Stephanie S Handler, MD

Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatrics
Children’s Wisconsin since 2016
  • Assistant professor, the Medical College of Wisconsin

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  • Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatrics

Areas of Interest

  • Pediatrics
  • Cardiology
  • Congenital heart disease
  • General pediatric cardiology
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Pulmonary hypertension specialist
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Education and Awards


  • 2008, Medical College of Wisconsin, MD


    2011, Stanford University Hospital and Clinics - Pediatrics


    2016, Stanford Hospitals and Clinics - Ped Pulmonary Vascular Disease/Pulmonary Hypertension2014, Stanford University Hospital and Clinics - Pediatric Cardiology2015, Stanford University Hospital and Clinics - Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Research and publications



Siehr SL, Yang W, Penn LF, Ogawa MT, Feinstein JA, Ramamoorthy C. Management of acute pulmonary hypertensive crisis in children with pulmonary arterial hypertension: a prospective pilot study of phenylephrine, vasopressin and epinephrine. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2016 May;17(5):428-37.
Siehr SL, Shi S, Hu Z, Jin B, Hanley FL, Reddy VM, McElhinney DB, Ling XB, Shin AY. Exploring the role of polycythemia in patients with cyanosis after palliative congenital heart surgery. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2016 Mar;17(3):216-22.
Anand V, Kwiatkowski DM, Ghanayem NS, Axelrod DM, DiNardo J, Klugman D, Krishnamurthy G, Siehr S, Stromberg D, Yates AR, Roth SJ, Cooper DS. Training Pathways in Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care: Proceedings From the 10 th International Conference of the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2016 Jan;7(1):81-8.
Siehr SL, Maeda K, Connolly A, Tacy TA, Reddy VM, Hanley FL, Perry SB, Wright GE. Mitral stenosis and aortic atresia- a risk factor for mortality following the modified Norwood operation in hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Jan;101(1):162-7.
Sinha SS, Julien, HM, Krim SR, Ijioma NN, Baron SJ, Rock AJ, Siehr SL, Cullen MW. COCATS 4 Securing the Future of Cardiovascular Medicine. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 May;65(17):1907-14.
Siehr SL, McCarthy EK, Ogawa MT, Feinstein JA. Reported sildena?l side effects in pediatric pulmonary hypertension patients. Front Pediatr. 2015 3:12.
Siehr SL: L Transposition of the Great Arteries. In: Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Handbook. Jones M, Klugman D, Fitzgerald R, Kohr LM, Costello JC, Berger JT, Bronicki R, 1 st edition. Washington, DC; 2014.
Siehr SL, Martin MH, Axelrod D, Efron B, Peng L, Roth SJ, Perry S, Shin AY. Outcomes following cardiac catheterization after congenital heart surgery. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2014 Mar 21.
Siehr SL, Norris JK, Bushnell JA, Ramamoorthy C, Reddy VM, Hanley FL, Wright GE. Home monitoring program reduces interstage mortality after the modified Norwood procedure. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Feb;147(2):718-23.
Siehr SL, Punn R, Priest JR, Lowenthal A. Ebstein anomaly and Trisomy 21: A rare association. Ann Pediatr Cardiol. 2014 Jan;7(1):67-9.
Siehr SL, Bernstein D, Yeh J, Berry GJ, Rosenthal DN, Hollander SA. Orthotopic heart transplantation in two infants with histiocytoid cardiomyopathy and left ventricular non-compaction. Pediatr Transplant. 2013 Nov;17(7):E165-7.
Siehr SL, Hanley FL, Reddy VM, Miyake CY, Dubin AM. Incidence and risk factors of complete atrioventricular block after operative ventricular septal defect repair. Congenit Heart Dis. 2013 Jun 14.
Siehr SL, Ivy DD, Miller-Reed K, Ogawa M, Rosenthal DN, Feinstein JA. Children with pulmonary arterial hypertension and prostanoid therapy: long-tern hemodynamics. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2013 May;32(5):546-52.
Hill AC, Maxey DC, Rosenthal DN, Siehr SL, Hollander SA, Feinstein JA, Dubin AM. Electrical and mechanical dyssynchrony in pediatric pulmonary hypertension. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2012 Aug;31(8):825-30.
Chin C, Chen G, Sequeria F, Berry G, Siehr S, Bernstein D, Rosenthal D, Reinhartz O, Tyan D. Clinical Usefulness of a novel C1q assay to detect immunoglobulin G antibodies capable of fixing complement in sensitized pediatric heart transplant patients. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2011 Feb;30(2):158-63.
Siehr SL, Stuth E, Tweddell JS, Hoffman GM, Troshynski T, Jones D, Mitchell M, Ghanayem NS. Hypersensitivity Reactions to Aprotinin Reexposure in Pediatric Surgery. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2010 Feb;37(2):307-11.
Jaquiss RD, Siehr SL, Ghanayem NS, Hoffman GM, Fedderly RT, Cava JR, Mussatto KA, Tweddell JS Early cavopulmonary anastomosis after Norwood procedure results in excellent Fontan outcome. Ann Thorac Surg. 2006 Oct;82(4):1260-5; discussion 1265-6.