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CHRISTIAN LILJE

TitleProfessor
InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Pediatrics
DivisionPediatrics-Cardiology
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    Albert-Ludwigs University, School of Medicine, Freiburg, GermanyMD05/1992Medicine
    Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DCSpecial Studies04/1989Biomedical Ethics
    Albert-Ludwigs University, Children’s Hospital, Freiburg, Germany Residency01/1997Pediatrics
    Albert-Ludwigs University, Children’s Hospital, Albert-Ludwigs University, Children’s Hospital Freiburg, GermanyFellowship10/1997Pediatric Cardiology
    University of Hamburg, University Heart Center, Hamburg, Germany Fellowship01/1999Pediatric Cardiology
    Tulane University, Hospital for Children, New Orleans, LA Fellowship12/2004Pediatric Cardiology
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    1988 - 1989Scholarship, Fulbright Foundation
    1987 - 1992Scholarship, German National Merit Foundation
    2002Poster Prize, European Society of Cardiology
    2003 - 2004America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals, Strathmore
    2005Travel Award for outstanding fellowship achievements, American College of Cardiology/ BMS
    2006 - 2011WHO’s WHO science and engineering, Marquis
    2007 - 2010Outstanding Scientists of the 21st Century, Internatl. Biographical Centre
    2008 - 2020WHO’s WHO in the World, Marquis
    2009WHO’s WHO in America (shortlist), Marquis
    2010WHO's WHO in Medicine Higher Education, AcademicKeys
    2010 - 20202000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century, Internatl. Biographical Centre
    2010 - 2020Dictionary of International Biography, Internatl. Biographical Centre
    2010International Peace Prize, United Cultural Convention
    2011 - 2020Leading Physicians of the World – Doctors of Excellence, International Assoc. of Healthcare Professionals
    2011www.SuperDoctors.com, www.SuperDoctors.com
    2012Teaching Award (Nominee), Aesculapian Society, Louisiana State University Health, School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
    20121st price (Poster) for mentored student Jeffrey Cardinale, Louisiana State University Health, School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
    2012International Dictionary of Professionals, American Biographical Institute
    2013Best Poster (Pediatrics) for mentored student Jeffrey Cardinale, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
    2014Best Poster (Fellows/ Postgraduates) for mentored fellow Siddhart Patel, Louisiana State University Health, School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
    20142nd price (Poster) for mentored fellow Siddhart Patel, American College of Cardiology (LA Chapter)
    2014Dean’s Research Award (2nd prize) for mentored student Julie Cronanfor , Louisiana State University Health, School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
    2014The Best Pediatricians and Specialists in New Orleans, www.NewOrleansMomsBlog.com
    2015Trainee Travel Award for mentored student Elizabeth Owers, SSPR/ Academic Pediatric Association
    2015 - 2019America’s Best Physicians, National Consumer Advisory Board
    2017Who's Who, Marquis
    2017 - 2018Top Cardiologist in New Orleans, LA, International Assoc. of Cardiologists
    2018Cardiovascular Case Report Award for co-mentored resident Rachel E Herdes, SSPR/ Academic Pediatric Association

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    N/A     (Christian Lilje)Sep 1, 1990
    Landeck Foundation, Freiburg, Germany
    Clinical Ethics Consultation
    Role Description: Dissertation
    Role: PI

    N/A     (Christian Lilje)Sep 1, 1992
    Nuss Foundation, Freiburg, Germany
    Clinical Ethics Consultation
    Role Description: Dissertation
    Role: PI

    N/A     (Christian Lilje)Sep 1, 1995
    Beringer Foundation/ Scientific Society, Freiburg, Germany
    Clinical Ethics Consultation
    Role Description: Establishing and Educating Clinical Ethics Committees and Consultation Services
    Role: PI

    N/A     (Christian Lilje)Oct 1, 1995
    Hoffman-La Roche Foundation, Basel, Switzerland
    Clinical Ethics Consultation
    Role Description: Establishing and Educating Clinical Ethics Committees and Consultation Services
    Role: PI

    N/A     (Christian Lilje)Apr 1, 1998
    De Wohlt Foundation, Hamburg, Germany
    Endothelial function in children and adolescents
    Role Description: Clinical research study to non-invasively assess endothelial function in children and adolescents at cardio-vascular risk
    Role: PI

    N/A     (Christian Lilje)Jun 1, 2000 - May 30, 2002
    Unilever Foundation, Hamburg, Germany
    Oxidative imbalance in children and adolescents
    Role Description: Clinical research study to assess the pro-/ antioxidative imbalance and endothelial function in children and adolescents at cardio-vascular risk
    Role: PI

