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Emilio Quezada Liuti


  • Associate Professor, Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Cardiologist


Dr. Emilio Quezada is an assistant clinical professor in the division of pediatric cardiology at UCSF. He is trained in pediatric cardiology and advanced imaging including transthoracic, transesophageal and fetal echocardiography. His main focus is outpatient prenatal diagnosis with fetal echocardiography and management of congenital heart disease in the pediatric population. He sees patients in the Fetal Treatment Center and the Monterey outreach prenatal diagnostic center.

Dr. Quezada's priority is to provide compassionate and respectful care to families facing new diagnoses of fetal heart disease. His goal is that families feel informed and empowered while navigating such challenging periods.

Dr. Quezada earned his medical degree from Francisco Marroquin University in Guatemala city. He completed general pediatrics at the University of South Florida and pediatric cardiology at OHSU in Portland, Oregon. He completed a year of advanced non-invasive imaging at UCSF and joined the program in 2016. His research background includes studies of the aorta in Turner syndrome.

Education & Training

  • University of California, San Francisco, CA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Champion Training
  • University of California, San Francisco, CA Non-Invasive Imaging
  • Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR Non-Invasive Imaging
  • Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR Pediatric Cardiology
  • University of South Florida, St. Petersburg - Tampa, FL Pediatrics
  • Universidad Francisco Marroquin, Guatemala Medicine


  • Cohen J, Arya B, Caplan R, Donofrio MT, Ferdman D, Harrington JK, Ho DY, Hogan W, Hornberger LK, Jhaveri S, Killen SAS, Lindblade CL, Michelfelder E, Moon-Grady AJ, Patel S, Quezada E, Ronai C, Sanchez Mejia AA, Schidlow DN, Stiver C, Thakur V, Srivastava S. Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries: Fetal Diagnosis, Associations, and Postnatal Outcome: A Fetal Heart Society Research Collaborative Study. J Am Heart Assoc. 2023 06 06; 12(11):e029706. PubMed
  • Silberbach M, Braverman AC, Prakash SK, Roos-Hesselink JW, Quezada E, Scurlock C. Preventing aortic dissection in Turner syndrome: Who faces the risk? Int J Cardiol. 2023 04 15; 377:44. PubMed
  • Juergensen S, Quezada E, Silverman NH, Gossett JG, Kouretas P, Reddy VM, Hogan W. Breaking the Rules: Left Common Carotid Artery from the Main Pulmonary Artery in an Infant with a Vascular Ring. CASE (Phila). 2021 Oct; 5(5):262-266. PubMed
  • Hogan WJ, Moon-Grady AJ, Zhao Y, Cresalia NM, Nawaytou H, Quezada E, Brook M, McQuillen P, Peyvandi S. Fetal‚ÄČcerebrovascular response to maternal hyperoxygenation in congenital heart disease: effect of cardiac physiology. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2021 05; 57(5):769-775. PubMed
  • Lin Y, Hogan W, Stillwell K, Moore P, Peyvandi S, Amin E, Quezada E. Giant Neonatal Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation: An Imaging and Management Challenge. CASE (Phila). 2020 Dec; 4(6):526-530. PubMed
  • Los E, Quezada E, Chen Z, Lapidus J, Silberbach M. Pilot Study of Blood Pressure in Girls With Turner Syndrome: An Awareness Gap, Clinical Associations, and New Hypotheses. Hypertension. 2016 07; 68(1):133-6. PubMed
  • Quezada E, Lapidus J, Shaughnessy R, Chen Z, Silberbach M. Aortic dimensions in Turner syndrome. Am J Med Genet A. 2015 Nov; 167A(11):2527-32. PubMed
  • Sochet AA, Ayers M, Quezada E, Braley K, Leshko J, Amankwah EK, Quintessenza JA, Jacobs JP, Dadlani G. The importance of small for gestational age in the risk assessment of infants with critical congenital heart disease. Cardiol Young. 2013 Dec; 23(6):896-904. PubMed
  • Quezada E, Gripp KW. Costello syndrome and related disorders. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2007 Dec; 19(6):636-44. PubMed
  • Akins RE, Gratton K, Quezada E, Rutter H, Tsuda T, Soteropoulos P. Gene expression profile of bioreactor-cultured cardiac cells: activation of morphogenetic pathways for tissue engineering. DNA Cell Biol. 2007 Jun; 26(6):425-34. PubMed
  • Derby CD, Kolcz J, Kerins PJ, Duncan DR, Quezada E, Pizarro C. Aristotle score predicts outcome in patients requiring extracorporeal circulatory support following repair of congenital heart disease. ASAIO J. 2007 Jan-Feb; 53(1):82-6. PubMed
  • Vida VL, Gaitan G, Quezada E, Barnoya J, Casta√Īeda AR. Low-dose oral sildenafil for patients with pulmonary hypertension: a cost-effective solution in countries with limited resources. Cardiol Young. 2007 Feb; 17(1):72-7. PubMed
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