Kathryn Collins, MD
Professor, Pediatrics-Cardiology

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Washington School of Medicine (1993)
Graduate School :
  • MS, University of California, San Francisco (2004)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Stanford University (CA) (1988)
Residency:
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus) Program, Chief Resident, Pediatrics (1997)
Fellowships:
  • Children's Hospital (Boston) Program, Pediatric Cardiology (1999)
  • University of California (San Francisco) School of Medicine Program, Electrophysiology (2001)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Cardiology

Professional Titles

  • Director, Pediatric Arrhythmia Center

Recognition & Awards

  • Past President, Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology society (2017)

Research Interests

My research interests include treatments, primarily ablation therapies, for heart rhythm abnormalities in children. I have an interest in disease which result in arrhythmias/passing out with exercise. We as a team are evaluating cardiac rhythm devive use and management in children and adults with congenital heart disease.

Publications

  • von Alvensleben JC, Collins KK. Leadless Pacemakers in Pediatric Patients: Is Less Actually More?. J Innov Card Rhythm Manag. 2020 Oct;11(10):4263-4264. PubMed PMID: 33125005
  • McIntosh A, Benson DW, von Alvensleben JC, Collins KK, Gilbert L, Cuneo BF. Home monitoring detects fetal supraventricular tachyarrhythmia recurrence during dose reduction of antiarrhythmic therapy. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2020 Aug 16. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32830393
  • Ng K, Titus EW, Lieve KV, Roston TM, Mazzanti A, Deiter FH, Denjoy I, Ingles J, Till J, Robyns T, Connors SP, Steinberg C, Abrams DJ, Pang B, Scheinman MM, Bos JM, Duffett SA, van der Werf C, Maltret A, Green MS, Rutberg J, Balaji S, Cadrin-Tourigny J, Orland KM, Knight LM, Brateng C, Wu J, Tang AS, Skanes AC, Manlucu J, Healey JS, January CT, Krahn AD, Collins KK, Maginot KR, Fischbach P, Etheridge SP, Eckhardt LL, Hamilton RM, Ackerman MJ, Noguer FRI, Semsarian C, Jura N, Leenhardt A, Gollob MH, Priori SG, Sanatani S, Wilde AAM, Deo RC, Roberts JD. An International Multicenter Evaluation of Inheritance Patterns, Arrhythmic Risks, and Underlying Mechanisms of CASQ2 -Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia. Circulation. 2020 Sep 8;142(10):932-947. PubMed PMID: 32693635
  • Escudero CA, Ceresnak SR, Collins KK, Pass RH, Aziz PF, Blaufox AD, Ortega MC, Cannon BC, Cohen MI, Dechert BE, Dubin AM, Motonaga KS, Epstein MR, Erickson CC, Fishberger SB, Gates GJ, Capone CA, Nappo L, Kertesz NJ, Kim JJ, Valdes SO, Kubuš P, Law IH, Maldonado J, Moore JP, Perry JC, Sanatani S, Seslar SP, Shetty I, Zimmerman FJ, Skinner JR, Marcondes L, Stephenson EA, Asakai H, Tanel RE, Uzun O, Etheridge SP, Janson CM. Loss of ventricular preexcitation during noninvasive testing does not exclude high-risk accessory pathways: A multicenter study of WPW in children. Heart Rhythm. 2020 Oct;17(10):1729-1737. PubMed PMID: 32497761
  • Biswas M, Sandhu A, Kay JD, Khanna AD, Collins KK, Sauer WH, Nguyen DT. Patients with bicuspid aortic valves may be associated with infra-hisian conduction disease requiring pacemakers. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2020 May 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32458178
  • Shwayder MH, Escudero CA, Etheridge SP, Dechert BE, Law IH, Blaufox AD, Perry JC, Dubin AM, Sanatani S, Collins KK. Difficulties with invasive risk stratification performed under anesthesia in pediatric Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome. Heart Rhythm. 2020 Feb;17(2):282-286. PubMed PMID: 31521806
  • von Alvensleben JC, Etheridge SP, Viskin S, Collins KK. Short-coupled premature ventricular beats leading to ventricular fibrillation in a young patient: A Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndrome case report and literature review. HeartRhythm Case Rep. 2020 Nov;6(11):815-818. PubMed PMID: 33204612