    N/A     (Christian Lilje)May 1, 2001
    Dade Behring, Liederbach, Germany
    Myocardial injury after pediatric cardiac catheterization by troponin
    Role Description: Clinical research study to assess frequency and degree of myocardial injury after pediatric cardiac catheterization by troponin assays and other markers
    Role: PI

    N/A     (Christian Lilje)Aug 1, 2002
    Herz-Kinderhilfe Hamburg eV, Hamburg, Germany
    Noncompaction of the ventricular myocardium in pediatrics
    Role Description: To assess prevalence and outcome of noncompaction of the ventricular myocardium in a pediatric population
    Role: PI

    N/A     (Christian Lilje)Oct 1, 2006
    University-Heart Center Support group, Hamburg, Germany
    3D Echo in pediatric congenital and acquired heart disease
    Role Description: The grant allowed us to purchase a 3D Echo system to assess the potential benefit the management of pediatric congenital and acquired heart disease
    Role: PI

    N/A     (Christian Lilje)May 1, 2007
    Actelion Pharmaceuticals, Basel, Switzerland
    Conference and travel grant
    Role Description: To share and discuss new therapeutic agents for PHTN in pediatrics
    Role: PI

    N/A     (Christian Lilje)Jun 1, 2013 - May 30, 2015
    Intramural research grant program, Louisiana State University Health, School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
    Arterial Intima-Media Thickness and Glucose-Independent Protein Glycation in Children and Adolescents with Diabetes
    Role Description: We investigated Arterial Intima-Media Thickness and Glucose-Independent Protein Glycation as markers of cardio-vascular health in Children and Adolescents with Diabetes
    Role: PI

    NHLBI T35     (Paula Gregory)Jun 1, 2013 - May 30, 2017
    NHLBI
    Summer Research Internship Program
    Role Description: Introducing Med Students to and Mentoring them during clinical research
    Role: Co-Investigator

