Michael Ralston, MD

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Dayton Children's Hospital
One Children's Plaza
Dayton, OH 45404
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Phone: 937-641-3418
Fax: 937-641-5413



The Ohio State University College of Medicine


Columbus Children's Hospital, pediatrics


Cincinnati Children's Hospital, pediatric cardiology

Board Certification

Pediatrics and pediatric cardiology

Special Interests

Cardiac imaging
Cardiac MRI

Publications and Presentations

    Lewin M and Ralston M (reviewers); Pickoff AS (section editor); Hannaman RA (editor). 
    Cardiology.  Pediatrics Review Core Curriculum 2014;6(ed);Chapter 12:1-42.

    Abdurrahman L, Bockoven JR, Pickoff AS, Ralston MA, Ross JE.  Pediatric cardiology update: 
    office-based practice of pediatric cardiology for the primary care provider.  Current
    Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care 2003;33:313-352.

    Bissler JJ, Tsoras M, Goring HHH, Hug P, Chuck G, Tombragel E, McGraw C, Schlotman J,
    Ralston MA, Hug G.  Infantile dilated X-linked cardiomyopathy, G4.5 mutations, altered
    lipids, and ultrastructural malformations of mitochondria in heart, liver, and skeletal muscle.  Laboratory Investigation 2002;82:335-344.

    Kimball TR, Ralston M, Khoury P, Crump R, Cho F, Reuter JH.  The effect of ligation of the patent ductus arteriosus on the left ventricular performance and its determinants in premature neonates.  Journal of the American College of Cardiology 1996;27:193-197.

    Ralston MA, Knilans TK, Hannon DW, Daniels SR.  The use of adenosine for diagnosis and treatment of tachyarrhythmias in pediatric patients.  Journal of Pediatrics

    Koenig PR, Ralston MA, Kimball TR, Meyer RA, Daniels SSR, Schwartz DC.  Balloon atrial septostomy for left ventricular decompression in patients receiving extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for myocardial failure.  Journal of Pediatrics 1993;122:S95-99.

    Ralston MA, Murnane MR, Unverferth DV, Leier CV.  Serum and tissue magnesium concentrations in patients with heart failure and serious ventricular arrhythmias.
    Annals of Internal Medicine  1990;113:841-846.

    Ralston MA, Murnane MR, Kelley RE, Altschuld RA, Unverferth DV, Leier CV.  Magnesium content of serum, circulating mononuclear cells, skeletal muscle, and myocardium in congestive heart failure.  Circulation 1989;80:573-580.

    Ralston MA, Ralston JT, Teske DW.  Total anomalous pulmonary venous connection:  a twenty-five year experience.  Pediatric Reviews and Communications 1989;3:227-234.

    Ralston MA, Teske DW.  Complete absence of pulmonary veins.  Clinical Cardiology  1988;11:272-275.

I chose my specialty because...

of the tremendous impact Cardiology can have in the lives of children with congenital heart disease.

I chose to work at Dayton Children's because...

Dayton is a great city to raise a family.

My personal Interests are...

soccer and collecting quotes.

Special Notes

Read about one of Dr. Ralston's patients: Amelia Cutter- Newborn with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome

Other Notes

Dr. Ralston is clinical associate professor of pediatrics at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine


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