Melanie Everitt, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics-Cardiology

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Medical School:
  • MD, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine (1999)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, University of Arkansas (AR) (1995)
Internship:
  • Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital/St. Louis Children's Hospital (2000)
Residency:
  • Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital/St. Louis Children's Hospital, Chief Resident, Pediatrics (2003)
Fellowships:
  • Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital/St. Louis Children's Hospital, Pediatric Cardiology (2005)
  • University of Utah Medical Center Program, Pediatric Cardiology (2006)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Cardiology

Professional Titles

  • Associate Professor, Pediatrics-Cardiology
  • Director of Pediatric Heart Transplant

Publications

  • Castleberry CD, Jefferies JL, Shi L, Wilkinson JD, Towbin JA, Harrison RW, Rossano JW, Pahl E, Lee TM, Addonizio LJ, Everitt MD, Godown J, Mahgerefteh J, Rusconi P, Canter CE, Colan SD, Kantor PF, Razoky H, Lipshultz SE, Miller TL. No Obesity Paradox in Pediatric Patients With Dilated Cardiomyopathy. JACC Heart Fail. 2018 Mar;6(3):222-230. PubMed PMID: 29428438
  • Heble A, Everitt MD, Gralla J, Miyamoto SD, Lahart M, Eshelman J. Safety of mTOR inhibitor continuation in pediatric heart transplant recipients undergoing surgical procedures. Pediatr Transplant. 2018 Feb;22(1). PubMed PMID: 29210159
  • Auerbach SR, Everitt MD, Butts RJ, Rosenthal DN, Law YM. The Pediatric Heart Failure Workforce: An International, Multicenter Survey. Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 Nov 17. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29147800
  • Almond CS, Hoen H, Rossano JW, Castleberry C, Auerbach SR, Yang L, Lal AK, Everitt MD, Fenton M, Hollander SA, Pahl E, Pruitt E, Rosenthal DN, McElhinney DB, Daly KP, Desai M. Development and validation of a major adverse transplant event (MATE) score to predict late graft loss in pediatric heart transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2017 Mar 24. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28465118
  • Auerbach SR, Everitt MD, Butts RJ, Rosenthal DN, Law YM. The Pediatric Heart Failure Workforce: An International, Multicenter Survey. Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 Nov 17. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29147800
  • Zablah JE, Everitt MD, Wilson N. Accelerated cardiac allograft vasculopathy after pediatric heart transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2017 Nov;17(11):2983-2985. PubMed PMID: 29083554
  • Chen S, Dykes JC, McElhinney DB, Gajarski RJ, Shin AY, Hollander SA, Everitt ME, Price JF, Thiagarajan RR, Kindel SJ, Rossano JW, Kaufman BD, May LJ, Pruitt E, Rosenthal DN, Almond CS. Haemodynamic profiles of children with end-stage heart failure. Eur Heart J. 2017 Oct 7;38(38):2900-2909. PubMed PMID: 29019615
  • Castleberry C, Ziniel S, Almond C, Auerbach S, Hollander SA, Lal AK, Fenton M, Pahl E, Rossano JW, Everitt MD, Daly KP. Clinical practice patterns are relatively uniform between pediatric heart transplant centers: A survey-based assessment. Pediatr Transplant. 2017 Aug;21(5). PubMed PMID: 28670871
  • Almond CS, Hoen H, Rossano JW, Castleberry C, Auerbach SR, Yang L, Lal AK, Everitt MD, Fenton M, Hollander SA, Pahl E, Pruitt E, Rosenthal DN, McElhinney DB, Daly KP, Desai M. Development and validation of a major adverse transplant event (MATE) score to predict late graft loss in pediatric heart transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2017 Mar 24. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28465118
  • Chanana N, Van Dorn CS, Everitt MD, Weng HY, Miller DV, Menon SC. Alteration of Cardiac Deformation in Acute Rejection in Pediatric Heart Transplant Recipients. Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 Apr;38(4):691-699. PubMed PMID: 28161809
