Janine Arruda, MD

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Janine Arruda, MD

Director, Non-invasive imaging, Pediatric Cardiology – Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital
Clinical Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University
Staff, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine – University Hospitals, Case Western Reserve University
Staff, Department of Radiology - University Hospitals, Case Western Reserve University

  • Division: Cardiology


Dr. Arruda graduated from medical school in Recife, Brazil in 1984. Following three years of adult cardiology training and one year of congenital heart disease training in Sao Paulo, Brazil, she spent two years at the Hospital For Sick Children, University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada as a clinical research and echocardiography fellow. Her publications focused on the late cardiotoxicity effects of chemotherapy in childhood cancer and coarctation of the aorta.

Dr. Arruda completed her pediatric residency at the Children’s Hospital of Oklahoma, University of Oklahoma and her pediatric cardiology fellowship at Children’s Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University in Chicago. Dr. Arruda served as an assistant professor on the faculty of the Loyola University Medical Center for one year before joining the Cleveland Clinic where she served as a staff pediatric cardiologist for ten years.

Dr. Arruda joined Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital as the medical director of the pediatric cardiology non-invasive imaging laboratory in 2014. Besides general pediatric cardiology, her special interests include echocardiography, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in congenital heart disease and the cardiac manifestations of neuromuscular disorders.


American College of Cardiology
Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Imaging
American Society of Echocardiography


Selected Publications:

Leandro J., Smallhorn J.F., Benson L., Musewe N., Balfe J.W., Dyck J.D., West L., Freedom R.M. Ambulatory Blood Pressure Left Ventricular Mass and Function, After Successful Surgical Repair of Coarctation of the Aorta. JACC 1992; 20:197-204.
Leandro J., Balfe J.W., Smallhorn J.F., Benson L. Coarctation of the Aorta and Hypertension. Child Nephrol and Urol 1992; 12:124-127.

Leandro J., Dyck J.D., Poppe D., Shore R., Airhart C., Greenberg M., Gilday D., Smallhorn J.F., Benson L. Cardiac Dysfunction Late After Cardiotoxic Therapy for Childhood Cancer: Identification of a New Population at Risk. Am J Cardiol 1994; 74:1152-1156.

Noecker AM, Chen J-F, Zhou Q, White RD, Kopcak MW, Arruda MJ, Duncan BW. Development of patient-specific three-dimensional pediatric cardiac models. ASAIO J 52:349-353, 2006.

Lourdes Prieto, Paul Schoenhagen, M. Janine Arruda, Andrea Natale, Sarah Worley. Comparison of Stent versus Balloon Angioplasty for Pulmonary Vein Stenosis Complicating Pulmonary Vein Isolation.
J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 19:673-678, 2008.

Mumtaz MA, Lorber RO, Arruda J, Pettersson GB, Mavroudis C. Surgery for anomalous aortic origin of the coronary artery. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Mar;91(3):811-4; discussion 814-5.

Rajiah P, Setser RM, Desai MY, Flamm SD, Arruda JL. Utility of free-breathing, whole-heart, three-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging in the assessment of coronary anatomy for congenital heart disease. Pediatr Cardiol. 2011 Apr;32(4):418-25.

Qureshi AM, Hill JA, Prieto LR, Arruda J, Morrison S, Worley S, Latson LA. Transcatheter recanalization of totally occluded proximal pulmonary arteries and major systemic veins in patients with congenital heart disease. Am J Cardiol. 2013 Feb 1;111(3):412-7.

Hart SA, Devendra GP, Kim YY, Flamm SD, Kalahasti V, Arruda J, Walker E, Boonyasirinant T, Bolen M, Setser R, Krasuski RA. PINOT NOIR: Pulmonic Insufficiency imprOvemenT with nitric oxide Inhalational response. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2013 Sep 4;15(1):75.