Michael Di Maria, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics-Cardiology

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Medical School:
  • MD, Albany Medical College (2006)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Middlebury College (VT) (2000)
Internship:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program (2007)
Residency:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatrics (2009)
Fellowships:
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Program, Pediatric Cardiology (2012)
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatric Cardiology (2013)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Cardiology

Professional Titles

  • Associate Professor, Pediatrics-Cardiology
  • Co-Director, Single Ventricle Care Program
Research interests for Patients:
My research interests include studying the way the heart pumps in children with congenital heart disease. I am also interested in the outcomes of children with single ventricle heart disease at increased altitude, compared to children living at sea level.

Teaching

  • Instructor (2012)
    School of Medicine, Pediatrics
  • Assistant Professor (2014)
    School of Medicine, Pediatrics

Publications

  • Di Maria MV, Mulvahill M, Jaggers J, Ivy DD, Younoszai AK. Predictive value of presuperior cavopulmonary anastomosis cardiac catheterization at increased altitude. Congenit Heart Dis. 2018 Mar;13(2):311-318. PubMed PMID: 29431283
  • Di Maria MV, Silverman L, Younoszai AK, Meyers ML, Capocelli KE, Narkewicz MR. Acoustic radiation force impulse of the liver after Fontan operation: Correlation with cardiopulmonary exercise test. Congenit Heart Dis. 2018 May;13(3):444-449. PubMed PMID: 29473337
  • Schäfer M, Collins KK, Browne LP, Ivy DD, Abman S, Friesen R, Frank B, Fonseca B, DiMaria M, Hunter KS, Truong U, von Alvensleben JC. Effect of electrical dyssynchrony on left and right ventricular mechanics in children with pulmonary arterial hypertension. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2018 Jul;37(7):870-878. PubMed PMID: 29496397
  • Schäfer M, Truong U, Ivy DD, Fonseca B, Malone L, DiMaria M, Barker AJ, Vargas D, Hunter KS, Jone PN, Browne LP. Children with kawasaki disease present elevated stiffness of great arteries: Phase-contrast MRI study. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2018 Apr 29. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29707843
  • Schäfer M, Morgan GJ, Mitchell MB, Ross M, Barker AJ, Hunter KS, Fonseca B, DiMaria M, Vargas D, Ivy DD, Wilson N, Browne LP. Impact of different coarctation therapies on aortic stiffness: phase-contrast MRI study. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2018 Sep;34(9):1459-1469. PubMed PMID: 29667078
  • Schäfer M, Browne LP, Truong U, Jaggers JJ, Mitchell MB, Malone L, Morgan G, Chatfield K, McLennan D, Turbendian H, Vargas D, Fonseca B, DiMaria M, Shah A, Ivy MP, Barker AJ, Hunter KS, Wilson N, Ivy DD, Campbell DN. Aortic stiffness in adolescent Turner and Marfan syndrome patients. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Apr 19. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29684119
  • Liptzin DR, Di Maria MV, Younoszai A, Narkewicz MR, Kelly SL, Wolfe KR, Veress LA. Pulmonary Screening in Subjects after the Fontan Procedure. J Pediatr. 2018 Aug;199:140-143. PubMed PMID: 29747936
  • Ehrmann DE, Mourani PM, Abman SH, Poindexter BB, Morrow LA, Wagner BD, Di Maria MV. Echocardiographic Measurements of Right Ventricular Mechanics in Infants with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia at 36 Weeks Postmenstrual Age. J Pediatr. 2018 Sep 21. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30244987
  • Di Maria MV, Brown DW, Cetta F, Ginde S, Goldberg D, Menon SC, Phelps HM, Rychik J, Schumacher KR, Thrush P, Veldtman G, Wright G, Younoszai AK. Surveillance Testing and Preventive Care After Fontan Operation: A Multi-Institutional Survey. Pediatr Cardiol. 2018 Aug 29. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30159585
  • Friesen RM, Schäfer M, Jone PN, Appiawiah N, Vargas D, Fonseca B, DiMaria MV, Truong U, Malone L, Browne LP. Myocardial Perfusion Reserve Index in Children With Kawasaki Disease. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2017 Dec 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29232024
  • Ehrmann DE, Mulvahill M, Harendt S, Church J, Stimmler A, Vichayavilas P, Batz S, Rodgers J, DiMaria M, Jaggers J, Barrett C, Kaufman J. Toward standardization of care: The feeding readiness assessment after congenital cardiac surgery. Congenit Heart Dis. 2017 Nov 17. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29148256
  • Ehrmann DE, Harendt S, Church J, Stimmler A, Vichayavilas P, Batz S, Rodgers J, DiMaria M, Barrett C, Kaufman J. Noncompliance to a Postoperative Algorithm Using Feeding Readiness Assessments Prolonged Length of Stay at a Pediatric Heart Institute. Pediatr Qual Saf. 2017 Sep-Oct;2(5):e042. PubMed PMID: 30229178
  • Carlton EF, Sontag MK, Younoszai A, DiMaria MV, Miller JI, Poindexter BB, Abman SH, Mourani PM. Reliability of Echocardiographic Indicators of Pulmonary Vascular Disease in Preterm Infants at Risk for Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia. J Pediatr. 2017 Jul;186:29-33. PubMed PMID: 28411949
  • Carlton EF, Sontag MK, Younoszai A, DiMaria MV, Miller JI, Poindexter BB, Abman SH, Mourani PM. Reliability of Echocardiographic Indicators of Pulmonary Vascular Disease in Preterm Infants at Risk for Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia. J Pediatr. 2017 Jul;186:29-33. PubMed PMID: 28411949
  • Jone PN, Ross MM, Bracken JA, Mulvahill MJ, Di Maria MV, Fagan TE. Feasibility and Safety of Using a Fused Echocardiography/Fluoroscopy Imaging System in Patients with Congenital Heart Disease. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2016 Jun;29(6):513-21. PubMed PMID: 27143284
