Dr. Christina VanderPluym, MD

Dr. Christina VanderPluym, MD

Pediatric Cardiology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 38
Dr. Christina VanderPluym, MD is a pediatric cardiology specialist in Boston, MA and has been practicing for 9 years. She graduated from University of Alberta in 2004 and specializes in pediatric cardiology and pediatric heart transplant surgery.Read her story

300 Longwood Ave

Boston, MA 02115

Contact Information

(617) 355-4278

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Atrial Fibrillation
more than 6% of peers
more than 5% of peers
Congestive Heart Failure
more than 3% of peers

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Dr. VanderPluym's bio

This content was provided by Dr. VanderPluym "I have been immersed in the field of pediatric cardiology since the age of 17 years, when I first began clinical research at the University of Alberta Stollery Children's Hospital in heart transplantation. My medical and fellowship training in Canada allowed unique insight to the field of mechanical circulatory support and anticoagulation. I completed further subspecialty training in the pediatric heart failure at Boston Children's Hospital and became the Medical Director of the Ventricular Assist Device program and the Cardiac Antithrombosis Program in 2012."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. VanderPluym "To me, medicine is neither a job or a career, it is an extension of my personal life. 

I care for each patient and their family as though they are my own. As such, I make myself available at all times because I know that problems and concerns don't just arise Monday through Friday. My goal of care is to not just keep children alive, but truly let them live - let them play, let them laugh, let them love.

Why I entered medicine

Based on direct exposure to the medical field through personal family illness, I realized how the power of healing was much more than just medications and surgeries. I entered medicine with the desire to bring comfort and hope, even when times felt hopeless, and to push the boundaries of how we approach and deliver care through innovation."


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2  Specialties

  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Pediatric Heart Transplant Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*
  • Pediatrics
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*

25  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Heart Disease
  • Kawasaki Disease
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

5  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of Alberta
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • University of Alberta - Stollery Children's Hospital, Pediatrics
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Boston Children's Hospital, Heart Transplant & Heart Failure
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • University of Alberta - Stollery Children's Hospital, Pediatric Cardiology
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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