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John P. Kovalchin, MD

John P. Kovalchin, MD

Contact Information

Cardiology
700 Children's Dr
Columbus, OH 43205 [ map ]
PH: (614) 722-2531
FX: (614) 722-2549

Location Information for Patients

Main Campus

Biography

John P. Kovalchin, MD, is Director of Echocardiography at The Heart Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Associate Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Kovalchin received his medical degree from the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. He completed his residency at Nationwide Children's Hospital and fellowships at Texas Children's Hospital and the University of California Medical Center Parnassus. He is certified in both Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatrics.

Gender:

  • Male

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Education and Training

Medical School

  • Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
    Date Completed: 05/31/1989

Residency

  • Nationwide Children's Hospital
    Date Completed: 06/30/1992

Fellowship

  • Texas Children's Hospital
    Date Completed: 06/30/1995

Fellowship

  • University of California Medical Center Parnassus
    Date Completed: 06/30/1996

Department:

  • Pediatrics

Section:

  • Cardiology

Specialty:

  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Pediatrics

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 09/29/2006

Publications

  • Moiduddin N, Texter KM, Cheatham JP, Chisolm JL, Kovalchin JP, Nicholson L, Belfrage KM, Janevski I, Cua CL. 2012. Strain Echocardiographic Assessment of Ventricular Function After Percutaneous Pulmonary Valve Implantation.  Congenital Heart Disease. Vol. 7, no. 4. (August): 361-371.
  • Egan MJ, Trask AJ, Baker PB, Lawrence J, Ladich E, Virmani R, Hill SL, Lucchesi PA, Galantowicz M, Cheatham JP, Kovalchin, JP. 2011. Histopathologic Evaluation of Patent Ductus Arteriosus Stents After Hybrid Palliation of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome.  Pediatric Cardiology. Vol. 4, no. 32. (April): 413-417.
  • McKenzie ED, Klysic M, Morales DL, Heinle JS, Fraser CD, Kovalchin, JP. 2011. Ascending Sliding Arch Aortoplasty: A Novel Technique for Repair of Arch Hypoplasia Using Autologous Aortic Tissue in Children.  Journal of Thoracic Surgery. Vol. 3, no. 91. (March): 805-810.
  • Egan MJ, Cheatham JP, Hashiguchi BL, Hill SL, Phillips AB, McBride KL, Galantowicz M, Kovalchin, JP. 2011. Echocardiographic Predictors of Retrograde Aortic Arch Obstruction After Hybrid Palliation of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome.  Pediatric Cardiology. Vol. 1, no. 32. (January): 67-75.
  • Zaidi AN, Cheatham JP, Galantowicz M, Astor T, Kovalchin JP. 2010. Late Thrombus Formation on HELEX Septal Occluder After Double Lung Transplant.  The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. Vol. 7, no. 29. (January): 814-816.
  • Jones FD, Fenstermaker B, Kovalchin JP. 2009. Truncus Arteriosus. In Echocardiography in Pediatric and Adult Congenital Heart Disease. Edited by Eidem BW, Cetta F, O’Leary PW. Lippincott: Williams & Wilkins.
  • Moiduddin N, Cheatham JP, Hoffman TM, Phillips AB, Kovalchin JP. 2009. Amplatzer Septal Occulder Associated with Late Pulmonary Venous Obstruction Requiring Surgical Removal with Acquired Aorta to Left Atrial Fistula.  American Journal of Cardiology. Vol. 7, no. 103. (January): 1039-1040.
  • Falkensammer CB, Ayres NA, Altman CA, Ge S, Bezold LI, Eidem BW, Kovalchin, JP. 2008. Fetal Cardiac Malposition: Incidence and Outcome of Associated Cardiac Andextracardiac Malformations.  Am J Perinatol. Vol. 25, no. 5. (May): 277-281.
