Christopher Mastropietro, MD

Christopher Mastropietro, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Medical Director, Cardiovascular ICU

Email: cmastrop@iu.edu



Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care

Areas of Interest

Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care

Dr. Chris Mastropietro is the medical director of the CVICU. He is an avid researcher and educator of cardiac disease.


2000 MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine

Intership, residency. New York Hospital in affiliation with Weill Medical College of Cornell University


Fellowship. Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian

Honors & Awards

2012 Wayne State University School of Medicine College Teaching Award

AAP National Conference and Exhibition Best Overall Abstract, Section on
Critical Care

2008 Assistant Professor Teacher of the Year, Wayne State University-Children’s Hospital of Michigan



Research & Grants

Representative Publications

Miletic K*, Spiering T*, Delius RE, Walters III HL, Mastropietro CW. Use of a Novel Vasoactive-Ventilation-Renal Score to Predict Outcomes after Pediatric Cardiac Surgery. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2014 Dec 8. [Epub ahead of print]

*Green J, Walters HL, Delius RE, Sarnaik A, Mastropietro CW. Prevalence and Risk Factors for Upper Airway Obstruction after Pediatric Cardiac Surgery. Journal of Pediatrics 2014, Nov 5. doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2014.10.070. [Epub ahead of print]

Prentice E, Morrey N, Richards K, Mastropietro CW. Emergency Department Utilization After Stage II Palliation For Children With Single Ventricle Lesions. Pediatric Emergency Medicine 2014, in press.

Mastropietro CW, *Miletic K, Chen H, Rossi NF. Effect of Corticosteroids on Arginine Vasopressin after Pediatric Cardiac Surgery. J Crit Care 2014, 29(6): 982-6.

*Rosner E, Mastropietro CW. Prior Cardiac Surgery is Independently Associated with Decreased Survival after Infant Tracheostomy. Respir Care. 2015; 60(1):47-55.

*Narayana Gowda KM, Zidan m, Walters HL, Delius RE, Mastropietro CW. Peritoneal Drainage versus Pleural Drainage after Pediatric Cardiac Surgery. World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery 2014; 5 (3), 413-420.

*Chauhan M, *Prentice E, Zidan M, Walters HL, Delius RE, Mastropietro CW. Necessity of Temporary Epicardial Pacing Wires after Surgery for Congenital Heart Disease. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2014; 97(6): 2148-2153.

*Pitman-Hunt C, Richards KL, Delius RE, Walters HL, Mastropietro CW. Safety and utility of passive peritoneal drainage following Fontan palliation. Cardiol Young 2013; Jun 4:1-7.

Mastropietro CW, *Barrett R, *Davalos MC, Zidan M, Valentine KM, Delius RE, Walters HL. Cumulative Corticosteroid Exposure and Infection Risk after Complex Pediatric Cardiac Surgery. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2013; 95(6): 2133-2139.

Williams JJ, Mayurasakorn K, Vannucci SJ, Mastropietro CW, Bazan NG,Ten VS, Deckelbaum RJ. n-3 Fatty Acid Rich Triglyceride Emulsions are Neuroprotective after Cerebral Hypoxic-Ischemic Injury in Neonatal Mice. PLOS ONE 2013; 8(2): e56233.

*Davalos MC, *Barrett R, Seshadri S, Walters HL 3rd, Delius RE, Zidan M, Mastropietro CW. Hyponatremia during Arginine Vasopressin Therapy in Children Following Cardiac Surgery. Pediatr Crit Care Med 2013; 14(3):290-7

Mastropietro CW, Mahan M, Valentine KM, Clark JA, Hines PC, Walters HL 3rd, Delius RE, Sarnaik AP, Rossi NF. Copeptin as a marker of relative arginine vasopressin deficiency after pediatric cardiac surgery. Intensive Care Med 2012; 38(12): 2047-2054.

Mastropietro CW, *Davalos MC, Seshadri S, Walters H, Delius R. Clinical Response to Arginine Vasopressin Therapy after Pediatric Cardiac Surgery. Cardiol Young 2012; 23(3):387-93.

*Saini A, Delius RE, Seshadri S, Walters H 3rd, Mastropietro CW. Passive peritoneal drainage improves fluid balance after surgery for congenital heart disease. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2012; 41(2):256-60.

*Cashen K, Gupta P, Mastropietro CW. Infants with Single Ventricle Physiology in the Emergency Department: Are Physicians Prepared? J Pediatr 2011;159(2): 273-7.

*Prentice E, Mastropietro CW. Flexible Bronchoscopy in Children on Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Cardiac Failure. Pediatr Crit Care Med 2011; 12(4): 422-5.