Piers Christopher Andrew Barker

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Professor of Pediatrics

Improving parent/infant bonding in prenatally diagnosed congenital heart disease
 
Analysis of advanced cardiac mechanics (strain, strain rate, torsion) in congenital and acquired heart disease by echo and cardiac MRI

Development of novel uses of 3D/4D echo for fetal and congenital heart disease

Sub-maximal exercise testing in congenital and maternal heart disease

Cardiac Mechancis during exercise in pediatrics

Outcome improvement in patients with Functional Single Ventricle and fetal cardiac disease

Application of novel imaging technologies (ultrasound, cardiac MRI, cardiac CT) in fetal, congenital and acquired heart disease

Characterization of rheumatic heart disease and HIV-related cardiomyopathy in developing countries

Cost Effectivess of screening for immune-mediated fetal heart block

Dyssynchrony analysis in pediatric patients

3D printing and computational fluid dynamics in congenital heart disease

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Professor of Pediatrics
  • Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Contact Information:

  • Office Location: 7605-A Hosp North, Durham, NC 27710
  • Office Phone: (919) 684-3574
  • Email Address: piers.barker@duke.edu

Education:

  • University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, 2001
  • Johns Hopkins University, 1998
  • Johns Hopkins University, 1996
  • M.D. Cornell University, 1995

Representative Publications:

    • Zak, V; Hsu, DT; Pemberton, VL; Levine, JC; Atz, AM; Cnota, JF; Ravishankar, C; Barker, P; Lambert, LM; McCrindle, BW; Frommelt, MA; Altmann, K; Chen, S; Williams, RV, Translating clinical trials into clinical practice: a survey assessing the potential impact of the Pediatric Heart Network Infant Single Ventricle Trial., Cardiology in the Young (2017), pp. 1-6 [10.1017/s104795111600295x] [abs].
    • Bhatla, P; Tretter, JT; Ludomirsky, A; Argilla, M; Latson, LA; Chakravarti, S; Barker, PC; Yoo, S-J; McElhinney, DB; Wake, N; Mosca, RS, Utility and Scope of Rapid Prototyping in Patients with Complex Muscular Ventricular Septal Defects or Double-Outlet Right Ventricle: Does it Alter Management Decisions?, Pediatric Cardiology, vol 38 no. 1 (2017), pp. 103-114 [10.1007/s00246-016-1489-1] [abs].
    • Forsha, D; Risum, N; Smith, PB; Kanter, RJ; Samad, Z; Barker, P; Kisslo, J, Frequent Activation Delay-Induced Mechanical Dyssynchrony and Dysfunction in the Systemic Right Ventricle., Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, vol 29 no. 11 (2016), pp. 1074-1083 [10.1016/j.echo.2016.08.002] [abs].
    • Margossian, R; Sleeper, LA; Pearson, GD; Barker, PC; Mertens, L; Quartermain, MD; Su, JT; Shirali, G; Chen, S; Colan, SD, Assessment of Diastolic Function in Single-Ventricle Patients After the Fontan Procedure., Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, vol 29 no. 11 (2016), pp. 1066-1073 [10.1016/j.echo.2016.07.016] [abs].
    • Forsha, D; Slorach, C; Chen, CK; Sherman, A; Mertens, L; Barker, P; Kisslo, J; Friedberg, MK, Patterns of Mechanical Inefficiency in Pediatric Dilated Cardiomyopathy and Their Relation to Left Ventricular Function and Clinical Outcomes., Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, vol 29 no. 3 (2016), pp. 226-236 [10.1016/j.echo.2015.11.011] [abs].