Biography

Dr. David Fixler is Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He received a Master of Science Degree in Epidemiology from the University of London in 1982. Since that time his major research has focused on the epidemiology of congenital heart disease and most recently environmental epidemiology of exposures associated with birth defects of the heart.

Education

Medical School
University of Chicago (1964)
Residency
Children's Memorial Medical Center - Chicago (1967), Pediatrics
Fellowship
Children's Memorial Medical Center - Chicago (1967), Pediatric Cardiology
Fellowship
University of California at San Francisco (1971), Cardiovascular Medicine

Research Interest

  • Epidemiology of congenital heart disease

Publications

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Complement (C1q) Binding De Novo Donor Specific Antibodies and Cardiac-Allograft Vasculopathy in Pediatric Heart Transplant Recipients.
Das BB, Lacelle C, Zhang S, Gao A, Fixler D Transplantation 2017 Sep
Persistent Epstein-Barr viral load in Epstein-Barr viral naïve pediatric heart transplant recipients: Risk of late-onset post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease.
Das B, Morrow R, Huang R, Fixler D World J Transplant 2016 Dec 6 4 729-735
Health-Related Quality of Life and Functional Status Are Associated with Cardiac Status and Clinical Outcome in Children with Cardiomyopathy.
Sleeper LA, Towbin JA, Colan SD, Hsu D, Orav EJ, Lemler MS, Clunie S, Messere J, Fountain D, Miller TL, Wilkinson JD, Lipshultz SE J. Pediatr. 2015 Dec
Late Detection of Critical Congenital Heart Disease Among US Infants: Estimation of the Potential Impact of Proposed Universal Screening Using Pulse Oximetry.
Peterson C, Ailes E, Riehle-Colarusso T, Oster ME, Olney RS, Cassell CH, Fixler DE, Carmichael SL, Shaw GM, Gilboa SM JAMA Pediatr 2014 Feb

Books

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Honors & Awards

  • Robert L. Moore, MD
    Distinguished Service Award for Medicine, Children’s Medical Center (2000)
  • The Dr. Fred Brooksaler
    Pediatric Teaching Professorship (1999)
  • American Heart Association Gladys Fashena Award
    Outstanding contribution to Pediatric Cardiology (1991)
  • Residents Teaching Awards, 1983-4, 1987-8
    Awarded by Children’s Medical Center for teaching excellence (1988)
  • Variety Club of Texas Humanitarian of the Year Award
    Humanitarian of the Year Award (1985)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Society for Transplantation
  • International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation
  • Society for Epidemiologic Research
  • Society for Pediatric Research