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Secondary Specialty:

Cardiology
Pediatric Cardiology

Board Certifications:

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Cardiology

Education:

MD, Medical College of Georgia Augusta, GA

Residency:

Georgia Health Sciences University
Augusta, GA

Fellowships:

University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

Affiliations:

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
UPMC Altoona

Shawn Clark West, MD, MSc

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Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

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Biography

Research Interests

  • The Effect of an Intervention Program on Cardiologists’ Adherence to the American Academy of Pediatrics and Centers for Disease Control Guidelines for Recommendations of Palivizumab and Influenza Prophylaxis in Patients with High-Risk Congenital Heart Disease
  • Clinical Quality of Pediatric Cardiology Daily Progress Notes at the University of Virginia
  • An evaluation of ventricular function in infants with single ventricle physiology before and after 1st stage palliation using velocity vector imaging compared to 2D and Doppler echocardiography
  • Echocardiographic detection of cardiac allograft rejection in children using velocity vector imaging and standard 2D echocardiography
  • Echocardiogram measurement of Modified BT shunts and Sano (RV-PA) Conduits on Color Doppler Echocardiography
  • Cardiac transplantation in children following single ventricle physiology
  • Innovative noninvasive measurements of systolic and diastolic function in children with structural congenital heart disease, cardiomyopathies, and after heart transplant
  • Antibody mediated rejection following heart transplantation
  • Outcomes based research in children with congenital heart disease
  • Quality improvement in care of single ventricle patients through third stage palliation
  • Myocardial deformation using velocity vector imaging/speckle tracking
  • Fetal cardiomopathies

View Dr. West's full list of publications from PubMed.

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