VP, Medical Staff Affairs at Childrens Medical Center Dallas. Interventional Pediatric Cardiologist involved in clinical trials of several transcatheter delivered devices for treatment of structural heart disease.


Medical School
UT Southwestern Medical School (1983)
University of Virginia Health System (1986), Pediatric Medicine
Mayo Clinic (1989), Pediatric Cardiology
Baylor College of Medicine (1997), Interventional Cardiac Catheterization

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Balloon Valvuloplasty, Angioplasty, & Stenting
  • Coarctation of Aorta Treatment including Coarctation Stent
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Replacement (Melody Valve Site)
  • Transplant Catheterization
  • Research Interest

    • Innovative transcatheter therapy to prevent structural heart disease in the fetus and newborn
    • Transcatheter delivered devices in the treatment of structural heart disease


    Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

    Initial Experience With the Pediatric Impella Device: A Feasibility Study in a Porcine Model.
    Webb MK, Wang J, Riegel MS, Guleserian KJ, Forbess JM, Zellers TM, Dimas VV Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2016 May
    Intermediate Outcomes in the Prospective, Multicenter Coarctation of the Aorta Stent Trial (COAST).
    Meadows J, Minahan M, McElhinney DB, McEnaney K, Ringel R Circulation 2015 May 131 19 1656-64
    One-year follow-up of the Melody transcatheter pulmonary valve multicenter post-approval study.
    Armstrong AK, Balzer DT, Cabalka AK, Gray RG, Javois AJ, Moore JW, Rome JJ, Turner DR, Zellers TM, Kreutzer J JACC Cardiovasc Interv 2014 Nov 7 11 1254-62
    Management and Outcomes of Heterotaxy Syndrome Associated With Pulmonary Atresia or Pulmonary Stenosis.
    Sebastian VA, Brenes J, Murthy R, Veeram Reddy S, Dimas VV, Nugent A, Zellers T, Huang R, Guleserian KJ, Forbess JM Ann. Thorac. Surg. 2014 Apr
    Closure of patent foramen ovale versus medical therapy after cryptogenic stroke.
    Carroll JD, Saver JL, Thaler DE, Smalling RW, Berry S, MacDonald LA, Marks DS, Tirschwell DL N. Engl. J. Med. 2013 Mar 368 12 1092-100

    Honors & Awards

    • Texas Super Doctors
      Texas Monthly Magazine (2015)
    • Patient's Choice Award
      Mended Hearts Parents Group (2004)
    • Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award
      Awarded by Children’s Medical Center of Dallas (1991)
    • Second Place, Young Investigator Award
      Awarded by American Academy of Pediatrics Section of Cardiology, San Francisco, CA (1989)
    • Finalist, Young Investigator Award
      Awarded by American Academy of Pediatrics Section of Cardiology, Chicago, IL (1988)
    • Best Paper by a Resident or Fellow
      Awarded by Annual Meeting of Northwestern Pediatric Society, Bloomington, MN (1987)
    • Eli Lilly Scholar
      Awarded byWabash College (1977)

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • Dallas County Medical Society (2007)
    • Texas Medical Society (2007)
    • Pediatric Society of Greater Dallas (2006)
    • Congenital Cardiovascular Intervention Study Consortium, President (2005)
    • Society for Cardiac Angiography and Intervention (1999)
    • American Heart Association Councils for Basic Science and CVDY (1989)