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Linda H. Cripe, MD

Linda H. Cripe, MD Best Doctors 2011-2012

Cardiology Fellowship

Heart Center
Physician Team

Neuromuscular Disorders
Physician Team

Physician Team

Contact Information

700 Children's Dr
Columbus, OH 43205 [ map ]
PH: (614) 722-2530
FX: (614) 722-2549


Linda Cripe, MD, is a professor of pediatrics and a pediatric cardiologist for The Heart Center. She is also a member of the physician team for the Neuromuscular Disorders section of The Neurosciences Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Dr. Cripe completed her residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. She served as a pediatric cardiology fellow at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, and at Children’s Hospital Boston. Before coming to Nationwide Children’s, Dr. Cripe spent 12 years at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Cripe’s clinical interests focus on non-invasive cardiac imaging specifically echocardiography as well as on the care and treatment of cardiomyopathy associated with neuromuscular disease, such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy. She was a member of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) National Steering Committee – Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Standards of Care, and has been an invited lecturer nationally and internationally on cardiomyopathy related to DMD. Dr. Cripe is currently is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy.


  • Female

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Education and Training

Medical School

  • University of Iowa
    Date Completed: 05/16/1987


  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
    Date Completed: 06/30/1989


  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
    Date Completed: 06/30/1991


  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
    Date Completed: 06/30/1992