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    1. Chau AC, Jones A, Sutherland M, Lilje C, Sernich S, Hagan J, Miller J. Characteristics of Isolated Ventricular Septal Defects Less Likely to Close In Utero. J Ultrasound Med. 2018 Aug; 37(8):1891-1898. PMID: 29392755.
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    2. Lilje C, Cronan JC, Schwartzenburg EJ, Owers EM, Clesi P, Gomez R, Stender S, Vargas A, Hempe J, Chalew SA, Cardinale JP. Intima-Media Thickness at different arterial segments in pediatric type 1 diabetes patients and its relationship with Advanced Glycation End Products. Pediatric Diabetes. 2018; 3(19):450-456.
    3. Lilje C, Chauhan A, Turner JP, Carson TH, Velez MC, Arcement C, Caspi J. Pediatric pulmonary embolism – diagnostic and management challenges. World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery. 2018; 1(9):110-113.
    4. Thompson D, Patrick-Esteve J, Surcouf JW, Rivera D, Castellanos B, Desai P, Lilje C, Lacassie Y, Marble M, Zambrano R. RAF1 variants causing biventricular hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in two preterm infants: further phenotypic delineation and review of literature. Clin Dysmorphol. 2017 Oct; 26(4):195-199. PMID: 28777121.
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    5. Lilje C, Harry J, Gajewski KK, Gardner RV. A modified noninvasive screening protocol for pulmonary hypertension in children with sickle cell disease-Who should be sent for invasive evaluation? Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2017 Nov; 64(11). PMID: 28475298.
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    6. Avula S, Nguyen TM, Marble M, Lilje C. Cardiac response to enzyme replacement therapy in infantile Pompe disease with severe hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Echocardiography. 2017 Apr; 34(4):621-624. PMID: 28266734.
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    7. Desai P, Guerra VC, Lilje C. Isolated Congenital Right Atrial Aneurysm: Monitoring Parameters for Asymptomatic Patients. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2020 Jul; 11(4):NP7-NP10. PMID: 28036232.
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    8. Zambrano RM, Marble M, Chalew SA, Lilje C, Vargas A, Lacassie Y. Further evidence that variants in PPP1CB cause a rasopathy similar to Noonan syndrome with loose anagen hair. Am J Med Genet A. 2017 02; 173(2):565-567. PMID: 27868344.
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    9. Lilje C, Paredes AM. Abnormal Origin of one Pulmonary Artery from the Ascending Aorta-Embryologic Considerations. Fetal Pediatr Pathol. 2016; 35(3):209-12. PMID: 27115791.
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    10. Lilje C, Mallula K, Ward K, Congeni J. Shortness of Breath and Headaches. Consultant for Pediatricians. 2016; 6(15):363-365.
    11. Chauhan A, Arcement C, Gajewski KK, Lilje C. Delayed congenital diaphragmatic hernia with complex cardiac and gastrointestinal defects. Consultant for Pediatricians. 2016; 12(15):583-585.
    12. Paredes AM, Caspi J, Lilje C. Tetralogy of Fallot and anomalous origin of the left pulmonary artery from the ascending aorta associated with absent right internal carotid artery. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2015 Apr; 6(2):324-7. PMID: 25870359.
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    13. Hraska V, Lilje C, Kantorová A, Photiadis J, Fink C, Asfour B, Lacour-Gayet F, Schneider MB, Haun C. Ross-konno procedure in children: midterm results. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2010 Apr; 1(1):28-33. PMID: 23804720.
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    14. Lilje C, Thiel C, Weil J, Schrum J, Stork A. Non-surgical management of advanced cardiac lymphoma. J Pediatr. 2008 Mar; 152(3):440. PMID: 18280857.
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    15. Kantorova A, Zbieranek K, Sauer H, Lilje C, Haun C, Hraska V. Primary early correction of tetralogy of Fallot irrespective of age. Cardiol Young. 2008 Apr; 18(2):153-7. PMID: 18252030.
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    16. Lilje C, Lê TP, Weil J, Rázek V. Real-time 3-dimensional echocardiography for follow-up of Waterston shunt. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2008 Apr; 21(4):408.e3. PMID: 17919886.
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    17. Lilje C, Weil J, Rázek V. Double discordance in the hypoplastic left heart. Pediatr Cardiol. 2008 May; 29(3):688-9. PMID: 17912477.
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    18. Lilje C, Lê TP, Ntalakoura K, Weil J, Lacour-Gayet F. Noninvasive follow-up of complications after the Takeuchi operation. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2007 Dec; 20(12):1415.e3-4. PMID: 17628413.
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    19. Lilje C, Finger LJ, Ascuitto RJ. Complete unilateral leg duplication with ipsilateral renal agenesis. Acta Paediatr. 2007 Mar; 96(3):464-5. PMID: 17407482.
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    20. Lilje C, Weiss F, Lacour-Gayet F, Rázek V, Ntalakoura K, Weil J, Lê TP. Images in cardiovascular medicine. Double-outlet left ventricle. Circulation. 2007 Jan 23; 115(3):e36-7. PMID: 17242287.
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    21. Lilje C, Rázek V, Joyce JJ, Rau T, Finckh BF, Weiss F, Habermann CR, Rice JC, Weil J. The chronic heart failure is not so frequent in non-compaction: reply. European Heart Journal. 2007; 10(28):1269-1270.
    22. Lilje C, Rázek V, Joyce JJ, Rau T, Finckh BF, Weiss F, Habermann CR, Rice JC, Weil J. Myopathic background of non-compaction in children: reply. European Heart Journal. 2007; 1(28):139-140.
