Jennifer Davenport, MD
UndergraduateUniversity of Kansas
GraduateUniversity of Kansas School of Medicine
ResidencyMiami Children's Hospital, Pediatrics
- Baylor College of Medicine
- Pediatric Cardiology
- University of California
- Pediatric Interventional Cardiac Cath
- Pediatric Cardiology
Dr. Jennifer Davenport is the Medical Director and Director of Interventional Cardiology at Pediatrix Cardiology Associates of New Mexico. She also coordinates our Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic.
Dr. Davenport received her medical training in some of the top children's hospitals in the country, Miami Children's Hospital for her pediatric residency), Texas Children's Hospital (Baylor) for her pediatric cardiology fellowship, and the University of California, San Francisco, for further interventional cardiology training. She joined our practice after serving as the the Director of Interventional Pediatric Cardiology for the University of California at Davis. Trained in fetal and hybrid interventions, Dr. Davenport has treated a wide range of patients, from a 27-week gestational-age fetus with aortic stenosis to an 87-year old with a perivalvar mitral leak. Having performed hybrid Norwood procedures for neonates with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) and hybrid closures of muscular VSDs, she is experienced with the most cutting edge interventional cardiology techniques in use today. Dr. Davenport performs a variety of procedures including:
- Diagnostic catheterization in neonates to geriatrics to diagnose complex structural heart disease and subtle hemodynamic aberrancies
- Catheter closures of atrial and ventricular septal defects and patent ductus arteriosus, including catheter closure of post-MI [heart attack] VSDs
- Balloon opening of stenotic (narrowed or blocked) valves
- Recannulization (opening) of occluded vessels
- Stents to open vessels such as the pulmonary arteries, aorta, ductus arteriosus and other veins and vessels
- Catheter placement of artificial valves
- Retrieval of intravascular foreign bodies
- Occlusion of collateral vessels
Dr. Davenport joined PCANM at a time when interventional catheter procedures can often be performed on an outpatient basis and are seen as an advantageous, less invasive alternative to surgery for congenital heart disease. Additionally, some catheter interventions can be used in parallel with open-heart surgery to complement and assist surgical procedures.
Outside of work, Dr. Davenport focuses on endurance sports and has completed more than 20 marathons and numerous triathlons. After residing at sea level in temperate areas for the past ten years, she is enjoying the challenge of training at altitude and the many outdoor and winter opportunities life in New Mexico provides.