Markus Renno, M.D., is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Radiology in the Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Radiology Sections at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Arkansas Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Renno received his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from Arizona State University. He earned his Medical Doctorate at the University of Arizona and finished his pediatric residency at the University of Florida. He completed his pediatric cardiology fellowship at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, where he also completed an additional year of clinical training in advanced pediatric cardiovascular imaging, including cardiac MRI and fetal echocardiography. During his fellowship at Vanderbilt, Dr. Renno earned a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree with an emphasis in Health Policy. He was awarded a research training grant from the National Institutes of Health, which supported the research for his MPH thesis.
Following his medical training, Dr. Renno joined the medical staff at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 2018. His clinical focus is in cardiac MRI, cardiac CT, and fetal cardiology, as well as 3D printing for planning of cardiothoracic surgery in children with complex structural heart disease. He serves as the Program Director for the Clinical Fellowship in Advanced Pediatric and Congenital Cardiac Imaging. He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a member of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance and the North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging. He remains actively involved with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and is a graduate of the AAP Young Physician Leadership Alliance.
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The extracorporeal life support (ECLS) program at Arkansas Children's Hospital is one of the most advanced in the nation. The ECLS program incorporates cutting edge technology with the highest level of teamwork to provide life-saving support for the most critically ill children. At Arkansas Children's Hospital, ECLS includes the use of both ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) and VAD (ventricular assist device) support.
The Arkansas Children's Adult Congenital Heart Disease program provides care to patients from throughout the region. Great efforts are made to assist in the transition of patients from Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease Programs to ensure there is no lapse in care and provide patients with the best possible outcomes. The ACHD team is dedicated to offering up-to-date care based on the most recent guidelines for the management of this complex group of patients.
Congenital heart defects are the most common of all birth defects, occurring at a rate of approximately eight cases per 1,000 live births.