Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA


Medical School

University of California Los Angeles-David Geffen School of Medicine


Mattel Childrens Hospital at UCLA Medical Center


University of Michigan

Board Certifications

Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatrics




Dr. Peter Chau is a board-certified pediatric cardiologist at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and an assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at UC San Diego School of Medicine.

Dr. Chau earned his bachelor's degree in biology with a minor in psychology from UC San Diego and received his medical degree from David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He completed his general pediatric residency training at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital. Dr. Chau went on to complete his pediatric cardiology fellowship training at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital at the University of Michigan. He then completed an additional year of fellowship training at the University of Michigan with a focus on pediatric advanced heart failure, cardiac transplantation, mechanical circulatory support, and pulmonary hypertension.

Dr. Chau's clinical and research interests include pediatric cardiomyopathy, advanced heart failure, mechanical circulatory support (including ventricular assist devices), and heart transplantation.


Organ transplantation using COVID-19-positive deceased donors.

Bock MJ, Vaughn GR, Chau P, Berumen JA, Nigro JJ, Ingulli EG.Am J Transplant. 2022 Sep;22(9):2203-2216. doi: 10.1111/ajt.17145. Epub 2022 Jul 25.

PMID: 35822320

Quality of Life after Ross Procedure in Children.

Chau P, Uzark KC, Goldberg CS, Schumacher KR.Cardiol Young. 2022 Jun 22:1-16. doi: 10.1017/S1047951122001901. Online ahead of print.

PMID: 35730314

Novel Multidisciplinary Management of Acute Kidney Injury After Infant Orthotopic Heart Transplantation
Billy C Wang, Brent M Gordon, Peter Chau, Timothy P Martens, Richard P Lion

Heart transplantation in two adolescents with Danon disease
Daniel Oren, Peter Chau, Melanie Manning, Joann Kwong, Beth D Kaufman, Katsuhide Maeda, David N Rosenthal, Seth A Hollander

Use of Hemodynamic Ramp Study to Optimize Continuous-Flow Ventricular Assist Device in a Fontan Patient
Peter Chau, Heang M Lim, Kurt R Schumacher, Ronald G Grifka, David M Peng

Psychiatric disorder and incessant tachyarrhythmia in a child
Peter Chau, Jeremy Moore

Index of Suspicion in the Nursery: Persistent Tachypnea
Colin L. Robinson, Peter Chau, Stacey Logan and Christopher Harris

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