About Lars Erickson, MD

Lars Erickson MD MPH, earned his medical degree from Duke University, completed his residency at the University of California at San Francisco and a fellowship in pediatric cardiology at Boston Children’s Hospital.  Following three years of active duty during the Gulf War he returned to Boston where he has practiced since.  He completed his MPH at the Harvard School of Public Health.  He has particular interests in congenital heart disease, outpatient pediatric cardiology and public health issues.

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Mass General for Children (MGfC)
55 Fruit St.
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 888-644-3248

Medical Education

  • MD, Duke University School of Medicine
  • Residency, University of CA/SF
  • Fellowship, Boston Children's Hospital (Trainees)

American Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Cardiology, American Board of Pediatrics

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  • Selected Publications:

    • Erickson LC, Torchiana DF, Schneider E, Newburger JW, Hannan EL. The relationship between managed care insurance and use of lower-mortality hospitals for CABG surgery, JAMA 2000; 283:1976-1982.
    • Erickson LC, Wise PH, Beiser AS, Cook EF, Newburger JW. The impact of insurance type on utilization of low-mortality hospitals for children undergoing cardiac surgery in California, Pediatrics 2000; 105:1271-1275.
    • Mackie AS, Gauvreau K, Newburger JW, Mayer JE, Erickson LC. Risk factors for readmission after neonatal cardiac surgery, Ann. Thorac. Surg. 2004;78(6):1972-1978.
    • Bacha EA, Scheule AM, Zurakowski D, Erickson LC, Hung J, Lang P, Mayer JE, del Nido PJ, Jonas RA. Long-term results after early primary repair of tetralogy of Fallot, J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 2001;122 (1):154-161.
    • Rhee EK, Evangelista JK, Nigrin DJ, Erickson LC. The impact of isolated secundum atrial septal defect closure on growth in undersized children, Am. J. Cardiol. 2000; 85:1472-5.
    • Erickson LC, Cocalis MW, George L. Partial anomalous left pulmonary artery: New evidence on the development of the pulmonary artery sling. Pediatr. Cardiol. 1996; 17:319-21.
    • Erickson LC, Cocalis MW, Lamberti JJ. An unusual "midseptal" sinus venosus atrial septal defect. Pediatr. Cardiol. 1996; 17:60-2
    • Erickson LC, Lopez A, Vlahakes GJ, King ME, Doody DP, Lang P. Massive intrahepatic shunting seen as severe cyanosis after the Fontan procedure in heterotaxy syndrome. Am. Heart J. 1996; 131:608-11.

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