  • Singh RK, Canter CE, Shi L, Colan SD, Dodd DA, Everitt MD, Hsu DT, Jefferies JL, Kantor PF, Pahl E, Rossano JW, Towbin JA, Wilkinson JD, Lipshultz SE. Survival Without Cardiac Transplantation Among Children With Dilated Cardiomyopathy. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Nov 28;70(21):2663-2673. PubMed PMID: 29169474
  • Zablah JE, Everitt MD, Wilson N. Accelerated cardiac allograft vasculopathy after pediatric heart transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2017 Nov;17(11):2983-2985. PubMed PMID: 29083554
  • Chen S, Dykes JC, McElhinney DB, Gajarski RJ, Shin AY, Hollander SA, Everitt ME, Price JF, Thiagarajan RR, Kindel SJ, Rossano JW, Kaufman BD, May LJ, Pruitt E, Rosenthal DN, Almond CS. Haemodynamic profiles of children with end-stage heart failure. Eur Heart J. 2017 Oct 7;38(38):2900-2909. PubMed PMID: 29019615
  • Kleinmahon JA, Patel SS, Auerbach SR, Rossano J, Everitt MD. Hearts transplanted after circulatory death in children: Analysis of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation registry. Pediatr Transplant. 2017 Sep 21. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28940999
  • Castleberry C, Ziniel S, Almond C, Auerbach S, Hollander SA, Lal AK, Fenton M, Pahl E, Rossano JW, Everitt MD, Daly KP. Clinical practice patterns are relatively uniform between pediatric heart transplant centers: A survey-based assessment. Pediatr Transplant. 2017 Aug;21(5). PubMed PMID: 28670871
  • Chanana N, Van Dorn CS, Everitt MD, Weng HY, Miller DV, Menon SC. Alteration of Cardiac Deformation in Acute Rejection in Pediatric Heart Transplant Recipients. Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 Apr;38(4):691-699. PubMed PMID: 28161809
  • Thrush PT, Pahl E, Naftel DC, Pruitt E, Everitt MD, Missler H, Zangwill S, Burch M, Hoffman TM, Butts R, Mahle WT. A multi-institutional evaluation of antibody-mediated rejection utilizing the Pediatric Heart Transplant Study database: Incidence, therapies and outcomes. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2016 Jun 24. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27431753
  • Kindel SJ, Everitt MD. A contemporary review of paediatric heart transplantation and mechanical circulatory support. Cardiol Young. 2016 Jun;26(5):851-9. PubMed PMID: 26979140
  • Bogarapu S, Puchalski MD, Everitt MD, Williams RV, Weng HY, Menon SC. Novel Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Feature Tracking (CMR-FT) Analysis for Detection of Myocardial Fibrosis in Pediatric Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Pediatr Cardiol. 2016 Apr;37(4):663-73. PubMed PMID: 26833321
  • Ross HJ, Law Y, Book WM, Broberg CS, Burchill L, Cecchin F, Chen JM, Delgado D, Dimopoulos K, Everitt MD, Gatzoulis M, Harris L, Hsu DT, Kuvin JT, Martin CM, Murphy AM, Singh G, Spray TL, Stout KK. Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support in Congenital Heart Disease: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2016 Feb 23;133(8):802-20. PubMed PMID: 26797468
  • Stout KK, Broberg CS, Book WM, Cecchin F, Chen JM, Dimopoulos K, Everitt MD, Gatzoulis M, Harris L, Hsu DT, Kuvin JT, Law Y, Martin CM, Murphy AM, Ross HJ, Singh G, Spray TL. Chronic Heart Failure in Congenital Heart Disease: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2016 Feb 23;133(8):770-801. PubMed PMID: 26787728
  • Kantor PF, Kleinman JA, Ryan TD, Wilmot I, Zuckerman WA, Addonizio LJ, Everitt MD, Jefferies JL, Lee TM, Towbin JA, Wilkinson JD, Lipshultz SE. Preventing pediatric cardiomyopathy: a 2015 outlook. Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2016;14(3):321-39. PubMed PMID: 26645487
  • Ware AL, Malmberg E, Delgado JC, Hammond ME, Miller DV, Stehlik J, Kfoury A, Revelo MP, Eckhauser A, Everitt MD. The use of circulating donor specific antibody to predict biopsy diagnosis of antibody-mediated rejection and to provide prognostic value after heart transplantation in children. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2016 Feb;35(2):179-85. PubMed PMID: 26520246
