Catherine Ikemba, M.D.

Associate Professor

Department: Pediatrics


My current interests are in building our Fetal Cardiology program at Children’s Medical Center Dallas including prenatal diagnosis, treatment, and counseling. We hope to be among the forerunners in fetal intervention. I spent a fourth year of fellowship training specializing in Perinatal Cardiology and three years of Cardiology Fellowship at Texas Children’s Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. My pediatric residency training was at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY, and medical school was at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.


Undergraduate School University of California Los Angeles (1991), Biochemistry
Medical School University of Southern California (1996)
Residency Albert Einstein Coll. Hosp. (1999), Pediatrics
Fellowship Texas Children's Hospital (2003), Cardiac Advanced Imaging
Fellowship Texas Children's Hospital (2003), Pediatric Cardiology

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interests

  • Congenital Heart Disease

Research Interests

  • Transthoracic vs transesophageal imaging of the atrial septum in the pediatric population


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Featured Publications

Acute Adaptation to Volume Unloading of the Functional Single Ventricle in Children Undergoing Bidirectional Glenn Anastomosis.

Ikemba CM, Lemler M, Roi L, Su JT, Bezold LI, Chang A, McKenzie ED, Fraser CD Jr. Congential Heart Disease 2009 4 76-80

Noninvasive Perinatal Cardiology, Part 1, Prenatal Interventions

Ikemba CM Pediatric Society of Greater Dallas September 2008 Third Quarter

Fetal rhabdomyoma causing postnatal critical left ventricular outflow tract obstruction

Ikemba CM, Eidem BW, Dimas VV, O’Day MP, Fraser CD Jr. Annals of Thoracic Surgery October 2005 80(4) 1529

Mitral valve morphology and morbidity/mortality in Shone’s Compex

Ikemba CM, Eidem BW, Fraley JK, Eapen RS, Pignatelli R, Ayres NA, Bezold Ll The American Journal of Cardiology 2005 95 541-543

Myocardial performance index with sevoflurane/pancuronium versus fentanyl/midazolam/pancuronium in infants with a functional single ventricle

Ikemba CM, Su JT, Stayer SA, Miller-Hance WC, Eidem BW, Bezold LI, Hall SR, Havemann LM, Andropoulos DB Anesthesiology 2004 101 1298-1305

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Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Heart Association
  • American Society of Echocardiography