Current basic research interests include:

  • Cardiovascular assessment of transgenic models
  • Cardiac muscle bio-chemistry and physiology during hypertrophy and hypoxemia
  • Alterations in myocardial adrenergic receptors and contractile function in congenital heart disease
  • Pharmacological manipulation of pulmonary hypertension
  • Mathematical modeling of the pulmonary circulation
  • Physiologic and metabolic changes related to cardiovascular surgery


Current clinical research interests include:

  • The long-term assessment of pediatric heart and heart-lung transplant patients
  • Non-invasive assessment of allograft rejection
  • Assessment of allograft growth
  • Exercise capacity in patients receiving anthracycline chemotherapy
  • Treatment of fetal arrhythmias
  • Development of catheter devices for repair of congenital heart lesions
  • Development of mapping and ablation methods for post-operative arrhythmias
  • Use of biventricular pacing in patients with single ventricles, dilated cardiomyopathy, and in congenital AV block
  • Non-invasive cardiac evaluation of patients with Marfan syndrome
  • Magnetic resonance imaging in congenital heart disease


Present collaborative research efforts involving the division of Pediatric Cardiology include Developmental Biology, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Genetics, Molecular and Cellular Physiology, and the Cardiology Division in the Department of Medicine. Superior research resources at Stanford available for the fellow exist in molecular and cellular cardiology, transplantation immunology and contractile protein biochemistry.

More information concerning specific research within the Division of Pediatric Cardiology can be found in each faculty member's profile.