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Nelangi M. Pinto

Nelangi M. Pinto, MD

Languages spoken: English

Academic Information

Departments Adjunct - Pediatrics

Divisions: Cardiology

Academic Office Information

Board Certification

  • National Board of Medical Examiners

Research Interests

  • Improved and cost-effective care of congenital heart disease in developing countries
  • Epidemiology and prevention of acquired heart disease

Nelangi M. Pinto, MD is a member of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Utah School of Medicine and Primary Children´s Hospital. Her subspecialty is non-invasive imaging and she is the Director of the Fetal Heart Program. She sees patients with all forms of congenital heart disease from infancy through late adolescence. Dr. Pinto also specializes in fetal echocardiography and has a research interest in improving prenatal detection of congenital heart disease.

Education History

Graduate Training University of Utah
The Children's Hospital Philadelphia
Residency University of Washington
University of Washington
Professional Medical University of Michigan
Harvard University

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Buyon JP, Masson M, Izmirly CG, Phoon C, Acherman R, Sinkovskaya E, Abuhamad A, Makhoul M, Satou G, Hogan W, Pinto N, Moon-Grady A, Howley L, Donofrio M, Krishnan A, Ahmadzia H, Levasseur S, Paul E, Owens S, Cumbermack K, Matta J, Joffe G, Lindblade C, Haxel C, Kohari K, Copel J, Strainic J, Doan T, Bermudez-Wagner K, Holloman C, Sheth SS, Killen S, Tacy T, Kaplinski M, Hornberger L, Carlucci PM, Izmirly P, Fraser N, Clancy RM, Cuneo BF (2023). Prospective Evaluation of High Titer Autoantibodies and Fetal Home Monitoring in the Detection of Atrioventricular Block Among Anti-SSA/Ro Pregnancies. Arthritis Rheumatol, 76(3), 411-420. (Read full article)
  2. Saha P, Tjoeng YL, Algaze C, Kameny R, Pinto N, Chan T (2023). Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Cardiac Reintervention After Pediatric Cardiac Surgical Procedures. Ann Thorac Surg. (Read full article)
  3. Thorpe A, Delaney RK, Pinto NM, Ozanne EM, Pershing ML, Hansen LM, Lambert LM, Fagerlin A (2023). Parents' Psychological and Decision-Making Outcomes following Prenatal Diagnosis with Complex Congenital Heart Defect: An Exploratory Study. MDM Policy Pract, 8(2), 23814683231204551. (Read full article)
  4. Moon-Grady AJ, Lee H, Lopez L, Fatusin O, Freud LR, Hogan W, Krishnan A, McFarland C, Minich LL, Morris SA, Pinto N, Presson AP, Tacy TA, Donofrio MT, Fetal Heart Society (2023). Fetal Echocardiographic Z Score Pilot Project: Study Design and Impact of Gestational Age and Variable Type on Reproducibility of Measurements Within and Across Investigators. J Am Soc Echocardiogr, 36(9), 978-997. (Read full article)
  5. Lopez KN, Morris SA, Krishnan A, Jacobs MB, Bhat AH, Chelliah A, Chiu JS, Cuneo BF, Freire G, Hornberger LK, Howley L, Husain N, Ikemba C, Kavanaugh-McHugh A, Kutty S, Lee C, McBrien A, Michelfelder EC, Pinto NM, Schwartz R, Stern KWD, Taylor C, Thakur V, Tworetzky W, Wittlieb-Weber C, Woldu K, Donofrio MT, Peyvandi S, Fetal Heart Society Research Collaborative (2023). Associations Between Maternal Sociodemographics and Hospital Mortality in Newborns With Prenatally Diagnosed Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. Circulation, 148(3), 283-285. (Read full article)
