Ginnie L Abarbanell
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Abarbanell, MD

  • Pediatric Cardiology
Call: 210-450-7334

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About me

About Me

I am the division chief of pediatric cardiology at UT Health San Antonio and University Health. I grew up in rural America in Montana. I earned my medical degree from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA and completed my residency in pediatrics at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, CA. I also completed a pediatric cardiology fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. Prior to joining the Congenital Heart Center team at University Health in San Antonio, I practiced pediatric cardiology in Indianapolis, Indiana, Atlanta, Georgia and St. Louis, Missouri.
I have been involved in public health research with the CDC as well as clinical research in the areas of echocardiography and cardio-neurodevelopment. I currently hold the office of Treasurer with the Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Outcomes Collaborative (CNOC). My clinical interests include quality improvement, cardio-neurodevelopment and fetal cardiology.
On a more personal note, my husband Aaron Abarbanell and I are a team. Dr. Aaron Abarbanell is the chief of pediatric cardiothoracic surgery. My goal as the division chief for pediatric cardiology is to create a dynamic team that relentlessly strives for clinical excellence for our patients and their families with a mindset to embrace challenges and grow the practice.
Excellence at the heart of it is to deliver exceptional cardiac care to children and adults with congenital heart disease and their families, and to be a vibrant, nationally prominent team that is the cornerstone of pediatric heart care in South Texas." -Ginnie Abarbanell, MD






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Medical School:
University of Washington School of Medicine

Loma Linda University School of Medicine

University of Michigan Medical School


Board Certification:
American Board of Pediatrics/Cardiology

Treatment and care

Treatment and Care

Specific areas of interest and expertise include:

  • Abnormal Heart Rhythms
  • Anomalous Pulmonary Vein
  • Aortic Disease
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Insufficiency
  • Aortic Valve Stenosis
  • Aortopulmonary Window
  • Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Atrioventricular Septal Defect
  • Brugada Syndrome
  • Cardiac Disease In Pregnancy
  • Chest Pain
  • Coarctation
  • Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
  • Congenital Heart Defect
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Cor Triatriatum
  • Coronary Artery Anomaly
  • Coronary Heart Disease
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Double Outlet Right Ventricle
  • Ebstein'S Anomaly
  • Fainting
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Muscle Disease
  • Heart Throbbing
  • Heart Tumor
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • High Blood Pressure Disorder
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
  • Inflammation Of The Heart Valve
  • Inflammation Of The Membrane Surrounding The Heart
  • Interrupted Aortic Arch
  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Kawasaki Disease
  • Long Qt Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Myocardial Disease
  • Myocarditis
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Atresia
  • Pulmonary Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Valve Regurgitation
  • Pulmonary Vein Stenosis
  • Rapid Heartbeat
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease
  • Single Ventricle
  • Situs Ambiguus
  • Slow Heartbeat
  • Tetralogy Of Fallot
  • Transposition Of Great Vessels
  • Tricuspid Atresia
  • Truncus Arteriosus
  • Ventricular Arrhythmia
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Ventricular Tachycardia