  • Boston Children's Hospital
    Date Completed: 06/30/1993


  • Pediatrics


  • Cardiology


  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Pediatrics

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 02/06/2012


  • Finsterer J, Cripe L. 2014. Treatment of dystrophin cardiomyopathies.  Nature Reviews in Cardiology. Vol. epub, no. January: e213.
  • Tandon, A, Taylor MD, Cripe LH. 2014. Co-occurring Duchenne muscular dystrophy and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in an adult with.  Cardiology of the Young. Vol. Epub, no. January: 1-3.
  • Cripe,L; Tobias,Joseph,D. 2013. Cardiac considerations in the operative management of the patient with Duchenne or Becker muscular dystrophy.  PEDIATRIC ANESTHESIA. Vol. 23, no. 9. (September): 777-784.
  • Statile,Christopher,J; Taylor,Michael,D; Mazur,Wojciech; Cripe,Linda,H; King,Eileen; Pratt,Jesse; Benson,D,Woodrow; Hor,Kan,N. 2013. Left ventricular noncompaction in Duchenne muscular dystrophy.  JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE. Vol. 15, no. August: e67.
  • Kinnett,Kathi; Cripe,Linda,H. 2013. Transforming Duchenne Care: Meeting 25-26 June 2012, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA.  NEUROMUSCULAR DISORDERS. Vol. 23, no. 8. (August): 690-695.
  • Ryan,Thomas,D; Taylor,Michael,D; Mazur,Wojciech; Cripe,Linda,H; Pratt,Jesse; King,Eileen,C; Lao,Kathleen; Grenier,Michelle,A; Jefferies,John,L; Benson,D,Woodrow; Hor,Kan,N. 2013. Abnormal Circumferential Strain is Present in Young Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Patients.  PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY. Vol. 34, no. 5. (June): 1159-1165.
  • Ryan,T, Taylor,M,Cripe,L, Pratt,J,King,E,Lao,K,Grenier,M,Mazur,W,Jefferies,J,Benson,W,Hor,K. 2013. Abnormal circumferential strain is present in young Duchenne patients.  Pediatr Cardiol. Vol. 00, no. January: eEpub.
  • Hor,Kan,N; Taylor,Michael,D; Al-Khalidi,Hussein,R; Cripe,Linda,H; Raman,Subha,V; Jefferies,John,L; O'Donnell,Robert; Benson,D,Woodrow; Mazur,Wojciech. 2013. Prevalence and distribution of late gadolinium enhancement in a large population of patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy: effect of age and left ventricular systolic function.  Journal of cardiovascular magnetic resonance. Vol. 15, no. January: 107-?.
  • Uzark,Karen; King,Eileen; Cripe,Linda; Spicer,Robert; Sage,Jackie; Kinnett,Kathleen; Wong,Brenda; Pratt,Jesse; Varni,James,W. 2012. Health-Related Quality of Life in Children and Adolescents With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.  PEDIATRICS. Vol. 130, no. 6. (December): E1559-E1566.
  • Rutter,Meilan,M; Collins,James; Rose,Susan,R; Woo,Jessica,G; Sucharew,Heidi; Sawnani,Hemant; Hor,Kan,N; Cripe,Linda,H; Wong,Brenda,L. 2012. Growth hormone treatment in boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and glucocorticoid-induced growth failure.  NEUROMUSCULAR DISORDERS. Vol. 22, no. 12. (December): 1046-1056.
  • Kindel,Steven,J; Miller,Erin,M; Gupta,Resmi; Cripe,Linda,H; Hinton,Robert,B; Spicer,Robert,L; Towbin,Jeffrey,A; Ware,Stephanie,M. 2012. Pediatric Cardiomyopathy: Importance of Genetic and Metabolic Evaluation.  JOURNAL OF CARDIAC FAILURE. Vol. 18, no. 5. (May): 396-403.
  • Cripe,L; Kinnett,K; Uzark,K; Eghtesady,P; Wong,B; Spicer,R. 2011. Cardiac transplantation in Duchenne muscular dystrophy: A case report.  NEUROMUSCULAR DISORDERS. Vol. 21, no. 9-10. (October): 645-645.
  • Hor,Kan,N; Mazur,Wojciech; Taylor,Michael,D; Al-Khalidi,Hussein,R; Cripe,Linda,H; Jefferies,John,L; Raman,Subha,V; Chung,Eugene,S; Kinnett,Kathi,J; Williams,Katelyn; Gottliebson,William,M; Benson,D,Woodrow. 2011. Effects of steroids and angiotensin converting enzyme inhibition on circumferential strain in boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy: a cross-sectional and longitudinal study utilizing cardiovascular magnetic resonance.  JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE. Vol. 13, no. October: e60.
  • Feltes,T,Sondheimer,H,Tulloh,R,Harris,B,Jensen,K,Losonskky,G, et al. 2011. A randomized controlled trial of motavizumab versus palivizumab for the prophylaxis of serious respiratory syncytial virus disease in children with hemodynamically significant heart disease.  Pediatric Res. Vol. 70, no. 2. (August): 186-191.
  • James,Jeanne; Kinnett,Kathleen; Wang,Yu; Ittenbach,Richard,F; Benson,D,Woodrow; Cripe,Linda. 2011. Electrocardiographic abnormalities in very young Duchenne muscular dystrophy patients precede the onset of cardiac dysfunction.  NEUROMUSCULAR DISORDERS. Vol. 21, no. 7. (July): 462-467.
  • Martin,Lisa,J; Hinton,Robert,B; Zhang,Xue; Cripe,Linda,H; Benson,D,Woodrow. 2011. Aorta Measurements are Heritable and Influenced by Bicuspid Aortic Valve.  Frontiers in genetics. Vol. 2, no. January: 61-?.