  6. Jepson BM, Metz TD, Miller TA, Son SL, Ou Z, Presson AP, Nance A, Pinto NM (2023). Pregnancy loss in major fetal congenital heart disease: incidence, risk factors and timing. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol, 62(1), 75-87. (Read full article)
  7. Moon-Grady AJ, Donofrio MT, Gelehrter S, Hornberger L, Kreeger J, Lee W, Michelfelder E, Morris SA, Peyvandi S, Pinto NM, Pruetz J, Sethi N, Simpson J, Srivastava S, Tian Z (2023). Guidelines and Recommendations for Performance of the Fetal Echocardiogram: An Update from the American Society of Echocardiography. J Am Soc Echocardiogr, 36(7), 679-723. (Read full article)
  8. Delaney RK, Thorpe A, Pinto NM, Ozanne EM, Pershing ML, Hansen LM, Lambert LM, Tanner K, Fagerlin A (2023). Parents' quality of life and health after treatment decision for a fetus with severe congenital heart defect. J Pediatr Nurs, 70, 20-25. (Read full article)
  9. Yamauchi MSW, Puchalski MD, Weng HY, Pinto NM, Etheridge SP, Presson AP, Minich LL, Williams RV (2022). Variation in provider compliance with sports restriction guidelines in children with an isolated bicuspid aortic valve. Cardiol Young, 1-6. (Read full article)
  10. Einerson BD, Nelson R, Botto LD, Minich LL, Krikov S, Waitzman N, Pinto NM (2022). Prenatally diagnosed congenital heart disease: the cost of maternal care. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med, 35, 1-7. (Read full article)
  11. Delaney RK, Pinto NM, Ozanne EM, Stark LA, Pershing ML, Thorpe A, Witteman HO, Thokala P, Lambert LM, Hansen LM, Greene TH, Fagerlin A (2021). Study protocol for a randomised clinical trial of a decision aid and values clarification method for parents of a fetus or neonate diagnosed with a life-threatening congenital heart defect. BMJ Open, 11(12), e055455. (Read full article)
  12. Pinto NM, Patel A, Delaney RK, Donofrio MT, Marino BS, Miller S, Ozanne EM, Zickmund SL, Karasawa MH, Pershing ML, Fagerlin A (2021). Provider insights on shared decision-making with families affected by CHD. Cardiol Young, 1-8. (Read full article)
  13. Delaney RK, Pinto NM, Ozanne EM, Brown H, Stark LA, Watt MH, Karasawa M, Patel A, Donofrio MT, Steltzer MM, Miller SG, Zickmund SL, Fagerlin A (2021). Parents' decision-making for their foetus or neonate with a severe congenital heart defect. Cardiol Young, 32(6), 1-8. (Read full article)
  14. Pinto NM, LuAnn Minich L, Yoo M, Floyd A, Wilkes J, VanDerslice J, Yamauchi M, Nelson R (2021). Influence of Geographic Access on Surgical Center Readmissions After Index Congenital Heart Surgery. J Pediatr, 234, 195-204.e3. (Read full article)
  15. Weyhrauch DL, Truong DT, Pinto NM, Amula V, Lambert LM, Zhang C, Presson AP, Wilkes J, Minich LL, Williams RV (2021). Changes in Provider Prescribing Behavior for Infants with Single Ventricle Physiology After Evidence-Based Publications. Pediatr Cardiol, 42(5), 1224-1232. (Read full article)
  16. Krishnan A, Jacobs MB, Morris SA, Peyvandi S, Bhat AH, Chelliah A, Chiu JS, Cuneo BF, Freire G, Hornberger LK, Howley L, Husain N, Ikemba C, Kavanaugh-McHugh A, Kutty S, Lee C, Lopez KN, McBrien A, Michelfelder EC, Pinto NM, Schwartz R, Stern KWD, Taylor C, Thakur V, Tworetzky W, Wittlieb-Weber C, Woldu K, Donofrio MT, Fetal Heart Society (2021). Impact of Socioeconomic Status, Race and Ethnicity, and Geography on Prenatal Detection of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and Transposition of the Great Arteries. Circulation, 143(21), 2049-2060. (Read full article)