  • Nguyen M, von Alvensleben JC, Runciman M, Collins KK. Advisor high-definition HD Grid catheter for mapping accessory pathways in pediatrics. Heart Rhythm Society Case REports
  • Gist KM, Marino BS, Palmer C, Fish FA, Moore JP, Czosek RJ, Cassedy A, LaPage MJ, Law IH, Garnreiter J, Cannon BC, Collins KK. Cosmetic outcomes and quality of life in children with cardiac implantable electronic devices. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2019 Jan;42(1):46-57. PubMed PMID: 30334588
  • Shwayder MH, Escudero CA, Etheridge SP, Dechert BE, Law IH, Blaufox AD, Perry JC, Dubin AM, Sanatani S, Collins KK. Difficulties with invasive risk stratification performed under anesthesia in pediatric Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome. Heart Rhythm. 2019 Sep 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31521806
  • von Alvensleben JC, White C, Brateng C, Collins KK. Subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator placement in a 5-year-old patient: Modifications for the smallest patients. HeartRhythm Case Rep. 2019 Aug;5(8):440-444. PubMed PMID: 31453099
  • Liang JJ, Frankel DS, Parikh V, Lakkireddy D, Mohanty S, Burkhardt JD, Natale A, Szilagyi J, Gerstenfeld EP, Moore JP, Collins KK, Kay JD, Santangeli P, Marchlinski FE, Sauer WH, Nguyen DT. Safety and outcomes of catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation in adults with congenital heart disease: A multicenter registry study. Heart Rhythm. 2019 Jun;16(6):846-852. PubMed PMID: 30593868
  • Gist KM, Marino BS, Palmer C, Fish FA, Moore JP, Czosek RJ, Cassedy A, LaPage MJ, Law IH, Garnreiter J, Cannon BC, Collins KK. Cosmetic outcomes and quality of life in children with cardiac implantable electronic devices. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2019 Jan;42(1):46-57. PubMed PMID: 30334588
  • von Alvensleben JC, Collins KK. State of Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices in Congenital Heart Disease: A 2019 Update. J Innov Card Rhythm Manag. 2019 Dec;10(12):3940-3943. PubMed PMID: 32637226
  • Collins KK. Small Size, No versus Limited Fluoroscopy, and Other Challenges of Pediatric Ablation Procedures. J Innov Card Rhythm Manag. 2019 Jun;10(6):3703-3705. PubMed PMID: 32494418
  • von Alvensleben JC, Pinder MA, Brateng C, Mitchell M, Collins KK. Intraoperative Epicardial Triventricular Pacing in a Pediatric Patient. J Innov Card Rhythm Manag. 2019 Dec;10(12):3937-3939. PubMed PMID: 32494409
  • von Alvensleben JC, White C, Brateng C, Collins KK. Subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator placement in a 5-year-old patient: Modifications for the smallest patients. HeartRhythm Case Rep. 2019 Aug;5(8):440-444. PubMed PMID: 31453099
  • Liang JJ, Frankel DS, Parikh V, Lakkireddy D, Mohanty S, Burkhardt JD, Natale A, Szilagyi J, Gerstenfeld EP, Moore JP, Collins KK, Kay JD, Santangeli P, Marchlinski FE, Sauer WH, Nguyen DT. Safety and outcomes of catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation in adults with congenital heart disease: A multicenter registry study. Heart Rhythm. 2019 Jun;16(6):846-852. PubMed PMID: 30593868
  • Gist KM, Marino BS, Palmer C, Fish FA, Moore JP, Czosek RJ, Cassedy A, LaPage MJ, Law IH, Garnreiter J, Cannon BC, Collins KK. Cosmetic outcomes and quality of life in children with cardiac implantable electronic devices. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2019 Jan;42(1):46-57. PubMed PMID: 30334588
  • Sandhu A, Ruckdeschel E, Sauer WH, Collins KK, Kay J, Khanna A, Jaggers J, Campbell D, Mitchell M, Nguyen DT. Perioperative Electrophysiology Study in Tetralogy of Fallot Patients Undergoing Pulmonary Valve Replacement Will Identify Those at High Risk for Subsequent Ventricular Tachycardia. Heart Rhythm. 2018 Jan 9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29330130
  • Liang JJ, Frankel DS, Parikh V, Lakkireddy D, Mohanty S, Burkhardt JD, Natale A, Szilagyi J, Gerstenfeld EP, Moore JP, Collins KK, Kay JD, Santangeli P, Marchlinski FE, Sauer WH, Nguyen DT. Safety and Outcomes of Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease: A Multicenter Registry Study. Heart Rhythm. 2018 Dec 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30593868
