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Melanie D. Everitt, M.D.

Specialties

Languages

  • English

Clinical Details

Locations

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 662-5400 Primary Children's Hospital
Pediatric Cardiology
100 N Mario Capecchi Drive , Suite 1500
Salt Lake City, UT 84113

Bio

Melanie Everitt, MD is Medical Director of the Pediatric Heart Failure and Heart Transplant Program at the University of Utah School of Medicine and Primary Children´s Medical Center. She plays a lead role in the Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Clinic. She is the principal investigator of the Pediatric Heart Transplant Study and Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Registry at Primary Children’s Medical Center. Dr. Everitt is a board-certified pediatric cardiologist who sees children with all forms of heart disease, having special interest in heart failure, cardiomyopathy, and heart transplantation.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Pediatrics - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Pediatric Cardiology
Board Certification American Board of Pediatrics (Sub: Ped Cardiology)

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Transplantation
  • Heart Failure
  • Cardiomyopathy

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Pediatrics - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Pediatric Cardiology
Board Certification American Board of Pediatrics (Sub: Ped Cardiology)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 662-5400 Primary Children's Hospital
PCMC - Cardiology
100 N Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84113

Academic Bio

Dr. Melanie Everitt began her career as a researcher and educator at the University Of Utah School Of Medicine, in the Division of Pediatric Cardiology in 2006. In 2007, she was asked to become the Director of the Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation Program at Primary Children’s Medical Center. Dr. Everitt continues as the Transplant Director and serves as a member of the Utah Transplant Affiliated Hospitals Cardiac Transplant Program, a city-wide consortium of heart transplant programs that collaborate to provide state-of-the-art patient care as well as to advance the science of transplant through research and publications. In 2010, she was appointed chair of the Intermountain Donor Services (IDS) Scientific and Medical Affairs Committee, and in this role, she reviews protocols for donor management and oversees the practices and outcomes of IDS to ensure quality and compliance with the United Network for Organ Sharing standards. On a national level, she is the site Principal Investigator for the Pediatric Heart Transplant Study which is a multi-center study that includes nearly 40 pediatric heart transplant centers and maintains a database of over 3000 pediatric heart transplant recipients. She is also globally recognized for her work in pediatric heart transplant and was selected as vice-chair of the Pediatric Council of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation in 2011.

Dr. Everitt’s research focus is the understanding of heart disease in children as it relates to congestive heart failure and transplantation. She has written or contributed to more than 40 publications, scientific papers, chapters, and abstracts in the past 5 years. Dr. Everitt has presented at 11 scientific meetings, including national and international meetings, in the same time span.

In her clinical role, Dr. Everitt mentors medical students, pediatric residents, cardiology fellows, junior faculty physicians, nurses, and nurse practitioners. She is actively involved in the education of medical professionals at all levels in order to ensure quality of care for patients with end stage heart failure.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Primary Children's Medical Center
Pediatric Cardiology
Fellow
Fellowship Washington University
Pediatric Cardiology
Fellow
Chief Resident St. Louis Children's Hospital
Pediatrics
Chief Resident
Residency St. Louis Children's Hospital
Pediatrics
Resident
Internship St. Louis Children's Hospital
Pediatrics
Intern
Professional Medical Washington University
M.D.
Undergraduate University of Arkansas
Microbiology
B.S.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Wever-Pinzon O, Drakos SG, Kfoury AG, Nativi JN, Gilbert EM, Everitt M, Alharethi R, Brunisholz K, Bader FM, Li DY, Selzman CH, Stehlik (2013)Morbidity and mortality in heart transplant candidates supported with mechanical circulatory support: is reappraisal of the current United network for organ sharing thoracic organ allocation policy justified?  Circulation, 127(4),452-62
  2. Johnson JT, Lindsay I, Day RW, Van Dorn CS, Hoffman J, Everitt MD, Yetman A(2013)Living at altitude adversely affects survival among patients with a Fontan procedure.  Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 61(12),1283-9
  3. Revelo MP, Miller DV, Stehlik J, Brunisholz K, Drakos S, Gilbert EM, Everitt M, Budge D, Alharethi R, Snow G, Hammond EH, Kfoury A(2012)Longitudinal evaluation of microvessel density in survivors vs. nonsurvivors of cardiac pathologic antibody-mediated rejection.  Cardiovascular Pathology, 21(6),445-54

Editorial

  1. Everitt M(2013)The basic electrocardiogram and lethal arrhythmias in children with dilated cardiomyopathy.  Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics, 32(10),1000-1

Abstract

  1. Kantor PJ, Orav E, Wilkinson J, Webber S, Canter C, Colan S, Towbin J, Everitt M, Pahl E, Ware S, Kaufman B, Rusconi P, Lamour J, Jefferies J, Addonizio L, Lipshultz (2012)Progressive Left Ventricular Changes Predict the Likelihood of Survival in Pediatric Dilated Cardiomyopathy: Findings From the Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Registry  , 59(13s1),E740

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