Elena Amin, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address550 16th Street, #5760
San Francisco CA 94158
Phone415-476-2710
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    University of Dundee Medical School, Dundee, Scotland, United KingdomMBChB07/2006Medicine
    National Health Service, Scotland, United Kingdom08/2008Foundation Training Program
    Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA06/2012Pediatric Residency
    National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, Laboratory of Molecular Cardiology, Bethesda, MD06/2014Molecular Cardiology Research Fellowship
    National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, Cardiovascular Intervention Program, Bethesda, MD06/2015Interventional Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Research Fellowship
    Children's National Medical Center, The George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC06/2015Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship
    Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University, Atlanta, GA06/2016Pediatric Interventional Cardiology Fellowship

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    Dr. Elena Amin is a cardiologist who specializes in cardiac catheterization, a minimally invasive procedure for diagnosing and treating heart problems. She cares for both children and adults born with heart conditions. With additional training in using MRI technology for procedures to address heart problems, she has experience performing MRI-guided cardiac catheterization, which has the benefit of being radiation-free.

    Amin's research focuses on developing minimally invasive, radiation-minimizing procedures to diagnose and treat heart conditions. She is also involved in research studying outcomes for infants and children with pulmonary hypertension (high blood pressure in the lungs).

    Amin earned her medical degree from the University of Dundee School of Medicine in Scotland and completed additional training through the National Health Service Scotland. She completed a residency in pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School. At the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (part of the National Institutes of Health), she completed a research fellowship in molecular cardiology as well as a research fellowship in interventional cardiac MRI. She then completed a pediatric cardiology fellowship at Children's National Medical Center (an affiliate of the George Washington School of Medicine & Health Sciences), followed by a fellowship in interventional pediatric cardiology at Emory University.

    In her free time, Amin enjoys hiking with her husband and sons, exploring the beauty of Northern California.

