Brian Fonseca, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics-Cardiology

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Medical School:
  • MD, McGill University Faculty of Medicine (2000)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, University of California–Irvine (CA) (1996)
Internship:
  • University of California (San Diego) Program (2001)
Residency:
  • University of California (San Diego) Program, Pediatrics (2003)
Fellowships:
  • University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers Program, Pediatric Cardiology (2007)
  • Children's Hospital (Boston) Program, Pediatric Cardiology (2008)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Cardiology

Professional Titles

  • Associate Professor, Pediatrics-Cardiology
  • Director of Cardiac MRI, Childrens Hospital Colorado
  • Director of Clinical Informatic, Heart Institute at Childrens Hospital Colorado
  • Associate Professor

Publications

  • Schäfer M, Browne LP, Morgan GJ, Barker AJ, Fonseca B, Ivy DD, Mitchell MB. Reduced proximal aortic compliance and elevated wall shear stress after early repair of tetralogy of Fallot. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Dec;156(6):2239-2249. PubMed PMID: 30449579
  • Schäfer M, Wilson N, Ivy DD, Ing R, Abman S, Browne LP, Morgan G, Ross M, McLennan D, Barker AJ, Fonseca B, Di Maria M, Hunter KS, Truong U. Noninvasive wave intensity analysis predicts functional worsening in children with pulmonary arterial hypertension. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2018 Oct 1;315(4):H968-H977. PubMed PMID: 30004811
  • Zablah JE, Ross M, Wilson N, Fonseca B, Mitchell MB. Kawashima by Fenestrated Hemi-Fontan for Palliation Following Prior Stage I Norwood Operation. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2018 Jul;9(4):451-453. PubMed PMID: 29945505
  • Schäfer M, Truong U, Ivy DD, Fonseca B, Malone L, DiMaria M, Barker AJ, Vargas D, Hunter KS, Jone PN, Browne LP. Children with kawasaki disease present elevated stiffness of great arteries: Phase-contrast MRI study. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2018 Apr 29. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29707843
  • Schäfer M, Browne LP, Truong U, Jaggers JJ, Mitchell MB, Malone L, Morgan G, Chatfield K, McLennan D, Turbendian H, Vargas D, Fonseca B, DiMaria M, Shah A, Ivy MP, Barker AJ, Hunter KS, Wilson N, Ivy DD, Campbell DN. Aortic stiffness in adolescent Turner and Marfan syndrome patients. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Apr 19. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29684119
  • Schäfer M, Morgan GJ, Mitchell MB, Ross M, Barker AJ, Hunter KS, Fonseca B, DiMaria M, Vargas D, Ivy DD, Wilson N, Browne LP. Impact of different coarctation therapies on aortic stiffness: phase-contrast MRI study. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2018 Sep;34(9):1459-1469. PubMed PMID: 29667078
  • 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
  • Jone PN, Gould R, Barrett C, Younoszai AK, Fonseca B. Data-Driven Quality Improvement Project to Increase the Value of the Congenital Echocardiographic Report. Pediatr Cardiol. 2018 Apr;39(4):726-730. PubMed PMID: 29350246
  • Friesen RM, Schäfer M, Jone PN, Appiawiah N, Vargas D, Fonseca B, DiMaria MV, Truong U, Malone L, Browne LP. Myocardial Perfusion Reserve Index in Children With Kawasaki Disease. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2017 Dec 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29232024
  • Friesen RM, Schäfer M, Jone PN, Appiawiah N, Vargas D, Fonseca B, DiMaria MV, Truong U, Malone L, Browne LP. Myocardial Perfusion Reserve Index in Children With Kawasaki Disease. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2017 Dec 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29232024
  • Malone L, Fonseca B, Fagan T, Gralla J, Wilson N, Vargas D, DiMaria M, Truong U, Browne LP. Erratum to: Preprocedural Risk Assessment Prior to PPVI with CMR and Cardiac CT. Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 Aug;38(6):1315. PubMed PMID: 28589406
  • Malone L, Fonseca B, Fagan T, Gralla J, Wilson N, DiMaria M, Truong U, Browne LP. Preprocedural Risk Assessment Prior to PPVI with CMR and Cardiac CT. Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 Apr;38(4):746-753. PubMed PMID: 28210769
  • Schäfer M, Ivy DD, Abman SH, Barker AJ, Browne LP, Fonseca B, Kheyfets V, Hunter KS, Truong U. Apparent Aortic Stiffness in Children With Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Existence of Vascular Interdependency?. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2017 Feb;10(2). PubMed PMID: 28193613
  • Goot BH, Patel S, Fonseca B. Rapid 3D imaging of the lower airway by MRI in patients with congenital heart disease: A retrospective comparison of delayed volume interpolated breath-hold examination (VIBE) to turbo spin echo (TSE). Congenit Heart Dis. 2016 Sep 9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27611348
  • Malone L, Fonseca B, Fagan T, Gralla J, Wilson N, Vargas D, DiMaria M, Truong U, Browne LP. Erratum to: Preprocedural Risk Assessment Prior to PPVI with CMR and Cardiac CT. Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 Aug;38(6):1315. PubMed PMID: 28589406
  • Malone L, Fonseca B, Fagan T, Gralla J, Wilson N, DiMaria M, Truong U, Browne LP. Preprocedural Risk Assessment Prior to PPVI with CMR and Cardiac CT. Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 Apr;38(4):746-753. PubMed PMID: 28210769
