Stead Family Department of Pediatrics

Abhay Divekar, MBBS, MD

Portrait

Director, Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization, Division of Pediatric Cardiology
Director of Cardiac Translational Research, Iowa Comprehensive Lung Imaging Center, Department of Radiology
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics  - Cardiology

Contact Information

Primary Office: 2844 JPP
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-356-8831

Email: abhay-divekar@uiowa.edu

Education

MBBS, University of Bombay
MD, Pediatrics, University of Bombay

Residency, Pediatrics, The Brooklyn Hospital Center
Fellowship, Pediatric Cardiology, New York University Medical Center
Fellowship, Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization and Cardiac Critical Care, CS Mott Children's Hospital

Licensure and Certifications

Federal DEA, Iowa
Federal DEA, South Dakota
South Dakota State Medical License
Iowa State Medical License
Maharashtra Medical Council, Bombay, India, MBBS
Maharashtra Medical Council, Bombay, India, MD
Licentiate of Medical Council of Canada (LMCC)
Specialist Certificate, Pediatrics, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Canada
Subspecialty Certificate, Pediatric Cardiology,  Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Canada
Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics
MD, Specialist Certificate, Pediatrics, Bombay University
Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)

Research Summary

My major research interest is the development of computer based algorithms to define interaction between intracardiac devices and the adjacent cardiovascular structures. I am involved in development of a new CT blood pool contrast agent which will help in improving cardiovascular imaging in children with congenital heart disease. I'm also involved in developing a model for gene therapy targeting the newborn pancreas using novel vascular access techniques.

Center, Program and Institute Affiliations

Iowa Comprehensive Lung Imaging Center

All Publications

Aldoss O, Divekar A.  Modified Technique to Create Diabolo Stent Configuration.  Pediatric Cardiology.  2016 April. 37(4):728–733.
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Aldoss O, Reinking B, Divekar A.  Native atrial septal restriction after Fontan palliation successfully treated with transcatheter Diabolo stent.  Annals of Pediatric Cardiology.  2016 April. 9(1):49–52.
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Nykanen D, Forbes T, Du W, Divekar A, Reeves J, Hagler D, Fagan T, Pedra C, Fleming G, Khan D, Javois A, Gruenstein D, Qureshi S, Moore P, Wax D, Congenital Cardiac Interventional Study Consortium (CCISC) .  CRISP: Catheterization RISk score for pediatrics: A Report from the Congenital Cardiac Interventional Study Consortium (CCISC).  Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions: Official Journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions.  2016 February. 87(2):302–309.
[PubMed]

Turek J, Divekar A.  Transventricular approaches to pulmonary valve replacement..  2016. 
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Divekar A.  Mustard transcatheter pulmonary venous baffle intervention : a pictoral essay..  Congential Cardiology Today.  2015 July. 13(7):13-17.
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Aldoss O, Patel S, Harris K, Divekar A.  The lateral plane delivers higher dose than the frontal plane in biplane cardiac catheterization systems.  Pediatric Cardiology.  2015 June. 36(5):912–917.
[PubMed]

Aldoss O, Von Bergen N, Law I, Divekar A.  Hemodynamic assessment with interventional support should be routine for primary electrophysiology procedures after atrial switch procedure.  Congenital Heart Disease.  2015 April. 10(2):E83–88.
[PubMed]

Aldoss O, Patel S, Divekar A.  Prograde transcatheter aortic arch intervention in patients with single-ventricle physiology: a word of caution.  Congenital Heart Disease.  2015 February. 10(1):64–68.
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Kobayashi D, Meadows J, Forbes T, Moore P, Javois A, Pedra C, Du W, Gruenstein D, Wax D, Hill J, Graziano J, Fagan T, Alvarez W, Nykanen D, Divekar A.  Standardizing radiation dose reporting in the pediatric cardiac catheterization laboratory-a multicenter study by the CCISC (Congenital Cardiovascular Interventional Study Consortium).  Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions: Official Journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions.  2014 November. 84(5):785–793.
[PubMed]

Griffin M, Restrepo M, Abu-El-Haija M, Wallen T, Buchanan E, Rokhlina T, Chen Y, McCray, Jr. , Davidson B, Divekar A, Uc A.  A novel gene delivery method transduces porcine pancreatic duct epithelial cells.  Gene Therapy.  2014. 21(2):123–130.

Restrepo S, Divekar A, Law I.  Can EnSite Nav X Accurately Raise Suspicion of Anomalous Systemic Venous Connection?.  The Journal of Innovation in Cardiac Rhythm Management.  2014. 5:1535-1539.

