- Medical School - Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, India (1986-1992)
- Residency - Seth gs Medical College, India (1992-1995)
- Residency - Brooklyn Hospital Center (1995-1997), Pediatrics
- Fellowship - New York University Medicine Center (1997-2000), Pediatric Cardiology
- Fellowship - C.S. Mott Children's Hospital (2000-2001), Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care
- Fellowship - C.S. Mott Children's Hospital (2000-2021), Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization
Abhay Divekar, M.D.
- Pediatrics - Cardiology
- Congenital heart catheterization
- Pulmonary vein stenosis
Dr. Divekar earned his medical degree at Bombay University in India. He performed his residency in pediatrics at The Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York and then completed a fellowship in pediatric cardiology at New York University Medical Center and an advanced fellowship in interventional catheterization and cardiac critical care at CS Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in adult congenital heart disease and by the American Board of Pediatrics in pediatric cardiology, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2021.
Dr. Divekar is a Fellow of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, for whom he serves as Co-Chair of the fall Fellows Course. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the Pediatric and Congenital Interventional Cardiovascular Society, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
His research focuses on developing clinically relevant animal models. He has presented and published extensively, including contributing to the books Catheter-Based Valve and Aortic Surgery and Indian Academy of Pediatrics Specialty Series on Pediatric Cardiology.
- American College of Cardiology
- Pediatric and Congenital Interventional Cardiovascular Society
- Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
- Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions
- Golden Apple Mercy Mentor of the Year 2017-2018, Children's Mercy Hospital
- United States Patent (20140081240A1): Method of Delivering Vectors to Pancreas and Lungs by Cannulating the Aorta 2015
- Faculty Excellence in Coaching Award 2014, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
- Top Doctor 2011-2012, Castle Connolly
Transventricular Approaches to Pulmonary Valve Replacement in Catheter Based Valve and Aortic Surgery
Turek JW and Divekar AA (2016), New York, NY, McGraw-Hill
Left to right shunts in Indian Academy of Pediatrics Specialty Series on Pediatric Cardiology
Kumar RK and Divekar AA (2013), Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers
- Transventricular Approaches to Pulmonary Valve Replacement in Catheter Based Valve and Aortic Surgery
Pediatric echocardiography: applications and limitations.
Phoon CK, Divekar A, Rutkowski M, Current problems in pediatrics 1999 Jul 29 6 157-85
Cardiac perforation after device closure of atrial septal defects with the Amplatzer septal occluder.
Divekar A, Gaamangwe T, Shaikh N, Raabe M, Ducas J, Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2005 Apr 45 8 1213-8
Percutaneous coronary intervention for extrinsic coronary compression after pulmonary valve replacement.
Divekar AA, Lee JJ, Tymchak WJ, Rutledge JM, Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions 2006 Mar 67 3 482-4
Neurogenic stunned myocardium and transient severe tricuspid regurgitation in a child following nonaccidental head trauma.
Divekar A, Shah S, Joshi C, Pediatric cardiology 2006 May-Jun 27 3 376-7
Early childhood health, growth, and neurodevelopmental outcomes after complete repair of total anomalous pulmonary venous connection at 6 weeks or younger.
Alton GY, Robertson CM, Sauve R, Divekar A, Nettel-Aguirre A, Selzer S, Joffe AR, Rebeyka IM, Ross DB, The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery 2007 Apr 133 4 905-11
Management of infants with idiopathic dilatation of the right atrium and atrial tachycardia.
Forbes K, Kantoch MJ, Divekar A, Ross D, Rebeyka IM, Pediatric cardiology 2007 Jul-Aug 28 4 289-96
Transumbilical catheter intervention of ductus arteriosus in neonatal swine.
Divekar A, Gutsol A, Dakshinamurti S, Journal of investigative surgery : the official journal of the Academy of Surgical Research 2007 Sep-Oct 20 5 313-7
Over-the-wire intravascular ultrasound in an animal model of pulmonary hypertension.
Haynes SE, Divekar AA, Journal of investigative surgery : the official journal of the Academy of Surgical Research 2011 24 4 159-63
"Downhill" esophageal varices in congenital heart disease.
