The University of Arizona Department of Pediatrics and The University of Arizona Health Network welcome new faculty member Michael Seckeler, MD, MSc, assistant professor in to the Section of Cardiology.
As a pediatric cardiologist, Dr. Seckeler will provide clinical care to children with heart problems at The University of Arizona Medical Center – Diamond Children’s and UAMC pediatric outpatient clinics. In addition to general pediatric cardiology, Dr. Seckeler will perform diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterizations.
Dr. Seckeler received his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and completed his residency in pediatrics at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. He completed a fellowship in pediatric cardiology at the University of Virginia and concurrently obtained a master’s degree in clinical research. He then went on to complete an additional fellowship in cardiac catheterization and intervention at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
Dr. Seckeler’s clinical and research interests include optimizing the care of patients with single-ventricle anatomy, acute rheumatic fever/rheumatic heart disease, and pulse oximetry screening to detect asymptomatic cyanotic congenital heart disease in newborns. While a pediatrics resident at the UA in 2005, Dr. Seckeler was instrumental in establishing the use of pulse oximetry as a routine screening tool for newborns at The University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus (then named University Medical Center) and was supported with grant funding from the William J. “Billy” Gieszl Endowment for Heart Research through the Sarver Heart Center.
Dr. Seckeler has seven first author publications and is a co-author on three other manuscripts. He is board certified in general pediatrics and pediatric cardiology.