  • Lu X; Nadvoretskiy V; Bu L; Stolpen A; Ayres N; Pignatelli RH; Kovalchin, JP; Grenier M; Klas B; Ge S. 2008. Accuracy and Reproducibility of Real-Time Three-Dimensional Echocardiography for Assessment of Right Ventricular Volumes and Ejection Fraction in Children.  Journal Of The American Society Of Echocardiography: Official Publication Of The American Society Of Echocardiography. Vol. 21, no. 1. (January): e84.
  • Sheehan FH, Ge S, Vick GW 3rd, Urnes K, Kerwin WS, Bolson EL, Chung T,Kovalchin, JP, Sahn DJ, Jerosch-Herold M, Stolpen AH. 2008. Three-Dimensional Shape Analysis of Right Ventricular Remodeling in Repaired Tetralogy of Fallot.  Am J Cardiol. Vol. 101, no. 1. (January): 107-113.
  • McMahon CJ; Pignatelli RH; Nagueh SF; Lee VV; Vaughn W; Valdes SO; Kovalchin, JP; Jefferies JL; Dreyer WJ; Denfield SW; Clunie S; Towbin JA; Eidem BW. 2007. Left Ventricular Non-Compaction Cardiomyopathy in Children: Characterisation of Clinical Status using Tissue Doppler-Derived Indices of Left Ventricular Diastolic Relaxation.  Heart (British Cardiac Society). Vol. 93, no. 6. (June): e676.
  • Stapleton GE; Stapleton SL; Martinez A; Ayres NA; Kovalchin, JP; Bezold LI; Pignatelli R; Eidem BW. 2007. Evaluation of Longitudinal Ventricular Function with Tissue Doppler Echocardiography in Children Treated with Anthracyclines.  Journal Of The American Society Of Echocardiography: Official Publication Of The American Society Of Echocardiography. Vol. 20, no. 5. (May): e492.
  • Su JT, Krishnamurthy R, Chung T, Vick GW, Kovalchin, JP. 2007. Anomalous Right Coronary Artery from the Pulmonary Artery: Noninvasive Diagnosis and Serial Evaluation.  Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. Vol. 9, no. January: 57-61.
  • Slesnick TS, Kovalchin JP. 2006. Truncus Arteriosus. In Oski’s Pediatrics. Principles and Practice. 4th ed. Edited by McMillan JA, DeAngelis CD, Feigin RD, Warshaw JB. Philadelphia: Williams and Wilkins.
  • McMahon CJ; Su JT; Taylor MD; Krishnamurthy R; Muthupillai R; Kovalchin, JP; Chung T; Vick GW 3rd. 2005. Images in Cardiovascular Medicine. Detection of Active Coronary Arterial Vasculitis using Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Kawasaki Disease.  Circulation. Vol. 112, no. 19. (November): ee315.
  • Cannon BC; Feltes TF; Fraley JK; Grifka RG; Riddle EM; Kovalchin, JP. 2005. Nitric Oxide in the Evaluation of Congenital Heart Disease with Pulmonary Hypertension: Factors Related to Nitric Oxide Response.  Pediatric Cardiology. Vol. 26, no. 5. (September): e565.
  • Slesnick TC; Ayres NA; Altman CA; Bezold LI; Eidem BW; Fraley JK; Kung GC; McMahon CJ; Pignatelli RH; Kovalchin, JP. 2005. Characteristics and Outcomes of Fetuses with Pericardial Effusions.  The American Journal Of Cardiology. Vol. 96, no. 4. (August): e599.
  • Eidem BW; McMahon CJ; Ayres NA; Kovalchin, JP; Denfield SW; Altman CA; Bezold LI; Pignatelli RH. 2005. Impact of Chronic Left Ventricular Preload and Afterload on Doppler Tissue Imaging Velocities: a Study in Congenital Heart Disease.  Journal Of The American Society Of Echocardiography: Official Publication Of The American Society Of Echocardiography. Vol. 18, no. 8. (August): e830.
  • McMahon CJ; Ayres NA; Bezold LI; Lewin MB; Alonzo M; Altman CA; Kovalchin, JP; Eidem BW; Pignatelli RH. 2005. Safety and Efficacy of Intravenous Contrast Imaging in Pediatric Echocardiography.  Pediatric Cardiology. Vol. 26, no. 4. (July): e413.
  • Su JT; Chung T; Muthupillai R; Pignatelli RH; Kung GC; Diaz LK; Vick GW 3rd; Kovalchin, JP. 2005. Usefulness of Real-Time Navigator Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Evaluating Coronary Artery Origins in Pediatric Patients.  The American Journal Of Cardiology. Vol. 95, no. 5. (March): e679.
  • Dimas VV; Kovalchin, JP; McKenzie ED; Kung GC. 2004. Infected Pseudoaneurysm of a Right Modified Blalock-Taussig Shunt.  Pediatric Cardiology. Vol. 25, no. 6. (November): e700.
  • Kovalchin, JP; Silverman NH. 2004. The Impact of Fetal Echocardiography.  Pediatric Cardiology. Vol. 25, no. 3. (May): e299.
