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Pediatric Cardiologist, Electrophysiology

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Board Certified

About Me

Clinical Interests

Electrophysiology; Cardiac Step-Down Unit

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Cardiomyopathy, Arrhythmia

My Education

MD: University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT, 2005.

Residency: Pediatrics, Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital, New Haven, CT, 2008.

Fellowship:  Pediatric Cardiology, Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, Columbia University, New York, NY, 2011.

Pediatric Electrophysiology Fellowship: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2012.

My Publications

Selected Publication

Wearable cardioverter-defibrillators in pediatric cardiomyopathy: A cost-utility analysis. Evers, PD; Anderson, JB; Ryan, TD; Czosek, RJ; Knilans, TK; Spar, DS. Heart Rhythm. 2020; 17:287-293.

Characteristics and Outcomes of Pediatric Patients Who Undergo Placement of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators Insights From the National Cardiovascular Data Registry. Baskar, S; Bao, H; Minges, KE; Spar, DS; Czosek, RJ. Circulation-Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology. 2018; 11.

The US Experience of the Wearable Cardioverter-Defibrillator in Pediatric Patients. Spar, DS; Bianco, NR; Knilans, TK; Czosek, RJ; Anderson, JB. Circulation-Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology. 2018; 11.

Utility and safety of the SafeSept (TM) transseptal guidewire for electrophysiology studies with catheter ablation in pediatric and congenital heart disease. Knadler, JJ; Anderson, JB; Chaouki, AS; Czosek, RJ; Connor, C; Knilans, TK; Spar, DS. Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: an international journal of arrhythmias and pacing. 2017; 48:369-374.

Proper Electronic Order Linkage of Electrocardiograms at a Large Children's Hospital Improves Reporting and Revenue. Spar, DS; Mays, WA; Cooper, DS; Sullivan, L; Hicks, T; B Anderson, J. BMJ quality improvement reports. 2017; 6:u217231.w6746-u217231.w6746.

Ambulatory Monitoring and Arrhythmic Outcomes in Pediatric and Adolescent Patients With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Villa, CR; Czosek, RJ; Ahmed, H; Khoury, PR; Anderson, JB; Knilans, TK; Jefferies, JL; Wong, B; Spar, DS. Journal of the American Heart Association : Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease. 2016; 5.

Usefulness of Ventricular Premature Complexes in Asymptomatic Patients <= 21="" years="" as="" predictors="" of="" poor="" left="" ventricular="">. Guerrier, K; Anderson, JB; Czosek, RJ; Mays, WA; Statile, C; Knilans, TK; Spar, DS. American Journal of Cardiology. 2015; 115:652-655.

Consequence of Use of Lower Dose Flat Plate Fluoroscopy in Pediatric Patients Undergoing Ablation for Supraventricular Tachycardia. Spar, DS; Anderson, JB; Lemen, L; Czosek, RJ; Knilans, TK. American Journal of Cardiology. 2013; 112:85-89.

Children with wearable cardioverter defibrillators: Examining activity levels via accelerometer. Huber, NL; Burch, AE; Bianco, NR; Spar, DS; Sears, SF. Progress in Pediatric Cardiology. 2019; 55:101137-101137.

Can noninvasive testing identify benign patterns of suggested pre-excitation on electrocardiogram?. Robinson, JA; Anderson, JB; Knilans, TK; Spar, DS; Czosek, RJ. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology. 2019; 42:904-909.