  • Etheridge SP, Escudero CA, Blaufox AD, Law IH, Dechert-Crooks BE, Stephenson EA, Dubin AM, Ceresnak SR, Motonaga KS, Skinner JR, Marcondes LD, Perry JC, Collins KK, Seslar SP, Cabrera M, Uzun O, Cannon BC, Aziz PF, Kubuš P, Tanel RE, Valdes SO, Sami S, Kertesz NJ, Maldonado J, Erickson C, Moore JP, Asakai H, Mill L, Abcede M, Spector ZZ, Menon S, Shwayder M, Bradley DJ, Cohen MI, Sanatani S. Life-Threatening Event Risk in Children With Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome: A Multicenter International Study. JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2018 Apr;4(4):433-444. PubMed PMID: 30067481
  • Schäfer M, Collins KK, Browne LP, Ivy DD, Abman S, Friesen R, Frank B, Fonseca B, DiMaria M, Hunter KS, Truong U, von Alvensleben JC. Effect of electrical dyssynchrony on left and right ventricular mechanics in children with pulmonary arterial hypertension. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2018 Jul;37(7):870-878. PubMed PMID: 29496397
  • Sandhu A, Ruckdeschel E, Sauer WH, Collins KK, Kay JD, Khanna A, Jaggers J, Campbell D, Mitchell M, Nguyen DT. Perioperative electrophysiology study in patients with tetralogy of Fallot undergoing pulmonary valve replacement will identify those at high risk of subsequent ventricular tachycardia. Heart Rhythm. 2018 May;15(5):679-685. PubMed PMID: 29330130
  • Roston TM, Yuchi Z, Kannankeril PJ, Hathaway J, Vinocur JM, Etheridge SP, Potts JE, Maginot KR, Salerno JC, Cohen MI, Hamilton RM, Pflaumer A, Mohammed S, Kimlicka L, Kanter RJ, LaPage MJ, Collins KK, Gebauer RA, Temple JD, Batra AS, Erickson C, Miszczak-Knecht M, Kubuš P, Bar-Cohen Y, Kantoch M, Thomas VC, Hessling G, Anderson C, Young ML, Choi SHJ, Cabrera Ortega M, Lau YR, Johnsrude CL, Fournier A, Van Petegem F, Sanatani S. The clinical and genetic spectrum of catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia: findings from an international multicentre registry. Europace. 2018 Mar 1;20(3):541-547. PubMed PMID: 28158428
  • von Alvensleben JC, Schaffer M, Brateng C, Collins KK. Atrial undersensing secondary to quiet timer blanking in pediatric and congenital heart disease patients. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2017 Jul;40(7):843-849. PubMed PMID: 28436549
  • Cortez D, Barham W, Ruckdeschel E, Sharma N, McCanta AC, von Alvensleben J, Sauer WH, Collins KK, Kay J, Patel S, Nguyen DT. Noninvasive predictors of perioperative atrial arrhythmias in patients with tetralogy of Fallot undergoing pulmonary valve replacement. Clin Cardiol. 2017 Aug;40(8):591-596. PubMed PMID: 28394443
  • Roston TM, Yuchi Z, Kannankeril PJ, Hathaway J, Vinocur JM, Etheridge SP, Potts JE, Maginot KR, Salerno JC, Cohen MI, Hamilton RM, Pflaumer A, Mohammed S, Kimlicka L, Kanter RJ, LaPage MJ, Collins KK, Gebauer RA, Temple JD, Batra AS, Erickson C, Miszczak-Knecht M, Kubuš P, Bar-Cohen Y, Kantoch M, Thomas VC, Hessling G, Anderson C, Young ML, Choi SHJ, Cabrera Ortega M, Lau YR, Johnsrude CL, Fournier A, Van Petegem F, Sanatani S. The clinical and genetic spectrum of catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia: findings from an international multicentre registry. Europace. 2017 Jan 31. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28158428
  • Kiger ME, McCanta AC, Tong S, Schaffer M, Runciman M, Collins KK. Intermittent versus Persistent Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome in Children: Electrophysiologic Properties and Clinical Outcomes. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2016 Jan;39(1):14-20. PubMed PMID: 26256551
  • Cohen M, Sanatani S, Stephenson E, Skinner J, Drago F, Davis A, Janousek J, Rosenthal E, Collins KK, Triedman J. Pediatric & Congenital Electrophysiology Society: building an international paediatric electrophysiology organisation. Heart Rhythm. 2016 May;13(5):1006-9. PubMed PMID: 27090729
