David A. Parra, MD

David A. Parra, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Cardiology
Director
Pediatric Imaging Laboratory
Doctors' Office Tower
2200 Children's Way
Room / Suite
5230
Nashville
Tennessee
37232-9119
(615) 322-7473

Specialty
Cardiology, Pediatric
M.D.
Universidad Central Del Ecuador, Quite, Ecuador, 1993
Residency
Pediatric Residency-Miami Children's Hospital, Miami, FL
Fellowship
Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship-University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Clinical Interests

Congenital heart disease, advanced cardiac imaging (echocardiography, fetal echocardiography, cardiac MRI and CT) with a special interetst in 3D printing and virtual reality imaging rendering of complex congenital heart defects to help in the planning of surgical repairs. Dr. Parra is also the director of Quality Improvement for the Division of Pediatric Cardiology and is interested in clinical outcomes.

Research Information

Dr. Parra is interested in advanced non invasive imaging to determine early markers of cardiac dysfunction in patients with congenital heart disease and cardiomyopathy