David A Hehir, MD

CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF WISCONSIN SINCE 2008
Assistant professor, the Medical College of Wisconsin

Office Locations

8915 W. Connell Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(877) 607-5280

Overview

Best Doctors 2013David Hehir is board certified in Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. His primary clinical role is attending physician in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. In addition, he staffs a pediatric cardiology clinic with a focus on patients with complex multisystem disease as well as the interstage single ventricle clinic at the Herma Heart Center. He is the Associate Fellowship Director for the Pediatric Critical Care Division, and Director of Fellow research within Pediatric Critical Care. His research focus is the detection and prevention of organ dysfunction following heart surgery through improved and cutting edge monitoring modalities, including novel applications of technologies such as Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) and serum and urine biomarkers. Dr. Hehir’s other research interests include growth and nutrition in congenital heart disease, outcomes of single ventricle heart disease, and the impact of peri-operative complications on long term outcomes. Dr. Hehir is involved in Quality Improvement projects to improve hospital care of children with congenital heart disease, and is active in community advocacy and family support groups for children with congenital heart disease.

Certifications
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Pediatric Cardiology
Areas of Interest
  • Cardiology
  • Congenital heart disease

Education & Awards

Education
  • 2000, SUNY Upstate Medical University, MD
Residency
  • 2003, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Fellowship
  • 2007, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • 2008, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Awards
  • 2000 Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • 2005 Graduate with Honors, Dartmouth College
  • 2006 Clinical Research Award, Fellow's Poster Day - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • 2006 Research Citation Finalist Award; Society of Critical Care Medicine Congress
  • 2010 NIH Loan Repayment Program Recipient
  • 2012-13 Milwaukee’s Top Docs
  • 2013 Best Doctors in America

Research & Publications

Research
  • Title: Mend-a-Heart Grant: Correlation of Cerebral Oximetry with Serum Biomarkers Brain Injury in Infants Requiring Cardiopulmonary Bypass
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Source: The Mend-a-Heart Foundation
    Dates: 1/2011 - Present
    Direct Funds: $30,000
  • Title: Assessment and prevention of acute kidney injury following cardiopulmonary bypass in children through novel application of serum and urine biomarkers
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    PI: David Hehir, Jake Scott
    Source: Medical College of Wisconsin CTSI; Funding Source: Advancing a healthier Wisconsin
    Dates: 4/2012 - Present
    Direct Funds: $50,000
  • Title: Feeding Work Group, for the National Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Collaborative Joint Commission
    Role: Project Leader; This is the first multi-institutional quality improvement collaborative project within pediatric cardiology. I serve as an institutional representative at national meetings and lead a work group resulting in the development of clinical guidelines and research studies related to growth and feeding.
    Dates: 3/2010 - Present
  • Title: Pediatric Heart Network SVR (Single Ventricle Reconstruction) Ancillary Study
    Role: Celiac Flow Writing Committee
    Source: NHLBI
    Dates: 3/2010 - 2012
  • Title: Pediatric Heart Network SVR (Single Ventricle Reconstruction) Ancillary Study
    Role: Celiac Flow Writing Committee
    Source: NHLBI
    Dates: 3/2010 - 2012
  • Title: Pediatric Heart Network ISV Trial (Infants with single ventricles)
    Role: Stage II palliation writing committee
    Source: NHLBI
    Dates: 4/2010 - Present
  • Title: Pediatric Heart Network ISV Trial (Infants with single ventricles)
    Role: BNP writing committee
    Source: NHLBI
    Dates: 1/2011 - Present
  • Title: Pediatric Heart Network SVR2 Trial (single ventricle reconstruction 2)
    Role: Growth Writing Committee
    Source: NHLBI
    Dates: 12/2011 – Present
  • Title: PICNIC Study: Pediatric International Nutrition Study 2011-2012
    Role: Consultant
    PI: Nilesh Mehta (Boston Childrens)
    Dates: 1/2011 – Present

  • Risk Factors for Interstage Death Following Stage 1 Reconstruction of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and Variants.
  • Normal Interstage Growth After the Norwood Operation Associated With Interstage Home Monitoring.
  • Nutrition Algorithms for Infants with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome; Birth through the First Interstage Period.
  • Pediatric Heart Network Investigators Superior cavopulmonary anastomosis timing and outcomes in infants with single ventricle.
  • Changes in Cerebral Oxygen Saturation Correlate with S100B in Infants Undergoing Cardiac Surgery With Cardiopulmonary Bypass. 

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