Catherine D. Krawczeski, MD

Catherine Krawczeski

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Catherine Krawczeski, MD, is Division Chief of Cardiology at The Heart Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital, George H. Dunlap Endowed Chair in Cardiology and a professor at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.

Dr. Krawczeski obtained her medical degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She served as pediatric resident and pediatric chief resident at St. Louis Children’s Hospital at Washington University, where she completed fellowships in pediatric critical care medicine and pediatric cardiology.

Prior to joining Nationwide Children’s, Dr. Krawczeski was most recently the James Baxter and Yvonne Craig Wood Endowed Medical Director of the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit and director of the Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Program at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford in Palo Alto, California.

As a fellowship director at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Dr. Krawczeski and Scott Ceresnak, MD co-developed a nationwide “Cardiology Fellow Bootcamp”, a 3-day immersive simulation-based experience given to residents just before entering fellowship.

A talented physician-scientist, Dr. Krawczeski has written over 100 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters and invited papers. Before 2008, she published under her maiden name Catherine L. Dent. Her primary research interests include the effects of cardiopulmonary bypass and critical illness on the kidney and the long-term deleterious effects of kidney injury in pediatric patients.

Dr. Krawczeski has served leadership roles on multiple national committees. She is currently on the Leadership Committee for Cardiovascular Disease in the Young, the pediatric council of the American Heart Association. She is also on the American Heart Association Council for Scientific Sessions Planning and recently completed a term on the Board of Directors for the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society. She was also recently appointed to be on the American Board of Pediatrics sub-board of Critical Care Medicine.

Since 2004, Dr. Krawczeski has been a principal investigator or co-investigator on over 10 funded grants, and seven of the grants were supported by the National Institutes of Health. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.

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Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital: 11/01/2018

Board Certifications
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Pediatric Critical Care
Fellowship St. Louis Children's Hospital Date Completed: 06/30/2000
Residency St. Louis Children's Hospital Date Completed: 06/30/1995
Medical School University of Missouri Date Completed: 05/31/1991
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Cardiac Intensive Care: Meet Dr. Krawczeski

Dr. Catherine Krawczeski has spent more than 20 years caring for patients in need of cardiac intensive care.  As division chief of Cardiology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, she leads a comprehensive team who is specially trained to provide the highest level of care to heart patients of all ages, from neonates to adults.