Lisa Willis Howley, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics-Cardiology

Photo
Medical School:
  • MD, Eastern Virginia Medical School (2003)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, College of William and Mary (VA) (1999)
Internship:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program (2004)
Residency:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatrics (2006)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatric Cardiology (2009)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Cardiology

Professional Titles

  • Associate Professor, Pediatrics-Cardiology
  • Co-Director, Fetal Cardiology Program
  • Director, Fetal Cardiac Imaging for the Colorado Fetal Care Center
  • Associate Professor

Recognition & Awards

  • Five Star Excellence Award, Professional Research Consultants, (2017)
    Scored in the top 5% nationally for overall quality of doctor care
  • Best Doctors recognition, Denver Business Journal, (2015)
  • Five Star Excellence Award, Professional Research Consultants, (2014)
    Scored in the top 10% nationally for overall quality of doctor care
  • Women Who Make A Difference Award, University of Colorado Women’s Center, (2014)
  • Five Star Excellence Award, Professional Research Consultants, (2012)
    Scored in the top 10% nationally for overall quality of doctor care

Publications

  • Cuneo BF, Sonesson SE, Levasseur S, Moon-Grady AJ, Krishnan A, Donofrio MT, Raboisson MJ, Hornberger LK, Van Eerden P, Sinkovskaya E, Abuhamad A, Arya B, Szwast A, Gardiner H, Jacobs K, Freire G, Howley L, Lam A, Kaizer AM, Benson DW, Jaeggi E. Home Monitoring for Fetal Heart Rhythm During Anti-Ro Pregnancies. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018 Oct 16;72(16):1940-1951. PubMed PMID: 30309472
  • Srinivasan S, Howley LW, Cuneo BF, Chatfield KC. In-utero idiopathic ductal constriction: a prenatal manifestation of Alagille and Williams syndrome arteriopathy. J Perinatol. 2018 Sep 10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30202046
  • Howley LW, Chatterjee D, Patel SS, Cuneo BF, Crombleholme TM, Behrendt N, Zaretsky MV, Marwan AI, Zuk J, Galan HL, Wood C. Indomethacin Dosing and Constriction of the Ductus Arteriosus During Open Fetal Surgery for Myelomeningocele Repair. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2018 Aug 29;:1-6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30157479
  • Howley LW, Schuchardt E, Park D, Gilbert L, Gruenwald J, Cuneo BF. Simultaneous recording of pulsed-wave Doppler signals in innominate vein and transverse aortic arch: new technique to evaluate atrioventricular conduction and fetal heart rhythm. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2018 Oct;52(4):544-545. PubMed PMID: 29393552
  • Deeney S, Howley LW, Hodges M, Liechty KW, Marwan AI, Gien J, Kinsella JP, Crombleholme TM. Impact of Objective Echocardiographic Criteria for Timing of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair. J Pediatr. 2017 Oct 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29106923
  • Howley LW, Khoo NS, Moon-Grady AJ, Patel SS, Alrais F, Tworetzky W, Colen T, Brooks P, Trines J, Ojala T, Hornberger LK. Right Atrial Dysfunction in the Fetus with Severely Regurgitant Tricuspid Valve Disease: A Potential Source of Cardiovascular Compromise. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2017 Jun;30(6):579-588. PubMed PMID: 28410946
  • Cuneo BF, Moon-Grady AJ, Sonesson SE, Levasseur S, Hornberger L, Donofrio MT, Krishnan A, Szwast A, Howley L, Benson DW, Jaeggi E. Heart sounds at home: feasibility of an ambulatory fetal heart rhythm surveillance program for anti-SSA-positive pregnancies. J Perinatol. 2017 Mar;37(3):226-230. PubMed PMID: 27977016
  • Hutchinson D, McBrien A, Howley L, Yamamoto Y, Sekar P, Motan T, Jain V, Savard W, Hornberger LK. First-Trimester Fetal Echocardiography: Identification of Cardiac Structures for Screening from 6 to 13 Weeks' Gestational Age. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2017 Aug;30(8):763-772. PubMed PMID: 28511860
  • Bui YK, Howley LW, Ambrose SE, Galan HL, Crombleholme TM, Drose J, Bokowski J, Cuneo BF. Prominent coronary artery flow with normal coronary artery anatomy is a rare but ominous harbinger of poor outcome in the fetus. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2015 Jul 7;:1-5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26153118
  • Freud LR, Escobar-Diaz MC, Kalish BT, Komarlu R, Puchalski MD, Jaeggi ET, Szwast AL, Freire G, Levasseur SM, Kavanaugh-McHugh A, Michelfelder EC, Moon-Grady AJ, Donofrio MT, Howley LW, Tierney ES, Cuneo BF, Morris SA, Pruetz JD, van der Velde ME, Kovalchin JP, Ikemba CM, Vernon MM, Samai C, Satou GM, Gotteiner NL, Phoon CK, Silverman NH, McElhinney DB, Tworetzky W. Outcomes and Predictors of Perinatal Mortality in Fetuses With Ebstein Anomaly or Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia in the Current Era: A Multicenter Study. Circulation. 2015 Aug 11;132(6):481-9. PubMed PMID: 26059011
  • Howley L, Wood C, Patel SS, Zaretsky MV, Crombleholme T, Cuneo B. Flow Patterns in the Ductus Arteriosus during Open Fetal Myelomeningocele Repair. Prenat Diagn. 2015 Feb 6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25663164
  • Peng E, Howley L, Cromblehome TM, Jaggers J. Ex-utero intrapartum treatment as a novel bridging strategy to surgery in hypoplastic left heart syndrome with intact atrial septum-cross-circulation revisited. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Nov 24. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25595375
  • Peng E, Howley L, Cromblehome TM, Jaggers J. Ex-utero intrapartum treatment as a novel bridging strategy to surgery in hypoplastic left heart syndrome with intact atrial septum-cross-circulation revisited. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Nov 24. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25595375
  • McBrien A, Howley L, Yamamoto Y, Hutchinson D, Hirose A, Sekar P, Jain V, Motan T, Trines J, Savard W, Hornberger LK. Changes in fetal cardiac axis between 8 and 15?weeks' gestation. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Dec;42(6):653-8. PubMed PMID: 24273201
  • Howley LW, Yamamoto Y, Sonesson SE, Sekar P, Jain V, Motan T, Savard W, Wagner BD, Trines J, Hornberger LK. Antegrade late diastolic arterial blood flow in the fetus: insight into fetal atrial function. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Jun;208(6):490.e1-8. PubMed PMID: 23517920
View All (15 Total) View Less

