Bill A Pietra

Bill A Pietra, M.D.

Chief & Clinical Professor

Department: MD-COGNITAL HRT CTR EXCELLENCE
Business Phone: (352) 273-7770
Business Email: b.pietra@ufl.edu

About Bill A Pietra

Biagio “Bill” A. Pietra, MD, is board-certified in general pediatrics and pediatric cardiology, and leads the pediatric cardiology program at UF Health. Dr. Pietra received his bachelor’s and post-baccalaureate degrees from UF. He received his medical degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa. Dr. Pietra completed his pediatric internship, pediatric residency and his pediatric cardiology fellowship at the Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati. 

Dr. Pietra has spent most of his career as medical director for the pediatric cardiac transplant program and pediatric cardiac mechanical assist program at The Colorado Children’s Hospital, Aurora, where he also was associate professor in the department of pediatrics, division of cardiology at the University of Colorado, Health Sciences. 

Dr. Pietra has received awards from the American Heart Association and National Institutes of Health-R01. He continues to review grants while serving on the National Institutes of Health-National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Study Sections.

Dr. Pietra is a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Cardiology. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Society of Transplantation and the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation. He also has served as a diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners.

 

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Pediatrics
Subspecialties
  • Congenital Heart Surgery

Publications

2018
Heart Transplantation for Adult Congenital Heart Disease: Overview and Special Considerations
Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications. 3(1):73-84 [DOI] 10.15212/CVIA.2017.0043.
2015
Cardiac Allograft Tolerance Induction Via Anti-Lfa-1 Monotherapy Is Dependent On An Indirect Cd8 T-Cell
Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. 34(4, S):S51-S52
2015
Single Drug Immunosuppression for Infant Heart Transplant Recipients
Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. 34(4, S):S322-S323
2010
First pediatric transatlantic air ambulance transportation on a Berlin Heart EXCOR left ventricular assist device as a bridge to transplantation.
Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies. 11(2):e24-5 [DOI] 10.1097/PCC.0b013e3181bc5974. [PMID] 20216173.
2009
Outcome of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for early primary graft failure after pediatric heart transplantation.
Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 54(8):730-7 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jacc.2009.04.062. [PMID] 19679252.
2005
Altered ventricular mechanics in cardiac allografts: a tissue Doppler study in 30 children without prior rejection events.
The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation. 24(11):1804-13 [PMID] 16297786.
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Grants

Sep 2019 – May 2021
Integrating Multi-parametric Echocardiography with Computer Assisted Analyses in Detection for Early Allograft Rejection in Pediatric Heart Transplant Recipients: A Pilot prospective Multicenter Trial.
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: ENDURING HEARTS
Sep 2017 ACTIVE
Phase III Multi-center Open Label Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing Everolimus and Low Dose Tacrolimus to Tacrolimus to Tacrolimus and Mycophenolate Mofetil at 6 Months Post Heart Transplant to Prevent Long-Term Complications after Pediatric Heart Trans
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: BOSTON CHILDRENS HOSP via US ARMY MED RES ACQUISITION

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2018
MDC7400 Pediatric Clerkship

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-7770
Emails:
Business:
b.pietra@ufl.edu