Joseph Kay, MD
Professor, Pediatrics-Cardiology

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Medical School:
  • MD, State University of New York - Buffalo (1994)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, State University of New York System (NY) (1990)
Internship:
  • University of Michigan Program (1995)
Residencies:
  • University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers Program, Chief Resident, Pediatrics (1999)
  • University of Michigan Program, Internal Medicine - Pediatrics (1998)
Fellowships:
  • Duke University Hospital Program, Cardiovascular Disease (2004)
  • Duke University Hospital Program, Pediatric Cardiology (2004)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Cardiology

Professional Titles

  • UC Denver ACHD Program Director

Recognition & Awards

  • Best Doctors, 5230 Magazine (2018)
    ACHD
  • Best Doctors, 5280 Magazine (2017)
    ACHD
  • Best Doctors, 5280 Magazine (2016)
    Best ACHD physician in the Denver Metro area
  • Best Doctors, 5280 Magazine (2015)
    ACHD
  • Best Doctor for Executives, ColoradoBiz Magazine (2012)
    Named Best Congenital Heart Disease Doctor
  • Community Health Champion Award, Colorado Community Health Centers (2011)
    Recognition for starting and co-directing a volunteer cardiology health clinics in the MCPN network for unisured people with cardiac issues
  • Outstanding Cardiology Faculty Award, Adult Cardiology Fellows (2011)
    For dedication to fellow training

Research Interests

My research interests include interventions and outcomes in Adult Congenital Heart Disease.

Publications

  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/34143227
  • Biswas M, Sandhu A, Kay JD, Khanna AD, Collins KK, Sauer WH, Nguyen DT. Patients with bicuspid aortic valves may be associated with infra-hisian conduction disease requiring pacemakers. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2020 May 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32458178
  • Purohit SN, Lee PJ, Strobel AL, Desai AA, Marsala MT, Bull TM, Brieke A, Vargas D, Kay JD, Altman NL. Unusual Case of Acquired Hypoxemia Following Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation. Circ Heart Fail. 2020 Jan;13(1):e006394. PubMed PMID: 31896269
  • Cg S, Rm J, Ad K, E Y, M K, G M, J K. Prevalence of Sleep-Disordered Breathing in a Cohort of Adult Fontan Patients. Pediatr Cardiol. 2020 Oct;41(7):1438-1444. PubMed PMID: 32577770
  • Aboulhosn JA, Hijazi ZM, Kavinsky CJ, McElhinney DB, Asgar AW, Benson LN, Daniels CJ, Ghobrial J, Horlick E, Ing FF, Inglessis I, Kay J, Levi DS. SCAI position statement on adult congenital cardiac interventional training, competencies and organizational recommendations. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2020 Sep 1;96(3):643-650. PubMed PMID: 32272495
  • Deshaies C, Hamilton RM, Shohoudi A, Trottier H, Poirier N, Aboulhosn J, Broberg CS, Cohen S, Cook S, Dore A, Fernandes SM, Fournier A, Kay J, Mondésert B, Mongeon FP, Opotowsky AR, Proietti A, Ting J, Zaidi A, Khairy P. Thromboembolic Risk After Atriopulmonary, Lateral Tunnel, and Extracardiac Conduit Fontan Surgery. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019 Aug 27;74(8):1071-1081. PubMed PMID: 31439217
  • Khanna AD, Duca LM, Kay JD, Shore J, Kelly SL, Crume T. Prevalence of Mental Illness in Adolescents and Adults With Congenital Heart Disease from the Colorado Congenital Heart Defect Surveillance System. Am J Cardiol. 2019 Aug 15;124(4):618-626. PubMed PMID: 31303246
  • Yang J, Brunnquell M, Liang JJ, Callans DJ, Garcia FC, Lin D, Frankel DS, Kay J, Marchlinski FE, Tzou W, Sauer WH, Liu B, Ruckdeschel ES, Collins K, Santangeli P, Nguyen DT. Long term follow-up after ventricular tachycardia ablation in patients with congenital heart disease. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2019 Sep;30(9):1560-1568. PubMed PMID: 31111602
  • Liang JJ, Frankel DS, Parikh V, Lakkireddy D, Mohanty S, Burkhardt JD, Natale A, Szilagyi J, Gerstenfeld EP, Moore JP, Collins KK, Kay JD, Santangeli P, Marchlinski FE, Sauer WH, Nguyen DT. Safety and outcomes of catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation in adults with congenital heart disease: A multicenter registry study. Heart Rhythm. 2019 Jun;16(6):846-852. PubMed PMID: 30593868
  • Morgan GJ, Sadeghi S, Salem MM, Wilson N, Kay J, Rothman A, Galindo A, Martin MH, Gray R, Ross M, Aboulhosn JA, Levi DS. SAPIEN valve for percutaneous transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement without "pre-stenting": A multi-institutional experience. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2019 Feb 1;93(2):324-329. PubMed PMID: 30351525
  • Liang JJ, Frankel DS, Parikh V, Lakkireddy D, Mohanty S, Burkhardt JD, Natale A, Szilagyi J, Gerstenfeld EP, Moore JP, Collins KK, Kay JD, Santangeli P, Marchlinski FE, Sauer WH, Nguyen DT. Safety and Outcomes of Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease: A Multicenter Registry Study. Heart Rhythm. 2018 Dec 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30593868
  • Morgan GJ, Sadeghi S, Salem MM, Wilson N, Kay J, Rothman A, Galindo A, Martin MH, Gray R, Ross M, Aboulhosn JA, Levi DS. SAPIEN valve for percutaneous transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement without "pre-stenting": A multi-institutional experience. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2018 Oct 23. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30351525
  • Sandhu A, Ruckdeschel E, Sauer WH, Collins KK, Kay JD, Khanna A, Jaggers J, Campbell D, Mitchell M, Nguyen DT. Perioperative electrophysiology study in patients with tetralogy of Fallot undergoing pulmonary valve replacement will identify those at high risk of subsequent ventricular tachycardia. Heart Rhythm. 2018 May;15(5):679-685. PubMed PMID: 29330130
  • Mandell MS, Kay J. High-Sensitivity Troponins in Liver Transplantation: How Will They Change Our Practice?. Transplantation. 2018 May;102(5):716-717. PubMed PMID: 29329186
  • Sandhu A, Ruckdeschel E, Sauer WH, Collins KK, Kay JD, Khanna A, Jaggers J, Campbell D, Mitchell M, Nguyen DT. Perioperative electrophysiology study in patients with tetralogy of Fallot undergoing pulmonary valve replacement will identify those at high risk of subsequent ventricular tachycardia. Heart Rhythm. 2018 May;15(5):679-685. PubMed PMID: 29330130
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Professional Memberships

