Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA


Medical School

University of Arizona College of Medicine


University of Colorado - The Children's Hospital


University of Colorado - The Children's Hospital


Boston Children's Hospital

Board Certifications

Cardiology, Pediatrics




Dr. Kirsten B. Dummer is a pediatric cardiologist at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and an associate clinical professor of pediatrics at UC San Diego School of Medicine.

Dr. Dummer attended Northwestern University, earned her medical degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency at Denver Children's Hospital. Her fellowship training included pediatric cardiology and subsequent advanced training in non-invasive imaging and adult congenital heart disease at Boston Children's Hospital. After completing her training in 2006, she joined the Children's Heart Clinic at Children's Minnesota, where she became medical director of cardiology at Children's Minnesota and led the fetal cardiology program at the Midwest Fetal Care Center. In September 2018, she joined Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego.

Dr. Dummer's interests include prenatal detection and management of fetal heart disease, identifying risk factors and predictors of outcome, and early diagnosis of fetal heart dysfunction in twin to twin transfusion syndrome.


Hypoxia signaling in the equine small intestine: Expression and distribution of hypoxia inducible factors during experimental ischemia.
Verhaar N, de Buhr N, von Köckritz-Blickwede M, Dümmer K, Hewicker-Trautwein M, Pfarrer C, Dengler F, Kästner S

Examination of Adverse Reactions After COVID-19 Vaccination Among Patients With a History of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children.
Elias MD, Truong DT, Oster ME, Trachtenberg FL, Mu X, Jone PN, Mitchell EC, Dummer KB, Sexson Tejtel SK, Osakwe O, Thacker D, Su JA, Bradford TT, Burns KM, Campbell MJ, Connors TJ, D'Addese L, Forsha D, Frosch OH, Giglia TM, Goodell LR, Handler SS, Hasbani K, Hebson C, Krishnan A, Lang SM, McCrindle BW, McHugh KE, Morgan LM, Payne RM, Sabati A, Sagiv E, Sanil Y, Serrano F, Newburger JW, Dionne A, Pediatric Heart Network MUSIC Study Investigators

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

T Cells in Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) Have a Predominant CD4+ T Helper Response to SARS-CoV-2 Peptides and Numerous Virus-Specific CD4- CD8- Double-Negative T Cells.
Hsieh LE, Song J, Grifoni A, Shimizu C, Tremoulet AH, Dummer KB, Burns JC, Sette A, Franco A

Neutralization of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Omicron and Other Variants in Serum From Children With Vaccination-Induced Myocarditis.
Zahra FT, Grubbs G, Dummer K, Tremoulet AH, Shimizu C, Burns JC, Khurana S

Clinically Suspected Myocarditis Temporally Related to COVID-19 Vaccination in Adolescents and Young Adults: Suspected Myocarditis After COVID-19 Vaccination.
Truong DT, Dionne A, Muniz JC, McHugh KE, Portman MA, Lambert LM, Thacker D, Elias MD, Li JS, Toro-Salazar OH, Anderson BR, Atz AM, Bohun CM, Campbell MJ, Chrisant M, D'Addese L, Dummer KB, Forsha D, Frank LH, Frosch OH, Gelehrter SK, Giglia TM, Hebson C, Jain SS, Johnston P, Krishnan A, Lombardi KC, McCrindle BW, Mitchell EC, Miyata K, Mizzi T, Parker RM, Patel JK, Ronai C, Sabati AA, Schauer J, Sexson Tejtel SK, Shea JR, Shekerdemian LS, Srivastava S, Votava-Smith JK, White S, Newburger JW

The NHLBI Study on Long-terM OUtcomes after the Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome In Children (MUSIC): Design and Objectives.
Truong DT, Trachtenberg FL, Pearson GD, Dionne A, Elias MD, Friedman K, Hayes KH, Mahony L, McCrindle BW, Oster ME, Pemberton V, Powell AJ, Russell MW, Shekerdemian LS, Son MB, Taylor M, Newburger JW, MUSIC Study Investigators (Supplement 1)

Staged Repair of Van Praagh Truncus Type A3.
Ganta S, Duster N, El-Said H, Artrip J, Rao R, Golding I, Dummer K, Nigro JJ

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

Knowledge of Life-Long Cardiac Care by Adolescents and Young Adults with Congenital Heart Disease.
Fernandes SM, Verstappen A, Clair M, Rummell M, Barber D, Ackerman K, Dummer K, Mares JC, Cannobio MM, Reardon LC, Long J, Crumb S, Bhatt A, Takahashi M, Khairy P, Williams R, Landzberg MJ, Moe T, Pearson D, Adult Congenital Heart Association and the Adult Congenital Cardiac Care Associate Research Group

Concordance of fetal echocardiography in the diagnosis of congenital cardiac disease utilizing updated guidelines.
Aguilera M, Dummer K

Coronary computed tomographic angiographic findings in patients with Kawasaki disease.
Han BK, Lesser A, Rosenthal K, Dummer K, Grant K, Newell M

Unbalanced atrioventricular septal defect: defining the limits of biventricular repair.
Overman DM, Dummer KB, Moga FX, Gremmels DB

Long-term use of ventricular assist device as a bridge to recovery in acute fulminant myocarditis.
George CL, Ameduri RK, Reed RC, Dummer KB, Overman DM, St Louis JD

Coronary artery dimensions in febrile children without Kawasaki disease.
Muniz JC, Dummer K, Gauvreau K, Colan SD, Fulton DR, Newburger JW

Successful staged surgical repair using rapid pulmonary artery banding in a very-low-birth-weight premature infant who had d-transposition of the great arteries with an intact ventricular septum.
Rios R, Dummer KB, Overman DM

Parental knowledge regarding lifelong congenital cardiac care.
Fernandes SM, Verstappen A, Ackerman K, Adams EE, Barton C, Breitinger P, Crumb S, Dummer K, Harada K, Khairy P, Landzberg MJ, Linstead-Goldsmith R, Meadows AK, Nieves JA, Saidi A, Takahashi M, Zhou J, Ziniel S, Williams R, Adult Congenital Heart Association, Adult Congenital Cardiac Care Associate Research Network

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