William T. Mahle, MD
Chief of Cardiac Services
Director, Sibley Heart Center Cardiology,
Medical Director, Heart Transplant Program
Division Director of Pediatric Cardiology
Professor of Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine
William Mahle, MD is a Professor of Pediatrics and directs the Clinical Research Program for cardiovascular research at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Dr. Mahle’s research interests include systems improvement using novel industrial engineering approaches. He has extensive experience with clinical trials. He is the study chair for the NHLBI PumpKIN trial evaluating pediatric specific mechanical support devices. Dr. Mahle is also site PI for a number of clinical trials in heart transplantation funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He also directs the neurodevelopmental outcome clinical and research program that is focused on improving developmental outcomes and functional abilities of children and adolescents with congenital heart disease. This program employed state-of-the-art brain imaging, including functional MRI to understand the impairments in memory and attention that are common following congenital heart surgery.
Areas of Research Interest:
Outcomes research in congenital heart disease, neurodevelopmental outcomes, pediatric heart transplantation
Primary research interest and efforts:
Research interest are focused on optimizing developmental status for children with congenital heart disease.