Clinical and Translational
Research Center

Cardiovascular Core

The CTRC Cardiovascular Core provides cardiac testing services at CHOP for pediatric subjects in the Main Building. Services for adult subjects MUST be discussed with the CTRC Cardiovascular Core Director, Dr. Meryl Cohen, MD.

The CTRC Cardiovascular Core has four sub-cores:

How to use the Cardiovascular Core 

All studies require IRB and CTRC approval before CTRC services can be provided.

The CTRC Cardiovascular Core at CHOP provides services for subjects less than 21 years of age.

For adult ECGs, investigators are asked to make arrangements for subjects over 21 years with an Adult practitioner at UPenn.

Research subjects must be registered and scheduled in eTRACK; go to the Clinical Trial Financial Management intranet site for eTRACK instructions. To log into eTRACK use your Active Directory User name and password.


Meryl Cohen, MD, CTRC Cardiovascular Core Director, at x42402, email: cohenm [at] when planning on using the Core prior to eCTRC submission.

John Krall, CTRC Administrative Director - x51790, email: krallj [at] for cost of core services.