Andrew Nicholas Pelech, M.D.

Andrew Nicholas Pelech, M.D.
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.
Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Director, Division of Cardiology
Center/Program Affiliation
Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Interventional Cardiology
Pediatric Cardiology
Pediatric Heart Center
UC Davis Children's Hospital
Pediatric Heart Center, 2315 Stockton Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-3456
Additional Phone
Clinic Fax: 916-734-0424
Physician Referrals: 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284)
M.D., University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB Canada 1977
B.Sc., University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB Canada 1973
Pediatrics, Edmonton General Hospital, Edmonton AB Canada 1977-1978
Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Winnipeg, MB Canada 1978-1981
Board Certifications
Cardiology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON Canada 1982-1985
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
Andrew Nicholas Pelech, M.D.
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.
Andrew Nicholas Pelech, M.D.
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.
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