Cindy Barrett, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics-Cardiology

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Medical School:
  • MD, Wake Forest University School of Medicine (2000)
Graduate School :
  • MPH, Harvard School of Public Health (2011)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, University of North Carolina–Asheville (NC) (1994)
Internship:
  • University of Vermont Program (2001)
Residency:
  • University of Vermont Program, Pediatrics (2003)
Fellowships:
  • Duke University Hospital Program, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (2006)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Cardiology

Professional Titles

  • Associate Professor, Pediatrics-Cardiology
  • Medical Director of Patient Safety
  • Director of Safety and Quality Improvement for the Heart Institute

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor (2011)
    School of Medicine, Pediatrics
    Pediatric Cardiology; Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Publications

  • Chan T, Barrett CS, Tjoeng YL, Wilkes J, Bratton SL, Thiagarajan RR. Racial variations in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation use following congenital heart surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Jul;156(1):306-315. PubMed PMID: 29681396
  • Schuchardt EL, Kaufman J, Lucas B, Tiernan K, Lujan SO, Barrett C. Suspected necrotising enterocolitis after surgery for CHD: an opportunity to improve practice and outcomes. Cardiol Young. 2018 May;28(5):639-646. PubMed PMID: 29409546
  • 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
  • Jone PN, Gould R, Barrett C, Younoszai AK, Fonseca B. Data-Driven Quality Improvement Project to Increase the Value of the Congenital Echocardiographic Report. Pediatr Cardiol. 2018 Apr;39(4):726-730. PubMed PMID: 29350246
  • Ellis WC, Schafer M, Barrett CS, Butler K, Sprowell A, Twite M, Buckvold S, Jone PN, Ing RJ. Vascular anatomical considerations and clinical decision making during insertion of the Avalon(®) Elite Dual Lumen single-site veno-venous ECMO cannula in children weighing less than 20 kg. Perfusion. 2018 Dec 11;:267659118815104. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30537888
  • Ing RJ, Twite M, Barrett C. Review of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Database: 2017 Update on Outcomes and Quality Implications for the Anesthesiologist. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2017 Jun 16. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29107588
  • 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
  • Johnson JN, Barrett CS, Franklin WH, Graham EM, Halnon NJ, Hattendorf BA, Krawczeski CD, McGovern JJ, O'Connor MJ, Schultz AH, Vinocur JM, Chowdhury D, Anderson JB. Development of quality metrics for ambulatory pediatric cardiology: Infection prevention. Congenit Heart Dis. 2017 Jul 25. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28741863
  • Bratton SL, Chan T, Barrett CS, Wilkes J, Ibsen LM, Thiagarajan RR. Metrics to Assess Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Utilization in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Programs. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2017 Aug;18(8):779-786. PubMed PMID: 28498231
  • Barrett CS, Chan TT, Wilkes J, Bratton SL, Thiagarajan RR. Association of Pediatric Cardiac Surgical Volume and Mortality After Cardiac ECMO. ASAIO J. 2017 Nov Dec;63(6):802-809. PubMed PMID: 28328555
  • Ing RJ, Twite M, Barrett C. Review of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Database: 2017 Update on Outcomes and Quality Implications for the Anesthesiologist. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2017 Jun 16. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29107588
  • Bratton SL, Chan T, Barrett CS, Wilkes J, Ibsen LM, Thiagarajan RR. Metrics to Assess Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Utilization in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Programs. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2017 Aug;18(8):779-786. PubMed PMID: 28498231
  • Barrett CS, Chan TT, Wilkes J, Bratton SL, Thiagarajan RR. Association of Pediatric Cardiac Surgical Volume and Mortality After Cardiac ECMO. ASAIO J. 2017 Nov Dec;63(6):802-809. PubMed PMID: 28328555
  • Polito A, Barrett CS, Rycus PT, Favia I, Cogo PE, Thiagarajan RR. Neurologic injury in neonates with congenital heart disease during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: an analysis of extracorporeal life support organization registry data. ASAIO J. 2015 Jan-Feb;61(1):43-8. PubMed PMID: 25248045
  • Kaufman J, Vichayavilas P, Rannie M, Peyton C, Carpenter E, Hull D, Alpern J, Barrett C, da Cruz EM, Roosevelt G. Improved nutrition delivery and nutrition status in critically ill children with heart disease. Pediatrics. 2015 Mar;135(3):e717-25. PubMed PMID: 25687139
  • Polito A, Barrett CS, Rycus PT, Favia I, Cogo PE, Thiagarajan RR. Neurologic injury in neonates with congenital heart disease during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: an analysis of extracorporeal life support organization registry data. ASAIO J. 2015 Jan-Feb;61(1):43-8. PubMed PMID: 25248045
  • Kaufman J, Vichayavilas P, Rannie M, Peyton C, Carpenter E, Hull D, Alpern J, Barrett C, da Cruz EM, Roosevelt G. Improved nutrition delivery and nutrition status in critically ill children with heart disease. Pediatrics. 2015 Mar;135(3):e717-25. PubMed PMID: 25687139
  • Polito A, Barrett CS, Rycus PT, Favia I, Cogo PE, Thiagarajan RR. Neurologic injury in neonates with congenital heart disease during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: an analysis of extracorporeal life support organization registry data. ASAIO J. 2015 Jan-Feb;61(1):43-8. PubMed PMID: 25248045
