EDUCATION

Medical School

MD
  • Universidad Autónoma de Madrid , 2004 , Madrid , Spain

Residency

  • Hospital Gregorio Marañón , 2009 , Madrid , Spain

Fellowship

Research Fellow, Pediatric Cardiology & Pediatric Rehabilitation
  • Hospital Gregorio Marañón , 2010 , Madrid , Spain

Fellowship

Research Fellow, Pediatric Cardiology
  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2012 , Boston , MA

Fellowship

Clinical Fellow, Pediatric Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Physiology
  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2013 , Boston , MA

Graduate Degree

PhD
  • Universidad Complutense of Madrid , 2014 , Madrid , Spain

Fellowship

Clinical Fellow, Pediatric Rehabilitation
  • Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital , 2015 , Boston , MA

Philosophy of Care

It is an honor to work with kids who bravely face life-changing events and their families. My goal is to provide kids with cerebral palsy and congenital heart disease a personalized, multidisciplinary cardiac rehab program in the inpatient and outpatient setting to help them become independent and functional adults. It is a privilege to partner with leading experts at BCH.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Dr. Ubeda Tikannen has completed two research fellowships, and two clinical fellowship in pediatric rehabilitation medicine at Boston Children’s and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Her clinical practice and research interests are focused on improving the functional outcomes and quality of life for children with disabilities; more specifically those with congenital heart disease, heart transplants and VADs. Life expectancy of children with congenital heart disease has increased over the past three decades due to advances in clinical management and surgical fields. Many of these innovations have taken place here at BCH.

She has benefited from clinical training in Europe and the US and created the first Pediatric Cardiac Rehabilitation Program in the world at the Hospital Gregorio Marañon of Madrid before joining the teams at Boston Children's and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital to continue this exciting clinical pathway.

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Ubeda Tikkanen A, Buxton K, Ullrich CK, Stone SS, Nimec DL. The Palliative Use of Intrathecal Baclofen in Niemann-Pick Disease Type C. Pediatrics. 2019 11; 144(5). View abstract
  2. Ubeda Tikkanen A, Nathan M, Sleeper LA, Flavin M, Lewis A, Nimec D, Mayer JE, Del Nido P. Predictors of Postoperative Rehabilitation Therapy Following Congenital Heart Surgery. J Am Heart Assoc. 2018 05 12; 7(10). View abstract
  3. Opotowsky AR, Rhodes J, Landzberg MJ, Bhatt AB, Shafer KM, Yeh DD, Crouter SE, Ubeda Tikkanen A. A Randomized Trial Comparing Cardiac Rehabilitation to Standard of Care for Adults With Congenital Heart Disease. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2018 03; 9(2):185-193. View abstract
  4. Shafer KM, Mann N, Hehn R, Ubeda Tikkanen A, Valente AM, Geva T, Gauthier N, Rhodes J. Relationship between Exercise Parameters and Noninvasive Indices of Right Ventricular Function in Patients with Biventricular Circulation and Systemic Right Ventricle. Congenit Heart Dis. 2015 Sep-Oct; 10(5):457-65. View abstract
  5. Nathan AS, Loukas B, Moko L, Wu F, Rhodes J, Rathod RH, Systrom DM, Ubeda Tikkanen A, Shafer K, Lewis GD, Landzberg MJ, Opotowsky AR. Exercise oscillatory ventilation in patients with Fontan physiology. Circ Heart Fail. 2015 Mar; 8(2):304-11. View abstract
  6. Tikkanen AU, Opotowsky AR, Bhatt AB, Landzberg MJ, Rhodes J. Physical activity is associated with improved aerobic exercise capacity over time in adults with congenital heart disease. Int J Cardiol. 2013 Oct 12; 168(5):4685-91. View abstract
  7. Tikkanen AU, Oyaga AR, Riaño OA, Álvaro EM, Rhodes J. Paediatric cardiac rehabilitation in congenital heart disease: a systematic review. Cardiol Young. 2012 Jun; 22(3):241-50. View abstract
  8. Rhodes J, Ubeda Tikkanen A, Jenkins KJ. Exercise testing and training in children with congenital heart disease. Circulation. 2010 Nov 09; 122(19):1957-67. View abstract
  9. Manjón-Cabeza Subirat JM, Moreno Palacios JA, Mozo Muriel AP, Cátedra Vallés E, Sancho Loras R, Ubeda Tikkanen A. [Functional outcomes after resection of hip arthroplasty (Girdlestone technique)]. Rev Esp Geriatr Gerontol. 2008 Jan-Feb; 43(1):13-8. View abstract