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Denver Sallee III, MD

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Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine

Pediatric Cardiologist, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

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Denver Sallee III, MD, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine and has been with the Children’s Heart Center since 2002. His clinical focus is on heritable aortic aneurysm conditions as well as non-invasive imaging, including transthoracic echocardiography, fetal echocardiography, cardiac CT, and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMRI). He also provides outpatient and inpatient cardiology consultations at numerous locations throughout the Atlanta area. Since 2011, he has served as the Director of the Aorta and Vascular Program which is a regional referral center for children with aortic aneurysm conditions. From a research standpoint, he is involved in several multicenter studies on heritable aortic aneurysm conditions. Additionally, Dr. Sallee is involved in research using CMRI to better understand vascular pathology in aneurysm conditions.


Dr. Sallee's primary research focus is on participation in multi-center collaborative studies (Montalcino Aortic Consortium, CLARITY) to better understand the causes and prognosis of rare heritable aortic aneurysm conditions in children. Additionally, Dr. Sallee is involved in using cardiac MRI to better understand the characterization of mitral valve function in patients with heritable connective tissue disorders.

Research Areas of Interest

  • Heritable aortic aneurysm conditions
  • Mitral valve prolapse
  • Cardiac MRI


Medical Degree

  • Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT


  • Pediatric Internship & Residency, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH


  • Pediatric Cardiology, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH
  • Advanced Clinical Fellow - Echocardiography, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Advanced Clinical Fellow – Cardiac MRI, Sibley Heart Center, Atlanta, GA

Research Center(s)