  • Cohen M, Sanatani S, Stephenson E, Skinner J, Drago F, Davis A, Janousek J, Rosenthal E, Collins KK, Triedman J. Pediatric & Congenital Electrophysiology Society: building an international paediatric electrophysiology organisation. Cardiol Young. 2016 Aug;26(6):1039-43. PubMed PMID: 27075202
  • Kiger ME, McCanta AC, Tong S, Schaffer M, Runciman M, Collins KK. Intermittent versus Persistent Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome in Children: Electrophysiologic Properties and Clinical Outcomes. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2016 Jan;39(1):14-20. PubMed PMID: 26256551
  • Roston TM, Vinocur JM, Maginot KR, Mohammed S, Salerno JC, Etheridge SP, Cohen M, Hamilton RM, Pflaumer A, Kanter RJ, Potts JE, LaPage MJ, Collins KK, Gebauer RA, Temple JD, Batra AS, Erickson C, Miszczak-Knecht M, Kubuš P, Bar-Cohen Y, Kantoch M, Thomas VC, Hessling G, Anderson C, Young ML, Cabrera Ortega M, Lau YR, Johnsrude CL, Fournier A, Kannankeril PJ, Sanatani S. Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia in children: analysis of therapeutic strategies and outcomes from an international multicenter registry. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2015 Jun;8(3):633-42. PubMed PMID: 25713214
  • Roston TM, Vinocur JM, Maginot KR, Mohammed S, Salerno JC, Etheridge SP, Cohen M, Hamilton RM, Pflaumer A, Kanter RJ, Potts JE, LaPage MJ, Collins KK, Gebauer RA, Temple JD, Batra AS, Erickson C, Miszczak-Knecht M, Kubuš P, Bar-Cohen Y, Kantoch M, Thomas VC, Hessling G, Anderson C, Young ML, Cabrera Ortega M, Lau YR, Johnsrude CL, Fournier A, Kannankeril PJ, Sanatani S. Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia in children: analysis of therapeutic strategies and outcomes from an international multicenter registry. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2015 Jun;8(3):633-42. PubMed PMID: 25713214
  • Cortez D, Ruckdeschel E, McCanta AC, Collins K, Sauer W, Kay J, Nguyen D. Vectorcardiographic predictors of ventricular arrhythmia inducibility in patients with tetralogy of Fallot. J Electrocardiol. 2015 Mar-Apr;48(2):141-4. PubMed PMID: 25483288
  • McCanta AC, Tanel RE, Gralla J, Runciman DM, Collins KK. The Fate of Nontargeted Endocardial Leads during the Extraction of One or More Targeted Leads in Pediatrics and Congenital Heart Disease. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2014 Jan;37(1):104-8. PubMed PMID: 24164671
  • Collins KK. Cryoablation, limited fluoroscopy, and more. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2014 Sep;37(9):1093-4. PubMed PMID: 25139717
  • Whyte SD, Nathan A, Myers D, Watkins SC, Kannankeril PJ, Etheridge SP, Andrade J, Collins KK, Law IH, Hayes J, Sanatani S. The safety of modern anesthesia for children with long QT syndrome. Anesth Analg. 2014 Oct;119(4):932-8. PubMed PMID: 25076102
  • Silva JN, Erickson CC, Carter CD, Greene EA, Kantoch M, Collins KK, Miyake CY, Carboni MP, Rhee EK, Papez A, Anand V, Bowman TM, Van Hare GF, Participating Members of Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society (PACES). Management of pediatric tachyarrhythmias on mechanical support. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2014 Aug;7(4):658-63. PubMed PMID: 24987047
  • Goot BH, Jaggers J, Anagnost MR, Collins KK. Multivalvular Replacement and Ventricular Arrhythmias in a Female Child With Congenital Polyvalvular Disease. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2014 Jun 23;5(3):463-466. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24958053
  • Haines DE, Beheiry S, Akar JG, Baker JL, Beinborn D, Beshai JF, Brysiewicz N, Chiu-Man C, Collins KK, Dare M, Fetterly K, Fisher JD, Hongo R, Irefin S, Lopez J, Miller JM, Perry JC, Slotwiner DJ, Tomassoni GF, Weiss E. Heart Rythm Society expert consensus statement on electrophysiology laboratory standards: process, protocols, equipment, personnel, and safety. Heart Rhythm. 2014 Aug;11(8):e9-51. PubMed PMID: 24814989
  • Gist KM, Schuchardt EL, Moroze MK, Kaufman J, Cruz Ed, Campbell DN, Mitchell MB, Jaggers J, Collins KK, McCanta AC. Tachyarrhythmia following Norwood operation: a single-center experience. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2014 Apr;5(2):206-10. PubMed PMID: 24668965
