Stead Family Department of Pediatrics

Abhay Divekar, MD


Director, Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization Lab
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
Primary Office Phone: 319-356-8831



MBBS, University of Bombay
MD, Specialist Certificate Pediatrics, University of Bombay

Residency, Pediatrics, The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Brooklyn, New York
Fellowship, Pediatric Cardiology, New York University Medical Center, New York, New York
Fellowship, Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization and Cardiac Critical Care, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Amplatzer Septal Occluder Advanced Training Course, Washington Hospital Center, Washington DC
W. L. Professional Education Gore Helex Septal Occluder, Seattle, Washington
Melody TPV Peer-to-Peer Training, Minneapolis, MN, Medtronic Physiological Research Laboratory (PRL)

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
Adult Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), American Heart Association
Basic Life Support (BLS), American Heart Association
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), American Heart Association
Licentiate of Medical Council of Canada
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Specialist Certificate, Pediatrics, Canada
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Subspecialty Certificate, Pediatric Cardiology, Canada
Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics, Sub Board Pediatric Cardiology
Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics
MD, Specialist Certificate, Pediatrics, Bombay University
Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, USA (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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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. 

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.

Divekar A, Soni R.  Successful parental use of automated external defibrillator for an infant with long-QT syndrome.  Pediatrics.  2006 August. 

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Phoon C, Divekar A, Rutkowski M.  Pediatric echocardiography: applications and limitations.  Curr Probl Pediatr.  1999 July. 

Date Last Modified: 06/07/2014 - 21:56:23