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David S. Spar, MD

  • Pediatric Cardiologist, Electrophysiology
  • Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


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.


Electrophysiology; Cardiac Step-Down Unit

Services and Specialties

Cardiomyopathy, Arrhythmia

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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:e006542.


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:e006163.


Utility and safety of the SafeSept™ 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.


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:e002620.


Usefulness of ventricular premature complexes in asymptomatic patients ≤21 years as predictors of poor left ventricular function. 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.

A Look Beyond the Sports Field: A Paradigm of Shared Decision Making in Everyday Life. Baskar, S; Czosek, RJ; Spar, DS. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2023; 82:612-614.

Atrial arrhythmias following lung transplant: a single pediatric center experience. Sill, J; Baskar, S; Zang, H; Spar, D; Iliopoulos, I; Morales, DL S; Hayes, D; Koh, W. Frontiers in Pediatrics. 2023; 11:1161129.

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