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Echocardiography, Member
  • American College of Cardiology, Member
  • Fetal Heart Society, Member

Practice Locations

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

Colorado Fetal Care Center
13123 E 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
855-413-3825

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Longs Peak Hospital
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pediatric Cardiology, Board Certification (2010)
  • Neonatal and Fetal Cardiology, Specialized Training (2010)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Heart and Circulation
  • Heart and Circulation - Congenital Heart Disease
  • Pregnancy and Reproduction - Maternal and Fetal Health
  • Pregnancy and Reproduction
Clinical Interest for Patients
As a fetal cardiology physician, I aim to provide families with an accurate and comprehensive prenatal diagnosis in a supportive environment. My goal is to optimize prenatal care and delivery planning so babies with congenital heart disease can have the best outcomes.

Care Philosophy
I am committed to providing the highest quality care to all patients with cardiac disease, both before and after birth. My care philosophy is to partner with families and provide them with complete information so they can make informed decisions for their children. As an educator, I strive to teach obstetrical care providers and sonographers to recognize fetal cardiac abnormalities so mothers and fetuses can receive the best care.

Public Speaking
Yes
Instructor, Fetal Cardiology Preceptorship Course Fetal Cardiology Educator for GE Healthcare

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Eastern Virginia Medical School (2003)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, College of William and Mary (VA) (1999)
Internships:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program (2004)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatrics (2006)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatric Cardiology (2009)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Cardiology
;