Jenny Zablah, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics-Cardiology

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Internship:
  • Miami Children's Hospital Program (2010)
Residency:
  • Miami Children's Hospital Program, Pediatrics (2013)
Fellowships:
  • North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System Program, Pediatric Cardiology (2016)
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Congenital Interventional Cardiology Fellowship (2018)
Languages: English, Spanish
Department: Pediatrics-Cardiology

Professional Titles

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Recognition & Awards

  • Recognized as part of the 100 Most Influential Women of 2020 in Central America and the Caribbean, Forbes Magazine Central America (2020)
    Recognized as part of the 100 Most Powerful Women of 2020 in Central America for her contribution to technological and scientific advances.
  • Salvadoran Youth Ambassador in the field of Medicine and Science, Government of El Salvador and Los Angeles County (2019)
    Recognized as young scientist representing El Salvador in the field of Medicine and Science in the United States of America
  • Best Poster Award in the category of Pulmonary Valve and Pulmonary Circulation, CSI (2017)
  • "Nightmare case of the year in the Cath Lab", PICS-AICS (2017)
  • Finalist for the Women in Cardiology Trainee Award for Excellence, American Heart Association (2015)
  • Omnia cum Laude, Dr. Jose Matias Delgado University (2008)
  • Best Graduating Medical Student of the year, Laboratorios Lopez (2008)
  • Multiple awards for exemplary grades, Medical School (2007)

Research Interests

My research interests include 3D rotational angiography and other forms of three dimensional imaging guidance and fusion imaging in the cardiac catheterization laboratory and its impact in decrease contrast and fluoroscopy exposure to the patients and cath lab staff. Also, I’m interested in the timing of pulmonary valve replacement (PVR), medium and long-term outcomes and innovative techniques and imaging for percutaneous PVR.

