San Diego, California
American Heart Association Grant recipient
Research Assistant, Department of Pediatric Cardiology
Research Assistant, Pediatric Malnutrition Ward
Residency and Fellowship Education
Family Practice Internship – Natividad Hospital
Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship
- Neuromuscular Cardiomyopathies
- Pediatric Heart Failure
Fetal Cardiology, Echocardiography, Neuromuscular Cardiomyopathies,
International volunteer Pediatric Cardiology – underserved populations.
Clinical research in Pediatric Cardiology
Chelsea Knudson Ihnat- (MSRP 2010): "LVAD as a Bridge to Recovery in Young Children with Cardiomyopathy: A Longitudinal Echocardiographic Study"
Ashley Gray (MSRP 2010): "Cardiomyopathy in Duchene Muscular Dystrophy"
Lucy Han (MSRP 2012): "The Effectiveness of Pulse Oximetry Protocol in Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease in Newborns for Arizona State"
Sylvestor (Sammy) Moses (MSRP 2016): "Fontan Physiology and Fontan Complications in Children with Univentricular Heart Disease."
Chelsea Knudson Ihnat- (RDT 2010): "LVAD as a Bridge to Recovery in Young Children with Cardiomyopathy: A Longitudinal Echocardiographic Study"
Presentations = Chelsea L Ihnat*, BS, Hannah Zimmerman*, MD, Jack G Copeland, MD, Daniela Lax MD, Diane Covington, RN, Richard G Smith, MSEE, Brian J Blair, MD, Robin Meyer, MD, Brent J. Barber, MD. LVAD as a Bridge to Recovery in Young Children with Cardiomyopathy: A Longitudinal Echocardiographic Study. Abstract for Oral Presentation at Western Regional Meeting of Pediatric Research – Carmel, California. January, 2010.
Publication = Ihnat, CL*, Zimmerman, H*, Copeland, JG, Meaney, FJ, Sobonya RE, Larsen BT, Blair, B, Lax D, Barber, BJ. Left ventricular assist device support as a bridge to recovery in young children. Congenital Heart Disease 2011; 6:234-240.
Award = Winner of Outstanding Research Award by Medical Student- University of Arizona College of Medicine, 2010.
Ashley Gray (RDT 2013): "Cardiomyopathy in Duchene Muscular Dystrophy"
Publication/Presentation = Ashley Gray*, F. John Meaney, Jennifer G. Andrews, Christopher M. Cunniff, Brent J. Barber. Cardiomyopathy Factors in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Abstract for Oral Presentation at Western Regional Meeting of Pediatric Research – Carmel, California. January, 2011. Journal of Investigative Medicine , Vol. 58 (1), 225, January 2011
Lucy Han - (RDT Class of 2016): "Feasibility of Pulse Oximetry Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease at 2643-Foot Elevation"