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Jane Eleanor Crosson, M.D.

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Director, Pediatric Electrophysiology


Expertise: Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Arrhythmia, Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy, Bradycardia, Cardiology, Cardiomyopathy, Cardiovascular Medicine, Catheter Ablation, Defibrillators, Family History of Sudden Death, Inherited Arrhythmia Disorders, Long QT Syndrome, Pacemakers, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease, Pediatrics, Supraventricular Tachycardia, Syncope, Tachycardias, Ventricular Tachycardia more

Research Interests: Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia; Pediatric rhythm disturbances

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)
Appointment Phone: 410-955-6666

1800 Orleans St.
The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center Building
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-614-0706
Fax: 410-955-0897


Dr. Jane Crosson is an associate professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her area of clinical expertise is pediatric cardiology, with particular focus on arrhythmias, bradycardia, tachycardia, cardiomyopathy and congenital heart disease.

She serves as director of pediatric electrophysiology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and as co-director of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program.

Dr. Crosson received her M.D. from the Medical College of Georgia in 1982. She completed a residency in pediatrics at the University of Maryland Medical System and performed a fellowship in pediatric cardiology at the University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinics. Prior to her appointment as an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Crosson held faculty positions at the University of Minnesota and the University of Maryland.

She is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a member of the Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society, the International Society for Adult Congenital Heart Disease, the Adult Congenital Heart Association and the American Heart Association. She has published extensively and is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. more


  • Director, Pediatric Electrophysiology
  • Co-Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

Departments / Divisions



  • MD, Medical College of Georgia - GME (1982)


  • University of Maryland Medical Center / Pediatrics (1986)


  • University of Minnesota Hospital & Clinics / Pediatric Cardiology (1990)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Adult Medicine (2015)
  • American Board of Pediatrics / Pediatric Cardiology (1988)
  • American Board of Pediatrics / Pediatrics (1987)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Shreve MR, Crosson JE, Eusebio EJ, Braunlin EA. Electrocardiographic changes during long-term follow-up of pediatric heart transplant recipients. Am J Cardiol 71:1253-1256, 1993.

Crosson JE, Etheridge SP, Milstein S, Hesslein PS, Dunnigan A. Therapeutic and diagnostic use of adenosine during tachycardia evaluation in children. Am J Cardiol 74:155-160, 1994.

Molina JE, Dunnigan A, Crosson JE. Implantation of transvenous pacemakers in infants and small children. Ann Thorac Surg 59:689-94, 1995.

Crosson JE, Hesslein PS, Thilenious OG, Dunnigan A. AV node reentry tachycardia in infants. PACE 18:2144-2149, 1995.

Eames G, Crosson JE, Steinberger J, Steinbuch M, Krabill K, Bass J, Ramsay J, Neglia J. Cardiovascular function in children following bone marrow transplant: a cross-sectional study. Bone Marrow Transplant 19:61-6, 1997.

Fox RE, Crosson JE, Campbell AB. Radiologic case of the month. Total anomalous pulmonary venous return. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 155(2):193-4, 2001.

Udink ten Cate FEA, Breur JMPJ, Cohen MI, Boramanand N, Kapusta L, Crosson JE, Brenner JI, Lubbers LJ, Friedman AH, Vetter VL, Meijboom EJ. Dilated cardiomyopathy in isolated congenital complete atrioventricular block: early and long-term risk in children. J Am Coll Cardiol 37:1129-34, 2001.

Leng CT, Crosson JE, Calkins H, Berger RD. Lead configuration for defibrillator implantation in a patient with congenital heart disease and a mechanical prosthetic tricuspid valve. PACE 24:1291-2, 2001.

Breur JMPJ, Udink ten Cate FEA, Kapusta L, Cohen MI, Crosson JE, Boramanand N, Lubbers LJ, Sreeam N, Freidman AH, Brenner JI, Vetter VL, Meijboom, EJ. Pacemaker therapy in isolated congenital complete atrioventricular block. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 25:1685-91, 2002.

Ten Cate FU, Breur J, Boramanand N, Crosson J, Friedman A, Brenner J, Meijboom E, Sreeram N. Endocardial and epicardial steroid-lead pacing in the neonatal and paediatric age group. Heart 88(4):392-6, 2002.

Labellarte MJ, Crosson JE, Riddle MA. The relevance of prolonged QTc measurement to pediatric psychopharmacology. J Am Acad Child Adol Psych 42:642-50, 2003.

Nasir K, Tandri H, Rutberg J, Tuchnell C, Spevak P, Crosson J, Baughman KL, Kasper EK, Tomaselli GF, Berger R, Calkins H. Filtered QRS duration on signal-averaged electrocardiography predicts inducibility of ventricular tachycardia in arrhythmogenic right ventricle dysplasia. PACE 26:1955-60, 2003.

Roguin A, Bomma CS, Nasie K, Tandri H, Tichnell C, James C, Rutberg J, Crosson J, Spevak P, Berger R, Halperin H, Calkins H. Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators in patients with arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia / cardiomyopathy. J Am Coll Cardiol 43:1843-52, 2004.

Vricella LA, Crosson JE, Cameron DE. Use of a saphenous venous homograft for constructing a conduit from the right ventricle to the pulmonary arteries in the Norwood procedure. Cardiol Young 14(3):325-7, 2004

Maron BJ, Chaitman B, Ackerman MJ, Bays de Luna A, Crosson JE, Deal BJ, Driscoll DJ, Estes NAM, Arajo CG, Myerberg RJ, Pelliccia A, Thompson PD, Towbin JA, Van Camp SP. American Heart Association scientific statement: Guidelines for physical activity and recreational sports participation for young patients with genetic cardiovascular diseases. Circulation109:2807-16, 2004.