Publications

  • Zablah JE, Rodriguez SA, Leahy R, Morgan GJ. Novel Minimal Radiation Approach for Percutaneous Pulmonary Valve Implantation. Pediatr Cardiol. 2021 Feb 15. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33590323
  • Morgan GJ, Rodriguez SA, Leahy R, Zablah JE. Coronary compression testing by balloon interrogation during pulmonary valve implantation: room for doubt?. Cardiol Young. 2021 Feb 10;:1-7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33563357
  • Góreczny S, Haak A, Morgan GJ, Zablah J. Feasibility of airway segmentation from three-dimensional rotational angiography. Cardiol J. 2020 Nov 3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33140395
  • Shahanavaz S, Aldoss O, Carr K, Gordon B, Seckeler MD, Hiremath G, Seaman C, Zablah J, Morgan G. Acute and medium term results of balloon expandable stent placement in the transverse arch-a multicenter pediatric interventional cardiology early career society study. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2020 Sep 9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32902911
  • Zablah JE, Morgan GJ. Innovations in Congenital Interventional Cardiology. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2020 Oct;67(5):973-993. PubMed PMID: 32888693
  • Zablah JE, Morgan GJ. Use of Occlutech® atrial flow regulator in a single ventricle patient: a 3D view of a successful intervention. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2020 Oct 1;21(10):1151. PubMed PMID: 32529256
  • Ehrmann DE, Leopold DK, Phillips R, Shahi N, Campbell K, Ross M, Zablah JE, Moulton SL, Morgan G, Kim JS. The Compensatory Reserve Index Responds to Acute Hemodynamic Changes in Patients with Congenital Heart Disease: A Proof of Concept Study. Pediatr Cardiol. 2020 Aug;41(6):1190-1198. PubMed PMID: 32474738
  • Zablah, J.E., Morgan, G.J. Current Treatment Options for Catheter-Based Pulmonary Valve Replacement in Children. Curr Treat Options Peds (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40746-020-00209-0
  • Amr Matoq, Michael Ross, Jenny Zablah, Dunbar Ivy, Gareth J. Morgan, Partial occlusion of PDA in a patient with severe pulmonary hypertension using a manually fenestrated and stented muscular VSD device, Progress in Pediatric Cardiology, 2020, 101229, ISSN 1058-9813, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ppedcard.2020.101229.
  • J.T. Randall, G.J. Morgan, J.E. Zablah, Using the new Amplatzer Trevisio delivery cable to facilitate closure of atrial and ventricular shunts, Progress in Pediatric Cardiology, 2020, 101307, ISSN 1058-9813, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ppedcard.2020.101307
  • Shahanavaz S, Zahn EM, Levi DS, Aboulhousn JA, Hascoet S, Qureshi AM, Porras D, Morgan GJ, Bauser Heaton H, Martin MH, Keeshan B, Asnes JD, Kenny D, Ringewald JM, Zablah JE, Ivy M, Morray BH, Torres AJ, Berman DP, Gillespie MJ, Chaszczewski K, Zampi JD, Walsh KP, Julien P, Goldstein BH, Sathanandam SK, Karsenty C, Balzer DT, McElhinney DB. Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve Replacement With the Sapien Prosthesis. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2020 Dec 15;76(24):2847-2858. PubMed PMID: 33303074
  • Kenny D, Morgan GJ, Murphy M, AlAlwi K, Giugno L, Zablah J, Carminati M, Walsh K. Use of 65 cm large caliber Dryseal sheaths to facilitate delivery of the Edwards SAPIEN valve to dysfunctional right ventricular outflow tracts. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2019 Sep 1;94(3):409-413. PubMed PMID: 31408262
  • Zablah JE, Morgan GJ. Pulmonary Artery Stenting. Interv Cardiol Clin. 2019 Jan;8(1):33-46. PubMed PMID: 30449420
  • Goreczny S, Zablah J, McLennan D, Ross M, Morgan G. Multi-modality imaging for percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation - getting serious about radiation and contrast reduction. Postepy Kardiol Interwencyjnej. 2019;15(1):110-115. PubMed PMID: 31043993
  • Zablah JE, Fry R, Eilers D, Morgan G, Wilson N, Ross M. The Length Versus Diameter Relationship and Radial Force Properties of the Amplatzer™ Vascular Plug Type IV: Observations for Oversizing. Cardiovasc Eng Technol. 2019 Jun;10(2):271-276. PubMed PMID: 30903455
  • 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
  • Zablah JE, Fry R, Ross M, Wilson N, Morgan G. Using in vitro model to assess stent-stent interaction in patients with coronary artery compression. J Interv Cardiol. 2018 Dec;31(6):870-877. PubMed PMID: 30370575
  • 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
  • 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
  • Zablah JE, Everitt MD, Wilson N. Accelerated cardiac allograft vasculopathy after pediatric heart transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2017 Nov;17(11):2983-2985. PubMed PMID: 29083554
  • Zablah JE, Misra N, Gruber D, Kholwadwala D, Epstein S. Comparison of Patients Undergoing Surgical Versus Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve Replacement: Criteria for Referral and Mid-Term Outcome. Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 Mar;38(3):603-607. PubMed PMID: 28236163
  • Zablah JE, Gruber D, Stoffels G, Cabezas EG, Hayes DA. Subclinical Decrease in Myocardial Function in Asymptomatic Infants of Diabetic Mothers: A Tissue Doppler Study. Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 Apr;38(4):801-806. PubMed PMID: 28197645
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Professional Memberships

  • American College of Cardiology, Fellow member
  • American Heart Association, Member
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow member
  • Pediatric Interventional Cardiology Early Career Society (PICES), Member
  • Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention (SCAI), Fellow 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
  • Pediatrics, Board Certification
  • Pediatric Cardiology, Board Certification
  • Pediatric Interventional Cardiology, Specialized Training (2017)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Heart and Circulation - Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Heart and Circulation
  • Heart and Circulation - Congenital Heart Disease
  • Heart and Circulation - Interventional Cardiology
Clinical Interests
Diagnosis, management and treatment of congenital heart disease with a minimally invasive approach through cardiac catheterization. Perform cardiac catheterizations with minimal radiation and contrast using all available tools from our modern and cutting edge technology.

Care Philosophy
I believe that empathy and a caring approach is key for a doctor and patient relationship. Communication and education are important, especially, prior a cardiac catheterization procedure when a parent is trusting their kid in my hands.

Public Speaking
Yes
Innovations in imaging in the cardiac catheterization laboratory: 3D rotational angiography, fusion imaging, 3D printing, Virtual reality in the cath lab. Innovations in percutaneous treatment of congenital heart disease.

General Information

Internships:
  • Miami Children's Hospital Program (2010)
Residency Programs:
  • Miami Children's Hospital Program, Pediatrics (2013)
Fellowships:
  • North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System Program, Pediatric Cardiology (2016)
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Congenital Interventional Cardiology Fellowship (2018)
Languages: English, Spanish
Department: Pediatrics-Cardiology
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