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    1. Usefulness of PREDIC3T Case Type Risk Category in the CRISP Registry. Am J Cardiol. 2024 Feb 01; 212:73-79. Kobayashi D, Amin EK, Morgan GJ, Reddy SRV, Fleming GA, Forbes TJ, Nykanen DG. PMID: 38040279.
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    2. Associated radiation exposure from medical imaging and excess lifetime risk of developing cancer in pediatric patients with pulmonary hypertension. Pulm Circ. 2023 Jul; 13(3):e12282. Mahendra M, Chu P, Amin EK, Nawaytou H, Duncan JR, Fineman JR, Smith-Bindman R. PMID: 37614831; PMCID: PMC10442605.
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    3. Pregnancy in the cath lab. Congenital Cardiology Today. 2023. Amin EK, El-Said H, Trucco S .
    4. Hemodynamic assessment of transitioning from parenteral prostacyclin to selexipag in pediatric pulmonary hypertension. Pulm Circ. 2022 Oct; 12(4):e12159. Colglazier E, Stevens L, Parker C, Nawaytou HM, Amin EK, Becerra J, Steurer M, Fineman JR. PMID: 36514390; PMCID: PMC9732384.
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    5. Congenital Aortic-Left Atrial Tunnel with Coarctation and Anomalous Left Coronary Artery from the Pulmonary Artery: A First-of-its-kind Case Report. Pediatr Cardiol. 2022 Aug; 43(6):1396-1400. Mittal N, Reddy A, Moon-Grady AJ, Amin EK. PMID: 35403888; PMCID: PMC9293803.
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    6. In Memory of Kanishka Ratnayaka. Curr Cardiol Rep. 2022 Feb 24. Amin EK. PMID: 35201559.
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    7. MRI-Guided Cardiac Catheterization in Congenital Heart Disease: How to Get Started. Curr Cardiol Rep. 2022 04; 24(4):419-429. Amin EK, Campbell-Washburn A, Ratnayaka K. PMID: 35107702; PMCID: PMC8979923.
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    8. Genetics dictating therapeutic decisions in pediatric pulmonary hypertension? A case report suggesting we are getting closer. Pulm Circ. 2022 Jan; 12(1):e12033. Stevens L, Colglazier E, Parker C, Amin EK, Nawaytou H, Teitel D, Reddy VM, Welch CL, Chung WK, Fineman JR. PMID: 35506084; PMCID: PMC9052973.
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    9. Pulmonary Circulation. Genetics dictating therapeutic decisions in pediatric pulmonary hypertension? A case report suggesting we are getting closer. 2022; 12(1):e12033. Leah Stevens, Elizabeth Colglazier, Claire Parker, Elena K. Amin, Hythem Nawaytou, David Teitel, Vadiyala M. Reddy, Carrie L. Welch, Wendy K. Chung, Jeffrey R. Fineman. View Publication.
    10. Doppler Echocardiographic Features of Pulmonary Vein Stenosis in Ex-Preterm Children. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2022 04; 35(4):435-442. Lin Y, Amin EK, Keller RL, Teitel DF, Nawaytou HM. PMID: 34986343.
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    11. Novel Documentation of Onset and Rapid Advancement of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension without Symptoms in BMPR2 Mutation Carriers: Cautionary Tales? Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2020 12 01; 202(11):1587-1589. Amin EK, Austin ED, Parker C, Colglazier E, Nawaytou H, Leary PJ, Hemnes AR, Teitel D, Fineman JR. PMID: 32692583.
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    12. Giant Neonatal Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation: An Imaging and Management Challenge. CASE (Phila). 2020 Dec; 4(6):526-530. Lin Y, Hogan W, Stillwell K, Moore P, Peyvandi S, Amin E, Quezada E. PMID: 33376847; PMCID: PMC7756164.
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    13. Quantitative cardiac magnetic resonance T2 imaging offers ability to non-invasively predict acute allograft rejection in children. Cardiol Young. 2020 Jun; 30(6):852-859. Sethi N, Doshi A, Doshi T, Cross R, Cronin I, Amin E, Kanter J, Scheel J, Khan S, Campbell-Washburn A, Olivieri L. PMID: 32456723; PMCID: PMC7654096.
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    14. X-ray fused with MRI guidance of pre-selected transcatheter congenital heart disease interventions. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2019 Sep 01; 94(3):399-408. Grant EK, Kanter JP, Olivieri LJ, Cross RR, Campbell-Washburn A, Faranesh AZ, Cronin I, Hamann KS, O'Byrne ML, Slack MC, Lederman RJ, Ratnayaka K. PMID: 31062506; PMCID: PMC6823111.
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    15. Right heart catheterization using metallic guidewires and low SAR cardiovascular magnetic resonance fluoroscopy at 1.5 Tesla: first in human experience. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2018 06 21; 20(1):41. Campbell-Washburn AE, Rogers T, Stine AM, Khan JM, Ramasawmy R, Schenke WH, McGuirt DR, Mazal JR, Grant LP, Grant EK, Herzka DA, Lederman RJ. PMID: 29925397; PMCID: PMC6011242.