  • Thrush PT, Pahl E, Naftel DC, Pruitt E, Everitt MD, Missler H, Zangwill S, Burch M, Hoffman TM, Butts R, Mahle WT. A multi-institutional evaluation of antibody-mediated rejection utilizing the Pediatric Heart Transplant Study database: Incidence, therapies and outcomes. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2016 Jun 24. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27431753
  • Bogarapu S, Puchalski MD, Everitt MD, Williams RV, Weng HY, Menon SC. Novel Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Feature Tracking (CMR-FT) Analysis for Detection of Myocardial Fibrosis in Pediatric Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Pediatr Cardiol. 2016 Apr;37(4):663-73. PubMed PMID: 26833321
  • Ross HJ, Law Y, Book WM, Broberg CS, Burchill L, Cecchin F, Chen JM, Delgado D, Dimopoulos K, Everitt MD, Gatzoulis M, Harris L, Hsu DT, Kuvin JT, Martin CM, Murphy AM, Singh G, Spray TL, Stout KK. Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support in Congenital Heart Disease: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2016 Feb 23;133(8):802-20. PubMed PMID: 26797468
  • Stout KK, Broberg CS, Book WM, Cecchin F, Chen JM, Dimopoulos K, Everitt MD, Gatzoulis M, Harris L, Hsu DT, Kuvin JT, Law Y, Martin CM, Murphy AM, Ross HJ, Singh G, Spray TL. Chronic Heart Failure in Congenital Heart Disease: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2016 Feb 23;133(8):770-801. PubMed PMID: 26787728
  • Kantor PF, Kleinman JA, Ryan TD, Wilmot I, Zuckerman WA, Addonizio LJ, Everitt MD, Jefferies JL, Lee TM, Towbin JA, Wilkinson JD, Lipshultz SE. Preventing pediatric cardiomyopathy: a 2015 outlook. Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2016;14(3):321-39. PubMed PMID: 26645487
  • Kaddourah A, Goldstein SL, Lipshultz SE, Wilkinson JD, Sleeper LA, Lu M, Colan SD, Towbin JA, Aydin SI, Rossano J, Everitt MD, Gossett JG, Rusconi P, Kantor PF, Singh RK, Jefferies JL. Prevalence, predictors, and outcomes of cardiorenal syndrome in children with dilated cardiomyopathy: a report from the Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Registry. Pediatr Nephrol. 2015 Dec;30(12):2177-88. PubMed PMID: 26210985
  • Jefferies JL, Wilkinson JD, Sleeper LA, Colan SD, Lu M, Pahl E, Kantor PF, Everitt MD, Webber SA, Kaufman BD, Lamour JM, Canter CE, Hsu DT, Addonizio LJ, Lipshultz SE, Towbin JA. Cardiomyopathy Phenotypes and Outcomes for Children With Left Ventricular Myocardial Noncompaction: Results From the Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Registry. J Card Fail. 2015 Jul 9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26164213
  • Sant DW, Margraf RL, Stevenson DA, Grossmann AH, Viskochil DH, Hanson H, Everitt MD, Rios JJ, Elefteriou F, Hennessey T, Mao R. Evaluation of somatic mutations in tibial pseudarthrosis samples in neurofibromatosis type 1. J Med Genet. 2015 Apr;52(4):256-61. PubMed PMID: 25612910
  • Lindsay I, Johnson J, Everitt MD, Hoffman J, Yetman AT. Impact of liver disease after the fontan operation. Am J Cardiol. 2015 Jan 15;115(2):249-52. PubMed PMID: 25534765
  • Richmond ME, Law YM, Das BB, Everitt MD, Kukreja M, Naftel DC, Kemna MS, Henderson HT, Beddows K, Fricker FJ, Mahle WT. Elevated pre-transplant pulmonary vascular resistance is not associated with mortality in children without congenital heart disease: a multicenter study. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2015 Mar;34(3):448-56. PubMed PMID: 24906793
  • Kaddourah A, Goldstein SL, Lipshultz SE, Wilkinson JD, Sleeper LA, Lu M, Colan SD, Towbin JA, Aydin SI, Rossano J, Everitt MD, Gossett JG, Rusconi P, Kantor PF, Singh RK, Jefferies JL. Prevalence, predictors, and outcomes of cardiorenal syndrome in children with dilated cardiomyopathy: a report from the Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Registry. Pediatr Nephrol. 2015 Dec;30(12):2177-88. PubMed PMID: 26210985
