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Mary M. Canobbio, MN, RN, FAAN

Location: 4-950 Factor Building
Phone: (310) 825-3091
Fax: (310) 794-7482
E-mail: mcanobbi@sonnet.ucla.edu

Academic/Administrative Appointment


Honors and Awards

Recipient of the 1985 Sigma Theta Tau Award, Gamma Tau Chapter for Excellence in Clinical Practice.

Recipient of the 1990 American Journal of Nursing's "Book of the Year" Award in Medical Surgical Nursing for "Cardiovascular Disorders".

Fellow, American Heart Association, Council on Cardiovascular Nursing, 1996

Fellow, American Academy of Nursing, 1994

Recipient Nurse Leadership award, Los Angeles Chapter, National Association of Hispanic Nurses


Coordinator of the clinical courses (439 A-C) for the Acute Care Advance Practice Specialty that prepares Acute Care nurse practitioners and clinical specialists. I also coordinate and facilitate clinical placements.


Co-coordinator: N416, Advance Practice Nursing: Acute Care Lab. Practicum

Guest Lecture: N220, Home and Community-based Education

N200B, Physical Fitness and Health

Clinical Practice

My research focus has been reproductive and gynecologic outcomes in women with congenital heart disease, and more recently following cardiac transplantation. In addition, I am involved in research in examining quality of life issues of adults with congenital heart disease.

I coordinate & am a founding member of the " Pregnancy Registry for Women with Complex Congenital Heart Disease." This is a national registry that records and tracks pregnancy outcomes of women who have undergone repaired (Fontan, Mustard, Rastelli procedures) for complex congenital heart disease.

Community Service

Board Member, National Association of Hispanic Nurses, Washington, DC

Board Trustee, California Health Professions Foundation, Sacramento, CA

Board Member, YWCA of Greater Los Angeles,

Board Member, Dominican Sister of MSJ's Vision of Hope Program, which supports inner city elementary schools.

Current Studies

PI. Pregnancy outcomes after Mustard repair. Report of the National Pregnancy Registry for Complex Congenital Heart Disease. (submitted for publication)

PI Gynecologic issues in women following cardiac transplantation. Co-investigators: A.Rapkin, UCLA Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology; J.Kobasigawa, UCLA Department of Medicine; Juan Alejos, UCLA Department of Pediatrics. Partially Funded: Parke-Davis Co.

PI: Gynecologic outcomes in women with cyanotic congenital heart disease.

UCLA Department of Obsetrics and Gynecology, Ahmanson Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center.

Current Funded Studies

"A Partnership Model for Nursing Education & Community", PHS, Health Service Resources Administration, Division of Nursing Grant, Co Principal investigators: G.Padilla, M.Canobbio

"Reproductive outcomes in women following cardiac transplantation" Parke-Davis Pharmaceutical, PI M. Canobbio

"Dysfunctional uterine bleeding in women with cyanotic congenital heart disease" Sigma Theta Tau, Gamma Tau Chapter. PI. M.Canobbio


Tucker, S.M., Canobbio, M.M., Patient Care Standards: Collaborative Practice Guides.7th Edition, St Louis Mo., Mosby, 2000

Canobbio, M.M. Mosby's Manual on Patient Teaching. St. Louis Mo., 2nd Edition, Mosby, 2000.

Canobbio, MM, Miner, PM.: "Cardiovascular Disorder". In Thompson J. McFarland T, Hirsch J, Tucker S.: Clinical Nursing, St. Louis Mo, 4th Edition, Mosby, 1997.

Canobbio M.M., Mair, D.D., van der Velde M., Koos, B. Pregnancy outcomes after the Fontan Repair. J Amer College of Cardiol. 28:763-767, 1996

Canobbio,M.M., Rapkin, A., Perloff, J.K., Lin, A., Child, J. Menstrual patterns in women with congenital heart disease.Pediatric Cardiology. 12-15, 1995.

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