David Balzer, M.D.  balzer@kids.wustl.edu

Professor of Pediatrics, Cardiology
Researcher, Patient Oriented Research Unit
Patient Oriented Research UnitCardiology

phone: 314-454-6095

Education

  • M.D., Saint Louis University School of Medicine1985

Training

  • Resident, Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital1985 - 1988
  • Fellowship, Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis Children's Hospital1991 - 1994

Licensure and Board Certification

  • MO, Medical License1986
  • American Board of Pediatrics 1989
  • ABP, Sub-Board of Pediatric Cardiology1996
  • AGA Medical Corporation. Proctor for ASD, VSD, PDA, PFO device placement2001
  • AGA Medical Corporation. Muscular VSD advisory board2005
  • WL Gore. Consultant for ASD device2007
  • 2012 - Pres Medtronic. Proctor for Melody valve2012

Honors

  • Benjamin H. Cohen Memorial Award in Pediatrics1988
  • Ross Laboratory Award for Neonatology1988
  • St. Louis Best Doctors, St. Louis Magazine2006
  • St. Louis Best Doctors, St. Louis Magazine2007
  • St. Louis Best Doctors, St. Louis Magazine2008
  • St. Louis Best Doctors, St. Louis Magazine2009
  • St. Louis Best Doctors, St. Louis Magazine2010
  • St. Louis Best Doctors, St. Louis Magazine2011
  • St. Louis Best Doctors, St. Louis Magazine2012
  • St. Louis Best Doctors, St. Louis Magazine2013
  • Distinguished Clinician Award Washington University School of Medicine2014
  • St Louis Best Doctors, St. Louis Magazine2014
  • St. Louis Best Doctors, St. Louis Magazine2015
  • St Louis Best Doctors, St. Louis Magazine2016

Selected Publications view all (10)


  1. Jones TK, Rome JJ, Armstrong AK, Berger F, Hellenbrand WE, Cabalka AK, Benson LN, Balzer DT, Cheatham JP, Eicken A, McElhinney DB. Impact of Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve Replacement on Tricuspid Regurgitation in Patients with Right Ventricular Pressure and/or Volume Overload JACC. 2016;68(14):1525-1535. PMID:27687194  
  2. Miller JR, Simpson KE, Epstein DJ, Lancaster TS, Henn MC, Schuessler RB, Balzer DT, Shahanavaz S, Murphy JJ, Canter CE, Eghtesady P, Boston US. Improved survival after heart transplant for failed Fontan patients with preserved ventricular function. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2016. doi:10.1016/j.healun.2016.02.005  PMID:27068035  
  3. Choudhry S, Balzer D, Murphy J, Nicolas R, Shahanavaz S. Percutaneous carotid artery access in infants < 3 months of age. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2015. doi:10.1002/ccd.26310  PMID:26697954  
  4. Lin CH, Desai S, Nicolas R, Gauvreau K, Foerster S, Sharma A, Armsby L, Marshall AC, Odegard K, DiNardo J, Vincent J, El-Said H, Spaeth J, Goldstein B, Holzer R, Kreutzer J, Balzer D, Bergersen L. Sedation and Anesthesia in Pediatric and Congenital Cardiac Catheterization: A Prospective Multicenter Experience. Pediatr Cardiol. 2015;36(7):1363-75. doi:10.1007/s00246-015-1167-8  PMID:25991570  
  5. Lin CH, Murphy J, Balzer DT. Case Report: Percutaneous Closure of an Ascending Aortic Pseudoaneurysm by 3D Angiography Guidance. Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J. 2015;11(2):137-9. doi:10.14797/mdcj-11-2-137  PMCID:PMC4547670  PMID:26306133  
  6. Armstrong AK, Balzer DT, Cabalka AK, Gray RG, Javois AJ, Moore JW, Rome JJ, Turner DR, Zellers TM, Kreutzer J. One-year follow-up of the Melody transcatheter pulmonary valve multicenter post-approval study. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2014;7(11):1254-62. doi:10.1016/j.jcin.2014.08.002  PMID:25459038  
  7. Smithson S, Hall D, Trachtenberg B, Bhimaraj A, Estep JD, Balzer DT, Lin CH. Treatment of cardiovascular complications of Alagille syndrome in clinical optimization for liver transplantation. Int J Cardiol. 2014;176(2):e37-40. doi:10.1016/j.ijcard.2014.04.187  PMID:25091721  
  8. Balzer D. Intracardiac Echocardiographic Atrial Septal Defect Closure Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal. 2014;10(2):88-92. 
  9. Diaz-Miron JL, Dillon PA, Saini A, Balzer DT, Singh J, Kolovos NS, Duncan JG, Keller MS. Left main coronary artery dissection in pediatric sport-related chest trauma. J Emerg Med. 2014. doi:10.1016/j.jemermed.2014.04.034  PMID:24928544  
  10. Lin CH, Balzer DT. Contemporary transcatheter interventions in adult congenital heart disease. Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J. 2014;10(2):62. PMCID:PMC4117321  PMID:25114755