  • Su JT; Chung T; Kovalchin, JP. 2004. Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Coronary and Systemic Aneurysms in Kawasaki Disease.  Cardiology In The Young. Vol. 14, no. 2. (April): e198.
  • Eidem BW; McMahon CJ; Cohen RR; Wu J; Finkelshteyn I; Kovalchin, JP; Ayres NA; Bezold LI; O'Brian Smith E; Pignatelli RH. 2004. Impact of Cardiac Growth on Doppler Tissue Imaging Velocities: a Study in Healthy Children.  Journal Of The American Society Of Echocardiography: Official Publication Of The American Society Of Echocardiography. Vol. 29, no. March: eno. 5: 1095.
  • Su JT, Kovalchin, JP. 2004. Echocardiographic Evaluation of Patients After the Fontan Operation.  Pediatric Ultrasound Today.
  • Su JT, Kovalchin JP. 2004. Echocardiographic Evaluation of Patients After the Fontan Operation. In Pediatric Ultrasound Today. Phoenix: Chrestomathic Press, Inc..
  • McMahon CJ; Eidem BW; Bezold LI; Vargo T; Neish SR; Bricker JT; Kovalchin JP; El-Said H. 2003. Is Cardiac Catheterization a Prerequisite in all Patients Undergoing Bidirectional Cavopulmonary Anastomosis?.  Journal Of The American Society Of Echocardiography. Vol. 16, no. 10. (October): e1068.
  • Tortoriello TA; McMahon C; Kovalchin, JP; Bricker JT; Grifka RG. 2002. Growth of an Atrial Septal Defect: Missing the Window for Transcatheter Closure.  Pediatric Cardiology. Vol. 23, no. 5. (September): e542.
  • Balzer,D,T; Kort,H,W; Day,R,W; Corneli,H,M; Kovalchin,J,P; Cannon,B,C; Kaine,S,F; Ivy,D,D; Webber,S,A; Rothman,A; Ross,R,D; Aggarwal,S; Takahashi,M; Waldman,J,D. 2002. Inhaled Nitric Oxide as a Preoperative Test (INOP Test I) - The INOP Test Study Group.  CIRCULATION. Vol. 106, no. 13. (September): I76-I81.
  • Balzer DT; Kort HW; Day RW; Corneli HM; Kovalchin, JP; Cannon BC; Kaine SF; Ivy DD; Webber SA; Rothman A; Ross RD; Aggarwal S; Takahashi M; Waldman JD. 2002. Inhaled Nitric Oxide as a Preoperative Test (INOP Test I): the INOP Test Study Group.  Circulation. Vol. 106, no. 12 Suppl 1. (September): eI76.
  • Riddle EM; Feltes TF; Rosen K; Fraley JK; Mott AR; Kovalchin, JP. 2002. Association of Nitric Oxide Dose and Methemoglobin Levels in Patients with Congenital Heart Disease and Pulmonary Hypertension.  The American Journal Of Cardiology. Vol. 90, no. 4. (August): e442.
  • Kovalchin, JP; Lewin MB; Bezold LI; Altman CA; Ayres NA. 2001. Harmonic Imaging in Fetal Echocardiography.  Journal Of The American Society Of Echocardiography: Official Publication Of The American Society Of Echocardiography. Vol. 14, no. 10. (October): e1025.
  • McMahon CJ; Fraley JK; Kovalchin, JP. 2001. Use of Tissue Harmonic Imaging in Pediatric Echocardiography.  Cardiology In The Young. Vol. 11, no. 5. (September): e562.
  • Siu BL; Kovalchin, JP; Kearney DL; Fraser CD; Fenrich AL. 2001. Aneurysmal Dilatation of the Ductus Arteriosus in a Neonate.  Pediatric Cardiology. Vol. 22, no. 5. (September): e403.
  • McMahon CJ; Nihill MR; Kovalchin, JP; Mullins CE; Grifka RG. 2001. Coronary Artery Fistula. Management and Intermediate-Term Outcome after Transcatheter Coil Occlusion.  Texas Heart Institute Journal / From The Texas Heart Institute Of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital. Vol. 28, no. 1. (January): e21.
  • McMahon CJ; Nihill MR; Kovalchin, JP; Lewin MB. 2000. Echocardiographic Features of Chiari's Network in Association with Tricuspid Atresia.  Texas Heart Institute Journal / From The Texas Heart Institute Of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital. Vol. 27, no. 3. (January): e312.
  • Parry AJ; Kovalchin, JP; Suda K; McElhinney DB; Wudel J; Silverman NH; Reddy VM; Hanley FL. 1999. Resection of Subaortic Stenosis; Can a More Aggressive Approach be Justified?.  European Journal Of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery: Official Journal Of The European Association For Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. Vol. 15, no. 5. (May): e631.