Restrepo S, Law I, Divekar A.  Can EnSite Accurately Raise Suspicion of Anomalous Systemic Venous Anomalies?.  37th Midwest Pediatric Cardiology Society Conference Scientific Session.  2013 September 20. 

Divekar A, Horwitz P.  Percutaneous mechanical circulatory support for systemic ventricular failure after the Mustard procedure..  2013 July. 32(7):750-752.
[PubMed]

Fuld M, Halaweish A, Haynes S, Divekar A, Guo J, Hoffman E.  Pulmonary perfused blood volume with dual-energy CT as surrogate for pulmonary perfusion assessed with dynamic multidetector CT.  Radiology.  2013 June. 267(3):747–756.
[PubMed]

Lee Y, Clark A, Fuld M, Haynes S, Divekar A, Hoffman E, Tawhai M.  MDCT-based quantification of porcine pulmonary arterial morphometry and self-similarity of arterial branching geometry.  Journal of Applied Physiology (Bethesda, Md.: 1985).  2013 May. 114(9):1191–1201.
[PubMed]

Divekar A, Scholz T, Fernandez J.  Novel Percutaneous Transcatheter Intervention for Refractory Active Endocarditis as a Bridge to Surgery–Angiovac Aspiration System.  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv.  2013 May. 81(6):1008-1012.
[PubMed]

Divekar A, Scholz T, Fernandez J.  Novel percutaneous transcatheter intervention for refractory active endocarditis as a bridge to surgeryangiovac aspiration system.  Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions.  2013 May. 81(6):1008–1012.

Malloy L, Jensen M, Bishop W, Divekar A.  "Downhill" esophageal varices in congenital heart disease.  Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition.  2013 February. 56(2):e9–11.
[PubMed]

Meyer C, Takai E, Lochner D, Divekar A, Duraiswamy N.  Development of Atrial Septal Defect and Occluder Models.  ASME 2013 Conference on Frontiers in Medical Devices Conference: Applications of Computer Modeling and Simulation.  2013. 

Kumar R, Divekar A.  Left to right shunts..  2013. 

Lee Y, Clark A, Fuld M, Haynes S, Divekar A, Hoffman E, Tawhai M.  Porcine pulmonary artery distension during static pressure inflation.  2013. 8672.

Horne D, Lee J, Maas M, Divekar A, Kesselman M, Drews T, Veroukis S, Hancock B, Hiebert B, Cronin G, Soni R.  Air transported pediatric rescue extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: a single institutional review.  World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery.  2012 April. 3(2):236–240.
[PubMed]

Lee Y, Clark A, Fuld M, Haynes S, Divekar A, Hoffman E, Tawhai M.  An in-vivo computed tomography approach for quantifying porcine pulmonary arterial morphometry.  Conference proceedings: ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual Conference.  2012. 2012:5400–5403.
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Sinn P, Cooney A, Oakland M, Dylla D, Wallen T, Pezzulo A, Chang E, McCray P.  Lentiviral vector gene transfer to porcine airways.  Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids.  2012. 1:e56.
[PubMed]

Annapragada A, Hoffman E, Divekar A, Karathanasis E, Ghaghada K.  High-resolution CT vascular imaging using blood pool contrast agents.  Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal.  2012 January. 8(1):18–22.
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Annapragada A, Hoffman E, Divekar A, Karathanasis E, Ghaghada K.  High-resolution CT vascular imaging using blood pool contrast agents..  Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal.  2012 January 1. 8(1):18-22.
[PubMed]

Fuld M, Hasegawa M, Halaweish A, Haynes S, Divekar A.  Dual Energy CT Perfused Blood Volume is a Surrogate for Dynamic Perfusion Measured by MDCT.  American Journal of Respiratory Critical Care Medicine.  2011. 183(A5201).

Haynes S, Divekar A.  Over-the-wire intravascular ultrasound in an animal model of pulmonary hypertension.  Journal of Investigative Surgery: The Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research.  2011. 24(4):159–163.
[PubMed]

Holzer R, Qureshi S, Ghasemi A, Vincent J, Sievert H, Gruenstein D, Weber H, Alday L, Peirone A, Zellers T, Cheatham J, Slack M, Rome J.  Stenting of aortic coarctation: acute, intermediate, and long-term results of a prospective multi-institutional registry–Congenital Cardiovascular Interventional Study Consortium (CCISC).  Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions: Official Journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions.  2010 October. 76(4):553–563.
[PubMed]

Kravchuk O, Ghaghada K, Halaweish A, Haynes S, Divekar A, Van Beek E, Hoffman E, Annapragada A.  Comprehensive CT Angiography Of Pulmonary Arteries, Coronary Arteries And Thoracic Aorta: Feasibility Studies Using A Long Circulating Liposomal-iodine Blood Pool Contrast Agent In Large Animals.  Critical Care Medicine, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.  2010. 390(A5523):1-2.

