A photo of David Spar.

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


Cardiomyopathy, Arrhythmia

My Locations

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

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.

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.

Ventricular force-frequency relationships during biventricular or multisite pacing in congenital heart disease. Baskar, S; Redington, AN; Khoury, PR; Knilans, TK; Spar, DS; Czosek, RJ. Congenital Heart Disease. 2019; 14:201-206.

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.

An unusual cause of lone atrial fibrillation in a young female subject due to a rapid-cycling focal atrial trigger. Baskar, S; Attari, M; Czosek, RJ; Jais, P; Anderson, JB; Spar, DS. HeartRhythm Case Reports. 2018; 4:204-208.

Risks and outcomes of direct current cardioversion in children and young adults with congenital heart disease. Morello, ML; Khoury, PR; Knilans, TK; Veldtman, G; Spar, DS; Anderson, JB; Czosek, RJ. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology. 2018; 41:472-479.

Patient understanding of disease and the use and outcome of implantable cardioverter defibrillators in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Baskar, S; Jefferies, JL; Salberg, L; Khoury, PR; Spar, DS; Knilans, TK; Czosek, RJ. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology. 2018; 41:57-64.

Wearable cardioverter defibrillators in schools: A guide for parents and educators. Burch, AE; Spar, DS; Sears, SF. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology. 2017; 40:1479-1482.