Mark Vranicar

Section Chief

Mark Vranicar

Section Chief


Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Pediatrics: Cardiology


I am the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Director of the Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization Lab, and Professor of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.


  • MD, Medicine Loyola Univ of Chicago, 1992

  • BS, Computer Science. University of Illinois at Urba, 1987


  • PHY GA Professional Licensing BRD, 2021

Awards & Honors

  • Abraham Flexner Master Educator Award in the area of Educational Innovation & Curriculum Development University of Kentucky College of Medicine’s Center for Excellence in Medical Education , 2014

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • RPED 5001

    Pediatrics Cardiology
  • PEDS 5005

    Pediatric Cardiology Extn.

Teaching Interests

I teach bedside hand-on skills to medical students, residents, and fellows as well as larger group lectures and have received a Master Educator Award by the University of Kentucky for Innovation in Education.


Selected Recent Publications

  • Bridge to Heart-Liver Transplantation With a Ventricular Assist Device in the Fontan Circulation, 2021
    Journal Article, Professional Journal

Research Interests

I have performed research in interventional cardiac catheterization techniques, using 3D modelling in congenital heart disease, evaluating and treating infants with patent ductus arteriosus and pulmonary hypertension, and pediatric exercise stress testing. I have participated in a number of multicenter drug research studies.