Divekar A, Haynes S.  In-vivo real time vascular dynamics in animal model of pulmonary hypertension using over-the-wire intravascular ultrasound - feasibility study.  Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions.  2010. 75(S2):S47-S162.

Haynes S, Divekar A.  In-Vivo Vascular Dynamics In An Animal Model Of Pulmonary Hypertension: Feasibility Of Using An Over-The-Wire Ultrasound Probe.  Pediatric Research.  2010. 68(4):363.

Horne D, Lee J, Mass M, Kesselman M, Drews T, Veroukis S, Hancock B, Cronin G, Divekar A, Soni R.  Pediatric Rescue Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation, without a Local Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Program: Single Institutional Review.  Canadian Journal of Cardiology.  2010. 26:75d.

Divekar A, Morriss J, Reinking B, Bartlett H.  Transcatheter Diagnosis and Intervention for Iatrogenic Right-to-Left Shunts Decades After Surgical Repair of Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Veins and an Atrial Septal Defect.  Pediatr Cardiol.  2009 November. 30(8):1150-1153.
[PubMed]

Haynes S, Kerber R, Johnson F, Lynch W, Divekar A.  Left heart decompression by atrial stenting during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.  The International Journal of Artificial Organs.  2009 April. 32(4):240–242.
[PubMed]

Divekar A, Bonin G, Cooper H, Gutsol A, Koga T.  Animal model to study feasibility of venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation using renal replacement therapy platform.  Pediatric Nephrology.  2008. 23(10):1905.

Forbes K, J K, Divekar A, Ross D, Rebeyka I.  Management of infants with idiopathic dilatation of the right atrium and atrial tachycardia.  Pediatr Cardiol.  2007 July. 
[PubMed]

Forbes K, J K.  Management of infants with idiopathic dilatation of the right atrium and atrial tachycardia.  Pediatr Cardiol.  2007 July. 
[PubMed]

Alton G, Robertson C, Sauve R, Divekar A, Nettel-aguirre A, Selzer S, Joffe A, Rebeyka I, Ross D.  Early childhood health, growth, and neurodevelopmental outcomes after complete repair of total anomalous pulmonary venous connection at 6 weeks or younger.  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.  2007 April. 133(4):905-911.
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Divekar A, Soni R, Seshia M, Drews T, Kesselman M, Bonin G, Press C, Maas M, Minnski J, Blydt-Hansen T.  Innovative Use of CRRT; Low Flow ECLS.  Blood Purification.  2007. 25:183-208.

Divekar A, Soni R, Cronin G, Seshia M, Kesselman M.  Rescue ECMO - A Canadian First!.  Canadian Journal of Cardiology.  2007. 23:202C.

Divekar A, Gutsol A, Dakshanamurthy S.  Transumbilical Catheter Intervention of Ductus Arteriosus in Neonatal Swine.  Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions.  2007. 70(1):S1-31.

Martinez E, Divekar A.  Which diaphragm is lower and why?.  Pediatric Cardiology.  2007. 28(3):243.

Divekar A, Soni R.  Successful parental use of an automated external defibrillator for an infant with long-QT syndrome.  Pediatrics.  2006 August. 118(2):e526–529.
[PubMed]

Divekar A, Soni R.  Successful parental use of automated external defibrillator for an infant with long-QT syndrome.  Pediatrics.  2006 August. 
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Divekar A, Lee J, Tymchak W, Rutledge J.  Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Extrinsic Coronary Compression After Pulmonary Valve Replacement.  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv.  2006 March. 67(3):482-484.
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Kantoch M, Rebekya I, Ross D, Houlden L, Divekar A, Kakadekar A.  AICD for Primary and Secondary Prevention of Sudden Death in Children.  Europace.  2006. 8:1-178.

Kantoch M, Rebekya I, Ross D, Houlden L, Divekar A, Kakadekar A.  AV Conduction Following Radiofrequency Ablation for AVNRT in Children.  Europace.  2006. 8:1-178.

Divekar A, Shah S, Joshi C.  Neurogenic stunned myocardium and transient severe tricuspid regurgitation in a child following nonaccidental head trauma.  Pediatric Cardiology.  2006. 27(3):376–377.

