: A Multicenter Study. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2021 Aug 11. View abstract
  3. Prognostic Significance of Computed Tomography Findings in Pulmonary Vein Stenosis. Children (Basel). 2021 May 17; 8(5). View abstract
  4. One and One-Half Ventricle Repair: Role for Restricting Antegrade Pulmonary Blood Flow. Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 May 05. View abstract
  5. Biventricular conversion after Fontan completion: A preliminary experience. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 May 04. View abstract
  6. Risk Factors for Left Ventricular Dysfunction Following Surgical Management of Cardiac Fibroma. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2021 02; 14(2):e011748. View abstract
  7. Effect of In Utero Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug Therapy for Severe Ebstein Anomaly or Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia (NSAID Therapy for Fetal Ebstein anomaly). Am J Cardiol. 2021 02 15; 141:106-112. View abstract
  8. Children at Risk: Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome and COVID-19. JACC Case Rep. 2020 Jul 15; 2(9):1271-1274. View abstract
  9. Impact of the cone operation on left ventricular size, function, and dyssynchrony in Ebstein anomaly: a cardiovascular magnetic resonance study. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2018 05 21; 20(1):32. View abstract
  10. Stillborn Infants: Associated Malformations. Birth Defects Res. 2018 01; 110(2):114-121. View abstract
  11. Kawasaki disease with giant coronary artery aneurysms. Coron Artery Dis. 2017 Mar; 28(2):177-179. View abstract
  12. Perinatal outcome after prenatal diagnosis of single-ventricle cardiac defects. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Jun; 45(6):657-63. View abstract
  13. Ebstein anomaly: assessment, management, and timing of intervention. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2014 Oct; 16(10):338. View abstract
  14. Cardiac paraganglioma in an adolescent. Circulation. 2012 Feb 07; 125(5):e322-4. View abstract
  15. Characterization of cardiac tumors in children by cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging: a multicenter experience. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011 Aug 30; 58(10):1044-54. View abstract
  16. An echocardiographic model predicting severity of aortic regurgitation in congenital heart disease. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2010 Sep; 3(5):542-9. View abstract
  17. Echocardiographic features of double-outlet right atrium and straddling tricuspid valve with intact ventricular septum: a rare cardiac anomaly associated with pulmonary atresia and single coronary artery ostium. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2010 May; 23(5):580.e5-10. View abstract
  18. Outcomes after anatomic repair for d-transposition of the great arteries with left ventricular outflow tract obstruction. Circulation. 2009 Sep 15; 120(11 Suppl):S53-8. View abstract
  19. Feasibility of dobutamine stress cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging in children. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2009 Feb; 29(2):313-9. View abstract
  20. Importance of the clinical recognition of Loeys-Dietz syndrome in the neonatal period. Pediatrics. 2007 May; 119(5):e1199-202. View abstract
  21. Surgical correction of mitral valve prolapse : a cure for recurrent ventricular tachycardia in Marfan syndrome? Pediatr Cardiol. 2006 Nov-Dec; 27(6):755-8. View abstract
  22. Comparison of the pattern of aortic dilation in children with the Marfan's syndrome versus children with a bicuspid aortic valve. Am J Cardiol. 2006 Oct 15; 98(8):1094-5. View abstract
  23. Progression of aortic dilation in children with a functionally normal bicuspid aortic valve. Am J Cardiol. 2006 Sep 15; 98(6):828-30. View abstract
  24. Neonatal thyrotoxicosis and conjugated hyperbilirubinemia. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2003 Jun; 13(6):426-8. View abstract