Michael Seckeler, MD, MSc, focuses on optimizing the care of patients with single-ventricle anatomy, acute rheumatic fever/rheumatic heart disease, and pulse oximetry screening to detect asymptomatic cyanotic congenital heart disease in newborns.
As a pediatric resident at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in 2006, Dr. Seckeler conducted a pilot study funded by a UA Sarver Heart Center Investigator Award, under the mentorship of Scott Klewer, MD, professor, UA Department of Pediatrics and researcher with the Steele Children’s Research Center. The results of the study provided evidence to the efficacy of employing pulse oximetry as a universal screening test to detect cyanotic congenital heart disease. This study led Banner-University Medical Center, formerly University of Arizona Medical Center, to become the first hospital in Tucson to adopt pulse oximetry screening on all newborns. In 2011, the U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Cardiology Foundation and the American Heart Association made recommendations for newborn pulse oximetry screening of CCHD.
University of Maryland School of Medicine, 2003
University of Arizona College of Medicine, 2006
University of Virginia (Pediatric Cardiology), 2012
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (Interventional Cardiac Catheterization), 2013
American Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatric Cardiology)