Robert H. Beekman III, MD

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-636-7072

Fax: 513-636-2410


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Cardiac catheterization; intervention for congenital heart disease; quality improvement


Robert H. Beekman III, MD, is currently a professor of pediatric cardiology at Children's Hospital Medical Center of Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Beekman's subspecialty interests involve cardiac catheterization and interventional cardiology, and clinical quality improvement.

A native of California, Dr. Beekman graduated from Occidental College in Los Angeles, and earned his MD from Duke University in Durham, NC. Dr. Beekman completed his pediatric internship and residency at UCLA Medical Center, and his pediatric cardiology fellowship at the University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI. Dr. Beekman also obtained a master's degree in statistical analysis and research design from the University of Michigan. From 1985 to 1996, Dr. Beekman was a member of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Michigan School of Medicine. From 1996-2006 he was director of Cardiology at Children's Hospital Medical Center of Cincinnati, and professor of pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine.

Dr. Beekman's academic interests relate to cardiac catheterization, and he has made numerous scholarly contributions in the field of hemodynamic assessment and transcatheter intervention for congenital heart disease. He has published more than 170 manuscripts in cardiology journals.

Dr. Beekman has been active in the cardiology community, locally and nationally. He is chair of the Section on Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Beekman also is the chair of the JCCHD National Quality Improvement Collaborative for pediatric cardiology. Dr. Beekman has been a member of the Executive Committee and the Training Committee of the AHA Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young, and of the Congenital Heart Committee of the ACC. He is currently on the editorial board of the Journal of Interventional Cardiology, a contributing editor of, an Internet cardiology journal, and an associate editor of Congenital Heart Disease.

Education and Training

MD: Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, 1976.

MS: Clinical Research Design and Statistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1986.

Residency: Pediatrics, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, 1976 to 1979.

Fellowship: Pediatric Cardiology, CS Mott Children's Hospital, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1979 to 1982.

Certification: Pediatrics, 1981; Pediatric Cardiology, 1983.


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