Piers Christopher Andrew Barker

Piers Christopher Andrew Barker

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 Mechanics 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


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

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Williams, JL; Hung, F; Jenista, E; Barker, P; Chakraborty, H; Kim, R; McCrary, AW; Shah, SH; Thielman, N; Bloomfield, GS, Diffuse Myocardial Fibrosis is Uncommon in People with Perinatally Acquired Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection., Res Sq (2023) [10.21203/rs.3.rs-3370759/v1] [abs].
  • Moy-Trigilio, KE; Keene, BW; Barker, P; Adin, D, Myocardial Enhancement Following Agitated Saline Contrast Study in a Boxer Dog., Case (Philadelphia, Pa.), vol 7 no. 7 (2023), pp. 292-294 [10.1016/j.case.2023.02.009] [abs].
  • Moore, C; McCrary, AW; LeFevre, M; Sturgeon, GM; Barker, PAC; von Ramm, OT, Ultrasound Visualization and Recording of Transient Myocardial Vibrations., Ultrasound Med Biol, vol 49 no. 6 (2023), pp. 1431-1440 [10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2023.02.006] [abs].
  • Carmon, P; Fleming, GA; Barker, PCA; Sturgeon, GM; Turek, JW; Chamberlain, RC, Whole-Chest Three-Dimensional Modeling Aids Hybrid Pulmonary Valve Replacement Following Double Switch Operation., World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg, vol 14 no. 1 (2023), pp. 95-97 [10.1177/21501351221132161] [abs].
  • Chidyagwai, SG; Vardhan, M; Kaplan, M; Chamberlain, R; Barker, P; Randles, A, Characterization of hemodynamics in anomalous aortic origin of coronary arteries using patient-specific modeling., J Biomech, vol 132 (2022) [10.1016/j.jbiomech.2021.110919] [abs].