Frank Ing, M.D., FACC, MSCAI

Frank F. Ing, M.D., FACC, MSCAI


Pediatric Cardiology




  • Chief, Division of Pediatric Cardiology
  • Codirector, UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center
  • Professor of Pediatrics


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2521 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
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UC Davis Medical Group - Roseville

1620 East Roseville Parkway, Suite 200
Roseville, CA 95661
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Additional Phone Numbers

Clinic Phone: 916-734-3112
Department Referral Phone: 916-734-7439



Philosophy of Care

My philosophy of care is to provide the highest and most advanced level of care for patients with congenital heart disease – from fetus to adulthood, using the least invasive techniques possible, and with compassion and involvement of the entire family.

Clinical Interests

Some of Dr. Ing's major clinical interests include pediatric cardiology, congenital heart disease, adult congenital heart disease, pediatric interventional cardiology, ASD, VSD and PDA occlusions, transcatheter valve implants, and stent implantation for congenital heart disease.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Ing's academic and research interests include: 1) clinical trials of devices and stents involving congenital heart disease; 2) outcomes research related to the pediatric cath lab; 3) development of new devices, catheters, and delivery systems; 4) techniques for congenital heart disease interventions; and 5) 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.


Pediatric Cardiology

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Children's Hospital
Pediatric Heart Center


M.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook NY 185

B.A., Yale University, New Haven CT 1980

Internship: Pediatrics, New York University Medical Center, New York, NY 1986-87


Pediatrics, New York University Medical Center, New York City NY 1986-1989

Chief Resident, New York University Medical Center, New York City NY 1989-1990


Pediatric Cardiology, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York City NY 1990-1993

Pediatric Interventional Cardiology, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston TX 1993

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics, 1998

American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology, 2015

Professional Memberships

American College of Cardiology

American Heart Association

American Pediatric Society

Society of Cardiac Angiography and Interventions

Honors and Awards

Teacher of the Year-Third-Year Pediatrics Resident, 1989

Teacher of the Year-Second-Year Pediatrics Resident, 1988

Magna cum laude (Yale University), 1980

Select Recent Publications

Taggart NW, Cabalka AK, Eicken A, Aboulhosn JA, Thomson JDR, Whisenant B, Bocks ML, Schubert S, Jones TK, Asnes JD, Fagan TE, Meadows J, Hoyer M, Martin MH, Ing FF, Turner DR, Latib A, Tzifa A, Windecker S, Goldstein BH, Delaney JW, Kuo JA, Foerster S, Gillespie M, Butera G, Shahanavaz S, Horlick E, Boudjemline Y, Dvir D, McElhinney DB; VIVID Registry. Outcomes of Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve-in-Valve Implantation in Patients With Ebstein Anomaly. Am J Cardiol. 2018 Jan 15;121(2):262-268.

Patel ND, Su JA, Takao CM, Ing FF. Melody valve implantation through a recanalized occluded femoral vein. Ann Pediatr Cardiol. 2018 Jan-Apr;11(1):111-113.

Mulukutla V, Qureshi AM, Pignatelli R, Ing FF. Predictive Factors for Patients Undergoing ASD Device Occlusion Who "Crossover" to Surgery. Pediatr Cardiol. 2018 Mar;39(3):445-449.

Sullivan PM, Merritt R, Pelayo JC, Ing FF. Recanalization of Occluded Central Veins in a Parenteral Nutrition-Dependent Child With No Access. Pediatrics. 2018 Apr;141(Suppl 5):S416-S420.

Patel ND, Sullivan PM, Takao CM, Badran S, Ahdoot J, Ing FF. Unmasking the borderline coarctation: the utility of isoproterenol in the paediatric cardiac catheterisation laboratory. Cardiol Young. 2018 Jun;28(6):804-810.

Rastall DPW, Seregin SS, Aldhamen YA, Kaiser LM, Mullins C, Liou A, Ing FF, Pereria-Hicks C, Godbehere-Roosa S, Palmer D, Ng P, Amalfitano A. Long-term, high level hepatic secretion of acid α-glucosidase for Pompe disease achieved in non-human primates using helper-dependent adenovirus. Gene Therapy. 2016 Oct;23(10):743-752. Epub 2016 Jul 1.

Travelli FC, Sullivan PM, Takao C, Ing FF. The Valeo stent: a pre-mounted, open-cell, large stent for use in small children with CHD. Cardiology in the Young. 2016 Aug;26(6):1187-93. Epub 2015 Nov 23.

Parekh DR, Cabrera WS, Ing FF. Simultaneous Transcatheter Implantation of Systemic and Pulmonary Venous Baffle Stents After Mustard Operation for d-Transposition of the Great Arteries. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions. 2015 Oct;86(4):708-13. Epub 2015 Apr 24.

Sullivan P, Ing FF. Invited article: Expert Analysis and Opinion-Transcatheter Balloon Angioplasty vs. Surgical Coarctectomy for Native Discrete Coarctation. (Point-Counterpoint). American College of Cardiology epub. (epub FEB 17, 2015;

Armsby L1, Beekman RH 3rd, Benson L, Fagan T, Hagler DJ, Hijazi ZM, Holzer R, Ing FF, Kreutzer J, Lang P, Levi DS, Latson L, Moore P, Mullins C, Ruiz C, Vincent R. SCAI expert consensus statement for advanced training programs in pediatric and congenital interventional cardiac catheterization. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2014 Nov 1;84(5):779-84.

Ermis P, Franklin W, Mulukutla V, Ing FF. Left Ventricular Hemodynamic Changes and Clinical Outcomes After Transcatheter Atrial Septal Defect Closure in Adults. Congenital Heart Disease. 2015 Mar-Apr;10(2):E48-53.

Ing FF, Khan A, Kobayashi D, Hagler DJ, Forbes TJ. Pulmonary artery stents in the recent era: Immediate and intermediate follow-up. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions. 2014 Dec 1;84(7):1123-30. Epub 2014 Jul 2.

Travelli, FC, Herrington CS, Ing FF. A novel hybrid technique for transpulmonary valve implantation within a dilated right ventricular outflow tract. Journal of Thorac & Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Aug;148(2):e145-6. Epub 2014 May 6.

Armsby L, Beekman RH, Benson L, Fagan T, Hagler D, Hijazi ZM, Holzer R, Ing FF, Kreutzer J, Lang P, Levi D, Latson L, Moore P, Mullins CE, Ruiz C, Vincent R. SCAI expert consensus statement for advanced training programs in pediatric and congenital interventional cardiac catheterization. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions. May 29, 2014. [Epub ahead of print]

Petit CJ, Justino H, Parehk D, Ing FF. Melody Valve Implantation in the Tricuspid and Pulmonary Position. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions. 2013;82(7):E944-46.

Zhorne D, Petit CJ, Ing FF, Justino H, Jefferies JL, Dreyer WJ, Kearney D, Crystal MA. A 25-year experience of endomyocardial biopsy safety in infants. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions. 2013; 82:797–801.

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