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Welcome to the Division of Cardiology

Cardiology is a large Division with extensive expertise. We provide the full gamut of cardiovascular care for patients with congenital heart disease in Southern California, Hawaii, New Mexico, Mexico and the Pacific Rim islands. We also have a long history of educating successful pediatric cardiologists and pediatric interventional cardiologists, as well as a strong tradition of clinical and basic science research.

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Division Chief, Cardiology, UCSD Dept. of Pediatrics

Cardiology Division Highlights


First in world to perform a nonsurgical, catheter-only procedure in patient with single-ventricle congenital heart disease.


First in San Diego to have a 3-D Heart Modeling Program


Has the only two ABIM-certified adult congenital heart disease specialists in San Diego, Imperial and Riverside counties.


One of the largest pediatric programs in the country for Kawasaki disease.


Outcomes among the best in the nation for catheter ablation of arrhythmias.


PDA Stenting for Neonates with Cyanotic Heart Disease and Ductal Dependent Pulmonary Blood Flow


Use of Plasma Metagenomic Next-generation Sequencing for Pathogen Identification in Pediatric Endocarditis


Electromagnetically Shielded, MRI-Compatible Medical Instruments


Pediatric Anthracycline Exposure May Be Associated with Late Alterations in Heart Size and Shape During Survivorship


One of the first pediatric centers in the country to participate in the Melody® Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve program, enabling patients to undergo minimally invasive heart valve replacement instead of open-heart surgery.

UC San Diego Pediatric Cardiology Fellows 2022

Education with the Division of Pediatric Cardiology

The Division provides a comprehensive accredited educational program for fellowship training in pediatric cardiology. Dr. David Werho is the Fellowship Program Director and Dr. Aamisha Gupta is the Associate Program Director. Fellows are offered clinical teaching and mentoring in all aspects of clinical cardiology: Outpatient care and evaluation, Inpatient and ICU care, Echocardiography, CT and MRI, Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiac Catheter­ization, Electrophysiology and Pacing, Exercise Physiology, and Clinical Research.

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