Biography

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.

Education

Medical School
UT Southwestern Medical School (1983)
Residency
University of Virginia Health System (1986), Pediatric Medicine
Fellowship
Mayo Clinic (1989), Pediatric Cardiology
Fellowship
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

    Publications

    Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

    Acute and Midterm Outcomes of Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve Replacement for Treatment of Dysfunctional Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Conduits in Patients With Aortopulmonary Transposition and a Systemic Right Ventricle.
    Whiteside W, Tretter JT, Aboulhosn J, Aldoss O, Armstrong AK, Bocks ML, Gillespie MJ, Jones TK, Martin MH, Meadows JJ, Metcalf CM, Turner ME, Zellers T, Goldstein BH Circ Cardiovasc Interv 2017 Sep 10 9
    Invasive Hemodynamics of Adult Congenital Heart Disease: From Shunts to Coarctation.
    Veeram Reddy SR, Nugent AW, Zellers TM, Dimas VV Interv Cardiol Clin 2017 Jul 6 3 345-358
    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

    Honors & Awards

    • Best Pediatric Specialists
      D Magazine (2010-2016)
    • Texas Super Doctors
      Texas Monthly Magazine (2005-2010)
    • 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)