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UC Davis Children’s Hospital

Jeff Van Gundy, M.D. View profile as PDF

Jeff  Van Gundy

Philosophy of Care

The patient comes first and should be treated with knowledgeable compassionate care.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Van Gundy's clinical interests include interventional cardiac catheterization.

Research/Academic Interests

Research interests include the application of cardiopulmonary stress testing in congenital heart disease.


Clinical Professor of Pediatrics


Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology



Pediatric Cardiology


Pediatric Heart Center
2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions
Phone: 916-734-3456

Additional Phone:

Physician Referrals: 916-734-5678
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)


M.D., Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska, 1993
B.S., UC Davis, Davis, California, 1978


University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, 1986


University of Colorado Health Science Center, Denver, CO, 1989

Board Certifications:

American Board of Pediatrics, 1994
American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology, 1994
Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, 1982

Professional Memberships:

American Academy of Pediatrics
American College of Cardiology
American Heart Association

Select Honors and Awards:

Excellence in Pediatric Cardiology, American Heart Association, 2001

National Leadership Award, Honorary Co-Chairman Physician Advisory Board, National Republican Congressional Committee May, 2001

Young Investigator’s Award, Second Place, The American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Cardiology, 1986

Select Recent Publications:

Witt RG, Raff G, Van Gundy J, Rodgers-Ohlau M, Si MS: Short-term experience of porcine small intestinal submucosa patches in pediatric cardiovascular surgery. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2013 Jan 15.

Van Gundy JC, Van Gundy ET, and Kirkle DJ: Grief Training During Pediatric Residency. JAMA, 12/93.

Danford DA, Cheatham JP, Van Gundy JC, Mohiuddin S, Fleming WH: Inversion of the Left Atrial Appendage-Clinical and Echocardiographic Correlates. Accepted JACC, 1993.

Larse PD, Gupta NC, Lefkowitz DM, Van Gundy JC, Hadford D. PET of Infant in Persistent Vegetative State. Pediatric Neurology 9(4): 323, 1993

Van Gundy JC, Washington RL, Cohen C, Sondheimer HM, Wolfe RR: Normal aerobic and anaerobic exercise data for North American school-age children. J Pediatr. 1988 Feb;112(2):223-33.

Washington RL, Van Gundy JC, Cohen C, et al.: Normal Aerobic and Anaerobic Exercise Data for North American School-age Children. J Ped 12:223, 1988.

Van Gundy JC, Bolam DL, Swigart SA, Nelson RM Jr: Transplacentally Acquired Digoxin Induced Bradycardia in a Neonate. Nebraska Medical Journal, August 1986. (8): 300-2

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