  • Cripe,L; Kinnett,K; Ittenbach,R; James,J. 2010. Prevalence of sinus tachycardia in Duchenne muscular dystrophy.  NEUROMUSCULAR DISORDERS. Vol. 20, no. 9-10. (October): 660-660.
  • Yang,Zhao; Funke,Birgit,H; Cripe,Linda,H; Vick,G,Wesley; Mancini-DiNardo,Debora; Pena,Liana,S; Kanter,Ronald,J; Wong,Brenda; Westerfield,Brandy,H; Varela,Jaquelin,J; Fan,Yuxin; Towbin,Jeffrey,A; Vatta,Matteo. 2010. LAMP2 Microdeletions in Patients With Danon Disease.  CIRCULATION-CARDIOVASCULAR GENETICS. Vol. 3, no. 2. (April): 129-137.
  • Dixon, C,Anderson,J,Ruddy,R, Cripe, L. 2010. Infantile-Onset Pompe Disease.  Pediatric Emergency Care. Vol. 4, no. April: 293-295.
  • Bushby,Katharine; Finkel,Richard; Birnkrant,David,J; Case,Laura,E; Clemens,Paula,R; Cripe,Linda; Kaul,Ajay; Kinnett,Kathi; McDonald,Craig; Pandya,Shree; Poysky,James; Shapiro,Frederic; Tomezsko,Jean; Constantin,Carolyn. 2010. Diagnosis and management of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, part 2: implementation of multidisciplinary care.  LANCET NEUROLOGY. Vol. 9, no. 2. (February): 177-189.
  • Bushby,Katharine; Finkel,Richard; Birnkrant,David,J; Case,Laura,E; Clemens,Paula,R; Cripe,Linda; Kaul,Ajay; Kinnett,Kathi; McDonald,Craig; Pandya,Shree; Poysky,James; Shapiro,Frederic; Tomezsko,Jean; Constantin,Carolyn. 2010. Diagnosis and management of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, part 1: diagnosis, and pharmacological and psychosocial management.  LANCET NEUROLOGY. Vol. 9, no. 1. (January): 77-93.
  • Hor,Kan,N; Wansapura,Janaka; Markham,Larry,W; Mazur,Wojciech; Cripe,Linda,H; Fleck,Robert; Benson,Woodrow; Gottliebson,William,M. 2009. Circumferential Strain Analysis Identifies Strata of Cardiomyopathy in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy A Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Tagging Study.  JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY. Vol. 53, no. 14. (April): 1204-1210.
  • Hinton,Robert,B; Martin,Lisa,J; Rame-Gowda,Smitha; Tabangin,Meredith,E; Cripe,Linda,H; Benson,D,Woodrow. 2009. Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome Links to Chromosomes 10q and 6q and Is Genetically Related to Bicuspid Aortic Valve.  JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY. Vol. 53, no. 12. (March): 1065-1071.
  • Cripe,Linda,H; Ware,Stephanie,M; Hinton,Robert,B. 2009. Replacement of the Aortic Valve in a Patient with Mucolipidosis III.  CARDIOLOGY IN THE YOUNG. Vol. 19, no. 6. (January): 641-643.
  • Hor,Kan,N; Border,William,L; Cripe,Linda,H; Benson,D,Woodrow; Hinton,Robert,B. 2008. The Presence of Bicuspid Aortic Valve Does Not Predict Ventricular Septal Defect Type.  AMERICAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL GENETICS PART A. Vol. 146A, no. 24. (December): 3202-3205.
  • Markham,Larry,W; Kinnett,Kathi; Wong,Brenda,L; Benson,D,Woodrow; Cripe,Linda,H. 2008. Corticosteroid treatment retards development of ventricular dysfunction in Duchenne muscular dystrophy.  NEUROMUSCULAR DISORDERS. Vol. 18, no. 5. (May): 365-370.
  • Kinnett,K; Weidner,N; Knue,M; B,Wong; Markham,L; Cripe,L. 2007. Identification of psychosocial needs of adolescent/young adults with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.  NEUROMUSCULAR DISORDERS. Vol. 17, no. 9-10. (October): 866-866.
  • Hinton,Robert,B; Martin,Lisa,J; Tabangin,Meredith,E; Mazwi,Mjaye,L; Cripe,Linda,H; Benson,D,Woodrow. 2007. Hypoplastic left heart syndrome is heritable.  JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY. Vol. 50, no. 16. (October): 1590-1595.
  • Markham,L; Khoury,P; Witt,S; Wong,B; Benson,D; Cripe,L. 2007. Impaired response to low-dose dobutamine stress in Duchenne muscular dystrophy.  NEUROMUSCULAR DISORDERS. Vol. 17, no. 9-10. (October): 816-816.
  • Sutherell,Jamie; Zarate,Yuri; Tinkle,Bradley,T; Markham,Larry,W; Cripe,Linda,H; Hyland,James,C; Witte,David; Hopkin,Robert,J; Hinton,Robert,B. 2007. Novel fibrillin 1 mutation in a case of neonatal Marfan syndrome: the increasing importance of early recognition.  Congenital heart disease. Vol. 2, no. 5. (September): 342-346.
  • Tangren,Christopher,M; Cripe,Linda; Beekman,Robert,H; Wilson,Kimberly; Inge,Thomas,H. 2007. The combined effects of balloon valvuloplasty and surgical weight loss in treatment of aortic stenosis.  JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY. Vol. 42, no. 8. (August): 1443-1445.
  • Martin,Lisa,J; Ramachandran,Vijaya; Cripe,Linda,H; Hinton,Robert,B; Andelfinger,Gregor; Tabangin,Meredith; Shooner,Kerry; Keddache,Mehdi; Benson,D,Woodrow. 2007. Evidence in favor of linkage to human chromosomal regions 18q, 5q and 13q for bicuspid aortic valve and associated cardiovascular malformations.  HUMAN GENETICS. Vol. 121, no. 2. (April): 275-284.