    23. Lilje C, Krug I, Hildebrandt F, Brandis M. [How I felt about it: thoughts on a consultation]. Monatsschrift für Kinderheilkunde. 2007; Suppl1(155):37-38.
    24. Lilje C, Rázek V, Joyce JJ, Rau T, Finckh BF, Weiss F, Habermann CR, Rice JC, Weil J. Complications of non-compaction of the left ventricular myocardium in a paediatric population: a prospective study. Eur Heart J. 2006 Aug; 27(15):1855-60. PMID: 16818458.
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    25. Lilje C, Weiss F, Lacour-Gayet F, Ntalakoura K, Rázek V, Weil J. Images in cardiovascular medicine. Complete ectopia cordis. Circulation. 2006 May 16; 113(19):e757-8. PMID: 16702476.
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    26. Lilje C, Rázek V, Schäfer H, Weil J. Noncompaction of the ventricular myocardium. J Pediatr. 2006 Apr; 148(4):562. PMID: 16647426.
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    27. Mir TS, Haun C, Lilje C, Läer S, Weil J. Utility of N-terminal brain natriuretic peptide plasma concentrations in comparison to lactate and troponin in children with congenital heart disease following open-heart surgery. Pediatr Cardiol. 2006 Mar-Apr; 27(2):209-16. PMID: 16391984.
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    28. Lilje C, Weiss F, Weil J. Detection of partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection by magnetic resonance imaging. Pediatr Cardiol. 2005 Jul-Aug; 26(4):490-1. PMID: 15690235.
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    29. Lilje C, Joyce JJ. Images in cardiovascular medicine. Giant coronary artery aneurysms in Kawasaki disease. Circulation. 2005 Jun 21; 111(24):e440. PMID: 15967855.
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    30. Weiss F, Habermann CR, Lilje C, Nimz M, Rasek V, Dallmeyer J, Stork A, Graessner J, Weil J, Adam G. [MRI of pulmonary arteries in follow-up after arterial-switch-operation (ASO) for transposition of great arteries (d-TGA)]. Rofo. 2005 Jun; 177(6):849-55. PMID: 15902635.
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    31. Lilje C, Weiss F, Weil J. Non-invasive follow up of an atrial septal defect device occlusion. Heart. 2005 Apr; 91(4):464. PMID: 15772200.
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    32. Lilje C, Habermann CR, Weil J. Magnetic resonance imaging follow up of total cavopulmonary connection. Heart. 2005 Mar; 91(3):395. PMID: 15710739.
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    33. Weiss F, Habermann CR, Lilje C, Weil J, Adam G. [MRI of congenital heart disease in childhood]. Rofo. 2004 Feb; 176(2):191-9. PMID: 14872372.
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    34. Lilje C, Greiner P, Riede UN, Sontheimer J, Brandis M. Dieulafoy lesion in a one-year-old child. J Pediatr Surg. 2004 Jan; 39(1):133-4. PMID: 14694393.
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    35. Weiss F, Habermann CR, Lilje C, Razek W, Sievers J, Weil J, Adam G. [MRI in the diagnosis of non-compacted ventricular myocardium (NCVM) compared to echocardiography]. Rofo. 2003 Sep; 175(9):1214-9. PMID: 12964076.
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    36. Schmidt GN, Burmeister MA, Lilje C, Wappler F, Bischoff P. Acute heart failure during spinal surgery in a boy with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Br J Anaesth. 2003 Jun; 90(6):800-4. PMID: 12765898.
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    37. Weiss F, Habermann CR, Lilje C, Sasse K, Kühne T, Weil J, Adam G. [MRI in postoperative assessment of univentricular heart disease: correlation with echocardiography and angiography]. Rofo. 2002 Dec; 174(12):1537-43. PMID: 12471526.
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    38. Lilje CG, Heinen F, Laubenberger J, Krug I, Brandis M. Benign course of central pontine myelinolysis in a patient with anorexia nervosa. Pediatr Neurol. 2002 Aug; 27(2):132-5. PMID: 12213614.
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    39. Lilje C, Wilhelm C, Gildein HP. Congenital aneurysm of the descending aorta in a neonate. Am J Cardiol. 1999 Aug 15; 84(4):491-2, A10. PMID: 10468100.
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    40. Gildein HP, Germeroth O, Lilje C, Krüger M, Wildberg A, Mocellin R. [Interventional occlusion of persistent ductus arteriosus Botalli with Gianturco spirals]. Z Kardiol. 1999 Jul; 88(7):514-20. PMID: 10467651.
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    41. Lilje C, Wilhelm C, Gildein HP. Congenital aneurysm of the descending aorta in a neonate. American Journal of Cardiology. 1999; 4(84):491-492[A10].
    42. Lilje C, Sauter S, Hinkelbein W, Korinthenberg R, Niemeyer C. [Severe neuropathy after chemo- and radiotherapy of Ewing sarcoma]. Klin Padiatr. 1995 Jul-Aug; 207(4):204-6. PMID: 7564152.
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    43. Lilje C. Klinische 'ethics consultation' in den USA: Hintergründe, Denkstile und Praxis [Clinical ethics consultation in the US: theory and practice]. Medizin in Recht und Ethik [Medicine in law and ethics], Vol 31. 1995; 1-263.
    44. Lilje C. Ethics consultation: a dangerous, antidemocratic charlatanry? Camb Q Healthc Ethics. 1993; 2(4):438-42. PMID: 11643218.
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    45. Lilje C. Methodische Grundlagen ethischer Handlungsbegründung im Rahmen der US-amerikanischen 'Bioethics' [Decision-making in US-bioethics]. In Schubert-Lehnhardt V (ed.). Ethik in der Medizin und Biotechnologie. 1991; 14-18.
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