David W. Bearl, MD

David W. Bearl, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Director
Pediatric Ventricular Assist Device Program
Doctors' Office Tower
2200 Children's Way
Room / Suite
(615) 322-7447

Clinical Interests

Pediatric Ventricular Assist Devices, Heart Transplant, Heart Failure, Cardiomyopathy, Cardio-oncology

Research Information

Dr. Bearl's research interests center around clinical outcomes for children with end-stage heart failure specifically patient selection, management and post-transplant outcomes for children who require a ventricular assist device (VAD). Dr. Bearl is actively involved in the international quality improvement initiative related to VAD outcomes called Advanced Cardiac Therapies Improving Outcomes Network (ACTION) and the prospective VAD research registry called Pedimacs, which is the pediatric-specific arm of Intermacs (Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support) managed by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS).

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