Christopher J. Petit, M.D.

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Pediatric Cardiologist
Sibley Heart Center Cardiology

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine
Education and Training Medical Degree: Vanderbilt University Medical School, Nashville, Tennessee, 1999
Residency: Pediatrics, Children’s Memorial Hospital, Northwestern Medical School, Chicago, Illinois, 1999-2002
Fellowship: Pediatric Cardiology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003-2006 Interventional Catheterization, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2006-2007


  • Pediatric Cardiology, American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
Professional Scientific Societies
  • American College of Cardiology
  • Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions
  • American Heart Association

Publications / Presentations

Selected journal articles authored/co-authored by Dr. Petit are available at PubMed, the online database provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine / National Institutes of Health Publications.

  • Authored/co-authored 26 publications
  • Authored/co-authored 39 journal abstracts
  • Participated in 20 national presentations
  • Participated in 16 local presentations
  • Presented at 20 national and 6 international research conferences

  • Ann Newman Fellow, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia–2006
  • Dan G. McNamara Teaching Award, Texas Children’s Hospital–2011
  • Fulbright & Jaworski Teaching Excellence, Baylor College of Medicine–2011
  • PICS Young Leadership Award, Pediatric and Adult Interventional Cardiac Symposium–2012
  • Derek A. Fyfe Award for Excellence in Teaching in Pediatric Cardiology 2012-2013
  • Derek A. Fyfe Award for Excellence in Teaching Pediatric Cardiology, 2013-2014
  • Center for Pediatric Innocation Grant - Development of a Pediatric Transcather Heart Valve

Professional Interests
  • Interventional, Non-Surgical Cardiology
  • Single Ventricle Heart Disease
  • Outcomes Research in Congenital Heart Disease

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Additional Information Associate Editor – Congenital Heart Disease Journal