ABOUT THE RESEARCHER

BACKGROUND

Alessandra M. Ferraro received her MD from University of Rome “Sapienza”, Italy. She joined the Cardiology Department at Boston Children’s Hospital in 2017 where she is currently working as a Research Fellow. Her research focuses on 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional pediatric echocardiography, with particular interest in speckle tracking echocardiography and 3-dimensional cardiac volumes quantification.

Alessandra is a Board Member of the BCH Postdoc Association since March 2021 and she is part of the Career Development Committee of the Postdoc Association. Alessandra notes interest in cooking, traveling, photography, and hiking.

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Normal Left Ventricular Systolic and Diastolic Strain Rate Values in Children Derived from Two-Dimensional Speckle-Tracking Echocardiography. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2021 12; 34(12):1303-1315.e3. View abstract
  2. A multicenter study of three-dimensional echocardiographic evaluation of normal pediatric left ventricular volumes and function. Echocardiography. 2021 04; 38(4):641-645. View abstract
  3. Detailed Assessment of Left Ventricular Function in Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children, Using Strain Analysis. CJC Open. 2021 Jul; 3(7):880-887. View abstract
  4. Autologous mitochondrial transplantation for cardiogenic shock in pediatric patients following ischemia-reperfusion injury. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Sep; 162(3):992-1001. View abstract
  5. Speckle tracking echocardiographically-based analysis of ventricular strain in children: an intervendor comparison. Cardiovasc Ultrasound. 2020 May 21; 18(1):15. View abstract
  6. Normal Values for Left Ventricular Strain and Synchrony in Children Based on Speckle Tracking Echocardiography. Am J Cardiol. 2019 05 01; 123(9):1546-1554. View abstract