Dr. Affolter is a board certified pediatric intensivist and cardiologist with expertise in the management of children with congenital and acquired heart disease. His areas of interest include management of children with complex congenital heart disease, especially those patients with single ventricle physiology such as hypoplastic left heart syndrome. In addition to contributing to the care of such patients in the interstage period, he also evaluates children in the outpatient setting with general cardiovascular concerns.
Dr. Affolter is interested in how a child’s immune system reacts to cardiac surgery and to cardiopulmonary bypass. He is also interested in how the growing population of adults in the pediatric intensive care unit can receive optimal medical care. Dr. Affolter assists in the education of medical trainees, including medical students, pediatric residents, and critical care and cardiology fellows.
Internal Medicine - General, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Pediatrics - General