  • Cripe,Linda,H; Barber,Brent,J; Spicer,Robert,L; Wong,Brenda,L; Weidner,Norbert; Benson,D,Woodrow; Markham,Larry,W. 2006. Outpatient continuous inotrope infusion as an adjunct to heart failure therapy in Duchenne muscular dystrophy.  NEUROMUSCULAR DISORDERS. Vol. 16, no. 11. (November): 745-748.
  • Markham,Larry,W; Michelfelder,Erik,C; Border,William,L; Khoury,Philip,R; Spicer,Robert,L; Wong,Brenda,L; Benson,D,Woodrow; Cripe,Linda,H. 2006. Abnormalities of diastolic function precede dilated cardiomyopathy associated with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.  JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY. Vol. 19, no. 7. (July): 865-871.
  • Eghtesday, P, Nelson, D, Schwartz,S,Wheeler,D, Pearl, J, Cripe, Manning, P. 2005. Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia complicating support by the Berlin Heart.  ASAIO J. Vol. 51, no. 6. (December): 820-825.
  • Markham,L,W; Spicer,R,L; Khoury,P,R; Wong,B,L; Mathews,K,D; Cripe,L,H. 2005. Steroid therapy and cardiac function in Duchenne muscular dystrophy.  PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY. Vol. 26, no. 6. (November): 768-771.
  • Markham,L,W; Spicer,R,L; Cripe,L,H. 2005. The heart in muscular dystrophy.  PEDIATRIC ANNALS. Vol. 34, no. 7. (July): 531-535.
  • Wong,B,LY; Mukkada,V,A; Markham,L,W; Cripe,L,H. 2005. Depressed left ventricular contractile reserve diagnosed by dobutamine stress echocardiography in a patient with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.  JOURNAL OF CHILD NEUROLOGY. Vol. 20, no. 3. (March): 246-248.
  • Chun,T,UH; Gruenstein,D,H; Cripe,L,H; Beekman,R,H. 2004. Blade consolidation of multiple atrial septal defects: A novel approach to transcatheter closure.  PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY. Vol. 25, no. 6. (November): 671-674.
  • Cripe,L; Andelfinger,G; Martin,L,J; Shooner,K; Benson,D,W. 2004. Bicuspid aortic valve is heritable.  JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY. Vol. 44, no. 1. (July): 138-143.
  • Pearl,J,M; Manning,P,B; Franklin,C; Beekman,R; Cripe,L. 2004. Risk of recoarctation should not be a deciding factor in the timing of coarctation repair.  AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY. Vol. 93, no. 6. (March): 803-805.
  • Schroeder,V,A; Pearl,J,M; Beekman,R,H; Cripe,L; Khoury,P; Manning,P,B; Nelson,D,P. 2003. Usefulness of the mitral valve Z score in predicting the need to close moderate- to large-sized atrial septal defects in infants with aortic coarctation.  AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY. Vol. 92, no. 4. (August): 480-483.
  • Pearl, J, Cripe L,Manning,P. 2003. Biventricular Repair after Norwood Palliation.  Ann Thorac Surg. Vol. 75, no. 1. (January): 132-136.
  • Mathewson,J,W; Dyar,D; Jones,F,D; Sklansky,M,S; Perry,J,C; Michelfelder,E,C; Cripe,L; Kimball,T,R. 2002. Conversion to digital technology improves efficiency in the pediatric echocardiography laboratory.  JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY. Vol. 15, no. 12. (December): 1515-1522.
  • Wakai,R,Leuthold, A,Cripe,L,Martin,C. 2000. Assessment of fetal rhythm in complete congenital heart block by magnetocardiography.  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. Vol. 23, no. 6. (January): 1047-1050.
  • Pauli,R,Scheib-Wixted,S,Cripe,L,Izumao,S,Sekhon,G. 1999. Ventricular noncompaction and distal chromsome 5q deletion.  AmJ Med Genetics. Vol. 85, no. 4. (January): 419-423.
  • Smith,E, Johnson, S, Cripe,T,Perlman,S,McGuinness,G,Jiang,D,Cripe,L,Turek,L. 1995. Perinatal transmission and maternal risks of human papillomavirus infection.  Cancer Detect Prev. Vol. 19, no. January: 196-205.
  • Cripe, L, Morris, E, Fulton, AB. 1992. Vimentin mRNA location in muscle changes during development.  Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. Vol. 90, no. May: 2724-2728.
  • Tandon, A, Hor,K,Taylor, MD, Goldbery, P, Garrison, A, Spicer, R, Kinnett, K, Markham, L, Jefferies, L, Ware, S, Cripe,L. Duchenne muscular dystrophy and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in a patient with preserved left ventricular systolic function.  Not available at this time.
  • Statile,C,Taulor, M, Mazur, W, Cripe,L,King,E,Pratt,J,Benson,DW,Hor,K. Left ventricular hypertrabeculation in Duchenne muscular dystrophy.  Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance.
  • Hor,K,Taylor,MD, Jefferies, JL, Cripe, L,Al-khalidi, HR, Benson, DW, Mazur, W. Prevalence and distribution of late gadolinium enhancement in large.  Not available at this time.
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