  17. McFarland CA, Truong DT, Pinto NM, Minich LL, Burch PT, Eckhauser AW, Lal AK, Molina KM, Ou Z, Presson AP, May LJ (2020). Implications of Left Ventricular Dysfunction at Presentation for Infants with Coarctation of the Aorta. Pediatr Cardiol, 42(1), 72-77. (Read full article)
  18. Pinto NM, Morris SA, Moon-Grady AJ, Donofrio MT (2020). Prenatal cardiac care: Goals, priorities & gaps in knowledge in fetal cardiovascular disease: Perspectives of the Fetal Heart Society. Prog Pediatr Cardiol, 59, 101312. (Read full article)
  19. Pasquali SK, Chiswell K, Hall M, Thibault D, Romano JC, Gaynor JW, Shahian DM, Jacobs ML, Gaies MG, OBrien SM, Norton EC, Hill KD, Cowper PA, Pinto NM, Shah SS, Mayer JE, Jacobs JP (2020). Estimating Resource Utilization in Congenital Heart Surgery. Ann Thorac Surg, 110(3), 962-968. (Read full article)
  20. Johnson JT, Sullivan KL, Nelson RE, Sheng X, Greene TH, Bailly DK, Eckhauser AW, Marino BS, Minich LL, Pinto NM (2020). Factors That Contribute to Cost Differences Based on ICU of Admission in Neonates Undergoing Congenital Heart Surgery: A Novel Decomposition Analysis. Pediatr Crit Care Med, 21(9), e842-e847. (Read full article)
  21. Asrani P, Pinto NM, Puchalski MD, Ou Z, Silver RM, Zinkhan EK, Heuser CC, Nance A, Miller TA (2020). Maternal Predictors of Disparate Outcomes in Children With Single Ventricle Congenital Heart Disease. J Am Heart Assoc, 9(12), e014363. (Read full article)
  22. Pinto NM, Henry KA, Grobman WA, Ness A, Miller S, Ellestad S, Gotteiner N, Tacy T, Wei G, Minich LL, Kinney AY (2019). Physician Barriers and Facilitators for Screening for Congenital Heart Disease With Routine Obstetric Ultrasound: A National United States Survey. J Ultrasound Med, 39(6), 1143-1153. (Read full article)
  23. Pinto NM, Henry KA, Wei G, Sheng X, Green T, Puchalski MD, Byrne JLB, Kinney AY (2019). Barriers to Sonographer Screening for Fetal Heart Defects: A U.S. National Survey. Fetal Diagn Ther, 47(3), 188-197. (Read full article)
  24. Pasquali SK, Kaltman JR, Gaynor JW, McCrindle BW, Newburger JW, Anderson BR, Scheurer MA, Pinto NM, Anderson JB, Oster ME, Jacobs JP, Marino BS, Mery CM, Pearson GD (2019). Enhancing efficiency and scientific impact of a clinical trials network: the Pediatric Heart Network Integrated CARdiac Data and Outcomes (iCARD) Collaborative. Cardiol Young, 29(9), 1121-1126. (Read full article)
  25. Mercer-Rosa L, Elci OU, Pinto NM, Tanel RE, Goldmuntz E (2018). 22q11.2 Deletion Status and Perioperative Outcomes for Tetralogy of Fallot with Pulmonary Atresia and Multiple Aortopulmonary Collateral Vessels. Pediatr Cardiol, 39(5), 906-910. (Read full article)
  26. Pinto NM, Nelson R, Botto L, Puchalski MD, Krikov S, Kim J, Waitzman NJ (2017). Costs, mortality, and hospital usage in relation to prenatal diagnosis in d-transposition of the great arteries. Birth Defects Res, 109(4), 262-270. (Read full article)
  27. Johnson JT, Eckhauser AW, Pinto NM, Weng HY, Minich LL, Tani LY (2014). Indications for intervention in asymptomatic children with chronic mitral regurgitation. Pediatr Cardiol, 36(2), 417-22. (Read full article)