Erik C Michelfelder, MD
Director of Fetal Cardiology
Sibley Heart Center Cardiology
Professor of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine
ATLANTA (April 11, 2016) -- Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has named Erik C. Michelfelder, MD, as Director of Fetal Cardiology for the Children’s Sibley Heart Center. In his new role, effective April 4, 2016, Dr. Michelfelder will oversee the Children’s Fetal Cardiology Program. His addition to the program makes it one of the largest and most comprehensive fetal cardiology programs in the Southeast.
Since 1998, Dr. Michelfelder has been a member of the Heart Institute at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Before coming to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, he served as Director of the Fetal Heart Program and co-director of Cardiac Imaging Services for the Heart Institute at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He was also a Professor of Pediatrics with the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.
“Dr. Michelfelder is an international leader in fetal cardiology,” said William Mahle, M.D., Chief of Cardiac Services at Children’s. “He helped develop one of the world’s premier fetal intervention programs and brings this experience to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.”
Dr. Michelfelder received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Bucknell University; he earned his medical degree from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine and completed his residency in pediatrics at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children at Temple University College of Philadelphia. He completed a Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
“I am eager to continue the development of the Fetal Cardiology Program as the premier regional source for care of the fetus with cardiovascular abnormalities,” says Dr. Michelfelder who plans to build upon Children’s strong fetal program foundation in the coming months. “I am delighted to be joining the Children’s Sibley Heart Center as Director of the Fetal Cardiology Program. I look forward to joining a great team of committed caregivers and building on the strong program that already exists by developing the program both academically and clinically.”
In 2015, the Fetal Cardiology Program team saw nearly 1,400 patients. Ranked one of the country’s top pediatric cardiac programs by U.S. News & World Report, the Children’s Sibley Heart Center is recognized for innovative treatments and leading‐edge research. Last year, Children’s achieved a system-wide record of 27 heart transplants in one calendar year.