Biography

Dr. Catherine Ikemba's current interests are in prenatal diagnosis, treatment and counseling for children with congenital heart disease. Her team is continuing to develop their fetal heart program, which has been approved by the Joint Commission Disease Specific Certification in Fetal Heart Care since 2009. She spent a fourth year of fellowship training specializing in Perinatal Cardiology and three years of Cardiology Fellowship at Texas Children’s Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. Her pediatric residency training was at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY, and medical school was at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

Dr. Ikemba was included in D Magazine's Best Doctors list for 2018, and its Best Pediatric Specialists list in 2020.

Education & Training
  • Undergraduate School - David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (1987-1991), Biochemistry
  • Fellowship - Texas Children's Hospital (1999-2003), Pediatric Cardiology
  • Fellowship - Texas Children's Hospital (2002-2003), Cardiac Advanced Imaging
  • Residency - Montefiore Medical Center/ Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1996-1999), Pediatrics
  • Medical School - University of Southern California (1992-1996)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Fetal Heart Society
  • American Society of Echocardiography
Honors & Awards
  • D Magazine Best Pediatric Specialist 2020
  • Mom Approved Doctor 2012, North Texas Child Magazine
  • Faculty Teaching Award 2011-2012, UT Southwestern Children's Medical Center
Books & Publications
Research
  • Prenatal diagnosis of congenital heart disease and the effect of a prenatal diagnosis on parental attachment and anxiety

2020 Leaders in Clinical Excellence video: Dr. Catherine Ikemba

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