  • Schäfer M, Ivy DD, Abman SH, Barker AJ, Browne LP, Fonseca B, Kheyfets V, Hunter KS, Truong U. Apparent Aortic Stiffness in Children With Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Existence of Vascular Interdependency?. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2017 Feb;10(2). PubMed PMID: 28193613
  • Goot BH, Patel S, Fonseca B. Rapid 3D imaging of the lower airway by MRI in patients with congenital heart disease: A retrospective comparison of delayed volume interpolated breath-hold examination (VIBE) to turbo spin echo (TSE). Congenit Heart Dis. 2016 Sep 9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27611348
  • Goot BH, Patel S, Fonseca B. Rapid 3D imaging of the lower airway by MRI in patients with congenital heart disease: A retrospective comparison of delayed volume interpolated breath-hold examination (VIBE) to turbo spin echo (TSE). Congenit Heart Dis. 2016 Sep 9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27611348
  • 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
  • Bartels K, Brown RD, Fox DL, Bull TM, Neary JM, Dorosz JL, Fonseca BM, Stenmark KR. Right Ventricular Longitudinal Strain Is Depressed in a Bovine Model of Pulmonary Hypertension. Anesth Analg. 2016 May;122(5):1280-6. PubMed PMID: 26974020
  • Reeves JG, Montesa C, Fonseca B, Mitchell MB. Aortic Translocation for Repair of Transposition of the Great Arteries (S,D,L) With Ventricular Septal Defect and Pulmonic Stenosis. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Jan;101(1):357-9. PubMed PMID: 26694279
  • Truong U, Patel S, Kheyfets V, Dunning J, Fonseca B, Barker AJ, Ivy D, Shandas R, Hunter K. Non-invasive determination by cardiovascular magnetic resonance of right ventricular-vascular coupling in children and adolescents with pulmonary hypertension. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2015 Sep 16;17(1):81. PubMed PMID: 26376972
  • Truong UT, Fagan TE, Deterding R, Ing RJ, Fonseca BM. Use of rotational angiography in assessing relationship of the airway to vasculature during cardiac catheterization. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2015 Aug 17. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26279410
  • Siomos AK, Mitchell MB, Fonseca BM. Successful surgical repair of a massive window duct in a 1-month old with aniridia and pulmonary interstitial glycogenosis. Cardiol Young. 2014 May 22;:1-3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24848376
  • Fagan TE, Truong UT, Jone PN, Bracken J, Quaife R, Hazeem AA, Salcedo EE, Fonseca BM. Multimodality 3-dimensional image integration for congenital cardiac catheterization. Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J. 2014 Apr-Jun;10(2):68-76. PubMed PMID: 25114757
  • Siomos AK, Mitchell MB, Fonseca BM. Successful surgical repair of a massive window duct in a 1-month old with aniridia and pulmonary interstitial glycogenosis. Cardiol Young. 2014 May 22;:1-3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24848376
  • Fagan TE, Truong UT, Jone PN, Bracken J, Quaife R, Hazeem AA, Salcedo EE, Fonseca BM. Multimodality 3-dimensional image integration for congenital cardiac catheterization. Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J. 2014 Apr-Jun;10(2):68-76. PubMed PMID: 25114757
  • Truong U, Fonseca B, Dunning J, Burgett S, Lanning C, Ivy DD, Shandas R, Hunter K, Barker AJ. Wall shear stress measured by phase contrast cardiovascular magnetic resonance in children and adolescents with pulmonary arterial hypertension. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2013 Sep 13;15:81. PubMed PMID: 24034144
  • Dorosz JL, Fonseca BM, Kay JD, Graham BB, Salcedo EE, Quaife RA. A sinus venosus atrial septal defect is diagnosed by echocardiography with an unusual bubble study. Echocardiography. 2013 Jul;30(6):E182-3. PubMed PMID: 23551148
  • Fonseca BM. Perioperative imaging in hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2013 Jun;17(2):117-27. PubMed PMID: 23474873
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Professional Memberships

  • Society for Cardiovascular Magnet Resonance, Member
  • American College of Cardiology, Fellow
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Member
  • American Society of Echocardiography, Fellow

Practice Locations

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

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pediatric Cardiology, Board Certification (2008)
  • Cardiac MRI, Specialized Training (2008)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Child and Teen Health
  • Heart and Circulation - Congenital Heart Disease
  • Heart and Circulation
  • Radiology - Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Radiology

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, McGill University Faculty of Medicine (2000)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, University of California–Irvine (CA) (1996)
Internships:
  • University of California (San Diego) Program (2001)
Residency Programs:
  • University of California (San Diego) Program, Pediatrics (2003)
Fellowships:
  • University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers Program, Pediatric Cardiology (2007)
  • Children's Hospital (Boston) Program, Pediatric Cardiology (2008)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Cardiology
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