Biagio (Bill) A. Pietra, MD, Associate Professor Department of Pediatrics, Division of Cardiology
Dr. Bill Pietra graduated in 1982 with his BS in Microbiology from the University of Florida, Gainesville. He continued his Post-Baccalaureate at the University of Florida and graduated in 1984. Immediately after graduation he entered the College of Medicine at the University of South Florida and graduated with his Doctor of Medicine in 1988. Dr. Pietra completed his Pediatric Internship, Pediatric Residency and Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship at the Children's Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Over the years he has served as Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners, American Board of Pediatrics and Sub-Board of Pediatric Cardiology.
In 1994 Dr. Pietra joined the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center as an Instructor/Bugher Physican Scientist in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Cardiology at The Children's Hospital, Denver, CO. He is now an Associate Professor and Medical Director of the Pediatric Cardiac Transplant Program and Pediatric Cardiac Mechanical Assist Program.
Dr. Pietra has expertise in cardiac catheterization of children. Special emphasis on children pre and post transplantation. General diagnostic right and left heart catheterization, angiography, septostomy, selective coronary angiography, coronary doppler flow reserve, IVUS (extensive experience in children to 18 Kg), and edomyocardial biopsy.
His Cardiac Critical Care demonstrated as Attending reponsible for the care and management of pediatric patients critically ill from congenital heart disease, end stage heart disease, or post operative care of cardiac transplants or congenital cardiac surgery. He has extensive experience with immune manifestations of cardiac disease, kawasaki, myocarditis, cardiomyopathy and rheumatic fever.
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