  • Jefferies JL, Wilkinson JD, Sleeper LA, Colan SD, Lu M, Pahl E, Kantor PF, Everitt MD, Webber SA, Kaufman BD, Lamour JM, Canter CE, Hsu DT, Addonizio LJ, Lipshultz SE, Towbin JA. Cardiomyopathy Phenotypes and Outcomes for Children With Left Ventricular Myocardial Noncompaction: Results From the Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Registry. J Card Fail. 2015 Jul 9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26164213
  • Sant DW, Margraf RL, Stevenson DA, Grossmann AH, Viskochil DH, Hanson H, Everitt MD, Rios JJ, Elefteriou F, Hennessey T, Mao R. Evaluation of somatic mutations in tibial pseudarthrosis samples in neurofibromatosis type 1. J Med Genet. 2015 Apr;52(4):256-61. PubMed PMID: 25612910
  • Lindsay I, Johnson J, Everitt MD, Hoffman J, Yetman AT. Impact of liver disease after the fontan operation. Am J Cardiol. 2015 Jan 15;115(2):249-52. PubMed PMID: 25534765
  • Richmond ME, Law YM, Das BB, Everitt MD, Kukreja M, Naftel DC, Kemna MS, Henderson HT, Beddows K, Fricker FJ, Mahle WT. Elevated pre-transplant pulmonary vascular resistance is not associated with mortality in children without congenital heart disease: a multicenter study. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2015 Mar;34(3):448-56. PubMed PMID: 24906793
  • Kaza AK, Kaza E, Bullock E, Reyna S, Yetman A, Everitt MD. Pulmonary vascular remodelling after heart transplantation in patients with cavopulmonary connection. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2015 Mar;47(3):505-10; discussion 510. PubMed PMID: 24819364
  • Moore JP, Patel PA, Shannon KM, Albers EL, Salerno JC, Stein MA, Stephenson EA, Mohan S, Shah MJ, Asakai H, Pflaumer A, Czosek RJ, Everitt MD, Garnreiter JM, McCanta AC, Papez AL, Escudero C, Sanatani S, Cain NB, Kannankeril PJ, Bratincsak A, Mandapati R, Silva JN, Knecht KR, Balaji S. Predictors of myocardial recovery in pediatric tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy. Heart Rhythm. 2014 Jul;11(7):1163-9. PubMed PMID: 24751393
  • Loftus PD, Erickson LK, Everitt MD, Kaza AK. Heart failure due to "disappearing" aortic valve in hypoplastic left heart syndrome. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2014 Apr;5(2):334-7. PubMed PMID: 24668988
  • Bogarapu S, Bleyl SB, Calhoun A, Viskochil D, Saarel EV, Everitt MD, Frank DU. Phenotype of a patient with contiguous deletion of TBX5 and TBX3: expanding the disease spectrum. Am J Med Genet A. 2014 May;164A(5):1304-9. PubMed PMID: 24664963
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Professional Memberships

  • International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT), Member
  • American Society of Transplantation (AST), Member
  • Pediatric Heart Transplant Study, 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, 2013)
  • Pediatric Cardiology, Board Certification (2008)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Child and Teen Health - Pediatric Diseases and Conditions
  • Heart and Circulation - Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart and Circulation - Congenital Heart Disease
  • Heart and Circulation - Heart Failure
  • Child and Teen Health
  • Heart and Circulation

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine (1999)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, University of Arkansas (AR) (1995)
Internships:
  • Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital/St. Louis Children's Hospital (2000)
Residency Programs:
  • Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital/St. Louis Children's Hospital, Chief Resident, Pediatrics (2003)
Fellowships:
  • Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital/St. Louis Children's Hospital, Pediatric Cardiology (2005)
  • University of Utah Medical Center Program, Pediatric Cardiology (2006)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Cardiology
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