William Border, MBChB, MPH
Director, Noninvasive Imaging
Children’s Sibley Heart Center
Education and Training
Medical Degree: University of Cape Town, Cape Town, 1993.
Residency: Pediatrics, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, 1995-1999.
Fellowship: Clinical Cardiology, Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1999-2002. Cardiology Research Fellow, Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2002-2004.
Sub-board of Pediatric Cardiology American Board of Pediatrics
Professional Scientific Societies
•American Heart Association
•Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young
•Pediatric Council Board of the American Society of Echocardiography
•Outstanding Resident Teacher award, Baystate Medical Center, 1998
•Annual award for excellence in teaching in pediatric cardiology, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, 2009, 2010
Areas of Interest
My current primary focus is the utilization of stress echocardiography in the cardiovascular assessment of children with congenital and acquired heart disease. New imaging technologies allow us now to obtain functional information during exercise. By evaluating heart function during stress, it gives us a unique window into the functional reserve properties of the myocardium. We have recently received funding for four studies utilizing this technology. The first study is evaluating the utility of tissue Doppler and strain rate imaging in the assessment of patients with heart failure. Two others involve stress echo in childhood cancer survivors who have received radiation and chemotherapy in the past. The final study is the evaluation of various pacemaker manipulations on exercise performance in patients with complete heart block.