Russel Hirsch, MD

Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Interventional cardiac catheterization; congenital cardiac imaging (CT and MR) with three dimensional reconstruction / myocardial injury


Device closure of intra-cardiac defects; pulmonary hypertension; myocardial injury

MBChB: University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa.

Residency: St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

Fellowship: St. Louis Children's Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO.

Certification: Pediatrics, 1994, 2002 (renew); Pediatric Cardiology, 1998, 2005.

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Divanović A, Hor K, Cnota J, Hirsch R, Kinsel-Ziter M, Michelfelder E. Prediction and perinatal management of severely restrictive atrial septum in fetuses with critical left heart obstruction: Clinical experience using pulmonary venous Doppler analysis. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Dec 2.

Mack EH, Wheeler DS, Hirsch R. Endovascular treatment of near-fatal neonatal superior vena cava syndrome. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2010 Nov 24.

Sutherell JS, Hirsch R, Beekman RH 3rd. Pediatric interventional cardiology in the United States is dependent on the off-label use of medical devices. Congenit Heart Dis. 2010 Jan;5(1):2-7.

Sekar P, Border WL, Kimball TR, Hirsch R, Manning PB, Khoury PR, Beekman Iii RH. Aortic arch recoarctation after the Norwood stage I palliation: the comparative accuracy of blood pressure cuff and echocardiographic Doppler gradients in detecting significant obstruction. Congenit Heart Dis. 2009 Nov;4(6):440-7.

Michelfelder E, Polzin W, Hirsch R. Hypoplastic left heart syndrome with intact atrial septum: Utilization of a hybrid catheterization facility for cesarean section delivery and prompt neonatal intervention. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2008 Dec 1;72(7):983-7.

Bennett MR, Ravipati N, Ross G, Nguyen MT, Hirsch R, Beekman RH, Rovner L, Devarajan P. Using proteomics to identify preprocedural risk factors for contrast induced nephropathy. Proteomics Clin Appl. 2008;2(7-8):1058-1064.

Gudausky TM, Hirsch R, Khoury PR, Beekman RH 3rd. Comparison of two transcatheter device strategies for occlusion of the patent ductus arteriosus. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2008 Nov 1;72(5):675-80.

Mays WA, Border WL, Knecht SK, Gerdes YM, Pfriem H, Claytor RP, Knilans TK, Hirsch R, Mone SM, Beekman RH 3rd. Exercise capacity improves after transcatheter closure of the Fontan fenestration in children. Congenit Heart Dis. 2008 Jul;3(4):254-61.

Hirsch R, Gottliebson W, Crotty E, Fleck R, Strife J. Computed tomography angiography with three-dimensional reconstruction for pulmonary venous definition in high-risk infants with congenital heart disease. Congenit Heart Dis. 2006 May;1(3):104-10.

Hirsch R. The hybrid cardiac catheterization laboratory for congenital heart disease: From conception to completion. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2008 Feb 15;71(3):418-28.