Jennifer Co-Vu

Jennifer Co-Vu, M.D.

Associate Professor

Department: MD-COGNITAL HRT CTR EXCELLENCE
Business Phone: (352) 273-5422
Business Email: jcovu@mail.ufl.edu

About Jennifer Co-Vu

Jennifer Co-Vu, M.D., is board-certified in pediatric cardiology. At UF Health, Dr. Co-Vu serves as the director of the Fetal Cardiac Program at the UF Health Congenital Heart Center. She is also the director of theUF Health Congenital Heart Center Single Ventricle Home Monitoring Program, and is one of the pediatric cardiologists in the Turner Syndrome Center. Dr. Co-Vu’s academic appointments include serving as clinical assistant professor in the department of radiology, University of Florida College of Medicine and course director for fourth-year elective pediatric cardiology and pediatric cardiology.

She graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of the Philippines, Quezon City, Philippines. She received her medical degree from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine, Manila, Philippines.

Dr. Co-Vu completed a senior fellowship in non-invasive cardiac imaging at Boston Children’s Hospital and her pediatrics residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center. She was chief fellow in pediatric cardiology at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin at Herma Heart Institute in Milwaukee, where she also completed her pediatric cardiology fellowship PGY-5 and PGY-6. Dr. Co-Vu completed her PGY-4 pediatric cardiology fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation Children’s Hospital, Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Diseases in Cleveland.

Dr. Co-Vu has expertise in noninvasive cardiac imaging, including cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, cardiac computed tomography, or CT, and fetal echocardiography as well as treatment of fetal heart disease, and transesophageal and transthoracic echocardiography. She also has expertise in the care of infants and children with complex congenital heart disease, such as hypoplastic left heart syndrome.

Accomplishments

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society Clinical Teaching Award for Excellence in Clinical Instruction
2007 · University of Illinois at Chicago
Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award to an Outstanding Resident Role Model
2006 · University of Illinois at Chicago

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Cardiology
    American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics
    American Board of Pediatrics

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Pediatrics
Subspecialties
  • Pediatric Cardiology
Areas of Interest
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Echocardiography (ECHO) – Children
  • Fetal development
  • Fetal echocardiography
  • Fetal heart monitoring
  • Heart CT scan
  • Heart MRI
  • Heart murmurs
  • Imaging and radiology
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Pediatric heart surgery

Publications

2020
Optimized Computed Tomography Angiography Protocol for the Evaluation of Thrombus in Patients with Fontan Anatomy.
Pediatric cardiology. 41(8):1601-1607 [DOI] 10.1007/s00246-020-02417-9. [PMID] 32785745.
2019
Left Ventricular Aneurysm Following Blunt-Force Trauma in a Child.
CASE (Philadelphia, Pa.). 3(1):39-42 [DOI] 10.1016/j.case.2018.08.002. [PMID] 30828683.
2019
Impact of 3D Printouts in Optimizing Surgical Results for Complex Congenital Heart Disease.
World journal for pediatric & congenital heart surgery. 10(5):533-538 [DOI] 10.1177/2150135119852316. [PMID] 31496399.
2018
Effect of prenatal diagnosis on hospital costs in complete transposition of the great arteries.
Prenatal diagnosis. [DOI] 10.1002/pd.5271. [PMID] 29675828.
2017
Maternal hyperoxygenation: A potential therapy for congenital heart disease in the fetuses? A systematic review of the current literature.
Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.). 34(12):1822-1833 [DOI] 10.1111/echo.13722. [PMID] 29287137.
2016
Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Findings Late After the Arterial Switch Operation.
Circulation. Cardiovascular imaging. 9(9) [DOI] 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.116.004618. [PMID] 27601366.
2016
Left Ventricular Metastasis in Neuroblastoma: A Case Report.
Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology. 38(1):74-7 [DOI] 10.1097/MPH.0000000000000439. [PMID] 26479997.
2015
Pocket echocardiography system for detection of patent ductus arteriosus in neonates.
Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.). 32(2):319-24 [DOI] 10.1111/echo.12656. [PMID] 24919825.
2015
Cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging-based computational fluid dynamics/fluid-structure interaction pilot study to detect early vascular changes in pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes.
Pediatric cardiology. 36(4):851-61 [DOI] 10.1007/s00246-014-1071-7. [PMID] 25577225.
2015
Goldenhar Syndrome Associated with Extensive Arterial Malformations.
Case reports in pediatrics. 2015 [DOI] 10.1155/2015/954628. [PMID] 26688769.
2014
Ventricular septal defect.
Orphanet journal of rare diseases. 9 [DOI] 10.1186/s13023-014-0144-2. [PMID] 25523232.
2013
Coarctation of the aorta in late adolescence.
The Journal of pediatrics. 162(3):646-646.e1 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpeds.2012.09.022. [PMID] 23102791.
2010
A rare case of hypoplastic left heart syndrome and scimitar syndrome: value of neonatal cardiac magnetic resonance imaging.
Pediatric cardiology. 31(5):739-40 [DOI] 10.1007/s00246-010-9675-z. [PMID] 20195854.

Grants

Dec 2016 ACTIVE
Effects of maternal cortisol on perinatal cardiac metabolism and function
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NICHD

Education

Fellowship – Advanced Imaging
2010 · Children's Hospital, Boston
Fellowship – Pediatric Cardiology
2009 · Medical college of Wisconsin
Fellowship – Pediatric Cardiology
2007 · Children's Hospital, Cleveland
Residency – Pediatrics
2006 · University of Illinois at Chicago
Medical Degree
2001 · University of the Philippines
Bachelor of Science
1996 · University of the Philippines

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2014-2018
MDT7400 Elect Top/Pediatrics
2018
MDC7400 Pediatric Clerkship

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-5422
Emails:
Business:
jcovu@mail.ufl.edu