Dale Burkett, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics-Cardiology

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine (2008)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, University of Colorado - Boulder (CO) (2004)
Internship:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program (2008)
Residency:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatrics (2011)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatric Cardiology (2014)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Cardiology

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatric Cardiology

Recognition & Awards

  • Pediatric Cardiology Fellow Teaching Award, Pediatric Cardiology Fellows (2020)
    Teaching award given by the pediatric cardiology fellows in training at Children's Hospital Colorado for the best teacher.

Research Interests

My research interests are focused on how the heart functions in children with pulmonary hypertension. I also specialize in researching novel applications for 3-dimensional echocardiography.

Publications

  • Lueth ET, Gist KM, Burkett DA, Landeck BF, Brinton JT, Meier MR, Coffin JM, Schafer M, Jaggers J, Mitchell MB. Retrospective Comparison of the Supported and Unsupported Bovine Jugular Vein Conduit in Children. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Aug;108(2):567-573. PubMed PMID: 30974093
  • Friesen RM, Schäfer M, Burkett DA, Cassidy CJ, Ivy DD, Jone PN. Right Ventricular Tissue Doppler Myocardial Performance Index in Children with Pulmonary Hypertension: Relation to Invasive Hemodynamics. Pediatr Cardiol. 2018 Jan;39(1):98-104. PubMed PMID: 28980052
  • Jone PN, Zablah JE, Burkett DA, Schäfer M, Wilson N, Morgan GJ, Ross M. Three-Dimensional Echocardiographic Guidance of Right Heart Catheterization Decreases Radiation Exposure in Atrial Septal Defect Closures. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2018 Sep;31(9):1044-1049. PubMed PMID: 29958759
  • Riley CJ, Moore T, Eagelston L, Burkett D, Auerbach S, Ing RJ. Cardiac Failure in a Trisomy 9 Patient Undergoing Anesthesia: A Case Report. Anesth Prog. 2017 Spring;64(1):29-32. PubMed PMID: 28128660
  • Friesen RM, Schäfer M, Burkett DA, Cassidy CJ, Ivy DD, Jone PN. Right Ventricular Tissue Doppler Myocardial Performance Index in Children with Pulmonary Hypertension: Relation to Invasive Hemodynamics. Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 Oct 4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28980052
  • Burkett DA, Slorach C, Patel SS, Redington AN, Ivy DD, Mertens L, Younoszai AK, Friedberg MK. Impact of Pulmonary Hemodynamics and Ventricular Interdependence on Left Ventricular Diastolic Function in Children With Pulmonary Hypertension. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016 Sep;9(9). PubMed PMID: 27581953
  • Burkett DA, Wilson N, Mitchell MB, Younoszai AK. Acute ischaemic heart block in hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Cardiol Young. 2016 Jan;26(1):151-4. PubMed PMID: 25531744
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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 Colorado Outpatient and Urgent Care at Uptown
1830 Franklin St
Denver, CO 80218
720-777-1360

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pediatrics, Board Certification (2011)
  • Pediatric Cardiology, Board Certification (2014)
  • Pediatric Cardiology, Board Certification (2014)
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Board Certification (2011)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Heart and Circulation
  • Heart and Circulation - Congenital Heart Disease
Clinical Interests
I treat children with congenital heart disease, complex congenital heart disease, other cardiac concerns, and basic cardiac arrhythmias. I specialize in 3D echocardiography and the assessment of pulmonary hypertension by echocardiography as well.

Care Philosophy
I am dedicated to providing the highest quality, most comprehensive, professional, compassionate and ethical care to my patients. I firmly believe that the patient and family should have an understanding of what is wrong with the heart, and so I take the extra time necessary to make sure that everyone has at least an understanding of what is wrong with the heart and what we are going to do to treat that problem. This often involves drawing the heart out in order to provide a visual representation. I aim to make sure there are no lingering questions for a patient or their family. I am one of the physicians that reads cardiac ultrasounds (echocardiogram), and believe that a meticulous attention to detail is important to provide accurate results and not miss a potential cardiac abnormality. I also specialize in using cutting-edge 3-dimensional echocardiography to diagnose and treat congenital heart disease. I also specialize in assessing pulmonary hypertension using echocardiography. At Children's Hospital, we have an incredible team within in the Heart Institute, including a dedicated group that can treat children with complex congenital heart disease, pulmonary hypertension, heart rhythm disorders, adults born with congenital heart disease, and heart failure, and have outstanding cardiac catheterization physicians and pediatric cardiovascular surgeons available, should the need arise. Given the impressive but large team, I am committed to helping patients navigate through the Heart Institute, should they need it.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine (2008)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, University of Colorado - Boulder (CO) (2004)
Internships:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program (2008)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatrics (2011)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatric Cardiology (2014)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Cardiology
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