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James Perry

Pediatric cardiology; adult congenital heart problems; electrophysiology

Dr. Perry studies single ventricle mechanics, an increased focus on right ventricular models, electroanatomic model manipulation, integration of solid and fluid mechanics in congenital heart defects, and an integration of myocardial genomics in congenital heart defect patients

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Dr. James C. Perry is Professor of Pediatrics at UCSD and the Director of Electrophysiology and Adult Congenital Heart Programs at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego. His educational background includes Princeton University, the University of Rochester School of Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia pediatric residency and Texas Children’s Hospital for pediatric cardiology fellowship. He is past Director of Pediatric Cardiology at Rady Children’s and former Chief of Pediatric Cardiology at Yale University School of Medicine. He is active in clinical and translational research projects on antiarrhythmic drugs, genomics and channelopathies, catheter ablation, adult congenital heart arrhythmias, innovative device designs and program development, with 90 peer-reviewed publications to date. Dr. Perry is Past President of the international Pediatric and Adult Electrophysiology Society. He is active in teaching in the Department of Pediatrics, a reviewer for many journals related to electrophysiology and serves as a medical expert for the U.S. Department of Justice. In the past several years he has helped initiate translational projects related to congenital heart disease with colleagues in the UCSD Departments of Bioengineering and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. These efforts have resulted in a successful R01 application for computational modeling of congenital heart defects and a number of publications, abstracts and presentations by members of the group. Dr. Perry is also part of the UCSD/Rady team that provides pediatric cardiac services to the Hawai’i Pacific Health group, based at Kapi’olani Women and Children’s Medical Center in Honolulu.

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