Malloy L, Jensen M, Bishop W, Divekar A, Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition 2013 Feb 56 2 e9-11
Percutaneous mechanical circulatory support for systemic ventricular failure after the Mustard procedure.
Divekar A, Horwitz P, The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation 2013 Jul 32 7 750-2
MDCT-based quantification of porcine pulmonary arterial morphometry and self-similarity of arterial branching geometry.
Lee YC, Clark AR, Fuld MK, Haynes S, Divekar AA, Hoffman EA, Tawhai MH, Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985) 2013 May 114 9 1191-201
Standardizing radiation dose reporting in the pediatric cardiac catheterization laboratory-a multicenter study by the CCISC (Congenital Cardiovascular Interventional Study Consortium).
Kobayashi D, Meadows J, Forbes TJ, Moore P, Javois AJ, Pedra CA, Du W, Gruenstein DH, Wax DF, Hill JA, Graziano JN, Fagan TE, Alvarez WM, Nykanen DG, Divekar AA, Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions 2014 Nov 84 5 785-93
Prograde transcatheter aortic arch intervention in patients with single-ventricle physiology: a word of caution.
Aldoss O, Patel S, Divekar A, Congenital heart disease 2015 Jan-Feb 10 1 64-8
The lateral plane delivers higher dose than the frontal plane in biplane cardiac catheterization systems.
Aldoss O, Patel S, Harris K, Divekar A, Pediatric cardiology 2015 Jun 36 5 912-7
Hemodynamic assessment with interventional support should be routine for primary electrophysiology procedures after atrial switch procedure.
Aldoss O, Von Bergen N, Law I, Divekar A, Congenital heart disease 2015 Mar-Apr 10 2 E83-8
Modified Technique to Create Diabolo Stent Configuration.
Aldoss O, Divekar A, Pediatric cardiology 2016 Apr 37 4 728-33
Variation in the outer diameter of vascular sheaths commonly used in infant cardiac catheterization.
Mathis C, Romans R, Divekar A, Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions 2020 09 96 3 620-625
Joubert syndrome with polydactyly and optic coloboma in two sibs.
Kher AS, Chattopadhyay A, Divekar A, Khambekar K, Bharucha BA, Indian journal of pediatrics 1994 Nov-Dec 61 6 729-32
Superior sagittal sinus thrombosis in a child with nephrotic syndrome.
Divekar AA, Ali US, Ronghe MD, Singh AR, Dalvi RB, Pediatric nephrology (Berlin, Germany) 1996 Apr 10 2 206-7
Abnormal right coronary artery flow and multiple right ventricular myocardial infarctions associated with severe right ventricular systolic hypertension.
Divekar A, Auslender M, Colvin S, Artman M, Rutkowski M, Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography 2001 Jan 14 1 70-2
Impact of a clinical pathway on the postoperative care of children undergoing surgical closure of atrial septal defects.
DeSomma M, Divekar A, Galloway AC, Colvin SB, Artman M, Auslender M, Applied nursing research : ANR 2002 Nov 15 4 243-8
Rapidly progressive idiopathic dilation of the right atrium in infancy associated with dynamic obstruction of the airways.
Divekar A, Soni R, Ross D, Cardiology in the young 2002 Oct 12 5 491-3
Pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum and major aortopulmonary collaterals: association with deletion 22q11.2.
Li C, Chudley AE, Soni R, Divekar A, Pediatric cardiology 2003 Nov-Dec 24 6 585-7
Echocardiographic characteristics of venous air embolism presenting as reversible pulmonary atresia in a premature neonate.
Divekar A, Cases R, Soni R, Cardiology in the young 2004 Feb 14 1 102-5
Late onset Candida parapsilosis endocarditis after surviving nosocomial candidemia in an infant with structural heart disease.
Divekar A, Rebekya IM, Soni R, The Pediatric infectious disease journal 2004 May 23 5 472-5
Natural history of secundum atrial septal defect revisited in the era of transcatheter closure.
Saxena A, Divekar A, Soni NR, Indian heart journal 2005 Jan-Feb 57 1 35-8
Successful parental use of an automated external defibrillator for an infant with long-QT syndrome.
Divekar A, Soni R, Pediatrics 2006 Aug 118 2 e526-9
Transcatheter diagnosis and intervention for iatrogenic right-to-left shunts decades after surgical repair of partial anomalous pulmonary veins and an atrial septal defect.
