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Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA


Medical School

University of Virginia School of Medicine


Childrens Hospital Phoenix AZ


University of Virginia School of Medicine

Board Certifications

Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatrics




Dr. Christopher Davis is a board-certified pediatric cardiologist at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and clinical professor of pediatrics at UC San Diego School of Medicine. He is the clinical director of cardiology and director of Rady Children's cardiopulmonary exercise laboratory.

Dr. Davis graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then completed residency training at Phoenix Children's Hospital before returning to the University of Virginia for a cardiology fellowship and additional training in exercise physiology.

His clinical interests include congenital heart disease, exercise testing and physiology of patients with heart disease, and cardiovascular care of young athletes, as well as cardiac imaging in these populations. His research interests include studying exercise physiology of patients with congenital heart disease, athlete's heart and diseases that cause sudden cardiac death in the young.


Exercise Stress Echocardiography in Kawasaki Disease Patients with Coronary Aneurysms.
Tedla BA, Burns JC, Tremoulet AH, Shimizu C, Gordon JB, El-Said H, Golding F, Davis CK, Dummer KB

Face Masks and the Cardiorespiratory Response to Physical Activity in Health and Disease.
Hopkins SR, Dominelli PB, Davis CK, Guenette JA, Luks AM, Molgat-Seon Y, Sá RC, Sheel AW, Swenson ER, Stickland MK

Abnormal pulmonary perfusion heterogeneity in patients with Fontan circulation and pulmonary arterial hypertension.
Hopkins SR, Sá RC, Prisk GK, Elliott AR, Kim NH, Pazar BJ, Printz BF, El-Said HG, Davis CK, Theilmann RJ

Prenatal Detection of Anomalous Right Coronary Artery with an Interarterial Course.
Vargas LA, Dyar DA, Davis CK, Dummer KB

Results of the FUEL Trial.
Goldberg DJ, Zak V, Goldstein BH, Schumacher KR, Rhodes J, Penny DJ, Petit CJ, Ginde S, Menon SC, Kim SH, Kim GB, Nowlen TT, DiMaria MV, Frischhertz BP, Wagner JB, McHugh KE, McCrindle BW, Shillingford AJ, Sabati AA, Yetman AT, John AS, Richmond ME, Files MD, Payne RM, Mackie AS, Davis CK, Shahanavaz S, Hill KD, Garg R, Jacobs JP, Hamstra MS, Woyciechowski S, Rathge KA, McBride MG, Frommelt PC, Russell MW, Urbina EM, Yeager JL, Pemberton VL, Stylianou MP, Pearson GD, Paridon SM, Pediatric Heart Network Investigators

Cardiovascular and Musculoskeletal Assessment of Elite US Volleyball Players.
Davis CK, Dyar DA, Vargas LA, Grossfeld PD

The heterogeneity of regional specific ventilation is unchanged following heavy exercise in athletes.
Tedjasaputra V, Sá RC, Arai TJ, Holverda S, Theilmann RJ, Chen WT, Wagner PD, Davis CK, Kim Prisk G, Hopkins SR

Promotion of physical activity for children and adults with congenital heart disease: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association.
Longmuir PE, Brothers JA, de Ferranti SD, Hayman LL, Van Hare GF, Matherne GP, Davis CK, Joy EA, McCrindle BW, American Heart Association Atherosclerosis, Hypertension and Obesity in Youth Committee of the Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young

The hybrid procedure for the borderline left ventricle.
Davis CK, Pastuszko P, Lamberti J, Moore J, Hanley F, El Said H

Dexmedetomidine-related atrial standstill and loss of capture in a pediatric patient after congenital heart surgery.
Shepard SM, Tejman-Yarden S, Khanna S, Davis CK, Batra AS

Teaching hospital planning: a case study and the need for reform.
Davis CK, Smith H

Effects of exercise training intensity on nocturnal growth hormone secretion in obese adults with the metabolic syndrome.
Irving BA, Weltman JY, Patrie JT, Davis CK, Brock DW, Swift D, Barrett EJ, Gaesser GA, Weltman A

Effect of exercise training intensity on abdominal visceral fat and body composition.
Irving BA, Davis CK, Brock DW, Weltman JY, Swift D, Barrett EJ, Gaesser GA, Weltman A

Frequency and degree of change of peak transvalvular pressure gradient determined by two Doppler echocardiographic examinations in newborns and children with valvular congenital aortic stenosis.
Davis CK, Cummings MW, Gurka MJ, Gutgesell HP

Heart rate recovery does not predict endothelial function in obese women.
Swift DL, Irving BA, Brock DW, Davis CK, Barrett EJ, Gaesser GA, Weltman A

The metabolic syndrome, hypertriglyceridemic waist, and cardiometabolic risk factor profile in obese women.
Irving BA, Davis CK, Brock DW, Weltman JY, Swift D, Barrett EJ, Gaesser GA, Weltman A

NIH ImageJ and Slice-O-Matic computed tomography imaging software to quantify soft tissue.
Irving BA, Weltman JY, Brock DW, Davis CK, Gaesser GA, Weltman A

A high-carbohydrate, high-fiber meal improves endothelial function in adults with the metabolic syndrome.
Brock DW, Davis CK, Irving BA, Rodriguez J, Barrett EJ, Weltman A, Taylor AG, Gaesser GA

Comparison of Borg- and OMNI-RPE as markers of the blood lactate response to exercise.
Irving BA, Rutkowski J, Brock DW, Davis CK, Barrett EJ, Gaesser GA, Weltman A

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