- 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)
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.
- Fetal Heart Society
- American Society of Echocardiography
- 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
Mitral valve morphology and morbidity/mortality in Shone's complex.
Ikemba CM, Eidem BW, Fraley JK, Eapen RS, Pignatelli R, Ayres NA, Bezold LI The American journal of cardiology 2005 Feb 95 4 541-3
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in a neonate associated with nemaline myopathy.
Mir A, Lemler M, Ramaciotti C, Blalock S, Ikemba C Congenital heart disease 2012 Jul-Aug 7 4 E37-41
Oxygen supplementation is helpful for the echocardiographic detection of anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery.
Blanco VM, Blalock SE, Ramaciotti C, Lemler M, Heistein L, Moore J, Ikemba C Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography 2010 Oct 23 10 1099-102
Assessment of Progressive Pathophysiology After Early Prenatal Diagnosis of the Ebstein Anomaly or Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia.
Selamet Tierney ES, McElhinney DB, Freud LR, Tworetzky W, Cuneo BF, Escobar-Diaz MC, Ikemba C, Kalish BT, Komarlu R, Levasseur SM, Puchalski MD, Satou GM, Silverman NH, Moon-Grady AJ The American journal of cardiology 2017 Jan 119 1 106-111
Hypoplastic left heart syndrome secondary to intrauterine rhabdomyoma necessitating single ventricle palliation.
Mir A, Ikemba CM, Veeram Reddy SR Annals of pediatric cardiology 2014 Sep 7 3 207-9
Right atrial hemangioma in the newborn: Utility of fetal imaging.
Baird C, Blalock S, Bengur R, Ikemba C Annals of pediatric cardiology 2012 Jan 5 1 81-4
Intracardiac shunting and stroke in children: a systematic review.
Dowling MM, Ikemba CM Journal of child neurology 2011 Jan 26 1 72-82
Fetal rhabdomyoma causing postnatal critical left ventricular outflow tract obstruction.
Ikemba CM, Eidem BW, Dimas VV, O'Day MP, Fraser CD The Annals of thoracic surgery 2005 Oct 80 4 1529
Myocardial performance index with sevoflurane-pancuronium versus fentanyl-midazolam-pancuronium in infants with a functional single ventricle.
Ikemba CM, Su JT, Stayer SA, Miller-Hance WC, Eidem BW, Bezold LI, Hall SR, Havemann LM, Andropoulos DB Anesthesiology 2004 Dec 101 6 1298-305
Device closure of a pseudoaneurysm of the right ventricular outflow tract in an infant with right ventricle- to- pulmonary artery homograft.
Herbert C, Ikemba C, Nugent A Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions 2013 May
Acute Adaptation to Volume Unloading of the Functional Single Ventricle in Children Undergoing Bidirectional Glenn Anastomosis.
Ikemba CM, Lemler M, Roi L, Su JT, Bezold LI, Chang A, McKenzie ED, Fraser CD Jr. Congential Heart Disease 2009 Mar 4 76-80
Diagnosing a patent foramen ovale in children: is transesophageal echocardiography necessary?
Hubail Z, Lemler M, Ramaciotti C, Moore J, Ikemba C Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation 2011 Jan 42 1 98-101
Outcomes and Predictors of Perinatal Mortality in Fetuses with Ebstein Anomaly or Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia in the Current Era: A Multi-Center Study.
Freud LR, Escobar-Diaz MC, Kalish BT, Komarlu R, Puchalski MD, Jaeggi ET, Szwast AL, Freire G, Levasseur SM, Kavanaugh-McHugh A, Michelfelder EC, Moon-Grady AJ, Donofrio MT, Howley LW, Selamet Tierney ES, Cuneo BF, Morris SA, Pruetz JD, van der Velde ME, Kovalchin JP, Ikemba CM, Vernon MM, Samai C, Satou GM, Gotteiner NL, Phoon CK, Silverman NH, McElhinney DB, Tworetzky W Circulation 2015 Jun
Model of Magnetically Guided Fetal Cardiac Intervention: Potential to Avoid Direct Cardiac Puncture.
Nugent AW, Kowal RC, Juraszek AL, Ikemba C, Magee K The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians 2013 Jun
Internet use in families with children requiring cardiac surgery for congenital heart disease.
Ikemba CM, Kozinetz CA, Feltes TF, Fraser CD, McKenzie ED, Shah N, Mott AR Pediatrics 2002 Mar 109 3 419-22
- Mitral valve morphology and morbidity/mortality in Shone's complex.
- Prenatal diagnosis of congenital heart disease and the effect of a prenatal diagnosis on parental attachment and anxiety