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Francis M. McCaffrey, MD

Job Title Associate Professor, Pediatric Cardiology, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Division of Pediatric Cardiology
4401 Penn Avenue, Suite Floor 3
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-5540 Phone
412-692-5138 Fax

Education and Training

Medical School:

1980 The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA


1983 Department of Pediatrics, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE


1991 Department of Pediatrics, Section of Pediatric Cardiology, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA
1994 Department of Perinatal Cardiology, Magee-Women's Hospital and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA


  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow
  • American College of Cardiology, Fellow
  • American Heart Association, Cardiovascular Diseases of the Young

Board Certifications

  • National Board of Medical Examiners, Diplomate
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Diplomate
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Sub-board of Pediatric Cardiology, Diplomate
  • DEA


  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude, Washington and Jefferson College
  • Navy Letter of Commendation, U.S. Naval Hospital, Jacksonville, FL
  • Chairman's Teaching Award


  • Lutin WA, Brumund MR, Jones C, Tharpe CE, Montgomery M, McCaffrey FM. Hemodynamic abnormalities in fetuses with congenital heart disease. Pediatric Cardiology, 1999; Dec 20(6): 390-395.
  • O’Brien J, McCaffrey FM. Prenatal diagnosis and outcome of a ruptured aneurysm arising from the left atrium.  Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2001; April 17(4):347-349.
  • Richardson L, Topor Z, Bhakta D, McCaffrey F, Bruce E, Patwardhan A. Assessment of ventilatory sensitivity to carbon dioxide changes during orthostatis. Biomed Sci Instrum, 2002; 38: 301-305.

Research Interests

  • Evaluating the utility and application of fetal echocardiography
  • Pediatric physical fitness and exercise testing
  • Echocardiographic evaluation of patients with Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy
Last Update
October 4, 2012
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Last Update
October 4, 2012