  • Silva JN, VON Bergen NH, Dubin AM, Collins KK, Chen J, Bowman TM, Van Hare GF. Assessment of intrathoracic impedance algorithm in the pediatric and adult congenital population. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2014 Sep;37(9):1174-80. PubMed PMID: 24646399
  • Ruckdeschel ES, Quaife R, Lewkowiez L, Kay J, Sauer WH, Collins KK, Nguyen DT. Preprocedural imaging in patients with transposition of the great arteries facilitates placement of cardiac resynchronization therapy leads. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2014 May;37(5):546-53. PubMed PMID: 24313876
  • McFerson MC, McCanta AC, Pan Z, Collins KK, Jaggers J, da Cruz EM, Kaufman J. Tachyarrhythmias after the Norwood procedure: relationship and effect of vasoactive agents. Pediatr Cardiol. 2014 Apr;35(4):668-75. PubMed PMID: 24240783
  • McCanta AC, Tanel RE, Gralla J, Runciman DM, Collins KK. The fate of nontargeted endocardial leads during the extraction of one or more targeted leads in pediatrics and congenital heart disease. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2014 Jan;37(1):104-8. PubMed PMID: 24164671
  • Ruckdeschel ES, Quaife R, Lewkowiez L, Kay J, Sauer WH, Collins KK, Nguyen DT. Preprocedural Imaging in Patients with Transposition of the Great Arteries Facilitates Placement of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Leads. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2013 Dec 3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24313876
  • McFerson MC, McCanta AC, Pan Z, Collins KK, Jaggers J, da Cruz EM, Kaufman J. Tachyarrhythmias After the Norwood Procedure: Relationship and Effect of Vasoactive Agents. Pediatr Cardiol. 2013 Nov 17. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24240783
  • Seslar SP, Kugler J, Batra AS, Collins KK, Crosson J, Dubin AM, Etheridge S, Kanter R, Papez A, Radbill AE, Serwer GA, Tanel RE, Tsao S, Webster G, Saarel EV, Pediatric & Congenital Electrophysiology Society (PACES) MAP-IT Taskforce. The Multicenter Pediatric and Adult Congenital EP Quality (MAP-IT) Initiative-rationale and design: report from the pediatric and congenital electrophysiology society's MAP-IT taskforce. Congenit Heart Dis. 2013 Sep-Oct;8(5):381-92. PubMed PMID: 23663492
  • Collins KK, Schaffer MS, Liberman L, Saarel E, Knecht M, Tanel RE, Bradley D, Dubin AM, Paul T, Salerno J, Bar-Cohen Y, Sreeram N, Sanatani S, Law IH, Blaufox A, Batra A, Moltedo JM, van Hare GF, Reed J, Ro PS, Kugler J, Anderson C, Triedman JK, Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society. Fascicular and nonfascicular left ventricular tachycardias in the young: an international multicenter study. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2013 Jun;24(6):640-8. PubMed PMID: 23437865
  • Nguyen DT, Gupta R, Kay J, Fagan T, Lowery C, Collins KK, Sauer WH. Percutaneous transhepatic access for catheter ablation of cardiac arrhythmias. Europace. 2013 Apr;15(4):494-500. PubMed PMID: 23385049
  • Villasenor M, Schaffer MS, Collins KK. Cryoablation for presumed atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia in pediatric patients. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2012 Nov;35(11):1319-25. PubMed PMID: 22946704
  • Atallah J, Collins KK, Jonas RA, Mayer JE Jr, Triedman JK. Follow-up of a modified Fontan randomized trial for intraatrial reentrant tachycardia prophylaxis. Congenit Heart Dis. 2012 May-Jun;7(3):219-25. PubMed PMID: 22631077
  • Shah A, Moon-Grady A, Bhogal N, Collins KK, Tacy T, Brook M, Hornberger LK. Effectiveness of sotalol as first-line therapy for fetal supraventricular tachyarrhythmias. Am J Cardiol. 2012 Jun 1;109(11):1614-8. PubMed PMID: 22444730
  • Ceresnak SR, Tanel RE, Pass RH, Liberman L, Collins KK, Van Hare GF, Gates GJ, Dubin AM. Clinical and electrophysiologic characteristics of antidromic tachycardia in children with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2012 Apr;35(4):480-8. PubMed PMID: 22324823
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Professional Memberships

  • Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), Member
  • Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society, Member

Practice Locations

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

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pediatric Cardiology, Board Certification (2000, 2017)
  • Pediatrics, Board Certification (1996, 2002)
  • IBHRE Certification for for Heart Rhythm Specialist, International Certificate (2013)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Heart and Circulation - Arrhythmia
  • Child and Teen Health
  • Heart and Circulation
Clinical Interests
My clinical interests include the care of infant, child, or adult congenital heart disease patient with concerns for a heart rhythm abnormality.

Care Philosophy
As Director of the Pediatric Arrhythmia Team, my goal is for myself and the team to provide the highest standard of care and all 'cutting edge' medical therapies to our patients. My personal care philosophy is that I discuss all options to patients and their families and we make joint decisions as to the best steps moving forward.

Personal Interests
running, hiking, skiing, taking care of 3 dogs

Volunteer Activities
Highline Canal Conservatory and my children's high school

Public Speaking
Yes
I have presented in community settings on topics such as passing out, potential hidden heart disease in athletes, EKG screening, the value of CPR training, and public access to AEDs.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Washington School of Medicine (1993)
Graduate Schools:
  • MS, University of California, San Francisco (2004)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Stanford University (CA) (1988)
Residency Programs:
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus) Program, Chief Resident, Pediatrics (1997)
Fellowships:
  • Children's Hospital (Boston) Program, Pediatric Cardiology (1999)
  • University of California (San Francisco) School of Medicine Program, Electrophysiology (2001)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Cardiology
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