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    Derek Obayashi

    Derek Obayashi, M.D., FAAP, FACC

    Pediatric Cardiology

    (Board certified in Pediatrics & Pediatric cardiology)
    Accepting new patients

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    San Carlos Center
    301 Industrial Road
    Level 1
    San Carlos, California 94070
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    (650) 596-4000 
    Palo Alto Center
    795 El Camino Real
    Lee Building, Level 1
    Palo Alto, California 94301
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    (650) 853-2992 
    Dublin Center
    4050 Dublin Boulevard
    2nd Floor
    Dublin, California 94568
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    (650) 875-6100 
    Fremont Center
    3200 Kearney Street
    Building 1, 1st Floor
    Fremont, California 94538
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    (510) 490-1222 

    Professional Interests

    Pediatric Cardiology
    Arrhythmia, Cardiomyopathy, Cardiovascular conditioning, Congenital and acquired heart disease, Congenital heart defect surgery, Echocardiogram, Exercise testing, Fetal cardiology, Fetal echocardiography, Heart failure, Holter monitor, Kawasaki disease, Lipid management, Marfan syndrome, Neonatal cardiology,
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    Community Activities

    Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and American College of Cardiology. Active advocate in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. lobbying to protect health care (Medicaid and S-CHIP) for underserved children. Founded and developed A BLAST (A Bear Loves All Sick Toddlers), a program providing children undergoing heart procedures with a teddy bear and stethoscope to enable role reversal and assist in coping with fear of treatment.


    Punn R, Obayashi DY, Olson I, Kazmucha J, DePucci A, Hurley, MP, Chin C. Supine exercise echocardiographic measures of systolic and diastolic function in children. J Am Soc Echocardiog 2012:25(7):773-81.

    Obayashi DY, Yeh J, Silverman NH, Hanley FL. Pulmonary artery translocation in asymptomatic siblings with anomalous coronary arteries from the opposite sinus of Valsalva. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2010;140(6):1430-2.

    Schepkin VD, Choy IO, Budinger TF, Obayashi DY, Taylor S, DeCampli WM, Amartur S, Young JN. Sodium TQF NMR and intracellular Na in isolated crystalloid perfused rat heart. Magn Reson Med 1998;557-63.

    Young JN, Choy IO, Silva NK, Obayashi DY, Barken HE. Blood cardioplegia is not demonstrably advantageous over crystalloid cardioplegia in pediatric cardiac surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 1997;114:1002-9.

    Choy IO, Schepkin VD, Budinger TF, Obayashi DY, Young JN, DeCampli WM. Effects of specific sodium/hydrogen exchange inhibitor during cardioplegic arrest. Ann Thorac Surg 1997; 64:94-9.

    Wanna FS, Obayashi DY, Young JN, DeCampli WM. Simultaneous manipulation of the nitric oxide and the prostenoid pathways reduces myocardial reperfusion injury. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 1995;110:1054-62.

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