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    16. Radiation-free CMR diagnostic heart catheterization in children. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2017 Sep 06; 19(1):65. Ratnayaka K, Kanter JP, Faranesh AZ, Grant EK, Olivieri LJ, Cross RR, Cronin IF, Hamann KS, Campbell-Washburn AE, O'Brien KJ, Rogers T, Hansen MS, Lederman RJ. PMID: 28874164; PMCID: PMC5585983.
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    17. CMR fluoroscopy right heart catheterization for cardiac output and pulmonary vascular resistance: results in 102 patients. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2017 Jul 27; 19(1):54. Rogers T, Ratnayaka K, Khan JM, Stine A, Schenke WH, Grant LP, Mazal JR, Grant EK, Campbell-Washburn A, Hansen MS, Ramasawmy R, Herzka DA, Xue H, Kellman P, Faranesh AZ, Lederman RJ. PMID: 28750642; PMCID: PMC5530573.
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    18. Increasing propensity to pursue operative closure of atrial septal defects following changes in the instructions for use of the Amplatzer Septal Occluder device: An observational study using data from the Pediatric Health Information Systems database. Am Heart J. 2017 Oct; 192:85-97. O'Byrne ML, Shinohara RT, Grant EK, Kanter JP, Gillespie MJ, Dori Y, Rome JJ, Glatz AC. PMID: 28938967; PMCID: PMC5741186.
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    19. Multicenter Experience Evaluating Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve Replacement in Bovine Jugular Vein (Contegra) Right Ventricle to Pulmonary Artery Conduits. Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2017 Jun; 10(6). Morray BH, McElhinney DB, Boudjemline Y, Gewillig M, Kim DW, Grant EK, Bocks ML, Martin MH, Armstrong AK, Berman D, Danon S, Hoyer M, Delaney JW, Justino H, Qureshi AM, Meadows JJ, Jones TK. PMID: 28600328.
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    20. Real-time MRI guidance of cardiac interventions. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2017 10; 46(4):935-950. Campbell-Washburn AE, Tavallaei MA, Pop M, Grant EK, Chubb H, Rhode K, Wright GA. PMID: 28493526; PMCID: PMC5675556.
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    21. Acute Cardiac MRI Assessment of Radiofrequency Ablation Lesions for Pediatric Ventricular Arrhythmia: Feasibility and Clinical Correlation. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2017 May; 28(5):517-522. Grant EK, Berul CI, Cross RR, Moak JP, Hamann KS, Sumihara K, Cronin I, O'Brien KJ, Ratnayaka K, Hansen MS, Kellman P, Olivieri LJ. PMID: 28245348; PMCID: PMC5444970.
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    22. The Role of 3-D Heart Models in Planning and Executing Interventional Procedures. Can J Cardiol. 2017 09; 33(9):1074-1081. Grant EK, Olivieri LJ. PMID: 28624249.
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    23. Transseptal Anchored Vascular Plug Closure of Mitral Valve Perforation. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2017 03 13; 10(5):e45-e46. Grant EK, Kim DW, Border WL, Lerakis S, Babaliaros V, Vincent RN. PMID: 28216218.
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    24. Dark blood late enhancement imaging. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2016 Nov 07; 18(1):77. Kellman P, Xue H, Olivieri LJ, Cross RR, Grant EK, Fontana M, Ugander M, Moon JC, Hansen MS. PMID: 27817748; PMCID: PMC5098284.
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    25. Ablation of ventricular arrhythmia originating from the aortic sinus of Valsalva in an adolescent with anomalous origin of the right coronary artery. Cardiol Young. 2016 Jun; 26(5):987-90. Grant EK, Berul CI. PMID: 26939865.
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    26. Use of Pulmonary Hypertension Medications in Patients with Tetralogy of Fallot with Pulmonary Atresia and Multiple Aortopulmonary Collaterals. Pediatr Cardiol. 2016 Feb; 37(2):304-12. Grant EK, Berger JT. PMID: 26511384.
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    27. Image Fusion Guided Device Closure of Left Ventricle to Right Atrium Shunt. Circulation. 2015 Oct 06; 132(14):1366-7. Grant EK, Faranesh AZ, Cross RR, Olivieri LJ, Hamann KS, O'Brien KJ, Hansen MS, Donofrio MT, Lederman RJ, Ratnayaka K, Slack MC. PMID: 26438770; PMCID: PMC4707444.
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    28. Interventional Cardiology. Transcatheter Therapy for Arrhythmias in Patients with Complex Congenital Heart Disease. 2015; (7(2)):199-215. Grant EK, Berul CI.
    29. Cardiac findings in fetal and pediatric autopsies: a five-year retrospective review. Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2009 Mar-Apr; 12(2):103-10. Grant EK, Evans MJ. PMID: 18721004.
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