Dr. Ronald Lacro, MD

Dr. Ronald Lacro, MD

Pediatric Cardiology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 59
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Dr. Ronald Lacro, MD is a pediatric cardiology specialist in Boston, MA and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine in 1982 and specializes in pediatric cardiology.Read his story

300 Longwood Ave

Boston, MA 02115

Contact Information

(617) 355-4278

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Top Care Areas

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Patent Ductus Arteriosus
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more than 25% of peers
Cardiac Imaging
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more than 4% of peers

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Dr. Lacro's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lacro "Dr. Lacro is clinically trained in dysmorphology/clinical genetics as well as pediatric cardiology. He directs the Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic and the Marfan Syndrome and Related Disorders Program, which provide cardiac and genetic services to patients and families with a variety of genetic conditions including Marfan syndrome, other connective tissue disorders, bicuspid aortic valve and other aortopathies, and Williams syndrome. Dr. Lacro is on the staff of the Echocardiography Laboratory, which provides a full range of imaging studies including transesophageal and fetal examinations. He was a Schwartz Center Fellow in Pastoral Care in 2002 and has an interest in spiritual assessment and spiritual care. Research interests include pathogenesis of congenital cardiovascular malformations and management of patients with multiple malformation syndromes such as Marfan syndrome, other connective tissue disorders, and Williams syndrome. Dr. Lacro was a principal investigator for a multicenter, randomized clinical trial sponsored by the Pediatric Heart Network and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the NIH, comparing beta blocker therapy (atenolol) and angiotensin II receptor blocker therapy (losartan) in individuals with Marfan syndrome."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lacro "I grew up in Hawaii and attended college and medical school at Northwestern University in Evanston and Chicago, IL.  

I completed a residency in pediatrics as well as a fellowship in dysmorphology and genetics in San Diego, before moving to Boston for a fellowship in cardiology at Boston Children's Hospital.  I joined the staff at Boston Children's Hospital in 1991, specializing in cardiovascular genetics and echocardiography.

Boston has been my home since 1987, and I enjoy everything that the region has to offer, including the cardiology team at Boston Children's Hospital.  I consider it a distinct privilege to serve the patients and families that come to Boston Children's, hearing and entering into their stories at some of the most profound moments in their lives."

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1  Specialties

  • Pediatric Cardiology

3  Board Certifications

  • Clinical Genetics
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Genetics*
  • Pediatric Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*
  • Pediatrics
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*

11  Conditions Treated

  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Cardiovascular Defect
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Genetic Diseases
  • Hypertension
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pediatric Cardiovascular Disease
  • Williams Syndrome

9  Procedures

  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery, Pediatric
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Test
  • Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Intervention
  • Echocardiography
  • Fetal Cardiac Monitoring
  • Fetal Cardiac Screening
  • Pediatric Stress Echocardiography (ECG)

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.

Education

  • Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • University Of California Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • University Of California Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Boston Children's Hospital, Cardiology
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • University Of California Medical Center, Dysmorphology/Genetics
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lacro has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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