  • Teele SA, Salvin JW, Barrett CS, Rycus PT, Fynn-Thompson F, Laussen PC, Thiagarajan RR. The association of carotid artery cannulation and neurologic injury in pediatric patients supported with venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation*. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2014 May;15(4):355-61. PubMed PMID: 24622166
  • Jolley M, Thiagarajan RR, Barrett CS, Salvin JW, Cooper DS, Rycus PT, Teele SA. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in patients undergoing superior cavopulmonary anastomosis. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Oct;148(4):1512-8. PubMed PMID: 24951018
  • Kaufman J, Barrett C. Moving beyond mortality: preservation of value, but at what cost?. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2014 Oct;15(8):783-4. PubMed PMID: 25280152
  • Kaufman J, Barrett C. Moving beyond mortality: preservation of value, but at what cost?. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2014 Oct;15(8):783-4. PubMed PMID: 25280152
  • Ellis WC, Butler K, Campbell D, Barrett C, Buckvold S. One-way valve malfunction in an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation priming circuit. J Extra Corpor Technol. 2014 Mar;46(1):98-100. PubMed PMID: 24779127
  • Teele SA, Salvin JW, Barrett CS, Rycus PT, Fynn-Thompson F, Laussen PC, Thiagarajan RR. The association of carotid artery cannulation and neurologic injury in pediatric patients supported with venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation*. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2014 May;15(4):355-61. PubMed PMID: 24622166
  • Jolley M, Thiagarajan RR, Barrett CS, Salvin JW, Cooper DS, Rycus PT, Teele SA. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in patients undergoing superior cavopulmonary anastomosis. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Oct;148(4):1512-8. PubMed PMID: 24951018
  • Barrett CS, Jaggers JJ, Cook EF, Graham DA, Yarlagadda VV, Teele SA, Almond CS, Bratton SL, Seeger JD, Dalton HJ, Rycus PT, Laussen PC, Thiagarajan RR. Pediatric ECMO outcomes: comparison of centrifugal versus roller blood pumps using propensity score matching. ASAIO J. 2013 Mar-Apr;59(2):145-51. PubMed PMID: 23438777
  • Gist KM, Barrett CS, Graham DA, Crumback SL, Schuchardt EL, Erickson B, Jaggers J. Pulmonary artery interventions after Norwood procedure: does type or position of shunt predict need for intervention?. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Jun;145(6):1485-92. PubMed PMID: 23398647
  • Kaufmnan J, Twite M, Barrett C, Peyton C, Koehler J, Rannie M, Kahn MG, Schofield S, Ing RJ, Jaggers J, Hyman D, da Cruz EM. A handoff protocol from the cardiovascular operating room to cardiac ICU is associated with improvements in care beyond the immediate postoperative period. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2013 Jul;39(7):306-11. PubMed PMID: 23888640
  • Barrett C, Thiagarajan R. Reply: To PMID 22921236. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Jul;96(1):376-7. PubMed PMID: 23816102
  • Polito A, Barrett CS, Wypij D, Rycus PT, Netto R, Cogo PE, Thiagarajan RR. Neurologic complications in neonates supported with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. An analysis of ELSO registry data. Intensive Care Med. 2013 Sep;39(9):1594-601. PubMed PMID: 23749154
  • Singhal NR, Da Cruz EM, Nicolarsen J, Schwartz LI, Merritt GR, Barrett C, Twite MD, Ing RJ. Perioperative management of shock in two fontan patients with plastic bronchitis. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2013 Mar;17(1):55-60. PubMed PMID: 23381614
  • Barrett CS, Jaggers JJ, Cook EF, Graham DA, Rajagopal SK, Almond CS, Seeger JD, Rycus PT, Thiagarajan RR. Outcomes of neonates undergoing extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support using centrifugal versus roller blood pumps. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Nov;94(5):1635-41. PubMed PMID: 22921236
  • Barrett CS, Thiagarajan RR. Centrifugal pump circuits for neonatal extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2012 Jul;13(4):492-3. PubMed PMID: 22766550
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Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Member
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Member
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine, 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 (2003, 2011)
  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Board Certification (2006)
  • Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Medicine, Specialized Training (2008)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Critical Care
  • Heart and Circulation
  • Child and Teen Health
Clinical Interests
Quality of cardiovascular care Patient safety

Care Philosophy
To provide caring, thoughtful, safe and high value care to children that is tailored to the needs of each child. I feel that this is best achieved in a multidisciplinary team structure, giving each patient access to expertise from surgery, critical care, cardiology, nurses, respiratory therapists, imaging specialists and other care experts.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Wake Forest University School of Medicine (2000)
Graduate Schools:
  • MPH, Harvard School of Public Health (2011)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, University of North Carolina–Asheville (NC) (1994)
Internships:
  • University of Vermont Program (2001)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Vermont Program, Pediatrics (2003)
Fellowships:
  • Duke University Hospital Program, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (2006)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Cardiology
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