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Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Service

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


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About Me

Clinical Interests

Percutaneous interventions for the palliation or treatment of congenital heart disease; treatment of all forms of pediatric pulmonary hypertension; interventional catheterization; pulmonary hypertension; General Cardiology Outpatient Clinic

Research Interests

Device closure of congenital heart defects; feasibility of covered stent use in coarctation of the aorta; pulmonary vascular complications associated with congenital diaphragmatic hernia and chronic lung disease; cardiac manifestations of post bone-marrow transplant thrombotic microangiopathy; non-invasive evaluation of pulmonary hypertension in pediatric age patients; validation of new methods for assessing oxygen consumption in the cardiac catheterization laboratory

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Cardiology Clinic, Heart Institute, Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia HHT Center, Pulmonary Hypertension, Catheterization and Intervention, Best Doctors 2017-18, Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Center BPD

My Locations

My Education

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.

My Publications

Flores S, Daily J, Pratap JN, Cash MC, Hirsch R. Management of a child with pulmonary arterial hypertension presenting with a systemic hypertension. Cardiol Young. 2015 Jun 17;1-4.

Seckeler M, Hirsch R, Beekman R, Goldstein B. A new predictive equation for oxygen consumption in children and adults with congenital and acquired heart disease. Heart. 2015 Apr;101(7):517-24.

Dandoy C, Davies S, Hirsch R, Chima R, Paff Z, Cash M, Ryan T, Lane A,El-Bietar J, Myers K, Jodele S. Abnormal echocardiography seven days after stem cell transplant may be an early indicator of thrombotic microangiopathy. Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation. 2015 Jan;21(1):113-8.

Aiyagari R, Rhodes JF, Shrader P, Radtke W, Bandisode VM, Bergersen L, Gillespie MJ, Gray RG, Guey LT, Hill KD, Hirsch R, Kim DW, Lee KJ, Pelech A, Ringewald J, Takao C, Vincent JA, Ohye RG. Impact of Pre-Stage II Hemodynamics and Pulmonary Artery Anatomy on 12-Month Outcome in the Single Ventricle Reconstruction Trial. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2014 Oct;148(4):1467-74.

Zussman M, Hirsch R, Beekman R, Goldstein B. Impact of percutaneous interventions for pulmonary artery stenosis in Alagille syndrome. Congenital Heart Disease. 2014 Sep 16.

Seckeler MD, Hirsch R, Beekman RH 3rd, Goldstein BH. Validation of cardiac output using real-time measurement of oxygen consumption during cardiac catheterization in children under 3 years of age. Congenit Heart Dis. 2014 Jul-Aug;9(4):307-15.

Seckeler M, Villa C, Hirsch R. Percutaneous Recanalization of Occluded Brachiocephalic Vein-Superior Vena Cava Connection After Resection of Mediastinal Mass. JACC Intervention. 2014 Jul;7(7):e69-70.

Dandoy C, Lerner D, Hirsch R, Laskin B, Davies S, Jodele S. Pericardial Effusion in Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant Recipients with Thrombotic Microangiopathy. Bone Marrow Transplantation. 2014 Jun;862–863.

Lorts A, Hirsch R. Development and recognition of cardiopulmonary complications in a child with cirrhosis: The heart in chronic liver disease. Clinical Liver Disease. 2013 Oct 30;(2):207-209.

Dandoy C, Hirsch R, Chima R, Davies SM, Jodele S. Pulmonary Hypertension after Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2013 Nov;19(11):1546-1556.