  • Tometzki AJ; Suda K; Kohl T; Kovalchin, JP; Silverman NH. 1999. Accuracy of Prenatal Echocardiographic Diagnosis and Prognosis of Fetuses with Conotruncal Anomalies.  Journal Of The American College Of Cardiology. Vol. 33, no. 6. (May): e1696.
  • Kovalchin, JP; Brook MM; Rosenthal GL; Suda K; Hoffman JI; Silverman NH. 1998. Echocardiographic Anatomic Hemodynamic and Morphometric Predictors of Survival after Two-Ventricle Repair in Infants with Critical Aortic Stenosis.  Journal Of The American College Of Cardiology. Vol. 32, no. 1. (July): e237.
  • Kovalchin JP, Miller-Hance WJ. 1998. Noncardiac Surgery in Patients with Congenital Heart Disease. In The Science and Practice of Pediatric Cardiology. 2nd ed. Edited by Bricker JT, Garson A, Fisher DJ, Neish SR, Friedman RA, Geva T, Towbin JA,. Philadelphia: Williams and Wilkins.
  • Saidi AS; Kovalchin, JP; Fisher DJ; Ferry GD; Grifka RG. 1998. Balloon Pulmonary Valvuloplasty and Stent Implantation for Peripheral Pulmonary Artery Stenosis in Alagille Syndrome.  Texas Heart Institute Journal / From The Texas Heart Institute Of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital. Vol. 25, no. 1. (January): e79.
  • Kovalchin JP, Cooper JR, Vargo TA. 1998. Noncardiac Surgery in Patients with Congenital Heart Disease. In The Science and Practice of Pediatric Cardiology. 2nd ed. Edited by Garson A, Bricker JT, Fisher DJ, Neish SR. Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins.
  • Kovalchin, JP; Brook MM; Silverman NH. 1997. Growth of the Hypoplastic Left Ventricle.  Pediatric Cardiology. Vol. 18, no. 6. (November): e451.
  • Suda K; Kohl T; Kovalchin, JP; Silverman NH. 1997. Echocardiographic Predictors of Poor Outcome in Infants with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.  The American Journal Of Cardiology. Vol. 80, no. 5. (September): e595.
  • Kovalchin, JP; Forbes TJ; Nihill MR; Geva T. 1997. Echocardiographic Determinants of Clinical Course in Infants with Critical and Severe Pulmonary Valve Stenosis.  Journal Of The American College Of Cardiology. Vol. 29, no. 5. (April): e1095.
  • Kovalchin, JP; Mott AR; Rosen KL; Feltes TF. 1997. Nitric Oxide for the Evaluation and Treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension in Congenital Heart Disease.  Texas Heart Institute Journal / From The Texas Heart Institute Of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital. Vol. 24, no. 4. (January): e308.
  • Kovalchin, JP; Grifka RG; McQuinn TC; Pignatelli RH; Geva T. 1995. Right Coronary Artery to Right Atrium Fistula Mimicking a Right Atrial Mass.  American Heart Journal. Vol. 130, no. 4. (January): 907-909.
  • Kovalchin, JP; Allen HD; Cassidy SC; Lev M; Bharati S. 1994. Pulmonary Valve Eccentricity in D-Transposition of the Great Arteries and Implications for the Arterial Switch Operation.  The American Journal Of Cardiology. Vol. 73, no. 2. (January): e186.
  • Monreal G, Martins L, Belfrage KM, Wold LE; Kovalchin JP, Gerhardt MA. Evaluation of Right Ventricular Function in Children with Unrepaired Ventricular Septal Defect.  Pediatric Cardiology.
  • Noel CV, Kovalchin JP, Adler B, Yates AR. . Incidence of Tracheobronchial Anomalies Found With Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome.  Congenital Heart Disease.
  • Nadorlik HA, Egan MJ, Hill SL, Cheatham JP, Galantowicz M, Kovalchin JP. Predictors of Ductus Arteriosus In-Stent Stenosis in the Hybrid Approach to Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome.  Pediatric Cardiology.
  • Moiduddin N, Texter KM, Cheatham JP, Chisolm JL, Kovalchin JP, Nicholson L, Belfrage KM, Janevski I, Cua CL. Strain Echocardiographic Assessment of Ventricular Function After Percutaneous Pulmonary Valve Implantation.  English.
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