Divekar A, Gaamangwe T, Shaikh N, Raabe M, Ducas J.  Cardiac perforation after device closure of atrial septal defects with the Amplatzer septal occluder.  Journal of the American College of Cardiology.  2005 April. 45(8):1213–1218.
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Saxena A, Divekar A, Soni N.  Natural history of secundum atrial septal defect revisited in the era of transcatheter closure.  Indian Heart Journal.  2005 February. 57(1):35–38.
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Sellers E, Dean H, Flett B, Divekar A, Soni N, Saurette R.  Carotid intima-media thickness and other cardiovascular risk factors in youth with type 2 diabetes mellitus.  Canadian Journal of Diabetes: Abstract Book.  2005. 29:263-341.

Sellers E, Dean H, Flett B, Divekar A, Soni N, Saurette R.  Carotid intima-media thickness and other cardiovascular risk factors in youth with type 2 diabetes mellitus.  Diabetes.  2005. 54:A669.

Coe J, Tymchak W, Rutledge J, Burton F, Divekar A, Peppelassis D.  Eliminating pediatric coronary artery stenosis using sirolimus-eluting stents.  Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions.  2005. 66(1):1-147.

Coe J, Wong K, Divekar A, Dyck J, Dickie F, Hosking M.  Using an Ivalon Plug with Double Umbrellas to Close Fontan Fenestration.  Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions.  2005. 66(1):1-147.

Divekar A, Choe J, Saxena A.  Tetralogy of Fallot, total anomalous pulmonary venous return, and partial anomalous left pulmonary artery: a rare association..  Pediatr Cardiol.  2004 July. 25(4):430-431.
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Divekar A, Rebekya I, Soni R.  Late onset Candida parapsilosis endocarditis after surviving nosocomial candidemia in an infant with structural heart disease.  The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal.  2004 May. 23(5):472–475.
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Divekar A, Cases R, Soni R.  Echocardiographic characteristics of venous air embolism presenting as reversible pulmonary atresia in a premature neonate.  Cardiol Young.  2004 February. 
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Li C, Chudley A, Soni R, Divekar A.  Pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum and major aortopulmonary collaterals: association with deletion 22q11.2.  Pediatr Cardiol.  2003 July 29. 
[PubMed]

DeSomma M, Divekar A, Galloway A, Colvin S, Artman M, Auslender M.  Impact of a clinical pathway on the postoperative care of children undergoing surgical closure of atrial septal defects.  Applied nursing research: ANR.  2002 November. 15(4):243–248.
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DeSomma m, Divekar A, Galloway A, Colvin S, Artman M, Auslender M.  Impact of clinical pathway on the postoperative care of children undergoing surgical closure of atrial septal defects.  Appl Nurs Res.  2002 November. 
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Divekar A, Soni R, Ross D.  Rapidly progressive idiopathic dilation of the right atrium in infancy associated with dynamic obstruction of the airways.  Cardiology in the Young.  2002 October. 12(5):491–493.
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Peppelassis D, Divekar A, Dyck J, Coe J.  Antegrade valvuloplasty of critical infant stenoses using a low profile high pressure balloon catheter.  Canadian Journal of Cardiology.  2002. 18.

Vander Pluym T, Dyck J, Harder J, Soni R, Divekar A, Coe J.  Sequential blood nickel analyses after implantation of Amplatzer Septal Occluders in Children.  Canadian Journal of Cardiology.  2002. 18.

Phoon C.  Estimation of pressure gradients by auscultation: an innovative and accurate physical examination technique.  American Heart Journal.  2001 March. 141(3):500–506.
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Divekar A, Auslender M, Colvin S, Artman M, M R.  Abnormal right coronary artery flow and multiple right ventricular myocardial infarctions associated with severe right ventricular systolic hypertension.  J Am Soc Echocardiogr.  2001 January. 
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Phoon C, Divekar A, Rutkowski M.  Pediatric echocardiography: applications and limitations.  Curr Probl Pediatr.  1999 July. 
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Phoon C, Divekar A, Rutkowski M.  Pediatrie Echocardiography: Applications and Limitations.  Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care.  1999. 29(6):162–184.

Divekar A, Ali U, Ronghe M, Singh A, Dalvi R.  Superior sagittal sinus thrombosis in a child with nephrotic syndrome.  Pediatric Nephrology.  1996 April. 10(2):206–207.
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Khambadkone S, Dixit K, Divekar A, Joshi S, Irani S, Desai M.  Congenital candidiasis.  Indian Pediatrics.  1996. 33(6):512–516.

Divekar A, Ali U, Ronghe M, Singh A, Dalvi R.  Superior sagittal sinus thrombosis in a child with nephrotic syndrome.  Pediatric Nephrology.  1996. 10(2):206–207.

Kher A, Chattopadhyay A, Divekar A, Khambekar K, Bharucha B.  Joubert syndrome with polydactyly and optic coloboma in two sibs.  The Indian Journal of Pediatrics.  1994. 61(6):729–732.

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