Divekar A, Morriss J, Reinking B, Bartlett HL, Pediatric cardiology 2009 Nov 30 8 1150-3
Stenting of aortic coarctation: acute, intermediate, and long-term results of a prospective multi-institutional registry--Congenital Cardiovascular Interventional Study Consortium (CCISC).
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 Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions 2010 Oct 76 4 553-63
Air transported pediatric rescue extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: a single institutional review.
Horne D, Lee JJ, Maas M, Divekar A, Kesselman M, Drews T, Veroukis S, Hancock BJ, Hiebert B, Cronin G, Soni R, World journal for pediatric & congenital heart surgery 2012 Apr 3 2 236-40
High-resolution CT vascular imaging using blood pool contrast agents.
Annapragada AV, Hoffman E, Divekar A, Karathanasis E, Ghaghada KB, Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal 2012 Jan 8 1 18-22
Pulmonary perfused blood volume with dual-energy CT as surrogate for pulmonary perfusion assessed with dynamic multidetector CT.
Fuld MK, Halaweish AF, Haynes SE, Divekar AA, Guo J, Hoffman EA, Radiology 2013 Jun 267 3 747-56
Novel percutaneous transcatheter intervention for refractory active endocarditis as a bridge to surgery-angiovac aspiration system.
Divekar AA, Scholz T, Fernandez JD, Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions 2013 May 81 6 1008-12
A novel gene delivery method transduces porcine pancreatic duct epithelial cells.
Griffin MA, Restrepo MS, Abu-El-Haija M, Wallen T, Buchanan E, Rokhlina T, Chen YH, McCray PB, Davidson BL, Divekar A, Uc A, Gene therapy 2014 Feb 21 2 123-30
CRISP: Catheterization RISk score for Pediatrics: A Report from the Congenital Cardiac Interventional Study Consortium (CCISC).
Nykanen DG, Forbes TJ, Du W, Divekar AA, Reeves JH, Hagler DJ, Fagan TE, Pedra CA, Fleming GA, Khan DM, Javois AJ, Gruenstein DH, Qureshi SA, Moore PM, Wax DH, Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions 2016 Feb 87 2 302-9
Sedation in the Pediatric and Congenital Catheterization Laboratory: Is it Time We Wake Them Up?
Jayaram N, Kaine S, Divekar AA, JACC. Cardiovascular interventions 2019 05 12 9 844-846
Novel direct approach for placement of permanent transvenous pacing leads after Fontan procedure.
Randall JT, Aldoss OT, Law IH, Divekar AA, Annals of pediatric cardiology 2018 May-Aug 11 2 187-190
Presumptive Neonatal Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children Associated with Coronavirus Disease 2019.
Divekar AA, Patamasucon P, Benjamin JS, American journal of perinatology 2021 05 38 6 632-636
Neonatal repair of persistent fifth aortic arch and aortic coarctation.
Divekar AA, Sebastian VA, JTCVS techniques 2020 Dec 4 245-246
Modified Stumper technique for acute postoperative bifurcation stenosis causing right ventricular failure after Ross procedure.
Divekar AA, Annals of pediatric cardiology 2016 Sep-Dec 9 3 248-50
Native atrial septal restriction after Fontan palliation successfully treated with transcatheter Diabolo stent.
Aldoss O, Reinking BE, Divekar A, Annals of pediatric cardiology 2016 Jan-Apr 9 1 49-52
Which diaphragm is lower and why?
Martinez E, Divekar A, Pediatric cardiology 2007 May-Jun 28 3 243
Tetralogy of Fallot, total anomalous pulmonary venous return, and partial anomalous left pulmonary artery: a rare association.
Divekar A, Coe JY, Saxena A, Pediatric cardiology 2004 Jul-Aug 25 4 430-1
Left heart decompression by atrial stenting during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.
Haynes S, Kerber RE, Johnson FL, Lynch WR, Divekar A, The International journal of artificial organs 2009 Apr 32 4 240-2
- Pediatric echocardiography: applications and limitations.
- Large animal research (developing clinically relevant animal models)
- Congenital heart catheterization
- Pulmonary vein stenosis