Piccini JP, Nasir K, Bomma C, Tandri H, Dalal D, Tichnell C, James C, Crosson J, Calkins H. Electrocardiographic findings over time in arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia. Am J Cardiol 96(1):122-6, 2005.

Piccini JP, Dalal D, Roguin A, Bomma C, Cheng A, Prakasa K, Dong J, Tichnell C, James C, Russell S, Crosson J, Berger RD, Marine JE, Tomaselli G, Calkins H. Predictors of appropriate implantable defibrillator therapies in patients with arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia. Heart Rhythm 2(11):1188-94, 2005

Peddy SB, Vricella LA, Crosson JE, Oswald GL, Cohn RD, Cameron DE, Valle D, Loeys BL. Infantile restrictive cardiomyopathy resulting from a mutation in the cardiac troponin T gene. Pediatrics 117(5):11830-3, 2006

Breur JM, Udink ten cate FE, Kapusta L, Boramanand N, Cohen MI, Crosson JE, Lubbers LJ, Friedman AH, Brenner JI, Vetter VL, Meijboom EJ. Potential additional indicators for pacemaker requirement in isolated congenital atrioventricular block. Pediatric Cardiol 27(5): 564-8, 2006.

Nelson KL, Mills W, Umbel S, Crosson JE, Shaffner DH, Hunt EA. Lightning, sudden cardiac death, simulation and an automated external defibrillator: the perfect storm. Resuscitation. 2007 Sep;74(3):567-71.

Hanash CR, Crosson JE. "Emergency diagnosis and management of pediatric arrhythmias." J Emerg Trauma Shock. 2010 Jul;3(3):251-60. doi: 10.4103/0974-2700.66525. PubMed PMID: 20930969; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2938490.

Nagy CD, Alejo DE, Corretti MC, Ravekes WJ, Crosson JE, Spevak PJ, Ringel R, Carson KA, Khalil S, Dietz HC, Cameron DE, Vricella LA, Traill TA, Holmes KW. "Tetralogy of Fallot and aortic root dilation: a long-term outlook." Pediatr Cardiol. 2013 Apr;34(4):809-16. doi: 10.1007/s00246-012-0537-8. Epub 2012 Oct 19. PubMed PMID: 23080541.

Seslar SP, Kugler J, Batra AS, Collins KK, Crosson J, Dubin AM, Etheridge S,Kanter R, Papez A, Radbill AE, Serwer GA, Tanel RE, Tsao S, Webster G, Saarel EV; Pediatric & Congenital Electrophysiology Society (PACES) MAP-IT Taskforce. "The Multicenter Pediatric and Adult Congenital EP Quality (MAP-IT) Initiative-rationale and design: report from the pediatric and congenital electrophysiology society's MAP-IT taskforce." Congenit Heart Dis. 2013 Sep-Oct;8(5):381-92. doi: 10.1111/chd.12084. Epub 2013 May 13. PubMed PMID: 23663492.

Rantner LJ, Vadakkumpadan F, Spevak PJ, Crosson JE, Trayanova NA. "Placement of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators in paediatric and congenital heart defect patients: a pipeline for model generation and simulation prediction of optimal configurations." J Physiol. 2013 Sep 1;591(Pt 17):4321-34. doi:10.1113/jphysiol.2013.255109. Epub 2013 Jun 24. PubMed PMID: 23798492; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3779119.

Shenje LT, Andersen P, Halushka MK, Lui C, Fernandez L, Collin GB, Amat-Alarcon N, Meschino W, Cutz E, Chang K, Yonescu R, Batista DA, Chen Y, Chelko S, Crosson JE, Scheel J, Vricella L, Craig BD, Marosy BA, Mohr DW, Hetrick KN, Romm JM, Scott AF, Valle D, Naggert JK, Kwon C, Doheny KF, Judge DP. "Mutations in Alström protein impair terminal differentiation of cardiomyocytes."Nat Commun. 2014 Mar 4;5:3416. doi: 10.1038/ncomms4416. PubMed PMID: 24595103; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3992616.

Crosson JE, Callans DJ, Bradley DJ, Dubin A, Epstein M, Etheridge S, Papez A, Phillips JR, Rhodes LA, Saul P, Stephenson E, Stevenson W, Zimmerman F. "PACES/HRS expert consensus statement on the evaluation and management of ventricular arrhythmias in the child with a structurally normal heart." Heart Rhythm. 2014 Sep;11(9):e55-78. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2014.05.010. Epub 2014 May 9. PubMed PMID: 24814375.

Perera JL, Johnson NM, Judge DP, Crosson JE. "Novel and highly lethal NKX2.5 missense mutation in a family with sudden death and ventricular arrhythmia." Pediatr Cardiol. 2014 Oct;35(7):1206-12. doi: 10.1007/s00246-014-0917-3. Epub 2014 Jun 1. PubMed PMID: 24880466.

Ji SY, Catanzaro J, Crosson JE, Brinker J, Cheng A. "Use of an endoscopic bioptome for extraction of a retained pacemaker lead tip." Arch Med Sci. 2014 Aug 29;10(4):853-4. doi:10.5114/aoms.2014.44962. PubMed PMID: 25276174; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4175784.

Crosson JE, Nies M. "Brugada syndrome in children." Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2015 Feb;13(2):173-81. doi: 10.1586/14779072.2015.999765. Epub 2015 Jan 13.

Activities & Honors


  • Adult Congenital Heart Association
  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Heart Association
  • International Society for Adult Congential Heart Disease
  • Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society

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Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

 ''Virtual Heart'' Precision-Guides Defibrillator Placement in Children With Heart Disease, Johns Hopkins Medicine, 8/21/2013

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