Joshua D. Robinson, MD

Clinical and Community Trials
Contact: jdrobinson@luriechildrens.org

“For more than a decade, I have focused on improving the non-invasive diagnosis of heart disease in children. My goal is to reduce harm and improve outcomes in this vulnerable population.”

Research Interests

  • Multi-modality Cardiac Imaging
  • 4D Flow Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Multi-parametric Structure–Function Cardiac MRI

Biography

  • Attending Physician, Cardiology, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
  • Section Head, Cardiac Imaging, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
  • Director, Bicuspid Aortic Valve Program, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
  • Professor in Pediatrics and Radiology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

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Pediatric cardiologist Joshua Robinson, MD, is expanding the use of non-invasive cardiac imaging in patients with congenital and pediatric acquired heart disease to gain insights into mechanisms of disease progression, reduce the need for costly invasive procedures, and improve patient outcomes. His clinical practice and advocacy efforts focus on complex congenital heart disease, pediatric aortic valve disease and aortopathy, and improving the transition from pediatric to adult-centered healthcare. His research in assessment of congenital heart disease by functional 4D magnetic resonance imaging and other accelerated magnetic resonance techniques is currently funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association. Dr. Robinson is the Section Head of Cardiac Imaging and the Medical Director of the Bicuspid Aortic Valve Program at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance and serves on the Advisory Editorial Board for the journal Pediatric Cardiology.

Education and Background

  • Advanced Fellow in Non-invasive Imaging, Boston Children’s Hospital 2010
  • Advanced Fellow in Interventional Cardiology, Boston Children’s Hospital 2009
  • Fellow in Pediatric Cardiology, Children’s Hospital, Boston 2009
  • Chief Resident in Pediatrics, University of Chicago Medicine 2005
  • Resident in Pediatrics, University of Chicago Medicine 2004
  • MD, University of Chicago 2001
  • BA, Wabash College 1997

Featured Grants

Comprehensive Cardiac Structure-Function Analysis in Heart Transplantation

National Institutes of Health/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Functional Cardiovascular 4D MRI in Congenital Heart Disease

National Institutes of Health/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Patient Specific 4D Flow Modeling for Improved Management of Aortic Coarctation Repair

American Heart Association

Evaluation of Lomecel-B Injection in Patients with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome: A Phase IIb Clinical Trial (ELPIS II)

National Institutes of Health/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Autologous Cardiac Stem Cell Injection in Patients with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome: An Open Label Pilot Study (CHILD Study)

The Marcus Foundation (subaward)

FORCE (Fontan Outcomes Registry using CMR Examinations) Registry

Solving Single Ventricle Heart Disease Award

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