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Sara Trucco, MD

Job Title Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
4401 Penn Avenue, Suite Floor 3
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-5540 Phone
412-692-5138 Fax

Education and Training

Medical School:

2003 University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA


2006 Pediatrics, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford University Hospital and Clinics, Palo Alto, CA


2010 Interventional Catheterization, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, New York-Presbyterian, New York, NY
2009 Pediatric Cardiology, UCSF Children's Hospital, University of California, San Francisco, CA


  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American College of Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatric Cardiology


  • 2003 Charles Louis Wood MD Award in Ambulatory Pediatrics
  • 2003 Allegheny County Medical Society Senior Medical Student Award
  • 2002 American Medical Association National Leadership Award
  • 1998 Graduated Cum Laude from Duke University, Durham, NC
  • 1996 Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society


  • Trucco, SM, Hellenbrand, WE. "Chapter 13: Closure of ASDs with Pulmonary Hypertension: Assessing Operability." Transcatheter Closure of ASDs and PFOs: A Comprehensive Assessment. Editor: Ziyad Hijazi. 2010.
  • Trucco, SM, Barnoya J, Larrazabal, LA, Cataneda, A, Teitel, D. Detection of Congenital Heart Disease in Guatemala. 2010. (In press, 2010)
  • Trucco, SM, Jaeggi, E, Cuneo, B, Moon-Grady, A, Silverman, E, Silverman, NH, Hornberger, LK. Use of Intervenous Gammaglobulin and Corticosteroids in the Treatment of Maternal Autoantibody Mediated Cardiomyopathy. 2010. (Under review)

    View Dr. Trucco's full list of publications from PubMed.

Biography Summary

Dr. Sara Trucco trained in Pediatric Cardiology with a subspecialization in Pediatric Interventional Cardiac Catheterization. A native of Italy, she was raised in Pittsburgh. Her research interests include novel device/catheter use for cardiac transcatheter intervention and international public health.

Active Research Projects / Grants

  • Use of Intravenous Gammaglobulin and Steroids in the Treatment of Maternal Autoantibody Mediated Cardiomyopathy
  • Evaluation of Congenital Heart Disease Detection in Guatemala, and correlation with the United Nations' Human Development Index
Last Update
October 4, 2012
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October 4, 2012