Andrew Dodgen

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Andrew L Dodgen, MD

Associate Program Director, Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship, Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital

Clinical Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University

  • Division: Cardiology


Dr. Dodgen graduated from LaGrange College with a bachelor of arts in biochemistry and a minor in psychology. He then went on to attend Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, GA, where he finished in the top 10% of his class and was selected as the outstanding senior in both pediatrics and pathology.

Dr. Dodgen then went on to complete his general pediatrics training at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas. During residency he participated in a variety of research projects and served as a transport physician with the Angel One Emergency Transport Service. His work on the transport service resulted in his receipt of the Michelle M. Moss Award for excellence in pediatric transport. In addition, he received the 2013 award for Outstanding Teacher on the Pediatric Clerkship from the University of Arkansas College of Medical Sciences graduating class.

After completing his pediatric residency he then went on to complete his pediatric cardiology fellowship at Duke University Children’s Hospital in Durham, North Carolina. During his fellowship he developed a keen interest in quality improvement and participated in several quality improvement initiatives.

Dr. Dodgen then joined the division of pediatric cardiology at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in August of 2017. Since joining the faculty he has continued to pursue his interest in both quality improvement and medical education, serving as an interviewer for the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, coordinator for the resident rotations in pediatric cardiology, and associate program director for the pediatric cardiology fellowship. He was also named the 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year by the pediatric residency program.

Dr. Dodgen is happily married to Dr. Amber Dodgen and they have two young children, AJ and Amos. The Drs. Dodgen met on a mission trip with the LaGrange College Baptist Student Union as undergraduates and have a passion for serving the underserved. They hope to be able to pursue medical missions work in the future.

Research Interests:

• Quality improvement in the outpatient setting
• Fetal cardiology
• Preventive cardiovascular health with an emphasis on pediatric hypertension and hyperlipidemia


Dodgen AL, Hill KD. Safety and tolerability considerations in the use of sildenafil for children with pulmonary arterial hypertension. Drug Healthc Patient Saf. 2015 Dec 15;7:175-83. doi: 10.2147/DHPS.S65571. eCollection 2015. Review. PubMed PMID: 26719728; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4687613.

Prodhan P, Bhutta AT, Gossett JM, Dodgen AL, Seib PM, Imamura M, Gupta P. Comparative effects of ventricular assist device and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation on renal function in pediatric heart failure. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Oct;96(4):1428-34. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.05.083. Epub 2013 Aug 27. PubMed PMID: 23987896.

Dodgen AL, Dodgen AC, Swearingen CJ, Gossett JM, Dasgupta R, Butt W, Deshpande JK, Gupta P. Characteristics and hemodynamic effects of extubation failure in children undergoing complete repair for tetralogy of Fallot. Pediatr Cardiol. 2013 Aug;34(6):1455-62. doi: 10.1007/s00246-013-0670-z. Epub 2013 Mar 5. PubMed PMID: 23463132.

McDonald R, Dodgen A, Goyal S, Gossett JM, Shinkawa T, Uppu SC, Blanco C, Garcia X, Bhutta AT, Imamura M, Gupta P. Impact of 22q11.2 deletion on the postoperative course of children after cardiac surgery. Pediatr Cardiol. 2013 Feb;34(2):341-7. doi: 10.1007/s00246-012-0454-x. Epub 2012 Aug 3. PubMed PMID: 22864648.

Gupta P, Blanco C, Madigan M, Dodgen A, Hanson M, Frazier EA, Bhutta AT, Fiser WP. Solid organ donation in a child after extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, orthotopic heart transplantation, and ventricular assist device support. Pediatr Transplant. 2012 Dec;16(8):E368-71. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-3046.2012.01720.x. Epub 2012 May 17. PubMed PMID: 22594304.