Jeffrey Darst, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics-Cardiology

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Nebraska College of Medicine (2002)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, Vanderbilt University (TN) (1998)
Residency:
  • Oregon Health & Science University, Pediatrics (2005)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Pediatric Cardiology (2008)
  • Children's Hospital (Boston) Program, Congenital Catheterization (2009)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Cardiology

Professional Titles

  • Medical Director--Outpatient Cardiology, CHCO Anschutz Campus
  • Medical Director--Heart Institute Wellness Program
  • Medical Director--Inpatient Consult Service

Recognition & Awards

  • Patient Satisfaction Award, CHCO (2019)
  • Patient Satisfaction Award, CHCO (2018)
  • Patient Satisfaction Award, CHCO (2017)
  • Williams Syndrome Association Heart Award, WSA (2017)
  • Patient Satisfaction Award, CHCO (2016)
  • Patient Satisfaction Award, PRC (2015)
  • Patient Satisfaction Award, PRC (2014)
  • Fellow Teaching Award, Pediatric Cardiology Fellows (2013)
  • Patient Satisfaction Award, PRC (2013)

Teaching

  • Associate Professor (2009)
    School of Medicine, Pediatrics
    Pediatric cardiology, Medical decision making, Approaches to empower children as patients, Patient Wellbeing.

Publications

  • Darst JR. An Interventional Mindset: Why We Are the Way We Are. Pediatr Cardiol. 2020 Mar;41(3):475-478. PubMed PMID: 32198583
  • Bloom JL, Darst JR, Prok L, Soep JB. A case of Henoch-Schonlein Purpura with dilated coronary arteries. Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2018 Sep 4;16(1):54. PubMed PMID: 30180850
  • Liptzin DR, Baker CD, Darst JR, Weinman JP, Dishop MK, Galambos C, Brinton JT, Deterding RR. Pulmonary interstitial glycogenosis: Diagnostic evaluation and clinical course. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2018 Dec;53(12):1651-1658. PubMed PMID: 30019520
  • Ing RJ, Kramer RE, Darst J, Mayes LM, Twite MD. Button battery ingestion in children: a role for angiography?. Can J Anaesth. 2017 Mar;64(3):321-322. PubMed PMID: 27804024
  • Ing RJ, Kramer RE, Darst J, Mayes LM, Twite MD. Button battery ingestion in children: a role for angiography?. Can J Anaesth. 2016 Nov 1. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27804024
  • Aldoss O, Fonseca BM, Truong UT, Bracken J, Darst JR, Guo R, Jones TL, Fagan TE. Diagnostic Utility of Three-Dimensional Rotational Angiography in Congenital Cardiac Catheterization. Pediatr Cardiol. 2016 Oct;37(7):1211-21. PubMed PMID: 27278632
  • Liptzin DR, Sturgill M, Kim J, Abman SH, Darst JR, Ibrahim J, Browne L. An Unusual Etiology of Infantile Hemoptysis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016 Apr 1;193(7):e14-5. PubMed PMID: 26757056
  • Friesen RH, Twite MD, Nichols CS, Cardwell KA, Pan Z, Darst JR, Wilson N, Fagan TE, Miyamoto SD, Ivy DD. Hemodynamic response to ketamine in children with pulmonary hypertension. Paediatr Anaesth. 2016 Jan;26(1):102-8. PubMed PMID: 26564806
  • Eastaugh LJ, Thiagarajan RR, Darst JR, McElhinney DB, Lock JE, Marshall AC. Percutaneous left atrial decompression in patients supported with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for cardiac disease*. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2015 Jan;16(1):59-65. PubMed PMID: 25319629
  • Eastaugh LJ, Thiagarajan RR, Darst JR, McElhinney DB, Lock JE, Marshall AC. Percutaneous left atrial decompression in patients supported with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for cardiac disease. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2015 Jan;16(1):59-65. PubMed PMID: 25319629
  • Eastaugh LJ, Thiagarajan RR, Darst JR, McElhinney DB, Lock JE, Marshall AC. Percutaneous left atrial decompression in patients supported with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for cardiac disease. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2015 Jan;16(1):59-65. PubMed PMID: 25319629
  • Friesen RH, Nichols CS, Twite MD, Cardwell KA, Pan Z, Pietra B, Miyamoto SD, Auerbach SR, Darst JR, Ivy DD. The hemodynamic response to dexmedetomidine loading dose in children with and without pulmonary hypertension. Anesth Analg. 2013 Oct;117(4):953-9. PubMed PMID: 23960035
  • Bartakian S, Fagan TE, Schaffer MS, Darst JR. Device closure of secundum atrial septal defects in children <15 kg: complication rates and indications for referral. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2012 Nov;5(11):1178-84. PubMed PMID: 23174643
  • Takatsuki S, Darst JR, Das BB, Fagan TE, Wolfe R, Ivy DD. Clinical manifestations and long-term follow-up in pediatric patients living at altitude with isolated pulmonary artery of ductal origin. Pediatr Cardiol. 2012 Jun;33(5):775-81. PubMed PMID: 22430374
  • Bingler MA, Darst JR, Fagan TE. Cryo-balloon angioplasty for pulmonary vein stenosis in pediatric patients. Pediatr Cardiol. 2012 Jan;33(1):109-14. PubMed PMID: 21892648
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Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Children's Hospital Colorado South Campus
1811 Plaza Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
720-478-1234

Children's Hospital Colorado North Campus
469 State Highway 7
Broomfield, CO 80023
720-478-5000

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pediatric Cardiology, Board Certification (2008)
  • Pediatrics, Board Certification (2005, 2015)
  • Foundations of Therapeutic Pediatric Hypnosis, Specialized Training (2018)
  • EPEC Palliative Care training, Certificate (2017)
  • Foundations of Therapeutic Pediatric Hypnosis, Specialized Training (2017)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Child and Teen Health
  • Lungs and Breathing - Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Heart and Circulation - Congenital Heart Disease
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Anxiety
  • Mental Health and Behavior
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Stress
  • Heart and Circulation
  • Lungs and Breathing
Clinical Interests
See above.

Care Philosophy
To try to understand how children and adolescents perceive their symptoms, their illness or their disease...and to start there, at each visit. To help teach young people that symptoms and disease may be part of their life, but that it does not define them.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Nebraska College of Medicine (2002)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, Vanderbilt University (TN) (1998)
Residency Programs:
  • Oregon Health & Science University, Pediatrics (2005)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Pediatric Cardiology (2008)
  • Children's Hospital (Boston) Program, Congenital Catheterization (2009)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Cardiology
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