Drs. Trivedi, Barber and Andreansky join UA College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University Physicians Healthcare
Pediatric cardiologists Kalyani Trivedi, MD, and Brent Barber, MD, have joined the pediatric cardiology sub-specialists at University Physicians Healthcare and hold faculty appointments in the University of Arizona Department of Pediatrics. In addition, Drs. Trivedi and Barber hold research appointments at the Steele Memorial Children's Research Center, one of the Centers of Excellence in the UA College of Medicine.
Dr. Trivedi is board certified in pediatric cardiology and brings a wealth of experience in taking care of children with heart defects. She completed her pediatric cardiology fellowship at Columbia University and the University of Toronto. Dr. Trivedi did an additional three years of sub-specialty training in pediatric cardiac catheterization and interventions at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Stanford University and University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Trivedi is the only specialty-trained interventional pediatric cardiologist in Southern Arizona.
Dr. Barber, a native of Tucson, completed his fellowship in pediatric cardiology at Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Barber will be caring for patients with all types of congenital heart disease. He will perform fetal and transesophageal echocardiography, and diagnostic catheterizations. Dr. Barber has a strong interest in underserved populations and international medicine. He travels to Panama twice a year to treat children with congenital heart defects. Dr. Barber is fluent in Spanish.
Drs. Trivedi and Barber will join the rest of the pediatric cardiology team in providing consults at TMC, UMC, St. Joseph's and Northwest hospitals. Clinical services will be held at The University Physicians Children's Multi-Specialty Center.
Pediatric oncologist Martin Andreansky, MD, PhD, has joined the pediatric hematology/oncology sub-specialists at University Physicians Healthcare and the faculty of the UA Department of Pediatrics.
Dr. Andreansky completed a dual fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology and infectious diseases at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He then completed an additional one-year clinical fellowship in pediatric stem-cell transplant at St. Jude's. After earning his MD, Dr. Andreansky went on to earn a PhD in biochemistry from the Institute of Molecular Genetics at the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences in Prague.
Dr. Andreansky joins Michael Graham, MD, in providing services in the Pediatric Inpatient and Outpatient Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) unit. His interests include stem-cell transplantation for non-malignant conditions, the use of alternate donors of stem cells, and the diagnosis and treatment of fungal infections in transplant patients.
With the addition of Dr. Andreansky, the Section of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology will continue to provide comprehensive care for all aspects of pediatric cancer