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photo Darla B. Hess, MD


Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine


Phone: 814-432-7327

Office: Pennwood Center, Suite 2A 464 Allegheny Boulevard
Franklin, PA 16323
Phone: 814-432-7327
Fax: 814-437-6225
Education and Training
BS, Birmingham Southern College, 1975
MD, Tulane University Medical School, 1979
Internal Medicine Residency, Portsmouth Naval Hospital, 1982
Cardiology Fellowship, San Diego Naval Hospital, 1984
Preceptorship-2weeks Transesophageal Echocardiography, UCSF, 1989
Preceptorship- 2 weeks Fetal Echocardiography, UCSF, 1989
Research Interest
Expanding application of noninvasive testing to specific groups of patients.
Clinical Interest
Providing integrated quality echocardiographic services for all patients.
Educational Interest
Educating all interested in the use and advantages of noninvasive testing.
Selected Publications:
Hess DB, Hess LW. Fetal Echocard. Female Patient. 1996; 21: 17-34.
Hess DB (ed), Hess LW (ed). Fetal Echocardiography. Invited, Norwalk CT (Aug 1998). 1998; Appleton and Lange.
Hess, DB, Weber, KT. Diastolic Dysfunction in the geriatric population. Congestive Heart Failure. 1995; 1(9): 10-14.
Hess DB, Joy S, Underwood M. High Risk Obstetrical patients, Echocardiography and Myocardial Infarction in the critical care unit. Cardiac Ultrasound Today. 2011; 1/2(17).
Hess DB, Winkelmann S, Fraser R, Floyd R. Analgesia and Anesthesia for Labor and Delivery. Manual of Clinical Problems in Obstetrics and Gynecology; Lippincott-Raven. 1997; 5th Edition, Philadelphia.
Reddy HK, Bedi A, Gardi D, Sharma R, Singh K, Brady K, Hess DB. Echo-guided Endomyocardial Biopsy: The Technique, Benefits and Pitfalls. Echo World Congress Korea. 2001.
Singh K, Bedi A, Hess DB, et al. Pathophysiology of Tricuspid Leaflet Dysfunction After Cardiac Transplantation. Poster (XVII World Congress ISHR Canada). 2001.
Ciulla M, Paliotti R, Hess DB, Tjaha E, Campbell SE, Magrini F, Weber KT. Echocardiographic patterns of myocardial fibrosis, in hypertensive patients: endomyocardial biopsy versus ultrasonic tissue characterization. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 1997; 109(8): 657-664.
Hess DB, Moore P, Hess LW. The Role of Sonographyin the Diagnosisand Treatment of Venous and Arterial Disease in Pregnancy. Vascular Ultrasound Today. 2012; 2.