Our Fellows and Graduates
Our Current Fellows
The UVA Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Program currently has five fellows in training.
|Pediatric Cardiology Practice||Laredo, TX
University of Arizona (following 4th year in Interventional
Catheterization at Cincinnati Children's Hospital)
Publications in the past 5 years from projects completed in Fellowship:
Vergales J, Addison N, Vendittelli A, Nicholson E, Carver D, Stemland C, Hoke T, Gangemi J. Face-to-Face Handoff: Improving Transfer to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit after Cardiac Surgery. American Journal of Medical Quality. 2013.
Carmody JB, Seckeler MD, Ballengee CR, Conaway M, Jayakumar KA, Charlton JR. Pre-operative renal volume predicts peak creatinine after congenital heart surgery in neonates. Cardiol Young. 2013.
Seckeler MD, D’Souza MD, Gangemi JJ, Hoyer AW, Jayakumar KA. Thombotic occlusion of extracardiac conduit 4 months after Fontan surgery. Tex Heart Inst J. 2013;40(3):360-1.
White SC, Seckeler MD, McCulloch MA, Buck ML, Haizlip JA. Patients with single ventricle anatomy may respond better to octreotide therapy for chylothorax after congenital heart surgery. J Card Surg 2013.
Raucci FJ, Seckeler MD, Saunders C, Gangemi JJ, Peeler BB, Jayakumar KA. Right-ventricular global longitudinal strain may predict neo-aortic arch obstruction after Norwood/Sano procedure in children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Pediatr Cardiol. 2013;34(8):1761-1767.
Vergales J, Wanchek T, Novicoff W, Kron I, Lim D. Cost-analysis of percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation compared to the standard surgical approach. Catheter and Cardiovasc Interven. 2013;82(7):1147-53.
Seckeler MD, Raucci FJ, Saunders C, Gangemi JJ, Peeler BB, Jayakumar KA. Head and neck vessel size by angiography predicts neo-aortic arch obstruction after Norwood/Sano operation for hypoplastic left heart syndrome. J Invasive Cardiol. 2013;25(2):73-5.
Vergales J, Gangemi J, Rheuban K, Lim D. Coarctation of the aorta – the current state of surgical and transcatheter therapies. Current Cardiology Reviews. 2013;9:211-219.
D’Souza M, Vergales J, Jayakumar A. Hypoplastic left heart syndrome and pulmonary veno-occlusive disease in an infant. Pediatric Cardiology. 2013;34(8):1949-51.
Seckeler MD, Mery CM, Gangemi JJ, Peeler BB, Jayakumar KA. An angiographic predictor of pulmonary artery stenosis after the Norwood-Sano operation for hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Pediatr Cardiol. 2012;33(8):1281-7.
Walker SE, Smolkin ME, O’Leary ML, Cluett SB, Norwood VF, DeBoer MD, Gurka MJ. Predictors of retention and BMI loss or stabilization in obese youth enrolled in a weight loss intervention. Obes Res Clin Pract. 2012;6(4):e330-e339.
Vergales J, West S, Hoyer A. Pulmonary vein atresia with severe contralateral pulmonary vein stenosis in a child. Pediatric Cardiology. 2012;33(4):663-665.
Clark CJ, Gurka MJ, Norton PT, Kramer CM, Hoyer AW. Assessment of the accuracy and reproducibility of RV volume measurement by CMR in congenital heart disease. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2012;5(1):28-37.
Seckeler MD, Lim DS, Kron IL. Coronary abscess in an adolescent with a structurally normal heart. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011;58(7):e13.
Seckeler MD, Hoke TR. The worldwide epidemiology of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease. Clin Epidemiol. 2011;22(3):67-84.
Applegate SE, Lim DS. Incidence of stroke in patients with d-transposition of the great arteries that undergo balloon atrial septostomy in the University Healthsystem Consortium Clinical Data Base/Resource Manager. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2010;76(1):129-31.
Clarke CJ, Jayakumar KA, Hoyer AW. Anatomically corrected malposition of the great arteries. Pediatr Cardiol. 2010;31(4):562-3.
Clarke CJ, McDaniel GM. The risk of long QT syndrome in the pediatric population. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2009;21(5):573-8.McCulloch MA, Conaway MR, Haizlip JA, Buck ML, Bovbjerg VE, Hoke TR. Postoperative chylothorax development is associated with increased incidence and risk profile for central venous thrombosis. Pediatr Cardiol. 2008;29(3):556-61.