Our Fellows and Graduates

Our Fellows and Graduates

Our Current Fellows

The UVA Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Program currently has five fellows in training.

Recent Graduates

Position Location
Pediatric Cardiology Practice Laredo, TX
Northern Virginia
Richmond, VA
Faculty Position

University of Arizona (following 4th year in Interventional Catheterization at Cincinnati Children's Hospital)
University of California, San Diego
University of Colorado
A.I. DuPont Nemours Children's Hospital, Wilmington, DE
All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Eastern Carolina University, Greenville, NC
Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Hanover, NH
New York Medical School/West Chester, NY
University of Pittsburgh (following 4th year in Heart Failure/Transplant)
Brown University, Providence, RI
Wright State University, Dayton, OH
University of Virginia

Research Publications

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.