  • American College of Cardiology, Fellow

Practice Locations

UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

UCHealth Adult Congenital Heart Disease - Anschutz
12505 E. 16th Ave
Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion 2, 3rd floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-5300

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pediatric Cardiology, Board Certification (2004)
  • Internal Medicine, Board Certification (2006)
  • Cardiovascular Disease, Board Certification (2003)
  • Cardiology, Board Certification (2003)
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Board Certification (2006)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Heart and Circulation
  • Heart and Circulation - Congenital Heart Disease
  • Heart and Circulation - Heart Valve Diseases
  • Heart and Circulation - Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Clinical Interests
I am interested in interventional therapies for congenital heart disease; Pediatric and Adult Congenital Heart Disease; Valvular Heart Disease and General Cardiology.

Personal Interests
I became interested in caring for adults with congenital heart disease during my combined internal medicine and pediatric residency in the 1990's when I realized there was a large void in providers specifically trained to understand their complex congenital cardiac issues, but evolving adult medical issues. I am particularly interested in the difficult transition period for adolescents and young adults with congenital heart disease, hoping to create a system here with my colleagues making it as smooth and seamless as possible (I know we still have a lot of work to do). Personally I consider myself spiritual and or religious, but feel strongly that no one religion has it all right, and we need to support everyone's personal belief system the best we can. Only then can we care of the individual physically and emotionally. I feel that our Adult congenital heart disease program is the best in the mountain region, if not the country, not because of me or any individual, but our entire team, drawing on the strengths working collaboratively , drawing from the strengths of 2 great hospital systems, and all they have to offer.

Volunteer Activities
Volunteer cardiology clinic partnering with Metro Community Provider Network 2Heart Board of director (Non-profit designed to help adolescents with congenital heart disease deal with being adolescents with congenital heart disease)

Public Speaking
Yes
The evolving training and field of Adult Congenital Heart Disease

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, State University of New York - Buffalo (1994)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, State University of New York System (NY) (1990)
Internships:
  • University of Michigan Program (1995)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers Program, Chief Resident, Pediatrics (1999)
  • University of Michigan Program, Internal Medicine - Pediatrics (1998)
Fellowships:
  • Duke University Hospital Program, Cardiovascular Disease (2004)
  • Duke University Hospital Program, Pediatric Cardiology (2004)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Cardiology
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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