Andrew Pelech, M.D.

Andrew Nicholas Pelech, M.D.



Pediatric Cardiology

Pediatric Interventional Cardiology




  • Professor of Pediatrics
  • Associate Director, Division of Cardiology


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Pediatric Heart Center

2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Additional Phone Numbers

Clinic Fax: 916-734-0424
Physician Referrals: 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284)

Philosophy of Care

I believe in the application and provision of care at the highest standards of sound academic scientific principles and knowledge.  I serve to provide this care in a dignified and respectful manner to both patients and their families to the best of my abilities.  

Clinical Interests

The physiology of auscultation in pediatric cardiology. Interventional cath procedures and clinical outcomes of children with congenital heart defects. 


Pediatric Cardiology

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Children's Hospital
Pediatric Heart Center


M.D., University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB Canada 1977

B.Sc., University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB Canada 1973

Internship: Pediatrics, Edmonton General Hospital, Edmonton AB Canada 1977-1978


Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Winnipeg, MB Canada 1978-1981


Cardiology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON Canada 1982-1985

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics, 1991

American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology, 1992

Professional Memberships

Canadian Cardiovascular Society

Canadian Pediatric Cardiology Association

Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions

Honors and Awards

Program Development Award, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2004

Select Recent Publications

Loomba RS, Aggarwal S, Pelech AN. Addressing sexual health in congenital heart disease: when being the same isn't the same. Congenit Heart Dis. 2015 Jan-Feb;10(1):30-5.

Loomba RS, Bowman JL, Cao Y, Tweddell J, Dearani JA, Simpson PM, Cetta F, Pelech AN. Is Aortic Valve Leaflet Morphology Predictive of Outcome in Pediatric Aortic Valve Stenosis?  Congenit Heart Dis. 2015 Jul 29. 

Loomba RS, Pelech AN, Shah PH, Anderson RH. Determining bronchial morphology for the purposes of segregating so-called heterotaxy. Cardiol Young. 2015 Jul 10:1-13.

Aiyagari R, Rhodes JF, Shrader P, Radtke WA, Bandisode VM, Bergersen L, Gillespie MJ, Gray RG, Guey LT, Hill KD, Hirsch R, Kim DW, Lee KJ, Pelech AN, Ringewald J, Takao C, Vincent JA, Ohye RG; Pediatric Heart Network Investigators.  Impact of pre-stage II hemodynamics and pulmonary artery anatomy on 12-month outcomes in the Pediatric Heart Network Single Ventricle Reconstruction trial. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Oct;148(4):1467-74.

Castleberry, Chesney; Gudausky, Todd; Berger, Stuart; Pelech, Andrew. Stenting of the right ventricular outflow tract in the High-risk infant with cyanotic Tetralogy of Fallot Pediatr Cardiol. 2013 Oct 6.

Hill KD. Rhodes JF. Aiyagari R. Baker GH. Bergersen L. Chai PJ. Fleming GA. Fudge JC. Gillespie MJ. Gray RG. Hirsch R. Lee KJ. Li JS. Ohye RG. Oster ME. Pasquali SK. Pelech AN. Radtke WA. Takao CM. Vincent JA. Hornik CP. Intervention for recoarctation in the single ventricle reconstruction trial: incidence, risk, and outcomes. Circulation. 128(9):954-61, 2013 Aug 27.

Carroll JD, Saver JL, Thaler DE, Smalling RW, Berry S, MacDonald LA, Marks DS, Tirschwell DL; RESPECT Investigators. Closure of patent foramen ovale versus medical therapy after cryptogenic stroke. N Engl J Med. 2013 Mar 21;368(12):1092-100.

Park MV, Fedderly RT, Frommelt PC, Frommelt MA, Pelech AN, Jaquiss RD, Mussatto K, Tweddell JS Leftward displacement of septum primum in hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Pediatr Cardiol. 2013 Apr;34(4):942-7.

Gudausky TM, Pelech AN, Stendahl G, Tillman K, Mattice J, Berger S, Zangwill S Dual-axis rotational coronary angiography: a new technique for detecting graft coronary vasculopathy in pediatric heart transplant recipients. Pediatr Cardiol. 2013 Mar;34(3):560-5.

Wendell DC, Samyn MM, Cava JR, Ellwein LM, Krolikowski MM, Gandy KL, Pelech AN, Shadden SC, Ladisa JF Jr Including aortic valve morphology in computational fluid dynamics simulations: Initial findings and application to aortic coarctation. Med Eng Phys. 2012 Aug 20.