Michael Seckeler, MD, MSc

Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiac Cath Lab, Banner University Medical Center – Tucson

Dr. Seckeler’s clinical interests are in catheter-based interventions for children and adults with congenital heart disease, with a special interest in patients with single ventricle anatomy and the lymphatic complications that occur as a result of their post-operative physiology. He also has undertaken work with 3D modelling and printing for use in trainee and patient education as well as procedural planning and has presented his work at national and international conferences and published in peer-reviewed journals.

As a pediatric resident at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson in 2006,  Dr. Seckeler conducted a pilot study funded by a UArizona Sarver Heart Center Investigator Award, under the  mentorship of Scott Klewer, MD, professor, UArizona 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. 

Board Certifications: 
American Board of Pediatrics, 2006
Pediatric Cardiology, 2012
Adult Congenital Heart Disease, 2019
Degrees: 
MSc: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Clinical Research, Department of Public Health, 2011
MD: University of Maryland, Baltimore, 2003
BA: University of Maryland, College Park, 1999
Fellowships: 
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Pediatric Cardiology, 2012
Honors and Awards: 
Castle Connolly Top Doctor, 2019
Fellow, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, 2018
Winner, Case Competition: Between a Rock and a Hard Case, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, 2017
Winner, Best Poster, University of Arizona College of Medicine Medical Education Research Day, 2017
Finalist, Charles S. Kleinman Scientific Scholarship Award, 2015
Platform Presentation, 7th Annual Thomas F. Boat Lectures for Fellow Research, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2013
Fellow, American College of Cardiology, 2013
Winner, American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young Early Career Investigator Award, 2013
Finalist for Pediatric & Adult Interventional Cardiac Symposium Scientific Scholarship Award, 2012
American College of Cardiology Foundation/Bristol-Myers Squibb Travel Award, 2012
Fellow Annual Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Virginia, 2012
University of Virginia Andy Ford Award for contributions to the field of Pediatric Cardiovascular Disease, 2011
National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program Recipient, 2007
Residencies: 
University of Arizona, Tucson, Pediatrics, 2006