Pediatric Cardiology Research Team | Research | Department of Pediatrics | UC Davis Health

Pediatric Cardiology Research

  • Daniel Lee Cortez, M.D., Ph.D.

    Dr. Cortez's research focuses on improving diagnosis or disease causing sudden cardiac death as well as in arrhythmia-risk prediction in children and adults using vectorcardiography (3-dimensional EKG), which was the subject of his Ph.D. He also has an interest in leadless pacemakers and in physiologic pacing as a means to prevent and reverse heart failure in patients with pacemakers. He also has an interest in phone-application-based rhythm monitoring.


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  • Jonathan Gil Dayan, M.D.

    Dr. Dayan's interests include the evaluation and management of all ranges of congenital and acquired heart disease, from the simplest murmur to the most complex anatomic variations. His focuses include pediatric heart failure and cardiomyopathy, single ventricle physiology, cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET), and echocardiography, particularly in utero diagnosis of congenital heart disease.


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  • Ralf Joachim Holzer, M.D., M.S.C.

    Dr. Holzer has an extensive academic and research portfolio with more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, over 20 book chapters and numerous scientific abstracts to his name. He has a particular interest in outcomes research, quality improvement, and risk adjustment. Dr. Holzer also holds a Masters Degree in Information Technology.


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  • Frank F. Ing, M.D., FACC, MSCAI

    Dr. Ing's academic and research interests include; clinical trials of devices and stents involving congenital heart disease, outcomes research related to the pediatric cath lab, development of new devices, catheters, and delivery systems, techniques for congenital heart disease interventions; and fetal cardiac interventions.

    He has additional interest in working with device companies and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to forward the approval of cardiac devices for pediatric heart patients, and also to educate the next generation of pediatric interventionists.


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  • Sherzana Sunderji, M.D.

    Dr. Sunderji’s interest in research focuses on the diagnosis, evaluation and management of congenital and acquired heart disease from the fetus to adult. Due to her additional training in advanced imaging in pediatric cardiology, her research involves non-invasive imaging modalities to investigate the anatomy, physiology and evolution of cardiovascular system, primarily in the developing fetus and neonates.


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  • Jay Yeh, M.D.

    Dr. Yeh's conducts research in Echocardiography in Congenital Heart Disease and Fetal Cardiology. His clinical research involves echocardiography as a tool for the diagnosis and evaluation of congenital heart disease, including 3-dimensional imaging, strain or deformation imaging as a quantitative assessment of myocardial function. Dr. Yeh's Fetal Cardiology clinical research involves the diagnosis, management, and outcomes with prenatal diagnosis of congenital heart defects, including fetal echo parameters in predicting outcomes.


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