  • Jone PN, Ross MM, Bracken JA, Mulvahill MJ, Di Maria MV, Fagan TE. Feasibility and Safety of Using a Fused Echocardiography/Fluoroscopy Imaging System in Patients with Congenital Heart Disease. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2016 Jun;29(6):513-21. PubMed PMID: 27143284
  • Di Maria MV, Burkett DA, Younoszai AK, Landeck BF 2nd, Mertens L, Ivy DD, Friedberg MK, Hunter KS. Echocardiographic Estimation of Right Ventricular Stroke Work in Children with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Comparison with Invasive Measurements. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2015 Aug 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26299333
  • Di Maria MV, Younoszai AK, Sontag MK, Miller JI, Poindexter BB, Ingram DA, Abman SH, Mourani PM. Maturational Changes in Diastolic Longitudinal Myocardial Velocity in Preterm Infants. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2015 Sep;28(9):1045-52. PubMed PMID: 26025727
  • Whitehead KK, Harris MA, Glatz AC, Gillespie MJ, DiMaria MV, Harrison NE, Dori Y, Keller MS, Rome JJ, Fogel MA. Status of systemic to pulmonary arterial collateral flow after the fontan procedure. Am J Cardiol. 2015 Jun 15;115(12):1739-45. PubMed PMID: 25907503
  • Di Maria MV, Cohen MS, Harris MA, Fogel MA, Whitehead KK. Doppler-derived flow pattern in the descending aorta does not predict systemic to pulmonary arterial collateral flow in patients with single ventricle palliation: a cross-sectional study. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2015 Apr;6(2):209-14. PubMed PMID: 25870339
  • Di Maria MV, Hsu HH, Al-Naami G, Gruenwald J, Kirby KS, Kirkham FJ, Cox SE, Younoszai AK. Left Ventricular Rotational Mechanics in Tanzanian Children with Sickle Cell Disease. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2014 Dec 30. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25555520
  • Jone PN, Bremen C, DiMaria M, Campbell DN, Jaggers J, Younoszai A, Ivy DD. Three-Dimensional Echocardiography Enhances Diagnostic Accuracy of Supramitral Ring. Echocardiography. 2014 Dec 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25496227
  • Di Maria MV, Hsu HH, Al-Naami G, Gruenwald J, Kirby KS, Kirkham FJ, Cox SE, Younoszai AK. Left Ventricular Rotational Mechanics in Tanzanian Children with Sickle Cell Disease. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2014 Dec 30. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25555520
  • Di Maria MV, Caracciolo G, Prashker S, Sengupta PP, Banerjee A. Left Ventricular Rotational Mechanics before and after Exercise in Children. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2014 Dec;27(12):1336-43. PubMed PMID: 25204858
  • Di Maria MV, Younoszai AK, Mertens L, Landeck BF 2nd, Ivy DD, Hunter KS, Friedberg MK. RV stroke work in children with pulmonary arterial hypertension: estimation based on invasive haemodynamic assessment and correlation with outcomes. Heart. 2014 Sep;100(17):1342-7. PubMed PMID: 24780910
  • Di Maria MV, Caracciolo G, Prashker S, Sengupta PP, Banerjee A. Left Ventricular Rotational Mechanics before and after Exercise in Children. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2014 Dec;27(12):1336-43. PubMed PMID: 25204858
  • Di Maria MV, Younoszai AK, Mertens L, Landeck BF 2nd, Ivy DD, Hunter KS, Friedberg MK. RV stroke work in children with pulmonary arterial hypertension: estimation based on invasive haemodynamic assessment and correlation with outcomes. Heart. 2014 Sep;100(17):1342-7. PubMed PMID: 24780910
  • Di Maria MV, Glatz AC, Ravishankar C, Quartermain MD, Rush CH, Nance M, William Gaynor J, Goldberg DJ. Supplemental tube feeding does not mitigate weight loss in infants with shunt-dependent single-ventricle physiology. Pediatr Cardiol. 2013 Aug;34(6):1350-6. PubMed PMID: 23423308
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Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), Fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography (FASE)
  • American Heart Association (AHA), Member
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Member

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pediatrics, Board Certification (2010)
  • Pediatric Cardiology, Board Certification (2014, 2014)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Heart and Circulation - Congenital Heart Disease
  • Child and Teen Health
  • Heart and Circulation - Heart Valve Diseases
  • Heart and Circulation
  • Heart and Circulation - Heart Diseases
  • Heart and Circulation - Circulatory Disorders
Clinical Interest for Patients
My clinical interests include the care of children and teens with congenital heart disease, and especially those with single ventricle heart conditions. I also spend time reading cardiac ultrasound (echocardiography) and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Care Philosophy
My approach is to help educate families and empower them to make informed decisions about their child's healthcare. I am lucky to be part of a multidisciplinary team that cares for children with single ventricle hearts, based on the unique needs of these kids and young adults. Our emphasis is on wellness - both of mind and body.

Personal Interests
Father of two great kids, Colorado native and ardent outdoorsman, waylaid English major.

Public Speaking
Yes

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Albany Medical College (2006)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Middlebury College (VT) (2000)
Internships:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program (2007)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatrics (2009)
Fellowships:
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Program, Pediatric Cardiology (2012)
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatric Cardiology (2013)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Cardiology
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