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Dr. O'Byrne is a pediatric cardiologist with research interests in cardiac disease outcomes, perioperative outcomes, and children with pulmonary hypertension. He combines the use of large observational datasets to study outcomes, practice variation, cost, and the determinants of health-related quality of life in this population.
Dr. O’Byrne's research focuses on improving outcomes in patients with congenital and acquired heart disease. To accomplish this, his research portfolio includes studies that leverage large observational datasets (clinical registries, administrative datasets, and claims databases) to assess quality of care and practice variation between hospitals, comparative effectiveness research, and economic outcomes.
Separately, he also leads a team evaluating patient-centered outcomes of patients and families with cardiac disease evaluating the biological and psychological determinants of health-related quality of life in this population. He is supported by a patient-centered career development award from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute as well as project support from foundations.
Education and Training
AB, Harvard University (Neurobiology), 2001
MD, Columbia University, 2007
Fellowship, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (Pediatric Cardiology), 2013
Fellowship, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CV Research), 2014
MSCE, University of Pennsylvania (Clinical Effectiveness), 2014
Fellowship, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (Interventional Cardiology), 2015
Titles and Academic Titles
Core Faculty, Clinical Futures
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
American Heart Association, 2002-
American College of Cardiology, 2010-
Society for Cardiac Angiography and Intervention, 2013-
Society of Pediatric Research, 2018-
American Thoracic Society, 2018-
International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, 2018-
Senior Resident Clinician Award, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2010
Christopher J White, MD Early Career Reviewer Award, 2017
CVDY Young Investigator Award Finalist, American Heart Association, 2018