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David T. Balzer, MD

Current Position
Professor, Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Cardiology
Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

Specialty Areas
Pediatric Cardiology

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Patients Seen At
St. Louis Children's Hospital
One Children's Place, Second Floor, Suite D
St. Louis, MO  63110
Fax:   314-454-2561
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
660 S. Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8116
St. Louis, MO  63110

Academic Office
St. Louis Children's Hospital
One Children's Place, 5S30
St. Louis, MO  63110
(314) 454-6095
Fax:   (314) 2561

Areas of Clinical Interest
Specializing in interventional pediatric cardiology, including interventional and diagnostic cardiac catheterization.

Board Certification
Pediatrics -- Certified
Pediatric Cardiology -- Certified

Medical Education
B.S.: University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 1981
Medical School: St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 1985
Residency: Pediatrics, Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 1988
Fellowship: Pediatric Cardiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 1994
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Honors and Awards
Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2005-2013 (Best Doctors, Inc.)
Benjamin H. Cohen Memorial Award in Pediatrics, 1988
Ross Laboratory Award for Neonatology, 1988

Major, United States Air Force

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Lin CH, Huddleston C, Balzer DT. Transcatheter ventricular septal defect (VSD) creation for restrictive VSD in double-outlet right ventricle.Pediatr Cardiol. 2013 Mar;34(3):743-7.

Madani MH, Canter CE, Balzer DT, Watkins MP, Wickline SA. Noninvasive detection of transplant coronary artery disease with contrast-enhanced cardiac MRI in pediatric cardiac transplants. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2012 Nov;31(11):1234-5.

Balzer DT. Percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation: fixing the problems and pushing the envelope. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2012 Oct;24(5):565-8.

Toib A, Goldstein SB, Khanna G, Canter CE, Lee CK, Balzer DT, Singh GK.
Spontaneous echocardiographic contrast associated with portosystemic shunt due to persistent patent ductus venosus. Congenit Heart Dis. 2012 May-Jun;7(3):E18-21.

Lin CH, Balzer DT, Lasala JM. Defect closure in the lipomatous hypertrophied atrial septum with the Amplatzer muscular ventricular septal defect closure device: a case series. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2011 Jul 1;78(1):102-7.

McBride ME, Huddleston CB, Balzer DT, Goel D, Gazit AZ. Hypoplastic left heart associated with scimitar syndrome. Pediatr Cardiol. 2009 Oct;30(7):1037-8.

Gandhi SK, Huddleston CB, Balzer DT, Epstein DJ, Boschert TA, Canter CE.
Biventricular assist devices as a bridge to heart transplantation in small children.
Circulation. 2008 Sep 30;118(14 Suppl):S89-93.

Gandhi SK, Grady RM, Huddleston CB, Balzer DT, Canter CE. Beyond Berlin: heart transplantation in the "untransplantable". J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008 Aug;136(2):529-31.

Gazit AZ, Avari JN, Balzer DT, Rhee EK. Electrocardiographic diagnosis of myocardial ischemia in children: is a diagnostic electrocardiogram always diagnostic? Pediatrics. 2007 Aug;120(2):440-4.

Nicolas RT, Kort HW, Balzer DT, Trinkaus K, Dent CL, Hirsch R, Canter CE.
Surveillance for transplant coronary artery disease in infant, child and adolescent heart transplant recipients: an intravascular ultrasound study. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2006 Aug;25(8):921-7. Epub 2006 Jul 11.

Shah NR, Goldstein JA, Balzer DT, Lasala JM, Moazami N. Transcatheter repair of recurrent postinfarct ventricular septal defects. Ann Thorac Surg. 2005 Nov;80(5):1907-9.

Farra H, Balzer DT. Transcatheter occlusion of a large pulmonary arteriovenous malformation using the Amplatzer vascular plug. Pediatr Cardiol. 2005 Sep-Oct;26(5):683-5.

Lin NC, Landt ML, Trinkaus KM, Balzer DT, Kort HW, Canter CE. Relation of age, severity of illness, and hemodynamics with brain natriuretic peptide levels in patients <20 years of age with heart disease. Am J Cardiol. 2005 Sep 15;96(6):847-50.

Balzer DT. Transcatheter Closure of Intracardiac Shunts. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2004 Oct;6(5):417-422.

Kort HW, Sharkey AM, Balzer DT. Novel use of the Amplatzer duct occluder to close perivalvar leak involving a prosthetic mitral valve. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2004 Apr;61(4):548-51.

For more articles and abstracts, take this off-site link to the National Library of Medicine Pub Med page for Dr. David T. Balzer.

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