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Department of Pediatrics

Department of Pediatrics

Pediatric Cardiology

The Division of Pediatric Cardiology evaluates and treats infants, children, and young adults with congenital and acquired heart disease, drawing on extensive resources, the latest in medical technology, and experts in cardiac surgery at the UC Davis Health System. Specialized services include echocardiography (including fetal, transesophageal, and intracardiac), exercise stress testing, electrophysiology testing with radiofrequency and cryoablation, and diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization.

The Pediatric Cardiology outpatient clinics are available daily at the Pediatric Specialty Clinic. In addition, our pediatric cardiologists hold periodic outreach clinics in parts of Northern California, allowing children who live in remote areas the opportunity to see one of our specialists without the burden of traveling to Sacramento. A pediatric cardiologist is also available 24 hours a day for telephone or telemedicine consultation by calling the Pediatric Heart Center at (916) 734-3456.

All members of our division are actively involved in educational activities with undergraduate students, UC Davis medical students, visiting students, pediatric residents, veterinary medicine fellows, and outreach primary care physicians. We are committed to creating a positive learning environment.

Research efforts in pediatric cardiology to improve the care and outcomes for children with congenital heart disease have focused on cardiac embryology, fetal cardiac function, clinical/surgical outcomes, and cost-effectiveness of clinical procedures. We participate in a number of ongoing studies aimed at improving the care of children with muscular dystrophy.

The Division of Pediatric Cardiology provides comprehensive, center-based care to children with congenital and acquired heart disease. The Pediatric Heart Program is multi-disciplinary with close cooperation between pediatric cardiologists, surgeons, critical care physicians, anesthesiologists, and nurses. We have created a team committed to outstanding patient outcomes for children with complex heart disease in a patient-centered environment.